Community Spotlight

  • StorySlam Rx: Humbling Moments in Medicine Shared Out Loud
    January 23, 2024
    Medical students, faculty, physicians, and hospital staff stepped up to the microphone on January 18 to tell true stories about their most humbling moments at the sixth annual StorySlamRx: Voices in Medicine. Alpha Omega Alpha and Gold Humanism Honor Society members organized and hosted the event, held in the Hoehl Gallery. Inspired by The Moth live storytelling, story slam provides a safe space to share personal experiences and connect with others over shared emotions. For people in the medical community, telling and listening to each other’s stories facilitates wellness and quells burnout.
  • Healing Smiles
    December 1, 2023
    Elizabeth Blasberg, M.D., a 2014 graduate of the Larner College of Medicine, and her colleague, former UVMMC general surgery resident Ryan Kunkel, M.D., both facial plastic surgeons, are gearing up for a medical mission to the Ruth Paz Foundation Hospital for Burned Children and Pediatric Surgery in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, in Fall 2024. The mission, sponsored by the Angeles Para Honduras (APH) foundation, aims to address cleft palates and other childhood disfiguring conditions.
  • Food As Medicine: Students’ Pilot Course Gets Peers Cooking
    December 11, 2023
    This semester, 28 first-year Larner College of Medicine students are learning about culinary medicine, which pairs nutritional science with preventative health care. Medical class of 2026 students Sarah Krumholz and Molly Hurd developed an extracurricular course that teaches classmates about lifestyle interventions for chronic disease.
  • Covering Pain: Integrative Treatment Accessible to More Vermonters
    November 8, 2023
    A new collaboration between Vermont Medicaid and UVM Medical Center’s Comprehensive Pain Program allows Medicaid members with chronic pain to participate in complementary therapies including health coaching, massage, yoga, nutrition, acupuncture, and meditation. This pilot is an important step toward eliminating disparities in access to effective, integrative care for pain.
  • Ziller Appointed Director of Health Services Research Center
    October 3, 2023
  • Lyme Disease Prevention Vaccine Clinical Trial Launches in Vermont
    October 17, 2023
    There are currently no approved vaccines available to prevent Lyme disease in humans, but one may be on the way. UVM’s Vaccine Testing Center recently launched a clinical study to investigate the efficacy, safety, and immunogenicity of a Lyme disease vaccine.
  • Stevenson Named Distinguished Graduate Alumnus
    September 22, 2023
    Andra Stevenson, Ph.D.’01, Returns to UVM to Share Insights on Mentorship and Career Journey
  • Medical Students Host ‘Look at Larner’
    September 22, 2023
    Aspiring medical students from populations underrepresented in medicine visited UVM for Look at Larner, a medical student-led event that offers aspiring students a glimpse of medical school. Activities include lessons in the anatomy lab, clinical simulations, campus tours and admissions advice.
  • Summer Scholars: Medical Students Dive Into Research
    September 12, 2023
    Each summer, many rising second-year medical students engage in clinical, basic science or health policy-related research projects under the guidance of expert faculty. The students choose their topics based on personal passions and immerse themselves in projects tackling medical puzzles and unmet health needs. Engaging in research can be among the most valuable experiences during a medical education.
  • Incentive Scholarship Supports Larner Graduates Practicing in Vermont
    September 7, 2023
    Cliff Reilly '24 aspires to work at a small community hospital in Vermont. As the inaugural recipient of an incentive scholarship that will pay back his medical school loans, this goal is within Reilly's grasp. The incentive aims to strengthen the physician workforce pipeline into Vermont, as the state competes nationally and globally to attract and retain a geographically distributed physician workforce.