News from the College

  • Garfield to Serve as Vermont Child Health Improvement Executive Director
    October 19, 2021
    Lewis First, M.D., M.S., professor and chair of pediatrics, has announced the appointment of Rachel Garfield, M.H.S., Ph.D., as the next executive director of the Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP) and an associate professor pediatrics at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine.
  • Strotmeyer and Lemon Recognized with 2021 UVM Our Common Ground Awards
    October 18, 2021
    Two members of the Larner College of Medicine community--Nick Lemon, information systems technical support staff member, and Katherine Strotmeyer, communications and community outreach director for the University of Vermont Cancer Center--were among the UVM stafff members who received a 2021 Our Common Ground award.
  • Herrington Appointed Inaugural Emergency Medicine Health Care Service Leader
    October 13, 2021
    Ramsey Herrington, M.D., associate professor of surgery and division chief of emergency medicine, has been appointed the inaugural Emergency Medicine Health Care Service Leader.
  • College Celebrates Firestone Building at Ceremonial Groundbreaking
    October 1, 2021
    The University of Vermont and Larner College of Medicine hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking to celebrate the four-story, 62,500-square-foot Firestone Medical Research Building currently under construction at the College of Medicine on September 30, 2021.
  • 24th Annual Women's Health & Cancer Conference Takes Place Virtually Oct. 1
    September 28, 2021
    The University of Vermont Cancer Center hosted the 24th annual Women’s Health and Cancer Conference on October 1 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The virtual event, which was free and open to the public, was sponsored by the Victoria Buffum Fund with an aim to empower and support individuals and communities with knowledge about cancer prevention, detection, treatment, and survivorship.
  • Kolb Receives NCI Grant to Develop Treatment for Chemo-Induced Nerve Damage
    September 21, 2021
    The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded Noah Kolb, M.D., associate professor of neurological sciences at the University of Vermont's Larner College Medicine, and a team of researchers a $7 million grant to a develop a new intervention for chemo-induced neuropathy, one that can be as easily implemented in rural areas as large urban centers.
  • Med Student-Designed "Look at Larner" Program Holds First Event
    September 21, 2021
    On September 10 and 11, the Larner College of Medicine welcomed 27 individuals from across the country as participants in the first-ever “Look at Larner” program. Candidates in the program were aspiring medical students, from rising college juniors to postgraduates and career changers.
  • UVM Undergrad Alums Launch VT REACH for Pre-Health Career Students
    September 21, 2021
    VT REACH, which stands for Virtual Teleconference: Reach Explore Aspire to Careers in Healthcare, is an outreach program designed for high school, college, technical school, undecided students who are interested in potentially pursuing careers in healthcare and provides an opportunity to learn from and interact with professionals and students from the Larner College of Medicine and UVM Medical Center.
  • Raszka Receives AOA/AAMC Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award
    August 26, 2021
    Professor of Pediatrics William Raszka, M.D., has received the prestigious 2021 Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award. The award is part of the Association of American Medical Colleges annual slate of honors and will be formally conferred at an October 27 virtual recognition event.
  • Camp Outright Elective Connects Medical Trainees and LGBTQ+ Youth
    August 25, 2021
    Described as “a traditional summer camp experience with a queer twist,” Camp Outright provides a supportive environment and a range of activities focused on community, social justice, and fun for youth aged 13 to 17. During the two 2021 summer sessions, the camp also served as a place for medical trainees and campers to see a different side of patient care and clinicians, respectively.