April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. For those with Parkinson’s disease (PD), their families, and professionals who help care for them, each day requires our awareness. It is also our responsibility to improve knowledge about this condition and to draw attention to the courage of those facing the challenges of PD each day. Nationally, an […]

The recent unveiling of the Precision Medicine Initiative during President Obama’s State of the Union address was a momentous occasion for this molecular pathologist. President Obama seeks to invest $215 million from his 2016 budget to improve the country’s ability to explore and leverage precision medicine. So, what exactly is precision medicine? Currently, most medical […]

The University of Vermont Medical Center now offers Specialty Pharmacy Services for its patients; right here in Burlington. Specialty medications are generally seen as high-cost or high-risk therapies that are utilized to treat complex, chronic or life-threatening conditions (such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, and hepatitis C); and often require greater patient education […]

It takes a lot of energy to keep a hospital as large as the University of Vermont Medical Center running. But, with substantial energy consumption comes great savings opportunities. “We’re always asking ourselves, ‘How can we save energy?’” says Wes Pooler, Facilities Management Director at The UVM Medical Center. For Pooler and his sustainability-minded team, […]