Category Archives: Health

Once an Aspiring Artist, Caroline Clark Found Her True Calling in Medicine

Caroline Clark’s career after college bounced between art and medicine. It was during an intensive artist residency in 2017 that she realized she wanted to work in medicine. Now, three years later, Clark is working at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. While her job as a clinical research coordinator for Dana-Farber’s Medical Oncology Department does […]

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A Hospice Volunteer Supports the Dying, Loved Ones from a Distance

After losing her mother and grandmother a month apart, Alana Osher felt compelled to learn more about end-of-life support. “When my mom got sick—she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of terminal cancer—I was her caregiver at the end, and it was kind of crazy and a whirlwind,” Osher says. “I remember feeling so frustrated […]

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UVM Announces New Public Health Award in Honor of Linda Dorey

A new public health award has been established at the University of Vermont to honor a former longtime Vermont Department of Health employee. The Linda Dorey Service to Public Health Award will be given to a student, staff person or faculty member in the UVM Public Health program who has demonstrated a high level of service to […]

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How Can Parents Support Children’s Well-Being During COVID-19?

Children and young adults may be feeling significant stress during the coronavirus pandemic. Stress is a normal, healthy biological response to perceived threats and challenges, but too much of it can be harmful for our well-being. Research shows that being in the presence of a compassionate, safe adult can help kids and young adults feel […]

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Mental Health Challenges Among Young People in the Era of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating societal disruptions for everyone—and young people are no exception. Schools are closed, children and teens are separated from friends and elderly loved ones, and there is a significant loss of normal, everyday routines.  Such upheaval during the pandemic can cause depression and anxiety in young people. Research of other notable […]

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Post-Bacc Premed Student Creates Virtual Comedy Show to Support COVID-19 Relief Fund

Update: Maisie and her team of comedians raised over $1,300. “I am so thrilled and filled to the brim with gratitude for the outpouring of support from coast to coast!! Friends from LA, SF, Sacramento, Chicago, NYC, and Vermont tuned in,” said Laud.   UVM Post-Bacc Premedical student Maisie Laud has a combined passion for […]

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A Global Pandemic Confirms a Former Student’s Passion for Health Care

Jasmine Bazinet-Phillips taught elementary school in Baltimore before setting her sights on medicine. After completing UVM’s Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program in December, she’s now gaining health care experience during an unprecedented global crisis. Bazinet-Phillips is working as a newborn hearing screening technician at the UVM Medical Center, and as an emergency medicine clinical research coordinator for […]

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UVM Students Offer Advice for Remote Learning

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend life across the country, and colleges and universities have switched to remote learning in the wake of the crisis. As UVM completes its first few weeks of remote learning, a group of students share advice on managing their course loads and well-being in this new reality. A new podcast […]

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A Caregiver Focuses on Staying Centered During the COVID-19 Crisis

Mary Holmes is reminding herself to breathe. Holmes is a supervisor for the supportive day program at the Martha’s Vineyard Center for Living. She works with clients who live with disabilities and varying levels of memory impairment. She recently completed UVM’s End-of-Life Doula Professional Certificate, an 8-week online program to prepare those interested in the […]

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The Rewards of Clinical Experience in UVM’s Post Baccalaureate Premed Program

Anna Rose was searching for a premed academic program that would offer flexibility and an opportunity to gain clinical experience. After weighing her options, Rose enrolled in UVM’s Post Baccalaureate Premedical Program in 2017 and completed the allopathic medical track. “The flexibility, the integration with the UVM Medical School, the clinical experience, and being in […]

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