Administration

Karen Lounsbury, PhD, Pharmacology – Director MMS graduate program

Dr. Lounsbury joined the UVM faculty in 1998. She has taught undergraduate, graduate and medical courses, and has been nominated for the Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Lounsbury is an active member in the CMB graduate program and a researcher within the Vermont Cancer Center. She became director of the MMS program in August of 2017, she is the Director of Foundations and Pre-Clinical Assessment, and a Professor of Pharmacology.


Christopher Berger PhD, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics – Director of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Training – Larner College of Medicine

Dr. Berger has been on the faculty at The University of Vermont since 1994, with a primary appointment in Molecular Physiology & Biophysics and a secondary appointment in Biochemistry. He was the CMB Program Director from 2003 to 2006 and is currently Director of Graduate Education for the Larner College of Medicine.


Erin Montgomery, B.A. – MMS Graduate Program Coordinator

Erin has been a student advocate at UVM since 2004.  With MMS, Erin directly supports prospective, current and former students in their efforts to further their education towards a future in health and medicine. In addition, she coordinates professional development opportunities for graduate students, post doctoral trainees and faculty.


Sarah Ringler, M.Ed. – Health Professions Advisor

Sarah has over five years of advising experience at the University of Vermont, with a primary focus on pre-health professions for the past three years. As the Pre-Health Professions Advisor, she provides one-on-one advising to students as they prepare for applying to health professions, including providing support around the medical school admissions process and time line. In addition, she supports students in planning for their glide year and works with alumni as they work to reach their future goals. Sarah is a part time lecturer at the University where she teaches a Foundations of Learning course, designed to support students in achieving academic success.

Additional faculty in the College of Medicine interact with the Master of Medical Science graduate students ad hoc, as advisors, during research experiences or in formal classes. You can explore all faculty labs within the Larner College of Medicine by visiting the directory or browsing the UVM directory here.

Have questions? Call 802-656-9925 or email mms@uvm.edu today!