Vermont Medicine magazine features stories about students, faculty, and the alumni of the Larner College of Medicine and its engagement with the wider community.

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One Dose at a Time
One Dose at a Time

It took a village to plan from scratch and move with Herculean speed to open the UVM Health Network’s vaccination clinic at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex in December of 2020. In its seven months of existence, more than 80,000 vaccines were administered there, helping Vermont become the first state in the nation to vaccinate 80 percent of its population with at least one dose. >> READ MORE



A Search for Meaning
A Search for Meaning

Bob Gramling, M.D., D.Sc., has witnessed grief in its many forms. As the inaugural Holly and Bob Miller Chair in Palliative Medicine and a professor of family medicine, he counsels seriously ill patients and their families while they navigate the challenging terrain between life and death. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Gramling worked with a UVM Medical Center team to provide critical support at a Burlington nursing home experiencing an outbreak. He sat with patients, often holding a phone or iPad, so they could say goodbye to loved ones who, because of safety precautions, couldn’t be present. The forced distancing was difficult, but moments of connection still emerged. >> READ MORE


Fostering Socially-Conscious Clinicians
Fostering Socially-Conscious Clinicians

Scientific advancements such as genome sequencing, mRNA vaccines and point-of-care ultrasound have saved countless lives. But new technologies are only as successful as the practitioners who use them. In order to reduce the incidence of disease and improve health outcomes, particularly in historically underserved populations, the clinicians and systems that deliver patient care must also evolve. >> READ MORE