Connecting Alumni, Donors & Friends

The UVM Foundation’s Office of Medical Development and Alumni Relations has as its mission to grow support for the people and programs of The Larner College of Medicine, and to serve as a resource for alumni and friends, helping to keep them connected to the College, its mission and to each other.

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In Memoriam - Dr. Jerold Lucey

Dr. Jerold Lucey, Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics at the Larner College of Medicine, passed away on December 10, 2017. He served the Department of Pediatrics from 1956 until his retirement in 2010. Lewis First, M.D., Chair of the Department, relates that "during that time, his contributions to our Department, the College of Medicine, and the field of Neonatology were monumental and resulted in millions of preterm infants not just surviving but thriving."

Dr. Lucey founded the neonatal unit at what is now the University of Vermont Medical Center in the early 1960s. His research and cutting-edge medical discoveries include the use of phototherapy to treat infants with jaundice, transcutaneous oxygen monitoring in the United States, bovine surfactant trials, and more. Dr. Lucey established the Vermont Oxford Neonatal Network of NICUs, beginning with about 30 hospitals. Today, 1000 centers provide data and information to the network.

He was a mentor to generations of medical students and physicians, and will be profoundly missed. You may read his full obituary here. Our thoughts are with Dr. Lucey's family and friends.

A remembrance will be held in Spring 2018. Memorial contributions in Jerry's memory may be made to the UVM Foundation, 411 Main Street, Burlington, VT 05401, to support the Jerold F. Lucey, MD Visiting Professorship for Innovations in Neonatology at the University of Vermont. Gifts can be made at this page. If you wish to share your memories of Dr. Lucey, you may email our office at this address.

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Alumni Stories

The experiences of our alumni at the Larner College of Medicine extend well beyond the lecture halls, and we are making an effort to capture those stories. Several alumni have already shared stories - funny, heartwarming, and sometimes embarrassing, and we'd love to hear yours!

Read the stories here, and click here to send us an email to share your own story of your time in Burlington.



Stay Connected

Stay connected to your classmates and the College! The Larner College of Medicine graduates are this College's most significant contribution to the world of medicine and science. The College is proud of its alumni and dedicated to helping them stay connected to UVM and to each other.

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Reunion 2017


Save the Date! Reunion 2018 takes place June 8-11, 2018 on the UVM campus. We hope to see you there!