Web Extras

Summer 2019

Often there are extensions to stories featured in the print version of Vermont Medicine. Web Extras allow additional content to be shared online.

Dynamic DuosDynamic Duos

Get to know the three UVM Cancer Center research teams featured in the story "Dynamic Duos" and learn more about what makes their collaborations so fruitful in three short videos.


The Science of Learning in ActionThe Science of Learning in Action

How does the Larner College of Medicine prepare faculty to facilitate an active learning session? Follow UVM Assistant Professor of Radiology Adam Ulano, M.D., as he preps for his session in the Neural Science course with help from instructional designers, Teaching Academy guest speakers, audio/visual experts and others. 

  • Read "Teaching the Teachers."


Polio: A MemoirPolio: A Memoir

In the fall 2003 issue of Vermont Medicine, editor Ed Neuert explored the role a College of Medicine alum named Charles S. Caverly played in the identification of polio as a threat to public health. A graduate from the Class of 1881, he sounded the alarm about an epidemic outbreak in Rutland in 1894 that sickened 132 children and adults. He went on to publish extensively on the disease and as president of the State Board of Health in the early 20th century made prevention and treatment of polio a priority.

  • Read the story titled "The New Disease Strikes the Otter Creek Valley."


Match DayBringing Match Day to Grandma

"The Match ceremony was about to begin, and I knew she would be furious if I skipped it, so I left my family at her bedside to run over to the med school where I was met with surprising news. Dr. Zehle pulled me aside and told me that between the med school and the ICU nurses a second match ceremony had been arranged to take place in my grandma’s ICU room. She would get to experience Match Day after all." - Tessa Barclay, M.D.'19

  • Watch a short video of the Match Day procession to Tessa's grandmother's room at UVM Medical Center.


CommencementClass of 2019 Commencement

Sun, rain and a couple pairs of crutches were unable to dampen the spirits of the Larner College of Medicine's Class of 2019 Commencement participants on Sunday, May 19 at the University of Vermont's Ira Allen Chapel. After years of absorbing vast amounts of information, honing and demonstrating clinical skills and comprehension, and experiencing the dynamics of patient interactions and interprofessional health care teams, these medical graduates officially earned the title of “Doctor.”

  • View the photo gallery.
  • Watch the video of the full ceremony.


Lydia Clemmons and Jackson J.W. ClemmonsA Pioneer in the Lab, and on the Land

Clemmons Family Farm
In 1962, when Jackson J. W. Clemmons, Ph.D., M.D., moved to Vermont to join the UVM Department of Pathology, he was only the second African American on the College of Medicine faculty, and the first to stay for any length of time. Early on, a large farmhouse for sale in the town of Charlotte caught his eye. Now the Clemmons Family Farm is a treasured cultural institution. Learn more about the farm through their video storytelling channel.

University of Vermont Honorary Degree

  • Read the honorary degree citation from the 2019 University of Vermont Commencement ceremony honoring Dr. Clemmons' contributions as a faculty member, research, educator and farmer.