From Mental Health Treatment to Melanoma Risk: Student Research

Featuring Marie Kenney '19, Cori Polonski '19, Michael Chmielewski '21 and Jason UnChan Pyon '19
The University of Vermont celebrates student research in all areas of inquiry through the annual Student Research Conference. Held this year on April 17, student researchers from across the university hosted oral and poster presentations during the day-long event at the Davis Center. The Larner College of Medicine was well-presented by students who have led research and published findings in a range of fields. Learn more about some of their projects...

The Power of Being Present

Written by Rosie Friedman '22
Mr. B wore an oversized shirt that read “Dad knows a lot but Grandpa knows everything.”  When I first sat down across from him, he began telling me about his cancer. He bluntly described his situation without any sugar-coating in an “I’ve got a few weeks left until I kick the bucket” kind of way. In the middle of his story, he paused and asked me what he was supposed to be talking about in our hour together.

Social Medicine Consortium Campaign Against Racism

Written by Isi Beach '22
The Social Medicine Consortium is an international organization committed to educating those in the health professions on the social determinants of health. Currently, the Social Medicine Consortium is embarking on an exciting project known as the Campaign Against Racism, which, as its name suggests, is focused on fighting the different forms of racism that plague the medical profession around the globe.

Learning about Adverse Childhood Experiences in Medical School

Written by Kelsey Veilleux '19
In 1998, Dr. Vincent Felitti, Dr. Robert Anda, and colleagues published “Relationship of Childhood Abuse and Household Dysfunction to many of the Leading Causes of Death in Adults: The Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Study,” which set the stage for further research about this very important topic. It certainly influenced Dr. Nadine Burke Harris’ work in ACEs and in her 2018 book, The Deepest Well.