Category Archives: Health

A Retired Dentist Explores Medical Cannabis Through UVM

James Brent is starting a new chapter in retirement. Once he retired from dentistry after 42 years in private practice, the Missouri resident enrolled in UVM’s Cannabis Science and Medicine Professional Certificate. Brent was eager to learn the pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and dosing for medical cannabis. “I’m kind of an herbal hobbyist. I took some classes […]

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Creating an Effective LinkedIn Profile Part 3: Avoid Common Mistakes

By Kate Whitney Something seems off. Your LinkedIn profile is up and running, you’re putting yourself out there, but the job offers and connection requests… are coming in at a snail’s pace. In Part 3 of our series, Creating an Effective LinkedIn Profile, Heather Palow, M.Ed., ACC, Career Development Coach for UVM’s Master of Public […]

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Creating an Effective LinkedIn Profile Part 2: Making Connections, Communicating Well

By Kate Whitney You’ve created your LinkedIn profile, filled in your basic information, and have chosen a headshot that speaks to your professionalism and is industry-appropriate—but your only connections are your brother, your mom, your college roommate, and your old high school librarian. In Part 2 of our series on Creating an Effective LinkedIn Profile, […]

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Creating an Effective LinkedIn Profile Part 1: Getting Started

By Kate Whitney LinkedIn has over 260 million active users per month, with 40% of those users accessing their profile on a daily basis. As a tool for making connections and showcasing the skills and knowledge gained from your education and work experience, LinkedIn is an incredible resource for building and growing your career. Heather […]

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Meet UVM’s Post-Bacc Premedical Advisor: Jennifer Lian

By Kate Whitney   Students in UVM’s Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program come from a wide variety of backgrounds, but they all tend to share a similar motivation. “It’s a passion for helping people,” said Jennifer Lian, M.Ed., Senior Pre-Health Advisor at UVM’s Continuing and Distance Education Department. “That’s the common thread we see with all applicants.” […]

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Public Health Program’s Flexibility Helps Students Find Work-Life Balance

Brittany LaPan is sought out by her colleagues when they have questions. As a recent graduate from the UVM Master of Public Health Program, LaPan credits the online program with giving her the knowledge and skills that are making a difference at work. LaPan is the Occupational Health Specialist at Northwestern Medical Center in St. […]

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How Doulas Honor the Individual Needs of the Dying and Their Loved Ones

When it comes to death and grief, everyone responds differently. That’s the number one lesson Judy Ashley learned in the UVM End-of-Life Doula Professional Certificate Program. Ashley, who retired in August as director of the Vermont Department of Health’s St. Albans District Office, has long been interested in death, dying, and grief. Her father died […]

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A Former Sports Therapist Finds Relief with Cannabis Treatment

Ken Johnson used to be the go-to person for injured athletes. The recreational gymnast spent the early part of his career providing sports therapy to elite athletes competing in everything from gymnastics and bobsledding. The Attleboro, Massachusetts, resident accompanied athletes to the Olympic Games in 2002, 2004, and 2006. But when Johnson became sidelined with […]

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Outside of the Classroom Learning Adds to Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Experience

Creating the strongest candidacy for medical or health profession school is what UVM’s Post-Baccalaureate Premedical program is all about. One way that UVM’s program supports students in their quest to build a strong application is through numerous outside-the-classroom learning opportunities. Students are invited and encouraged to take advantage of unique hands-on clinics, discussions lead by […]

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Public Health Students Explore Complex Issues Facing Vermonters

UVM Master of Public Health students investigate some of Vermont’s most serious epidemics. For example, binge drinking among Vermont’s high school-aged youth doubles the odds of making a plan of suicide, according to a report prepared last spring by Rachel Danis and her team in the PH392 Culminating Project Experience course. Danis, who completed the […]

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