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The Art of Active Listening

Learn how to be an active listener as part of UVM’s Integrative Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate program.

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Instructor Heather Caulfield Guides Students to Explore the Gray Areas of Death

Meet Heather Caulfield, an instructor in UVM’s End-of-Life Doula program where students learn about everything from palliative care and hospice to ethics and grief. 

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Philosophy Major Turned Post-Bacc Pre-Med Student Shares Tips for Success

Andrew Scherffius majored in philosophy in college and caught up on the required pre-med courses through UVM’s Post-Bacc Pre-Medical program before applying to med school.

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How to Get Research Experience Before Applying to Med School

A high GPA is not the only requirement for medical school. Learn how you can gain research experience before applying to med school.

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Top 10 Characteristics of Successful Medical Students

Your short-term goal might be to get accepted into medical school, but it’s worth knowing which personal traits will help you succeed as a medical student.

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UVM Cannabis Programs to Shed Light on Psilocybin

Students in the Cannabis Science and Medicine and Cannabis Plant Biology online certificate programs at UVM will learn about the compounds from mushrooms, the acute and chronic effects of psilocybin, factors that influence psilocybin pharmacology, and more. Psilocybin, the active ingredient found in mushrooms, is a Schedule 1 drug designated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement […]

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UVM Announces 2021 Public Health Award Winners for Academic Excellence, Service, and Achievement

Stephanie Stead, Heidi Westermann, and Mariana Wingood are the UVM Master of Public Health award recipients for 2021. Stead received the Academic Excellence Award, Westermann the Linda Dorey Service to Public Health Award, and Wingood the Achievement in Public Health Practice Award. UVM Master of Public Health (MPH) faculty nominated the annual public health award […]

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When it Comes to Cannabis Extraction, Starting at the End is Key to Success

John MacKay, Ph.D. says there’s an assumption out there that cannabis grows and some vague magical thing happens to the plant. Somehow—voila—the cannabis oil-based product is ready to be plucked from the store shelf. “Somewhere along the way, you have people who know how to grow cannabis and people who know how to sell it,” […]

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Pallas Ziporyn Balances Work, Family, and a Passion for Public Health

Pallas Ziporyn and her classmates were sleep-deprived in high school. The morning bell at her high school in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, rang at 7:17 a.m. That meant students would set their alarms for as early as 5 a.m. to arrive at school on time. Seeking a healthier solution, Ziporyn decided to take action. She […]

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When it Comes to Cannabis, Researcher Linda Klumpers Wants People to Pay Attention to the Science

In the United States, the most common use of medical cannabis is to control pain. But whether cannabis succeeds in controlling pain varies considerably among patients. UVM’s Linda Klumpers, Ph.D. is researching what factors contribute to cannabis serving as an effective medicine in patients. A faculty member in UVM’s Professional Certificate in Cannabis Plant Biology, Klumpers and […]

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