News from the College

  • Schweitzer Fellows Help Women Cancer Survivors Lose a Collective 135 Pounds in 8 Weeks
    October 17, 2017
    Weight loss can be challenging for anyone, but in particular, for cancer patients whose treatments can make the task even more daunting. But second-year medical students Lauren Donnelly and Kirsten Martin are having huge – and unexpected – success helping one group of women cancer survivors achieve their weight loss and activity goals, thanks to a 12-week weight management program they have been delivering to Steps to Wellness patients as their 2017-18 Schweitzer Fellowship project.
  • Underscoring Humanism in Medicine: The White Coat Ceremony
    October 12, 2017
    Since August 7, when the Larner College of Medicine’s Class of 2021 started their medical education journey, the country has endured multiple, unthinkable tragedies – hurricanes, a mass shooting, wildfires – the kind that give rise to a greater respect and need for human connection. On Friday, October 13, 2017, these students participated in a rite of passage that emphasizes the importance of humanism in medicine – the White Coat Ceremony.
  • Nathan Finds Stress Management Training Benefits Health Care Professionals
    October 9, 2017
    New interdisciplinary research conducted by University of Vermont researcher Jane Nathan, Ph.D., and colleagues, has found that the Benson Henry Institute’s (BHI) evidence-based Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) is a valuable model to use with health professionals to enhance their well-being.
  • Henry Ng Talks about Transgender Care at Imbasciani Lecture
    September 29, 2017
    The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont hosted Henry Ng, M.D., M.P.H., past president of GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality, at the fourth annual Vito Imbasciani, Ph.D., M.D.’85 and George DiSalvo LGBTQ Health Equity Lecture on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 in the Livak Ballroom in the Dudley Davis Center at UVM. Ng will discuss “Incorporating Transgender Care into Everyday Primary Care.”
  • Desjardins Named Chief Medical Officer at UVM Medical Center
    September 29, 2017
    University of Vermont Medical Center President Eileen Whalen, M.H.A., R.N., announced today that Isabelle Desjardins, M.D., has accepted the position of Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for The University of Vermont Medical Center, effective October 1.
  • Atherly Appointed Director of Health Services Research Center
    September 21, 2017
    The Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont has announced the appointment of Adam Atherly, Ph.D., as the College’s first director of the health services research center and professor of medicine, effective February 1, 2018.
  • Rep. Welch Holds DACA Press Conference featuring Medical Student
    September 14, 2017
    Vermont's sole Congressman Peter Welch held a press conference on Monday, September 11, 2017 at the Larner College of Medicine to discuss the impact of the cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The decision to hold the event was prompted by a letter written to Representative Welch by first-year Larner College of Medicine student Juan Conde, a DACA recipient who was brought to the U.S. with his brother by his mother when he was nine years old.
  • Stanford's Prober Shares Active Learning Expertise at Teaching Academy Lecture
    September 6, 2017
    On September 8, The Teaching Academy at the UVM Larner College of Medicine hosted Charles Prober, M.D., of Stanford University School of Medicine. Faculty and staff of the College attended his presentation "Reimagining & Reinvigorating Medical Student Education."
  • Capstone of a Career: Dean Morin to Step Down in 2018
    August 30, 2017
    Frederick Morin, M.D., announced today that next year, he will step down as dean of The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont once a successor has been named. Morin became the College’s 17th dean ten years ago, on August 25, 2007.
  • Higgins Study Examines Potential of Nicotine Reduction to Curb Smoking Addiction
    August 23, 2017
    The FDA is right – when it comes to disease culprits, cigarette smoking tops the list. While recognized as the number-one cause of preventable disease and death, it’s an incredibly tough habit to break due to the addictiveness of nicotine. New research from the University of Vermont (UVM) and colleagues suggests that reducing nicotine content in cigarettes may decrease their addiction potential in especially vulnerable populations and suggests how regulatory policies could shift preferences to less-harmful tobacco products.

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