public health

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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Creating an Effective LinkedIn Profile Part 1: Getting Started

By Kate Whitney LinkedIn has over 260 million active users per month, with 40% of those users accessing their profile on a daily basis. As a tool for making connections and showcasing the skills and knowledge gained from your education and work experience, LinkedIn is an incredible resource for building and growing your career. Heather […]

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Public Health Program’s Flexibility Helps Students Find Work-Life Balance

Brittany LaPan is sought out by her colleagues when they have questions. As a recent graduate from the UVM Master of Public Health Program, LaPan credits the online program with giving her the knowledge and skills that are making a difference at work. LaPan is the Occupational Health Specialist at Northwestern Medical Center in St. […]

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Public Health Students Explore Complex Issues Facing Vermonters

UVM Master of Public Health students investigate some of Vermont’s most serious epidemics. For example, binge drinking among Vermont’s high school-aged youth doubles the odds of making a plan of suicide, according to a report prepared last spring by Rachel Danis and her team in the PH392 Culminating Project Experience course. Danis, who completed the […]

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Assistant Professor Thomas Delaney Sheds Light on Suicide Screening, Prevention

Promoting awareness that suicide is a public health problem is one of the most effective ways to prevent suicide. Suicide is the eighth leading cause of death in Vermont, and the state has a rate of suicide in young people that is substantially higher than the overall national rate. In the United States, about 14 […]

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Meet UVM’s Public Health Advising Team: Vika Pleshakova

By Kate Whitney Vika Pleshakova, M.Ed., has been serving students at the University of Vermont for 16 years. Currently a Senior Enrollment and Retention Advisor, her first role at UVM was one of keeping track of intakes and student inquiries and she gradually moved toward her current role. “I’m a lifelong learner myself,” Pleshakova said. […]

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