University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

Bio for Barry Finette, Ph.D., M.D., FAAP
Barry Finette, Ph.D., M.D., FAAP

Barry Finette, Ph.D., M.D., FAAP

Department of Pediatrics
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Contact Information
Office Location:
UVM - Health Science Research Facility, E-203, 149 Beaumont Ave., Burlington, VT 05405


IDHA (International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance), Center for Humanitarian Cooperation, Fordham University, NY (2011)
DTM&H (Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London UK  (2010) 
Residency: Pediatrics, Vermont Children's Hospital, Burlington, VT (1991)
Internship: Pediatrics, Children's Medical Center, Dallas, TX (1989)
M.D., U.T. Southwest Medical School, Dallas, TX (1988)
Ph.D. Microbiology, University of Texas, Austin, TX (1984)
B.Sci. Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (1979)
State University of New York at Binghamton (1977)

Academic Appointments

Professor of Pediatrics, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT (2004-present)
Professor, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Vermont Link to MMG, Burlington, VT (2004-present)
Graduate Faculty, University of Vermont Cancer Biology Program, Burlington, VT (2000-present)
Graduate Faculty, University of Vermont Environmental Pathology Program, Burlington, VT (1996-present)
Graduate Faculty, University of Vermont Cell and Molecular Biology Program, Burlington, VT (1995-present)
Graduate Faculty, University of Vermont Graduate School, Burlington, VT (1995-present)
Research Faculty, Vermont Cancer Center, Genome Stability Program, Burlington, VT (1993-present)

Clinical Appointments

Attending Physician, Pediatrics, The University of Vermont Children's Hospital, Burlington, VT (1992-present)

Other Professional Appointments

Director, Global Health and Humanitarian Opportunity Program (2013-present)
Founder, CEO, THINKmd, Inc (2014-present)
Pneumonia Innovations Team, UN MDG Health Alliance (2014-present)

Awards and Honors

LaunchVT Business Competition Finalist  (2015)
The President’s Volunteer Service Award (2014)
Heartsaver Hero Award, American Heart Association (2013)
STAR award from the Environmental Protection Agency (2003-2008)
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Clinical Scientist Award in Translational Research (2002-2008)
National Cancer Institute Howard Temin Award (1998-2003)
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Translational Research Scholar (1999-2002)
Co-chair, 16th Annual Vermont Cancer Center Research Symposium (2000)
Exemplary Scholar, University of Vermont (2000)
University of Vermont College of Medicine Faculty Development Award (1998-2000)

Professional Societies

Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (1992-present)
Member of the Society of Pediatric Research (1998-present)

Journal Reviews

Molecular Medicine (2009-present)
Genetics and Molecular Biology (2007-present)
Leukemia Research (2007-present)
Cancer Detection and Prevention (2004-present)
Nucleosides and Nucleotides (2003-present)
Journal of the National Cancer Institute (2002-present)
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention (1998-present)
Cancer Research (1998-present)
Mutation Research (1994-present)
Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis (1994-present)
Pediatrics (1992-present)


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