Totman Trustee Visit on July 18, 2023

Totman Trustees, External Advisor and Faculty 2023

Progress in the area of Cerebrovascular research and future directions for research funded  by the Totman Trust are highlighted every year during multiple presentations made to the Trustees.

Mr. Ray W. Totman became a friend of UVM when the University learned of his intention to establish a foundation that would benefit medical schools in the New England area, particularly UVM. Mr. Totman wanted his estate to be used to further medical research and to find solutions for health problems.

When Mr. Totman died in 1988, the UVM College of Medicine was bequeathed $150,000, with the possibility of additional funds with the proper proposals. All gifts were to be earmarked for clinical research in areas such as cancer and Alzheimer's disease.

The photo above is from 2023 Totman Trustee visit. 


Totman Trustees in Totman LabThe first gift to UVM was received in August 1989 in the amount of $250,000, at which time, UVM established the "Ray W. Totman and Ildah Totman Medical Research Fund." The Totman Lab was established in the Department of Pharmacology where it still resides under the supervision of Dr. Mark T. Nelson.

Since 1989, the Totman Foundation has given over $4.25 million in annual gifts to the University of Vermont, Department of Pharmacology in support of cerebrovascular research.

The Totman Trustees visit UVM annually in July.   (Photo at left) The Totman Trustees visited the Totman Lab to see where research is conducted.


Totman Trustees Virtual Visit on July 21 2020 - a first 

The Totman Trustees participated in our first virtual meeting on July 21, 2020. (Photo on left.)  






Totman Trustees Sept 14 2022

We held our first off-site Totman Trustee's meeting at Hotel Vermont on September 14, 2022. (Photo on left.)