University of Vermont

Fall Community Medical School Wraps Up with Genomics Talk by Leonard

Debra G.B. Leonard, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UVM Larner College of Medicine. (Photo: LCOM Design & Photography)

Targeted cancer treatments can be more effective in treating cancer cells, often in conjunction with traditional therapies, and the University of Vermont Medical Center is working toward using individual patient's complete genetic information to inform their health and care. On December 6, Deborah Leonard, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of pathology and laboratory medicine at the UVM Larner College of Medicine, discussed this work in a talk, titled "Genomic Medicine in Vermont," at the final fall 2016 session of Community Medical School.

This free public lecture program is held the first Tuesday of the month during the fall (September-December) and spring (March-June) semesters. Lectures take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Carpenter Auditorium in the Given Building at the Larner College of Medicine at UVM and include a Q&A session. The Spring 2017 series will begin on March 7.

Visit the Community Medical School website. Link to recent presentation handouts and videos here.