health care

Mike Nocek Leaves the World of Finance and Start-Ups for a Career in Medicine

Working in medicine was always in the back of Mike Nocek’s mind. An avid skier, Nocek attended Stratton Mountain School in southern Vermont, studied economics at Boston College, and raced on the college ski team. After working in finance in Boston, followed by a year-long stint to launch a start-up sports medicine app, Nocek decided […]

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How an Educator Became an Advocate for Medical Cannabis

Kelly Goldberg first learned about the healing power of medical cannabis after experiencing back pain in her early 20s. Goldberg, who lives in Deerfield, Illinois, played varsity softball in high school. When she was a graduate student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she began feeling the physical after-effects from her years as a […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Helps Student Solidify Her Decision to Pursue Research and Medicine

Gina Demilt’s passion for research led her to a behind-the-scenes position for a COVID-19 vaccine trial at the UVM Medical Center. The UVM Medical Center and Vaccine Testing Center at the UVM Larner College of Medicine are taking part in a Phase 3 trial for a COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University and manufactured by […]

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A Mother Channels Her Grief by Helping Others as a Health and Wellness Coach

For decades, Valerie Pallotta’s passion has revolved around holistic and integrative health. An aromatherapist since 1994, she has pursued complementary and alternative healing methods and completed healing touch and energy medicine coursework. But she feels like she’s just getting started on putting her passion into practice. In fall 2019, she enrolled in UVM’s Integrative Health and […]

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Trevor McDonald Pivots from Math to Marketing to Medical School

Trevor McDonald studied math in college and worked in digital marketing before realizing that practicing medicine was what he wanted all along. After graduating from college in 2015, he returned to school in 2017 when he enrolled in UVM’s Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program. Two years after completing the program, McDonald is now a medical student at […]

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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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