News from the College

  • Larner Announces Two New Associate Deans
    May 4, 2022
    Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education Christa Zehle, M.D., has announced the appointment of two new associate deans at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont -- Leila Amiri, Ph.D., who has been named Larner's next associate dean for admissions, and Karen George, M.D., M.P.H., who has been named Larner's next associate dean for students.
  • Larner Celebrates Professionalism with 2022 Awards Ceremony
    May 4, 2022
    “Going above and beyond” and consistently demonstrating kindness, compassion and respect were common accolades in the nomination letters for the 2022 Dean’s Awards for Professionalism recipients. On May 3, the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont marked the third anniversary of the formal introduction and celebration of the College’s Statement on Professionalism at a virtual awards presentation ceremony.
  • Dixon Named 2022-23 University Scholar
    April 29, 2022
    Anne Dixon, M.A., BM BCh, professor of medicine, has been named one of four 2022-2023 University Scholars.
  • Inaugural Research Week Features Larner Faculty and Trainee Investigation & Innovation
    April 29, 2022
    In celebration of its standing as a top 100 public research university, the University of Vermont held its first “Research Week” April 18 to 22 to showcase the work of faculty, student and trainee investigators. A number of Larner College of Medicine faculty and trainees received recognition and delivered presentations during the week's events.
  • Integrating Mental Health into Pediatric Primary Care
    April 25, 2022
    UVM Pediatric Primary Care is removing barriers to mental health care with an evidence-based Primary Care Mental Health Integration program, piloted with support from the UVM Health Network.
  • Senator Sanders and Veterans Affairs Secretary McDonough Visit Larner
    April 14, 2022
    On April 14, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and his guest, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis McDonough, visited UVM's Larner College of Medicine, met with medical student veterans and military scholarship students, and discussed opportunities for physicians at the VA with UVM medical students.
  • Improving Access to Pediatric Clinical Trials in Vermont
    April 18, 2022
    Infants and children living in rural states are less likely than those living in other states to have a chance to enroll in clinical research, especially clinical trials. Underserved and minority children are particularly underrepresented. The University of Vermont is one of 18 sites in a state-of-the-art pediatric clinical research network to improve access to clinical trials for children in rural and underserved areas. Together, the sites constitute the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Institutional Development Awards (IDeA) States Pediatric Clinical Trials Network (ISPCTN).
  • Koch Named New Director of UVM Clinical Simulation Laboratory
    April 4, 2022
    After a comprehensive internal search and interview process, University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine Nicholas Koch, M.D., has been named clinical director of the UVM Clinical Simulation Laboratory. Koch will be the laboratory’s fourth director, replacing former Associate Professor of Anesthesiology Vincent Miller, M.D., who served in the position for five years, from 2016-2021.
  • Med Students with Ties to Ukraine Hold Medical Supply Drive
    March 30, 2022
    On March 26, 2022, UVM medical students Caitlin Marassi and Ellen Mats, along with other Larner first-year medical students, launched a three-week "Vermont for Ukraine Medical Supply Drive" in collaboration with Vermont Flannel retail stores and working through Razom, a 501(c)(3) organization that ships medical supplies by sea and air directly to Ukraine.
  • Kirkpatrick Presents University Scholar Lecture on Combatting Global Infectious Diseases
    March 28, 2022
    University of Vermont Chair of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Beth Kirkpatrick, M.D., will present her 2021-22 University Scholar lecture on "Combatting Global Infectious Diseases: Vaccines and Human Models," on Monday, April 4, 2022.