Category Archives: Health

UVM Program Helps Dispensary in Michigan Set the Bar High

A new cannabis dispensary in Michigan is setting itself apart from the competition. Lisa Profera, M.D, medical director of Apothecare Ann Arbor, recently completed UVM’s Cannabis Science and Medicine Professional Certificate in order to provide the best level of care to her patients. “As a physician, I wanted to know what is the evidence-based medicine […]

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Learning to Live by Talking About Death

End-of-life doulas emphasize the practice of listening, acceptance, and being in the moment. For Nancy Weber, those principles are as applicable in life as they are in death. Weber recently completed the UVM End-of-Life Doula Professional Certificate, an eight-week online program developed in partnership with the UVM Robert Larner College of Medicine. The Saratoga Springs […]

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Public Health Graduate Program Helps Alumna Take Her Career to the Next Level

Shifting from an office environment to remote working turned out to be a smooth transition for Zoe Adams. For Adams, who works as a research coordinator for Gideon Health, her time at UVM prepared her well for the evolving remote workforce. The Vermont native graduated from UVM in 2014 with a degree in Community and […]

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UVM Announces Public Health Award Winners for Academic Excellence, Service, and Achievement

Three individuals are being recognized for their commitment to public health. John Paul Grogan, Caitlin Jenkins, and Alex Sherbrook are the recipients of the UVM Master of Public Health annual awards. Grogan received the Academic Excellence Award, Sherbrook the Achievement in Public Health Practice Award, and Jenkins the Linda Dorey Service to Public Health Award. […]

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Webinar: How to Protect Public Health as States Reopen

Retail stores, restaurants, child care centers, and hotels are starting to reopen. However, it’s anything but business as usual in Vermont. Governor Phil Scott recently extended the State of Emergency in Vermont to July 15. Meanwhile, state data and modeling show that the overall spread of COVID-19 continues to be limited, even as the state […]

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Caring for Children’s Mental Health As They Return to Pre-School, Daycare, and Summer Camps

After nearly three months of stay-at-home orders, the State of Vermont is allowing the reopening of early childhood education centers and summer camps under strict guidelines. Sending kids to pre-school, daycare, and camps— and potentially back to school in the fall—will likely bring up a wide range of emotions for children and families.  A panel […]

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A U.S. Navy Veteran Finds Fulfillment in Health Care

Just as Isaac Smith was taking the MCAT in March, the world began shutting down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Smith, a Tulane University alumnus, isn’t on the front lines of the global crisis. But as a U.S. Navy veteran who served in Afghanistan and was stationed at a post-anesthesia care unit in Virginia […]

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As America Reopens, Associate Professor Larry Shelton Offers Insight Into Supporting Children’s Mental Health

As stay-at-home orders are lifted in Vermont and elsewhere, families are grappling with questions about sending their children to daycare, camps, and school. A panel of mental health experts from the University of Vermont and UVM Medical Center recently participated in a webinar titled, “Caring for Children’s Mental Health as America Reopens.” The webinar offered […]

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Weathering the STORM of Grief. Perspective from End-of-Life Doula Program.

By Francesca Arnoldy End-of-Life Doula Program Director   Grief is our natural response to a meaningful loss. Some losses are heavier than others, yet they are all valid and real. It might be a change in daily activities, losing a role we have held, transitioning to an empty nest, divorce, retirement, or a death (among others). […]

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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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