News from the College

  • Sigmon Receives $6.7 Million Grant to Establish UVM Center on Rural Addiction
    August 29, 2019
    Led by Vermont Center on Behavior and Health researcher and Associate Professor of Psychiatry Stacey Sigmon, Ph.D., the UVM Center on Rural Addiction will serve as a resource for scientific and technical assistance, and will provide information and training to clinicians, programs, and policymakers seeking guidance on how to address substance use disorder challenges in their rural communities. During its initial three years, the center will focus on disseminating evidence-based practices to rural counties in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, relying on partnerships with collaborators throughout New England.
  • UVM Medical Center Welcomes First Class of Emergency Medicine Residents
    August 15, 2019
    The UVM Medical Center launched its first-ever emergency medicine (EM) residency, welcoming six new doctors to the three-year program in June. What sets the UVM program apart from many others is its mix of tertiary and rural hospital experiential offerings, and its focus on independent clinical decision-making.
  • The Medical School Journey Begins: Larner Welcomes the Class of 2023
    August 15, 2019
    It’s August 12—day one of orientation. Looking across the Sullivan Classroom at the smiling, anxious faces of 124 new medical students, it’s hard to imagine their individual journeys that led to this point. But they found their way to medicine, and they are needed. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, “The United States will see a shortage of nearly 122,000 physicians by 2032 as demand for physicians continues to grow faster than supply.”
  • Fung Invested as Inaugural Korson Green & Gold Professor of Pathology ​
    August 5, 2019
    Mark K. Fung, M.D., Ph.D., professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, was invested as the inaugural Roy Korson, M.D. and Lorraine Korson, M.S. Green & Gold Professor of Pathology at a formal ceremony held in the Hoehl Gallery at the Larner College of Medicine on August 5, 2019.
  • Eldakar-Hein and Menon Named Interim Assistant Deans for Students
    August 5, 2019
    Interim Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education and Associate Dean for Students Christa Zehle, M.D., recently announced the appointments of Shaden Eldakar-Hein, M.D., M.S., associate professor of medicine, and Prema Menon, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine, as interim assistant deans for students in the Office of Medical Student Education.
  • Jensen Appointed to Parallel Role as UVM Health Network Director of Research
    July 3, 2019
    ​Gordon Jensen, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine and senior associate dean for research at the University of Vermont’s Larner College of Medicine, has been appointed to a parallel role as University of Vermont Health Network Director of Research by John Brumsted, M.D., CEO of the UVM Health Network.
  • From Marine to Doctor: Med student Jose Calderon aspires to help communities in need
    July 2, 2019
    When Jose Calderon was six years old, his mother began exhibiting symptoms of schizophrenia. As he watched her cycle in and out of psychiatric units – sometimes enduring run-ins with law enforcement and negative encounters with neighbors and members of their church - he came to understand how the stigma associated with mental illness can devastate a family already struggling to cope with a brutal disease.
  • Carney Appointed to Expanded Public Health, Health Policy and Senior Advisor Role
    June 27, 2019
    Associate Dean for Public Health Jan K. Carney, M.D., M.P.H., has been named associate dean for public health and health policy and senior advisor to the dean. In addition, she will serve as Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME) faculty accreditation lead for the College’s 2021 site visit for reaccreditation.
  • Williams Named First Abajian Green & Gold Professor in Pediatric Anesthesiology
    June 27, 2019
    Robert K. Williams, M.D., professor of anesthesiology and pediatrics at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, was invested as the inaugural Chris Abajian, M.D.’69 and Margaret Abajian Green & Gold Professor in Pediatric Anesthesiology in a ceremony held in the College of Medicine’s Hoehl Gallery on June 24, 2019.
  • 2019 Frymoyer Scholar Recipients and Projects Announced
    June 24, 2019
    Teaching Academy Director Kathryn Huggett, Ph.D., and the Frymoyer Scholars Program Review Committee have announced that five faculty projects were selected to receive 2019 Frymoyer Scholarship funding.