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medicine V E R M O N T 2013 Y E A R I N R E V I E W UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT COLLEGE OF MEDICINE HEART SOUL The gift of healing flows both ways for Professor of Surgery Frank Ittleman, M.D. A L S O F

A Match Made in Vermont Scholarship Support Makes It Possible From the Vermont Integrated Curriculum to Dr. Moo, our firstyear medical students are settling in and finding UVM to be the perfect match

V E R M O N T 2 0 1 3 Y E A R I N R E V I E W UVM COLLEGE OF MEDICINE MAGAZINE 2 3 From the Dean College News A center on behavior and health is formed research into trauma and clotting t

2013 YEAR IN REVIEW PUBLISHED DECEMBER 2013 FROM THE DEAN Looking back on the year 2013, we have much to be thankful for at the College of Medicine. This has been a year of solid achievement. In our

C O L L E G E N E W S 34.7 Million Funds Behavior and Health Research Center September was an extremely good month for the research efforts of the College of Medicine, and in particular for Professo

C O L L E G E N E W S Probing the Mysteries of TraumaInduced Hemorrhaging When a person sustains a traumatic injury, whether in a car accident or on the battlefield, he or she typically suffers seri

C O L L E G E N E W S S T U D E N T L I F E Fourthyear Teaching Assistant Jerry Lee, center, answers questions during a small group meeting of students in the Cardiovascular, Respiratory, and Rena

C O L L E G E N E W S Sullivan Lauds Historic Surgery Faculty Gift to Fund Professorships A 4.5 million gift from the surgical faculty at the College of Medicine and Fletcher Allen Health Care is fu

3 QUESTIONS for Raj Thakrar Class of 2016 medical student and member of the University of Vermont Board of Trustees Secondyear medical student Raj Thakrar came to the College of Medicine after earning

Notables Alumnus Hits Century Mark One of UVM and the College of Medicines oldest alumni reached a major milestone this year, as Burnett Rawson, M.D., a graduate of the Colleges Class of 1939 UVM36 c

THE WHITE COAT, THE RIGHT QUESTIONS On October 18, the members of the College of Medicines Class of 2017 hit the first big milestone of their careers the White Coat Ceremony that welcomed them into t

facts ACADEMIC YEAR Student Body Academic Year 201213 Total Medical Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 467 InState . . . . . . . . . .

Endowments Market Value as of June 2013 2013 Department Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69,862,436 Scholarship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

The backbone of discovery science is still the lone investigator at 2 a.m. wondering what something means. Richard Galbraith, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine and dean of patientoriented research

Making Scientists st for the 21 Century As the nature of scientific inquiry has become more interdisciplinary, and the range of job expectations for new scientists has radically changed, UVM has resha

have different areas of expertise, opening opportunities for innovation at the margins of what is known. The reductionist approach isolating one particular technique or biological process in the lab

Ph.D., who served as the director of the new CMB program through the merger process. The opportunity to provide more resources for our students was a major factor in the decision to merge. As of July

by the NGP and UVMs physical therapy program allows students to pursue both degrees, opening up exciting opportunities. Students are required to be a teaching assistant in at least two courses settin

says Benjamin Littenberg, M.D., Henry and Carleen Tufo Professor of Medicine and Professor of Nursing. In the mid2000s, Littenberg found himself tapped to help transform this loose network into an aca


TAKEN TO by Sarah Zobel photographs by Raj Chawla HEART TRAEH I n the Lshaped desk in his cozy office on the fourth floor of the Fletcher Building at Fletcher Allen Health Care, Frank Ittleman, M.D.

Hes smart, and hes humble, says John Rao, a Burlington restaurateur who underwent a triple bypass at Ittlemans hands nearly a decade ago. He was surprised to find that Ittleman was just a regular guy.

Do I deserve my name being on this gift, Ittleman decided to put it into a professorship, with an eye toward perpetuity. In October the surgery faculty contributed another 1 million toward the ultimat

surgeons yet Kate has a masters in public health and Ben is currently in medical school Patrick is developing an acting career. Elaine recently renewed her nursing license and found work in labor an

Frank Ittleman, M.D., on morning rounds at Fletcher Allen Health Care with resident Fuyiki Hirashima, M.D. 2013 Y E A R IN R E V IE W 23

interesting twoway street patients can make you a much better person. Its common knowledge among his colleagues and many of his patients that Ittleman was an English major more than one suggested t

THE GIFT TFIG EHT TFIG EHT I SHOULD HAVE DIED THAT DAY, as difficult as it is for me, even now, to recall that bleak prospect. It was late August of last year. The morning began innocuously enough, co

U N I V E R S I T Y O F V E R M O N T C O L L E G E O F M E D I C I N E departments Brief reports on the activities of the basic science and clinical departments and major centers at the Colleg

D E PA R T M E N T O F A N N U A L Anesthesiology David Adams, M.D., Interim Chair 13 R E P O R T A fter 16 years as chairman of our department, Howard Schapiro, M.D., was named interim preside

D E PA R T M E N T O F A N N U A L Biochemistry Gary Stein, Ph.D., Chair 13 R E P O R T Professor Christopher Francklyn, Ph.D., helped to develop a cancer biology course this year that engaged b

D E PA R T M E N T O F A N N U A L Family Medicine Thomas C. Peterson, M.D., Chair 13 R E P O R T T here were multiple highlights for the Department of Family Medicine in 2012 2013. Newer facul

D E PA R T M E N T O F A N N U A L Medicine Polly Parsons, M.D., E.L. Amidon Chair 13 R E P O R T T he Department of Medicine continues to be a nationallyinternationally recognized leader in re

D E PA R T M E N T O F A N N U A L Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Susan S. Wallace, Ph.D., Chair 13 R E P O R T Members of the collaborative Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetic

D E PA R T M E N T O F A N N U A L Molecular Physiology Biophysics David Warshaw, Ph.D.79, Chair 13 R E P O R T T he Department of Molecular Physiology Biophysics continues to garner internat

D E PA R T M E N T O F A N N U A L Neurological Sciences Gregory Holmes, M.D., Chair n August 1, 2012, the Departments of Neurology and Anatomy Neurobiology merged to form the Department of Neurol

D E PA R T M E N T O F A N N U A L Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences Ira Bernstein, M.D.82, John Van Sicklen Maeck Chair 13 R E P O R T T he Department had several significant le

D E PA R T M E N T O F A N N U A L Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Claude E. Nichols III, M.D., Chair 13 R E P O R T T he Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation continues to adapt to the

D E PA R T M E N T O F A N N U A L Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Debra G.B. Leonard, M.D., Ph.D., Chair 13 R E P O R T T he Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine has had a year of

D E PA R T M E N T O F A N N U A L Pediatrics Lewis R. First, M.D., Chair 13 R E P O R T Chair and Professor Lewis First, M.D., at center right, leads a Pediatrics Clerkship rounds at the Vermon

D E PA R T M E N T O F A N N U A L Pharmacology Mark T. Nelson, Ph.D., Chair he Department of Pharmacology with its international reputation in neurovascular research continues to play important ro

D E PA R T M E N T O F A N N U A L Psychiatry Robert Pierattini, M.D., Chair 13 R E P O R T D uring this year, Anne Rich, M.D. succeeded Isabel Norian, M.D. as Director of Medical Student Educa

D E PA R T M E N T O F A N N U A L Radiology Steven P. Braff, M.D., Chair 13 R E P O R T The linear accelerator in use by a technician in the Radiology Department at Fletcher Allen Health Care.

D E PA R T M E N T O F A N N U A L Surgery Marion Everett Couch, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., Interim Chair 13 R E P O R T T he Department of Surgery had an outstanding year in 2013, demonstrating cont

C E N T E R S A N N U A L Vermont Cancer Center Gary Stein, Ph.D., and Claire Verschraegen, M.D., CoDirectors 13 R E P O R T T he commitments and operating principles of the Vermont Cancer Cente

C E N T E R S A N N U A L Vermont Center for Clinical and Translational Science Richard Galbraith, M.D., Ph.D., Director 13 R E P O R T T he Center for Clinical and Translational Science CCTS at

UVM Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence Center of Biomedical Research Excellence in Neuroscience Rodney Parsons, Ph.D., Director COBRE T Vermont Center for Immunology and Infectious Diseases

A N N U A L 13 R E P O R T on detecting bacterial pathogens in lung infections in exhaled breath using mass spectrometry, which was publicized wisely, including coverage by the British Broadcasting

A BANNER YEAR On behalf of the College of Medicine and University of Vermont, thank you for a tremendous year of giving and of creating transformational impact Fiscal Year 2013 culminated in the third

The Gift of Teamwork Class of 2013 Funds Wilderness Training When the College of Medicine Class of 2017 headed out into the woods on the second day of orientation for an afternoon of team building and

Ira Allen Society The Ira Allen Society recognizes UVMs most loyal donors by acknowledging individuals whose cumulative lifetime gifts and commitments to UVM reach or exceed 100,000, with special reco

P R O F I L E I N G I V I N G H. Allen Walker, M.D.63 left takes part in a simulation session during Reunion 2013. Stepping up for his 50th H. Alan Walker, M.D. 63 As a special gift to celebrate h

P R O F I L E I N G I V I N G College of Medicine Wilbur Society Following in the steps of James B. Wilbur, whose 1929 bequest began a fund which still helps more than 800 UVM students each year, t

Faculty Staff Donors The College is grateful to the following faculty and staff who have made financial contributions to support the College and its missions. J. Christian Abajian, M.D.69 Thomas M.

Vermont Cancer Center Donors The College of Medicine and the Vermont Cancer Center are grateful to the following donors of 100 or more who made contributions to support cancer research and education p

Margaret C. Ireland Stephen D. Ireland Royce W. Irwin, Jr. J.A. Morrissey, Inc. Leslie A. Jackson Robert J. Jarrett Diane Marie Jaworski, Ph.D. Dr. Robert G. Jenkins Clifford W. Johnson Larry Sharon

Memorial Gifts The College is honored to have received gifts in memory of the following individuals. Ardeschir Abadi, M.D. John Abajian Jr., M.D. Peter R. Abatiell, Sr. June Ovitt Abell Anne H. Alle

P R O F I L E I N G I V I N G Honorary Gifts During fiscal year 2013, the College of Medicine received gifts in honor of the following individuals or groups. Philip A. Ades, M.D. Dr. Kent Anderson

College of Medicine Alumni Donors PhD Alumni Leadership Contributors 1,0002,499 Donald H. Lambert, PhD70, MD78 David Charles Lyden, PhD86 Richard Bruce Wait, MD78, PhD79 Contributors Marilyn Jo Cipol

Participation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107,200 Agent . . . . . . . . . . Robert George Sellig Agent . . . . . . . . . . . G. Millard

Patrick Michael Catalano Emanuele Q. Chiappinelli Eugene Louis Curletti Thomas Edward Duff, Jr. Allen Edmund Fongemie James Gerard Gallagher Stephen John Haines Alan Howard Kanter Douglas Norman Klauc

Martha Field McCarty David Kenneth Murdock Diane C. Rippa David Lucien Roy Priscilla Shube Mark J. Stenclik Scott W. Treworgy MG George W. Weightman Participation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

25 Y E A R R E U NION Annual Ira Allen Society 2,500 H. James Wallace, III Lawrence I. Wolk 88 Annual Ira Allen Society 2,500 Robert Alan Cheney Suzanne Farrow Graves Cornelius John McGinn 89 Lead

Contributors 1999 Christopher Abadi Thomas Allen Atkins Paul Phillip Bergeron Jennifer Van Noy Cochran Timothy Scott Howard Nicholas James Kenyon Eddy HsinIh Luh Eric Mukai Manisha Ami Patel Seth Alan

10 Y E A R R E U NION Annual Ira Allen Society Young Alum Patron William A. Kennedy, III Angela Mahajan 03 Lee Avrum Kaback Stephanie S. Kehoe Steven David Lefebvre Nicole Patricia Piscatelli Elian

Named Lectureships As of June 30, 2013. John Abajian, Jr.John E. Mazuzan, Jr. Endowed Lectureship in Anesthesiology Arnold H. Colodny, M.D. Visiting Professorship in Pediatric Surgery John H. Davis, M

Class Awards 2013 Foundations Teacher of the Year Ellen Black, Ph.D. Foundations Course Director of the Year William E. Hopkins, M.D. Outstanding Foundations Course Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Re

Class of 2013 Academic Awards and Honors continued The Durwood Smith Award for excellence in Pharmacology Andrew Harris The Charles T. Schechtman, M.D.26 Award for Clinical Excellence Andrew Harris

James Hebert, M.D.77, and his wife, Mary Ellen Hebert, support todays students at the College of Medicine through the Hebert Family Scholarship Fund. Student Assistance We are grateful to the suppor

hall In 1905, when the College of Medicine completed its third home at the corner of Prospect and Pearl Streets in Burlington, the main lecture room was named Hall A. For the next 63 years, students

The University of Vermont Foundation PRESIDENT S CORNER As fall arrived in full force here on the College of Medicine campus complete with brilliant red maples and the first dustings of snow on the

HALL A M.D. CL A SS NOTES If you have news to share, please contact your class agent or the Development Alumni Relations office at or 802 6564014. If your email address h

HALL A M.D. CL A SS NOTES Ph.D. CL A SS NOTES proud class of 2006 pick a place in the U.S. to meet up for a weekend. This year the lucky spot was Chicago. We use the time to catch up and reconnect.

H A L L A M . D . C L A S S H AOLTLE S N A FL ASHBACK View the Originals To view several more of Dr. Hastings 1950s slides and to see the previous Flashback 1970s photo with identifications, go t

Class Agent Directory HALL A M.D. CL A SS NOTES Class agents are dedicated alumni who volunteer their time to serve as the voice of their classmates at the College of Medicine, and who work to encou

H A L L A M . D . C L A S S H AOLTLE S N A 79 Sarah Ann McCarty, Patricia Ann King, 832 South Prospect Street, Burlington, VT 05401, 802 8627705, Dennis

Obituaries Ray W. Collins Jr., M.D. Dr. Collins died September 14, 2013, in Middlebury, Vt. He was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, in 1914, while his father, Ray Sr., was a pitcher for the Boston Re

HALL A OBITUARIES David P. Granger, M.D. Dr. Granger died Sept. 29, 2013. He was 61. After graduating from the College of Medicine he completed his pediatrics residency at West Virginia University Me

312 p.m. October 18, 2013 The College of Medicine Class of 2017 whoops it up for its group photo following the White Coat Ceremony at Ira Allen Chapel. photograph by Ed Neuert

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