News from the College

  • A Milestone for the Class of 2020: The White Coat Ceremony on Oct. 7
    October 6, 2016
    “I will practice medicine with conscience and dignity.” At a ceremony on Friday, October 7, 2016, at 2:30 p.m. in UVM’s Ira Allen Chapel, 118 first-year medical students will utter those words as part of a major career milestone: receiving their first white doctors’ coats.
  • Colletti & ImproveCareNow Network Team Receive 2016 Drucker Prize
    October 4, 2016
    The ImproveCareNow Network, led by Executive Network Director Richard Colletti, M.D., professor of pediatrics at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, was selected as the 2016 winner of the Drucker Prize from the Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University.
  • Partners in Health’s Paul Farmer to Speak at UVM Aiken Lecture Series Nov. 3
    October 3, 2016
    Dr. Paul Farmer, chief strategist and co-founder of Partners in Health, will be the keynote speaker at the 2016 George D. Aiken Lecture Series on Nov. 3 at the UVM Ira Allen Chapel.
  • Stumpff Receives Susan G. Komen Award to Study Aggressive Breast Cancer
    October 3, 2016
    Last month, Susan G. Komen announced nearly $33 million in new research awards for scientific investigators across the country whose research will contribute to Komen’s goal of reducing breast cancer deaths by 50 percent over the next decade.

  • Community Medical School Opioid Addiction Panel Attracts 120+ Attendees
    September 30, 2016
    A little more than a decade ago, clinicians believed pain was under-recognized and under-treated. Fast-forward to the present when Vermont and other states across the U.S. are struggling with an opioid addiction epidemic.
  • Heintz Honored with President’s Distinguished University Citizenship and Service Award
    September 29, 2016
    University of Vermont President Tom Sullivan has announced that Nicholas Heintz, Ph.D., professor emeritus of pathology and laboratory medicine, is the recipient of the 2016 President’s Distinguished University Citizenship and Service Award.
  • Cowan Receives Grant as Part of NIH Study on Environmental Influences on Child Health
    September 28, 2016
    On September 21, 2016, the National Institutes of Health announced $157 million in awards in fiscal year 2016 to launch a seven-year initiative called Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO). The ECHO program will investigate how exposure to a range of environmental factors in early development — from conception through early childhood — influences the health of children and adolescents.
  • UVM Names Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine
    September 23, 2016
    The University of Vermont announced today an estate commitment with an estimated current market value of $66 million from UVM dual-degree alum and Vermont native Robert Larner ’39, M.D.’42, and his wife, Helen. The commitment to donate – the largest gift ever to a public university in New England – caps decades of philanthropic support from the Larners, whose lifetime giving now will likely reach $100 million.
  • Garavan, Potter & Team Launch UVM Recruitment for Landmark Adolescent Brain Development Study
    September 21, 2016
    Recruitment for the largest long-term study of brain development and child health in the United States – the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study – launched September 13, 2016.
  • Miller Named Interim Director of Clinical Simulation
    September 16, 2016
    The Clinical Simulation Laboratory at the University of Vermont has announced the appointment of Vincent Miller, M.D., assistant professor of anesthesiology, as interim director of clinical simulation, effective September 1, 2016. Miller succeeds Ted James, M.D., who served as director of clinical simulation from July 2012 through June 2016.

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