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medicine V E R M O N T S U M M E R 2 0 1 4 UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT COLLEGE OF MEDICINE THE IDEA FACTORY College of Medicine faculty members are making discoveries that, through technology commercialization, lead to improved treatments, techniques, and jobs. A L S O F E A T U R E D Clerkships at Danbury Hospital The Man Behind the Larner Scholars

A Match Made in Vermont Scholarship Support Makes It Possible From the Vermont Integrated Curriculum to Dr. Moo, our rstyear medical students this fall will nd UVM to be the perfect match for their dreams of becoming physicians. Your help makes those dreams come true. By giving a nancial leg up to todays talented, motivated, and diverse students, generous donors like you carry on the legacy of giving that characterizes UVM and help ensure that todays students get the same high quality education

V E R M O N T UVM COLLEGE OF MEDICINE MAGAZINE 2 3 From the Dean College News A new name for Fletcher Allen leadership changes at the University, College, and department levels a scholarship milestone a perfect match, and more. features 14 22 26 Branching Out Being a Vermont medical student means engaging with a diverse population clinical experiences that happen not just in the Green Mountain State, but at a liates across the Eastern U.S., including Danbury Hospital and the Wester

SUMMER 2014 PUBLISHED JULY 2014 FROM THE DEAN Seeing alumni of the College of Medicine return to campus for medical reunion is always enjoyable, but I must say that this summers reunion seemed to me to hit a high point for enthusiasm for the seven reunions Ive been fortunate to attend. Something about the mix of people from across six decades made for a wonderful weekend of memories and learning about the state of the College today. at feeling was underscored for me by a message sent by 50th an

C O L L E G E N E W S Fletcher Allen Health Care to Change Name this Fall Fletcher Allen Partners and e University of Vermont announced June 19 that Fletcher Allen Partners is changing its name to The University of Vermont Health Network, with the names of the a liated hospital organizations also changing. Fletcher Allen Health Care will be renamed The University of Vermont Medical Center. Plattsburgh, N.Y.s CVPH Medical Center will adopt the name Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital and will

C O L L E G E N E W S College of Medicine Faculty Tapped for Leadership Roles In midMay, Cynthia Forehand, Ph.D., professor of neurological sciences at the College of Medicine, was appointed dean of the Universitys Graduate College. A member of the faculty since 1987, Forehand served for the past year as the Graduate Colleges interim dean, and served as its associate dean from 2010 until 2013. UVM President Tom Sullivan and Provost David Rosowsky noted that Forehand has taken signi cant steps

Notables Levine Appointed Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education This March, Mark A. Levine, M.D., professor of medicine, was appointed associate dean for graduate medical education at the College and designated institutional o cial at Fletcher Allen Health Care. Levine has served as director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program since 1992 and is also associate chair for education in the Department of Medicine. He succeeds David Adams, M.D., professor and interim chair of anesthesio

Looking Back C O L L E G E N E W S A GIVEN COMMITMENT Fifty years ago this summer, the alumni of the College of Medicine, along with many community members from the Burlington area, were engaged in what was the largest fundraising e ort in the state up to that time the push to complete the Given Medical Complex. The booklet featured below was created to support that drive. An earlier campaign by alumni had provided enough funding to complete the two earliest pieces of the complex the Medica

Research Notebook Garavan Study IDs Predictors for Teen BingeDrinking In a study that appeared in the journal Nature in July, senior author Hugh Garavan, Ph.D., UVM associate professor of psychiatry and his fellow Neuroscientists reported on ndings that indicated predicting teenage bingedrinking is possible. Their conclusion is the result of the largest longitudinal adolescent brain imaging study to date. First author on the study is Robert Whelan, Ph.D., a former UVM postdoctoral fellow in psyc

PERFECTLY MATCHED After months of interviews with di erent residency programs and more than a few overnight and crosscountry trips, the energy and anxiety expended during the residency application process came to an end for the106 members of the Class of 2014 on March 21 Match Day. Beginning at noon, each student opened the white envelope containing the name of the residency program with which he or she was paired through a sophisticated computer algorithm at the National Resident Matching Prog

RE SIDENC Y MATCHE S FOR THE COLLEGE OF MEDICINE CL A SS OF 2014 ANE STHE SIOLOGY Bryan Chow Joseph Foley Paige Georgiadis Xingfu Liang Hayk Minasyan Lauren Powlovich Anurag Shukla William Tharp Univ. of Southern California Beth Israel Deaconess Med. Center Brigham Womens Hospital SUNY Upstate Medical University UCLA Medical Center University of Virginia Univ. of Michigan Hospitals Ann Arbor UVMFletcher Allen 2014 INTERNAL MEDICINE Alison Alpert Irina ArkhipovaJenkins Amanda Boutrus Bethany C

C O L L E G E N E W S Student Notes New MPH Program Announced A new Master of Public Health program, a collaborative graduate program between the College of Medicine, the Graduate College at UVM, and Continuing and Distance Education, was announced this spring. e new 42credit online masters degree program, the rst graduate public health program in Vermont, was approved by the UVM Board of Trustees in February. UVMs leadership in interdisciplinary and health care education, along with our clos

C O L L E G E N E W S Bodden Receives USPHS Award Just a few days before his graduation, Larry Bodden, M.D. from the Class of 2014 received this years Excellence in Public Health Award from the United States Public Health Service for his advocacy for the UVM TobaccoFree Campus initiative. The award was given to 50 medical students nationwide. Bodden begins a neurosurgery residency this summer at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He received the award at the UVM Tobacco Free Campus

GRADUATION NOTES 2014 Though he is now a physician, beginning a demanding surgery residency this summer, ADAM ACKERMAN, M.D.14, had neither surgery nor science as a part of his professional repertoire less than a decade ago. A jazz and classical composer trained at Bostons Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory, Ackerman composed a special processional March which replaced the traditional Pomp and Circumstance, at the start of the College of Medicine Class of 2014s Commencement Ce

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CLERKSHIP STUDENTS FIND A ROBUST AND DIVERSE LEARNING EXPERIENCE AT CLINICAL AFFILIATE DANBURY HOSPITAL n any given day at clinical a liate Danbury Hospital, clerkship students from the UVM College of Medicine generally agree It can sometimes feel like the United Nations. When David Harari 15 ticks o the number of di erent nationalities represented by his internal medicine team, he needs two hands to do it. India, Jamaica, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Argentina, Sweden Its de nitely an eclectic group ar

Above, Medical students Kevin Pelletier 15 at left and Laurel Wickberg 15 at right on rounds with resident Jared Wasser, M.D. At right, students Emily Rosen 15, Sarah Gardner 15, and David Harari 15 teleconference with a faculty member back on the Burlington, Vt., campus. Bottom right, Dr. Wasser, Pelletier, and Wickberg confer in a patient room. Medicine, NeurologyOutpatient Internal Medicine, Obstetrics Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Surgery. In between clerkships are Bridge Weeks,

IS AN EXTRAORDINARY GREATER DANBURY...AND LEARN MEDICINE. PLACE TO LIVE, WORK, John M. Murphy, M.D., President and CEO of Western Connecticut Health Network Greater Danbury is a melting pot of many cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds, says John M. Murphy, M.D., president and CEO of the WCHN. As a result, it is an extraordinary place to live, work and learn medicine. Our relationship with the University of Vermont promotes a proli c learning environment for students and clinical sta that w

Laurel Wickberg 15 in the corridor at the Seifert Ford Family Community Health Center in Danbury. A DAY I N T H E L I F E e Seifert and Ford Family Community Health Clinic at 70 Main Street sits across the street from the Fair eld County Courthouse and next to the Old Fair eld County Jail an 1870s era building now used for senior housing and a small museum in the heart of Danburys downtown. Once a thriving industrial area spurred by the railroad and over 30 hat factories, earning Danbury the n

Its giving me insight into what I want from a program, she says. What does it look like when residents are happy Some insights may be less lofty, but equally useful. Soon after starting his internal medicine clerkship in Danbury, David Harari 15 came to appreciate the importance of comfortable shoes. He often starts his day around 7 a.m., with his rst task to check in on the two to three patients he is assigned. After Morning Report, he meets up with his team to start patient rounds, which may t

member have already studied in Uganda, two students in Zimbabwe and one fourthyear student went to Vietnam this past fall. Sadigh has stressed that the objective is to create longlasting partnerships that not only help to shape students medical education, but also bene t practitioners and students at the various global health sites. Eventually, one goal is to have students and physicians from the sites also train and study in Vermont, something that is already happening in Danbury. e host family

In addition to an extensive orientation at the start of clerkship, and ongoing support from several key sta members, the living and learning environments are integrated in several ways. e students apartment complex is just minutes away from Danbury Hospital, and even closer to one of the clinic sites where students work. In the warmer months, the complex o ers an outdoor swimming pool and a barbecue popular for evening and weekend gettogethers. Wickberg and one of her roommates, Avanti Golikeri

Greatest W The Good Far from the Old North End Robert Larner, M.D.42, and his wife, Helen, in their home in suburban Los Angeles with UVM President Tom Sullivan and Dean Rick Morin. Dr. Larner practiced internal medicine in the San Fernando Valley for more than 40 years. hen ROBERT LARNER, M.D.42, was born in Burlingtons Old North End in 1918, the road ahead was anything but a sure thing for this seventh child of a roofer. Ten decades, and thousands of patients later, Dr. Larner stands as on

VERMONT MEDICINE You grew up in what was the Jewish neighborhood of Burlington. Where did your family come from originally ROBERT LARNER From Russia. My father came from BrestLitovsk on the border with Poland. He was very active in the Jewish community especially in the old Ohavi Zedek synagogue. e family name was Likovsky like many people in my family I changed it to Larner in my 20s. We lived on the poor side of town North Winooski and Union Street, near Archibald Street. My father bought

Above Workers install new signage in the Given Courtyard last year as the educational facilities at the College of Medcine were renamed in honor of Robert Larner, M.D.42. At left Dr. Larner in his home o ce with a photo montage of the rst 100 Larner Scholars that hangs over his desk. made me the spokesman. e faculty had a meeting once a month, and we asked for permission to appear. I went there with hat in hand and said would you please be good enough to consider giving us a stipend of 15 a mon

for 40 years. Now lets fastforward a few decades what, in the mid1980s, brought about the founding of the Larner Fund VM And you had a successful practice RL We had been doing some investing and were successful. I was thinking during one swim in my backyard pool the whole thing came out in one swim, this whole scenario that Id been very fortunate to come from nothing, just a smalltown kid, and it was time to start thinking about giving back. I wanted to do the greatest good, and I wanted it

I IDEAS WITH A FUTURE Projects by College of Medicine faculty members show how new discoveries at UVM can bring about improved treatments, techniques, and jobs. by Jennifer Nachbur 26 n the center of the laptop screen lies the main attraction an image of the human heart that rotates as colored waves of blue, green, yellow and red ow over it. Added to the neon display pinpricks of light illuminate di erent regions. Across a segment of the right side of the screen run the familiar peaks and val

Above, left Professor of Medicine Mercedes Rincon, Ph.D., holds a patent relating to a protein that can help predict a cancer cells responsiveness to chemotherapy. Above, right Professor of Psychiatry Thomas Simpatico, M.D., at left, with Chittenden County States Attorney T.J. Donovan. Simpaticos webbased tools are being tested in a program to reduce recidivism. Electrophysiology, others are still in the testing stages, or are transforming into new and expanded inventions. Over the past several

services, Simpatico says. at can apply to the homeless population, persons with mental illness andor substance abuse, veterans, etc. Providing a connection with health care and human service delivery is really the essence of what it does. According to Donovan, the time is ripe for criminal justice system reform, and a webbased technological tool like MHISSION is just the ticket to facilitate that change. We have traditionally looked to address substance abuse and mental illness issues through t

Health Care, Peter Spector wears all the hats available at an academic medical center patient care provider, teacher and researcher. To this he has added another title founder and director at his spino company, Visible Electrophysiology, LLC. What makes this all workable is the fact that these are all faces of the same thing trying to deeply understand how the heart works, Spector admits. Weve incorporated the things that weve learned in the clinical space and in the research arena into Visible

Replicating the expert decisionmaking process e eld of psychiatry contends with a highly regulated environment that can shift attention from patient care to paperwork. One requirement in particular e Joint Commissionmandated suicide risk assessment for hospitalbased patients provided an excellent opportunity for a research project to determine a solution to a system severely lacking in uniformity. Fourthyear psychiatry resident Sanchit Maruti, M.D.10, and his mentor Isabelle Desjardins, M.D.,

hall In 1905, when the College of Medicine completed its third home at the corner of Prospect and Pearl Streets in Burlington, the main lecture room was named Hall A. For the next 63 years, students such as the members of a class in the 1950s shown below learned the science of medicine while perched on those rows of steeplyraked wooden seats. When the College moved to the top of the hill in 1968, the designation of Hall A moved too to a slightly more comfortable assemblage of orangeupholstered

The University of Vermont Foundation PRESIDENT S CORNER It is with a real sense of honor that I begin my term as president of the UVM Medical Alumni Association. First and foremost, I would like to thank my predecessor, Mark Pasanen, M.D.92, for his leadership over the past two years. Mark has been at the forefront of the e ort to bring the MAA even closer to its members by sponsoring more events outside of Vermont, and has also been a tireless advocate for aiding current students two focuses

HALL A M.D. CL A SS NOTES If you have news to share, please contact your class agent or the Development Alumni Relations o ce at or 802 6564014. If your email address has changed, please send it to For complete list of class agents, please see page 42. UPCOMING EVENTS 19 4 0 s R EU NION 2015 1 9 4 5 Rev J. Perry Hooker is celebrating 45th year of Consecration as Anglican Bishop and conducting one or two services a month on call in my

HALL A M.D. CL A SS NOTES Rudolph Keimowitz writes Still practicing full time at the University of Minnesota Medical Center as palliative care consultant. 61 John Mesch writes My 81st year has added a bit more to lifes providings of adventure, fun and interest. The list included a reconnecting with Don Morton and Pat Moriarty and one with Don and Liz Bicknell at Basin Harbor, plus a tour of the Vermont sailboat Ceres constructed near Basin Harbor, which had docked at Troy, N.Y. on its maiden

Development News Trunk Supports Technological Innovation A champion of technological innovation in its many forms, Erving Trunk of Plano, Texas, continues his support of leadingedge Xray crystallography research at the UVM College of Medicine with a recent gift of 200,000. This builds on a previous gift of 400,000 to bene t research by Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Sylvie Doublie, Ph.D., whose Sylvie Doublie, Ph.D. at the William Trunk Memorial lab in the Given Building is nam

2014 A. Bradley Soule Award Presented to an alumnusa whose loyalty and dedication to the College of Medicine most emulate those qualities as found in its rst recipient, A. Bradley Soule, M.D.28. A . MEDICAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION AWARDS The Medical Alumni Association of the College of Medicine has, for four decades, honored the accomplishments of its members for their work caring for patients, creating new advances in the laboratory, and contributing to their communities. These 2014 awardees recei

HALL A D I S T I N G U I S H E D A C A D E M I C A C H I E V E M E N T A W A R D S Judith F. Baumhauer, M.D.89, M.P.H. Associate Chair of Academic A airs and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery with Tenure, Department of Orthopedics, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, N.Y. Neil H. Hyman, M.D.84 Professor of Surgery, University of Vermont Chief, Division of General Surgery, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, Vt. Celebrating her 25th reunion, Dr. Judith Ford Baumhauer was n

2014 M E DI C A L A LU M NI A S S O CI AT ION AWA R D S C ON T IN U E D S E R V I C E T O M E D I C I N E C O M M U N I T Y A W A R D Martin J. Koplewitz, M.D.52 Associate Professor of Surgery Emeritus, UVM College of Medicine, Burlington, Vt. Michael Upton, M.D.94 Psychiatrist and Clinical Assistant Professor, UVM College of Medicine, Burlington, Vt. Dr. Koplewitz graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine cum laude in 1952 and was a charter member of the AOA Alpha Omega

HALL A M.D. CL A SS NOTES The hypertension guideline we wrote for Haiti is being published this month and coendorsed by American and International Societies of Hypertension as new guideline for management of hypertension in the community, along with a companion article wrote on Hypertension in Haiti, and the challenge of Best Possible Practice. Our Haiti program and manual will become the World Hypertension League standard translated into French, Spanish, and soon Chinese. Presenting as the sta

HALL A M.D. CL A SS NOTES Janna Doherty is still in private practice in Santa Cruz, Calif., but looking forward to transitioning to a laborist position soon Hopefully Ill be able to spend more time with my twins, Kate Gavin, age four and a half, and lovely wife Naomi. 2014 FA LL Imaging Seminar CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION S C H E D U L E Neurology for the NonNeurologist 96 C O N F E R E N C E position was as a Hospitalist at Saint Vincent Healthcare in Billings. She and her husband, Dani

HALL A FL ASHBACK A Courtyard Circle Not only have the people in this photo undoubtedly gone through some changes over the thirtysomething years since it was taken, the very setting of this group has undergone radical reshaping. At the center of this circle of students sits the late David Tormey, M.D., who for more than 20 years served as associate dean for admissions and student a airs at the College of Medicine. He and the students he is leading in a group discussion are sitting in the Geor

Class Agent Directory HALL A M.D. CL A SS NOTES Class agents are dedicated alumni who volunteer their time to serve as the voice of their classmates at the College of Medicine, and who work to encourage support of the College each year. Agents help deliver information to their far ung friends about the ongoing work of the College, and at the same time help their medical alma mater keep abreast of the news and views of their class. If you would like to learn more about serving as a class agent,

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REUNION 2014 64 50 Reunion SCHOOL DAYS ONCE AGAIN A few days after his 50th anniversary reunion in June, John Gould, M.D64, sent a letter to all his classmates recapping their experiences on campus. With Dr. Goulds permission, we present excerpts from his letter, which sums up the wonderful feeling of the weekend The school and its facilities are beautiful the faculty impressive young, bright, energetic, and enthusiastic. I couldnt help thinking, Boy, would I like to go to medical school here,

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Obituaries Roger W. Mann, M.D. Dr. Mann died at his home in Waterville, Vt., on June 30, 2014. He was 102 years old and was, at the time of his death, the Colleges oldest living graduate. He was born and spent his early years were spent in Waterville, and he graduated from Cambridge High School in 1929. He received his undergraduate degree from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Mass., before attending the College of Medicine. After earning his M.D., he taught pathology at the College and serve

HALL A Dr. Rosenthal practiced pediatric medicine in Wake eld, Mass., for 40 years. James A. Frizzell, M.D. Dr. Frizzell, of Sanibel, Fla., died December 15, 2013. He was 70. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1964, and received his medical degree in 1968. His medical internship was at Denver General Hospital, followed by internal residence at Dartmouth Medical School. He began his career as a gastroenterologist in Frederick, Md., in 1974. In 1988, he built and opened the Frede

June 7, 2014 150 p.m. UVM medical student Samy Ramadan17 shares a laugh with alumni from across 60 years at Nostalgia Hour during Reunion 2014. Listening to their accounts was de nitely my favorite part of the weekend, he says. and I felt honored to be the newest addition to the College of Medicine family. photograph by Raj Chawla

NonPro t Org. U.S. POSTAGE PAID Burlington VT Permit No. 143 VERMONT MEDICINE 89 Beaumont Ave. Burlington VT 05405 Reconnect with faculty. Revisit Recall the good times. Renew old friendships. the place where your medical career began. J U N E 12 14 2015 FOR REAL Sure, social media has made keeping up with old friends easier. Still, nothing beats getting back together in person with the classmates with whom you shared some of the most formative experiences of your lives. Medical Reunion i

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