University of Vermont

Academic Ceremonies - May Commencement

Emeriti Faculty
of the University of Vermont 2012

Alphabetical List

  • Edwin (Ted) Bovill, Professor of Pathology Emeritus, College of Medicine
  • Peter Cherouny, Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences Emeritus, College of Medicine
  • Gerald S. Davis, Professor of Medicine Emeritus, College of Medicine
  • Jonathan T. Fairbank, Professor of Radiology Emeritus, College of Medicine
  • Brian S. Flynn, Research Professor of Family Medicine Emeritus, College of Medicine
  • Barbara Grant, Associate Professor of Medicine Emerita, College of Medicine
  • James G. Howe, Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Emeritus, College of Medicine
  • Robert Jenkins, Professor of Engineering Emeritus, College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
  • Robert Karp, Associate Professor of Medicine Emeritus, College of Medicine
  • Edward L. Krawitt, Professor of Medicine Emeritus, College of Medicine
  • Richard A. (Rick) LeVitre, Extension Associate Professor Emeritus, University Extension
  • Daniel Lusk, Senior Lecturer of English Emeritus, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Theodore W. Marcy, Professor of Medicine Emeritus, College of Medicine
  • Paul A. Newhouse, Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus, College of Medicine
  • Chester F. Parsons, Extension Associate Professor Emeritus, University Extension
  • Allan Ramsay, Professor of Family Medicine Emeritus, College of Medicine
  • Bela L. Ratkovits, Professor of Radiology Emeritus, College of Medicine
  • Michael Ricci, Professor of Surgery Emeritus, College of Medicine
  • Daniel H. Riddick, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Emeritus, College of Medicine
  • Karen A. Schneider, Extension Associate Professor Emerita, University Extension
  • John B. Shane Jr., Lecturer in Natural Resources Emeritus, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Jean Szilva, Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology Emerita, College of Medicine
  • John P. Tampas, Professor of Radiology Emeritus, College of Medicine
  • John Henry Todd, Research Professor of Natural Resources Emeritus, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
  • G. Scott Waterman, Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus, College of Medicine
  • Wes Willliams, Professor of Education Emeritus, College of Education and Social Services

Emeriti Faculty By College and School

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Daniel LuskDaniel Lusk
Senior Lecturer of English Emeritus

“Poetry is a craft, and for me a way of being in the world. It is encounters with nature, discovery of provocative facts and phenomena, and how I might craft what I find into phrases that sing and images that tease the trip-wires of readers’ associations that are the materials of my work. So when I lived on a cattle ranch, it was the birthing agonies of cows I “midwifed,” the tissues that fell away from the veterinarian’s scalpel that provided. And at home in Vermont, it was the bears and porcupines, the pileated woodpecker at the sliding door and the evening songs of thrushes.”

—Daniel Lusk

Education: B.A., 1962, Sioux Falls College; M.A., 1966, University of South Dakota.

UVM Career: Academic Programs Manager, Continuing Education, 1993-1998; Associate Dean, Continuing Education, 1998-2002; Founding Director, Summer Writing Program, 1995-1999; Extension Associate Professor, 1995-2002; Lecturer in English, 2002-2006; Senior Lecturer, 2006-2012.

Key Scholarly Interests:Contemporary poetry and creative work in the field.

Publication Highlights:
Books: The Shower Scene from Hamlet, poems (forthcoming, Salmon Poetry, Ireland);
Lake Studies: Meditations on Lake Champlain (Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, 2011); The Art of Lake Champlain, poems(Verve Editions, 2009); Kissing the Ground: New & Selected Poems (Onion River, 1999; O, Rosie, novel (Carpenter, 1979).  Poems published in Poetry, Prairie Schooner, New Letters, Markings 30 (Scotland), American Poetry Review, Southern Poetry Review, Nimrod International Review, Iowa Review, North American Review, Indiana Review, Kansas Quarterly, and many others1966-present.

Other Professional Experience:Writer-in-Residence/Visiting Poet: Eigse Carlow Arts Festival, Ireland, 2009; Stranmillis University College-Queens, Belfast, N.I, 2007; The Frost Place Seminars, Franconia, NH, 2004, 2003; Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA, 1983; University of Oklahoma-Edmond 1980, and the Folger Shakespeare Library and Renwick Gallery of The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC., 1981.  Information Officer, New Jersey State Council on the Arts 1987-89; Syndicated Commentator, National Public Radio (NPR), 1978-82; Assistant Professor of English & Comparative Religions/Information Officer, The Art Institute of Boston, 1991-1993.  Master Teacher, Writers-in-the-Schools Programs in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana, 1972-1988.

Awards and Honors:  Keynote Address, College of Arts and Sciences Honors Day Convocation, 2010; UVM Innovation Research Grant, “Lake Studies,” 2009; Vermont Arts Endowment Grants, 2001, 2008; Vermont Community Foundation Grant, 2008; Vermont Arts Council Creation Grant, 2006; Poetry Society of America Claytor Award, 1995; Bucks County Pennsylvania Poet Laureate Award, 1981; Bucks County Community College Distinguished Author Award, 1986; Keynote Address, Huron College (South Dakota) Honors Day Convocation, 1979; Keynote Address, National Council on the Arts, 1975.

Community Service:  Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, VT, Poetry Outreach Project 2002-2003; member of Chittenden County Friends of the Vermont Arts Council 1997-2002; UVM  President’s Task Force on Adult Education, 2001; UVM Provost’s International Advisory Council, 1995-2001; Vermont Arts Council (VAC) State Poet Search Committee Chair 1998; Literature Advisory Panelist, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts 1983-1986; Witness, U.S. House of Representatives, Select Subcommittee on Education Arts Appropriation Hearings, 1975.


COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Wes WilliamsWes Williams
Professor of Education Emeritus

“Every student has worth and dignity, can learn, and should experience belonging as a fully included and valued member of the learning community. For every student to experience belonging and inclusion, educators must strive to help all students achieve their personal best and have power and worth as individuals and as group members. For belonging to occur, educators must strive to support all students to meaningfully participate in the community and have valued networks of friends.”

—Wes Williams

Education: B.A., 1970, Lawrence University; M.A., 1972, University of Wisconsin; Ph.D., 1975, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

UVM Career: Professor, 1989-2012; Associate Professor, 1982-1989; Assistant Professor, 1979-1982. Special Education Program Coordinator, Department of Education, 1994-2012; Coordinator of Pre-service Interdisciplinary Training, Center on Disabilities and Community Inclusion, 2000-2012; Associate Director, Center on Disabilities and Community Inclusion, 1979-2000; Academic Program Coordinator and Associate Chairperson, Department of Special Education, 1991-1994.

Key Scholarly Interests:  Research focuses on improving the quality of inclusion, education and supports for students with severe disabilities and their families within the community and general education environments.

Publication Highlights:
Selected Books:
Williams, W., Fox, T., Roche, K., Prue, J., & Fox, W. (2001). The supportive classroom: a curriculum for creating safe and supportive classroom environments. Center on Disabilities and Community Inclusion, University of Vermont.

Topper, K., Williams, W., Leo, K., Hamilton, R., & Fox, T. (1994). A positive approach to understanding and addressing challenging behaviors: Supporting educators and families to include students with emotional behavioral difficulties in regular education. Center on Disabilities and Community Inclusion, University of Vermont.

Williams, W., & Fox, T. (Eds.) (1977). Minimum objective system for pupils with severe handicaps. Burlington, VT: Center for Special Education, Special Education Area, University of Vermont. Available from NCRTM, Logan: Utah

Selected Referred Articles:
Williams, W., & Fox, T. (1996). Planning for inclusion a practical process. Teaching Exceptional Children. 28 (3), pgs. 6-13.

Dennis, R., Williams, W., Giangreco, M. F. , & Cloninger, C. J. (1993). Quality of life as a context for planning and evaluation of services for people with disabilities. Exceptional Children, 59(6), pp. 499-512.

Williams, W., Fox, T., Thousand, J., & Fox, W. (1990). Level of acceptance and implementation of best educational practices in the education of students with severe handicaps in the state of Vermont. Education and Training in Mental Retardation. 25(2).

Williams, W., Villa, R., Thousand, J., & Fox, W. (1989). Is regular class placement really the issue? Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps. 14(4).

Williams, W., Fox, W., Christie, L., Thousand, J., Conn-Powers, M., Carmichael, L., Vogelsberg, R.T., & Hall, M. (1986). Community integration in Vermont. Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, 11(4), 294-299.

Vogelsberg, R.T., Williams, W., & Friedl, M. (1980). Facilitating systems change for the severely handicapped: Secondary and adult services. Journal of the Association for the Severely Handicapped, 5(1), 38-54.

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:  Executive Board Member and Founding Member, The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps (TASH); National Treasurer, The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps (TASH); Board of Governors, TASH-Northeast; Special Advisor to the President's Committee on Mental Retardation; Associate Editor, Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps (JASH); Associate Editor, Teacher Education and Special Education (TESE), Journal of the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children.

Other Professional Experience:  Member Special Education Regional Training Task Force of the Vermont Department of Education; Member of the Vermont Department of Education’s Task Force on Graduate Level Special Education; Member of Vermont’s Secretary of Human Services Task Force on Mental Retardation-Vocational Rehabilitation; Council for Exceptional Children’s National Research Committee; National Advisory Committee of the National Association of Retarded Citizens.

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Robert G. JenkinsRobert G. Jenkins
Professor of Engineering Emeritus

Education: B.Sc. with honors, 1967; Ph.D., 1970, University of Leeds, England.

UVM Career: Professor 1999-2012, Flint Professor 2007-2012. Dean, College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, 1999-2004. Interim Director, School of Engineering 2008-2009.

Key Scholarly Interests: Energy Conversion, Fuels Utilization and Carbon Materials.

Publication Highlights: Contributions to six books and over 70 refereed journal publications, including:
Jenkins, R.G., S.P. Nandi, P.L. Walker, Jr., Reactivity of Heat Treated Coals in Air at 500°C.  Fuel 52s, 288-293, 1973.
Jenkins, R.G., and P.L. Walker, Jr., Small Angle X-ray Scattering Studies on Carbons Derived from PFA-Ferrocene Copolymers.  Carbon 14, 7-11, 1976.

Radovic, L.R., P.L. Walker, Jr., and R.G. Jenkins, Importance of Carbon Active Sites on the Gasification of Coal Chars.  Fuel 62, 849-856, 1983.

Golden, T.C., and R.G. Jenkins, Progressive Ion Exchange of Li and Co(II) in Na-Mordenite.  J. Colloid and Interface Sci., 98, 162-167, 1984.

Khan, M.R., and R.G. Jenkins, Thermoplastic Properties of Coal at Elevated Pressure.  Fuel 63, 109-115, 1984.

Rao, M.B., R.G. Jenkins, and W.A. Steele, Potential Functions for Diffusive Motion in Carbon Molecular Sieves.  Langmuir 1, 137-141, (1985).

Eser, S., and R. G. Jenkins, Carbonization of Petroleum Feedstocks. I &2: Relationships Between Chemical Constitution of Feedstocks and Mesophase Development, Carbon 27, 877-887, 889-897, 1989.

Otake, Y., and R. G. Jenkins, Characterization of Oxygen-Containing Surface Complexes Created on a Microporous Carbon by Air and Nitric Acid Treatment,  Carbon  31, 109-121, 1993.

Li, W., Semones, T., Li, J., and R. G. Jenkins, Preparation and Characterization of Bimodal Carbons from Styrene/Divinyl Benzene Co-Polymers.  Adsorption, 3, 67-79, 1996.

Smirniotis, P.G., Sreekanth, P.V., Peña, D. A., R.G. Jenkins, P. G., “Manganese Oxide Catalysts Supported on Titania, Alumina, & Silica”. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 45, 6436-6443, 2006.

Teaching/Research/Memberships Highlights: Total research funding of $3.4 million as principal investigator.  Advised 14 graduate students who completed their PhD degree and 8 their MS degree. Major undergraduate and graduate teaching roles in areas such as thermodynamics, energy and society, characterization of powdered and porous materials, fuels and air pollution, combustion processes, sustainable energy, coal structure and properties, small angle x-ray scattering, fuels conversion processes, fossil fuels as sources of pollution. Registered Chartered Engineer with Council of Engineering Institute, member of the American Chemical Society, member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, member of the American Society for Engineering Education, member of Combustion Institute,

Other Professional Experience: numerous roles as a member of national committees, journal editorial boards, and as reviewer of scholarly works

Awards: Chairman, Fuel Chemistry Division, American Chemical Society (ACS), 1992. Program Chairman for National Meetings, Fuel Chemistry Division, ACS, 1989. Elected Fellow of the Institute of Energy (now the Energy Institute) (1988). Chairman, American Chapter of the Institute of Energy, 1989-present. Member, National Asphalt Advisory Committee, Strategic Highway Research Program,
National Research Council, 1989-1993. Member, Advisory Committee for the DOE-funded University Consortium for Fossil Fuel Liquefaction Science, 1989-1994. Editorial Board, Fuel & Energy Abstracts, Institute of Energy, Elsevier. Member, Sigma Xi. Member, Tau Beta Pi. Affiliate Member, Vermont Academy of Science & Engineering. Member, Vermont Technology Council, 2000-2005.

RUBENSTEIN SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES

John Henry ToddJohn Henry Todd
Research Professor of Natural Resources Emeritus

“I believe that teaching is most effective and lasting if it is carried out in a narrative form, and that the narrative comes out of the professor’s direct experience. Secondly, listening to and deeply respecting the students is of critical importance in teaching. For me research is always based upon observation. My life has been spent decoding the ‘language’ of Nature.”

—John Todd

Education: B.Sc. 1961; M.Sc., 1963, McGill University; Ph.D., 1968, The University of Michigan, 1968.

UVM Career: Visiting Professor, 1998; Research Professor and Distinguished Lecturer, 1999-2012.

Key Scholarly Interests:  Ecological Design and Engineering, Environmental Restoration (aquatic and terrestrial) and Planetary Healing, Writing.

Publication Highlights:
The Chemical Language of Fishes, Scientific American, 1970

Tomorrow is Our Permanent Address: The Search for an Ecological Design Science, Harper and Row, 1980.

Bioshelters, Ocean Arks, City Farming; Ecology as the Basis of Design, Sierra Club Books (With Nancy Jack Todd), 1984.

From Eco-Cities to Living Machines, North Atlantic Press (With Nancy Jack Todd), 1994.

The Design of Living Technologies for Waste Treatment (With Beth Josephson) Ecological Engineering (6), 1996.

Ecological Design Applied, Ecological Engineering (Todd et al) (20), 2003.

Beyond Coal: A Resilient New Economy for Appalachia, Solutions Journal 1 (4). (Todd et al), 2010.

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:  Developing and testing Eco-Machines for food
production, waste treatment and environmental restoration throughout the world. Fellow, Lindisfarne Association; Fellow, The Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, UVM.

Other Professional Experience:  Lectured widely throughout North America, Europe and Japan.  Chairman and Founder, John Todd Ecological Design Inc, Woods Hole, MA. President, Ocean Arks International an NGO, MA.

Awards and Honors:  Over 10 major national and international awards and holder of two honorary doctorates, including: Swiss Threshold Award for His Contributions to Human Knowledge, 1980; Hero of the Planet, by Time Magazine, 1999; The first winner of the Buckminster Fuller Challenge for the best idea to help save humanity and the planet. Entry entitled; Design For A Carbon Neutral World: The Challenge of Appalachia, 2008.

Community Service:  Environmental protection and restoration in many communities, including UVM.



RUBENSTEIN SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES

John B ShaneJohn B. Shane Jr.
Lecturer in Natural Resources Emeritus

“I have always believed that I learned more from my students than they could possibly have learned from me. It has been an extraordinary privilege to be able to have associated with so many fine people — colleagues and students — over the years.”

—John B. Shane Jr.

Education: B.S., 1981; M.S., 1988, University of Vermont.

UVM Career:  Research Field Technician, 1983-1995; Senior Researcher/Lecturer, 1995-2011; Chair, Forestry Program, 2000-2011.

Key Scholarly Interests:  Tree Physiology, Forest Ecology, Sustainable Forestry.

Publication Highlights:
Schaberg, P.G., A.K. van den Berg, P.F. Murakami , J.B. Shane, J.R. Donnelly. Factors influencing red expression in the autumn foliage of sugar maple trees. Tree Physiology. 23:325-333.

Schaberg, P.G., M.C. Snyder, J.B. Shane, J.R. Donnelly. 2000. Seasonal patterns of carbohydrate reserves in red spruce seedlings. Tree Physiology. 20:549-555.

Schaberg, P.G., G.R. Strimbeck, G.J. Hawley, D.H. DeHayes, J.B. Shane, P.F. Murakami, T.D. Perkins, J.R. Donnelly, B.L. Wong. 2000. Cold tolerance and photosystem function in a montane red spruce population: physiological relationships with foliar carbohydrates. J. Sust. For. 10:173-180.

Schaberg, P.G., G.R. Strimbeck, G.J. Hawley, D.H. DeHayes, J.B. Shane, P.F. Murakami, T.D. Perkins, B.L. Wong.  1998.  Natural variation in foliar cold tolerance, carbohydrate concentration, and photosystem function of mature montane red spruce in midwinter.  In:  Proc. 15th North American Forest Biology Workshop. Victoria, BC, Canada. 15:108.

Awards and Honors:  Kroepsch-Maurice Award for Teaching Excellence, 2000.

Community Service:  Founding Director, Duxbury Land Trust.

RUBENSTEIN SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES

John Henry ToddJohn Henry Todd
Research Professor of Natural Resources Emeritus

“I believe that teaching is most effective and lasting if it is carried out in a narrative form, and that the narrative comes out of the professor’s direct experience. Secondly, listening to and deeply respecting the students is of critical importance in teaching. For me research is always based upon observation. My life has been spent decoding the ‘language’ of Nature.”

—John Todd

Education: B.Sc. 1961; M.Sc., 1963, McGill University; Ph.D., 1968, The University of Michigan, 1968.

UVM Career: Visiting Professor, 1998; Research Professor and Distinguished Lecturer, 1999-2012.

Key Scholarly Interests:  Ecological Design and Engineering, Environmental Restoration (aquatic and terrestrial) and Planetary Healing, Writing.

Publication Highlights:
The Chemical Language of Fishes, Scientific American, 1970

Tomorrow is Our Permanent Address: The Search for an Ecological Design Science, Harper and Row, 1980.

Bioshelters, Ocean Arks, City Farming; Ecology as the Basis of Design, Sierra Club Books (With Nancy Jack Todd), 1984.

From Eco-Cities to Living Machines, North Atlantic Press (With Nancy Jack Todd), 1994.

The Design of Living Technologies for Waste Treatment (With Beth Josephson) Ecological Engineering (6), 1996.

Ecological Design Applied, Ecological Engineering (Todd et al) (20), 2003.

Beyond Coal: A Resilient New Economy for Appalachia, Solutions Journal 1 (4). (Todd et al), 2010.

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:  Developing and testing Eco-Machines for food
production, waste treatment and environmental restoration throughout the world. Fellow, Lindisfarne Association; Fellow, The Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, UVM.

Other Professional Experience:  Lectured widely throughout North America, Europe and Japan.  Chairman and Founder, John Todd Ecological Design Inc, Woods Hole, MA. President, Ocean Arks International an NGO, MA.

Awards and Honors:  Over 10 major national and international awards and holder of two honorary doctorates, including: Swiss Threshold Award for His Contributions to Human Knowledge, 1980; Hero of the Planet, by Time Magazine, 1999; The first winner of the Buckminster Fuller Challenge for the best idea to help save humanity and the planet. Entry entitled; Design For A Carbon Neutral World: The Challenge of Appalachia, 2008.

Community Service:  Environmental protection and restoration in many communities, including UVM.

COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

Edwin BovillEdwin (Ted) Bovill
Professor of Pathology Emeritus

“To teach is to learn ”

—Japanese Proverb

Education: A.B., 1968, Dartmouth College; M.D., 1972, University of California San Francisco.

UVM Career:  Assistant Professor of Pathology, 1982-1987; Associate Professor of Pathology, 1988-1993; Professor and Chairman of Pathology, 1993-2012; Clinical Professor, Medical Laboratory Science Program, 2003-2012.

Key Scholarly Interests: Teaching medical students, residents, fellows and graduate students. Gene discovery in thrombophilia. Clinical laboratory role in diagnosis and treatment of hemorrhagic and thrombotic disorders.

Publication Highlights:
Bovill EG, Bauer KA, Dickerman JD, Callas P, West B: The clinical spectrum of heterozygous protein C deficiency in a large New England kindred. Blood 73:712-717, 1989

Hasstedt SJ, Bovill EG, Callas PW, Long GL: An unknown genetic defect increases venous thrombosis risk, through interaction with Protein C deficiency. Am J Hum Genetics 63:569-576, 1998

Scott BT, Bovill EG, Callas PW, Hasstedt SJ. Leppert MF, Valliere JE, Varvil TS, Long GL: Genetic screening of candidate genes for a pro-thrombotic interaction with type I protein C deficiency in a large kindred. Thromb Haemost 85:82-87, 2001

Couture P, Bovill EG, Demers C, Simard J, Delage R, Scott BT, Valliere JE, Callas PW, Jomphe M, Rosendaal FR, Aiach M, Long GL: Evidence of a founder effect for the protein C gene 3363 inserted C mutation in thrombophilic pedigrees of French origin. Thromb Haemost 86:1000-1006, 2001

Vossen CY, Hasstedt SJ, Rosendaal FR, Callas PW, Bauer KA, Broze GJ, Hoogendoorn H, Long GL, Bovill EG: Heritability of plasma concentrations of clotting factors and measures of prethrombotic state in a protein C-deficient family. J Thromb Haemost 2:242-247, 2004

Hasstedt SJ, Scott BT, Callas PW, Vossen CY, Rosendaal FR, Long GL, Bovill EG: Genome scan of venous thrombosis in a pedigree with protein C deficiency. J Thromb Haemost 2:868-873, 2004

Emmerich J, Vossen CY, Callas PW, Demers C, Naud S, Long GL, Couture P, Rosendaal FR, Bovill EG: Chronic venous abnormalities in symptomatic and asymptomatic protein C deficiency. J Thromb Haemost 3:1428-1431, 2005

Vossen CY, Hasstedt SJ, Scott BT, Rosendaal FR, Bovill EG: A genome search for genetic determinants of markers of protein C activation. J Thromb Haemost 3:706-708, 2006

Bovill EG
: Gene discovery in venous thrombosis: progress and promise. JAMA 299:1362-1363, 2008

Hasstedt SJ, Bezemer ID, Callas PW, Vossen CY, Hebbel R, Rosendaal FR, Bovill EG: Cell Adhesion Molecule 1 (CADM1): a novel risk factor for venous thrombosis. Blood 114:3084-3091, 2009.

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights: The highlight of my teaching career has been small group and one-on-one teaching/mentoring of our medical students, residents, fellows and graduate students.  The most rewarding aspect of my research career has been the privilege to be continuously NIH funded since 1986 to pursue discovery and generate new knowledge. A significant highpoint was the discovery and characterization of one of the first endothelial cell (vascular wall) risk factors for venous thrombosis-Cell Adhesion Molecule 1.  I have been fortunate to be a member and Chairman of the Department of Pathology allowing me to work with an incredibly talented group of academic faculty.

Other Professional Experience: Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeon (Edinburgh), 1979; Fellow of the College of American Pathologists, 1982; College of American Pathologists, 1982-2012 (Coagulation Resource Committee, 1985-1997); International Society on Haemostasis and Thrombosis, 1982-2012 (Subcommittee on Neonatal Hemostasis/Thrombosis, 1990-1901; Subcommittee on Fibrinogen, 1990-2002); Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists 1984-2012 (National Residency Curriculum Revision Steering Committee, 2004-2006; Program and Finance Committee, 2009-2010; Executive Council, 2005- 2008; 2010-2013); American Heart Association, 1985-2012 (Council on Thrombosis, 1988-1997; Long Range Plan/Budget Committee, 1994-1997; Newsletter Editor, 1994-1996; Executive Committee, 1994-1997; Northeast Study Section, 2000-2003); National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards Hemostasis Committee, 1989-1993.

Awards and Honors:  Casque and Gauntlet Senior Honor Society, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH; 1967. Alpha Omega Alpha, Honorary Medical Society, 1984.  Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering, 2008.

Community Service:  Saxon Hill Preschool Board Member/President, 1984-1986.  Jericho School Board Expansion Planning Committee, 1985.  Jericho School Board Expansion Planning Committee, 1988.  Chittenden East School Board, 1988-1990.  Coach, Jericho/Underhill Youth Soccer, 1984-1994.


COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

Peter CherounyPeter Cherouny
Professor of Medicine Emeritus

"It is not enough to do your best; you must know what to do, and then do your best.”

—W. Edwards Deming


Education: 
B.A., 1976, University of Vermont; M.D., 1981, St. George’s University College of Medicine.

UVM Career:  Assistant Professor, 1972-1997; Associate Professor, 1997-2005; Professor, 2005-2011; Professor Emeritus, 2011-present.

Key Scholarly Interests:  Clinical Obstetrics, Maternal and Fetal Medicine; Obstetric Quality Improvement.

Publication Highlights:
Bernstein IM, Cherouny P. Indications for induction of labor in different institutions. Int Corr Soc Obstet Gynecol. 1997;38:5.

Cherouny PH, Federico FA, Haraden C, Leavitt Gullo S, Resar R. Idealized Design of Perinatal Care White Paper. Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Cambridge MA. 2006.

Cherouny P. Improving the design of perinatal care. Neder Tijd v Obstet Gynaecol. 2007; 8:25-30.

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:  Chair and Lead Physician, Improving Perinatal Care, IMPACT Community, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, 2006-date.  Obstetric Chair, NICQ Neonatal Outcome Improvement Project, 2009-date.  Research Subject Advocate, General Clinical Research Center, University of Vermont College of Medicine.  Member, 2008 National Institute for Child Health and Human Development workshop group on electronic fetal monitoring.

Awards and Honors:  American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 2003 Outstanding Section Award (Awarded to the Vermont and New Hampshire Sections of ACOG, District I. The Vermont/New Hampshire VBAC project).  American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 2004 Outstanding Section Award (Awarded to the Vermont and New Hampshire Sections of ACOG, District I. Emergency Cesarean Delivery Project).

COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

Gerald DavisGerald S. Davis
Professor of Medicine Emeritus

“The excitement of inquiry and the satisfaction of discovery drive research. No matter how much we learn, we should never feel smug about it. The unknown is always much greater than the known, and frankly we do not have a clue about how much we do not know. As Albert Einstein said ‘If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?”

—Gerald Davis

Education:  B.S., 1966, Yale University; M.D., 1970, University of Virginia School of Medicine.

UVM Career:  Assistant Professor, 1975-1979; Associate Professor, 1979-1983; Professor, 1983-present.   Director, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine Unit, Department of Medicine, 1979-2000.

Key Scholarly Interests:  Mechanics of lung scarring (pulmonary fibrosis); impact of environmental materials on the lung; mechanisms of silicosis; lung cancer diagnosis and management.

Publication Highlights: 
Selected from more than 100 publications:
Christman JW, Emerson RJ, Graham WG, Davis GS. Mineral dust and cell recovery from the bronchoalveolar lavage of healthy Vermont granite workers. Am Rev Respir Dis 1985; 132:393_399.

Davis GS. Pathogenesis of silicosis: current concepts and hypotheses. Lung 1986; 164:139_154.

Christman JW, Emerson RS, Hemenway DR, Graham WGB, Davis GS.  The effects of work exposure, retirement, and smoking on bronchoalveolar lavage measurements of lung dust in Vermont granite workers.  Am Rev Respir Dis 1991; 144:1307-1313..

Mohr C, Gemsa D, Graebner C, Hemenway DR, Leslie KE, Absher PM, Davis GS.  Systemic macrophage stimulation in rats with silicosis:  enhanced release of tumor necrosis factor-α from alveolar and peritoneal macrophages. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 1991;5:395-402.

Davis, G. S., Leslie, K. O., and Hemenway, D. R. Silicosis in mice: Effects of dose, time, and genetic strain.  J Environ Pathol Toxicol Oncol 17, 81-97. 1998.

Davis GS, Pfeiffer LM, Hemenway DR.  Expansion of Interferon-gamma producing lung lymphocytes in silicosis in mice.   Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 1999; 20: 813-824.

Davis GS (ed), Marcy TW (assoc ed), Seward EA (assoc ed).  “Medical Management of Pulmonary Diseases” 45 chapters, 56 authors, 819 pages.   Marcel Decker, Inc., New York, NY,  1999.

Davis GS, Pfeiffer LM, Hemenway DR.  Interferon-gamma production by specific lung lymphocyte phenotypes in silicosis in mice.  Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 2000; 22:491-501.

Bates JHT, Davis GS, Majumdar A, Butnor KJ, Suki B. Linking parenchymal disease progression to changes in lung mechanical function by percolation.   Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2007;176:617-623.

Davis GS  Inhalation diseases of the lung, in “Netter’s Collection of Medical Illustrations: The Respiratory System” (2nd Edition). D Kaminsky (Ed), Elsevier, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.  2011. 

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:  Member: American Thoracic Society, American Association for Bronchology. Fellow: American College of Physicians, American College of Chest Physicians (Governor VT-NH, 1985-1991); Aspen Lung Conference, International Advisory Committee, 1990-2000; Voluntary Hospital Association, Advisory Panel on Pulmonary Disease, 1991-1995; Veterans Administration Merit Review Board (Respiration 1986-1989); American Lung Association Training Program Review Committee, 1987-1990; Member, Data & Safety Monitoring Board “NHLBI Sarcoidosis,” 1996-2000; Chair, Data & Safety Monitoring Board “NHLBI Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Clinical Research Network,” 2006-present; Chair, Eli Lilly & Co., Safety Committee, Human Inhaled Insulin Program, 2006-2009; Member, Ad Hoc Study Sections for NHLBI, NIAID, Veterans Administration, Canadian Research Council; Director, Pulmonary Training Program (Institutional National Research Service Award); Representative, Department of Medicine, UVM Faculty Senate, 1994-2006; Promotions & Tenure Committee, Dept. of Medicine, 1998-present; Faculty Promotions & Tenure Committee, College of Medicine (Member 2002-2006, Chair 2005-2006); Member, University of Vermont Professional Standards Committee, 2006-2010; Director, Respiratory Care Services, Northwestern Medical Center, St. Albans, VT, 1992-2011; Medical Director, Respiratory Therapy Program, Champlain College, 1998-2004; Medical Director, Respiratory Therapy Program, Vermont Technical College, 2005-present; Medical Director, Respiratory Care Services, Fletcher Allen Health Care, 2006-2008; Physician Leader, Lung Cancer Multi-Disciplinary Clinic Program, FAHC, 2007-present.

Awards and Honors:  America’s Top Physicians, Best Doctors in America.

Community Service:  American Lung Association in Vermont, Board of Trustees 1977-present (President 1983-1985, 1996-1998).  Episcopal Cathedral Church of St Paul  (Vestry 2004-2007, Senior Warden 2007, Treasurer 2008-2010). Rock Point School, Burlington, VT, Board of Trustees 2011-present.

COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

Jonathan FairbankJonathan T. Fairbank
Professor of Radiology Emeritus

Education:  B.A., 1962, Dartmouth College; M.D., 1967, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

UVM Career:  Assistant Professor, 1976-1983; Associate Professor, 1983-1991; Professor, 1991-2011; Professor Emeritus 2011-present.

Key Scholarly Interests: Nuclear Medicine, Thoracic Radiology, Nuclear Cardiology.

Publication Highlights:
Gamma Probe Guided Lymph Node Localization in Malignant Melanoma.  JC Alex, M.D., DL Weaver, M.D., JT Fairbank, M.D., and DN Krag, M.D.  Surgical Oncology 2:303-308, 1993

Surgical Resection and Radiolocalization of the Sentinel Lymph Node in Breast Cancer Using a Gamma Probe.  DN Krag, M.D., DL Weaver, M.D., JC Alex, M.D., and JT Fairbank, M.D.  Surgical Oncology 2:335-340, 1993

Preoperative Technetium TC 99m  Sestamibi Imaging. R Sofferman, M.D., M Nathan, M.D., JT Fairbank, M.D., RS Foster,  M.D. and DN Krag, M.D.  Archives of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery, April 1996, 122:369

Lumbar Continuous Passive Motion: Radiographic Measurement.  R Hazard, M.D., S Reinecke, M.D., and J Fairbank, M.D.  JNMS: 3:4, 1995.

Effect of Short-Term Hormone Replacement Therapy On Left Ventricular Mass and Contractile Function. CK Sites,  M.D., and T Tischler, M.D., JA Blackman, R.N. JT Fairbank, M.D., and T Ashikaga,  Ph.D.  Fertility and Sterility 71:1:137, January, 1999.

The Effect of Hormone Replacement on Cardiovascular Hemodynamics and Blood Volume in Postmenopausal Women with Coronary Artery Disease.  JM Storment, M.D., JT Fairbank, M.D.,  and ML Cervero, R.N.  In Progress.

Book Chapter: Renal Imaging Techniques in Primer on Kidney Diseases.  HJ Mindell, M.D. and JT Fairbank, M.D.  Academic Press, 2nd Edition, Edited by Arthur Greenberg, et al., 1997.

Book Chapter: Renal Imaging Techniques in Primer on Kidney Diseases, HJ Mindell, M.D. and JT Fairbank, M.D., Academic Press, 3rd Edition, Edited by Arthur Greenberg, et al, 1999.

Book Chapter: Renal Imaging Techniques in Primer on Kidney Diseases. T Higgins, M.D., HJ Mindell, M.D. and JT Fairbank,M.D.  Academic Press, 4th Edition, Edited by Arthur Greenberg, et al., 2005.

Case Report: Incidental Finding of Subacute Hematoma on PET/CT following Cardiac Catheterization, J Nickerson, M.D., JT Fairbank, M.D. and G Ebert, M.D.  Clinical Nuclear Medicine, Volume 32, Number 6, June 2007

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:  New England Roentgen Ray Society, American Medical Association, American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, Society of Thoracic Radiology, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.  President, Vermont Chapter, American College of Radiology 1981-1983.  Councilor, State of Vermont, 1980-1985. Nuclear Radiology Representative (Vermont) to the American College of Radiology (ACR) Commission on Nuclear Medicine 1996-2004.  American College of Nuclear Physicians Councilor, State of Vermont 1985-1988.  New England Society for Nuclear Medicine, Councilor, State of Vermont 1996-2004.

Other Professional Experience:  Director, Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology, Medical Center Hospital of Vermont 1992-2004; Medical Director, Nuclear Medicine Division, School of Allied Health 1992-2005.

COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

Brian FlynnBrian S. Flynn
Research Professor of Family Medicine Emeritus

Education: B.A., 1966 Tufts University; Sc.D., 1982, Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.

UVM Career:  Research Assistant Professor, 1980-1992; Research Associate Professor, 1992-1998; Research Professor, 1998-2011; Professor Emeritus, 2011.  Associate Director, Vermont Lung Center, College of Medicine, 1980-1983; Program Leader for Cancer Prevention and Control, Vermont Cancer Center, University of Vermont, 1999-2010; Director, Office of Health Promotion Research, College of Medicine, 1999-2011; Program Leader for Community Research, Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences, University of Vermont, 2005-2011; Steering Committee, Transdisciplinary Research Initiative on Neuroscience, Behavior, and Health, University of Vermont, 2010-present.

Key Scholarly Interests:  Applying research methods and knowledge to developing community programs and policies that promote healthy behaviors.

Publication Highlights:
Flynn BS, Worden JK, Secker-Walker RH, Badger GJ, Geller BM, Costanza MC:  Prevention of cigarette smoking through mass media and school programs.  American Journal of Public Health 82:827-834, 1992.

Flynn BS:  Measuring community leaders’ perceived ownership of health education programs – initial tests of validity and reliability.  Health Education Research 10(1):27-36, 1995.

Flynn BS, Gavin P, Worden JK, Ashikaga T, Gautam S, Carpenter J:  Community education programs to promote mammography participation in rural New York State.  Preventive Medicine 26:102-108, 1997.

Flynn BS, Goldstein AO, Solomon LJ, Bauman KE, Gottlieb NH, Cohen JE, Munger MC, Dana GS:  Predictors of state legislators’ intentions to vote for cigarette tax increases.  Preventive Medicine 27:157-165, 1998.

Flynn BS, Worden JK:  Effective educational strategies to prevent tobacco use among young people.  In, Reducing Tobacco Use:  A Report of the Surgeon General.  Atlanta, Georgia:  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office on Smoking and Health, 2000.

Flynn BS, Worden JK, Bunn JY, Dorwaldt AL, Dana GS, Callas PW: Mass media and community interventions to reduce alcohol use by early adolescents.  Journal of Studies on Alcohol 67:66-74, 2006.

Flynn BS, Worden JK, Bunn JY, Solomon LJ, Ashikaga T, Connolly SW, Ramirez AG:  Mass media interventions to reduce youth smoking prevalence. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 39(1):53-62, 2010.

Flynn BS, Wood ME, Ashikaga T, Stockdale A, Dana GS, Naud S:  Primary care physicians’ use of family history for cancer risk assessment.  BMC Family Practice 11(1):45, 2010.

Flynn BS, Worden JK, Bunn JY, Connolly SW, Dorwaldt AL:  Evaluation of smoking prevention television messages based on the Elaboration Likelihood Model.  Health Education Research, 26(6):976-987, 2011.

Flynn BS, Dana G, Sears J, Aultman-Hall L. Weather factor impacts on commuting to work by bicycle.  Preventive Medicine, 54(1):122-124, 2012.

Membership Highlights:  Society for Public Health Education, board of trustees, 1984-1986; national president, 1987-1988.  New England Chapter, Society for Public Health Education, board of trustees, 1983-1994, 1996-1999.  Vermont Public Health Association, board of directors 2005-present.

Other Professional Experience:  Member, National Cancer Institute Cancer Centers and Research Programs Review Committee, Study Section on Cancer Prevention and Control, 1994-98.  Member of 81 other peer review committees for the National Institutes of Health, 1984-present.

Awards and Honors:  Program Excellence Award from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2005.  Vermont Tobacco Control Pioneer Award sponsored by the American Cancer Society on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Great American Smoke-Out, 2001.  Lawrence W. Green Paper of the Year Award, Health Education Quarterly, 1996.  C. Everett Koop National Health Award for Community Programs from The Health Project, New York, 1996.  Exceptional Service Awards, Vermont Heart Association, 1982-1991.  Delta Omega, The Honorary Public Health Society, Alpha Chapter, 1982-present.

Community Service:  State of Vermont, Tobacco Evaluation & Review Board, appointed by three Governors as member, 2002-2014; appointed as chair by two Governors, 2008-2014.  American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate, Board of Trustees 1985-1987, 1990-1995.

COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

Barbara GrantBarbara Grant
Associate Professor of Medicine Emerita

“Excellence and respect have been the foundations for my professional as well as personal efforts, together with a focus on the future.  Engaging students in the process of discovery, at the bedside and at the bench, is a satisfying and effective way to build the kind of minds we will want to have solving the problems of the future.  Expecting excellence from students, from colleagues and from oneself, while respecting differences in perspective and in goals, has proved an effective way to build productive teams for research and for clinical care.  Vermont is my home.  I was born here, and I returned here to work and to raise my children.  I am grateful for Vermont’s people, landscape and lakes and for the support and inspiration that they have been to me.”

—Barbara Grant

Education:  B.A., cum laude, 1973, Harvard University; M.D., 1978, Dartmouth Medical School.

UVM Career:  Assistant Professor of Medicine, 1984-1990; Associate Professor of Medicine, 1990-2012.

Key Scholarly Interests:  Malignant clinical hematology; Hematopoiesis and stem cell transplant; Biologic and targeted therapies. 

Publication Highlights:
Zarling J, Kay NE, Grant BW, Yasukawa M, Bach FH:  Anti-lymphoma responses generated in vitro and in vivo following sensitization with allogeneic leukocytes.  Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy.  15:237-239, 1983.

Platt JS, Grant BW, Eddy AA, Michael AF:  Immune cell populations in cutaneous delayed-type hypersensitivity.  J. Exp. Med. 158:1277-1242, 1983.

Grant BW, Platt JL, Jacob HS, Kay NE:  Lymphocyte populations and Tac-antigen in diffuse B-cell lymphomas.  Leukemia Research, 10:1271-1278, 1986.

Grant BW, Nichols WL, Solberg LA, Yachimiak DJ, Mann KG:  Quantitation of human in vitro megakaryopoiesis by radioimmunoassay. Blood, 69: 1334-1339, 1987.

Griffin CG, Grant BW:  Effects of Recombinant Interferons on Human Megakaryocyte Growth.  Experimental Hematology 18:1013-1018,1990.

Villareal, XC, Grant BW, Long GL: Demonstration of Osteonectin mRNA in Megkaryocytes: The use of the polymerase chain reaction.  Blood 78: 1216-1222, 1991.

Kelm RJ, Hair GA, Mann KG and Grant BW:  Structural Characterization of Osteoblast and Megakaryocyte-Derived Osteonectin.  Blood 80: 3112-3119, 1992.

Grant BW, Trombley LM, Hunter TC, Nicklas JA, O’Neill JP, Albertini RJ:  HPRT Mutations in vivo in human CD 34+ Hematopoietic Stem Cells.  Mutat Res 8847:1-16, 1999.

Shah GD, Yahalom J, Correa DD, Lai RK, Raizer JJ, Schiff D, LaRocca R, Grant B, DeAngelis LM, Abrey L.  Combined Immunochemotherapy with Reduced Whole Brain Radiotherapy for Newly Diagnosed Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma (PCNSL).  J Clin Onc 25: 4730-4735, 2007.

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:  NIH: Career Development Award 1987; Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: Translational Research Award 1996; ECOG: Leukemia Steering Committee 1988-1994; Biologics Steering Committee 1990-1994, CALGB: Lymphoma Core 2004-2012.

Other Professional Experience:  Founded and directed the Vermont Cancer Center Stem Cell Program at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care, 1996-2012.

Awards and Honors:  Alpha Omega Alpha, faculty election; Best Doctors in Vermont, Vermont Magazine; Best Doctors in America 1998-2011; Humanism in Medicine Award (Leonard Tow) 2001.

Community Service:  Served on more than 20 university, state, and national committees over the past 10 years.

COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

James HoweJames G. Howe
Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Emeritus

“Foster and guide the greatness that exists in every student; take care not to allow the comments and opinions of others deter your focus; live by the 4 agreements (‘be impeccable with your words, don’t take anything personally, don’t make assumptions, always do your best’—Don Miguel Ruiz), nothing is hard, somethings just take a little longer; Bone is a way of life.”

—James G. Howe, M.D.

Education:  B.S., 1969; M.D., 1973, University of Vermont.

UVM Career:  Assistant Professor, 1978-1985; Associate Professor, 1985-1989; Professor, 1989-present.  Interim Chair, 1987-1989; Chair, 1989-1999.

Key Scholarly Interests:  Early career:  anterior cruciate biomechanics. Mid career:  prosthetic joint design and surgical technique, medical administration. Late career:  bone disease continuum.

Publication Highlights:  Early career:  multiple publications focused on back surgery and spine fusion. Mid career:  Anterior ligament biomechanical behavior with in vivo measurements with activities. Late career:  pending, treatments for the bone disease continuum.

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:  Teacher of the Year; Founding member of the Vermont State Orthopedic Society and first President; AAOS, AAHKS (multiple others).

Other Professional Experience:  Mayo clinic, visiting faculty 1980.

Awards and Honors:  Kappa Delta Elizabeth Winston Lanier Award – awarded by the AAOS/ORS, 1994; Bristol-Myers Squibb/Zimmer Award for distinguished Achievement in Orthopedic Research, 1993; Maurice E. Muller Award for Outstanding Research, awarded by SICOT, 1990; Richard O’Connor Arthroscopic Research Award, awarded by Arthroscopy Association  of North America, 1989; Resident Research Award, 1978.

COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

Robert KarpRobert Karp
Associate Professor of Medicine Emeritus

“Successfully educating students, residents, and community about geriatrics and the realities of aging requires communicating a view about assessments and care that significantly varies from more usual approaches in adult medicine. Seniors have unique dynamics and features in later life which all health care workers must be competent to assess and manage. Time is rapidly proving that geriatrics is a major component of primary care. Students and residents often have difficulty with the inherent complexity and challenges of caring for the aging. My best success, as an educator, has been working on this personally, with one trainee at a time, caring for a senior.”

—Robert Karp, M.D.

Education:  B.A., 1968, University of Colorado; M.D., 1972, Medical College of Wisconsin.

UVM Career:  Assistant Professor, 1996-2005; Associate Professor, 2006-2012.

Key Scholarly Interests:  Medical education in Geriatrics; The advanced aged; The biology of Frailty.

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:  Helped develop the initial course and have subsequently yearly coordinated and taught the clinical geriatrics component of the Generations course in the Vermont Integrated Curriculum (VIC), 2003-2012. Participant in Association of American Medical Colleges initial national consensus conference where guidelines for needed minimal competencies in geriatrics for every graduating medical student were developed, 2007.  Frymoyer Scholar, 2008-2010.

Awards and Honors:  Medical Director of the Year, Vermont Health Care Association, 2007

Community Service:  Medical Director, Starr Farm Nursing Center, Burlington, Vermont, 1999-2012

COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

Edward KrawittEdward L. Krawitt
Professor of Medicine Emeritus

“To study the phenomena of disease without books is to sail an uncharted sea. While to study books without patients is not to go to sea at all.”

—Sir William Osler, 1901

Education:  A.B., 1955, Cornell University; M.D., 1959, Cornelll University Medical College.

UVM Career:  Assistant Professor of Medicine, 1969-1973; Associate Professor of Medicine, 1973-1978; Professor of Medicine, 1978-2012.

Key Scholarly Interests: Autoimmune Liver Diseases, Chronic Viral Hepatitis.

Publication Highlights: 
Fleisher TA, Strober W, Muchmore AV, Broder S, Krawitt EL, Waldmann TA:  Corticosteroid-responsive intestinal lymphangiectasia secondary to an inflammatory process. N Engl J Med 1979; 300:605.

Krawitt EL, Albertini RJ, Webb DD, Chastenay BF, Holdstock G, MacPherson BR:  Immune regulation and HLA    types in chronic hepatitis. Hepatology 1981; 1:300.

Krawitt EL, Kilby AE, Albertini RJ, Schanfield MS, Chastenay BF, Harper PC, Mickey RM, McAuliffe TL:  Immunogenetic studies of autoimmune chronic active hepatitis: HLA, immunoglobulin allotypes and autoantibodies. Hepatology 1987; 7:1305.

Krawitt EL, Zannier A, Chossegros P, Gerard F, Chevallier M, Mutin M, Trepo C, Touraine JL:  Expression of HLA antigens and T-cell infiltrates in chronic viral hepatitis: a comparison of biopsy and fine-needle aspiration findings. J Hepatol 1991; 12:190.

Krawitt EL:  Medical progress: Autoimmune hepatitis. N Engl J Med 1996; 334:897.

Krawitt EL:  Medical progress: Autoimmune hepatitis. N Engl J Med 2006; 354:54

Hennes EM, Zeniya M, Czaja AJ, Pares A, Dalekos GN, Krawitt EL et al. Simplified criteria for the diagnosis of autoimmune hepatitis. Hepatology 2008; 48:169.

McHutchison JG, Lawitz EJ, Shiffman ML, Muir AJ, Galler GW, McCone J et al. Peginterferon alfa-2b or alfa-2a with ribavirin for treatment of hepatitis C infection. N Engl J Med 2009; 361: 580.

Manns MP, Czaja AJ, Gorham JD, Krawitt EL, Mieli-Vergani G, Vergani D, Vierling JM.  AASLD Practice Guidelines: Diagnosis and Management of Autoimmune Hepatitis.   Hepatology 2010; 51:2193-2213. [PMID:  20513004]

Poordad F, McCone J Jr, Bacon BR, Bruno S, Manns MP, Sulkowski MS et al, Boceprevir for untreated chronic HCV genotype 1 infection. N Engl J Med 2011; 364: 1195.

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:  Member International Autoimmune Hepatitis Group; Co-founder US-Japan Association for Autoimmune Liver Disease.

Other Professional Experience:  Visiting Fellow, Department of Medicine, University of Manchester, England, 1976-1977; Visiting Professor, Hopital Edouard Heriot, Universite Claude Bernard, Lyon, France, 1988; Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, 1997-2012.

Awards and Honors: USPHS Academic Career Development Award in Digestive Diseases, 1972-1976; Teacher of the Year, University of Vermont College of Medicine, 1987.

COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

Theodore MarcyTheodore W. Marcy
Professor of Medicine Emeritus

“He is a doctor’s doctor, a brilliant researcher and a great mentor. He has reached out to us when times were tough.  I know I speak for most of the fellows when I say we often emulate him in certain clinical situations without even thinking about it.  He truly has been a wonderful friend to all of us, but above all an unforgettable mentor.”

—From presentation of 2011 Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine
 Unit Teacher of the Year Award by Dr. Prema Menon, pulmonary fellow

Education:  B.A., with honors, 1976, Stanford University; M.D., 1980, Yale University School of Medicine; M.P.H., 2001, Harvard School of Public Health.

UVM Career:  Associate Professor, 1993-2005; Professor, 2005-2011.

Key Scholarly Interests:  Research interests focus on improving tobacco control and reducing the burden of tobacco related diseases by facilitating the treatment of tobacco dependence by health care professionals. Tobacco Control; Health Services Research (as it relates to smoking cessation interventions); Mechanical Ventilation.

Publication Highlights:
Brown LK,  Marcy TW, Kissner D, and Douglas I. Approaches to Achieving Universal Health Care in the United States:  Where Should the American Thoracic Society Stand?  Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2009; 180(10):918-9

Marcy TW, Kaplan B, Connolly S, Michel G, Shiffman RN, Flynn BS. Developing a Decision Support System for Tobacco Use Counseling Using Primary Care Physicians. Informatics in Primary Care 2008; 16 (2):101-109

Marcy TW, Skelly J, Shiffman RN, Flynn BS:  Attitudes and opinions of physicians and clinic managers towards clinical decision support systems to improve adherence to the tobacco use treatment guidelines.  Preventive Medicine 2005; 41 (2): 479-487

Marcy TW, Marini JJ. Inverse Ratio ventilation: Rationale and implementation. Chest 1991; 100 (2): 494-504

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:  Member, Committee on Human Research in the Behavioral Sciences 2004-present; Chair, Committee on Human Research in the Behavioral Sciences 2008-present; Member, Pulmonary Fellow Research Advisory group 2002-2011; Member, Community Medical School advisory board, 2006-2010; Workgroup member for national interagency effort to develop “A National Blueprint For Disseminating And Implementing Evidence-Based Clinical And Community Strategies To Promote Tobacco-Use Cessation” 2001-2002; Ad hoc member of multiple different NIH study sections 2002-2011; Member, American Thoracic Society Health Policy Committee 2006-2010.

Awards and Honors:  American Lung Association and C. Everett Koop Foundation 2011 National Unsung Heroes’ Award, the honor recognizes an individual who has made important strides in tobacco control.  Teacher of the Year Award 2011 from the Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine Unit.

Community Service:  Vermont Tobacco Evaluation and Review Board Member, 2004 to 2011:  Board Chair (named by Governor Douglas) 2006-2008; Evaluation Committee, 2002-Present and Chair, 2004-2006, 2008-current.  American Lung Association:  Board Member, ALA of New England 2007-current; Chair of Board, ALA of Vermont  1999-2001, 2005-2007; Board Member, ALA of Vermont, 1995-2007; Co-chair, $1 million campaign for ALA Asthma Clinical Research Center at UVM and FAHC 1999-2001; Board Member, ALA of Minnesota 1988-1993.  American Thoracic Society:  President, Vermont/New Hampshire Thoracic Society 1997-1999.  Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians: Governor for Vermont and New Hampshire 1997-2001.  Vermont Department of Health’s Scientific Advisory Panel on Tobacco Control 2000-2010.  Vermont Department of Health Physician Advisory Group for Bioterrorism preparation 2002-2003.

COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

Paul NewhousePaul A. Newhouse
Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus

“The focus of my research has been on human translational neuroscience.  My goal has been to take findings from basic neuroscience, including cellular, molecular and cognitive sciences and develop strategies to test these findings in human models. This is in the service of understanding the processes of cognitive aging, both normal and pathologic, and in developing new strategies to treat patients with age-related brain diseases.”

—Paul Newhouse, M.D.

Education:  B.S., magna cum laude, 1975, Kansa State University; M.D., 1977, Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine.

UVM Career:  Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, 1988-1994; Associate Professor of Psychiatry, 1994-2000; Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus, 2011-present.  Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Service, Department of Psychiatry/Fletcher-Allen Health Care, University of Vermont College of Medicine, 1988-2011; Member, Graduate College, University of Vermont, 1992; Research Director, Memory Center of Vermont, Fletcher-Allen Health Care, University of Vermont, 1993-2011; Director, Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit, Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine, 1994-2011; Faculty Member, University of Vermont Graduate Neuroscience Program, 2008; Director, Psychiatry Brain Imaging Research Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine, 2009-2011; Associate Director for Research, University of Vermont Center on Aging, 2009-2011.

Key Scholarly Interests: My research has focused on central nicotinic mechanisms in degenerative brain disorders and the role of nicotinic receptor systems in normal and disordered cognitive functioning in humans.  I have also focused attention on the development of novel nicotinic agents for clinical use. A second major focus includes studying the interaction of estrogen and central cholinergic, catecholaminergic, and serotonergic systems in relation to cognitive and emotional aging in the elderly and novel pharmacologic-imaging methodologies. Other interests include treatment of depression and behavioral disturbances in the elderly, and development of effective novel agents for the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders of the elderly.

Publication Highlights:
Important publications selected from 110+ publications: 
Dumas, JA, Saykin, AJ,  McAllister, TW, McDonald, BC, Hynes, ML,  Newhouse, PA.  Nicotinic versus Muscarinic Blockade Alters Verbal Working Memory-Related Brain Activity in Older Women. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 2008, 16: 272-282.

Potter, A, Newhouse, PA. Acute Nicotine Improves Cognitive Deficits in Young Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior 2008 88: 407-417.

Potter, A.S., Ryan, K.K., Newhouse, P.A.  The effects of acute ultra-low dose mecamylamine on cognition in adult attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).  Human Psychopharmacology 24: 309-317, 2009

Brigidi, B. Achenbach, T., Dumenci, L., Newhouse, P.A. Broad spectrum assessment of psychopathology and adaptive functioning with the Older Adult Behavior Checklist: A validation study. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 2010; 25: 1177–1185

Dumas, JA, McDonald, BC, Saykin, AJ, McAllister, TW, Hynes, ML, West, JD, Newhouse, PACholinergic modulation of hippocampal activity during episodic memory encoding in older women. Menopause 17: 852-859, 2010

Newhouse P.A., Dumas J.A., Hancur-Bucci C., Naylor M., Sites C., Benkelfat C., Young S.  Estrogen interacts with psychosocial stress to impair cognition in postmenopausal women. Menopause 17: 860-873, 2010

Newhouse PA, Potter AS, Dumas JA, Thiel CM. Functional brain imaging of nicotinic effects on higher cognitive processes.  Biochemical Pharmacology 82 (2011) 943–951

Dumas JA, Kutz A, Naylor M, Johnson J, Newhouse, PA. Estradiol reversal of anticholinergic-related brain activation in postmenopausal women. Neuroimage, 60 (2012) 1394–1403

Potter A, Bucci DJ, Newhouse PA Manipulation of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors differentially affects behavioral inhibition in volunteers with high and low baseline impulsivity. Psychopharmacology, DOI 10.1007/s00213-011-2476-0

Newhouse PA, Kellar K, Aisen P, White H, Wesnes K, Coderre E, Pfaff A, Wilkins H, Howard D, Levin ED.  Nicotine treatment of Mild Cognitive Impairment: A six-month double blind pilot clinical trial. Neurology, 2012;78: 91–101

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:  American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry:  Board of Directors, 2012-2015; Member, Research Committee, 2001-present; Chair, Young Investigator Research Awards Committee, 2006; Associate Chair, Research Committee, 2007-2008; Chair, Research Committee, 2008-2011.  Member, Program Committee 2011-present.  Society of Biological Psychiatry:  Member: Program Committee, 2002-2008.  International College of Geriatric Psychopharmacology.  American Association for the Advancement of Science.  American Psychiatric Association.  Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association.  Society for Neuroscience.
 
Other Professional Experience: Jim Turner Professor of Cognitive Disorders, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Professor of Psychiatry, Pharmacology, and Medicine, 2011-present. Director, Center for the Cognitive Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2011-present.  Served on active duty with the US Army, 1978-1988, l99l (recalled to active duty for 3 months in support of Operation Desert Storm: served as Assistant Director, Psychiatric Consultation Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center.).  US Army Reserve 1988-1996 (Lieutenant Colonel).

Awards and Honors:  Jim Turner Chair in Cognitive Disorders, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 2012. Excellence in Psychiatry Academic Teaching Award, University of Vermont, 2004.  Named to “Best Doctors in America” 2002-2012.  Profile of Courage Award, Assembly of the American Psychiatric Association, 2002.  Exemplary Psychiatrist Award, National Association for the Mentally Ill- Vermont (NAMI), 2002.  Excellence in Psychiatry Teaching Award, University of Vermont, 2000. Army Achievement Medal, U.S. Army, for Operation Desert Storm 1991.  Meritorious Service Medal, U.S. Army, 1988.

Community Service:  Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Service, Department of Psychiatry/Fletcher-Allen Health Care, University of Vermont College of Medicine (Directed Outpatient Geropsychiatry Clinic and Nursing Home Consultation Service).  Research Director, Memory Center of Vermont, Fletcher-Allen Health Care, University of Vermont (Comprehensive Multidisciplinary and Multidepartment Center for the evaluation and care of patients with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders). Vermont Governor’s Commission on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, l99l-1994.  Subcommittee on Mental Health of the Advisory Board to the State of Vermont Department of Rehabilitation and Aging.  Executive Board and Public Policy Committee, Green Mountain Chapter, Alzheimer’s Association, l990-l994.

COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

Allan RamsayAllan Ramsay
Professor of Family Medicine Emeritus

“I have been a family physician in Vermont for over thirty years.  Being a member of the Department of Family Medicine allowed me to participate in the education of students and family medicine residents- something I cherished deeply.  Now I am a member of the Green Mountain Care Board, a position that allows me to help design a new system of health care accessible to all Vermonters, and one that assures primary care will be the foundation of that system.”

—Allan Ramsay, M.D.

Education:  M.D., 1973, Emory University School of Medicine.

UVM Career:  Assistant Professor, 1980-1987; Associate Professor, 1987-1995; Professor, 1995- 2011.  Clinical Director, University Health Center Automated Medical Record Project, 1985-1990; Residency Director, Department of Family Practice, 1990-1994;  Interim Chairman, Department of Family Practice, 1993-1995;  Chief of Service, Medical Center Hospital of Vermont Family Practice Service, 1993-1995;  Course Director: Physician and Society, UVM College of Medicine, 1994-2002;  Vice Chair, Department of Family Medicine; Medical Director, Palliative Care Service, Fletcher Allen Health Care, 2005-2011;  Medical Director, Rural Palliative Care Network, Fletcher Allen Health Care, 2009-2011.

Key Scholarly Interests: Palliative Care, Hospice, and Health Care Policy.

Publication Highlights: 
Ramsay, AM. Care of Cancer Patients in a Home-based Hospice Program: A Comparison of Oncologists and Primary Care Physicians. J Fam Pract 34(2): 170-174, 1992.

Khan OA, Ramsay, AM. Herpes encephalitis presenting as mild aphasia: Case report. BMC Fam Practice 2006; 7:22.

Levy E, McVeigh UA, Ramsay AM. Paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity in a patient with permanent vegetative state. J Palliative Medicine 2011;14(12):1355-1357.

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:  Certifications:  American Board of Internal Medicine, 1976; Geriatrics (certification through 2014); Hospice and Palliative Medicine (through 2014).  Affiliations:  American College of Physicians; American Academy of Family Physicians; Society of Teachers of Family Medicine; American Academy Hospice Palliative Medicine.

Other Professional Experience:  Co-Medical Director, Hospice of the Champlain Valley, 1983-1994, 1999-2004, 2009-present. Medical Director, Day One Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Program, Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, 1993-1995; Medical Director, Green Mountain Nursing Home, 1998-2006; Faculty member, Evidence-Based Primary Care Continuing Medical Education Course, 1996- 2004; Board Member-Green Mountain Care Board, State of Vermont, 2011-present.

Awards and Honors:  Public Health Service Plaque Award for Outstanding Service, 1978; Public Health Service Commendation Medal, 1980.  University of Vermont Family Practice Residency Program-Teacher of the Year:  Inaugural award 1984-1985; repeat awards: 1990-1991, 1993-1994, 1998-1999, 2002-2003.  Vermont Chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians: Vermont Family Physician of the Year, 1994.  Fellow, American College of Physicians, 1986.  Physician Recognition Award, Fletcher Allen Health Care, 2002.  Physician of the Year Award, Vermont Medical Society, October, 2005.  Community Health Center of Burlington, Outstanding Volunteer Award, 2006.   Physician Award for Community Service, Vermont Medical Society, 2007. Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, UVM College of Medicine, 2008.  Distinguished Service Award, Vermont Medical Society, 2011.

Community Service:  Board of Directors, Community Health Center, Burlington, VT 1997-2007, President- 2005.  Visiting Nurse Association End-of-Life Advisory Committee, 2005-2011.  Clinical Advisory Committee for FAHC Chaplain Educational Program, 2007-2011.  Board of Directors, Visiting Nurse Association, Colchester, VT 2007-2011.

COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

Bela RatkovitsBela L. Ratkovits
Professor of Radiology Emeritus

Education:  University of Budapest, 1954-1956; University of Chicago, 1957-1958; M.D., 1962, University of Chicago School of Medicine. 

UVM Career:  Assistant Professor, 1974-1980; Associate Professor, 1980-2005; Professor, 2005-2011; Professor Emeritus, 2011-present.

Key Scholarly Interests: Neuroradiology, Vascular Radiology.

Publication Highlights:
Kappas A, Glickman P, Palmer RM, Ratkovits BL: Physiologic differences between steroid and bacterial pyrogens. J. of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine 54:832-840, 1959

Kappas A, Ratkovits B: Species specificity of steroid induced fever.  J. Clinical Endocr. 20:898-900, June 1960

Palmer RH, Ratkovits B, Kappas A: Steroid pyrogen studies in laboratory and domestic animals.  J. Appl. Physiol. 16:345-347, March 1961

Ratkovits BL, Clapp PR, Berger R, et al: Aortic dissection-atypical presentation.  Br. J. Radiol. 48(572): 683-685, August 1975

Disorder of the Cervical Spine: Diagnosis and Medical Management. W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA Chapter 9: Radiologic Evaluation. 1995

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:  American College of Radiology; Vermont State Medical Society: Chairman, Rules and Regulations Committee 1996-present; Member, Bylaws Committee, 1996-present.

Other Professional Experience:  Chief of Radiology, Appalachian Regional Hospital, Middlesboro, Kentucky 1971-1973.  Chief of Radiology, International Grenfell Association, Newfoundland, Canada 1968-1971; Division Director, Neuroradiology, 2004-2011.

Awards and Honors:  Bela Award: Bela Awards are presented by the Radiology Department for Academic Excellence, Teaching Excellence, and Clinical Excellence.  The award was named after Bela Ratkovits because of his outstanding attention and dedication in all three categories.  Bela Award Recipient, 2005 and 2011.  Teacher of the Year Award, 1987, 2006 (for entire 4 year resident program).

COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

Michael RicciMichael A. Ricci
Professor of Surgery Emeritus

“It has been my great privilege to serve the University and its students while at the same time providing care to the people of Vermont and Northern New York. To teach, research and perform as a surgeon has been a gift I will always cherish.”

—Michael Ricci, M.D.

Education:  B.A., 1978, Hamilton College; M.D., 1982, State University of New York Upstate Medical Center.

UVM Career:  Assistant Professor, 1989-1996; Associate Professor, 1996-1999; Professor, 1999-2012; Roger H. Allbee Professor of Surgery, 1999-2005.

Key Scholarly Interests:  Non-invasive Vascular Diagnosis, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms, Telemedicine
Operating Room Safety.

Publication Highlights:
Gadowski GR, Ricci MA, Hendley ED, Pilcher DB: Hypertension accelerates the growth of experimentally induced abdominal aortic aneurysms.  J Surg Res 54:431-436, 1993.

Ricci MA, Slaiby JM, Gadowski GR, Hendley ED, Nichols P, Pilcher DB: Effects of hypertension and propranolol upon aneurysm expansion in the Andijar/Dobrin aneurysm model.  Ann NY Acad Sci 800:89-96, 1996.

Rogers FB, Ricci MA, Shackford SR, Caputo M, Sartorelli K, Dewell J, Daye S, Callas P: The Use of Telemedicine for Real-Time Video Consultation Between Trauma Center and Community Hospital in a Rural Setting Improves Early Trauma Care: Preliminary Results.  J Trauma  51:1037-1041, 2001.

Ricci MA, Waters MA, Peate D: The role of noninvasive studies in the diagnosis and management of cerebrovascular disease.  in Vascular Surgery, 6th edition, RB Rutherford, editor, WB Saunders Co., Philadelphia, PA, 2005, pp. 1957-73.

Ricci MA, Brumsted JR: Crew Resource Management: Using Aviation Techniques to Improve Operating Room Safety. Aviat Space Environ Med, 83:1-4, 2012.

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:  Election to the American College of Surgeons; Election to the Society for Vascular Surgery; Election to the New England Society for Vascular Surgery.

American Heart Association (Vermont Affiliate) Board of Directors, 1993-1995; New England Society for Vascular Surgery, Executive Council, Webmaster, 1997-2004; New England Society for Vascular Surgery, Issues Committee (Chair, 2007), 2003-2007; American Telemedicine Association, Board of Directors, 2002-2005; Committee to Design the Scholarly Project for the Vermont Integrated Curriculum (Chair), University of Vermont College of Medicine 2002-2003; American Venous Forum, Councilor, 2004-2007; Scientific Advisory Panel for the Totman Center for Human Cerebrovascular Research, Department of Pharmacology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, 2000-2004; American Venous Forum, Research Committee, 2007-2010.

Other Professional Experience:  Board of Directors, Vermont Managed Care Indemnity Insurance Company, 2004-2009; Quality Council; Fletcher Allen Health Care, 2005-2009.

Awards and Honors:  James E. Demeules Surgical Research Award, UVM Department of Surgery, 1995 and 2000; Certificate of Appreciation Society of Vascular Ultrasound, 1996; Outstanding Individual Achievement in Telemedicine (2nd) 17th Annual TeleCon Award, 1998.

Community Service:  Volunteer, Greyhound Rescue of Vermont, 2005-2012; Health Advisor, Therapy Dogs of Vermont, 2006-2012.

COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

Daniel RiddickDaniel H. Riddick
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Emeritus

“We are always teaching. The only question is what and to whom. -- We can only teach the humble.  The arrogant believe they already know it all and are therefore unteachable. -- There is no greater gift than that of teaching.  Therefore treat it with the greatest respect of all.  It is the great teachers who are still remembered and revered thousands of years later. -- I hope never to grow too old to teach.”

—Daniel H. Riddick, M.D., PhD

Education:  B.A., 1963; M.D., 1967; Ph.D., 1969, Duke University.

UVM Career:  Professor and Chair, OB-GYN, 1985-1997; Professor, 1997-2011.

Key Scholarly Interests:  All areas of reproductive endocrinology, infertility, and gynecologic surgery.

Publication Highlights: Over 125 publications in reproductive endocrinology, infertility, and gynecologic surgery including the initial discovery that the pituitary hormone, Prolactin, was produced by the decidualized endometrium of the human uterus; and innovations in vaginal hysterectomy making this procedure much more easily taught and performed by residents in training. Vaginal hysterectomy remains the safest, most cost effective and least invasive procedure for uterine removal.

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights: ASRM (AFS), President, 1993; ACOG, SGI, ABOG Examiner and Board Member Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, AGOS.

Other Professional Experience: Professor and Head, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, Dept. of Ob/Gyn, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, 1974-85

Awards and Honors:  Alpha Omega Alpha; ACOG-Ortho Academic Fellow, 1973-1977; Selected to be included in “The Best Doctors in America,” 1st and 2nd Editions, 2005-2006; Best Resident teacher, 2004-2007.

Community Service:  Priest, Episcopal Church, 1970-present.

COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

Jean SzilvaJean Szilva
Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology Emerita

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”

—William Butler Yeats

Education:  M.D., 1975, Northwestern University (currently the Feinberg School of Medicine)

UVM Career:  Lecturer, 1994-2012; Assistant Professor, 2012-present

Key Scholarly Interests:  Teaching

Publication Highlights: “Chapter in Nutrition and the Athlete”, The Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine, Editor John Zumerchik, Simon and Schuster Macmillan, 1997, Pages 720-751.

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:  Vermont Integrated Curriculum:  Human Structure and Function, and Neural Science; Gross Anatomy for Physical Therapy; Neuroscience for Physical Therapy; Interim Director-Anatomical Gift Program, Module Course Development-Continuing Medical Education; Summer Medical Gross Anatomy; and Senior Major in Gross Anatomy. 

Other Professional Experience: Practicing physician 1978-1992.  Taught at Community College of Vermont and Champlain College.

Awards and Honors:  American Medical Women’s Association (AMSA) Gender Equity Award, 2012; American Medical Women’s Association (AMSA) Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2011; American Medical Women’s Association (AMSA) Gender Equity Award, 2010; Silver Stethoscope Award, 2009; Kroepsch-Maurice Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1997

Community Service:  UVM Community: Admissions Committee, Member of the Advisory Board for the Center for Teaching and Learning, President’s Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Equity.

COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

John TampasJohn P. Tampas
Professor of Radiology Emeritus

“Our honoree is an outstanding teacher of medical students and house officers.  He received the Teacher of the Year Award of the University of Vermont College of Medicine in 1968 and in 1974.  He was the recipient of the Karl Jefferson Thompson Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1969 and 1975.”

—Richard S. Heilman, M.D.

Education:  B.S., 1951, University of Vermont; M.D., 1954, University of Vermont College of Medicine.

UVM Career:  Assistant Professor, 1962-1966; Associate Professor, 1966-1970; Professor and Chairman, Department of Radiology, 1970-1996; Professor, 1996-present.

Key Scholarly Interests:  Pediatric Radiology, Cardiac Radiology.

Publication Highlights:
Tampas, J.P., VanBuskirk, F.W., and Peterson, O.S.  Infantile Cortical Hyperostosis: An Inquiry into its Familial Aspects.  Am. J. Roent. Rad. Therp. and Nucl. Med. 85:613, 1961.

Tampas, J.P., VanBuskirk, F.W., and Peterson, O.S.  Infantile Cortical Hyperostosis. JAMA 175:491,1961.

Tampas, J.P. and Soule, A.B.  Two-Way Television in a Teaching Hospital. JAMA 204:1173, 1968.

Tampas, J.P.  How Two-Way Television System Expedites Work of Two Radiology Departments. Radiology News 6:1, Jan-Feb., 1968.

Tampas, J.P. and Newberg, A.H.  Familial Infantile Cortical Hyperostosis: An Update.  AJR 137:93-96, 1981.

Teaching/Research/ Membership Highlights:  President, American College of Radiology; President, American Roentgen Ray Society; President Radiology Centennial, Inc.

Other Professional Experience:  Executive Secretary Medial Alumni Association; Guest Examiner, American Board of Radiology.

Awards and Honors:  Gold Medal, American Roentgen Ray Society; Gold Medal, American College of Radiology; Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.

Community Service:  Founder and President of the Parish Council of the Greek Orthodox Church. 
Member of the Governing Board of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. Past President of Lyric Theatre Company.

COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

G Scott WatermanG. Scott Waterman
Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus

“A powerful common denominator of the history of human thought is the ongoing discovery that our intuitions are highly unreliable.  We intuit that the earth is flat.  We intuit that the sun revolves around the earth.  We intuit that living things are qualitatively distinct in their makeup from nonliving things.  We intuit that matter and energy are distinct phenomena.  We intuit that space and time are distinct parameters.  We intuit that the mental realm is distinct from the physical realm.  And we intuit that an all-powerful force created and controls nature and is therefore somehow separate from it.  These intuitions are all wrong, and the remarkable thing is that we humans are able, through intellectual discipline and determination, to bring together empiric observations and rational thought to disprove our own intuitions and fundamental preconceptions.”

—G. Scott Waterman

Education:  A.B., 1978, Harvard University; M.D., 1982, University of Michigan.

UVM Career:  Clinical Assistant Professor, 1993-1994; Visiting Assistant Professor, 1994-1996; Assistant Professor, 1996-1998; Associate Professor, 1998-2007; Associate Dean for Student Affairs, 2004-present; Professor, 2007-present.

Key Scholarly Interests:  Neurobiology of mood and anxiety disorders; Psychiatric nosology; Philosophy of mind in medical education, discourse, and practice; Neuroscience education.

Publication Highlights:
Waterman GS, Schwartz RJ.  Biology is complex: taking materialism seriously.  Bulletin of the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry 13:6-7, 2005.

Waterman GS
.  There are no philosophers in medical classrooms either, but there definitely should be.  Bulletin of the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry 14:13-15, 2007.

Waterman GS. 
Clinicians’ “folk” taxonomies and the DSM: pick your poison.  Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology 14:271-275, 2007.

Waterman GS
, Curley DPDoing no harm: the case against conservatism.  Bulletin of the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry 17(1):19-20, 2010.

Waterman GS
.  Doing no harm redux: the case for (ultra) conservatism?  Bulletin of the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry 17(2):29-32, 2010.

Althoff RR, Waterman GS.  Psychiatric training for physicians: time to modernize.  Academic Medicine 86:285-287, 2011.

Waterman GS
.  Psychiatric nosology: what are the stakes?  Commentary on: Phillips J, Frances A, eds.  The six most essential questions in psychiatric diagnosis: a pluralogue.  Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine (in press).

Teaching/Research/ Membership Highlights:  UVM:  Co-director or Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry, 1999-2008.  Foundations Level courses taught: Medical Student Leadership Groups, Introduction to Clinical Decision Making, Neural Science, Convergence.  Clerkship and Advanced Integration courses taught:  Psychiatry Clerkship, Philosophy of Psychiatry (advanced elective).  Psychiatry Residency Training didactic and clinical teaching:  Psychopharmacology Clinic, Psychopharmacology Seminar, Psychopathology Seminar, Clinical Neuroscience & Neuropharmacology Seminar.

National Organizations:  Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (Psychiatry Learning Objectives Task Force, 2005-2007; Educator Interactions with Industry Task Force, 2009).  Northeast Group on Student Affairs, Association of American Medical Colleges (Treasurer, 2009-2010; Secretary, 2010-2011; Vice-chair, 2011-present).  Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry (Executive Council, 2010-present).

Other Professional Experience:  Resident in Psychiatry, Beth Israel Hospital and Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Harvard Medical School, 1984-1987.  Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Clinical Research, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 1988-1991.  Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 1990-1993.

Awards and Honors:  Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 1981; Psychiatry Residents’ Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, 1995, 2001; Inclusion in The Best Doctors in America, Woodward/White, Inc., 1996-present; Profile of Courage Award, American Psychiatric Association, 2002; Exemplary Psychiatrist, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Vermont, 2002; Nancy C. A. Roeske, M.D., Certificate of Excellence in Medical Student Education, American Psychiatric Association, 2006; Psychiatry Residents’ Award for Excellence in Academic Teaching, 2011. 

Community Service:  Department of Psychiatry:  Grand Rounds Planning Committee, 1998-present; Medical Student Education Committee, 2004-present; Faculty Standards Committee, 2004-present.  College of Medicine:  Admissions Committee, 2000-2004 (ex officio, 2004-present; M.D.-Ph.D. Program Admissions Subcommittee, 2000-2001, 2002-2004); Advancement Committee, 2001-present; Chair 2004-2011; Medical Curriculum Committee, ex officio 2004-present; Medical Education Leadership Team, 2009-present; Committee on Technical Standards for Admission, Advancement and Graduation, Chair 2011-present.

UNIVERSITY EXTENSION

Richard LeVitreRichard A. (Rick) LeVitre
Extension Associate Professor Emeritus

“The impossible can always be broken down into possibilities.”

—Author Unknown

Education:  A.S., 1972; B.S., 1975, University of Massachusetts-Amherst; M.E.E., 1980, University of Vermont.

UVM Career:  Assistant Professor, 1980-1996; Associate Professor, 1996-2011; Professor Emeritus, 2011-present.  County Extension Agent Agriculture and 4-H/Youth, 1980-1991; Extension Pesticide Education Coordinator, 1989-1995; Extension Regional Specialist for Sustainable Agriculture: Forage and Field Crops, 1991-1996; Extension Regional Specialist: Dairy Herd Management and Farm Labor Management, 1996-2006; Legislative Liason, 2005-2010; Chair, Southern Region, 2003-2006; Associate Dean, Associate Director, UVM Extension, 2006-2010; Director UVM Extension Farm Viability Programsã, 2011.

Key Scholarly Interests:  Administrative Leadership; Adult Education; Whole Farm Management, Agricultural Labor Management, Farm Business Planning; Land Grant and Extension History.

Publication Highlights:
LeVitre, R.A. Agricultural Labor Management. 31 March 2006, <http//www.uvm.edu/~farmlabr>.

LeVitre, R.A. (2001) Selling Yourself as EmployerNortheast Dairy Business, June.

LeVitre, R.A. and Pankey, J.W. (1998) You Can Learn a Lot From Your Employees. Hoards’ Dairyman, October.

LeVitre, R.A. (1998) A Farm Labor Service in Vermont.  Hoards’ Dairyman. June.

LeVitre, R.A. and Pankey, J.W. (1998), All They Want is One Good Idea.  Hoard’s Dairyman.  May.

LeVitre, R.A. (1994) Cultivation vs. Chemical Weed Control. Natural Farmer.  Fall.

Perry, M.J., Nicklas, J., LeVitre, R.A. (1994) Self-Reported Pesticide Handling Practices and
Exposures by Vermont Applicators, November.

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:  CALS Research and Extnsion Planning Committee, 2010-present. Dean’s Cabinet and Council, 2006-present. Extension Governance Committee and Foundation, Secretary, 2009-present. Director’s Executive Committee (UVM Extension), 2001-2003. UVM Extension Faculty Organization, 1987-present (Presiding Officer: 1998-2000; Financial Policy Committee, 1996-1998, Faculty Council member for Provost search, 1997.  Searches: Extension Development Officer, 2005; Extension Associate Director, 2000; Chair, Animal Science Dept., 1999; Provost, 1997). “Production” Theme Leader, Agricultural Curriculum, 1997; Sustainable Agriculture Curriculum Committee, 1994; Extension Rural health Initiative, 1993, Dairy Farm Family Sustainability Program Co-Chair, 1993.  Memberships:  National Association of Agricultural Agents, Vermont Association of Agricultural Agents, Society for Human Resource Management, International Association of Fairs and Expositions.

Other Professional Experience:  Dairy Farm Manager for Old Home Crawford Farm, Guildhall, VT, 1985-1996.  Adjunct, Vermont Technical College, Dairy Farm Business Management, 2000.

Awards and Honors:  Thirty Year Certificate of Employment, 2010; National Association of County Agricultural Agents, Communications Award -Television Program (ATF-Dairy Farm of the Year), national first runner-up, 2003; National Association of County Agricultural Agents, Crop Production Program-state winner, 1996; NACAA 4-H Award - state and regional finalist, 1996; Sabbatical Leave, Agricultural Labor, UVM, 1995-1996; Vermont Association of Extension Professionals, Meritorious Service Award, 1993; national Association of County Agricultural Agents, Distinguished Service Award, 1992; National Association of County Agricultural Agents Achievement Award, 1985.

Community Service: NACAA Journal, Reviewer, 2010-present; Vermont Dairy Industry Association, Board of Directors, 1999-2007; Eastern States Exposition, Vermont Trustee, 1992-present (Board of Corporate Directors, 1998-2006; Chair, VT Trustee, 2002-2006; Vice Chair, 1998-2001; Secretary/Treasurer, 1994-1997; Grant Committee, 1993-2006); Eastern States Exposition Foundation, Chair, 2004-2006; Rutland County Farm Bureau, 1996-2006; Rutland Workforce Investment Board, 1998-2005; Greater Rutland Area Personnel Executives, 2002-2004; Vermont Beef Producers Association, Board of Directors, 1993-1996; Coos/Essex Agricultural Association Board of Directors, 1988-1996 (Superintendent of Livestock, 1991-1996); Vermont Farm Bureau National Legislative Affairs Committee, 1995; Vermont Farm Bureau Dairy Committee, 1987-1994; Ex officio Member of County Agricultural Organizations, 1980-2004: Farm Service Agency County Committee, Natural Resource Conservation District, Farm Bureau Board of Directors, Green Mountain Dairy Promotion.

UNIVERSITY EXTENSION

Chester ParsonsChester F. Parsons
Extension Associate Professor Emeritus

“Strive for the most advanced information that education has to offer, but question all of it.”

—Chester R. Parsons

Education:  A.A.S., 1970, State University of New York; B.S., 1972; M.S., 1991, University of Vermont.

UVM Career:  Extension Instructor, 1985-1992; Extension Assistant Professor, 1992-2008; Extension Associate Professor, 2008-2011.

Key Scholarly Interests:  Gastrointestinal Parasitism of Small Ruminants

Publication Highlights:
Parsons, C. F. 2009.  “Comparing Rates of Gain of Market Lambs on Three Different Feeding Regimes.” Proceedings: 7th International Sheep Veterinary Congress, June 12-16, 2009. Stavanger, Norway.

Parsons, C. F. 2009. “Comparing Rates of Gain of Market Lambs on Three Different Feeding Regimes,” Proceedings: U. S. Sheep Research Programs., American Sheep Industry Association Convention, January 21-24, 2009, San Diego, CA.

Parsons, C. F. 2005. “Utilizing Sheep’s Wool as a Mulch to Stabilize Soil on Open Slopes.” Proceedings: 6th International Sheep Veterinary Congress, June 17-21, 2005, Hersonissos, Crete, Greece.

Parsons, C., and Brookes, I. M. 1997. “Changes in the U.S. Dairy Industry,” Massey Dairy Farming Annual (New Zealand); 48.104‑106.

Teaching/Research/Memberships Highlights:  University of Vermont Extension State Livestock Specialist. Associate Member of the Sheep Veterinary Society, Division of the British Veterinary Association.  Member, National Association of County Agricultural Agents.  Pasted Vice President, Vermont Association of County Agricultural Agents. 

Other Professional Experience:  Sabbatical Leave at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Awards and Honors:  Achievement Award, National Association of County Agricultural Agents, 1992.  Distinguished Service Award, National Association of County Agricultural Agents, 1999.

Community Service:  Richford Town Moderator, 18 years.  Member, Vermont State Scrapie Certification Board.

UNIVERSITY EXTENSION

Karen SchneiderKaren A. Schneider
Extension Associate Professor Emerita

“To lead people, walk beside them... As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence. The next best, the people honor and praise. The next, the people fear; and the next, the people hate... When the best leader's work is done the people say, ‘We did it ourselves!’”

—Lao Tse

Education:  B.A. and Teaching Certificate (K-12), 1977, Glassboro State College; MEED, 1989 University of Vermont.

UVM Career:  Extension Instructor 1984-1991; Extension Assistant Professor 1991-1999; Extension Associate Professor, 1999-2011. Extension Interim Assistant Director, 2003- 2007.

Key Scholarly Interests: Food, nutrition and food safety and preservation; personal and community leadership development.

Publication Highlights:
Creating Personal Performance Plans; Editing Personal Performance Plans; Creating Evaluation Plans Writing Narratives for Reporting. On-line publications for Extension faculty and staff.

Food, Flies and Fungus.  
Food safety curriculum. D. Steen, D. Hirsch, K. Schneider

Th
e Canning, Freezing, Curing & Smoking of Meat, Fish & Game Rewritten. M. D. Steen, K. Schneider.

D
ining with Diabetes Curriculum. Contributing author.

A Practical Guide to Starting a Specialty Food Company in Vermont
. Vermont Department of Agriculture, Food and Markets. Contributing  author.

Teaching/Research/Memberships Highlights:  Founding member of the New England Planning and Reporting Consortium, with members from Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine, and co-developer of the NEPRC© Online Planning and Reporting Software.  Monthly What’s Cookin’ Rutland?! 30-minute food and nutrition program, airing on PEG TV Public Access Television, Rutland VT.  Across The Fence regular contributor.

Other Professional Experience:  American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Conflict Management Team of the Vermont Conservation Partnership, Extension Faculty Organization, Healthy Vermonters 2010 Task Force, National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals, National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, National Cooperative Extension Service Program Priorities Task Force, New England Planning and Reporting Consortium (NEPRC).

Awards and Honors: National Winner, 3rd Place, Television Program, 2009 and 2011 National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences for Across The Fence program on “Eliminating Poverty: The Unique Role of Family and Consumer Sciences” and “Germ City”.  Continued Excellence Award, National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.  Distinguished Service Award, National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.  Featured program “Food Safety From Crop To Cupboard”.   NEAFCS publication “Program Profiles in Nutrition”.  Meritorious Service Award, Vermont Association of Extension Professionals.  New Achiever Award, Vermont Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.  Team Award, UVM Extension.  Menus, Meals, & Recipes: A caregiver’s guide for healthy eating with diabetes VIT series.

Community Service:  Judge, Food Preservation at the annual Champlain Valley Fair Essex, VT.  Founding member Hubbardton Volunteer Fire Department auxiliary, Hubbardton, VT.  Pico Junior Ski Program, Teacher/Coach, Killington, VT.  Special Olympics, Alpine Sports Coach, Pico Mountain, Killington, VT.

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