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Alumna Julie Desrochers on Gaining Perspective in Public Health

By Sarah Tuff Dunn “Blood is something we all have, but rarely consider,” says Julie Desrochers, the fall prevention program manager at the Vermont Department of Health,... Continue Reading

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Multiple Mini-Interview Format Offers Unbiased Assessment of Med School Candidates’ Skills

By Carolyn Shapiro On a Friday afternoon in early December, Cary Jewkes was busily arranging cubicle walls in the Given Courtyard atrium at the University of Vermont... Continue Reading

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Agricultural Microbiologist Examines Public Health Issues Through a Different Lens

Photo: Phil Roeder/Flickr  Vermont Agency of Agriculture microbiologist Wendy Blackman spends much of her time at the agency’s laboratory conducting a variety of tests to ensure environmental... Continue Reading

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Exploring the Science of Medical Marijuana at UVM

Photo: UVM Pharmacology Professor Wolfgang Dostmann, PhD. By Carolyn Shapiro It’s a formidable challenge to develop a syllabus for a college-level pharmacology course focused entirely on a... Continue Reading

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Alumni Advice: Nursing Is a Labor of Love for Brigid Donovan

A passion for science and helping people made nursing an easy career choice for Brigid Donovan. After graduating from the UVM College of Nursing and Health Sciences... Continue Reading