Category Archives: Health

Preparing for Dental School in UVM’s Post-Baccalaureate Premed Program

Wearing braces in middle school inspired Saloni Mehta’s career path. The Boston University alumna spent her childhood in Framingham, Massachusetts, before her family moved to nearby Sudbury when she started high school. “The one piece of solace I had during that time was the smile my orthodontist gave me,” she says. “Having a nice smile […]

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The End of Life Doula Movement

Doulas have traditionally supported women during childbirth, but recently there has been a surge of interest in learning how to support people at the end of life as well. UVM’s fully online End of Life Doula Professional Certificate program helps caregivers prepare to meet the growing demand for end of life support as people live […]

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Study the Latest Advances in Medicine at UVM’s Summer Academy

High school senior Carter Visicaro is setting his sights on becoming a pathologist. The Vergennes High School student has always wanted to work in medicine, and participating in UVM’s Summer Academy’s Health and Medicine course helped him decide what he really wants for a career. “I’ve always wanted to be in the medical field, and Summer Academy […]

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Developing a Skillset for Research in UVM Public Health Master’s Program

The public health master’s program at UVM changed Lyndelle LeBruin’s life. LeBruin, a project coordinator at the Laboratory for Clinical Biochemistry Research (LCBR) at UVM, completed the online UVM Master of Public Health Program in 2016. She found that the program was robust yet flexible enough to allow her to continue to work full-time while earning her […]

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New Year, Same Grief. End of Life Doula Instructor Offers Ways to Support a Mourner.

Written by Francesca Arnoldy Lead Instructor, UVM End of Life Doula Certificate Certified Doula and Childcare Educator What struck me, following the first meeting of our grief group series, was realizing how you can scan a room, see faces, and assume people are okay. They look okay. They’re acting fine. They have friendly smiles and […]

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UVM Is: Chris Danforth Measures Data with a Moral Compass

Associate Professor Chris Danforth uses Twitter to occasionally share scientific research, post photos of his golden retriever, or upload videos of himself biking to work in the snow. But more than anything, he uses Twitter to learn about the public’s collective well-being. Danforth arrived at UVM in 2006 to join the Vermont Complex Systems Center, which crunches […]

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Learning to Build Effective Healthcare Leadership Skills

After 20 years in the biomedical field, Theresa Bugbee wanted a refresher in healthcare leadership. Bugbee is a biomedical services supervisor for UVM’s Technical Services Partnership (TSP), a leading provider of comprehensive healthcare technology management. She enrolled in UVM’s Healthcare Management and Leadership Professional Certificate Program last spring to enhance her supervisory skills. The program […]

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Health Care Management Program Helps Business Owner Prepare for Company’s Growth

Mohamed Basha hopes to expand his health care company nationwide over the next five years. In order to do that, he’s working to enhance his business and leadership skills, recently completing the UVM Health Care Management and Leadership Professional Certificate program. Basha is the founder and CEO of TLC Nursing Associates, Inc & TLC Homecare Services, Inc. TLC […]

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Kelsey Gleason Donovan Joins UVM with a Focus on Global Health

Helping to teach public health in a refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border opened Kelsey Gleason Donovan’s eyes to the need for building capacity and empowering communities to improve sustainable health practices. As a graduate teaching fellow in the Harvard School of Public Health four years ago, Donovan traveled to the Umpiem Mai refugee camp near […]

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Making the Leap from Working Professional to Nursing Student

Kim O’Leary made the leap from health care communications professional to medical student and never looked back. After completing UVM’s Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program in 2017, O’Leary will join the College of Nursing and Health Sciences this fall to pursue a doctorate of nursing practice degree. O’Leary, who lives with her husband, Dave, and their two children in […]

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