Community Spotlight

  • SAMHSA Grant Aims to Fight Opioid Epidemic through Expansion of Rapid-Access MAT
    June 4, 2019
    The state’s three University of Vermont (UVM) Health Network hospitals are expanding access to treatment for patients with opioid use disorder with the support of a $1.5 million federal grant. The grant will support expansion of a program to offer rapid access to Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), such as buprenorphine, for opioid use disorder in the hospitals’ emergency departments.
  • UVM Part of NIH Study of Rural South's Health & Longevity Challenges
    May 22, 2019
    In an effort to understand why some people born in rural communities in the South live shorter and less healthy lives than their counterparts elsewhere in the same counties as well as across the country, researchers from the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont at 11 other institutions will be participating in a new longitudinal cohort study aimed at combating this issue - the Risk Underlying Rural Areas Longitudinal Study (RURAL) .
  • UVM & Dept. of Health Seek Young Vermonters’ Feedback on Substance Use Policies
    May 22, 2019
  • Community Medical School on Public Health Impact of Vaping Draws 100+ Attendees
    March 22, 2019
    The Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont and UVM Medical Center are hosting a Community Medical School lecture by Associate Professor of Psychiatry Andrea Villanti, M.P.H., Ph.D., titled “Vaping, Juuling, and E-Cigarettes: Public Health Implications” on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 6 p.m. in Carpenter Auditorium in the Given Building at the College of Medicine.
  • VT Lung Center Marks 20 Years as ALA Airways Clinical Research Network Member
    March 6, 2019
    Twenty years ago, a small local chapter of the American Lung Association took on the daring task of bringing an Airways Clinical Research Center (ACRC) to Vermont. On February 28, clinicians, patients, donors, staff and board members gathered to celebrate two decades of lung disease treatment research in the only ACRC in a rural area - the Vermont Lung Center at UVM's ACRC, part of the nation’s largest not-for-profit network of clinical research centers dedicated to asthma and COPD treatment.
  • Hudson Headwaters LIC Students Present Community Projects
    February 26, 2019
    Dozens of preceptors, as well as leaders and staff from the Larner College of Medicine and its Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC) partner Hudson Headwaters Health Network (HHHN), gathered at the historic Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls, N.Y. for dinner and community project presentations by Class of 2020 medical students Dylon Gookin, Isabella Kratzer, Chad Serels and Collin York on February 20.
  • Cultural Awareness Event Explores Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Approaches
    February 25, 2019
    The 18th annual Cultural Awareness Conference at the University of Vermont on February 20, 2019 focused on “Opioid Use Disorder: What is Our Role in Building a Humanistic Response?”
  • Suresh Garimella to Become Next University of Vermont President
    February 22, 2019
    The University of Vermont Board of Trustees announced today that Suresh Garimella, Ph.D., will become the University’s 27th president. His appointment will be effective July 1, 2019.
  • Class of '21 Hosts Public Health Projects Poster Session
    January 23, 2019
    Now 15 years old, the Public Health Projects course at the University of Vermont’s Larner College of Medicine has yielded well over 200 projects in partnership with the United Way of Northwest Vermont, dozens of community collaborators and more than 100 professional publications. On January 23, members of the Class of 2021 showcased their work at a Poster Session & Community Celebration.
  • College Hosts UVM MLK Health Equity Lecture
    January 10, 2019
    UVM's 2019 MLK Celebration and Learning Series included a Health Equity Lecture at the College of Medicine featuring Herman A. Taylor, Jr., M.D., director, Cardiovascular Research Institute, at the Morehouse School of Medicine, on January 23.