News from the College

  • Cushman Receives American Heart Association's Award of Meritorious Achievement
    July 14, 2020
    Professor of Medicine Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., has been named the recipient of the American Heart Association's 2020 Award of Meritorious Achievement. She will be honored with the award, which recognizes individuals who have rendered an important service to the AHA, during the association's live stream event in October.
  • Kids Rarely Transmit COVID-19, Say Pediatric Infectious Disease Experts Lee and Raszka
    July 13, 2020
    A commentary published in the journal Pediatrics by Benjamin Lee, M.D. and William V. Raszka, Jr., M.D., concludes that children infrequently transmit COVID-19 to each other or to adults and that many schools, provided they follow appropriate social distancing guidelines and take into account rates of transmission in their community, can and should reopen in the fall.
  • King Named Associate Dean for Continuing Medical and Interprofessional Education
    July 1, 2020
    John King, M.D., M.P.H., professor and vice chair for academics and regional development in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Vermont’s Larner College of Medicine, has been appointed associate dean for continuing medical and interprofessional education (CMIE) at the institution.
  • Gallant Ends 14 Years as Associate Dean for Admissions, Feldman Assumes Interim Role
    July 1, 2020
    Christa Zehle, M.D., senior associate dean for medical education at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, has announced the appointment of Nathalie Feldman, M.D., as interim associate dean for admissions, effective July 1, 2020. Feldman replaces retiring Associate Dean for Admissions Janice Gallant, M.D., while a search is underway for a permanent replacement.
  • Vermont Integrative Genetics Resource Celebrates Milestones, Grant Support
    June 18, 2020
    Despite the many challenges academic institutions have faced in 2020, the Vermont Integrative Genetics Resource (VIGR) shared core facility at the University of Vermont Cancer Center and Larner College of Medicine has achieved strong funding support and achieved some significant milestones over the past six months.
  • Atherly Receives RWJ Grant to Study Vermont Community Health Teams
    June 18, 2020
    A new, three-year $500,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will allow members of the UVM Center for Health Services Research (CHSR) at the Larner College of Medicine, led by center director and Professor of Medicine Adam Atherly, Ph.D., to explore the effectiveness of community health teams in improving the quality and efficiency of health care delivery.
  • Jemison Receives AAMC GIR Service Award
    June 16, 2020
    Jill Jemison, assistant dean for technology/chief information officer at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, received the 2020 Service Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Institutional Resources at the group’s Annual Member/Business Meeting webinar on June 10.
  • Health Workers, Students Demonstrate Support at #WhiteCoatsforBlackLives Vigil
    June 16, 2020
    More than 250 University of Vermont Medical Center staff members, Larner College of Medicine students and leaders gathered June 5 at 1 p.m. for a silent demonstration of support for racial justice in honor of George Floyd and others who have died due to racism and police brutality.
  • Neurological Sciences Team Creates Virtual Anatomy Course
    June 2, 2020
    A team of faculty members in the Department of Neurological Sciences has been transforming their popular hands-on summer Human Gross Anatomy course into a comprehensive, inclusive online curriculum featuring pre-recorded lectures, gross anatomy lab dissection videos, a 3D anatomy app, and live online discussions.
  • Dean Page Announces 2020 Professionalism Award Recipients
    May 29, 2020
    On May 29, 2020, Dean Richard L. Page, M.D., announced the names of the recipients of the inaugural Dean’s Awards for Professionalism. Jennifer Gilwee, M.D., assistant professor of medicine and chief of of the Division of Internal Medicine, received the Faculty Award for Professionalism. Eric Gagnon, director of facilities administration and projects, received the Staff Award for Professionalism. Isaac de la Bruere, medical student in the Class of 2022, received the Student Award for Professionalism.