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Help us change lives through cutting-edge medical research and health care innovations

Working together across disciplines, Geisel and Dartmouth-Hitchcock investigators are turning bold ideas into new approaches to patient care. Our discoveries are improving health and health care locally, nationally, and internationally.

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We’re creating a seamless biomedical research enterprise that spans Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Geisel, and Dartmouth College. Patients will benefit from the passion and expertise of investigators and clinicians from many disciplines working together.”

Steven L. Bernstein, MD
Chief Research Officer, Dartmouth-Hitchcock; Associate Dean of Clinical Research, Geisel; Director, C. Everett Koop Institute at Geisel
Steven L. Bernstein, MD, Chief Research Officer, Dartmouth-Hitchcock; Associate Dean of Clinical Research, Geisel

A Hub for High-Impact Science

Geisel’s Lung Biology Center brings together more than 200 scientists, physicians, and trainees to advance the understanding and treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF) and other chronic lung diseases. Discoveries made by our center have led to new medications and treatments. A quality improvement initiative begun here increased the life expectancy of people living with CF by at least five years.

A young investigator sits in front of a microscope with his mentor by his side.

Stopping Diseases Before They Start

At Geisel’s Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Center, investigators are working to reduce the occurrence of common chronic diseases, including cancer, autism, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, asthma, and allergies. Their work revealed that exposure to arsenic through baby foods and contaminated water negatively impacts fetal development, which led to new federal and New Hampshire-state guidelines.

Amy Gubbins with sons (left to right) Noah and Zachary.

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