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

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.


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Learn more about Dr. Larner and his commitment, how to use the new name, the impact on the college and region, and effect on faculty and staff.


Learn about Dr. Larner

Read about Dr. Larner's youth in Burlington, and his early years as a physician in wartime and California in the 1940s.


Photo Gallery

See the photos of the September 23 naming announcement of The Robert Larner M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont.




A Quote from Dr. Larner

I give to the University of Vermont College of Medicine because the education I received here made everything great that followed in my life possible. I'm humbled that The University of Vermont has decided to name the medical college in my honor, but I'm equally grateful for the opportunity to impact the future of medical education and to inspire others to contribute to this exceptional institution which is truly second to none.

Robert Larner, M.D.

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