John N. Evans, Ph.D., left, and Joseph F. Hagan, M.D. (Photo: UVM Medical Communications)
The University of Vermont Medical Center Board of Trustees has appointed two new members who will serve four-year terms – John N. Evans, Ph.D., senior advisor to the president and provost of the University of Vermont and professor emeritus of the Larner College of Medicine; and Joseph F. Hagan, Jr., M.D., a clinical professor of pediatrics at the UVM Larner College of Medicine and UVM Children’s Hospital.
Evans is currently senior advisor to the president and provost of the University of Vermont and professor emeritus of molecular physiology and biophysics at the Larner College of Medicine. He also serves as president of the Vermont Technology Council, an organization that fosters technology-enabled companies in the state by integrating the efforts of the private, public and academic sectors. The Council is also the statewide Board for the Vermont EPSCoR Program. Evans earned his Ph.D. in 1976 from the University of Florida College of Medicine. He was executive dean or dean of the Larner College of Medicine from 1992-2001 and 2003-2006. He currently serves on the Boards of Vermont Mutual Insurance Company, Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies, Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation, Vermont PBS and Vermont Technology Council.
“Dr. Evans’ leadership in technology will be an important asset to our Board as we implement important advances that will allow health care providers in Vermont and New York to communicate on a shared electronic medical record system,” said Allie Stickney, chair of the UVM Medical Center Board of Trustees. “He also has had a distinguished career as a biomedical researcher, with numerous publications and honors, including being named an Established Investigator of the American Heart Association,” she added.
Hagan is a clinical professor of pediatrics at the Larner College of Medicine and UVM Children’s Hospital. A fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), he served as the AAP Vermont Chapter vice president and president, and chaired the AAP’s National Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health, its Task Force on Terrorism and its Neurobehavioral Disorder Associated with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Workgroup. His commitment to the care of vulnerable children led Hagan to chair the Citizens Advisory Board for the Vermont Department for Children and Families (DCF). He consults for the DCF commissioner on complex child protection cases, and is a consulting physician at the UVM Children’s Hospital ChildSafe Clinic. Hagan is also a community-based physician with a pediatrics practice in Burlington.
“Dr. Hagan has done much for the children of the state of Vermont and beyond,” Stickney said. “As co-editor of The Bright Futures Guidelines, the standard of preventive care for infants, children, adolescents and young adults, he has advanced quality of care and improved outcomes for young patients across the country. His expertise and experience will be invaluable as we continue our focus on prevention and improving the general health of the populations we serve.”