Dedication of The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont

Honoring a Lifetime Commitment to Medicine
Friday, April 28, 2017
2:30 pm
Hoehl Gallery, Larner College of Medicine

Join University and College leaders in honoring Dr. and Mrs. Larner for a lifetime of dedication to Medicine, Education, and UVM. Hear tributes to the Larners’ generosity, and view the unveiling of a commemorative portrait of the couple.

The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont is named to honor the spirit of giving embodied by Dr. Larner, a member of the College’s Class of 1942. Born in Burlington’s Old North End, Dr. Larner served his country in World War II, and then served his patients for over 50 years. Here at his alma mater, he and his wife Helen fostered a culture of giving back throughout the alumni community. The Larners’ personal generosity has ensured a medical education second to none for generations of future physicians.

Larners Sullivan Morin photo

Message from the Dean

It is with great sadness that I write to tell you that Robert Larner, M.D.’42 died peacefully early yesterday at his home in Woodland Hills, California. He was 99 years old.


Honoring Dr. Larner 

Read about Dr. Larner's life story from his youth in Burlington and his UVM roots to his early years as a physician in wartime and California in the 1940s.


In Dedication

The Larner Dedication Plaque is located at the entrance to the Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont.