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medicine V E R M O N T V O L . 5 0 , I S S U E 1 2 013 UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT COLLEGE OF MEDICINE THE VERMONT MODEL 25 FOR YEARS OF HIV CARE AND ADVOCACY Dallas Boushey Remembers PEP Guides Potential Medical Careers A L S O F E A T U R E D

PROFILE IN GIVING V E R M O N T UVM COLLEGE OF MEDICINE MAGAZINE 2 3 From the Dean College News Two rsts at the College a new chair of neurological sciences and a new College ombudsperson, plus research news, student notes, and more. features 12 20 26 George Fearons, III seated at center at his beloved Lake Mans eld Trout Club with his son, George, and grandsons Patrick left and Seamus right. 25 Years of Care and Advocacy Beginning in 1987, a team of Vermonters built a statewide n

PROFILE IN GIVING V E R M O N T UVM COLLEGE OF MEDICINE MAGAZINE 2 3 From the Dean College News Two rsts at the College a new chair of neurological sciences and a new College ombudsperson, plus research news, student notes, and more. features 12 20 26 George Fearons, III seated at center at his beloved Lake Mans eld Trout Club with his son, George, and grandsons Patrick left and Seamus right. 25 Years of Care and Advocacy Beginning in 1987, a team of Vermonters built a statewide n

C O L L E G E VOL. 50, ISSUE NO. 1 PUBLISHED APRIL 2013 N E W S FROM THE DEAN Spring is a busy time on our campus, with the medical school seniors learning their residency matches and preparing for commencement in May, a transition in the clinical clerkship year for second and thirdyear students, and graduate students preparing to defend their doctoral theses. In addition, we welcomed new department chairs Debra Leonard, M.D., in Pathology and Gregory Holmes, M.D., in Neurological Sciences thi

C O L L E G E VOL. 50, ISSUE NO. 1 PUBLISHED APRIL 2013 N E W S FROM THE DEAN Spring is a busy time on our campus, with the medical school seniors learning their residency matches and preparing for commencement in May, a transition in the clinical clerkship year for second and thirdyear students, and graduate students preparing to defend their doctoral theses. In addition, we welcomed new department chairs Debra Leonard, M.D., in Pathology and Gregory Holmes, M.D., in Neurological Sciences thi

C O L L E G E N E W S Notables Low Named UVM Interim Provost UVM President Tom Sullivan has appointed Robert B. Low, Ph.D., professor emeritus of molecular physiology and biophysics, as interim provost and senior vice president of UVM. Lows service began in January, and will continue through the completion of UVMs national search for a permanent provost. Low replaces Jane Knodell, Ph.D., who served in the role from December 2010 through December 2012. Low has been a faculty member in the Colle

C O L L E G E N E W S Notables Low Named UVM Interim Provost UVM President Tom Sullivan has appointed Robert B. Low, Ph.D., professor emeritus of molecular physiology and biophysics, as interim provost and senior vice president of UVM. Lows service began in January, and will continue through the completion of UVMs national search for a permanent provost. Low replaces Jane Knodell, Ph.D., who served in the role from December 2010 through December 2012. Low has been a faculty member in the Colle

C O L L E G E STATSHOT Vermont Earns an A Vermont was tops among four states, including Oregon, New Hampshire, and Maine to receive an A on the March of Dimes latest Premature Birth Report Card, based on 2012 data. N E W S STUDENT NOTES FirstYear Medical Student Appointed to UVM Board of Trustees Firstyear medical student Raj Thakrar has been appointed by the Associated Directors for the Appointment of Student Trustees to the UVM Board of Trustees. He began his twoyear term of service in Mar

C O L L E G E STATSHOT Vermont Earns an A Vermont was tops among four states, including Oregon, New Hampshire, and Maine to receive an A on the March of Dimes latest Premature Birth Report Card, based on 2012 data. N E W S STUDENT NOTES FirstYear Medical Student Appointed to UVM Board of Trustees Firstyear medical student Raj Thakrar has been appointed by the Associated Directors for the Appointment of Student Trustees to the UVM Board of Trustees. He began his twoyear term of service in Mar

C O L L E G E N E W S Research Notebook Research Yields Breath Test for Lung Infections A team that includes College of Medicine faculty recently published research showing the e ectiveness of a breath test to detect di ering strains and species of bacteria in the lungs of laboratory mice. This new technology may lead to faster and less expensive diagnosis for infections like tuberculosis. Results were presented online in the Journal of Breath Research. Team members include Laurie Leclair, M.D

C O L L E G E N E W S Research Notebook Research Yields Breath Test for Lung Infections A team that includes College of Medicine faculty recently published research showing the e ectiveness of a breath test to detect di ering strains and species of bacteria in the lungs of laboratory mice. This new technology may lead to faster and less expensive diagnosis for infections like tuberculosis. Results were presented online in the Journal of Breath Research. Team members include Laurie Leclair, M.D

C O L L E G E N E W S Interpreting Medicine Across Cultures At times, translating medical terms from English into Somali requires more than just nding the right word. Bisharo Kasim, a medical interpreter who speaks several languages, often nds herself detailing the symptoms or consequences of a disease, knitting a connection between what the doctor says and the language a patient understands. Some of the diseases you have a name for we dont have a name for back home, she said. I have to expla

C O L L E G E N E W S Interpreting Medicine Across Cultures At times, translating medical terms from English into Somali requires more than just nding the right word. Bisharo Kasim, a medical interpreter who speaks several languages, often nds herself detailing the symptoms or consequences of a disease, knitting a connection between what the doctor says and the language a patient understands. Some of the diseases you have a name for we dont have a name for back home, she said. I have to expla

25 YEARS OF CARE AND ADVOCACY by Sarah Zobel photographs by Raj Chawla Beginning in 1987, a team of Vermonters built a statewide network a safe place for people with HIV and AIDS to receive the best of care. Today, with improved medications, the response to the disease has changed, but the caregivers are still at work. for the better in the quarter century since infectious disease specialist and Professor of Medicine Christopher Grace, M.D., and his colleagues founded the network of Comprehen

25 YEARS OF CARE AND ADVOCACY by Sarah Zobel photographs by Raj Chawla Beginning in 1987, a team of Vermonters built a statewide network a safe place for people with HIV and AIDS to receive the best of care. Today, with improved medications, the response to the disease has changed, but the caregivers are still at work. for the better in the quarter century since infectious disease specialist and Professor of Medicine Christopher Grace, M.D., and his colleagues founded the network of Comprehen

Now were doing tetanus shots and mammograms and colonoscopies because we fully expect them to live a normal lifetime. ats been the biggest change in HIV practice, says Kemper Alston, M.D., professor of medicine and director of infection prevention at Fletcher Allen, the shift from a traditional hospitalbased, hospicebased illness model to more of a social one. Behind that change is the signi cant advancement in medications that control the level of the Human Immunode ciency Virus. While in the

Now were doing tetanus shots and mammograms and colonoscopies because we fully expect them to live a normal lifetime. ats been the biggest change in HIV practice, says Kemper Alston, M.D., professor of medicine and director of infection prevention at Fletcher Allen, the shift from a traditional hospitalbased, hospicebased illness model to more of a social one. Behind that change is the signi cant advancement in medications that control the level of the Human Immunode ciency Virus. While in the

One CCC patient, Kris at left, in his kitchen waited three years before telling his family of his HIVpositive status. Above, he apportions his medications for the week. Without a lot of fanfare, it was set up and running pretty quickly, he says, noting that the only real concern expressed was by patients, who were worried about con dentiality. at has not proved to be an issue. In Burlington, the clinic was initially housed in the oncology department at University Health Center. We were at the v

One CCC patient, Kris at left, in his kitchen waited three years before telling his family of his HIVpositive status. Above, he apportions his medications for the week. Without a lot of fanfare, it was set up and running pretty quickly, he says, noting that the only real concern expressed was by patients, who were worried about con dentiality. at has not proved to be an issue. In Burlington, the clinic was initially housed in the oncology department at University Health Center. We were at the v

think of them di erently, as being whats keeping him alive, for himself, and his partner, and even his job. Two months later he returned, telling her that he had a new outlook toward the medication. e role of adherence nurse evolved as the hospice nurses job was phased out. Its not a common part of most medical teams because the decision to take medications as prescribed is individual. In the case of HIV, however, its a public health issue. Lapointe, whose patients a ectionately call her the pil

think of them di erently, as being whats keeping him alive, for himself, and his partner, and even his job. Two months later he returned, telling her that he had a new outlook toward the medication. e role of adherence nurse evolved as the hospice nurses job was phased out. Its not a common part of most medical teams because the decision to take medications as prescribed is individual. In the case of HIV, however, its a public health issue. Lapointe, whose patients a ectionately call her the pil

The Premedical Enhancement Program from the Colleges O of Primary Care and the UVM Honors College gives promising undergraduates an early immersion in the healing arts. ce by Erin Post photographs by Raj Chawla n his sophomore year at the University of Vermont, Tyler Van Backer walked into Fletcher Allen Health Care for his rst day shadowing a trauma surgeon. Just after he arrived, the physician amidst the bustling of the surgical intensive care unit pointed to a room and suggested he migh

The Premedical Enhancement Program from the Colleges O of Primary Care and the UVM Honors College gives promising undergraduates an early immersion in the healing arts. ce by Erin Post photographs by Raj Chawla n his sophomore year at the University of Vermont, Tyler Van Backer walked into Fletcher Allen Health Care for his rst day shadowing a trauma surgeon. Just after he arrived, the physician amidst the bustling of the surgical intensive care unit pointed to a room and suggested he migh

who have graduated in the past three years have entered medical school at UVM. Others have attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania and University of Massachusetts, or have gone on to veterinary, dentistry and chiropractic schools, and physician assistant and graduate dietetics programs. e relationship between each PEP student and their medical student mentor lasts for the three years PEP students are in the program, and often much longer. Its a program that requires careful pla

who have graduated in the past three years have entered medical school at UVM. Others have attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania and University of Massachusetts, or have gone on to veterinary, dentistry and chiropractic schools, and physician assistant and graduate dietetics programs. e relationship between each PEP student and their medical student mentor lasts for the three years PEP students are in the program, and often much longer. Its a program that requires careful pla

Students vary in the kind of network they have to begin with ... PEP is a great opportunity to develop professional mentors. Faith Rushford, UVM PreHealth Advisor PEP makes you really con dent in what youre getting into, he said. Its only made me want to do this more. Tyler Van Backer developed a similar passion that has stayed with him into medical school. After enjoying his time with the trauma surgeon while an undergraduate, he joined the Surgery Interest Group as a medical student. is led

Students vary in the kind of network they have to begin with ... PEP is a great opportunity to develop professional mentors. Faith Rushford, UVM PreHealth Advisor PEP makes you really con dent in what youre getting into, he said. Its only made me want to do this more. Tyler Van Backer developed a similar passion that has stayed with him into medical school. After enjoying his time with the trauma surgeon while an undergraduate, he joined the Surgery Interest Group as a medical student. is led

A ANATOMY OF AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE 26 ssistant Professor Emeritus Dallas Bousheys house on Shelburne Road in Burlington stands square and stately, a reminder of a time decades ago when this was a mostly residential district, practically the outskirts of the town. Now, stores and restaurants are mixed in with the homes, and tra c whizzes by at all hours. Behind Bousheys house sits a black fourdoor Lincoln that has obviously not been driven in a while. Dallas Boushey is almost always home these

A ANATOMY OF AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE 26 ssistant Professor Emeritus Dallas Bousheys house on Shelburne Road in Burlington stands square and stately, a reminder of a time decades ago when this was a mostly residential district, practically the outskirts of the town. Now, stores and restaurants are mixed in with the homes, and tra c whizzes by at all hours. Behind Bousheys house sits a black fourdoor Lincoln that has obviously not been driven in a while. Dallas Boushey is almost always home these

Dr. Stultz saw that I was able to adapt and learn. He said, why dont you come out in the lab and see how you get along with the students And I was nervous, but said OK. Dallas Boushey department. ey were looking for somebody, and the head of the department at that time was Dr. Newhall Chester A. Newhall, M.D. VM I guess it agreed with you DB I stayed. I didnt know how it would work out I used to get queasy in the barber chair I dont know what happened, but I just took to it. And that lasted

Dr. Stultz saw that I was able to adapt and learn. He said, why dont you come out in the lab and see how you get along with the students And I was nervous, but said OK. Dallas Boushey department. ey were looking for somebody, and the head of the department at that time was Dr. Newhall Chester A. Newhall, M.D. VM I guess it agreed with you DB I stayed. I didnt know how it would work out I used to get queasy in the barber chair I dont know what happened, but I just took to it. And that lasted

remember Rick several times coming in to help me I really appreciated that. So he still comes and looks me up when hes here. VM You retired in VM You must have always had an incredible memory. My memory was pretty good at that time. Ive got my Grays Anatomy here this is what I learned most from. is is a special copy the publishers gave me, and they put my name on the bottom. Its had a bit of use. ey sent that to me gratis. 1987, but you still saw your old colleagues often DB VM Theres a s

remember Rick several times coming in to help me I really appreciated that. So he still comes and looks me up when hes here. VM You retired in VM You must have always had an incredible memory. My memory was pretty good at that time. Ive got my Grays Anatomy here this is what I learned most from. is is a special copy the publishers gave me, and they put my name on the bottom. Its had a bit of use. ey sent that to me gratis. 1987, but you still saw your old colleagues often DB VM Theres a s

The University of Vermont Foundation HALL A M.D. CL A SS NOTES PRESIDENT S CORNER In midMarch, I had the pleasure of attending my rst Match Day as President of the Medical Alumni Association Executive Committee. Of course, Ive been to Match Day before once as a nervous fourthyear student, and several times after that as a faculty member hoping to see my students realize their dreams. Match Day is even more celebratory these days at the College of Medicine. Instead of taking place in one quic

The University of Vermont Foundation HALL A M.D. CL A SS NOTES PRESIDENT S CORNER In midMarch, I had the pleasure of attending my rst Match Day as President of the Medical Alumni Association Executive Committee. Of course, Ive been to Match Day before once as a nervous fourthyear student, and several times after that as a faculty member hoping to see my students realize their dreams. Match Day is even more celebratory these days at the College of Medicine. Instead of taking place in one quic

HALL A M.D. CL A SS NOTES preservation, gardening, shing, and travel. I have always been grateful for the quality of the education I received at UVM, both at the undergraduate and graduate level. This education has served me well. Thank you, UVM I met my future wife, Cynthia Fox, Class of 1973, as an undergraduate nursing student at UVM. We are still together 40 years later. Our three sons and two grandchildren all live out west and want us to move out there but New England still holds us fast.

HALL A M.D. CL A SS NOTES preservation, gardening, shing, and travel. I have always been grateful for the quality of the education I received at UVM, both at the undergraduate and graduate level. This education has served me well. Thank you, UVM I met my future wife, Cynthia Fox, Class of 1973, as an undergraduate nursing student at UVM. We are still together 40 years later. Our three sons and two grandchildren all live out west and want us to move out there but New England still holds us fast.

2013 MEDICAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION AWARDS e 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. e 2013 awardees will receive their honors at the Celebration of Achievements during Reunion 2013 on May 31. A. B R A D L E Y S O U L E A W A R D HALL A M.D. CL A SS NOTES John J. Jack Murray, MD 63 Pediatrician retired,

2013 MEDICAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION AWARDS e 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. e 2013 awardees will receive their honors at the Celebration of Achievements during Reunion 2013 on May 31. A. B R A D L E Y S O U L E A W A R D HALL A M.D. CL A SS NOTES John J. Jack Murray, MD 63 Pediatrician retired,

2013 EDUCATION CONTINUING MEDICAL C O N F E R E N C E Womens Health Conference HALL A M.D. CL A SS NOTES HALL A M.D. CL A SS NOTES FL ASHBACK S C H E D U L E Breast Cancer Conference May 810, 2013 DoubleTree Hotel Burlington, Vt. Child Psychiatry in Primary Care October 4, 2013 Sheraton Hotel Burlington, Vt. Critical Care Conference May 31, 2013 Hampton Inn Colchester, Vt. Family Medicine Review Course October 1719, 2013 The Essex Essex Junction, Vt. Northern New England Neurological

2013 EDUCATION CONTINUING MEDICAL C O N F E R E N C E Womens Health Conference HALL A M.D. CL A SS NOTES HALL A M.D. CL A SS NOTES FL ASHBACK S C H E D U L E Breast Cancer Conference May 810, 2013 DoubleTree Hotel Burlington, Vt. Child Psychiatry in Primary Care October 4, 2013 Sheraton Hotel Burlington, Vt. Critical Care Conference May 31, 2013 Hampton Inn Colchester, Vt. Family Medicine Review Course October 1719, 2013 The Essex Essex Junction, Vt. Northern New England Neurological

Class Agent Directory HALL A M.D. CL A SS NOTES HALL A M.D. CL A SS NOTES 68 David Jay Keller, 4 Deer Run, Mendon, VT 05701, 802 7732620, dknk60wcvt.com Timothy John Terrien, 14 Deer eld Road, South Burlington, VT 05403, 802 8628395 Todd Gladstone, tmg45aol.com Torrington, CT 06790, 860 5978996, susanwpitmanlowenthalp zer.com 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 th

Class Agent Directory HALL A M.D. CL A SS NOTES HALL A M.D. CL A SS NOTES 68 David Jay Keller, 4 Deer Run, Mendon, VT 05701, 802 7732620, dknk60wcvt.com Timothy John Terrien, 14 Deer eld Road, South Burlington, VT 05403, 802 8628395 Todd Gladstone, tmg45aol.com Torrington, CT 06790, 860 5978996, susanwpitmanlowenthalp zer.com 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 th

Obituaries Marshall G. London, M.D. Dr. London died at home in Burlington, Vt., on Dec. 12, 2012. He was 83. He was born and raised in Burlingtons Old North End, and graduated with his bachelors degree in 1951 from UVM, where he was president of the Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity. After medical school Dr. London began his career with an internship at the Mary Fletcher Hospital, followed by a residency at Mount Zion Hospital in San Francisco, Calif. Subsequently, he served as a ight surgeon in the U.

Obituaries Marshall G. London, M.D. Dr. London died at home in Burlington, Vt., on Dec. 12, 2012. He was 83. He was born and raised in Burlingtons Old North End, and graduated with his bachelors degree in 1951 from UVM, where he was president of the Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity. After medical school Dr. London began his career with an internship at the Mary Fletcher Hospital, followed by a residency at Mount Zion Hospital in San Francisco, Calif. Subsequently, he served as a ight surgeon in the U.

January 28, 2013 440 p.m. Class of 2015 member Colleen Kerrigan, left, presents an award for outstanding performance as a standardized patient to Bob Bolyard, standardized patient trainer at the Clinical Simulation Laboratory. Foundations Awards honored outstanding teaching and support by individuals and departments during the rst level of the Vermont Integrated Curriculum. photograph by Raj Chawla, UVM Med Photo View all the latest Foundation Awards online. Go to uvm.edumedicinevtmedicine

January 28, 2013 440 p.m. Class of 2015 member Colleen Kerrigan, left, presents an award for outstanding performance as a standardized patient to Bob Bolyard, standardized patient trainer at the Clinical Simulation Laboratory. Foundations Awards honored outstanding teaching and support by individuals and departments during the rst level of the Vermont Integrated Curriculum. photograph by Raj Chawla, UVM Med Photo View all the latest Foundation Awards online. Go to uvm.edumedicinevtmedicine

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. May 31June 2 2013 ATTENTION CL A SSE S OF 1943, The UVM Medical Alumni Association invites you and your family to plan now to join your classmates for Reunion 2013 May 31June 2, 2013. Come back to Burlington and the UVM campus, your home during medical scho

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