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FROM THE DEAN We have much to recognize and celebrate from this past year. We could not possibly point out every significant moment in this report, but instead have recognized a few representative exa

V E R M O N T 2 0 1 5 Y E A R I N R E V I E W UVM COLLEGE OF MEDICINE MAGAZINE 6 14 EDUCATION 10 RESEARCH 18 PATIENT CARE WebXtras in this issue View videos of white coat recipients ex

U V M S E T TO W I T H I TS C O M P R E H E N S I V E C A M PA I GN This October, UVM announced its largest and most ambitious fundraising campaign ever, a 500 million initiative that will transform a

CAMPAIGN GOALS AT THE COLLEGE OF MEDICINE The Move Mountains campaign presents the College of Medicine with a landmark opportunity to increase support for the students and faculty that are at the hear

FACTSFIGURES A C A D E M I C Y E A R 2 0 1 5 3.68 MEDIAN UNDERGRADUATE GPA Student Body Academic Year 201415 Total Medical Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 457 Ph.D. Masters Students


EDUCATION M I S S I O N Each year, about 114 new medical students and two dozen new graduate students begin their studies in the classrooms and laboratories of the school, and clinical settings in V

M I S S I O N E D U C A T I O N Students recite The Oath for the first time at the 2015 White Coat Ceremony. Class of 2019 Marks Their First Milestone with White Coat Ceremony Dealing with challen

M I S S I O N E D U C A T I O N Excellence in Teaching Recognized with KroepschMaurice Award College of Medicine faculty member Maria Mercedes Avila, Ph.D., was among the recipients of the 2015 Kro

M I S S I O N E D U C A T I O N Teaching the Intersection of Art and Science at Cold Hollow Sculpture Park Professor of Medicine Jason Bates, Ph.D., develops computer models and devices to help bet

RESEARCH M I S S I O N Researchers at the College of Medicine are driven by the need to discover, and the need to apply those discoveries. In all their efforts, they seek to understand the basic sci

M I S S I O N R E S E A R C H present this year included faculty from the UVM College of Medicine, the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, and the College of Arts and Sciences. Among

M I S S I O N R E S E A R C H This work will help fill important knowledge gaps that will help drive vaccine development and implementation and will advance diagnostics for both dengue disease and

M I S S I O N R E S E A R C H Medical student Mutlay Sayan 16 led a study that points toward new therapy for mesothelioma. of lung cancer that has been notoriously difficult to treat. MM, caused b

PATIENT CARE M I S S I O N The patient is at the core of our education of future physicians, from the first days in the lecture hall and anatomy lab to that moment four years later when those new ph

M I S S I O N P A T I E N T C A R E we are not only physicians and health care workers charged with the task of providing care to the sick, but we are public health officers who must preserve the

M I S S I O N P A T I E N T C A R E in addition to adult family medicine and women and children family medicine. Residents will have opportunities to focus on areas on special interest through sev

M I S S I O N P A T I E N T C A R E through the heart, causing anxiety and in some cases lifethreatening complications. By harnessing the power of computer modeling, and aided by a 1 million grant

COMMUNITY M I S S I O N Engaging young people in learning, volunteering time to important civic activities, making connections with state decision makers to impact health policy All are part of the

M I S S I O N C O M M U N I T Y of Medicine and UVM Medical Center campus. The event now hosted annually for 15 years has made an impact in that time on girls career choices. This event not only

M I S S I O N C O M M U N I T Y addition to optional research. Students are given a rich cultural experience through a variety of historical and language seminars, field trips, and the host family

M I S S I O N C O M M U N I T Y Larrabee, M.D., was the faculty advisor. This new grant, made possible by the students research, allows us to expand care and support options for those with hepatiti

15 DEPARTMENTS U N I V E R S I T Y O F V E R M O N T AC N LNL E GAE LO U O F RM E D I O I R E E P C N T Brief reports on the activities of the basic science and clinical departments and major cent

D E PA R T M E N T O F A N N U A L ANESTHESIOLOGY David Adams, M.D., Interim Chair aculty in the Department of Anesthesiology have been active in all areas of the mission, with several main themes

D E PA R T M E N T O F A N N U A L BIOCHEMISTRY Gary Stein, Ph.D., Chair investigators who are initiating collaborative cancer research programs. Biochemistry investigators are making prominent co

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 T he Department of Family Medicine continues to thrive in all areas of our mission. Our medical student educatio

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 T he Department of Medicine had another excellent year with significant contributions in all areas of our missio

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 T he Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and its 16 faculty members play import

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 T he Department of Molecular Physiology Biophysics continues to garner international recognition

D E PA R T M E N T O F A N N U A L NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES Gregory Holmes, M.D., Chair SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS 15 R E P O R T Neurological Sciences faculty published a total of 74 articles in high i

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 15 R E P O R T Assistant Professor and Frymoyer Scholar An

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 T he Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation experienced a very productive academic yea

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 T he Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine has had a productive year providin

D E PA R T M E N T O F A N N U A L PEDIATRICS Lewis R. First, M.D., Chair Assistant Professor Alicia Viet, M.D., recieved the Gold Humanism Award and spoke at the 2015 White Coat Ceremony. D uri

D E PA R T M E N T O F A N N U A L PHARMACOLOGY Mark T. Nelson, Ph.D., Chair Professor Wolfgang Dostmann, Ph.D. T he Department of Pharmacology, with its international reputation in neurovascula

D E PA R T M E N T O F A N N U A L PSYCHIATRY Robert Pierattini, M.D., Stanley S. Fieber Chair T he past academic year saw the opening of the new Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital VPCH, under the

D E PA R T M E N T O F A N N U A L RADIOLOGY Kristen K. DeStigter, M.D., Interim Chair T he Department of Radiology continues to gain national and international prestige through cuttingedge quali

D E PA R T M E N T O F A N N U A L SURGERY Mitchell Norotsky, M.D., Chair t has been an exciting and productive year for the Department of Surgery. We have welcomed new faculty in the divisions of

CENTERS T Professor Ted James, M.D., was selected for the 2015 ASCO Leadership Program. Center for Clinical and Translational Science Richard Galbraith, M.D., Ph.D., Director he Center for Clinical a

A N N U A L sections. Dr. Jones is a pilot investigator on Dr. Higgins Vermont Center on Behavior and Health grant. He reviews for the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Researc

CENTERS Center of Biomedical Research Excellence in Neuroscience Rodney Parsons, Ph.D., Director T he Center of Biomedical Research Excellence COBRE in Neuroscience was created in 2001 by a grant fr

A N N U A L Genes on the Y chromosome can affect susceptibility of female mice to a model of multiple sclerosis. Identification of genes critical for the sporulation of Clostridium difficile, a ser

PHILANTHROPY FISCAL YEAR 2015 PHILANTHROPIC SUPPORT The University publicly announced Move Mountains The Campaign for the University of Vermont in early October, celebrating the more than 247 million

Ira Allens statue on the UVM Green. Ira Allen Society The Ira Allen Society recognizes UVMs most loyal donors by acknowledging individuals whose cumulative lifetime gifts and commitments to UVM reach

Annual members of the Ira Allen Society play a critical role in the success of the University of Vermont, providing continuing, steadfast support year after year. A gift of 2,500 or more in any one fi

College of Medicine Alumni Donors Ph.D. Alumni Annual Ira Allen Society 2,500 Donald H. Lambert, Ph.D.70, M.D.78 Richard Bruce Wait, M.D.78, Ph.D.79 Leadership Contributors 1,0002,499 Mark Allegretta

Annual Ira Allen Society 2,500 Jeffrey R. Simons Thomas J. Sullivan Leonard James Swinyer 66 Irving G. Peyser Francis Roland Sacco Christopher M. Terrien, Jr. Contributors 1999 Stuart A. Alexander

Richard Harry Feins James Stanley Heath Lawrence Colwyn Hurst John Armstrong Leppman Lawrence C. Maguire Gregory J. Melkonian Irvin L. Paradis Martin Ralph Phillips Victor J. Pisanelli, Jr. Thomas Jos

Edward Francis McCarthy, Jr. Howard Alan Nadworny Philip Thomas Peverada Paul Frederick Poulin Dr. Robert Raymond Revers Mark Holmes Rolerson John Philip Scamman Linda Henstrand Schroth Gail Bos Simon

Contributors 1999 Diane Antoinette Bourke Sally Willard Burbank Linda Ann Collins Stephen Gallagher Henry Kasimir Godek Jeffrey Albert Grass Brad Holden Vijaya Madhukar Joshi Mizin Park Kawasaki Dayle

Jennifer Van Noy Cochran William Samuel Grass Nicholas James Kenyon Anne E. McSally Eric Mukai Craig David Nielsen Elizabeth Bauer OKane Maureen Glennon Phipps Holliday Kane Rayfield Laurie Ann Small

Gregg Daniel Fine Jonathan L. Goldberg Laura Dunn Goldberg Andrew Jackson Goodwin, IV Walter Joseph Grabowski Alexander C. Hennig April Malia Hirschberg Ronald Edward Hirschberg Kerry Lee Landry Carol

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

Foundations Awards Awarded by the Class of 2017 to departments, faculty, and staff. Above and Beyond Award Ellen Black, Ph.D. American Medical Student Association Golden Apple Award Ellen Black, Ph.D.

Class of 2015 Academic Awards and Honors The Family Medicine John P. Fogarty, M.D. Leadership Award Charles Stern Hackett The Edward E. Friedman Award for promise of excellence in the practice of Fami

Scholarship Support Choosing to become a physician requires a love of medicine and a commitment to caring, and an investment in hard work, dedication and sacrifice. Philanthropic support of the studen

405 p.m. October 23, 2015 Class of 2019 members who have just received their white coats make use of the selfie zone at the postceremony reception. photograph by Andy Duback View videos and photos

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