Geisel Polar Plunge 2014

Health Equity Student Fellowship Fund

  • Geisel students Di Deng, Chengetai Mahomva, Marie Onakomaiya, and Peace Eneh walk to Occom Pond to brave the icy waters and support their classmates.Geisel students Di Deng, Chengetai Mahomva, Marie Onakomaiya, and Peace Eneh walk to Occom Pond to brave the icy waters and support their classmates.
  • Elliott Fisher, Geisel Professor of Medicine and Director of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, invited his brother and Tuck School of Business faculty member Peter Fisher to join him for a Polar Plunge Elliott Fisher, Geisel Professor of Medicine and Director of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, invited his brother and Tuck School of Business faculty member Peter Fisher to join him for a Polar Plunge "swim."
  • Geisel Associate Dean for Global Health and Professor of Medicine Lisa Adams participated in the Plunge with students to support health equity. Front Row (L to R): Chengetai Mahomva , Lisa Adams, Megan Rose LaPorte, Tara Kedia. Back Row (L to R): David Crockett, Sarah Kleinschmidt.Geisel Associate Dean for Global Health and Professor of Medicine Lisa Adams participated in the Plunge with students to support health equity. Front Row (L to R): Chengetai Mahomva , Lisa Adams, Megan Rose LaPorte, Tara Kedia. Back Row (L to R): David Crockett, Sarah Kleinschmidt.
  • First-year medical student Jennifer Fleischer signs the requisite waiver before taking the plunge into Occom Pond. First-year medical student Jennifer Fleischer signs the requisite waiver before taking the plunge into Occom Pond.
  • Elliott Fisher, Director of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice at Geisel, plunges into Occom Pond to support the Center for Health Equity.Elliott Fisher, Director of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice at Geisel, plunges into Occom Pond to support the Center for Health Equity.
  • Mark Notestine, Associate Vice President for Geisel/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Joint Development and Associate Dean for Advancement, participated in this year's Polar Plunge to do whatever it takes--including swimming through icy waters--to help raise money for student opportunities in health equity.Mark Notestine, Associate Vice President for Geisel/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Joint Development and Associate Dean for Advancement, participated in this year's Polar Plunge to do whatever it takes--including swimming through icy waters--to help raise money for student opportunities in health equity.
  • Geisel students Emi Manuia and Katie Stephenson dive into Occom Pond with spectacular energy and form.Geisel students Emi Manuia and Katie Stephenson dive into Occom Pond with spectacular energy and form.
  • Geisel students gather for an iconic photo in front of Occom Pond in support of health equity after a successful 2nd Annual Polar Plunge.Geisel students gather for an iconic photo in front of Occom Pond in support of health equity after a successful 2nd Annual Polar Plunge.

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On Friday, February 7, 50 Geisel students, faculty and staff braved the icy waters of Occom Pond for the 2nd Annual Geisel Polar Plunge for Health Equity, with the goal to raise funds to support Geisel students and their pursuit of valuable experiences serving local and global communities. 

"The anticipation is the worst part and hitting the water is a bit of a shock, but this is about doing something for a greater cause," says Lisa Adams, director of the Center for Health Equity and the associate dean for global health at Geisel, a two-time participant in the plunge.

“Everybody that we are working for—our students, partner communities, and our international partners—deserve everything we can to do make our programs as strong as possible, and that requires resources," Adams says. "If acquiring resources means that I have to jump into the water, then I'll do it!"

If you would like to support Dartmouth student opportunities in underserved communities, please donate to the Geisel Health Equity Student Fellowship Fund

Thank you to the brave members of the Geisel community who took on this frosty challenge for health equity!

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