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September 29, 2014 - October 05, 2014

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Useful Websites University Opportunities
Weekly FYIs (Stay Sane Out There!) Research, Fellowship, and Scholarship
Policy of the Week Arts & Publication
Class Information Lost & Found
This Week's Events Classifieds (housing, jobs, for sale, etc)
Volunteer Opportunities

USEFUL WEBSITES

Student Handbook Ombudsperson Webpage UVM OSR Info
UVM LivingWell Center 2014 - 2015 Specialty Advisor List NBME
UVM Bored "ONE: What's Happening at FAHC" (August Edition) Rotating Room (Sublets)
Fletcher Allen Grand Rounds "This Week @FAHC" Newsletter Study Spaces
Office of Diversity & Inclusion Medicine Newsletter: "The Chart" AHEC Website

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FYIs - To Help Make Your Day Slightly Saner:

  1. Did You Know You Can Post on the Monitor Slideshows in Given Courtyard and the Hoehl Gallery?! Students are welcome to submit announcements and events for inclusion in the weekly slideshow that displays on the monitors. Preference is given to events that are open to students, faculty and/or staff. Please send information including event name, date, time, location, contact information and any other details that would be helpful, to Carole Whitaker Friday mornings, by 9 am for inclusion in the following week’s slideshow!
  2. COMIS Expanded Their Support Hours: Starting Monday September 15th, the Service Center (aka the Help Desk) will be open Monday – Friday, 7:30am – 5:00pm. We are pleased to offer longer hours to accommodate the various schedules of our technology users. Trouble tickets should continue to be submitted using the footprints systems or by calling 656-7300. If you have feedback in regards to the technical support at the College of Medicine, please feel free to Gordon White (802-656-7300).

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Policy of the Week

Official Communication (Policy 400.00)

Email is the official means of communication of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Students are expected to check their College of Medicine e-mail accounts daily and maintain their account so that they remain functional (e.g., not allowing their mailboxes to exceed the quota, not forwarding it to a third party account, etc.). Students who do not read official notices sent in email are not excused from responsibility for email contents.

View the this policy and others in the University of Vermont College of Medicine Student Handbook, NOW ONLINE >>

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CLASS INFORMATION

Class of 2015:

  • 2015 Medical Student Achievement Awards: The Endocrine Society is now accepting nominations for the Medical Student Achievement Awards. The Medical Student Achievement Award is presented to graduating senior medical school students and osteopathic school students who have shown exceptional ability and interest in endocrinology. The award provides the recipient with a one-year In-Training Associate membership in the Society, free online access to all four Society journals through 2015, and an award certificate. Because endocrinology is an integrative discipline spanning basic science and clinical medicine, it is taught in a variety of ways in different medical schools. Therefore, each school has the flexibility to establish its own selection process and criteria. Our requirement is that each recipient must complete their training by August 2015. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. If you feel you are an ideal candidate for this award, please contact Sheri Youngberg no later than March 1, 2015. If you have questions regarding the award, please direct them to Tracy Williams, Coordinator, Trainee Awards Programs, Endocrine Society.
  • The 2015 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (Students to Service) application cycle is now open! Eligibility is open to medical students (allopathic or osteopathic) in their final year of school who are planning to pursue a career in primary care, and are committed to working in underserved communities with limited access to care. Students to Service award recipients receive up to $120,000 tax free for three years of full-time service or six years of part-time service. Upon completion of residency, S2S recipients serve as primary care providers in an NHSC-approved site in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) of greatest need. The 2015 Students to Service application cycle closes on November 13, 2014, at 7:30 pm, ET. READ MORE >>
  • National Institute of Health Clinical Electives: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Electives Program (CEP) offers senior medical and dental students a wide variety of short-term clinical and research-oriented elective rotations at the NIH Clinical Center, the nation's largest hospital devoted entirely to clinical research, located in Bethesda, Maryland. The CEP provides students with unique exposure to state-of-the-art medical care and translational research supervised by world-renowned clinician-scientists. All elective rotations are offered for academic credit. For more information, view the CEP Flyer, or visit the CEP website. Questions regarding the CEP may be directed to the NIH Clinical Center’s Office of Clinical Research Training and Medical Education. Answers to frequently asked questions are also available on the website under “FAQs”.
  • SCHOLARSHIP APP DEADLINE - 2014 VAMA Scholarship: The Vietnamese American Medical Association (VAMA) has extended the deadline for the 2014 VAMA Scholarship applications. This year marks the 16th anniversary of the VAMA Scholarship Program. The Scholarship Committee will be awarding 5 scholarships in the amount of $1000 each. The announcement letter and application forms are posted to the VAMA website. The scholarship application deadline is now September 30, 2014. Applications must be post-marked by September 30, 2014 to be considered. Please contact the VAMA Scholarship Program with any questions.

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Class of 2016:

  • Pathology Student Fellowship: The application process is opening for the 2015 Pathology Student Fellowship year. This is an exceptional opportunity to work closely with a great teaching faculty and resident staff. Please see the full memorandum from Dr. John Lunde, Director of the Pathology Student Fellowship, for more details. All applications must be submitted by October 10, 2014. Dr. Lunde looks forward to hearing from you. Please contact Dr. John Lunde with any questions.
  • Looking for Focus Group Members: Let your voice be heard! Fourth year medical student Andy Jones is looking for 5-10 members of the Class of 2016 to participate in an one-time online (Lync) Focus Group as part of an ongoing study of your class, examining attitudes and knowledge about LGBT+ people and healthcare. If you’d like to participate, please send an email to Andy Jones for more information and scheduling. Thanks again to all who participated in the online surveys to help with this research!

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Class of 2017:

  • RSIG Lung pathology review: Monday, September 29, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, in Med Ed 307. Radiology Student Interest Group lunch reviewing radiologic pulmonary pathology. All are welcome to attend! This is a great opportunity to review old and learn new details about chest imaging for this block of CRR and lunch will be provided. See you there! Please contact Douglas Handley with any questions.
  • AAMC Medical School Year Two Questionnaire (Y2Q) OPENS: The Y2Q is a new AAMC student survey that will be administered annually to all second-year U.S. medical students. On October 1, 2014, survey links will be sent to each of you to your email on record in the Student Records System (SRS). The questionnaire includes topics such as learning climate, adjustment to medical school, and future career goals. Please keep your eyes peeled for the AAMC email in your inboxes after October 1! Please contact Y2Q@aamc.org if you have any questions.

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Class of 2018:

  • ORDERING DEADLINE - White Coat Embroidery: The UVM chapter of American Medical Student Association (AMSA) is having their annual fundraiser. Please keep in mind this is a SIG fundraiser and you are not obligated to participate. Final orders and payments must be submitted on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 in Med Ed 201 from 12-1pm (we cannot accept any late orders). For more information regarding the embroidery, please read the full fundraiser information flyer. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Erin Pichiotino or Alissa Correll.
  • FMIG Vital Signs Clinic: Tuesday October 7th from 12-1pm. Get a jump on clinical skills! Topics to be covered are blood pressure, pulse, respiratory rate, and O2 saturation. Snacks will be provided, please bring your own lunch. RSVP by October 3rd to Kathryn Beaudry.
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE - 2015 Global Health Elective: Your Global Health Elective Application is due September 30th. Open to First and Third years. Please contact Audree Frey with any questions.

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THIS WEEK'S EVENTS

Monday, September 29

  • UVM COM Careers in Medicine Specialty Panel Series - General Surgery with Dr. Jesse Moore: 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Med Ed 300. Join Dr. Jesse Moore, Assistant Professor of Surgery and the Director for the Surgery Clerkship, to hear about what it is like to be a general and colorectal surgeon. Please contact Kiersten Hallquist, Administrative Assistant, in the Office of Medical Student Education, if you have any questions about the series. View the Fall Careers in Medicine Specialty Panels Schedule >>
  • UVM COM Dermatology Student Interest Group – Welcome Meeting: 12:00pm - 1:00pm, in Med Ed 301. Come learn about the dermatology student interest group and all the events that we have planned this year. Learn more about dermatology, ask questions, and get involved! Please contact Jameson Loyal with any questions.
  • LUNCHTIME HERBAL TALKS WITH GUIDO MASÉ RH (AHG): 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Meet at the entrance to the MedEd Building. If raining, meet in MedEd Room 309. Join the Integrative Health SIG for monthly herbal talks with Guido Masé RH (AHG). Guido is clinical herbalist, educator, co-founder & co-director of the VT Center for Integrative Herbalism. Our first talk will be an Introduction to the use of Medicinal Herbs and will include a visit to the medicinal garden on campus at UVM. This is a truly unique opportunity to learn from an exceptional scholar, teacher and leader in the field of herbal medicine. Guido Masé will introduce us to the materia medica of herbal medicine- exploring the traditional uses and current research of the plants in our own garden. His approach to herbal medicine blends tradition, history, and a depth of knowledge of phytochemistry and physiology that will certainly enhance our understanding of the healing power of plants. Bring your own lunch. Sponsored by the Integrative Health SIG, Laura Mann Center for Integrative Health and the UVM Program in Integrative Health. Please contact Imelda Muller with any questions.
  • UVM COM M2 EVENT - RSIG Lung pathology review: 12:00pm - 1:00pm. Please see the announcements for the class of 2017 for more information.
  • UVM COM Mindfulness Monday: 12:10-12:30pm, Med Ed 201. Join Laurey Burris and Wellness Committee members for a 15 minute mindfulness practice. Laurey has more than 30 years of experience, including completion of the Jon Kabet Zin program. She has met with the Dali Lama twice. Please contact Hillary Anderson if you have any questions.
  • UVM Core Vinyasa Yoga: 12:15pm - 1:00pm, in the LivingWell Studio. Instructor: Rachel De Simone. Vinyasa is a style of yoga the links mind and body, breath and movement in a moving meditation. This series will combine the principles of vinyasa yoga with an emphasis on finding balance and center in the body, mind, and spirit. The series will begin by building a foundational awareness of deep core muscles and learning how to activate the core. Students will learn to find their center, calm the mind, and develop mental focus in order to improve physical, mental, and emotional balance. Vinyasa krama, or intelligent yoga sequencing, will be used to create a series of postures each week that alternately engages and releases the abdominal, hip, and iliopsoas muscle groups; builds physical core strength; and improves posture and balance. For more information, visit LivingWell @UVM online, or contact The LivingWell Center @UVM.
  • UVM Student Mindfulness Meditation: 4:00pm - 4:45pm, LivingWell Studio, first floor, Davis Center. Sessions include meditation instructions, 20 minutes of practice, and group discussion. Beginners are welcome. For more information, visit LivingWell @UVM online, or contact The LivingWell Center @UVM.
  • OLLI - Beginning Watercolor with Jean Cannon: 5:30pm - 7:00pm, in Hills Agricultural Science 017. Explore color mixing and theory, washes and watery effects! All basic watercolor techniques are taught using the three primary colors. Price: OLLI Members: $80.00/Non-Members: $120.00. For more information or to register, visit the OLLI @UVM Website. Please contact OLLI @ UVM (802-656-2085) with any questions.
  • OLLI - Beginning Yoga with Amanda McIntire: 5:30pm - 6:30pm, in L/L Commons 216. This class serves as an introduction to yoga and is specifically designed for beginners over age 50. Taught in a gentle and light-hearted way. Price: OLLI Members: $40.00.Non-Members: $60.00 (Members can sign up for both Monday and Wednesday classes - 8 sessions total - for only $60!). For more information or to register, visit the OLLI @UVM Website. Please contact OLLI @ UVM (802-656-2085) with any questions.
  • UVM Living/Learning Center Gallery Exhibit Reception & Artist Talk: 6:00pm - 7:00pm, in the L/L Art Exhibit (Fireside Lounge). Living/Learning Center Gallery Exhibit: "Plastic, Body, Dirt and Squirrel: Recent Video Works." Rebecca Weisman's experimental multi-media practice uses video, sound, performance, and installation grounded firmly in discourses of critical theory to create rigorously conceptual as well as viscerally pleasurable experiences that call into question issues of subjectivity, the body, language, systems of power, and environment(s). On display through Oct. 24, Monday-Friday, 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday: 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Reception and artist talk Sept. 29, 6 p.m. For more information, call 802-656-4200.
  • ORDERING DEADLINE - Support the AMA and Score a Great T-Shirt! Maybe you've seen some of us wearing these shirts around and thought to yourself, I want one too! These stylish shirts come in crew neck, V-neck, and also in black! They also make great gifts for friends and family! We're working hard to raise funds so we can put on some cool events, so please support us! Orders need to be in by 9/30 and should arrive before the end of October! Also, a big thank you to our models from last year, rocking these stylish shirts! Visit the UVM AMA T-shirt Fundraiser webpage to view the shirts, and place your order today! Please contact Amy Yu with any questions.

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Tuesday, September 30

  • UVM Pia a PI Phi! 9:00am - 3:30pm, in Davis Center, first floor table. Come pie the ladies of Pi Beta Phi between the Davis Center and Bailey Howe for ONE DOLLAR! All proceeds to the Pi Beta Phi Foundation for children's literacy and First Book! Price: $1 a pie. For more information, contact Abby Fitzgerald (802-793-5041).
  • UVM COM Careers in Medicine Specialty Panel Series - Orthopedic Surgery with Dr. Lisle: 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Med Ed 300. Join Dr. Jennifer Lisle to have your questions answered about the Orthopedic Surgery specialty. Please contact Kiersten Hallquist, Administrative Assistant, in the Office of Medical Student Education, if you have any questions about the series. View the Fall Careers in Medicine Specialty Panels Schedule >>
  • UVM COM The Simplified Data Management Plan: 12:00pm - 1:00pm, in the Dana Classroom. Examine the recommended elements of a data management plan and review resources at UVM that can help with data management planning. Sample data management plans will be provided. This workshop is a part of Dana Medical Library's Funding to Publication series. Registration is required. Please complete the online form to sign up. Please email Gary Atwood with any additional questions.
  • UVM Catamount Farm Farm-stand: 1:30pm - 5:30pm, at Bailey/Howe Library Table 1. Eat Fresh! Eat Local! UVM Catamount Farm is selling fresh produce in front of the Bailey Howe Library every Tuesday afternoon, from June 10 to October 13. For more information, contact Laura Williams (802-656-8657).
  • UVM Given Bistro Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: @2pm, in the Given Courtyard. The $1 million upgrade to the food service facilities in the Given Atrium cafeteria was completed in August. Let's celebrate! More information and updates on facilities can also be found online.
  • OLLI - Drawing for the Terrified with Michael Strauss: 5:30pm - 7:30pm, in Cook Physical Sciences 531. Beginners and those with some experience are invited to come draw and share work. Learn about various perspectives, the use of graphite, charcoal, inks. Examine hand-eye coordination and much more! Price: OLLI Members: $80.00/Non-Members: $120.00. For more information or to register, visit the OLLI @UVM Website. Please contact OLLI @ UVM (802-656-2085) with any questions.
  • OLLI - Vermont Poet Laureates with Rebecca Starks: 5:30pm - 7:00pm, in Jeffords 127.Read and discuss selected poems from Vermont's seven poet laureates: Robert Frost, Galway Kinnell, Louise Gluck, Ellen Bryant Voigt, Grace Paley, Ruth Stone, and Sidney Lea. We will look at form, voice and themes, read out loud and see how the poems speak to us. Price: OLLI Members: $60.00/Non-Members: $90.00. For more information or to register, visit the OLLI @UVM Website. Please contact OLLI @ UVM (802-656-2085) with any questions.
  • UVM Critical Language Scholarships Info Session: 5:30pm - 7:00pm, in Waterman 401. For all undergraduate and graduate students: The Critical Language Scholarship is a prestigious opportunity funded by the State Department that offers a summer of intensive language classes, cultural excursions and travel opportunities. Languages include Arabic, Persian, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, Urdu, Chinese, Japanese and Russian with varying levels qualifying. RSVP and information: Aimee Hutton (802-656-4658).
  • OLLI - Shapenotes Singing Group: 6:00pm - 8:00pm, in Ira Allen Chapel. Sacred Harp is a traditional New England style of participatory singing that is both dramatic and beautiful. It has been described as a proudly inclusive and democratic form that is not geared toward performance but to the moment of the sing. Sung a cappella in four part harmony, songs are taught by singing the "shapes" and then the words. No experience is necessary. Loaner books are provided. Free and open to the public. Regular attendees are strongly encouraged to sign up as a member of the OLLI program, which sponsors Sacred Harp's affiliation and use of UVM space. For more information, contact Lora Phillips (802-656-2085).
  • New England Italian Film Festival: 6:00pm - 9:00pm, in Waterman 413. Italian Film Festival to highlight Italian culture in the Burlington community. For more information, contact Beverly Cooper (802-656-3196).
  • Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Training for UVM Women: 6:00pm - 9:00pm, at UVM Police Services. A self-defense course is being offered through UVM Police Services for all UVM women. It is a 12 hour course designed to empower women, teach valuable defense skills, physical confrontation skills, and how to take control for yourself. You will learn how to use your mind, your voice and your body in this course. The first 3 hour class is lecture style to disseminate information regarding crime awareness and prevention. The next two 3 hour classes are focused on physical self-defense techniques. The final class is a review of the self-defense techniques and simulation (optional) which consist of scenarios allowing the students to use their skills. For more information, please visit the UVM Police Services website. The enrollment is a minimum of 10 and a maximum 20 participants. Enrollment is FREE but REQUIRED. Two individual courses will be run for 4 sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, from 6-9pm. To enroll for the course or for more information, please contact Officer Sue Roberts (802-656-8009).
  • UVM presents "Between the Sheets": 6:00pm - 8:00pm, in the LivingWell Studio, first floor, Davis Center. Join us for a stimulating evening exploring sexual health. Alessandra Rellini, Associate Professor in the Psychology Department and Sexual Health Research Clinic presents: What is normal and how does it work? We will talk about what scholars have learned about sexuality in men and women. In addition to sexual problems (and how to avoid them) we will also explore how things work – you may be surprised of how many of your assumptions/beliefs were incorrect. Bring your questions – this is your chance to ask anything you wanted to know but never trusted the source of your answer. For more information, visit LivingWell @UVM online, or contact The LivingWell Center @UVM.
  • UVM On the Border Dance and Practice: 6:30pm - 9:00pm, in Old Mill Room 325 (John F. Dewey Lounge). Free dance practice. For more information, contact Albert Joy (802-656-8350).
  • UVM Drink Smart: 7:00pm - 8:15pm, in L/L Commons 231 (Fireside Lounge). Come learn about alcohol safety with fun, interactive activities, including "drunk goggles!" For more information, contact Mary Petronio.
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE - American Society of Hematology (ASH) Research Opportunity: The ASH Physician Scientist Career Development Award is designed for medical students in their first, second, or third years who are looking for an opportunity to immerse themselves within the hematology specialty and get hands-on research experience early in their careers. Students will work in yearlong laboratory, translational, or clinical research assignments under the mentorship of an ASH member. Up to five student researchers will be awarded $42,000 each. You can visit the program website to read more about this award, including the application and deadlines (application cycle opens July 15, 2014 and applications are due September 30, 2014). Please contact Amanda Peel, Class of 2015, if you have any questions.
  • M1/M3 APPLICATION DEADLINE - 2015 Global Health Elective: See the announcements for the class of 2016 or the class of 2018 for more information.
  • M4 SCHOLARSHIP APP DEADLINE - 2014 VAMA Scholarship: Please see the announcements for the Class of 2015 for more information.

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Wednesday, October 01

  • UVM Pilates: 9:00am - 10:00am, in the LivingWell Studio, first floor, Davis Center. Instructor: Samantha Boymer. This class is a classical and integrative approach to the principles and essential exercises of Pilates mat work. Focus is on proper postural alignment, breathing, coordination, and movement patterns that focus on using the core or “powerhouse”. Do you want to have a positive mind body experience while improving muscular endurance and flexibility? If you are interested, come explore this upbeat and inspiring class. For more information, visit LivingWell @UVM online, or contact The LivingWell Center @UVM.
  • UVM Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics Seminar - "Merging molecular and genetic epidemiology in the study of cardiovascular disease": 9:30am - 10:30am, in Stafford Hall 101. Dr. Russell P. Tracy, Professor of Pathology and Biochemistry, Director of the Laboratory for Clinical Biochemistry Research, at the University of Vermont will present. Please contact the Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics if you have any questions.
  • UVM Waterman Wednesdays Plant Sale: 11:30am - 2:30pm, next to the third-floor info desk. The UVM Greenhouse will have chrysanthemums for sale outside of Memorial Lounge. We will have a wide variety of colors and plant sizes to choose from. Back by popular demand are the multicolored field grown mums in beautiful fall colors. For more information, contact UVM Greenhouses (802-656-0465).
  • UVM COM Careers in Medicine Specialty Panel Series - Ophthalmology with Dr. Brian Kim: 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Med Ed 300. The goal of this informal session will be to answer any and all questions re: Ophthalmology as a career opportunity. Attendings in varied subspecialties of Ophthalmology will be on hand to discuss the field in general and to describe the subspecialty opportunities available in Ophthalmology. Special attention will also be taken to explain the residency application process and offer specific guidance to best prepare you for navigating that process. We look forward to seeing you there! Please contact Kiersten Hallquist, Administrative Assistant, in the Office of Medical Student Education, if you have any questions about the series. View the Fall Careers in Medicine Specialty Panels Schedule >>
  • UVM COM PNHP - "Single Payer 101": 12:00pm - 1:00pm, in HSRF 300. Are you interested in single-payer healthcare or healthcare reform in Vermont? Please join Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) for the first of our October Lunchtime Series! We will be hosting Dr. Jason Kelley of PNHP, also a VA physician, to speak on what PNHP and single-payer is about! We will also touch on Vermont’s journey to single payer. Lunch will be provided, but please bring your own beverage. We hope to see you there! Please contact Amy Yu with any questions!
  • UVM MedMob with Michael Lee: 12:15pm - 1:30pm, in the Davis Center Atrium. For more information, visit LivingWell @UVM Mindfulness online, or contact The LivingWell Center @UVM.
  • UVM Mindfulness and Coping Skills (MACS) Session 1: 2:30pm - 3:45pm, in the LivingWell Studio, first floor, Davis Center. This workshop introduces simple mindfulness-based skills to reduce your stress and improve the overall quality of your life. Skills you will learn include relaxing/energizing breathing, mindful walking and eating, guided visualization, and meditation. You will be asked to practice on your own 10-20 minutes per day. This is a great opportunity to find out what mindfulness is all about, and how it can be helpful to you. To register, contact miv.london@uvm.edu.
  • UVM COM "Tick Tock, Tick Talk: Time to Talk about Lyme Disease": 12:00pm - 1:00pm, in Med Ed 200. Christina Nelson, MD, MPH, Medical Officer, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado will discuss the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of Lyme disease. She will also introduce LymeCorps, an exciting new CDC program for University of Vermont medical students, graduate students and residents. Hosted by Dr. Jan Carney, Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Public Health. RSVP is not required. Contact Carole Whitaker for more information.
  • UVM COM Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery SIG Present "More Than Rhinorrhea: Unique Cases in ENT": 12:00pm - 1:00pm, in the ENT Conference Room (West Pavilion Level 4). Lunch Provided! The ENT residents will be hosting an informal & interactive session in which both classic and unique ENT cases will be presented over lunch. There will also be an opportunity to learn more about the field of ENT, as the residents will give an overview of the field and be available to answer any questions. Please RSVP Katherine Evansto so we can plan for food.
  • UVM Student Mindfulness Meditation: 4:00pm - 4:45pm, LivingWell Studio, first floor, Davis Center. Sessions include meditation instructions, 20 minutes of practice, and group discussion. Beginners are welcome. For more information, visit LivingWell @UVM online, or contact The LivingWell Center @UVM.
  • OLLI - Bridging Science & Spirit: From Death to Rebirth with Fred Fengler: 5:30pm - 8:00pm, in Waterman 401. Consider the evidence for the life-after-death phenomenon. Price: OLLI Members: $60.00/Non-Members: $90.00. For more information or to register, visit the OLLI @UVM Website. Please contact OLLI @ UVM (802-656-2085) with any questions.
  • OLLI - Social Networking with Mark Carter: 5:30pm - 7:00pm, in Waterman 113T (Computer Teaching Lab). Learn how to safely navigate top social networking sites, discover acceptable networking protocols, and become more comfortable communicating online. Price: OLLI Members: $60.00/Non-Members: $90.00. For more information or to register, visit the OLLI @UVM Website. Please contact OLLI @ UVM (802-656-2085) with any questions.
  • OLLI - Beginning Yoga with Amanda McIntire: 5:30pm - 6:30pm, in L/L Commons 216. This class serves as an introduction to yoga and is specifically designed for beginners over age 50. Taught in a gentle and light-hearted way. Price: OLLI Members: $40.00.Non-Members: $60.00 (Members can sign up for both Monday and Wednesday classes - 8 sessions total - for only $60!). For more information or to register, visit the OLLI @UVM Website. Please contact OLLI @ UVM (802-656-2085) with any questions.
  • Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Training for UVM Women: 6:00pm - 9:00pm, at UVM Police Services. A self-defense course is being offered through UVM Police Services for all UVM women. It is a 12 hour course designed to empower women, teach valuable defense skills, physical confrontation skills, and how to take control for yourself. You will learn how to use your mind, your voice and your body in this course. The first 3 hour class is lecture style to disseminate information regarding crime awareness and prevention. The next two 3 hour classes are focused on physical self-defense techniques. The final class is a review of the self-defense techniques and simulation (optional) which consist of scenarios allowing the students to use their skills. For more information, please visit the UVM Police Services website. The enrollment is a minimum of 10 and a maximum 20 participants. Enrollment is FREE but REQUIRED. Two individual courses will be run for 4 sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, from 6-9pm. To enroll for the course or for more information, please contact Officer Sue Roberts (802-656-8009).
  • UVM COM Mind Body Skills and Resiliency Training: 6:30pm - 9:00pm, in HSRF 400. This 12-week class was developed at Georgetown University. It introduces medical students to a variety of Mind-Body Medicine practices and techniques including breathing exercises, mindfulness meditation, guided imagery, biofeedback, journal writing, art, music and movement. We will introduce interested 2nd year medical students to a variety of these techniques so that they can experience them first-hand, and gain insights into their use in self-care and care of their patients. Recent studies have shown that medical students who participate in this curriculum benefit with decreased perceived stress and burn-out, and increased mindfulness, empathy and professionalism, regardless of medical specialty chosen. This class is not offered for credit. A certificate of attendance is provided upon completion. There is limited space and we ask that students who enroll make the commitment to attend all sessions. Contact Andrea Fossati MD at saradrea@hotmail.com (CC andrea.fossati@vtmednet.org) to sign up, or if you have any questions.
  • UVM Heritage & Awareness Film - "Dallas Buyers Club": 7:00pm - 9:00pm, in the Grand Maple Ballroom, fourth floor, Davis Center. Looking for free dinner and to increase your awareness around the lives of HIV positive persons? Join Student Life to view the film "Dallas Buyers Club!” Please contact Brandon Meyers (802-656-2060) with any questions.
  • UVM Info Session - Ward 8 Panel: 7:00pm - 8:00pm, in the Williams Family Room (Davis Center 403). Burlington is redistricting and adding an 8th Ward that will be 70% STUDENTS! This is a major deal and we want students to be informed and aware of their potential in this Ward. For more information, contact Maggie Love (985-807-9573).
  • Lane Series Presents: "Models and Mimics: Homages in Music," Andrew Rangell, piano: 7:30pm - 9:30pm, in the Recital Hall (Music Building A200).The superb American pianist has returned to the concert stage after a seven-year hiatus recovering from a devastating hand injury. Now in fine concert form, he has focused his performances on thematic programming that incorporates elements beyond music. Through his active recording career, he has compiled a mind-bogglingly vast and varied repertoire from Renaissance to new music, and including things like all of Beethoven’s and much of Bach’s keyboard output. Price: $15 full / $ 5 student. For more information, contact The Lane Series Main Office (802-656-4455).
  • UVM Veritas Forum: 7:30pm - 8:30pm, in Billings Lecture Hall. Michael Ashooh, UVM professor of philosophy, will be dialoguing with world-renowned Christian apologetic expert and Oxford mathematics professor John Lennox. The two will be discussing the following topic: Can there be morality without God? The dialogue will be moderated by Terence Cuneo, UVM philosophy professor. For more Information, contact schevali@uvm.edu.
  • UVM Wicked Wednesday Pub Quiz: 9:00pm - 11:00pm, at Brennan's, on the first floor of Davis Center. Gather some friends and come test your trivia knowledge while enjoying awesome food specials! UPB hosts Wicked Wednesday Pub Quiz every Wednesday at 9:00 PM in Brennan’s. Prizes awarded to the weekly winners! For accommodations and any questions, contact UVM Program Board. Consider "liking" UVM Program Board on Facebook, or following them on Twitter and Instagram @uvm_upb.
  • M1 ORDERING DEADLINE - White Coat Embroidery: Please see the announcements for the Class of 2018 for more information.
  • M2 SURVEY OPENS - AAMC Medical School Year Two Questionnaire (Y2Q): Please see the announcements for the Class of 2017 for more information.

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Thursday, October 02

  • UVM Pharmacology Seminar - "Pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide in stress-related disorders: data convergence from animal to human studies": 8:30am - 9:30am, in HSRF 200. Jom Hammack, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychological Science, University of Vermont, will present. Please contact the Department of Pharmacology with any questions.
  • UVM Annual Graduate Student Research Day: 9:00am - 6:00pm, in various locations. Featuring keynote speaker, Peter Paradiso, PhD ’77, Vaccine Consultant, Paradiso Biologics Consulting, Radnor, PA, and Distinguished Graduate Alumni Award Recipient to present "The impact of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in children and adults.” Graduate students in the College of Medicine and associated graduate programs will publically present their work in a poster and oral session to showcase the quality and breadth of their research to the COM community. Awards will be presented to first, second and third place students in both the oral and poster presentations at the end of the day. Lecture, Lunch and Awards Reception provided by the Medical Alumni Association. Please RSVP: medalumni.relations@uvm.edu to attend these events. You can view the agenda on the COM Student Activities Calendar.
  • UVM COM The Simplified Data Management Plan: 12:00pm - 1:00pm, in the Dana Classroom. Examine the recommended elements of a data management plan and review resources at UVM that can help with data management planning. Sample data management plans will be provided. This workshop is a part of Dana Medical Library's Funding to Publication series. Registration is required. Please complete the online form to sign up. Please email Gary Atwood with any additional questions.
  • UVM COM Breaking the Cycle - "Understanding Gender Non-Conformity and Transphobia": 12:00pm - 1:00pm, in Med Ed 300. Do you want to be a good ally to LGBTQ+ patients, students, and colleagues, but don't know how? Join the Gender & Sexuality Alliance for a workshop on gender non-conformity and transphobia. By the conclusion of this session, you will learn state of the art skills for displaying respect, compassion, and empathy for transgender and gender non-conforming persons. Lunch will be provided. Please contact Maggie Graham with any questions.
  • UVM Womyn@Noon Series - "Let's Talk Women's Health & Wellness with Kate O'Malley, RN & Vy Cao": 12:00pm - 1:00pm, at the UVM Women's Center (34 S. Williams - behind Waterman). Please join us for a talk focusing on common health problems going on today such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease, digestion, skin, etc. Topics will include: optimizing athletic performance, promoting a healthy immune system, influencing restful sleep, balancing hormones, improving complexion naturally, detoxifying your body and more. Hot tea and fresh cookies will be served! Bring your lunch and your friends. Please contact Louise Leu (Center for Cultural Pluralism) with any questions. For accommodations or with questions, please contact Maria Teixeira.
  • UVM Mindful Eating: 2:00pm - 2:45pm, in the LivingWell Studio, first floor, Davis Center. Sessions include a guided meditation on eating mindfully, followed by a group discussion. A light snack is provided. Beginners are welcome. For more information, visit LivingWell @UVM online, or contact The LivingWell Center @UVM.
  • UVM LifeForce Yoga to Manage Your Moods - Session 1: 3:00pm - 4:30pm, in the LivingWell Studio, first floor, Davis Center. This workshop introduces the practices of gentle movement, visualization, breathing, sound, and meditation as powerful tools to manage anxiety and depression. Students will receive a CD with instruction for home practice. Appropriate for all levels of fitness/ability. No prior yoga experience is necessary. No screening required. Contact miv.london@uvm.edu to register.
  • UVM Club MED (Meditation, Education, and Discussion: 5:00pm - 5:30pm, in the LivingWell Studio, first floor, Davis Center. Once a month Club Med will present a live or recorded talk by a meditation teacher, followed by a practice and discussion. Speakers/topics will be announced via our Facebook page, listserv, and UVM Bored. All students are welcome. For more information, visit LivingWell @UVM online, or contact The LivingWell Center @UVM.
  • 2014 Aiken Lecture - Neri Oxman presents "Material Ecology: A New Approach to Nature-Inspired Design & Engineering": 5:00pm - 6:00pm, in Ira Allen Chapel. The New Eco-Activism: In the work of Neri Oxman, the disciplines of art, science, architecture, and ecology fuse to form a new kind of eco-activism - one based on the lessons of biomimicry (in which we look to nature for design solutions). With breathtaking examples from her work-a chair that moves with your body weight, energy efficient buildings that can grow and change-Oxman provides a glimpse into the future of performance-driven design and how it's literally reshaping our physical world. We must look past the surface of an object, Oxman says, and think instead about "how it behaves." Avant garde yet wholly accessible, Oxman makes a powerful and eloquent case for adapting sustainable, nature-derived concepts to tackle our most daunting challenges in design, business, society, the environment and our daily lives. For more information, contact Continuing Education (802-656-4455).
  • OLLI - Birds and Birding in Vermont with Maeve Kim: 5:30pm - 7:00pm, in Aiken Center 112. Learn about some of the most charismatic of the 300+ species of birds that nest in VT, discuss birding tools and resources, and on Saturday visit a local birding spot at Mt. Philo. Transportation to Mt. Philo in Charlotte is on your own. Price: OLLI Members: $70.00/Non-Members: 105. For more information or to register, visit the OLLI @UVM Website. Please contact OLLI @ UVM (802-656-2085) with any questions.
  • OLLI - Having Fun with Your iPad with Mark Carter: 5:30pm - 7:00pm, in Lafayette Hall L311. Learn the tricks for making your iPad do what you want it to do. Bring your own iPad (no other tablets please). Price: OLLI Members: $60.00/Non-Members: $90.00. For more information or to register, visit the OLLI @UVM Website. Please contact OLLI @ UVM (802-656-2085) with any questions.
  • UVM presents "A Grand Night For Singing": 7:30pm - 10:00pm, in the Royal Tyler Theater Main Stage. Taste and imagination abound in this fresh take on the Rodgers & Hammerstein canon. Nominated for two Tony Awards (including Best Musical) A Grand Night for Singing features memorable songs from such shows as State Fair, Carousel, Oklahoma, The King and I and The Sound of Music. With innovative arrangements A Grand Night for Singing leaves no question about how terrifically up to date the remarkable songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein remain. 2:00 P.M. Matinees on October 4, & October 12, 2014. 7: 30 P.M. Evening Performances on October 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, & 12 2014. For more information, contact Wayne Tetrick (802-656-8094).
  • UVM Rhythm & Brews Coffeehouse Fall 2014: 8:00pm - 10:00pm, in the Living/Learning Fireplace Lounge (L/L Commons 231). Rhythm & Brews is a weekly coffeehouse that takes place every Thursday from 8-10 PM in the Fireplace Lounge of the Living/Learning (L/L) Center at the University of Vermont. Past performances have included live music, singing, poetry reading, slam poetry, storytelling, theater performances, sign songs, and many others. At least one Thursday a month, our stage is opened for Open Mic Nights. Bring your own mug in order to partake in our FREE coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. Have any questions or want to perform? Contact Katie Matuska.

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Friday, October 03

  • UVM COM SUBMISSION DEADLINE - WeeklyWire: Before 12:00pm. If you would like to include a posting in the next WeeklyWire, you must submit it to Kiersten Hallquist no later than noon on the Friday before the issue is scheduled to go out to students.
  • UVM COM SUBMISSION DEADLINE - Monitor Slideshow: Students are welcome to submit announcements and events for inclusion in the weekly slideshow that displays on the monitors. Preference is given to events that are open to students, faculty and/or staff. Please send information including event name, date, time, location, contact information and any other details that would be helpful, to Carole Whitaker Friday mornings, by 9 am for inclusion in the following week’s slideshow!
  • UVM Horticulture Research and Education Center Apple and Vegetable Sales: 10:00am - 4:00pm, at 65 Green Mountain Drive, South Burlington, VT. UVM Apple and Vegetable Sales begin August 29 at the UVM Horticulture Research and Education Center, 65 Green Mountain Drive, South Burlington, VT and will continue every Friday through at least October 31 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. An on-campus farm stand with vegetables and a limited selection of apples is open every Tuesday from 2:00 to 5:00 PM between Bailey-Howe library and the Davis Center. Available apple varieties and vegetables will change each week as the ripening season commences. Please contact Terry Bradshaw (802-658-9166) for more information. Visit the Horticulture Research Center Apple Sales webpage for directions.
  • UVM Lecture - "Bringing Back the Bees": 11:00am - 12:00pm, in Jost Conference Room, fourth floor, Davis Center. Join Penn State bee experts Jim and Maryann Frazier as they shed light on the causes and controversies of the ongoing honeybee crisis. Jim, a Professor Emeritus of Entomology, and Maryann, Senior Extension Associate, will share what research has uncovered—and what mysteries remain. Learn about the struggle to protect both pollinators and crops, and find out what you can do to help bees survive. Please contact UVM Programming Board (802-656-2076) with any questions.
  • UVM Community Drop-In Meditation: 1:00pm - 1:45pm, in Allen House 303-304 (Multipurpose/Meditation Room). Community drop-in meditation groups are free and open to students, staff, faculty and the community. No registration is required. All groups include meditation instruction, 20 minutes of practice, and group discussion. Beginners are always welcome. Open to students, staff, faculty, and community members. For more information, visit the Health and Mindfulness website or contact miv.london@uvm.edu (802-656-3340) or jennifer.shasberger@uvm.edu.
  • UVM Free Massages @ LivingWell: Starting at 1:00pm, in the LivingWell Center, first floor, Davis Center. Relax with a free 15 minute massage from massage therapist Kirsten Wiley. We reserve spots on the same day only, so call Living Well at 656-0441 to schedule your massage in the Living Well Studio on the first floor of the Davis Center. For more information, visit LivingWell @UVM online, or contact The LivingWell Center @UVM.
  • Mid East Studies Lecture by Avi Rubin - "Israel and Occupation: Some Observations on Laws and Popular Perceptions": 3:30pm - 5:00pm, in the Williams Family Room (Davis Center 403). "Israel and Occupation: Some Observations on Laws and Popular Perceptions" by Avi Rubin, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. For more information, contact Bogac Ergene (802-656-4474).
  • UVM Chinese Tea Hour: 4:00pm - 5:00pm, in Living/Learning B- B180 (International Lounge). Have a cup of Chinese tea over a conversation in Chinese. Practice speaking Chinese with Chinese language teachers and other Chinese language students. For more information, contact John Yin (802-656-0371).
  • The SNOWBOARDER Movie: Foreword Presented by White Flag & the UVM Ski and Snowboard Club: 6:30pm - 9:00pm, in Billings-Ira Allen Lecture Hall I101.The SNOWBOARDER Movie: Foreword premiered by White Flag & UVM Ski and Snowboard Club. For more information, contact UVM Ski & Snowboard Club.
  • UVM hosts "Mean Girls" 10th Anniversary Celebration: 7:00pm - 9:00pm, in the Davis Center. Join UPB in celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Mean Girls! Enjoy an interactive “Quote-A-Long” screening of this Lindsey Lohan classic. We encourage you to dress up (army pants and flip flops?), shout your favorite lines (Four for you, Glen Coco!), and enjoy some Mean Girls themed goodies (toaster strudel, cheese fries, a cake filled with rainbows and smiles). Please contact UVM Programming Board (802-656-2076) with any questions.
  • UVM presents "A Grand Night For Singing": 7:30pm - 10:00pm, in the Royal Tyler Theater Main Stage. Taste and imagination abound in this fresh take on the Rodgers & Hammerstein canon. Nominated for two Tony Awards (including Best Musical) A Grand Night for Singing features memorable songs from such shows as State Fair, Carousel, Oklahoma, The King and I and The Sound of Music. With innovative arrangements A Grand Night for Singing leaves no question about how terrifically up to date the remarkable songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein remain. 2:00 P.M. Matinees on October 4, & October 12, 2014. 7: 30 P.M. Evening Performances on October 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, & 12 2014. For more information, contact Wayne Tetrick (802-656-8094).
  • M1 RSVP DEADLINE - FMIG Vital Signs Clinic: Please see the announcements for the Class of 2018 for more information.

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Saturday, October 04

  • OLLI - Great Decisions with Greg Vaut & Jim Phalen: 10:00am - 12:00pm, in Jeffords 112. Join us for insightful, thought-provoking discussions about some of the most pressing foreign policy challenges that our country faces today. Great Decisions is a nation-wide civic education program supported by the Foreign Policy Association. (www.fpa.org). US Trade Policy with Greg Vaut, on October 4. Price: OLLI Members: $15.00/Non-Members: $25.00. For more information or to register, visit the OLLI @UVM Website. Please contact OLLI @ UVM (802-656-2085) with any questions.
  • UVM presents "A Grand Night For Singing": 2:00pm - 4:30pm, in the Royal Tyler Theater Main Stage. Taste and imagination abound in this fresh take on the Rodgers & Hammerstein canon. Nominated for two Tony Awards (including Best Musical) A Grand Night for Singing features memorable songs from such shows as State Fair, Carousel, Oklahoma, The King and I and The Sound of Music. With innovative arrangements A Grand Night for Singing leaves no question about how terrifically up to date the remarkable songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein remain. 2:00 P.M. Matinees on October 4, & October 12, 2014. 7: 30 P.M. Evening Performances on October 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, & 12 2014. For more information, contact Wayne Tetrick (802-656-8094).
  • UVM Noche De Cultura: “Tribute to the Greats”: 7:00pm - 10:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm), in Billings Hall. This year we will be recognizing all the powerful and monumental Latino/as that have come before us but also are currently still with us and constantly changing our lives every day. With the theme of “Greats” we want to make sure to celebrate everything and everyone that we all consider great, Great food, great company, great talent and much more. I hope you join us for a night of celebration with spectacular FOOD, talented performers and beautiful faces! We will be selling tickets the week before in the Davis Center’s first floor $3 students $5 for faculty/ community. It’ll be a night to remember! If anyone is interested in cooking, performing or showcasing any art pieces (painting, sculpture, poetry, photographyy, etc.) please email the E-board. Semi Formal Attire!
  • UVM presents "A Grand Night For Singing": 7:30pm - 10:00pm, in the Royal Tyler Theater Main Stage. Taste and imagination abound in this fresh take on the Rodgers & Hammerstein canon. Nominated for two Tony Awards (including Best Musical) A Grand Night for Singing features memorable songs from such shows as State Fair, Carousel, Oklahoma, The King and I and The Sound of Music. With innovative arrangements A Grand Night for Singing leaves no question about how terrifically up to date the remarkable songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein remain. 2:00 P.M. Matinees on October 4, & October 12, 2014. 7: 30 P.M. Evening Performances on October 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, & 12 2014. For more information, contact Wayne Tetrick (802-656-8094).
  • Lane Series Presents - "Civil War: Witness and Response" with Jay Ungar & Molly Mason: 7:30pm - 9:00pm, in the Music Building A200 (Recital Hall). The Lane Series is proud to collaborate with the Fleming Museum on a special program to mark the Civil War Sesquicentennial. The beloved folk duo Jay Ungar & Molly Mason will perform at the Museum, and your ticket includes private access to the galleries. Jay Ungar & Molly Mason achieved international acclaim when their performance of Jay’s composition,Ashokan Farewell, became the musical hallmark of Ken Burns’s The Civil War on PBS. The soundtrack won a Grammy, and Ashokan Farewell was nominated for an Emmy. What an incredible treat and privilege to hear these two masters of Civil War Era American folk music perform in this context and milieu. $30 adult/$15 student (includes access to the galleries, which open at 6 p.m.). For more information and tickets, please visit the Lane Series website, or contact The Lane Series Main Office (802-656-4455).

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Sunday, October 05

  • 3rd Annual Harvest Fun Run/Walk for Sustainability (1K/5K): Run to Support Place-Based Learning at the Sustainability Academy! 9:00am - 12:00pm, at Burlington's Intervale (Google Maps Location). Join the Sustainability Academy and City Market for our 3rd annual 1K/5K down in the Intervale! Romp through farm fields and dirt roads in this family-friendly event to support place-based learning at the Sustainability Academy. Pumpkin prizes for all registered kids! Some scholarships available for SA families. Pre-registration Deadline is Monday, September 29. REGISTER NOW >>
  • UVM Student Choreography Showcase: 7:00pm - 9:00pm, in the Recital Hall (Music Building A200). Come see exciting new performance works by UVM dance composition students! Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Paul Besaw (802-656-7912).
  • UVM presents "A Grand Night For Singing": 7:30pm - 10:00pm, in the Royal Tyler Theater Main Stage. Taste and imagination abound in this fresh take on the Rodgers & Hammerstein canon. Nominated for two Tony Awards (including Best Musical) A Grand Night for Singing features memorable songs from such shows as State Fair, Carousel, Oklahoma, The King and I and The Sound of Music. With innovative arrangements A Grand Night for Singing leaves no question about how terrifically up to date the remarkable songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein remain. 2:00 P.M. Matinees on October 4, & October 12, 2014. 7: 30 P.M. Evening Performances on October 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, & 12 2014. For more information, contact Wayne Tetrick (802-656-8094).
  • PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE - 17th Annual Breast Cancer Conference: Please join us on Friday, October 10, 2014 at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Burlington, Vermont. The event is FREE and open to the public. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN (8am, October 6 is the pre-registration DEADLINE)! The Vermont Cancer Center is proud to present the 17th Annual Breast Cancer Conference: "Choices and Voices in Breast and Women’s Health." The annual Breast Cancer Conference is a chance for patients, survivors, and members of the health care community to come together for a day of education and support. This free public event features more than 80 sessions, including educational presentations as well as activities such as yoga, Reiki, and Pilates. Visit the conference website to learn more and to register (scholarship opportunities are available)! Make sure to register as soon as possible to get the sessions you want most! Contact the Vermont Cancer Center (802-656-2176) if you have any questions.

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VOLUNTEER

UVM COM Community Service Corner!

Got an idea for a community service event for the school? Contact Catherine Suppan.

Glean at the Intervale and get a discount at City Market!

Intervale Gleaning and Food Rescue develops sustainable solutions to improve food access in Vermont. Utilizing primarily volunteer labor, the program gleans and rescues fresh food from Intervale farms and other local farms during the growing season and packages it into weekly free food shares for individuals, families and social service agencies. READ MORE >>

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UNIVERSITY OPPORTUNITIES

SAVE THE DATE! 2014 Global Health Series - A Mission Towards Change: Welcome leaders from the Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Uganda

Makerere School LogoMonday, October 13, 5:30pm - 7:00pm, in Med Ed 200. Danbury Hospital and the UVM College of Medicine present 2014 GLOBAL HEALTH SERIES: A Mission Towards Change, Directed by Majid Sadigh, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Global Health Center at Danbury Hospital/Western Connecticut Health Network. Welcome leaders from the Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Uganda: Celestino Obua, MD, MSc, PhD, Deputy Dean and Professor of Pharmacology and Therapeutics and Susan Nassaka Byekwaso, Coordinator, International Programmes. More details to follow. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Audree Frey.

UVM COM offers NIH course on the Principles of Clinical Research

The National Institutes of Health is offering a free on-line/videoconferencing training course on the fundamentals of clinical research called the “Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR).” The UVM College of Medicine has been chosen as a remote site to host this course and we hope participation will increase our depth of expertise in clinical research at all levels of training. This is an ideal course for the early-stage clinical investigator as well as any clinical investigator who wants to refresh their skills on study design, regulatory standards and data analysis. It will also be useful for advanced clinical coordinators and other staff members involved in clinical research. Faculty representing the UVM Vaccine Testing Center (Drs. Beth Kirkpatrick, Kristen Pierce and Caroline Lyon) will serve as faculty hosts for this class.

The course will start on Tuesday October 14, 2014 and runs until March 2015, so requires a commitment of time. There is a final exam at the end and a certificate of completion is awarded. Except the first class, classes are Monday and Tuesday 5-6:30 PM. We will stream the Monday class “live” from the College of Medicine (room TBD) so that we can support and learn from each other throughout the class. The participant will listen to the Tuesday lectures on-line to fit their own schedule. Soda and snacks will be provided by the UVM Vaccine Testing Center on Monday evenings.

Registration is open now and closes on October 6, 2014. You can find more details and a full syllabus online, at the course website. More information on the class content, please review the course flyer.

If you are interested in participating, please email Megan Barnes and she will send additional instructions so you can register on line as a UVM participant before 10/6.

LAST CHANCE - TAKE THE QUIZ!
Hispanic American Health Equity Quiz

COM Faculty, Staff & Students, During the month of September we are highlighting issues of health disparities involving the Hispanic American community. The US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health notes that Hispanic American health is often shaped by factors such as language/cultural barriers, lack of access to preventive care, and the lack of health insurance. Some other health conditions and risk factors that significantly affect Hispanics are: asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, HIV/AIDS, obesity, suicide, and liver disease.

Test your health equity knowledge! All perfect-score quizzes will be added into a raffle for awesome UVM gear at the end of each month. TAKE THE QUIZ NOW >>

Please contact the UVM COM Office of Inclusion with any questions, or if you would like to get involved in future Cultural Celebrations.

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RESEARCH, FELLOWSHIP, & SCHOLARSHIP

Down Syndrome Sibling Relationship and Anxiety Study

Hello, I am an Honor’s College student at the University of Vermont in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. I am seeking young adult participants for a research study investigating anxiety in siblings of individuals with Down syndrome and siblings of typically developing individuals. You must be between the ages of 18-29. You must have either a biologically related sibling with Down syndrome, or a typically developing biological sibling. You will be asked to complete two online surveys measuring anxiety and sibling relationship quality. Approximate completion time is about twenty minutes. Responses will be stored on a password protected laptop that only the principal investigator has access to. If you are interested in learning more and/or participating in this research study, please visit the first of the two online surveys at your earliest convenience.

My honors thesis advisor is Dr. Patricia A. Prelock, Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. For more information, contact Katie McCormack. Thank you for considering participating in this study!

Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation Medical Student Research Fellowship Award

The mission of the Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation is to engage medical students and young investigators in a personalized research experience with preeminent cardiovascular scientists, and to foster the next generation of leaders in the field. Fellowship awardees receive an annual stipend of $30,000, in addition to an allowance of up to $5,5000 for travel to select a Preceptor and Fellowship laboratory, moving expenses, and health insurance. You can view the Flyer for the Year 2015, or visit the fellowship website for more information. Please contact the Sarnoff Foundation (703-759-7600) with any questions. Applications are due January 7, 2015.

Student Research Opportunity in Pediatrics

The Society for Pediatric Research and The American Pediatric Society are offering an opportunity to medical students who wish to participate in research and pediatric laboratory/research group at a medical school other than their own. This program will provide a maximum stipend of $5,619 ($62.43/day) and will enable each student to spend two to three months working 40hrs/wk in a research environment. In 2014, 269 applications were received and 37 scholarships were awarded. You can view the Flyer for the Year 2015, or visit the scholarship website to download an application packet or review the on-line directory of research opportunities. The application can be completed and returned electronically (preferred method), and is due January 23, 2015. Please contact Barbara Anagnostelis, the program coordinator of the APS/SPR Student Research Program (281-419-0052), with any questions.

2015 Neuroscience Student Research Award

Keith L. Black, MD. Chair of the Cedars-Sinai Department of Neurosurgery, is proud to announce the availability of the 2015 Pauletta and Denzel Washington Family Gifted Scholars in Neuroscience Award for undergraduate, graduate and medical students. The primary purpose of this award is to mentor and encourage young potential scientists and physicians to enter the field of neurological research. The application deadline is March 15, 2014. Read more on the award flyer, and contact Samantha Phu if you have additional questions or concerns.

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ARTS & PUBLICATION

Jameson Crane III Disability and the Law Writing Competition

The Crane Writing Competition is designed to encourage outstanding student scholarship at the intersection of law and medicine or law and the social sciences that promotes an understanding, furthers the development of legal rights and protections, and improves the lives of those with disabilities. The winner of the competition will receive a $1500 cash prize! Read the competition flyer for more information, or visit the competition website. Contact Professor Susan Bisom-Rapp with any questions.

 

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LOST & FOUND

LOST

Lost something? Email Kiersten Hallquist a description of the item, where and when it was last seen, and who to contact if someone finds the item, and she will happily post it here!

FOUND:

Please visit the Office of Medical Education if one of the following items is yours:
(items left unclaimed for more than two weeks will be left as freebies in the student lounge)

  • Champlain Valley AHEC, a recruiter at the 2014 Vermont Recruitment Day, found a small-sized silver band-styled ring in the Hoehl Gallery, on 9/24, between 11am and 2pm. If you believe it is your ring, please contact Jennifer Zoller.
  • One silver dangle-earring with a diamond-looking stone in the middle and red and silver beading.

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CLASSIFIEDS

Beautiful New Home, Large Sunny BR, Private Bath & Walk In Closet

Enjoy living in a brand new home with spectacular meadow and mountain views on a secluded 10 acres. This is new construction and the house is currently being finished. Conveniently located in Richmond just 15 to 20 minutes from downtown Burlington, Fletcher Allen Health Care Hospital, University of Vermont. Large 12 x 13 bedroom with private full bath and walk-in closet. Open kitchen and living area, with custom cabinetry, granite countertops, hardwood floors and lots of natural light. Beautiful south and west facing sunroom. Includes laundry on the 1st floor, heat and electric utilities, $850. Off street parking. No smoking and no pets. Pictures available upon request. Available December 1st. Please contact Sheel Gardner (802-363-2070)if you are interested, have any questions, or would like to view photos.

Efficiency Apartment on Proctor Ave, Near Rice High School

Furnished efficiency apartment available near campus (Proctor Ave) available January 1, 2015. Wonderful, safe neighborhood, close to bus line and necessities:

  • Quiet, heated, garage parking space, private entrance, water, trash, Wi-Fi, dish TV, snow removal (all included)
  • 5 minutes by car to UVM, medical school, and hospital.
  • One person only. Looking for a medical student or resident.
  • $850 plus electric (ranges $15-$25 per month)

View the photo flyer to see pictures of the house, and please contact Elaine Greenfield (Home Landline: 802-864-9209) if you have any questions or are interested.

Visiting Med Student in Search of Housing!

A Medical Student from the University of Geneva, Switzerland is visiting and seeks housing for the month of November. He will be shadowing clinicians in Cardiology. Would pay rent. Contact Dr. Bob Low for details or questions.

Burlington Room for Rent - Available August 1

Close to UVM and walking distance to downtown and waterfront. Looking for a professional, quiet, animal friendly (1) person. House is owner occupied. Room is approx. 11’ x 18’, closet and wooden floor. Rent is $700.00 month plus a security deposit. Rent Includes: Heat, Water/Sewage, Electric, Wireless, Washer/Dryer, yard/garden space in summer. Large kitchen - full bath with shower and tub. Pets negotiable. Non-smoking house/property. Street parking available. It is in the Old North End – Burlington. Call JoAnn 802- 999-5360 or email ivana_iguana@hotmail.com with subject line "room for rent" if you are interested.

Quiet, Clean Apartment on the Lake

Quiet, Clean 1br Apartment on lake 20 min. to UVM COM for Rent $900.00 all included . It's in the quiet countryside of Hinesburg with lake views, and only 20 minutes to Burlington. Perfect for study and relaxation. Lake great for canoeing, fishing and winter sports. The apartment is currently furnished. Unfurnished is fine as well. Heat, hot water, electricity, trash removal, wireless internet and plowing included. Just repainted the whole apartment! Apartment is attached to owner occupied house, private entrance.

References and lease required. No pets. No smoking. Available now. If you are interested, please email hinesburgapartment@gmail.com. You can visit the apartment Craigslist posting to view photos.

1br Available in Condo Just Off of Spear Street

Seeking a young professional. One-bedroom available in a non-smoking, two-bedroom, South Burlington condo. It's just a 5 minute walk from Patrick Gym! The condo is currently being renovated with a remodeled with an expanded kitchen. The bathroom was recently refinished with a new shower, vanity, floors and fixtures. The Condo Association has a pool, two parking spaces and a coin-operated washer and dryer in the building. Rent is $650/month + half of utilities. Available now. No pets.

I'm a 26 year old male and a working professional and I like to ski and play kickball and lacrosse as well as kayak. If you're interested, email me, Mike Tavares, with your phone number and a little about yourself.

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Questions or comments? Looking to submit information/event details? Please email the Student Affairs Team. Deadline for submission is Friday at noon.

Office of Medical Student Education
The Courtyard at Given N-100
89 Beaumont Avenue
Burlington, VT 05405
Phone:(802) 656-0722
Fax:(802) 656-9377

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