News from the College

  • Henry Ng Talks about Transgender Care at Imbasciani Lecture
    September 29, 2017
    The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont hosted Henry Ng, M.D., M.P.H., past president of GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality, at the fourth annual Vito Imbasciani, Ph.D., M.D.’85 and George DiSalvo LGBTQ Health Equity Lecture on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 in the Livak Ballroom in the Dudley Davis Center at UVM. Ng will discuss “Incorporating Transgender Care into Everyday Primary Care.”
  • Desjardins Named Chief Medical Officer at UVM Medical Center
    September 29, 2017
    University of Vermont Medical Center President Eileen Whalen, M.H.A., R.N., announced today that Isabelle Desjardins, M.D., has accepted the position of Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for The University of Vermont Medical Center, effective October 1.
  • Atherly Appointed Director of Health Services Research Center
    September 21, 2017
    The Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont has announced the appointment of Adam Atherly, Ph.D., as the College’s first director of the health services research center and professor of medicine, effective February 1, 2018.
  • Rep. Welch Holds DACA Press Conference featuring Medical Student
    September 14, 2017
    Vermont's sole Congressman Peter Welch held a press conference on Monday, September 11, 2017 at the Larner College of Medicine to discuss the impact of the cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The decision to hold the event was prompted by a letter written to Representative Welch by first-year Larner College of Medicine student Juan Conde, a DACA recipient who was brought to the U.S. with his brother by his mother when he was nine years old.
  • Stanford's Prober Shares Active Learning Expertise at Teaching Academy Lecture
    September 6, 2017
    On September 8, The Teaching Academy at the UVM Larner College of Medicine hosted Charles Prober, M.D., of Stanford University School of Medicine. Faculty and staff of the College attended his presentation "Reimagining & Reinvigorating Medical Student Education."
  • Capstone of a Career: Dean Morin to Step Down in 2018
    August 30, 2017
    Frederick Morin, M.D., announced today that next year, he will step down as dean of The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont once a successor has been named. Morin became the College’s 17th dean ten years ago, on August 25, 2007.
  • Higgins Study Examines Potential of Nicotine Reduction to Curb Smoking Addiction
    August 23, 2017
    The FDA is right – when it comes to disease culprits, cigarette smoking tops the list. While recognized as the number-one cause of preventable disease and death, it’s an incredibly tough habit to break due to the addictiveness of nicotine. New research from the University of Vermont (UVM) and colleagues suggests that reducing nicotine content in cigarettes may decrease their addiction potential in especially vulnerable populations and suggests how regulatory policies could shift preferences to less-harmful tobacco products.
  • Fall 2017 Community Medical School Series Kicks Off Sept. 5
    August 23, 2017
    Since 1998, this program, jointly organized by the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont and the UVM Medical Center, has been providing members of the UVM and local community with accessible and important education on a wide variety of timely, fascinating, and engaging health care topics.
  • The Class of 2021: Profiles of Some of UVM’s Newest Med Students
    August 15, 2017
    Each of the 119 students in the Class of 2017 earned a very selective spot – they were chosen from a pool that began with 5,857 applicants, among which 617 were interviewed. Get to know a few of the students in the Larner College of Medicine’s Class of 2021.
  • UVM Hosts NIH NERIC Conference & Leahy Visit
    August 14, 2017
    The Vermont Genetics Network (VGN) and Vermont Center for Immunology and Infectious Diseases (VCIID) at the University of Vermont hosted more than 300 National Institutes of Health-funded biomedical researchers from across Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island and Delaware for the North East Regional IDeA Conference (NERIC) August 16 to 18, 2017 at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel. U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy delivered remarks at the conference on August 17.

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