• TGIR Hosts Virus "Slam" on 2019-nCoV
    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.
  • Teaching Academy Retreat Events Focus on New Members, Awards, & Assessment
    ​The Teaching Academy at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont held its annual Snow Season Education Retreat on January 15-16, 2020 in the College’s Medical Education Center and UVM Davis Center. Highlights included an Induction Ceremony for 2019 new members and advanced members, the presentation of the annual Teaching and Education Awards, and the first annual Snow Season Debate, moderated by Professor and Chair of Pediatrics Lewis First, M.D.
  • Global Health Program Hosts Migrant Healthcare Presentations
    The Larner College of Medicine Global Health Program hosted three events during the week of September 23 that focused on the topic of migrant healthcare. Presenters included Jonathan Melk, M.D., CEO and chief medical officer for the Chiricauhua Community Health Centers in Douglas, Ariz., Darlene Melk, M.D., medical director of the Southern Arizona Children's Health Project and director of community pediatrics, and Naomi Wolcott-Maccausland, migrant health coordinator of Bridges to Health in UVM Extension.
  • Wasserman Discusses Motivational Interviewing on Advisory.com
    (AUGUST 2, 2019) Richard Wasserman, M.D., professor of pediatrics, commented on motivational interviewing techniques used to encourage patients to adopt healthier behaviors in an Advisory.com article.
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship-New Global Health Focus offered for Academic Year 2020 Match
  • Gibson Featured in VTDigger Article on Healthcare for Transgender Youth
    (JULY 11, 2019) Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Erica Gibson, M.D., commented on expanding healthcare access for transgender youth under Medicaid in VT Digger. Gibson, who is also the medical director of the UVM Medical Center’s Transgender Youth Program, addressed potential changes to transgender healthcare covered by Medicaid, including eliminating the minimum age for gender affirming surgeries.
  • Racha Discusses Gender on VT Public Radio "But Why" Program
    (JUNE 18, 2019) Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Lori Racha, M.D., was interviewed on Vermont Public Radio's “But Why: a Podcast for Curious Kids.”
  • Perinatal-Neonatal Fellows Improve Care, Empower Families
    (JULY 3, 2019) Before she became a neonatal fellow at The University of Vermont Medical Center, Adrienne Pahl, M.D., practiced as a primary care pediatrician in Vermont for three and a half years. Through this work, she got to know parents of babies who were exposed to opioids during development, witnessing how these families faced not only the usual pressures of caring for a newborn but also the challenges of a child with serious medical problems.
  • Williams Named First Abajian Green & Gold Professor in Pediatric Anesthesiology
    Robert K. Williams, M.D., professor of anesthesiology and pediatrics at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, was invested as the inaugural Chris Abajian, M.D.’69 and Margaret Abajian Green & Gold Professor in Pediatric Anesthesiology in a ceremony held in the College of Medicine’s Hoehl Gallery on June 24, 2019.
  • 2019 Frymoyer Scholar Recipients and Projects Announced
    Teaching Academy Director Kathryn Huggett, Ph.D., and the Frymoyer Scholars Program Review Committee have announced that five faculty projects were selected to receive 2019 Frymoyer Scholarship funding.
  • Lewis First Elected Honorary Member for Life with NBME
    For more than 20 years, Larner College of Medicine Chair of Pediatrics and University of Vermont Children’s Hospital Chief Lewis First, M.D., has dedicated his time, knowledge, and passion to volunteering with the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME). At the March 2019 NBME Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, he was elected as an honorary member for life and chair emeritus.
  • Honors Night Celebrates Senior Medical Student and Faculty Achievements
    The Larner College of Medicine’s Class of 2019 Honors Night on May 13 was all about celebrating achievements. Medical students, leaders, faculty members, family and friends gathered for the event in UVM’s Davis Center to honor the recipients of individual student awards, faculty awards, a staff award, and a department award, as well as recognize the new student inductees for the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and Gold Humanism Honor Society.
  • Class of 2021 Celebrates Teachers, Classmates at Foundations Awards Event
    The UVM Larner College of Medicine Class of 2021 participated in a Foundations Awards celebration January 24. The event, which marks the completion of the first level of the Vermont Integrated Curriculum, provides an opportunity for second-year medical students to join with faculty and staff and express their gratitude for the contributions of these Larner College of Medicine community members to their medical education journey.
  • Leffler Named VT Medical Society President, Ittleman, Frankowski & Nelson Honored
    Four Larner College of Medicine faculty were honored recently at the Vermont Medical Society’s annual meeting, including Stephen Leffler, M.D., Frank Ittleman, M.D., Barbara Frankowski, M.D., M.P.H., and Eliot Nelson, M.D. ​
  • New England Federal Credit Union Children's Hospital Gift Announcement Featured on Multiple Channels
    A press conference announcing a $1 million lead gift from the New England Federal Credit Union to support a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at the UVM Children’s Hospital garnered coverage in several regional news outlets.
  • Carney Quoted in NBC Affiliate Story on Vigil Remembering Gun Violence Victims
    WPTZ NBC5 News highlighted remarks made by Jan Carney, M.D., M.P.H., UVM associate dean for public health at a December 11 vigil organized by Gun Sense Vermont. Rebecca Bell, M.D., UVM assistant professor of pediatrics also spoke at the event, which was held in remembrance of all the people whose lives have been changed by gun violence in all of the 50 states.
  • Children’s Hospital Announces $1 Million Gift from New England Federal Credit Union
    On December 11, 2018 at the University of Vermont Medical Center, former patients of the UVM Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), their families, clinicians and hospital leaders, gathered to celebrate a $1 million donation from New England Federal Credit Union. The donation kicks off a project to renovate the UVM Children’s Hospital’s NICU.
  • Teaching Academy Announces 16 New Members
    Kathryn Huggett, Ph.D., director of the Teaching Academy at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, has announced the names of 16 new members of the Teaching Academy.
  • Ahern Receives St. Baldrick's Foundation Grant to Study Phthalates & Cancer
    UVM Assistant Professor of Surgery Thomas Ahern, Ph.D., is the recipient of one of 76 St. Baldrick's Foundation grants totaling more than $19.1 million to support studying innovative treatment options in the pediatric cancer space.
  • UVM Larner College of Medicine Clinical Chairs’ Letter to the Community
    On July 18, 2018, UVM Larner College of Medicine clinical department chairs issued a letter to the community.