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The Force Awakens

The Force Awakens

Every year thousands of college students embark on spring break service trips. As an undergraduate, Juliana Ortego admired their good intentions, but she wanted to implement a program that would bring long-lasting change. In 2009, the history and Spanish major cofounded La Fuerza para el Futuro (Force for the Future), an intensive leadership development camp for youths staffed by members of the Dartmouth community in a remote and impoverished area of northeast Honduras.
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Reducing the Burden of Cancer Through Research, Education, and Collaboration

Reducing the Burden of Cancer Through Research, Education, and Collaboration

One day back in 2011, while riding in a truck on a hot, dusty road in rural Honduras,Linda Kennedy, MEd, associate director of community affairs at Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center, turned to colleague Greg Tsongalis, PhD, who'd been unusually quiet, and asked, "So, have you come up with a scientific question yet?"
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Cervical Cancer: Screening, Education, Hope

Cervical Cancer: Screening, Education, Hope

NCCC physicians and researchers brought information and hope to the rural village women. The data they brought back to their labs for complex analysis will provide Honduran physicians information they need to create a comprehensive national plan to fight cervical cancer in Honduras.
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Norwich Man Steps Back, But Works Go On in Honduras

Norwich Man Steps Back, But Works Go On in Honduras

Several years ago, Peter Mason attended a speech given by Dr. Paul Farmer, the co-founder, along with former Dartmouth President Jim Yong Kim, of the international health organization Partners in Health.