Health Equity News

  • College’s LGBTQ Advocacy Initiatives Featured in INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine
    April 25, 2017
    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
    April 13, 2017
    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.
  • Global Health Electives Provide Lessons in Patient Advocacy, Health Equity, Humility
    March 31, 2017
    For many medical students, training in a resource-limited setting is their first exposure to the way most of the world lives, where nylon gloves are used in place of catheters, where the number of radiation machines in a nation can be counted on one hand, where a bed shortage might mean patients sleep on the floor.
  • MLK Health Equity Lecture - Hanna-Attisha Talks about Flint Water Crisis
    January 18, 2017
    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
    December 7, 2016
    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
    August 31, 2016
    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.
  • Med Student Queer Alliance Promotes Transgender Patient Health Equity with #PushForPronouns
    July 22, 2016
    University of Vermont (UVM) medical students, along with students from the Northeast Medical Student Queer Alliance (NMSQA), are promoting #PushForPronouns on social media as part of National LGBT Health Awareness Week.
  • College Hosts Public Health Projects Celebration, Health Equity Lecture
    July 21, 2016
    Attitudes and tobacco use before and after the launch of the University of Vermont's tobacco-free campus policy and barriers to providing opioid dependence treatment in primary care offices were topics for two of 16 University of Vermont College of Medicine Public Health Projects conducted by medical students in the Class of 2018 during the fall 2015 semester.
  • Year in Review: Patient Care Milestones
    March 29, 2016
    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.