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

The Red Wheelbarrow: A Preview
The Red Wheelbarrow

In the late 1990s, a group of UVM medical students produced a pamphlet-sized journal in which they shared their poetry, prose, photographs and other artwork. Titled The Red Wheelbarrow, the publication took its name from the most famous poem of William Carlos Williams, the 20th century American poet who was also, for more than 40 years, a family medicine physician in his native New Jersey. At the Larner College of Medicine, The Red Wheelbarrow has developed into a yearly literary and visual arts journal. >> READ MORE

THE COVID-19 Pivot. Larner Researchers Change Directions to Address the Pandemic
The COVID-19 Pivot

It was mid-March, what Vermonters ruefully call "Mud Season." But the promise of the spring of 2020 was yielding to widespread concern and hints of panic, as cases of infection with the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, rose across the state and around the nation. While educational instruction at Larner had shifted to remote mode, and most in-person research was suspended, a significant number of Larner physicians and scientists quickly adapted their investigations to the essential work of focusing on COVID-19. >> READ MORE

On Track: Davidson Hamer, M.D.'87, keeps tabs on the world's most dangerous diseases
On Track

When the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen began to spread across the globe in early 2020— country after country responding with shelter-in-place orders, mask mandates, and calls for solidarity with overstretched physicians and nurses—Davidson Hamer, M.D.’87, watched the virus’ emergence with a grim determination. As co-principal investigator of the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network, Hamer has seen the beginnings of infectious disease outbreaks take shape many times. >> READ MORE