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Kudos

Recognition for Dartmouth faculty, staff, and students
Ellen Arnold

Ellen Arnold, associate general counsel for Dartmouth, has been elected president of the New Hampshire Bar Association (NHBA). As is customary, Arnold's election was preceded by one year of service as vice president and one year as president-elect. During her term,  Arnold, as head of the Board of Governors, will lead the NHBA in providing a variety of services and programs to support  the 6,000  New Hampshire attorneys and judges who comprise the association's membership.

Marie Bakitas, an assistant professor in the departments of anesthesiology and medicine at Dartmouth Medical School (DMS), has received a Junior Career Development Award from the National Palliative Care Research Center (NPCRC). Bakitas's project will look at how women with metastatic breast cancer make treatment and care decisions and determine which decision support approaches promote informed, patient-centered choice during the illness. Bakitas will work closely on this project with her mentor Hilary Llewellyn-Thomas, co-director of the Center for Informed Choice at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and a professor of community and family medicine at DMS.

Cords

The Dartmouth Cords, an all-male a cappella group, performed the national anthem at Citizen's Bank Park in Philadelphia, Penn., at the Boston Red Sox-Philadelphia Phillies game on Tuesday, June 17. The event was extra special for the Cords as current members were joined by several alumni. This is the second consecutive year the Cords have been invited to sing the national anthem at a major sporting event. In 2007, they sang in legendary Fenway Park at the Red Sox-Colorado Rockies game.

The PBS program NOVA scienceNOW will feature Hany Farid, the David T. McLaughlin Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, in a June 25 episode. The segment with Farid highlights his work in digital forensics determining whether digital images have been manipulated. Check local listings for time of broadcast, or view the program online starting June 26: www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow.

Laura Ray, Eugene Santos Jr., and Joseph Rosen, all affiliated with Thayer School of Engineering, have been awarded research grants from the Department of Defense under the Defense Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, also known as DEPSCoR. Ray, associate professor of engineering, with funding from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, will employ wireless sensor networks to develop and test a theory that could improve the interpretation of sound by humans in remote or battlefield environments. Santos, professor of engineering, and Rosen, adjunct associate professor of engineering and an associate professor of surgery and of radiology at Dartmouth Medical School, received funding from the Office of Naval Research to develop advanced cognitive-based communication protocol for medical teams to improve decision making and problem solving in trauma environments.

 

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Last Updated: 12/17/08