Paige Hamilton (‘20) Helps Repair UVM Medical Center’s Equipment Supply

The senior Bimedical Engineering major gives back and discovers her purpose.
Two students repair ventilator

Though the University of Vermont has closed its doors to the student body amid the spread of COVID-19, things have certainly not slowed down for the UVM interns working in close proximity to the medical world. Paige Hamilton (‘20) sheds some light on the work she has been doing to contribute to the UVM Medical Center’s equipment supply.

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Carl B. Silver  holds a prototype of a ventilator in a lab

Vermont Team Invents Emergency Ventilator

Over the last three weeks, a team of scientists, engineers and doctors at the University of Vermont have developed a new design—and built a working model—for a simple, inexpensive ventilator.

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Laurent Hebert-Dufresne

Why School Closures Help

Sadly, it’s “a very busy time” to be a mathematical epidemiologist, says Laurent Hébert-Dufresne —professor of computer science at UVM and, yes, an expert on the mathematical modeling of epidemics. 

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