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  • Inaugural Celebration of Gender Equity Features Kunin, Recognizes Champions
    The Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont held its first-ever event to celebrate and recognize achievements in gender equity on March 4, 2020. Governor Madeleine Kunin provided a keynote address, followed by an awards ceremony at which Ramsey Herrington, M.D., Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., Debra Leonard, M.D., Ph.D., and Lauren Elizabeth Faricy, M.D., were recognized.
  • Integrating the Social Determinants of Health into the Curriculum
    From the tiniest ticks of genetic expression to the sweep of organ systems, medical students gain a deep understanding of human body function. They spend hundreds of hours learning how to use tools and technologies, from stethoscopes to point of care ultrasound, to deliver the best patient care they can. However, when it comes to thorny societal issues like the intersection of race and class in medicine, unequal access to health care, and the outsized toll chronic disease can take on marginalized populations, medical students have historically had little opportunity to engage.
  • Wilkinson Delivers Imbasciani-DiSalvo LGBTQ Health Equity Lecture
    Award-winning, mixed heritage, Asian American, transgender writer, public health consultant, and cultural competency trainer Willy Wilkinson, M.P.H., presented the 2019 Vito Imbasciani, Ph.D., M.D.'85 and George DiSalvo LGBTQ Health Equity Lecture, titled “Advancing Trans-Affirming Care in a Changing Healthcare Landscape,” on October 3.
  • ODI Launches Gender Equity Series, Hosts TIME'S UP Healthcare Signatory Event
    The Larner College of Medicine Gender Equity Initiative in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion held the first event in the Gender Equity Education Series - "Town Hall: Gender Equity at the Larner College of Medicine" - on September 25, 2019.
  • College Hosts UVM MLK Health Equity Lecture
    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.
  • Office of Diversity and Inclusion Appoints Dougherty as Gender Equity Liaison
    Anne Dougherty, M.D.’09, M.A., assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences, has been appointed as Gender Equity Liaison in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont.
  • Montgomery Honored with 2018 Our Common Ground Award
    Erin Montgomery, coordinator of faculty development, graduate education and postdoctoral training at the Larner College of Medicine at UVM received a 2018 President's Our Common Ground Award.
  • College Hosts Public Health Projects Celebration & Health Equity Lecture
  • Strategic Priorities Translate to Expanded Staff and Space for Office of Diversity
  • Henry Ng Talks about Transgender Care at Imbasciani Lecture
    The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont hosted Henry Ng, M.D., M.P.H., past president of GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality, at the fourth annual Vito Imbasciani, Ph.D., M.D.’85 and George DiSalvo LGBTQ Health Equity Lecture on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 in the Livak Ballroom in the Dudley Davis Center at UVM. Ng will discuss “Incorporating Transgender Care into Everyday Primary Care.”
  • Delaney featured in “College Guide for LGBTQ Students”
    University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion Director Tiffany Delaney, MA.Ed. is featured in a comprehensive online “College Guide for LGBTQ Students”.
  • College’s LGBTQ Advocacy Initiatives Featured in INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine
    The Larner College of Medicine was featured on page 56 of the May 2017 INSIGHT Into Diversity in an article, titled “Medical Schools Make Strides to Improve Inclusion of, Advocacy for LGBTQ Students.”
  • LGBT Health Education Work by Medical Student Highlighted by NBC
    Nicholas Bonenfant ’17 was profiled by NBC News’ NBC Out section for his work with Michael Upton, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry, to develop LGBT health medical curriculum.
  • MLK Health Equity Lecture - Hanna-Attisha Talks about Flint Water Crisis
    Could a lead crisis like the one in Flint, Michigan happen in your town? Mona Hanna-Attisha, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP, director of the Pediatric Health Initiative at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, will present the MLK Health Equity Lecture, titled "We Are All Flint: The Flint Water Crisis and Public Health Advocacy" on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in the Sullivan Classroom in the Medical Education Center at the Larner College of Medicine at UVM.
  • Harvard’s Makadon to Deliver 2016 Imbasciani LGBTQ Health Equity Lecture 12/7
    The 2016 Vito Imbasciani, Ph.D., M.D.’85 and George DiSalvo LGBTQ Health Equity Lecture will take place Wednesday, December 7, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Sullivan Classroom, Room 200, in the Larner Medical Education Center.
  • Upton Appointed Faculty Development Liaison for Office of Diversity & Inclusion
    University of Vermont College of Medicine Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion Margaret A. Tandoh, M.D., recently announced that Michael Upton, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry, has joined the Office of Diversity & Inclusion as faculty development liaison. Upton is continuing his clinical and service responsibilities while taking on this additional new role supporting the development, implementation and assessment of diversity and inclusion initiatives for faculty development.
  • Year in Review: Patient Care Milestones
    In late 2014, Margaret Tandoh, M.D., and Majid Sadigh, M.D., traveled to Liberia to treat Ebola patients at the height of the epidemic in West Africa. They spent countless hours in the Ebola treatment units hastily set up to handle the influx of people seeking care, tending to the sickest patients despite a lack of basic resources. For their efforts, they were part of the group named by Time Magazine as 2014 People of the Year.