University of Vermont

Larner College of Medicine

Medical Student Education

Spring Community Medical School in Full Swing

How the brain’s memory system works, menopause, promising stem cells, cancer & exercise among topics

Community Medical School audience
Attendees participate in a past Community Medical School lecture.

More than 200 attendees filled Carpenter Auditorium at the University of Vermont College of Medicine for the first Spring 2013 Community Medical School presentation on April 16. This free public lecture program, presented jointly by the UVM College of Medicine and Fletcher Allen Health Care, continues with a special presentation by guest speaker Governor Howard Dean on Thursday, April 25 at 6 p.m. and continues on Tuesday April 30, and May 7 and 14. Lectures take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Carpenter Auditorium in the Given Building at the UVM College of Medicine and include a Q&A session following each presentation.

Spring 2013 lecture dates, topics and speakers include:

  • April 16, “Top of Mind: The Brain’s Frontal Lobes and their Role in Memoryby Deborah Black, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurological Sciences
  • April 25 (Thurs.), SPECIAL PRESENTATION: “The Coming Changes in Vermont’s Health Care Delivery System,” by Governor Howard Dean, M.D.
  • April 30, “Hot Off the Press: The Latest News in Menopause” by Zaher Merhi, M.D., Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
  •  May 7, “My Regeneration: Using Stem Cells to Repair the Heart,” by William Hopkins, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, and Jeffrey Spees, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine and Director, Stem Cell Core
  • May 14, “Cancer and Exercise: Improving Physical Function and Cardiopulmonary Health During and After Treatment” by Kim Dittus, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, and Susan Lakoski, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine

To register, or for more information, visit the Community Medical School website or call 802-847-2886.