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Fall 2022

There are often additional pieces of material related to stories featured in the print version of Vermont Medicine that allow for an expanded view of activities at the Larner College of Medicine.

UPP Program Students
“UPP” Program Clarifies Journey for Pre-Med Students

With the goal of one day becoming a physician, Kiana Heredia started her undergraduate degree at Mount Holyoke College as a pre-medical student. Faced with a course load of classes such as organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and physics, Heredia says she began to second-guess the gut feeling that she belonged in the medical field. Now Heredia is a medical student in the University of Vermont’s Larner College of Medicine Class of 2024 and 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. 

Read an expanded text and photo story about the UPP Program.

Finlay Pilcher
“There are Often More Metrics of Success than the Ones We Plan to Measure”

Finlay Pilcher is a medical student in the Class of 2024 at the Larner College of Medicine. In a two-part series on the “UVM Larner Med” blog , she explored her lifelong interest in vaccines and how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted her both on a personal level and as a burgeoning healthcare professional. Finlay is planning to become an infectious disease physician and is especially interested in public health. 

Read Finlay’s two-part series on the “UVM Larner Med” blog.

Match Day Students at podium
Medical Class of 2022 Celebrates In-Person Match Day 

The Class of 2022’s medical school journey turned upside-down in March 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic forced a stay-at-home order, a pivot to remote learning, and put their clinical training on hold. After two years of virtual events, the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine celebrated these resilient senior medical students at an in-person Match Day event on March 18 in the UVM Davis Center. 

Larner Graduates Celebrated at Commencement Ceremonies 

The Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont celebrated 2022 master’s degree, Ph.D., and M.D. recipients on May 21 and 22. At both the Graduate College and Larner Commencement ceremonies, speakers acknowledged the hurdles these graduates had endured due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the important impact they were poised to make to ensure a better future for society. 


Yvonne Janssen-Heininger
The Redox Paradox 

There’s a paradox to the element we know as oxygen: While it’s essential to living organisms, it also can cause damage that leads to illness and death. University Distinguished Professor Yvonne Janssen-Heininger, Ph.D., with colleague Albert van der Vliet, Ph.D., co-founded the internationally recognized Redox Biology and Pathology Program at UVM. Redox refers to the biochemical processes involving reduction (gaining electrons) and oxidation (losing electrons). Redox medicine specializes in developing new compounds to regulate oxidation reactions, which can be used therapeutically to treat disease. 

Read the latest updates on the UVM Redox Biology and Pathology Program.