Published quarterly, Vermont Medicine magazine features news and stories about faculty, students, staff, alumni, and the community.
From conducting blood coagulation experiments to trying out tools like a tongue depressor and stethoscope, more than 90 middle-school aged girls had the chance to play the role of scientist and physician during Girls Science Discovery Day in May. Sponsored by the UVM chapter of the American Medical Women’s Association, the event brought seventh and eighth grade girls from 29 Vermont schools to campus for a day filled with workshops and events.
With proposals ranging from low-cost ground-penetrating radar to a lung sealant derived from seaweed, six research teams from the University of Vermont pitched their ideas to a panel of experts at the first university-wide SPARK-VT session in June 2015, all hoping to receive a seed grant to help move their innovative work one step closer to the marketplace.
Kathryn Huggett, Ph.D., joined the College of Medicine faculty in 2015 as the inaugural director of the Teaching Academy. Huggett came to UVM as a professor of medicine and pathology and associate dean and was formally invested this fall as the first Robert Larner, M.D.’42 Endowed Professor in Medical Education.
In late 2014, Margaret Tandoh, M.D., and Majid Sadigh, M.D., traveled to Liberia to treat Ebola patients at the height of the epidemic in West Africa. They spent countless hours in the Ebola treatment units hastily set up to handle the influx of people seeking care, tending to the sickest patients despite a lack of basic resources. For their efforts, they were part of the group named by Time Magazine as 2014 People of the Year.