Master of Public Health Spotlight

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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How Global Public Health Careers Help Make a Difference

“Global health is about improving the health of communities worldwide.” Dr. Kelsey Gleason Working in global public health offers the opportunity to help vulnerable populations and improve the health of communities around the world.   Global public health careers can range from assisting a region devastated by an environmental catastrophe to researching for a government agency, […]

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How to Prepare to Travel. Advice from Public Health Expert Dr. Jan Carney.

“The key to all these recommendations is to be fully vaccinated.” Dr. Carney Taking a vacation this sounds incredibly appealing. Americans are eager to pull out their suitcases and get back on the road or into the skies. According to a recent study by The Harris Poll 77% of Americans are planning to travel this […]

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How Innovative Practices Builds Community in Online Public Health Program

Creating meaningful conversation, connection, and community are at the heart of the UVM’s online public health program. Online learning has been part of UVM’s award-winning and CEPH accredited UVM Master of Public Health Program program since its inception in 2014. Long before the pandemic hit, the 42-credit program explored new and innovative ways to engage students online […]

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An Inside Look at Public Health Careers in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

By Laura Hardie The COVID-19 pandemic has given us a new appreciation for health data. We have up-to-date outbreak maps, modeling charts, and vaccination data at our fingertips instantly. We owe much of this information to public health heroes behind the scenes – epidemiologists and biostatisticians. UVM Continuing and Distance Education recently hosted a free, […]

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UVM’s Dr. Jan Carney Featured in Verywell Health to Discuss Disparities in Healthcare

University of Vermont Associate Dean for Public Health and Health Policy Dr. Jan K. Carney, M.D., MPH, was recently featured in a Verywell Health article titled, “Insurance Status Impacts Access to Quality Surgical Care, Study Finds.” Citing an October 2020 study by the American Cancer Society, findings suggest that uninsured patients or those with Medicare/Medicaid […]

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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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