Student’s Research Addresses Racial Differences in Maternal Mortality

In her Introduction to Public Health course, rising senior Shannon Murphy learned the reasons for higher death rates among nonwhite mothers and babies during childbirth. Among them: Chronic stress from being a person of color America and the lack of socio-economic and structural resources for marginalized populations.

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Passion for Problem-Solving

Searching for solutions, focusing on details, and collaborating with a team to improve a process — for graduate student Lorrie Blais, these are the best parts of her job as a technician in the Vermont Department of Health laboratory. They are also what she loves most about her courses at UVM.

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Rainbow Pride flag flies on Church Street behind leafy tree

Research Beyond the Binary

In the pursuit of new knowledge, University of Vermont faculty aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo or stretch the boundaries of their disciplines. In fact, researching against the conventionally accepted grain of the academy is a tie that binds the following handful of UVM faculty in their pursuit of LGBTQ studies.

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