News from the College

  • Christa Zehle, M.D., Named Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education
    March 11, 2020
    Richard L. Page, M.D., Dean of the Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont, has announced that, following a national search, Christa Zehle, M.D., has accepted the position of Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education at the College. Dr. Zehle, who has served as Interim Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education at Larner since January 2019, assumes the new role effective immediately.
  • Inaugural Celebration of Gender Equity Features Kunin, Recognizes Champions
    March 11, 2020
    The Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont held its first-ever event to celebrate and recognize achievements in gender equity on March 4, 2020. Governor Madeleine Kunin provided a keynote address, followed by an awards ceremony at which Ramsey Herrington, M.D., Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., Debra Leonard, M.D., Ph.D., and Lauren Elizabeth Faricy, M.D., were recognized.
  • Irvin Receives Inaugural W. Fred Taylor PhD Award for NIH IDeA Contributions
    March 9, 2020
    ​Charles Irvin, Ph.D., received the inaugural W. Fred Taylor PhD Award in recognition of his significant contributions to enhance the impact of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Program at the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR)/Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Coalition and Foundation Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. on February 24, 2020.
  • Sobel and Riser Spearhead Longitudinal Addiction Medicine Curriculum
    February 26, 2020
    With new funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, UVM Associate Professor of Medicine Halle Sobel, M.D., and Elly Riser, M.D., UVM clinical instructor in medicine, are working to bring training on treating opioid use disorder as a chronic condition to physicians at the beginning of their careers – during medical school.
  • Jemison Named Assistant Dean for Technology/CIO
    February 24, 2020
    Jill Jemison has been named assistant dean for technology/chief information officer for the UVM Larner College of Medicine.
  • TGIR Hosts Virus "Slam" on 2019-nCoV
    February 13, 2020
    University of Vermont scientists, physicians, and students gathered at the Larner College of Medicine February 6 for the first-ever on-campus “virus slam” hosted by the Translational Global Infectious Diseases Research Center. At the event, some twenty experts, from five UVM colleges and institutes, gave five-minute mini-talks that ranged from explaining the biochemistry of the virus’ interaction with the human immune system to interpreting the latest data from the World Health Organization.
  • Firestone Medical Research Building Funding Approved
    February 10, 2020
    The Larner College of Medicine biomedical research enterprise received another boost on January 31 when the members of the University of Vermont Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve construction of the Firestone Medical Research Building.
  • Goldman Named Inaugural Follansbee Professor
    February 4, 2020
    Glenn Goldman, M.D., professor of medicine and chief of dermatology, was invested as the inaugural Rogers and Nancy Follansbee Professor of Dermatology during a formal ceremony held February 3, 2020 at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont.
  • College Announces New Medical Student Research Fellowships
    February 3, 2020
    Larner College of Medicine medical students who are interested in taking a deeper dive into research have a new opportunity: The College's Medical Student Research Fellowships. Announced January 31, the program offers two one-year research fellowships to be conducted between the third and fourth years of medical school. Applications are due by no later than March 20, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Foundations Awards Celebration Honors Class of 2022, Faculty, & Staff
    January 30, 2020
    The Class of 2022 medical students marked their completion of the first level of the Vermont Integrated Curriculum at the annual Foundations Celebration event January 30, 2020. The event provides an opportunity for second-year medical students to join with faculty and staff and express their gratitude for the contributions of these College community members to their medical education journey.