University of Vermont

Professional News: Jan. 15, 2014

Awards and Honors

Sarah (Sally) Hobart, associate director of Admissions, was presented with the Jerry E. Flanagan Service Award, given annually to a Consortium of Vermont Colleges member who has shown exemplary leadership within the field of college admissions counseling in Vermont and has gone above and beyond in his or her service for the Consortium. The award was established in 2013 in honor of Jerry E. Flanagan, retiring vice president for enrollment at Saint Michael’s College. Jerry helped to found the CVC and served as the organization’s president for more than a decade. Over Jerry’s 40-year career in college admission counseling in Vermont, he exemplified the traits of service and leadership that this award promotes and enthusiastically encouraged his colleagues to do the same, collaborating in the work of the Consortium.

Publications and Presentations

Christopher Allen, emeritus professor of chemistry, presented an invited lecture entitled “The Use of NMR Spectroscopy in Mechanistic Studies in Phosphazene Chemistry” at two Turkish Universities; Gebze Institute of Technology on Oct. 9, 2013 and University of Ankara on Oct. 10, 2013.

College of Medicine researchers Presented at the North American Primary Care Research Group annual conference in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Nov. 9-13

  • "Integrating Pharmacists into Primary Care: A Demonstration Emphasizing Population Management,” was the topic of a poster presentation given by Amanda Kennedy, associate professor of medicine at the University of Vermont. The poster described the results of a Vermont Department of Health-funded project to partner pharmacists into seven Vermont Blueprint for Health sites; the study was led by Dr. Kennedy and Charles MacLean, associate dean of primary care.
  • Connie van Eeghen presented a session on “Using Lean Management to Improve Opioid Prescribing for Pain in Ambulatory Care,” using the results of a project to evaluate practices’ success in using Lean to implement opioid management strategies. The study was co-authored by Connie van Eeghen, Melissa Holman, and Rodger Kessler.
  • Charles MacLean, associate dean of primary care, delivered a session on the “Population Reporting of Opioid Prescribing Using Electronic Medical Record Data” showing the results of a quality improvement project in a primary care practice within an integrated health system. Other study authors are Benjamin Littenberg, Amanda Kennedy, Connie van Eeghen, Mayo Fujii. Dr. MacLean also delivered a session on “A Tall Tale: Reliability of Height Measurement in an Electronic Medical Record,” based on a study co-authored by Benjamin Littenberg and Amanda Kennedy.
  • "What is the Effect of the Electronic Health record on the Outpatient Office Visit and Student Education?" is the title of a presentation given by Marie Sandoval on a survey study she completed with MaryVal Palumbo, director of nursing workforce at the UVM Area Health Education Centers Program.