Community Spotlight

  • 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.
  • Landmark ABCD Study Completes Enrollment, Provides Data Access
    December 3, 2018
    The NIH announced December 3, 2018 that enrollment for the landmark Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study is now complete and, in early 2019, scientists will have access to baseline data from all ABCD Study participants. There are over 11,874 youth, ages 9-10, participating in the study at 21 research sites around the country, including the University of Vermont (UVM).
  • What's New with the Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship?
    November 14, 2018
    Eight students from the Larner College of Medicine at UVM have been selected to complete one-year-long Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships at Hudson Headwaters Health Network in Queensbury, N.Y., and the new pilot program at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin, Vt.
  • New NNE-CTR Funding to Support Community Engagement Approach to Study Opioid Prescribing
    October 9, 2018
    An innovative initiative that will use a public health approach to inform opioid prescribing policies will be launched in northern New England thanks to a new $339,000 grant to the Northern New England Clinical and Translational Research (NNE-CTR) Network from the National Institutes of Health.
  • Vaccine Testing Center a Site for New NIH Live, Attenuated Zika Vaccine Trial
    August 16, 2018
    Vaccinations have begun in a first-in-human trial of an experimental live, attenuated Zika virus vaccine developed by scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health. The trial will enroll a total of 28 healthy, non-pregnant adults ages 18 to 50 at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Immunization Research in Baltimore, Md., and at the Vaccine Testing Center at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont in Burlington.
  • Center on Aging Hosts Beers Fund in Geriatrics Lecture on “Caring for the Caregiver”
    July 31, 2018
    The University of Vermont Center on Aging and UVM Geriatric Medicine program will host a presentation, titled “Caring for Caregivers and Transitions from Hospital to Home,” by international experts Horst Vollmar, M.D., M.P.H., and Mary Austrom, Ph.D., on August 3, 2018.
  • UVM Larner College of Medicine Clinical Chairs’ Letter to the Community
    July 23, 2018
    On July 18, 2018, UVM Larner College of Medicine clinical department chairs issued a letter to the community.
  • UVM, Dept. of Medicine & Chair Honored for Support of Guard Member Employees
    June 25, 2018
    The University of Vermont and Polly Parsons, M.D., professor and chair of medicine at the UVM Larner College of Medicine, were recognized with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award, the Above and Beyond Award, and the Pro Patria Award, respectively, at an annual ESGR awards ceremony held May 23, 2018.
  • Class of ’21 Social Justice Coalition Members Attend Social Medicine Consortium
    June 6, 2018
    Class of 2021 students and Social Justice Coalition leaders Raghav Goyal, Nina Dawson, and Samuel Epstein joined four hundred medical professionals, students, organizers, and activists from all around the world at the Social Medicine Consortium in Churchrock, New Mexico at the end of April.