Navid Esfandiari, PhD,
Professor, REI Division, will be receiving the "Star Award" from the 79th Annual
Scientific Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine
(ASRM) - October 2023
CONGRATULATIONS to the following faculty who received promotions (July 2023):
Misty Blanchette Porter, MD to Professor
Anne Dougherty, MD, director for Gender Equity and Associate Professor of Ob/Gyn, was recently awarded a $50,000 grant for the program New American Girls on the Rise, which is a targeted mentorship and enrichment program for middle and high school girls from Chittenden County refugee and immigrant groups. The program aims to foster inclusive health care and improved health outcomes for local immigrant communities by increasing collaboration and trust between the academic health center and the local community and, ultimately, increasing representation in the healthcare workforce. Read more here
Merima Ruhotina, MD, Assistant Professor, has joined the Generalist Division and we are so excited to welcome her!
Kimberly Blake, MD, an obstetrician-gynecologist and a fierce advocate for substance use prevention & treatment, received the Vermont Medical Society’s 2022 Physician Award for Community Services.
We are excited to welcome to our department two new faculty:
-Karen George, MD, Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences (Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology). Dr. George is also Associate Dean for Students at Larner College of Medicine
-Amanda Kallen, MD, Associate Professor of of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences (Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility)
Anne Dougherty, M.D., Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences has now accepted the enhanced role of ODEI Director for Gender Equity.
In this new role Dr. Dougherty will continue her current coordination of workshops, speakers and awards related to the LCOM Gender Equity Initiative. She will also develop new mentoring and resource programs for women and underrepresented minorities in medicine, participate in analysis and tracking, and collaborate on efforts to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion in faculty recruitment. As ODEI Director for Gender Equity, Dr. Dougherty will report directly to Margaret A. Tandoh, M.D., FACS, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Congratulations to Anne on her new role!