Community Spotlight

  • UVM Health Network President & CEO Brumsted Announces Retirement in September
    January 26, 2022
    After more than four decades as a physician, innovator and national leader in health care, John R. Brumsted, M.D., president and CEO of The University of Vermont Health Network since it was founded in 2011, has announced that he will retire in September 2022.
  • Class of 2012 Alum Hosts Sensory-Friendly COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for Children & Adults
    January 14, 2022
    UVM Larner College of Medicine alum Melissa Houser, M.D.'12 founded and partnered with the Vermont Department of Health, Vermont Family Network, Waterbury EMS, and a group of volunteers to create All Brains Belong VT—a nonprofit neuroinclusive primary care and community center offering patient-centered healthcare and inclusively-designed community events. The organization hosted its first sensory-friendly COVID-19 community vaccination clinic in December 2021.
  • Food Security Initiative Buoyed by Generous Gift & Community Partnerships
    December 21, 2021
    A grassroots effort led by Larner College of Medicine alum and Associate Professor of Pediatrics Keith Robinson, M.D.’07, and key partners across the academic medical center and state, has established an invaluable resource to ensure pediatric patients and their families receive the quality and amount of food they need.
  • Potter & Garavan Receive Grant to Study Earliest Brain Development Milestones
    November 17, 2021
    Researchers at the University of Vermont recently received a $5.5 million, five-year grant to participate in the Phase II portion of the HEALthy Brain and Child Development (HBCD) Study, an initiative focused on gathering data on brain development from birth through early childhood.
  • UVM Invests Holcombe as Inaugural J. Walter Juckett Chair in Cancer Research
    November 3, 2021
    With $3 million in support from a longtime major supporter of the University of Vermont Cancer Center, Randall F. Holcombe, M.D., M.B.A., was invested as the inaugural J. Walter Juckett Chair in Cancer Research in the Larner College of Medicine on November 3.
  • Garfield to Serve as Vermont Child Health Improvement Executive Director
    October 19, 2021
    Lewis First, M.D., M.S., professor and chair of pediatrics, has announced the appointment of Rachel Garfield, M.H.S., Ph.D., as the next executive director of the Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP) and an associate professor pediatrics at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine.
  • College Celebrates Firestone Building at Ceremonial Groundbreaking
    October 1, 2021
    The University of Vermont and Larner College of Medicine hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking to celebrate the four-story, 62,500-square-foot Firestone Medical Research Building currently under construction at the College of Medicine on September 30, 2021.
  • 24th Annual Women's Health & Cancer Conference Takes Place Virtually Oct. 1
    September 28, 2021
    The University of Vermont Cancer Center hosted the 24th annual Women’s Health and Cancer Conference on October 1 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The virtual event, which was free and open to the public, was sponsored by the Victoria Buffum Fund with an aim to empower and support individuals and communities with knowledge about cancer prevention, detection, treatment, and survivorship.
  • UVM Undergrad Alums Launch VT REACH for Pre-Health Career Students
    September 21, 2021
    VT REACH, which stands for Virtual Teleconference: Reach Explore Aspire to Careers in Healthcare, is an outreach program designed for high school, college, technical school, undecided students who are interested in potentially pursuing careers in healthcare and provides an opportunity to learn from and interact with professionals and students from the Larner College of Medicine and UVM Medical Center.
  • Camp Outright Elective Connects Medical Trainees and LGBTQ+ Youth
    August 25, 2021
    Described as “a traditional summer camp experience with a queer twist,” Camp Outright provides a supportive environment and a range of activities focused on community, social justice, and fun for youth aged 13 to 17. During the two 2021 summer sessions, the camp also served as a place for medical trainees and campers to see a different side of patient care and clinicians, respectively.