public health

Alumna Finds a Sense of Purpose in the Field of Public Health

A medical anthropology course was Ariel Carter’s first introduction to public health. Learning how health and illness are shaped, experienced, and understood in light of global, historical, and political forces opened Carter’s eyes to population health. The UVM alumna, who graduated in 2014 with a degree in biology and anthropology, was unsure about her career […]

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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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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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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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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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Dr. Jan Carney: Social Distancing is a Proven Public Health Strategy

Over the past few weeks, the term “social distancing” has entered the public lexicon. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the globe, public health experts are urging social distancing as a way to flatten the curve. Data from the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic suggests that strict social distancing slowed disease spread and decreased […]

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Creating an Effective LinkedIn Profile Part 3: Avoid Common Mistakes

By Kate Whitney Something seems off. Your LinkedIn profile is up and running, you’re putting yourself out there, but the job offers and connection requests… are coming in at a snail’s pace. In Part 3 of our series, Creating an Effective LinkedIn Profile, Heather Palow, M.Ed., ACC, Career Development Coach for UVM’s Master of Public […]

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Creating an Effective LinkedIn Profile Part 2: Making Connections, Communicating Well

By Kate Whitney You’ve created your LinkedIn profile, filled in your basic information, and have chosen a headshot that speaks to your professionalism and is industry-appropriate—but your only connections are your brother, your mom, your college roommate, and your old high school librarian. In Part 2 of our series on Creating an Effective LinkedIn Profile, […]

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