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medicine V E R M O N T 2013 Y E A R I N R E V I E W UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT COLLEGE OF MEDICINE HEART SOUL The gift of healing flows both ways for Professor of Surgery Frank Ittleman, M.D. A L S O F E A T U R E D Graduate Education for the 21st Century Philanthropy Gift Report for 2013

A Match Made in Vermont Scholarship Support Makes It Possible From the Vermont Integrated Curriculum to Dr. Moo, our firstyear medical students are settling in and finding UVM to be the perfect match for their dreams of becoming physicians. Your help makes those dreams come true. By giving a financial 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 highquali

V E R M O N T 2 0 1 3 Y E A R I N R E V I E W UVM COLLEGE OF MEDICINE MAGAZINE 2 3 From the Dean College News A center on behavior and health is formed research into trauma and clotting thoughts of a student trustee white coats for firstyears, and more. features 12 18 46 Making Scientists for the 21st Century As the nature of scientific inquiry has become more interdisciplinary, and the range of job expectations for new scientists has radically changed, UVM has reshaped the path

2013 YEAR IN REVIEW PUBLISHED DECEMBER 2013 FROM THE DEAN Looking back on the year 2013, we have much to be thankful for at the College of Medicine. This has been a year of solid achievement. In our core educational mission, we continue to welcome an outstanding group of new students. Though we are a small medical school, we remain ranked among the top ten in the nation for selectivity. Prospective students do their research on us, and clearly they liked what they saw in our innovative curricul

C O L L E G E N E W S 34.7 Million Funds Behavior and Health Research Center September was an extremely good month for the research efforts of the College of Medicine, and in particular for Professor and Vice Chair of Psychiatry Stephen T. Higgins, Ph.D., and his colleagues. In just a single week, the Colleges expertise attracted an unprecedented 34.7 million in federal funding to support behavior and health research at the University. The new Vermont Center on Behavior and Health, supported b

C O L L E G E N E W S Probing the Mysteries of TraumaInduced Hemorrhaging When a person sustains a traumatic injury, whether in a car accident or on the battlefield, he or she typically suffers serious physical damage. Medical teams treat the injuries and, if all goes well, the patient gradually heals. But some trauma patients, even with all the proper treatment, can suddenly suffer from uncontrolled bleeding and die. It is believed that the shock from TACTIC study leader Professor Emeritus of

C O L L E G E N E W S S T U D E N T L I F E Fourthyear Teaching Assistant Jerry Lee, center, answers questions during a small group meeting of students in the Cardiovascular, Respiratory, and Renal Systems course. FourthYear Teaching Assistants Add Perspective, Gain Experience Fourthyear medical student Alyson Guillet draws looping lines on the whiteboard, pointing out how the kidney functions when a patient is hypovolemic, or volume depleted. A small group of secondyear students gathered a

C O L L E G E N E W S Sullivan Lauds Historic Surgery Faculty Gift to Fund Professorships A 4.5 million gift from the surgical faculty at the College of Medicine and Fletcher Allen Health Care is funding 14 Green Gold Professorships in the Department of Surgery and adds 1 million to the recently established Frank P. Ittleman Professorship in Cardiothoracic Surgery established by a grateful patient earlier this year. announcement of the gift in October. Attracting the most talented faculty to

3 QUESTIONS for Raj Thakrar Class of 2016 medical student and member of the University of Vermont Board of Trustees Secondyear medical student Raj Thakrar came to the College of Medicine after earning a bachelors degree in neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University, and a masters degree in physiology and biophysics from Georgetown University. A native of Westford, Mass., Thakrar worked for a year in the lab of Robert Langer, Sc.D., at MITs Koch Institute before deciding that he wanted a career t

Notables Alumnus Hits Century Mark One of UVM and the College of Medicines oldest alumni reached a major milestone this year, as Burnett Rawson, M.D., a graduate of the Colleges Class of 1939 UVM36 celebrated his 100th birthday on July 11. On the day Dr. Rawson was born in 1913, Woodrow Wilson had been President of the United States for just four months, the 48th state, Arizona, had entered the union only the year before, less than 10 percent of the nations roads were paved, and there were abou

THE WHITE COAT, THE RIGHT QUESTIONS On October 18, the members of the College of Medicines Class of 2017 hit the first big milestone of their careers the White Coat Ceremony that welcomed them into the medical profession. Assistant Professor of Family Medicine Ursula McVeigh, M.D., the 2013 recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award from the graduating medical school class, gave the keynote address to the audience of students and their friends and family. Dr. McVeighs remarks are e

facts ACADEMIC YEAR Student Body Academic Year 201213 Total Medical Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 467 InState . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Men . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Endowments Market Value as of June 2013 2013 Department Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69,862,436 Scholarship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24,188,524 Total Endowment Value . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94,050,960 Private Gift Revenues Private philanthropy to the College of Medicine from alumni, friends, and organizations totaled 13.6 million for Fiscal Yea

The backbone of discovery science is still the lone investigator at 2 a.m. wondering what something means. Richard Galbraith, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine and dean of patientoriented research Above, Associate Professor of Medicine Jeffrey Spees, Ph.D., left, advises Krithika Rao in Dr. Spees lab at the Colchester Research Facility. 12 V E R MO N T M E DI C IN E

Making Scientists st for the 21 Century As the nature of scientific inquiry has become more interdisciplinary, and the range of job expectations for new scientists has radically changed, UVM has reshaped the pathways that lead promising students into careers in biomedical research. by Erin Post photographs by Alec Jacobson I ts a question on the minds of research scientists the world over When is that aha moment going to happen When will the pieces fall into place, leading to a new discovery

have different areas of expertise, opening opportunities for innovation at the margins of what is known. The reductionist approach isolating one particular technique or biological process in the lab to understand how it works has yielded great insights over the years, including vaccines and therapies responsible for saving many lives. But it has its limitations. What happens in a test tube doesnt necessarily hold when it is part of a larger system, notes Associate Professor of Molecular Physio

Ph.D., who served as the director of the new CMB program through the merger process. The opportunity to provide more resources for our students was a major factor in the decision to merge. As of July 1, 2013, Tierney handed leadership of the program to Nicholas Heintz, Ph.D., who will help guide the program as it grows and matures. The first 20 students in the new Cellular, Molecular, and Biomedical Sciences Program matriculated in the fall of 2012 they take a common core curriculum, but have th

by the NGP and UVMs physical therapy program allows students to pursue both degrees, opening up exciting opportunities. Students are required to be a teaching assistant in at least two courses setting an expectation for strong communication skills. Many NGP students work with undergraduates who come to campus for the Summer Neuroscience Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program SNURF, which is funded by the National Science Foundation and the College of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusio

says Benjamin Littenberg, M.D., Henry and Carleen Tufo Professor of Medicine and Professor of Nursing. In the mid2000s, Littenberg found himself tapped to help transform this loose network into an academic program. Officially launched in 2008, CTS now includes a 75credit Ph.D. program as well as a masters degree and certificate program. Doctoral students gain an understanding of their research as part of a spectrum, Littenberg says, one that includes biomedical as well as ethical, legal, politic

FOR MORE THAN THREE DECADES, FRANK ITTLEMAN, M.D., HAS OFFERED THE GIFT OF COMPASSION AND SURGICAL SKILLS TO HIS PATIENTS. AND THEY IN TURN HAVE GIVEN HIM SOMETHING JUST AS VALUABLE. Professor of Surgery Frank Ittleman, M.D., center, makes a point to resident David Greenhouse, M.D., at left, and medical student Nishan Bingham 16, right, in an operating room at Fletcher Allen Health Care. 18 V E R MO N T M E DI C IN E

TAKEN TO by Sarah Zobel photographs by Raj Chawla HEART TRAEH I n the Lshaped desk in his cozy office on the fourth floor of the Fletcher Building at Fletcher Allen Health Care, Frank Ittleman, M.D., slowly opens a drawer. Its intended for hanging files, so its sizeable, but its still not large enough to contain its contents. Envelopes of many colors spill onto the floor beneath the desk, and Ittleman laughs, with a hint of embarrassment. The drawer is filled with thankyou cards and letters fr

Hes smart, and hes humble, says John Rao, a Burlington restaurateur who underwent a triple bypass at Ittlemans hands nearly a decade ago. He was surprised to find that Ittleman was just a regular guy. He was calming and easy, and kept careful tabs on Rao while he was in recovery. Raos nextdoor neighbor, an emergency room surgeon, once said to Rao of the righthanded Ittleman, I would let him operate on me with his left hand. Its an oftrepeated sentiment. The highest accolade I, as a surgeon, can

Do I deserve my name being on this gift, Ittleman decided to put it into a professorship, with an eye toward perpetuity. In October the surgery faculty contributed another 1 million toward the ultimate goal of making the professorship a fully endowed chair. Having an endowed chair in cardiac surgery is a sign of vitality, of robustness, of a potential for growth and that we have our sights on the future, he says. If you can leave something that will help sustain this institution through good tim

surgeons yet Kate has a masters in public health and Ben is currently in medical school Patrick is developing an acting career. Elaine recently renewed her nursing license and found work in labor and delivery after recognizing that her husband was not planning to retire anytime soon. For his part, Ittleman, who has conducted somewhere in the range of 8,0009,000 open heart procedures, thinks that hitting the 10,000 mark would make a nice swan song. That might take a while, since the pace of sur

Frank Ittleman, M.D., on morning rounds at Fletcher Allen Health Care with resident Fuyiki Hirashima, M.D. 2013 Y E A R IN R E V IE W 23

interesting twoway street patients can make you a much better person. Its common knowledge among his colleagues and many of his patients that Ittleman was an English major more than one suggested that the cardiothoracic surgery worlds loss would have been some English departments gain if hed elected to go the professorial route. Hes a very quiet but very efficient teacher, says Norotsky, mentioning specifically Ittlemans skill in teaching surgical technique oneonone. Norotsky was attracted to

THE GIFT TFIG EHT TFIG EHT I SHOULD HAVE DIED THAT DAY, as difficult as it is for me, even now, to recall that bleak prospect. It was late August of last year. The morning began innocuously enough, cool and inviting with mist rising from the pond to the east as the earth slowly began to give up its summer heat. There was a brief scent of the coming fall in the air that vanished as the sun appeared and pushed the pale moon aside. It was, without a doubt, a perfect day for running. The first few m

U N I V E R S I T Y O F V E R M O N T C O L L E G E O F M E D I C I N E departments Brief reports on the activities of the basic science and clinical departments and major centers at the College of Medicine in fiscal year 2013 26 V E R MO N T M E DI C IN E Mario Morgado

D E PA R T M E N T O F A N N U A L Anesthesiology David Adams, M.D., Interim Chair 13 R E P O R T A fter 16 years as chairman of our department, Howard Schapiro, M.D., was named interim president, UVM Medical Group, Fletcher Allen Health Care, and senior associate dean of clinical affairs at the College of Medicine in February. David Adams, M.D., departmental vicechair and associate dean for graduate medical education, is now serving as interim chair. This past March, J. Christian Abajian

D E PA R T M E N T O F A N N U A L Biochemistry Gary Stein, Ph.D., Chair 13 R E P O R T Professor Christopher Francklyn, Ph.D., helped to develop a cancer biology course this year that engaged basic science and clinical faculty as lecturers. T he Department of Biochemistry has made valued and recognized contributions that are aligned with the shared complementary visions of the College of Medicine, the University and Fletcher Allen Health Care in biomedical research, education and servic

D E PA R T M E N T O F A N N U A L Family Medicine Thomas C. Peterson, M.D., Chair 13 R E P O R T T here were multiple highlights for the Department of Family Medicine in 2012 2013. Newer faculty include Sahmon Fallahian, M.D., Sarah Hudson, M.D., Aaron Reiter, M.D., and Patricia Fisher, M.D., who bring expertise in wilderness medicine, global health, and health care for the underserved. Department faculty with new roles include John King, M.D., as regional director for family medicine ac

D E PA R T M E N T O F A N N U A L Medicine Polly Parsons, M.D., E.L. Amidon Chair 13 R E P O R T T he Department of Medicine continues to be a nationallyinternationally recognized leader in research. Members of the department published more than 300 manuscripts, reviews, chapters and books, and were asked to serve on NIH study sections and advisory councils, FDA review panels and editorial boards. They were invited to present at scientific meetings around the world, served as visiting pr

D E PA R T M E N T O F A N N U A L Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Susan S. Wallace, Ph.D., Chair 13 R E P O R T Members of the collaborative Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics faculty include, from left, Scott Morrical, Ph.D., Jeffrey Bond, Ph.D., Susan Wallace, Ph.D., and Sylvie Doubli, Ph.D. in red. With them is their colleague, Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Mark Rould, Ph.D., in blue. he Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics MMG and it

D E PA R T M E N T O F A N N U A L Molecular Physiology Biophysics David Warshaw, Ph.D.79, Chair 13 R E P O R T T he Department of Molecular Physiology Biophysics continues to garner international recognition and success in the areas of cardiovascular research, cell division, and protein structure and function. A common research focus is directed at understanding the molecular basis of cellular movement, whether associated with cell division or muscle contraction. By studying genetic al

D E PA R T M E N T O F A N N U A L Neurological Sciences Gregory Holmes, M.D., Chair n August 1, 2012, the Departments of Neurology and Anatomy Neurobiology merged to form the Department of Neurological Sciences. This new department was created to bring together basic scientists and clinicians with a shared interest in neuroscience in order to promote translational research and further the research, teaching, and clinical missions of the College of Medicine. Under the joint leadership of Rod

D E PA R T M E N T O F A N N U A L Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences Ira Bernstein, M.D.82, John Van Sicklen Maeck Chair 13 R E P O R T T he Department had several significant leadership transitions over the last year. Mark Phillippe, M.D., stepped down as chairperson in July 2012 and was replaced by Ira Bernstein, M.D., who now serves as the John Van Sicklen Maeck Professor and Chair. Dr. Phillippe returned to the role of professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductiv

D E PA R T M E N T O F A N N U A L Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Claude E. Nichols III, M.D., Chair 13 R E P O R T T he Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation continues to adapt to the changing faces of health care delivery and the academic mission. The faculty is actively involved in state and national healthcare reform. David Halsey, M.D., has been elected to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board of Specialty Societies Presidential Line. Both he and Adam Shafritz,

D E PA R T M E N T O F A N N U A L Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Debra G.B. Leonard, M.D., Ph.D., Chair 13 R E P O R T T he Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine has had a year of successful leadership transition. In June 2012, Edwin Bovill, M.D., retired as Chair after leading the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine since 1993. Ronald Bryant, M.D., served as Interim Chair until Debra G.B. Leonard, M.D., Ph.D. became the new Chair on April 1, 2013. Dr. Leonard is

D E PA R T M E N T O F A N N U A L Pediatrics Lewis R. First, M.D., Chair 13 R E P O R T Chair and Professor Lewis First, M.D., at center right, leads a Pediatrics Clerkship rounds at the Vermont Childrens Hospital. D uring the past year, the Department of Pediatrics continued to further its academic mission of improving the health of children through clinical, research and educational activities that make a difference for those living in our community and in turn can be shared with othe

D E PA R T M E N T O F A N N U A L Pharmacology Mark T. Nelson, Ph.D., Chair he Department of Pharmacology with its international reputation in neurovascular research continues to play important roles in the research and educational missions of the College of Medicine and the University. Faculty members have been honored as keynote and invited speakers at prestigious international meetings and universities around the world. Department researchers published over 20 peerreviewed articles in 201

D E PA R T M E N T O F A N N U A L Psychiatry Robert Pierattini, M.D., Chair 13 R E P O R T D uring this year, Anne Rich, M.D. succeeded Isabel Norian, M.D. as Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry. Their efforts, and those of all the outstanding faculty who teach, are responsible for very high student ratings for the Psychiatry Clerkship hosted at Fletcher Allen Health Care, Danbury Hospital, Central Vermont Medical Center, and Acadia Hospital in Bangor, Maine. Last year sa

D E PA R T M E N T O F A N N U A L Radiology Steven P. Braff, M.D., Chair 13 R E P O R T The linear accelerator in use by a technician in the Radiology Department at Fletcher Allen Health Care. T he Department of Radiology saw exciting work in several areas this year. First, faculty are continuing work on a high reliability imaging program. This is to ensure that the right test is done at the right time on the right equipment, is interpreted by the right subspecialty and that the communi

D E PA R T M E N T O F A N N U A L Surgery Marion Everett Couch, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., Interim Chair 13 R E P O R T T he Department of Surgery had an outstanding year in 2013, demonstrating continued excellence in its mission of providing stellar education, research, innovation, and quality care for patients. Over the past year, the Department grew to 98 faculty members in 15 divisions and five residency programs. Many divisions recruited outstanding new faculty members, including Peter Ho

C E N T E R S A N N U A L Vermont Cancer Center Gary Stein, Ph.D., and Claire Verschraegen, M.D., CoDirectors 13 R E P O R T T he commitments and operating principles of the Vermont Cancer Center emphasize eradicating cancer through transdisciplinary collaborative team approaches that engage scientists, physicians, physician investigators, behaviorists and health care professionals throughout the College of Medicine, the University, and Fletcher Allen Health Care. Consistent with the trans

C E N T E R S A N N U A L Vermont Center for Clinical and Translational Science Richard Galbraith, M.D., Ph.D., Director 13 R E P O R T T he Center for Clinical and Translational Science CCTS at the University of Vermont is dedicated to the pursuit of transdisciplinary research that translates knowledge from the cellular and molecular level into interventions for individuals and populations. The Center provides a seamless opportunity for young professionals to be trained in clinical and tr

UVM Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence Center of Biomedical Research Excellence in Neuroscience Rodney Parsons, Ph.D., Director COBRE T Vermont Center for Immunology and Infectious Diseases Cobre Ralph Budd, M.D., Director he Center of Biomedical Research Excellence COBRE in Neuroscience, created in 2001 by a grant from the National Institutes of Health NIH National Center of Research Resources, enhances neuroscience research and training infrastructure across multiple colleges at the

A N N U A L 13 R E P O R T on detecting bacterial pathogens in lung infections in exhaled breath using mass spectrometry, which was publicized wisely, including coverage by the British Broadcasting Corporation. Christopher Huston, M.D., received a new R21 award from the NIHNational Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study Novel approaches to develop a treatment for cryptosporidiosis. Aimee Shen, Ph.D., was named the Pew Scholar of the Month in July 2013. Mercedes Rincon, Ph.D., w

A BANNER YEAR On behalf of the College of Medicine and University of Vermont, thank you for a tremendous year of giving and of creating transformational impact Fiscal Year 2013 culminated in the third best fundraising commitment year in the history of the College of Medicine. Your investments have left an indelible mark in the minds of our faculty and students, and have created a path that we will undoubtedly follow in years to come. Its now our tremendous responsibility and goal to steward your

The Gift of Teamwork Class of 2013 Funds Wilderness Training When the College of Medicine Class of 2017 headed out into the woods on the second day of orientation for an afternoon of team building and camaraderie, they had the Class of 2013 to thank. Members of the graduating class welcomed the incoming medical students by designating their class gift to the trip to Rock Point School. The Class of 2013 wrote a letter to the new students detailing the reason behind their gift We realized that, as

Ira Allen Society The Ira Allen Society recognizes UVMs most loyal donors by acknowledging individuals whose cumulative lifetime gifts and commitments to UVM reach or exceed 100,000, with special recognition given to donors of 1 million or more. Annual members of the Ira Allen Society play a critical role in the success of the University of Vermont, providing continuing, steadfast support year after year. A gift of 2,500 or more in any one fiscal year July 1June 30 qualifies a donor as an annual

P R O F I L E I N G I V I N G H. Allen Walker, M.D.63 left takes part in a simulation session during Reunion 2013. Stepping up for his 50th H. Alan Walker, M.D. 63 As a special gift to celebrate his 50th reunion year, H. Alan Walker, M.D. 63, increased his annual gift in 2013 to become a member of the Medical Ira Allen Society. This designation recognizes annual gifts of 2,500 and lifetime giving of 100,000 or more. A resident of Plattsburgh, N.Y., Dr. Walker is retired from the practice of

P R O F I L E I N G I V I N G College of Medicine Wilbur Society Following in the steps of James B. Wilbur, whose 1929 bequest began a fund which still helps more than 800 UVM students each year, the following individuals have provided generously for the UVM College of Medicine by establishing a deferred gift or bequest. Philip Adler, MD53 Jo Ann Roger Lyman Amidon, PhD Ellen Andrews, MD75 Raymond Joseph Anton, MD70 Wendy Kelly Carol M. Armatis, MD87 Barbara Robert A. Astone, MD55 Virginia

Faculty Staff Donors The College is grateful to the following faculty and staff who have made financial contributions to support the College and its missions. J. Christian Abajian, M.D.69 Thomas M. Achenbach, Ph.D. Elizabeth F. Allen, Ph.D. David Babbott, M.D. Roger D. Baker, M.D.62 Mary Brooke Barss, M.D. Laura Ann Bellstrom, M.D.88 Ira Mark Bernstein, M.D.82 Peter M. Bingham, MD John Alfred Bisson, M.D.73 Allyson Miller Bolduc, M.D.95 Sandra Bossick Richard Frank Branda, M.D. John R. Bru

Vermont Cancer Center Donors The College of Medicine and the Vermont Cancer Center are grateful to the following donors of 100 or more who made contributions to support cancer research and education programs at the Vermont Cancer Center. AMS Family Trust Charles M. Ams Carol David. Anderson Kathryn Ballou Anderson Kristofer E. Anderson, M.D. Harold E. Andrew Walter Russell Applegate, Jr. Jennifer B. Arnott Gregory V. Audette Pamela J. Avery Cynthia Holly Babbott David Carl Baker David R. Baker

Margaret C. Ireland Stephen D. Ireland Royce W. Irwin, Jr. J.A. Morrissey, Inc. Leslie A. Jackson Robert J. Jarrett Diane Marie Jaworski, Ph.D. Dr. Robert G. Jenkins Clifford W. Johnson Larry Sharon Joiner F. Michael Juscen Peter B. Keyes Jennifer M. Kimmich Dr. David Andrew King Dana Ivan Kittell Susan E. Klaiber Bruce H. Klink Aileen J. Kraus Sissel Thomas K. Kristiansen, M.D. Holly John Kruse Catherine Kirby LaBrecque Dina Patrick Lacey Jean Post Lamphear Merry H. Lapidus Sherida R. Laros

Memorial Gifts The College is honored to have received gifts in memory of the following individuals. Ardeschir Abadi, M.D. John Abajian Jr., M.D. Peter R. Abatiell, Sr. June Ovitt Abell Anne H. Allen Barbara E. Anagnos Madeleine Angier Harry J. Anton, M.D.40 Lester Calvin Armell, Sr. Edna Armstrong Everett Atherton, Jr. Roger G. Audette Lois Johnson Avery Oscar Baker Linda Crockett Baldor Rodney A. Barber Robert Bardin Louise Therese Bedard Mark H. Beers, M.D.82 William Bensel Ca

P R O F I L E I N G I V I N G Honorary Gifts During fiscal year 2013, the College of Medicine received gifts in honor of the following individuals or groups. Philip A. Ades, M.D. Dr. Kent Anderson Henry G. Atkinson Myra Barovick Kovi Ethan Bessoff Annette Brickley Patricia Pietryka Buteau Peggy A. Carey, M.D.91 Elizabeth Holmes Carter, M.D.70 Christopher Cioffi Ralph R. Cioffi Ralph R. Cioffi, Jr. Elizabeth Cochrane Frances Phillips Conklin, M.D.51 Mia Coulombe Evelyn Cousino Mary Kay Davign

College of Medicine Alumni Donors PhD Alumni Leadership Contributors 1,0002,499 Donald H. Lambert, PhD70, MD78 David Charles Lyden, PhD86 Richard Bruce Wait, MD78, PhD79 Contributors Marilyn Jo Cipolla, MS94, PhD97 William Anthony DeBassio, PhD71, MD77 Paula FivesTaylor, PhD73 Patricia Jeanne Gregory, PhD86 Jeffrey H. Lawson, MD90, PhD92 Steven David Lefebvre, PhD98, MD04 Berthann Scubon Mulieri, PhD68 Louis A. Mulieri, PhD68 Janice Coflesky Saal, PhD87, MD92 Eleanor Swyer, WI44 MD Alumni Gree

Participation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107,200 Agent . . . . . . . . . . Robert George Sellig Agent . . . . . . . . . . . G. Millard Simmons Leadership Contributors 1,0002,499 John F. Dick, II Donald P. Goldsmith Irving G. Peyser Mildred Ann Reardon Myer H. Rosenthal Francis Roland Sacco Christopher M. Terrien, Jr. 67 Steven N. Firestone John F. Healy David P. Hebert David G. King Robert S. Kramer Raymond A. Maddocks Stephen W.

Patrick Michael Catalano Emanuele Q. Chiappinelli Eugene Louis Curletti Thomas Edward Duff, Jr. Allen Edmund Fongemie James Gerard Gallagher Stephen John Haines Alan Howard Kanter Douglas Norman Klaucke Robert Francis LeGendre, Jr. John Gerald Long Thomas Edward McCormick Robert A. McCready John Hornblower Meyer, Jr. Brian Joseph Reilly David Revell Stephen Francis Rowe Christopher Tompkins Selvage Delight Ann Wing Thomas Allen Wolk Participation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Total.

Martha Field McCarty David Kenneth Murdock Diane C. Rippa David Lucien Roy Priscilla Shube Mark J. Stenclik Scott W. Treworgy MG George W. Weightman Participation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15,144 Agent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Diane Rippa 3 0 Y E A R R E U NION Annual Ira Allen Society 2,500 Joseph Charles Kvedar 83 Leadership Contributors 1,0002,499 Diane M. Georgeson Pamela A. Harrop Ronald C. Hartfelder Edward

25 Y E A R R E U NION Annual Ira Allen Society 2,500 H. James Wallace, III Lawrence I. Wolk 88 Annual Ira Allen Society 2,500 Robert Alan Cheney Suzanne Farrow Graves Cornelius John McGinn 89 Leadership Contributors 1,0002,499 Frank Anthony DiFazio Denise LaRue David Raymond Park, III Julie Ruggieri Park Jeffrey Michael Slaiby Contributors 1999 Laura Ann Bellstrom Heather Joy Bevan Suzanne M. Blood Wendy Skerritt Cathcart John G. Devine Irene Flatau Christopher Kevin Foley Daniel Mark Friedl

Contributors 1999 Christopher Abadi Thomas Allen Atkins Paul Phillip Bergeron Jennifer Van Noy Cochran Timothy Scott Howard Nicholas James Kenyon Eddy HsinIh Luh Eric Mukai Manisha Ami Patel Seth Alan Rafal Holliday Kane Rayfield Kathleen Ann Reed Ann Talbot Schwartz Laurie Ann Small Heather Renee Sobel Catherine Mary Spath Eric Stephen Stram Michael Dodds Upton Participation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,000 Agent . . . . . .

10 Y E A R R E U NION Annual Ira Allen Society Young Alum Patron William A. Kennedy, III Angela Mahajan 03 Lee Avrum Kaback Stephanie S. Kehoe Steven David Lefebvre Nicole Patricia Piscatelli Eliana Yael Schenk Faye Blacker Serkin Participation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,010 Agent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jillian Sullivan Agent . . . . . . . . . . . . .Stephen Lefebvre Contributors 1999 Thanhmy Nguyen Bui Jennif

Named Lectureships As of June 30, 2013. John Abajian, Jr.John E. Mazuzan, Jr. Endowed Lectureship in Anesthesiology Arnold H. Colodny, M.D. Visiting Professorship in Pediatric Surgery John H. Davis, M.D. Endowed Lectureship in Surgery E. Stanley Emery Endowed Lectureship in Pediatric Neurology Stanley S. Fieber, M.D.48 Annual Lecture in Surgery Bruce A. Gibbard, M.D. Endowed Lectureship in Psychiatry Madison Jaurigue Endowed Lectureship in Neurosurgery Samuel B. Michelle D. Labow Endowed Lectu

Class Awards 2013 Foundations Teacher of the Year Ellen Black, Ph.D. Foundations Course Director of the Year William E. Hopkins, M.D. Outstanding Foundations Course Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Renal Systems The Dean Warshaw Integration Award Richard Salerno, M.D. The Silver Stethoscope Award Nicholas Hardin, M.D. Above and Beyond Award Ellen Black, Ph.D. Outstanding Teaching Assistant Jeffrey MacLean, M.D. American Medical Student Association Golden Apple Award Jean Szilva, M.D. Awarded by

Class of 2013 Academic Awards and Honors continued The Durwood Smith Award for excellence in Pharmacology Andrew Harris The Charles T. Schechtman, M.D.26 Award for Clinical Excellence Andrew Harris Alexandra Swartz The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Award for excellence in Emergency Medicine Louisa Mook The Ralph D. Sussman, M.D.38Medical Alumni Award for excellence in Pediatrics Michael Hart The William Sweetser Award for excellence in Psychiatry Ariana Nesbitt Nkem Aziken, M.D.13 wa

James Hebert, M.D.77, and his wife, Mary Ellen Hebert, support todays students at the College of Medicine through the Hebert Family Scholarship Fund. Student Assistance We are grateful to the supporters of the following funds that provide financial assistance to medical students at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Hebert Family Scholarship Fund Clifford Herman Class of 59 Endowed Scholarship Fund Robert H. Cynthia K. Hoehl Scholarship Fund Harry E. Howe, M.D.52 and Theo O. Howe

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 As fall arrived in full force here on the College of Medicine campus complete with brilliant red maples and the first dustings of snow on the mountaintops another class of medical students finished settling in at the academic medical center. That process is recognized publicly at the College by the White Coat Ceremony in the Ira Allen Chapel, when the Class of 2017 processed in wearing just business attire, and left the chapel an hour la

HALL A M.D. CL A SS NOTES If you have news to share, please contact your class agent or the Development Alumni Relations office at or 802 6564014. If your email address has changed, please send it to For complete list of class agents, please see page 72. UPCOMING EVENTS 19 6 0 s R EU NION 2014 1 9 6 4 1 9 6 9 director to work on its Cystic Fibrosis Gene Therapy program. Agile Edge Technologies, Inc., 82 in Virginia has named Major Ge

HALL A M.D. CL A SS NOTES Ph.D. CL A SS NOTES proud class of 2006 pick a place in the U.S. to meet up for a weekend. This year the lucky spot was Chicago. We use the time to catch up and reconnect. We are already looking forward to next year Present this summer besides Sundip were Andy Cummins from San Diego, Jeff Randazza from Boston, and Harry Abrahamian from Glendale, Calif. Amy SekhonAtwal writes Although this is a little late, my husband and I were pleased to welcome our son, Himith Atwal

H A L L A M . D . C L A S S H AOLTLE S N A FL ASHBACK View the Originals To view several more of Dr. Hastings 1950s slides and to see the previous Flashback 1970s photo with identifications, go to the Vermont Medicine website uvm.edumedicinevtmedicine On the Wards at the DeGoesbriand This issues Flashback is an interesting photographic treasure one of a series of four largeformat color transparencies from the College of Medicine publicity files. The slide is mounted on a 5by8inch card, wi

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 farflung 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

H A L L A M . D . C L A S S H AOLTLE S N A 79 Sarah Ann McCarty, Patricia Ann King, 832 South Prospect Street, Burlington, VT 05401, 802 8627705, Dennis Plante, Burlington, VT 05401, 802 8625551, 05 Julie A. Alosi, Richard J. Parent, NC 27713, Deborah Rabinowitz Abrams, 2777 Noll Valley Loop NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370, Deborah.rabinowitzab

Obituaries Ray W. Collins Jr., M.D. Dr. Collins died September 14, 2013, in Middlebury, Vt. He was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, in 1914, while his father, Ray Sr., was a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. The family moved to Colchester, Vt., in 1915 to operate the family farm. Dr. Collins graduated from UVM in 1935 with a BS degree in premedical science. After graduating from the College of Medicine, he completed a oneyear rotating internship at Waterbury Conn. Hospital in 1939. He then comple

HALL A OBITUARIES David P. Granger, M.D. Dr. Granger died Sept. 29, 2013. He was 61. After graduating from the College of Medicine he completed his pediatrics residency at West Virginia University Medical Center in Morgantown, W.V. After serving five years in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Navy as a commander, Dr. Granger moved to the Dallas, Texas area. He established his practice in the RowlettRockwall area in May 1987. He was an active member of the medical staff of Lake Pointe Medical Center

312 p.m. October 18, 2013 The College of Medicine Class of 2017 whoops it up for its group photo following the White Coat Ceremony at Ira Allen Chapel. photograph by Ed Neuert

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