Vermont Medicine magazine features stories about students, faculty, and the alumni of the Larner College of Medicine and its engagement with the wider community.

Common Ground

The University of Vermont President’s Our Common Ground Awards celebrate the many contributions staff members make to the institution’s success. Awardees are feted for their integrity, their sense of justice, and their commitment to collaboration and innovation. This year, two of the six Our Common Ground award winners hailed from the Larner College of Medicine. Michael Cross, custodial maintenance worker, and Tiffany Delaney, M.A.Ed., director of the office of diversity and inclusion, received the award for their extraordinary service to UVM.>> READ MORE

Remembering Larry Weed, M.D.

Lawrence Weed, M.D., was slightly ahead of his time. From 1969 to 1981, while professor of medicine at the University of Vermont, Weed led a multimilliondollar federally funded research project, the computerized Problem-Oriented Medical Information System (PROMIS). In thinking now about the idea of implementing an electronic health record in the 1970s, it is hard to grasp not only how forward-thinking Weed was, but also the courage he must have had.>> READ MORE

One Step Closer

The final year of medical school culminates a journey, from donning a white coat for the first time as a nervous, new medical student, to wearing it with a sense of purpose and responsibility as graduation looms ever closer. The fourth year also marks a beginning. It’s a time when students make big decisions about what kind of physician they hope to be, both in specialty and in spirit. We asked 11 students in the Class of 2017 to check in with us every so often as they completed Advanced Integration. >> READ MORE

Decision Time

UVM recently embarked on an expansion of the medical school’s training and the medical center’s offerings in palliative care. It began with a $3 million endowment from Burlington residents Holly and Bob Miller, who have long had an interest in and supported endof- life assistance in Vermont, to create the first Chair in Palliative Medicine at UVM. In June 2016, Gramling assumed that title and leadership of the newly formed Division of Palliative Medicine within the Department of Family Medicine at UVM.>> READ MORE