Dean's Excellence in Research Celebration

Monday, October 28 - Tuesday, October 29, 2019

The Dean's Celebration of Excellence in Research is a two-day event to highlight the research being conducted by junior faculty, senior faculty, postdoctoral trainees, and graduate students at the University of Vermont and the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine.

Monday, October 28

Graduate Student & PostDoc Research Showcase

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM & 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Health Science Research Facility Rooms 200, 300, & 400

The Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Trainee Showcase provides a venue for developing scientists to share their amazing work and research stories with the Larner College of Medicine community and an opportunity to earn prizes. Each presenter speaks for 12 minutes or less about their research, followed by 3 minutes of Q&A. Presentations are considered for two prizes in each of three categories - junior graduate student, senior graduate student, and postdoctoral trainee.

2019 Medical Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Alumni Award Ceremony and Lecture

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Larner Classroom, Medical Education Room 100

A light lunch will be served prior to the talk from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm and the awards presentation will occur from 12:00 pm - 12:10 pm.

"Trials and Trails in Science: Opportunity at Every Fork in the Road (but which direction to take?)"

Richard Moss, Ph.D.'75
Senior Associate dean for Basic Research, Biotechnology and Graduate Studies, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Learn more about Dr. Richard Moss here >>

Tuesday, October 29

Tours with the Cores

9:30 am - 11:30 am
Health Science Research Facility Rooms 303, 305, and 203

A chance to speak with core facilities directors and staff; take a tour of the Vermont Integrative Genomics Resource, Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Facility, and the Microscopy Imaging Center; and check out new instrumentation. Mingle with staff and colleagues, discuss project ideas in an informal setting, and enter a raffle for some free services!

Keynote Address by Joshua Chodosh, M.D., MSHS
"The Joy and Tribulations of Pragmatic Trials - the Journey of One Clinician Scientist"

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sullivan Classroom, Medical Education Center 200

Dr. Chodosh is the Michael L. Freedman Professor of Geriatric Research and Professor Medicine & Population Health at NYU School of Medicine. He also serves at the Director of the Freedman Research Center on Aging, Technology, and Cognitive Health.

Dean's Excellence in Research Awards Ceremony & "State of Research at the Larner College of Medicine" Presentation

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Davis Auditorium, UVM Medical Center

The Dean's Excellence in Research Awards will being with an introduction from Senior Associate Dean for Research Gordon Jensen, M.D., Ph.D., and remarks from Dean Richard L. Page, M.D. A "State of Research at the College" presentation will then by given by Jensen.

The awards ceremony portion of the program will begin immediately following Jensen's "State of Research at the College" presentation and awards will be handed out in the following order:

  • Trainee Awards for Outstanding Research Publication
  • UVM Health Network Medical Group Awards
  • Faculty Awards

*A short reception will follow immediately in Hoehl Gallery, Health Science Research Facility 100