University of Vermont

217th Commencement Ceremonies - May 19 and 20, 2018

215th Commencement
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College of Medicine

Contact: Carole Whitaker
Phone: 802-656-1108


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College of Medicine Ceremony

Speaker: Rochelle A. Dicker, M.D. '95, Professor of Surgery and Anesthesia, Trauma Surgeon and Critical Care Intensivist, University of California San Francisco

Rochesll A. DickerDr. Dicker is a distinguished leader in the field of trauma surgery and violence prevention. She is known nationally and internationally for her work in the complex care of trauma patients, public health, and advocating for the underserved. Ten years ago, Dr. Dicker founded the Wraparound Project, a program designed to shut the revolving door of violent injury by providing culturally competent case management beginning at the bedside, shepherding clients to risk reduction resources, and providing long-term follow up. The injury recidivism rate has fallen from 16% to 4% in San Francisco. Dr. Dicker and her team are helping to build a network of hospital based violence prevention programs around the country. When praised for her efforts, Dr. Dicker always points to the team around her, many of whom are past victims of interpersonal violence who have joined her efforts at bettering their community. Recognized as a true public servant by her community, she was named one of the “Annual Heroes” by the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation in 2013, and received the UCSF Chancellor’s Award for Public Service. Dr. Dicker is a Co-Director of the Center for Global Surgical Studies at UCSF which focuses on research and education for capacity building with partners in low and middle income countries to address the burden of injury and surgical disease globally. She is an active educator in UCSF medical school and residency programs and mentor for those fortunate enough to work alongside her.

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