Category Archives: Health

Susan Hewlings Builds a Solid Foundation in the Science and Medicine of Cannabis

Science sparked Susan Hewlings’ interest in cannabis. Hewlings, PhD, RN, is a scientist and consultant in the dietary supplement, CBD, and cannabis industries. Ten years ago, when friends who were opening dispensaries and seeking her advice and recommendations, she began exploring the science of it all. “It’s evolved over the years,” says Hewlings, who is […]

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Psychologist Explores the Mental Health Benefits of Cannabis

Vicki Anderson, a licensed clinical psychologist from Newbury, New Hampshire, wants to take a deeper dive into the mental health benefits of cannabis. Anderson completed in UVM’s Cannabis Science and Medicine Professional Certificate last year. She returned to UVM in 2020 for the UVM Cannabis Plant Biology Professional Certificate, an eight-week online program that covers cannabis […]

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Alumna Finds a Sense of Purpose in the Field of Public Health

A medical anthropology course was Ariel Carter’s first introduction to public health. Learning how health and illness are shaped, experienced, and understood in light of global, historical, and political forces opened Carter’s eyes to population health. The UVM alumna, who graduated in 2014 with a degree in biology and anthropology, was unsure about her career […]

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In Colorado, a Doula Guides Horses at Life’s End

Karen Koehler is no stranger to the animal world. Based in Erie, Colorado, Koehler has an animal practice, Equine Spirit, LLC, which incorporates touch skills, trauma resolution support, and reiki, and provides euthanasia support and assistance to create meaningful ceremony.  For 13 years, she has also volunteered at Colorado Horse Rescue, where besides the usual […]

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UVM Program Helps Dispensary in Michigan Set the Bar High

A new cannabis dispensary in Michigan is setting itself apart from the competition. Lisa Profera, M.D, medical director of Apothecare Ann Arbor, recently completed UVM’s Cannabis Science and Medicine Professional Certificate in order to provide the best level of care to her patients. “As a physician, I wanted to know what is the evidence-based medicine […]

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Learning to Live by Talking About Death

End-of-life doulas emphasize the practice of listening, acceptance, and being in the moment. For Nancy Weber, those principles are as applicable in life as they are in death. Weber recently completed the UVM End-of-Life Doula Professional Certificate, an eight-week online program developed in partnership with the UVM Robert Larner College of Medicine. The Saratoga Springs […]

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Public Health Graduate Program Helps Alumna Take Her Career to the Next Level

Shifting from an office environment to remote working turned out to be a smooth transition for Zoe Adams. For Adams, who works as a research coordinator for Gideon Health, her time at UVM prepared her well for the evolving remote workforce. The Vermont native graduated from UVM in 2014 with a degree in Community and […]

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UVM Announces Public Health Award Winners for Academic Excellence, Service, and Achievement

Three individuals are being recognized for their commitment to public health. John Paul Grogan, Caitlin Jenkins, and Alex Sherbrook are the recipients of the UVM Master of Public Health annual awards. Grogan received the Academic Excellence Award, Sherbrook the Achievement in Public Health Practice Award, and Jenkins the Linda Dorey Service to Public Health Award. […]

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Webinar: How to Protect Public Health as States Reopen

Retail stores, restaurants, child care centers, and hotels are starting to reopen. However, it’s anything but business as usual in Vermont. Governor Phil Scott recently extended the State of Emergency in Vermont to July 15. Meanwhile, state data and modeling show that the overall spread of COVID-19 continues to be limited, even as the state […]

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Caring for Children’s Mental Health As They Return to Pre-School, Daycare, and Summer Camps

After nearly three months of stay-at-home orders, the State of Vermont is allowing the reopening of early childhood education centers and summer camps under strict guidelines. Sending kids to pre-school, daycare, and camps— and potentially back to school in the fall—will likely bring up a wide range of emotions for children and families.  A panel […]

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