Division News

  • Into the Woods: Wilderness Medicine Elective Gets Fourth-Year Students Outdoors
    September 26, 2022 by Janet Essman Franz
    “Remember the view, and breathe,” Sarah Schlein, M.D., FACEP, advised her student, Nina Feinberg ’23, as Feinberg prepared to descend a steep rock face in Vermont’s west Bolton woods. Clutching the rope clipped to her waist harness, Feinberg took a deep breath and backed down the crag, with fellow medical students cheering her on. After a few hesitant steps, she looked around: “Okay, I’m fine, it’s really pretty.”
  • Leffler Quoted in VT Digger article on ED Overcrowding
    October 19, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (OCTOBER 19, 2022) Stephen Leffler, M.D., professor of emergency medicine and president and chief operating officer of the University of Vermont Medical Center, was interviewed by VT Digger about overcrowding in the hospital’s Emergency Department.
    Read full story at VT Digger
  • Schlein’s Research on Gender Distribution of Leadership Roles Highlighted in Elsevier Article on PHYS.ORG
    October 13, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (OCTOBER 13, 2022) Sarah Schlein, M.D., associate professor of emergency medicine, is a lead investigator and co-author of research on the gender distribution of key leadership roles at the Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) published in WMS’s official journal, "Wilderness & Environmental Medicine" (WEM). The research was featured in an Elsevier article on PHYS.ORG.
  • McMahon Proud of CVPH Gold Quality Award for Stroke, Press-Republican Reports
    October 11, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (OCTOBER 11, 2022) Michael McMahon, M.D., stroke medical director of Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital, was quoted in a Press-Republican article highlighting the hospital’s Gold quality achievement award for treating stroke.
    Read full story at Press-Republican (Plattsburgh, N.Y.)
  • Leffler Explains Value of Academic Medicine in VT Digger Commentary
    September 8, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (SEPTEMBER 8, 2022) Stephen Leffler, M.D.’90, M.H.C.D.S., FACEP, professor of emergency medicine and president and chief operating officer of the University of Vermont Medical Center, wrote a commentary in VT Digger about the value of academic medicine.
    Read full story at VT Digger
  • The Evolution of UVM's Emergency Medicine Department
    August 5, 2022 by Jennifer Nachbur
    Emergency medicine is relatively new; it began to take shape in the mid- to late-1960s, when the American Medical Association established an emergency medicine committee and the American College of Emergency Physicians was founded. However, it wasn’t until 1979 that the American Board of Medical Specialties finally recognized the field as a specialty.
  • Teaching Academy Announces 2022 Frymoyer Scholars Projects & Investigators
    July 18, 2022 by Jennifer Nachbur
    Three Larner College of Medicine faculty-led, interprofessional group projects have been selected to receive 2022 Frymoyer Scholars funding. The three projects focus on newborn resuscitation, building an interdisciplinary gender affirming care model, and fostering excellent clinical teachers, respectively.
  • Herrington Appointed Inaugural Chair of New Department of Emergency Medicine
    July 1, 2022 by Ed Neuert
    University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine Dean Richard L. Page, M.D., and UVM Health Network Medical Group President and Larner Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs Jason Sanders, M.D., M.B.A., have announced the appointment of Ramsey Herrington, M.D., as the inaugural chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, effective July 1, 2022.
  • Medical Class of 2022 Honors Night Recognizes Faculty, Students & Staff
    May 18, 2022 by Jennifer Nachbur
    On May 13, the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont held Honors Night for graduating medical students in the Class of 2022. Accolades presented included the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society faculty, housestaff, and community physician awards; the Arnold P. Gold Foundation's Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine faculty and student awards; Area Health Education Center Scholars; department awards to students; and awards from the Class of 2022.
  • Larner Faculty Volunteer to Create Clinic at Sugarbush
    March 25, 2022 by Janet Essman Franz
    A new, non-profit medical clinic at Sugarbush Resort — Three Peaks Medical Clinic — is scheduled to open in December 2022 and be staffed by UVM Division of Emergency Medicine faculty member volunteers. The clinic's mission is to provide the resort area community access to on-mountain medical care and provide a venue for facilitating wilderness, emergency, and sports medicine research.
  • Heart Month: Bouncing Back after Atypical Heart Attack
    February 23, 2022 by Roland Kielman and Jennifer Nachbur
    A heart attack struck 44-year-old Sara Rutledge during her daily run. Thanks to the competence and care of a team of clinicians at Central Vermont Medical Center and UVM Medical Center, she received a diagnosis for spontaneous coronary artery dissection - or SCAD - has had a successful recovery, and is back to doing her favorite activities.
  • Herrington Appointed Inaugural Emergency Medicine Health Care Service Leader
    October 13, 2021 by Jennifer Nachbur
    Ramsey Herrington, M.D., associate professor of surgery and division chief of emergency medicine, has been appointed the inaugural Emergency Medicine Health Care Service Leader.
  • Upholding Standards: Barkhuff Mixes Medicine and Politics
    May 18, 2021 by Jennifer Nachbur
    Emergency medicine physician and Assistant Professor of Surgery Daniel Barkhuff, M.D., a U.S. Naval Academy graduate, veteran, and former Navy SEAL. is the founder of a political action committees (PAC) called Veterans for Responsible Leadership.
  • Class of 2021 Medical Students, Faculty, Staff Recognized at Honors Celebration
    May 7, 2021 by Jennifer Nachbur
    In a salute to graduating medical students’ accomplishments and to honor the faculty and staff who have supported them during their medical education journey, the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine launched a virtual 2021 Honors Celebration on May 6, 2021.
  • Larner Changemakers Recognized at Celebration of Gender Equity
    March 10, 2021 by Jennifer Nachbur
    The Larner College of Medicine's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion held its second annual Celebration of Gender Equity in Medicine and Science on March 4, which featured a keynote by Diane Magrane, M.D., and an awards ceremony.
  • DeAngelis and McNamara Appointed Interim Assistant Deans for Students
    March 5, 2021 by Ed Neuert
    Justin DeAngelis, M.D., and Mariah McNamara, M.D., have been appointed as interim assistant deans for students in the Office of Medical Student Education at the Larner College of Medicine, effective March 1, 2021.
  • Study Warns Mask Mandate Without Education May Raise COVID-19 Spread
    January 19, 2021 by Jeff Wakefield
    A new study conducted by a team of health economists and public health faculty at the University of Vermont suggests that the behavior public officials are now mandating or recommending to slow the spread of COVID-19--wearing a face covering--should come with a caveat. If not accompanied by proper public education, the practice could lead to more infections.
  • Teaching Academy Honors Inductees, Awardees & Focuses on DEI at Annual Retreat
    January 15, 2021 by Jennifer Nachbur
    Medical education leaders and scholars gathered virtually on January 13 and 14, 2021 for the Larner College of Medicine Teaching Academy’s 2021 Induction and Award Ceremony and Snow Season Education Retreat. Co-presented with the University of Vermont Health Network Medical Group, the ceremony recognized medical educators and kicked off the annual education program, which this year featured several sessions on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Plante & Colleagues' Study Details First AI Tool to Help Labs Rule-Out COVID-19
    December 14, 2020 by Jennifer Nachbur
    A recent study conducted by collaborators from the University of Vermont and Cedars-Sinai describes the performance of South Burlington, Vt.-based Biocogniv’s new AI-COVID™ software.
  • Class of 2020, Faculty & Staff Accomplishments Celebrated with Online Honors Celebration
    May 12, 2020 by Jennifer Nachbur
    On May 11, awardees from the Larner College of Medicine Class of 2020, faculty and staff were recognized through an online Honors Celebration featuring remarks from Dean Page and videotaped presentations of each award.