healthcare

Building Healthy Communities by Way of UVM’s Online Master of Public Health Program 

Shirley Callaghan took a break from studies while continuing her established career as a medical lab scientist when her son was born in 2001. After graduating from Concordia University’s School of Community and Public Affairs in Montreal, Callaghan knew she wanted to earn her master’s degree eventually. Once she began looking for an online program, she came across the UVM Master of Public […]

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Three Questions with UVM’s Larner College of Medicine Associate Dean for Public Health and Health Policy Dr. Jan Carney

The role of Jan Carney, M.D., M.P.H., was recently expanded to associate dean for public health and health policy and senior advisor to the dean at the Larner College of Medicine. Larner Medicine caught up with her for a quick chat about her past and current work in public health. Dr. Carney is currently the […]

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Hadley Warner Pursues a Physician Assistant Career to Better Connect with Patients

Spending time in Patagonia and other remote parts of the world left Hadley Warner wanting to know more about wilderness medicine. While receiving her EMT and wilderness certifications from the National Outdoor Leadership School, Warner wanted to dig deeper into the how and why of the human body. Her pursuit of more information led her […]

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How to Design Public Health Research Surveys

Surveys are one of the cornerstones of public health research. Depending on whether questions are conducted by phone, mail, online, or in person, public health surveys can be cost-effective, convenient, and generate high response rates. However, survey efforts can also encounter problems if there is a lack of adequate planning and development of a specific […]

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Health Care Management Classes Help Hospital Employee Refine Her Skills

-Health Care and Leadership Management Certificate student Kathleen Merrick Kathleen Merrick approaches patient care from a holistic point of view. As an ophthalmology patient service specialist at UVM Medical Center, Merrick is on the front lines of health care customer service as she spends her days guiding patients as they schedule appointments or register for […]

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An End-of-Life Doula Guides Loved Ones through Death and Grief

-UVM’s End of Life Doula Certificate Program teaches caregivers how to support the dying as well as families and friends. When Kelly Coffey’s childhood friend lay dying in the hospital, she used her end-of-life skills to provide comfort and support. Coffey, who works as a staff assistant in the Employee and Family Assistance Program at […]

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Interpreting EMS Data through the Lens of Public Health

When Chelsea Dubie responds to a 911 call or analyzes emergency services data, she applies the skills she learned in UVM’s Certificate of Graduate Study in Public Health. Dubie is an advanced emergency medical technician and assistant chief of the Georgia Volunteer Fire Department in northwestern Vermont, as well as the emergency medical services data […]

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UVM’s End-of-Life Doula and Palliative Care Programs Create Community Event About Care Conversations and Options

Having a conversation about death and dying isn’t typical dinner table chat. But if you ask Kimberly Paul, it probably should be. Paul, author of Bridging the Gap, Life Lessons from the Dying, is traveling around the U.S. in her RV to encourage people to have the hard conversations about the end of life, because […]

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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 Shawn Logan Wants to Be an End-of-Life Doula

A family story sparked Shawn Logan’s interest in end-of-life care. The story was so moving that Shawn, who is pursuing a career as a mental health clinician, decided he had to learn more. We talked to the Kentucky resident, who enrolled in the UVM End-of-Life Doula Professional Certificate Program last year, about death, dying, and […]

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