health care

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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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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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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