Larner Educators Honored at NEGEA Conference

June 12, 2024 by John Turner

Left to right: Kathryn Huggett, Ph.D., Cate Nicholas, Ed.D., M.S., PA with their NEGEA awards. (Photo: Amanda Broder)

Two Larner College of Medicine educators were honored at the annual Northeast Group on Educational Affairs (NEGEA) conference, hosted by NYU Langone Health  May 29-31.  

Kathryn Huggett, Ph.D., assistant dean for medical student education and director of The Teaching Academy at Larner College of Medicine, and Cate Nicholas, Ed.D., M.S., PA, associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences, and the retiring director of education and operations for UVM’s Clinical Simulation Lab, received NEGEA Distinguished Educator Awards.

“I was both honored and humbled to be recognized by my NEGEA peers, many of whom have been mentors and collaborators over the years,” says Huggett.  

Nicholas, who is retiring this month after more than 35 years of service to UVM, says “It was an honor to be recognized by the NEGEA. This community of practice is a wonderful network of like-minded people who hold each other up, and in the process elevate the work we do.”

NEGEA is one of four regional groups of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), a professional community dedicated to advancing medical education through faculty and curriculum development, educational research, and assessment in undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education. The Northeast Group includes AAMC member institutions in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont.