University of Vermont

George Washington Henderson Fellowship Program

Current Henderson Fellows

  • Nancy Gauvin

    Nancy Marie Gauvin is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Communications Sciences and Disorders. Dr. Gauvin comes to the University of Vermont with a plethora of specialty experience in various areas within the speech and language profession. She has international experience providing accent modification therapy to clients from various countries of the world. In addition, she has a professional history of working on a craniofacial team for over four years and has been an invited lead lecturer to Managua, Nicaragua for 'Operation Smile' to address her specialty area of craniofacial anomalies, cleft lip and palate. Dr. Gauvin has experience working with prosthodontists to create unique and individualized obturator appliances for craniofacial and cleft palate patients who are no longer candidates for surgical intervention. Her research interest includes the supervisory process and its impact on graduate students from culturally diverse populations. On the heels of completing her dissertation, Dr. Gauvin is presently conducting research to address the supervisory process as it relates to cultural diversity and graduate students.

  • Bindu Panikkar

    Bindu Panikkar is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Health and Wellbeing at the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources. She is also a Research Associate at the Arctic Institute of North America at the University of Calgary. Her current research examines community-based research projects to monitor species diversity, wildlife health, and environmental change in Yukon and Nunavut; the Inuit ways of dealing with sea ice changes and their use of scientific weather information in the Northwest Passage; as well as how science is constructed, debated and utilized in the permitting process of newly proposed mines in Alaska. Her previous research focus and interests included the social, and political challenges involved in the continued operation of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station past its design life, reflexive research ethics in fetal tissue xenotransplantation research, occupational health issues among immigrant workers, the ethics of uranium mining research, and the teratogenic effects of depleted uranium.

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