University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Medicine

General Internal Medicine Research

General Internal Medicine Research University of Vermont College of Medicine
Community Health

Academic Excellence

Our faculty in General Internal Medicine Research (GIMR) develop new approaches to improving health and health care by drawing on the successes of Public Health, Epidemiology, Computer Science, Health Services Research, Engineering, the Social Sciences, and Evidence-Based Medicine.

We test these ideas in the real world of patients and clinicians, and report on what works and why. We share faculty collaborators with our Primary Care Internal Medicine division partner, as well as other health care professions and the sciences.

Research & Education

Our clinical and translational research spans the range from the bench, the bedside, and the community. We evaluate the impact of medications on the incidence of disease, technology on the incidence of prescribing errors, compassion and computers on the quality of care, the built environment on the content of health care services, and organizational strategies on the costs and outcomes of disease. We focus on the unique problems of life in rural areas.

AHEC (Area Health Education Center) is the home of the Vermont Academic Detailing Program for community physicians. Our faculty teach and mentor in the graduate programs and post-residency training in Clinical and Translational Science. We participate in teaching undergraduate and graduate students in surgery, computer science, nursing and health professions. Our faculty provide residency education in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry. For more information on the Vermont Academic Detailing Priogram please visit

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New Research Project
GeoMed Science looks at personal health and our built environment

We have launched a new research project called GeoMed Science to study if there is a connection between the built environment and personal health. We hope to understand why some people tend to gain weight and others stay thin. Does it have something to do with the built environment (the buildings, roads, businesses, sidewalks, transit, etc.) right near your home? Read more about our project and view weekly updated results

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