News from the College

  • Holmes and Cancer Center Host Research Symposium on Bleeding and Cancer
    April 28, 2016
    The University of Vermont Cancer Center’s annual Clinical and Translational Research Symposium took place on Friday, April 29, 2016 in the UVM Medical Center’s Davis Auditorium and provided a day of learning and scientific collaboration on the topic of “Thrombosis, Hemostasis, and Cancer.” Experts from across North America joined UVM Cancer Center members and colleagues to discuss the science of bleeding, blood clots, and related complications in cancer care.
  • Jones and Colleagues Look at the Economics and Health Outcomes of In Vitro Fertilization
    May 2, 2016
    Heralded a miracle by many infertile couples, in vitro fertilization can pack a painful financial punch for those without insurance coverage for the treatment. This prohibitive cost leads many would-be parents who pursue in vitro fertilization to transfer multiple embryos at once to increase their chances of getting a baby – and reduce the need to pay for subsequent attempts.
  • Class of ’19 Honors Anatomical Donors at Convocation of Thanks
    May 3, 2016
    Music, history and first-time experiences marked the University of Vermont College of Medicine’s Class of 2019 Convocation of Thanks ceremony April 23, 2016 in UVM’s Ira Allen Chapel, which was attended by more than 250 donor family members, medical students, Doctorate in Physical Therapy students and faculty members.
  • Class of 2019 Students Selected as 2016-17 NH/VT Schweitzer Fellows
    May 4, 2016
    The “Reverence for Life” philosophy established and lived by 1952 Nobel Peace Prize recipient and physician-humanitarian Albert Schweitzer, M.D., provides the foundation for the mission of The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) program. On May 3, the New Hampshire/Vermont Schweitzer Fellowship announced the names of 33 graduate students, including nine medical students at the University of Vermont, who will serve as Fellows in the 2016-17 class.
  • Clark’s Health Economics Work in Department of Surgery Leads to IBM Personal Technology Project
    May 9, 2016
    When IBM’s inventors heard about Eric Clark’s data-driven healthcare projects at the University of Vermont, they asked him to join their efforts to develop personal technology that will help doctors take care of patients.
  • Cushman Discusses Why Elite Athletes Can Get Abnormal Blood Clots
    May 10, 2016
    Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., UVM professor of medicine and director of the Thrombosis and Hemostasis Program at the UVM Medical Center discusses why elite athletes can develop abnormal blood clots.
  • Harvard's Maktabi Appointed Chair of Anesthesiology at UVM
    May 12, 2016
    University of Vermont College of Medicine Dean Frederick C. Morin III, M.D., and University of Vermont Medical Group President and CEO Claude Deschamps, M.D., have announced the appointment of Mazen A. Maktabi, M.B.B.Ch., as chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and health care service chief of anesthesiology, effective August 1, 2016.
  • Avila Honored with Child Mind Institute 2016 National Change Maker Award
    May 16, 2016
    Maria Mercedes Avila, M.Ed., Ph.D., program co-director of Vermont Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (VT LEND) and assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Vermont, received the 2016 Local Hero Award from the Child Mind Institute. The awards event took place May 10 in New York City.
  • UVM AMWA Hosts 100+ Middle-School Girls at Science Discovery Day
    May 17, 2016
    At the Girls’ Science Discovery Day at the University of Vermont College of Medicine on May 14, brains were a particularly big hit. Hosted by the College’s chapter of the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA), the annual event drew about 110 seventh- and eighth-grade girls from middle schools across Vermont to the College of Medicine, where they learned about such topics as blood-clotting, neuroanatomy, and how to perform physical exams from medical student and faculty volunteers.
  • Class of 2016 Members Recognized for Excellence and Service at Honors Night
    May 18, 2016
    Only days away from Commencement and their medical degrees, students in the University of Vermont College of Medicine’s Class of 2016 took a moment to be acknowledged for their accomplishments over the past four years at Honors Night on Tuesday, May 17.