Category Archives: Health

How Global Public Health Careers Help Make a Difference

“Global health is about improving the health of communities worldwide.” Dr. Kelsey Gleason Working in global public health offers the opportunity to help vulnerable populations and improve the health of communities around the world.   Global public health careers can range from assisting a region devastated by an environmental catastrophe to researching for a government agency, […]

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Language Arts Teacher Finds Opportunity to Fulfil her Passion for Animals in End-of-Life Care

Emily Wills, a middle school language arts teacher, considers herself a lifelong learner. When she was faced with the loss of her beloved golden retriever in February 2020, she realized that she had a lot to learn about end-of-life care for animals. That curiosity led her to UVM’s Companion Animal End-of-Life Doula Professional Certificate program. […]

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How to Prepare to Travel this Summer. Advice from Public Health Expert Dr. Jan Carney.

“The key to all these recommendations is to be fully vaccinated.” Dr. Carney Taking a vacation this summer sounds incredibly appealing. Americans are eager to pull out their suitcases and get back on the road or into the skies. According to a recent study by The Harris Poll 77% of Americans are planning to travel […]

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When it Comes to Cannabis, Researcher Linda Klumpers Wants People to Pay Attention to the Science

In the United States, the most common use of medical cannabis is to control pain. But whether cannabis succeeds in controlling pain varies considerably among patients. UVM Linda Klumpers, Ph.D. is researching what factors contribute to cannabis serving as an effective medicine in patients. A faculty member in UVM’s Professional Certificate in Cannabis Plant Biology, Klumpers and […]

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How Innovative Practices Builds Community in Online Public Health Program

Creating meaningful conversation, connection, and community are at the heart of the UVM’s online public health program. Online learning has been part of UVM’s award-winning and CEPH accredited UVM Master of Public Health Program program since its inception in 2014. Long before the pandemic hit, the 42-credit program explored new and innovative ways to engage students online […]

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Expanding UVM Patient Care Opportunities to Help Students Prepare for Med School

Gaining patient care experience is critical when applying to medical school. Admissions officers will examine your patient care experiences as a key component of your application.  Those experiences typically include shadowing a medical practitioner, volunteering, or working in a paid position. Program advisors at UVM guide students toward gaining patient care experiences that suit their […]

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Learning to Listen and Stay Present as an End-of-Life Doula

For Angela Shook, becoming an end-of-life doula meant learning to be an active listener, staying present, and confronting her own fears about mortality. Shook, president of the National End-of-Life Doula Alliance and a volunteer program manager at Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan, enrolled in the UVM End-of-Life Doula Professional Certificate Program in 2018. “I feel […]

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An Inside Look at Public Health Careers in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

By Laura Hardie The COVID-19 pandemic has given us a new appreciation for health data. We have up-to-date outbreak maps, modeling charts, and vaccination data at our fingertips instantly. We owe much of this information to public health heroes behind the scenes – epidemiologists and biostatisticians. UVM Continuing and Distance Education recently hosted a free, […]

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Master of Public Health Student Isa Tomanelli Looks to Bridge the Gap Between Biology and Humanity

Malaria is one of the most deadly, communicable diseases in the world. UVM Master of Public Health student Isa Tomanelli wonders why society isn’t more outraged. The United States eliminated malaria in this country in the 1950s, but the mosquito-borne disease has resurfaced in American hospitals more recently. Meanwhile, there were an estimated 229 million cases of […]

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Mike Nocek Leaves the World of Finance and Start-Ups for a Career in Medicine

Working in medicine was always in the back of Mike Nocek’s mind. An avid skier, Nocek attended Stratton Mountain School in southern Vermont, studied economics at Boston College, and raced on the college ski team. After working in finance in Boston, followed by a year-long stint to launch a start-up sports medicine app, Nocek decided […]

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