A special interactive conversation where you can ask trusted professionals any questions you have about COVID-19 and vaccines.

Join us as we hear from several Dartmouth alumnae doctors on their experiences with managing the COVID-19 pandemic and their outlook for the future. We are proud to note that two of the panelists are members of the Native American community.

This educational panel will address issues such as the COVID-19 variants, vaccine dynamics, and the benefits of Vitamin D.


  • Dr. Lori Arviso-Alvord '79 - General Surgeon and Chief of Staff at Astria Health. She is also the first Navajo surgeon and author of The Scalpel and the Silver Bear
  • Dr. LaWanda Jim '97 - Chair, Department of Internal Medicine at Northern Navajo Medical Center

Academic Advisor

  • Dr. Mardi Crane-Godreau Geisel ’04 - former Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth


  • Michelle Dauphinais-Echols ’93 - Co-president of Native American Alumni Association of Dartmouth (NAAAD)
  • Christine Benally Peranteau ’06 - Co-Chair of Women of Dartmouth Outreach Committee and member of Native American Alumni Association of Dartmouth (NAAAD)

This session will be interactive where participants can submit questions in advance, or live during the event.

Zoom details to be provided after registration.