September 26, 2011
John “Launny” Steffens, Founder and Managing Partner of Spring Mountain Capital, LP, an investment management firm that focuses on alternative asset investing, was recently appointed to the Dartmouth Medical School Board of Overseers. Steffens’ nomination was approved by the Dartmouth College Board of Trustees, and his three-year term becomes effective October 1, 2011. Steffens and his wife Louise have been generous supporters of Dartmouth College and its programs for many years and have been members of the President’s Leadership Council since 1998.
In addition to numerous other philanthropic interests, Steffens created the John L. Steffens Endowment in International Health at the Medical School. The foundation strongly supported the Section of Infectious Disease and International Health at the Medical School and Dartmouth-Hitchcock to support efforts in international health, focused at that time on the DARDAR project in Tanzania, Africa. Steffens also has a strong interest in aging research and is the National Chairman Emeritus of the Alliance for Aging Research.
Steffens will hold an important leadership role as a member of the Board at Dartmouth Medical School, which occupies a distinctive place in American medical education. One of the nation's first medical schools, today it is highly regarded for its emphasis on innovation, education, and leadership. The School melds the resources of an Ivy League institution and a world class academic health care system to provide outstanding education, service and research, including centers such as The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice (TDI). The Medical School has a close association with Dartmouth-Hitchcock, a national leader in evidence-based and patient-centered health care. The system includes hundreds of physicians, specialists, and other providers who work together at different locations to meet the health care needs of patients in northern New England.
Contact: Mark Notestine
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