News from the College

  • “Reverence for Life”: Schweitzer Fellows Aim to Address Health Needs of Underserved
    April 14, 2017
    Developing leaders in service is the core mission of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) program. This month, eight Larner College of Medicine students were named 2017-18 Schweitzer Fellows by the New Hampshire/Vermont Schweitzer Fellowship.
  • Leffler Named Chief Population Health and Quality Officer of UVM Health Network
    April 13, 2017
    The University of Vermont Health Network has selected Stephen Leffler, M.D., as chief population health and quality officer. In this role, Leffler, who is currently chief medical officer and chief quality officer for the University of Vermont Medical Center, will oversee coordination of quality, patient safety and population health programs for the six hospitals in the UVM Health Network.
  • Donate Life Month: Prikis Highlights Impact of Organ Donation
    April 11, 2017
    Is there anything more heroic than saving a life? Whether, it’s saving a child from drowning or pulling a driver from car wreckage, we are fascinated and profoundly moved by people who perform selfless acts on behalf of others.
  • Med Mentors Student Interest Group Hosts Health Careers Exploration Day
    April 7, 2017
    More than 60 area Vermont high schoolers learned first-hand from medical students about the skills they learn and decisions they face daily in medical school at the 2017 Med Mentors Careers Exploration Day held Saturday, April 1 at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont.
  • Neuroscience Graduate Students Host Brain Awareness Activities in Community
    April 5, 2017
    The intricacies of neuroimaging tools, brain health and disease, and brain safety were the themes of educational presentations brought to greater Burlington, Vt.-area elementary, middle and high school students by doctoral candidates in the University of Vermont Neuroscience Graduate Program in honor of Brain Awareness Week in March.
  • Longden & Dabertrand’s Study on Capillaries’ Effect on Brain Blood Flow Gains National Coverage
    April 3, 2017
    A new Nature Neuroscience study published by Assistant Professors of Pharmacology Thomas Longden, Ph.D., and Fabrice Dabertrand, Ph.D., determined that capillaries in the brain have a more active function that previously thought.
  • Global Health Electives Provide Lessons in Patient Advocacy, Health Equity, Humility
    March 31, 2017
    For many medical students, training in a resource-limited setting is their first exposure to the way most of the world lives, where nylon gloves are used in place of catheters, where the number of radiation machines in a nation can be counted on one hand, where a bed shortage might mean patients sleep on the floor.
  • Colorectal Cancer Awareness: Vecchio Discusses What to Expect During a Colonoscopy
    March 28, 2017
    March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S., but it is also one of only a few cancers that may be prevented through screening.
  • Gorgeous Neuroscience Meets Student Life
    March 24, 2017
    Pioneered by Professor James Hudziak, M.D., Dr. Jim to his students, WE has significantly reduced substance abuse on campus while earning national buzz for its novel and ground-breaking approach to neuroplasticity, mindfulness, and the charismatic mastermind behind the program. No college has tried at this level before.
  • Davidson Named Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education
    March 21, 2017
    Frederick Morin, M.D., dean of the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, and Claude Deschamps, M.D., senior associate dean for clinical affairs and president and CEO of the UVM Medical Group, have announced the appointment of Melissa Davidson, M.D., as associate dean for graduate medical education at the Larner College of Medicine and Designated Institutional Official at the UVM Medical Center, effective immediately.

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