Category Archives: Health

Gerontology Certificate Focuses on the Health and Personal Growth of Elders

In a little over a decade, an important demographic turning point will happen in the United States. By 2030, all baby boomers will be older than age 65, and one in every five residents will be retirement age, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2017 National Population Projections. The 2030s are projected to be a transformative […]

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Epidemiologist and Data Expert Vicki Hart Joins UVM Public Health Program

Vicki Hart believes in the power of data. In the field of public health and epidemiology, she believes that quality data can provide an accurate picture of the world and help shape important policy measures. “There are so many questions and so much misinformation out there about health and health policy, and the only way […]

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Healing the Mind and Body with Cannabis

Gyan Devi suffered from debilitating migraines that traditional medicine couldn’t treat effectively. She experienced serotonin poisoning and reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS), a disease characterized by a weeks-long course of thunderclap headaches, sometimes focal neurologic signs and occasionally seizures. Her condition left her sick in bed for days at a time and even in a […]

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Summer Medical Mentorship Program Provides an Inside Scoop About Applying to and Succeeding in Medical School

Imagine getting the opportunity to ask a first-year medical school student what med school is really like. That’s just what Program Director & Professor of Biochemistry, Paula Tracy, PhD is hoping students do. UVM’s Medical School Mentorship & Enrichment Program, a 4-week program starting in June, is designed to help prospective medical students truly experience medical […]

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A Master of Medical Science Changed Everything for Kristina Valentine

Kristina Valentine feels confident about her future, thanks to UVM’s Medical Science Degree Program. The first-year UVM Larner College of Medicine student, who wants to pursue a career in family medicine, has almost completed a full year of medical school. “It’s been better than I expected and more manageable than I thought,” says Valentine, who […]

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UVM Alumna Helps Vermont Communities Get Healthy

Ask Megan Resnick what she loves most about her work in public health and she’ll tell you it’s the ability to create positive change. Since earning her Master of Public Health from UVM in 2016, she now works for OneCare Vermont, a statewide Accountable Care Organization, as a population health analyst. Over the past few […]

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5 of the Fastest-Growing Public Health Careers

As the U.S. population ages, the healthcare industry is expected to have the fastest employment growth and add the most jobs between now and 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). That’s good news for those exploring a rewarding career in public health. UVM offers an online Master of Public Health degree […]

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Why Data-Driven Management Produces Better Results in Health Care

Effective leaders and managers lead by fact, not opinion. Still, it’s all too common for executives, senior administrators and middle managers to use their gut instinct to make decisions, rather than examining key data to inform their decisions about processes, goals or strategies, according to organizational excellence expert Kathy Letendre. “A data-driven manager can understand—using […]

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A Holistic Approach to Health Using Medical Cannabis

Hillary Woodson Gaskins, MD is a team player in her patients’ lives. As founder and owner of the Virgin Islands Center for Integrative Medicine in St. Thomas, Gaskins’ mission is to serve, empower and partner with patients on the path to wellness, transformation and wholeness. “I try to help enlighten patients and go beyond pharmaceuticals,” […]

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UVM Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program Lays a Solid Foundation for Student Success

Going back to school after completing a degree in History and Science at Harvard University, wasn’t necessarily in Zachary Osborn’s plans. But he stumbled upon an interest in medicine while researching a topic for his capstone project his senior year and that created the turn of events which led Zach to pursue a career in […]

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