News from the College

  • Sadigh Named Inaugural Trefz Family Global Health Endowed Chair at Western CT Health Network
    December 5, 2016
    A personal experience with human suffering as a child in war-torn Iran instilled a passion for caring for people in Majid Sadigh, M.D., who knew at a very young age he wanted to become a physician. In the 32 years since he came to the U.S. as a refugee, the associate professor of medicine at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont and UVM/Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) Global Health Program director has become an internationally recognized global health expert and humanitarian, impacting countless lives in resource-poor countries across the globe.
  • Harvard’s Makadon to Deliver 2016 Imbasciani LGBTQ Health Equity Lecture 12/7
    December 5, 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.
  • Leonard Discusses Genomic Medicine in VT at Community Medical School
    December 6, 2016
    Targeted cancer treatments can be more effective in treating cancer cells, often in conjunction with traditional therapies, and the University of Vermont Medical Center is working toward using individual patient's complete genetic information to inform their health and care.
  • Shaw and VCHIP Partner with UCSF on $13 Million Children’s Quality Measures Study
    November 29, 2016
    The Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP) and Judith Shaw, Ed.D., M.P.H., R.N., executive director of the VCHIP and University of Vermont professor of pediatrics and nursing, will play a significant role in a $13.4 million multicenter pediatric quality measures study funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
  • Rettew Blogs about What the New ACO Model Could Mean for Patients and Clinicians
    November 29, 2016
    My home state of Vermont is poised to be the first state in the nation to switch from a fee-for-service model of healthcare delivery to an accountable care organizational (ACO) structure, regardless of whether a person uses Medicare, Medicaid, or a private insurance company.
  • M.P.H. Student Finds Fulfillment Helping Vulnerable Communities
    November 29, 2016
    University of Vermont senior Ian McHale’s first exposure to lack of public health access was while setting up mobile clinics in remote villages in Peru, where there was no medicine or clean water.
  • Healthcare Policy Focus of Fourth Legislative Summit
    November 21, 2016
    The University of Vermont hosted its fourth annual Legislative Summit on Wednesday, November 16, in the Davis Center. Forty-two legislators attended this year’s event, titled Healthcare: Issues and Opportunities for Policy Makers, to engage with faculty experts on a topic the legislature will grapple with in a variety of forms in the coming session.
  • Macauley Shares the Health Benefits of Gratitude
    November 21, 2016
    Thanks are the highest form of thought, and … gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” — GK Chesterton. This is the time of year for conflicting messages. One day we’re eating turkey with family and friends, giving thanks for all that is good in our lives.
  • UVM Offers New Online Graduate Certificate in Health Care Management and Policy
    November 21, 2016
    The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont will offer a new online Certificate of Graduate Study in Health Care Management and Policy starting in January.
  • 5 Ways to Debrief and De-Stress after the Election
    November 16, 2016
    Following one of the most divisive campaign seasons in our history, many people are feeling stressed and emotionally exhausted. If you feel this way, you are not alone. The American Psychological Association’s “Stress in America” survey revealed that the 2016 presidential election has been a source of significant stress for more than half of Americans, regardless of their political party affiliation.

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