Reunion Schedule of Events

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Friday, June 2

9:30 am – 6:45 pm

Reunion Registration Headquarters & Hospitality Room

Evans Conference Room, HSRF 200

When you arrive on campus, make your first stop the Reunion Registration Headquarters & Hospitality Room to pick up your reunion tote bag, registration materials, name tags, and mementos. Browse through a display of your yearbooks and graduation photos, email and meet other alumni and family members. Get reacquainted with the medical campus by taking a self-guided tour of the college. Complimentary refreshments served.

10:00 am – 11:30 am

Investiture Ceremony

Hoehl Gallery, HSRF 100

The University of Vermont Foundation and President Tom Sullivan request the honor of your presence at the investiture of Kennith Sartorelli, M.D. ’87, Division Chief, Pediatric Surgery, as the Green & Gold Professor of Pediatric Surgery. Reception to follow.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

A Career in Global Health: from Bangladesh to Zambia–A Larner Leadership Discussion

Sullivan Classroom, MED ED 200

Davidson H. Hamer, M.D. ’87, Professor of Global Health and Medicine, Boston University Schools of Public Health and Medicine and recipient of a UVM Medical Alumni Association 2017 Distinguished Academic Achievement Award will share his experiences in global health and how the Larner College of Medicine prepared him for that role. 

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm 

Class of 1967: 50th Reunion Welcome Lunch 

Reardon Classroom, MED ED 300 

A welcome lunch for the Class of 1967 to kick off your “Golden” Reunion celebration. Following lunch, join your classmates, fellow alumni and friends for the 50th Reunion Medallion Ceremony in the Hoehl Gallery hosted by Dean Morin.

2:15 pm-3:00 pm 

50th Reunion Medallion Ceremony 

Hoehl Gallery, HSRF 100 

Dean Morin invites all alumni to join him in welcoming back to campus the 50th Reunion Class of 1967 at this special medallion ceremony. Refreshments served.

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm 

Self-Guided Tours of the College 

Evans Conference Room, HSRF 200 

Explore the expanding Larner College of Medicine to see how things have changed. Pick up your self-guided tour brochure at Registration. 

3:00 – 4:00 pm 

Tour the Clinical Simulation Laboratory  

Evans Conference Room, HSRF 200

The Clinical Simulation Laboratory is a simulation-based educational collaboration among the Larner College of Medicine, UVM Nursing and Health Sciences, and UVM Medical Center. It is a hands-on active learning center serving those just beginning their medical career as well as established physicians. On this multi-stationed tour you’ll have the opportunity to test your skills in our task trainer room as well as see the latest in virtual reality surgical training. 

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm 

Medical Student-Led Tour of the College

Evans Conference Room, HSRF 200

Go on a walking tour of the Larner College of Medicine with current medical students who will point out the highlights as well as discuss what it is like to be a medical student today.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm 

Guided tour of the UVM Medical Center 

Evans Conference Room, HSRF 200

Go on a walking tour of the hospital with current medical students who will point out the highlights and new facilities as well as discuss what it is like to work and learn there today.

5:15 pm – 6:45 pm 

Celebration of Achievements Awards Ceremony 

Davis Auditorium, UVM Medical Center

Dean Morin and alumni leaders will honor recipients of the 2017 Medical Alumni Association Awards and offer special recognition to the Golden Reunion Class of 1967. Plus a check for the total amount raised by all the Reunion classes will be presented to the Dean. Join the celebration. All are invited!  

6:45 pm – 8:45 pm

Welcome Reception for All Reunion Classes

Hoehl Gallery, HSRF 100 and the Courtyard at Given 

Reconnect with your classmates, faculty and award recipients during this festive gathering. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and local entertainment! Business attire.

Saturday, June 3

8:00 am – 5:00 pm    

Reunion Registration Headquarters & Hospitality Room 

Evans Conference Room, HSRF 200

Alumni are encouraged to use this conference room as a “drop in” place to meet other alumni and family members throughout the day, check email, and relax. Complimentary refreshments served.

8:30 am – 9:45 am 

Continental Breakfast with Current Students and Faculty 

Hoehl Gallery, HSRF 100

Start your morning right and feel like a student again at this informal continental breakfast. Mingle with current students and catch up with some of your favorite faculty.

9:00 am – 4:00 pm 

Self-Guided Tours of the College  

Evans Conference Room, HSRF 200 

Explore the expanding Larner College of Medicine to see how things have changed. Pick up your self-guided tour brochure at Registration. 

9:00 am – 10:00 am 

Tour the Clinical Simulation Laboratory  

Evans Conference Room, HSRF 200

The Clinical Simulation Laboratory is a simulation-based educational collaboration among the Larner College of Medicine, UVM Nursing and Health Sciences, and UVM Medical Center. It is a hands-on active learning center serving those just beginning their medical career as well as the established physician.   On this multi-stationed tour you’ll have the opportunity to test your skills in our task trainer room as well as see the latest in virtual reality surgical training. 

9:15 am – 10:15 am 

Medical Student-Led Tour of the College

Evans Conference Room, HSRF 200 

Go on a walking tour of the Larner College of Medicine with current medical students who will point out the highlights as well as discuss what it is like to be a medical student today.

10:15 am – 11:15 am 

Medical Education Today: A Look Ahead 

The Larner Classroom,
Medical Education Center 

Hosted by Dean Morin, Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education William Jeffries, Ph.D., and Larner Professor of Medical Education Kathryn Huggett Ph.D. Learn why the Larner College of Medicine is receiving national recognition for its innovations in medical education and in ensuring success for our medical students and our teaching faculty. What exactly is “active” and “team-based” learning and how is it impacting our curriculum?

11:30 am – 12:30 pm 

U.S. Health Care Delivery: A Discussion

Davis Auditorium, UVM Medical Center

Join us for a discussion of the dynamic healthcare payment model landscape with invited alumni speakers Richard E. Wild, M.D. ’77 and Steve Leffler, M.D. ’90. Dr. Wild is Chief Medical Officer, Atlanta Regional Office of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and will share his knowledge of CMS Medicare value-based purchasing under MACRA, quality payment programs, and alternative payment models. Dr. Leffler is the Chief Medical Officer at the UVM Medical Center, Professor of Surgery, Larner College of Medicine, and Medical Director of the Emergency Room and brings to the discussion his in-depth knowledge of the current all-payer model of the UVM Health Network.

12:30 pm– 2:00 pm 

Medical Alumni Picnic 

UVM Alumni House
61 Summit Street, Burlington VT

All alumni and their families are invited to enjoy a family picnic under the tent in front of the new UVM Alumni House in the company of classmates, friends, faculty and students. Face painting, a photo booth and music will keep the kids entertained. Plus take a tour of the new Alumni House to learn about its rich history, view a special collection of photographs on display by the late Herbert Durfee MD ’48 and see how the UVM Alumni House is the new home for all returning medical alumni.

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm 

Nostalgia Hour hosted by John Tampas, M.D. ’54 and James Hebert, M.D. ’77

UVM Alumni House Pavilion 

Each year, we invite alumni to share the stories that made their medical school experiences unforgettable. Sometimes the stories are academic, other times they’re “extra-curricular,”
but they always remind us that our community is one-of-a-kind. Whether your story is about a well-loved faculty member or that time you and your friends were stuck in a snowstorm, we want to hear it! Submit your story here, then share it with your friends and classmates at this event. 

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm 

The Best of Grand Rounds: Highlighting the College’s Nationally Recognized Research 

Sullivan Classroom,
Medical Education Center 200

The Dengue Fever Vaccine: How It Can Help Us Protect Against the Zika Virus. Join Sean Diehl,
Ph.D. ’03, Assistant Professor of Medicine – Infectious Disease, and Kristen Pierce, M.D. ’02, Associate Professor of Medicine – Infectious Disease, as they discuss their work as researchers in UVM’s Vaccine Testing Center (VTC). The VTC has conducted clinical research integral to the National Institutes of Health’s development of a dengue fever vaccine, and Drs. Diehl and Pierce are excited to share with you their recent work developing a vaccine for Zika virus.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm 

Tour the Clinical Simulation Laboratory  

Evans Conference Room, HSRF 200

The Clinical Simulation Laboratory is a simulation-based educational collaboration among the Larner College of Medicine, UVM Nursing and Health Sciences, and UVM Medical Center. It is a hands-on active learning center serving those just beginning their medical career as well as the established physician. On this multi-stationed tour you’ll have the opportunity to test your skills in our task trainer room as well as see the latest in virtual reality surgical training. 

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm 

Guided tour of the UVM Medical Center

Evans Conference Room, HSRF 200

Go on a walking tour of the hospital with current medical students who will point out the highlights and new facilities at the UVM Medical Center as well as discuss what it is like to work and learn there today.

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm 

Nursing Alumni Reception 

Larner Classroom

Join fellow UVM Nursing Alumni, Mary Fletcher School of Nursing Alumni, and nursing leadership for a reception to get an update on how UVM is educating the next generation of nursing professionals. View archives, connect, reminisce and celebrate together in our state-of-the art technological classroom. 

Hosted by Dr. Rosemary Dale, Chair and Clinical Professor, UVM Department of Nursing and Dr. Kate Fitzpatrick, Chief Nursing Officer, UVM Medical Center. 

Individual Class Dinners & Receptions 

5:00 pm 

Class of 1972 45th Reunion Barbecue

The Mogan’s Home
36 Lindhaus Road, Stowe, VT

6:30 pm 

“Green & Gold” Classes: 1962, 1957, 1952 & 1947 Dinner

UVM Alumni House
61 Summit Street, Burlington, VT

6:30 pm

Class of 1967 50th Reunion Dinner 

UVM Alumni House,
61 Summit Street, Burlington, VT

6:30 pm

Class of 1977 40th Reunion Dinner 

UVM Alumni House
61 Summit Street, Burlington, VT

6:30 pm

Class of 1982 35th Reunion Gathering 

Home of Diane Rippa and David Rome
179 Chapin Road, Essex Junction, VT

6:30 pm 

Class of 1992 25th Reunion Dinner 

UVM Alumni House
61 Summit Street, Burlington, VT

7:00 pm

Classes of 1987 and 1997 Reunion Dinner 

Courtyard Burlington Harbor Hotel, 25 Cherry Street, Burlington, VT

Sunday, June 4

10:00 am – 12:00 pm 

Class of 1967 50th Reunion Brunch 

Mimi Reardon’s home
2320 Oak Hill Road, Williston, VT

10:00 am – 12:00 pm 

Celebration Brunch for the 25th and 40th Reunion Classes, Class Agents, Award recipients, and Green & Gold Alumni 

Burlington Country Club
568 South Prospect Street
Burlington, VT

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm 

UVM Alumni House Tours

UVM Alumni House
61 Summit Street, Burlington VT

The UVM Alumni House opened in September 2016 and the Larner College of Medicine is well represented in the structure thanks to more than 30 dual-degree alumni who contributed to naming a space in the new venue. We hope you will enjoy the space over Reunion weekend and take a tour to learn about its rich history. Be sure to view an exhibit of photographs by the late Herbert Durfee, M.D. ’48 that we know you will enjoy.