News from the College

  • Med Students' Mobile Syringe Service Drives Harm Reduction Effort
    October 29, 2019
    Once a week, second-year medical students Noorin Damji and Kristina Valentine drive north to rural communities in Franklin County, Vt., in a well-stocked mobile outreach van to deliver free packs of sterile hypodermic syringes, fentanyl testing strips, and Narcan to people who inject drugs. This effort is known in public health as harm reduction.
  • Lead Gift from Alum Firestone Brings Planned Medical Research Building Closer
    October 22, 2019
    Steve Firestone, M.D.’69, has been an annual donor to the University of Vermont’s Larner College of Medicine since the 1970s, and in the early 2000s, donated artwork to help enhance the students’ learning environment. When plans began to take shape for a new biomedical research facility at the College, Firestone was inspired to step forward with his first major gift to the University. And, as over two hundred attendees learned in a ceremony held at the Larner College of Medicine earlier this month, that gift is an important one.
  • Dixon Named Director of Vermont Lung Center
    October 22, 2019
    Anne Dixon, M.A., BM BCh, professor of medicine and division chief of pulmonary disease & critical care medicine at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, has been named the new director of the Vermont Lung Center.
  • Wilkinson Delivers Imbasciani-DiSalvo LGBTQ Health Equity Lecture
    October 2, 2019
    Award-winning, mixed heritage, Asian American, transgender writer, public health consultant, and cultural competency trainer Willy Wilkinson, M.P.H., presented the 2019 Vito Imbasciani, Ph.D., M.D.'85 and George DiSalvo LGBTQ Health Equity Lecture, titled “Advancing Trans-Affirming Care in a Changing Healthcare Landscape,” on October 3.
  • College Celebrates Medical Reunion 2019
    October 1, 2019
  • ODI Launches Gender Equity Series, Hosts TIME'S UP Healthcare Signatory Event
    September 20, 2019
    The Larner College of Medicine Gender Equity Initiative in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion held the first event in the Gender Equity Education Series - "Town Hall: Gender Equity at the Larner College of Medicine" - on September 25, 2019.
  • Global Health Program Hosts Migrant Healthcare Presentations
    September 20, 2019
    The Larner College of Medicine Global Health Program hosted three events during the week of September 23 that focused on the topic of migrant healthcare. Presenters included Jonathan Melk, M.D., CEO and chief medical officer for the Chiricauhua Community Health Centers in Douglas, Ariz., Darlene Melk, M.D., medical director of the Southern Arizona Children's Health Project and director of community pediatrics, and Naomi Wolcott-Maccausland, migrant health coordinator of Bridges to Health in UVM Extension.
  • Fall Community Medical School Kicks Off with 250 Attendees at "Mystery of Sleep"
    September 10, 2019
    The University of Vermont's Larner College of Medicine and UVM Medical Center kicked off the fall 2019 series of Community Medical School with a presentation on September 10 by Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Pamela Swift, Ph.D., on "Solving the Mystery of Sleep: Patterns, Habits, & Tools."
  • Dynamic Duos: Research Teams from the UVM Cancer Center
    September 9, 2019
  • MIT Artificial Intelligence Expert Celi presented Stetson Lecture on September 11
    September 4, 2019
    On Wednesday, September 11, Leo Anthony Celi, M.D., M.S., M.P.H., presented the Annual Stetson Lecture in Technological Advances in Medicine.