Category Archives: Health

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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Biden’s COVID-19 Response Plan: UVM’s Dr. Jan Carney Weighs In.

Rebuild trust, increase testing, launch an effective vaccine roll-out strategy, focus on health equity, and reinforce the dependency on science, those are just a few of the cornerstones of President Joe Biden’s 200-page National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness. The public health community, including the University of Vermont’s Jan Carney, MD, MPH […]

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Nine Tips to Help You Prep for a Virtual Interview 

By Heather Palow The Coronavirus pandemic forced many positions online which led to virtual interviews becoming a necessity when looking for a new job. The best way to be successful during your next virtual interview (and really any interview) is proper preparation. From ensuring your technology is working to conducting research before the meeting; sitting […]

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Health and Wellness Coaching Program Teaches the Power of Communication

-Susan Whitman and her family  The key to being an effective health and wellness coach is knowing how to be an excellent communicator and listener. In UVM’s new 15-credit Integrative Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate, learning those important skills is at the heart of the program. “We don’t teach nutrition, and we don’t teach how […]

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A Former English Major Finds Her Purpose in Public Health

The transition from college student to master’s student was seamless for Hannah Kaufman. Kaufman, who majored in health sciences at UVM, enrolled in the UVM Accelerated Master of Public Health program during the fall of her senior year. She decided to enroll in the online public health graduate program as an undergraduate student because it […]

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You Can Be Healthier: How to Embark on a Healthy Change Process

For those who choose to make new year’s resolutions, statistics show that 55 percent of those resolutions are health-related—and more than 80 percent of us fail at keeping them by the second week of February. UVM recently hosted a free webinar, You Can Be Healthier. How to Embark on a Healthy Change Process, led by […]

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An Artist in Medicine Learns the Power of Palliative Care

If you asked Maisie Ogata five years ago about her future plans, she would have talked about working for an artist or studying in an MFA program. Back then, applying to medical school wasn’t on her radar. After graduating in 2014 from Middlebury College, where she studied studio art, Ogata explored her options for graduate […]

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COVID-19: Strategies for Managing Your Mental Health

On January 12, while reporting on the impact of COVID-19 or the coronavirus pandemic on communities of color, CNN Correspondent Sara Sidner cried on live television. That day, she had attended a funeral held in a parking lot where Juliana Jimenez Sesma grieved the loss of her mother to COVID-19. Her stepfather had died 11 […]

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