Wilcox Appointed Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

January 19, 2022 by Ed Neuert

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Rebecca Wilcox, M.D., has been appointed associate dean for faculty affairs at the Larner College of Medicine.

Rebecca Wilcox, M.D.

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Rebecca Wilcox, M.D., has been appointed associate dean for faculty affairs at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont.

Wilcox joined the UVM faculty in 2009, and currently serves as vice chair for education for her department and section leader of the Gastrointestinal/Liver Pathology Service at the UVM Health Network. She served for five years as director of the first-year medical school course "Nutrition, Metabolism and Gastrointestinal System in Health and Disease," and for two years directed the Advanced Integration Surgical Pathology Elective. She also served as a faculty coach for the Association of American Medical Colleges' Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) certificate program and is a graduate of the LEAD program.

Among Wilcox's many honors are four Foundations Course Director Awards and two Foundations Teaching Awards. In 2014, she received the UVM Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award. She has twice received the American Medical Women’s Association Gender Equity Award, and was chosen by the Larner medical Class of 2019 to deliver the keynote address at their commencement.

Wilcox received her medical degree from Oregon Health Science University, and completed a residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at the University of Chicago Hospitals, where she also served as chief resident and completed a fellowship in gastrointestinal and hepatology pathology.

To date, Wilcox has published 39 peer-reviewed articles, eleven book chapters, and has presented 30 national/international lectures and is currently serving as editor of Gray’s Integrated Medical Sciences for Students: A Foundation for Clinical Practice, an Elsevier textbook. She is a subcontract principal investigator on a National Cancer Institute R25 education grant that has supported the development of an international genomic medicine curriculum for medical students, and she co-chairs the interprofessional Undergraduate Teaching in Genomics (UTRIG) Work Group under this grant. 

Wilcox succeeds Charles Irvin, Ph.D., who stepped down as associate dean for faculty affairs after serving in that role since 2012.

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