Published quarterly, Vermont Medicine magazine features news and stories about faculty, students, staff, alumni, and the community.
Are you looking for Lewis First, M.D.? Your best bet is to stand still in a corridor at the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital and catch the hospital’s chief of pediatrics and chair of pediatrics at the College of Medicine as he passes by on his way to visit his young patients, which he does most mornings.
A cowbell clangs. The eager applicants have finished the allotted six minutes to expound on a particular topic. Now, they have two minutes to consider their next topic before they sit down with another interviewer and start talking. The cowbell, Vermont-style, will again tell them when to stop and move to a new topic with a new interviewer.
Inside the giant tube of the magnetic resonance imager at UVM’s MRI Center for Biomedical Imaging, a woman who is one of the study subjects of Julie Dumas, Ph.D., lies prone as she performs a memory test. Letters flash on a computer screen above the subject’s head, and she presses a button when they match in a specific order.