University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Medicine

General Internal Medicine Research

General Internal Medicine Research University of Vermont College of Medicine
Community Health

Academic Excellence

Our faculty in General Internal Medicine Research (GIMR) develop new approaches to improving health and health care by drawing on the successes of Public Health, Epidemiology, Computer Science, Health Services Research, Engineering, the Social Sciences, and Evidence-Based Medicine.

We test these ideas in the real world of patients and clinicians, and report on what works and why. We share faculty collaborators with our Primary Care Internal Medicine division partner, as well as other health care professions and the sciences.

Research & Education

Our clinical and translational research spans the range from the bench, the bedside, and the community. We evaluate the impact of medications on the incidence of disease, technology on the incidence of prescribing errors, compassion and computers on the quality of care, the built environment on the content of health care services, and organizational strategies on the costs and outcomes of disease. We focus on the unique problems of life in rural areas.

AHEC (Area Health Education Center) is the home of the Vermont Academic Detailing Program for community physicians. Our faculty teach and mentor in the graduate programs and post-residency training in Clinical and Translational Science. We participate in teaching undergraduate and graduate students in surgery, computer science, nursing and health professions. Our faculty provide residency education in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry. For more information on the Vermont Academic Detailing Priogram please visit

Dr. Alan Rubin

Faculty Showcase
Dr. Alan Rubin

Alan Rubin, M.D. was recognized as Graduate Medical Education Teacher of the Year for his contributions as a teacher, mentor and role model for residents and medical students by the University of Vermont (UVM) Medical Group at Fletcher Allen at a reception held in December 2011. Two awards were presented to Fletcher Allen clinicians in recognition of their exceptional teaching efforts. The UVM Medical Group recognition awards carry a $1,500 cash award and a $6,000 block grant related to the awards’ focus.

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