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Bob Gramling, MD, DSc

Lab Principal Investigator

Holly and Bob Miller Chair in Palliative Medicine

Professor (with tenure) of Family Medicine  

E-mail: robert.gramling@med.uvm.edu 

Interests: Laughing, hiking, biking, writing, dancing, sharing big ideas, iaido

Personal Life Advice: "Pay attention for a second arrow"

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Donna Rizzo, PhD

Machine Learning Investigator

Professor and Dorothean Chair, School of Engineering

E-mail: drizzo@uvm.edu

Interests: Machine-Learning and developing computational tools to improve the understanding of human-induced changes on natural systems and the way we make decisions about natural resources and multi-scale environmental problems.

Personal Life Advice: "Learn a lot and have fun!"

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Maggie Eppstein, PhD

Machine Learning Investigator

Research Professor and Professor Emeritus, Department of Computer Science

E-mail: Maggie.Eppstein@uvm.edu

Interests: Research-wise, I love discovering things about how the world works using computational modeling and analysis in a wide variety of application domains. Aside from research, I love being in Nature – especially camping, hiking, kayaking, and rock-hounding. Around the house I love designing remodeling projects (that my husband implements), landscaping and perennial gardening, sewing, upholstering, and other creative crafty projects, and hosting family get-togethers over the Holidays for my two grown sons and various other siblings, cousins, in-laws.

Personal Life Advice: A wise piece of advice passed down to me from my Mom: “If you’re going to feel guilty about something, don’t do it. Once you decide to do something, don’t feel guilty about it.

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Steve Berns, MD

TalkVermont Director

Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine

E-mail: stephen.berns@uvmhealth.org 

Interests: Hiking, running, camping, traveling, baking pies, indie rock, and anything Harry Potter

Life Advice: "You can't be that kid standing at the top of the water chute, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute"

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Tara Pacy, MHA, RN

TalkVermont Advisor

E-mail: tara.pacy@uvmhealth.org  

Interests: Learning systems, yoga, people

Life Advice:"Listen to understand, not to reply" - Stephen R. Covey 

Katharine Cheung, MD PhD

Katharine L. Cheung, MD, PhD

Telemedicine Investigator

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Nephrology

Center of Aging

E-mail: klcheung@med.uvm.edu

Interests: Hiking, kayaking, cooking, gardening

Life Advice:"Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking." -W.B. Yeats

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Anne Campbell

TalkVermont Project Coordinator 

E-mail: Anne.Campbell@uvmhealth.org

Interests: Reading, crafting, hockey, and Disney

Life Advice: "Live well, laugh often, love much"

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Liam John 

Study Coordinator 

E-mail: liam.john@med.uvm.edu

Interests: Work: Aging, dementia care, and end of life decision making. Play: Cello, cross-country and backcountry skiing, gravel road cycling, and trail running.

Life Advice: "You only have enough time for the things that are important to you"

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Liz Gajary, RN, MA

PCCRI Study Coordinator 

E-mail: Elizabeth_Gajary@URMC.Rochester.edu

Interests: Dogs, goats, horses, travel, people, food and cooking, hiking, being outside doing anything!

Life Advice: "Life is a dance. Learn to dance well!"

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Larry Clarfeld, MS

PhD Student - Computer Science

E-mail: Laurence.Clarfeld@uvm.edu

Interests: My interests outside of academia include field ecology, birding, hiking, camping, playing guitar and spending time with my family. 

Life Advice: "Don't sweat the petty stuff and don't pet the sweaty stuff"

Lindsay Ross

Lindsay Ross

Research Assistant 

Undergraduate (Senior)-Computer Science

E-mail:lmross@uvm.edu

Interests: Cooking, running, singing, crafting 

Life Advice: "If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time." -Billy Joel

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Brigitte Durieux

Research Assistant

Undergraduate (Junior) -  Biochemistry and French

E-mail: bdurieux@uvm.edu

Interests: Music, hellbenders, painting, cooking, space, reptiles, mythology, traveling, biodegradable plastics, thelyphondia (vinegaroons in 6th grade).

Life Advice: "Believe in yourself"

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Cailin Gramling 

Research Assistant

Undergraduate (Junior) -  Philosophy

E-mail: Cailin.Gramling@uvm.edu

Interests: Writing, philosophy, dance, sleep, debate

Life Advice: "I feel like I have not lived long enough to give life advice. When I am older and wiser, I will get back to you!"

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Laura Hirsch

Research Assistant

Undergraduate (Senior) - Statistics

E-mail: lehirsch@uvm.edu

Interests: Cycling, Irish Dancing, gardening, and hiking

Life Advice: "If the grass is greener on the other side, there is probably more manure there"

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Viktoria Manukyan, MS

Product Engineer at Global Foundries 

UVM Complex Systems Master's Degree 2018

Interests: Big Data, Machine Learning, SUP Yoga and Dancing

Life Advice: "Being confident and believing in your own self-worth will make everything possible"

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Aidan Ryan

Research Assistant

Undergraduate (Senior) - Civil Engineering

E-mail: Aidan.G.Ryan@uvm.edu

Interests: Playing guitar, anything outdoors, and of course diner breakfasts

Life Advice: "To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift" -Steve Prefontaine

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Bridger Banco

Research Assistant

Undergraduate (Junior) - Environmental Engineering

E-mail: bbanco@uvm.edu

Interests: Hiking and backpacking, paddling, fishing, dogs, skiing, and birding

Life Advice: "Be kind to others and others will be kind to you. Also, always have fun!"