News from the College

  • Wilcox Selected for 2022-23 Class of Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Fellows
    June 28, 2022
    Rebecca Wilcox, M.D., professor of pathology and laboratory medicine and associate dean for faculty affairs at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, has been selected as a member of the 2022-2023 class of fellows participating in the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM) Program at Drexel University College of Medicine.
  • URiM Pathway to Pediatrics Program Clarifies Journey for Pre-Med Students
    June 15, 2022
    Kiana Heredia, a medical student in the University of Vermont’s Larner College of Medicine Class of 2024, recently helped Larner Assistant Professor of Pediatrics L.E. Faricy, M.D., create the URiM Pathway to Pediatrics (UPP) program to assist others who may encounter the doubts she experienced during her undergraduate years. The UPP program originated from a grant proposal Faricy and Heredia developed with help from Nicole Obongo ’24, Annaliese Lapides ‘24 and Mialovena Exume ’24, for American Academy of Pediatrics funding to support events aimed at increasing workforce diversity and supporting students historically underrepresented in medicine (URiM). It was Heredia’s idea to target pre-medical students in the first years of their undergraduate experience based on the disillusionment she felt at that stage of her education.
  • Medical Student Heredia is Inaugural Oguejiofor Diversity Scholarship Recipient
    June 10, 2022
    In April 2022, Class of 2024 medical student Kiana Heredia was named the inaugural recipient of the Oguejiofor Scholarship, named in honor of Collins Oguejiofor, a member of the medical Class of 2022 who died unexpectedly at the end of his second year. The scholarship is supported by The Oguejiofor Fund, which was established in the fall of 2020 with gifts from family, students, faculty, staff, friends and the UVM Larner Alumni Association.
  • Medical Students Showcase Public Health Projects at Celebration
    June 10, 2022
    While public health concerns like teen e-cigarette use, blood donation recruitment, and ensuring quality senior care existed prior to the pandemic, many have become of greater concern over the past two years. Class of 2025 Larner College of Medicine medical students dug into these and other health and social issues as part of their Public Health Projects course, revealing important findings that will help shape policy and direction for numerous social service agencies in the region.
  • VCBH Study Tests Novel App-Delivery of Financial Incentives for Pregnant Smokers
    May 26, 2022
    A new study, led by University of Vermont Center on Behavior and Health researchers and colleagues and published in JAMA Network Open, found that using a smartphone app that monitored smoking and delivered incentives to participants’ debit cards showed promise in achieving similar results to traditional best practices with financial incentives.
  • Janssen-Heininger Honored as University Distinguished Professor
    May 17, 2022
    Yvonne Janssen-Heininger, Ph.D., professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the UVM Larner College of Medicine, is a 2022 recipient of the University Distinguished Professor Award. This title is a career appointment, and is the highest academic honor that UVM can bestow upon a member of the faculty.
  • Larner Geriatrics Expert Responds to Questions at Annual Conference
    May 17, 2022
  • Larner Medical Students Selected as 2022-23 NH/VT Schweitzer Fellows
    May 16, 2022
    ​The New Hampshire/Vermont (NH/VT) Schweitzer Fellows Program selected five teams of Larner College of Medicine Class of 2025 medical students as 2022-23 Schweitzer Fellows.
  • Silveira Honored for Teaching Excellence
    May 17, 2022
    Jay Silveira, Ph.D., assistant professor of biochemistry, was selected to receive a 2022 UVM Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award, which recognizes faculty for excellent undergraduate instruction, innovation in teaching methods and ability to motivate and challenge students.
  • Parsons Named President and CEO of Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine
    May 11, 2022
    Polly Parsons, M.D., E.L. Amidon Chair and Professor of Medicine, has been named the next president and CEO of the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine.