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Despite UVM Medical Center cyberattack officials say UVM data secure

UVM Medical Center President Dr. Stephen Leffler answers questions from the media outside the medical center Oct. 29. Wednesday, UVM Medical Center and UVM Health Network's data systems shut down in light of a confirmed cyberattack.
Emma Pinezich and Sawyer Loftus October 29, 2020

A confirmed cyberattack against the University of Vermont Health Network, that caused most of the network’s digital systems to shut down, has not impacted the University, according to UVM officials. The...

UVM Medical Center and Medical School selected as testing site for COVID-19 vaccine

UVM Medical Center stands on UVM's campus April 22. The Center, which has treated COVID patients since the beginning of the pandemic, will now be a vaccine trial site.
News Staff October 27, 2020

The UVM Medical Center and the Larner College of Medicine will be a trial site for a COVID-19 vaccine, according to an all-staff email from UVMMC President and CEO John Brumsted. The medical center...

Light it blue

Light it blue
Bridget Higdon, Editor-in-Chief May 4, 2020

UVM shrugged off its green and gold and dressed itself in blue this week as the Davis Center was lit to honor frontline health care workers indefinitely.  For over a week, the Davis Center has...

UVM nursing students will graduate early to aid in pandemic

UVM nursing students in the class of 2020 will graduate early and receive temporary working permits to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic as early as May 2.
Maryann Makosiej, Cynic News Reporter April 29, 2020

Senior UVM nursing students will be graduating early and receiving temporary working permits to directly aid in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The class of 95 students was alerted to the change...

UVM professor and ER doctor removed from class following arrest

Assistant Professor Eike Blohm was charged with possession and production of child pornography May 22, a month after he was arrested for voyeurism.
Emma Pinezich, Cynic News Reporter April 26, 2020

A UVM professor and doctor at UVM Medical Center who was arrested for voyeurism will not continue to teach for the rest of the semester.  However, the question still looms of what will happen to the...

No charges for Burlington police officer in use of force case

Douglas Kilburn's son, Tyler (left), and widow, Sherry (right) embrace after Tyler made a statement to the press Nov. 8. Tyler asked the public to remember his father was more than just a few seconds of body camera footage.
Sawyer Loftus, News Editor November 11, 2019

A Burlington police officer will not face charges after he punched a man in the head, resulting in the man’s death, ruled the Vermont Attorney General. Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan announced...

UVMMC investigating if more funds could be taken by Trump Administration

Pictured is the view of the Medical Center from Converse Lot. The Office for Civil Rights, a sub-agency of the U.S. Department of Education, released a Notice of Violation Aug. 28 stating that UVM Medical Center forced a health care worker to assist with an abortion against her will.
Emma Pinezich, Cynic News Reporter September 9, 2019

UVM Medical Center may lose more federal funding than originally expected after a nurse was forced to participate in an abortion procedure, a violation of federal law. The Office for Civil Rights, a sub-agency...

Senior Lecturer’s art addresses ecological changes

Senior lecturer of art and art history Cameron Davis stands in front of one of her pieces March 28 in the UVM Medical Center. Her collection is entitled “Endless Spring” which the refers to one of many Buddhist terms for enlightenment or awakening.
Juliet Malkowski, Staff Writer April 2, 2019

Despite the bleakness of late winter, looking at Cameron Davis’s bright, earthy canvases is like stepping into the beauty of springtime. Davis is a senior lecturer of art and art history, and teaches...

Technical professionals continue hospital negotiations

Vermont Federation of Nurses and Healthcare Professionals President Deb Snell steps away from the podium after a press conference Sept. 2, 2018. Negotiations with UVM Medical Center are still ongoing to improve the technical employee's contracts.
Zoe Stern, Staff Writer January 30, 2019

Hospital technical employees’ contracts are currently under negotation. Following strikes from nurses in the summer of 2018, contract negotiations are taking place with the University of Vermont Medical...

UVM Medical Center Nurses spend summer working for new contract

UVM Medical Center Nurses spend summer working for new contract
Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor August 28, 2018

Sawyer Loftus For the past four months, nurses at the University of Vermont Medical Center have been in a constant back-and-forth with hospital administrators over new contracts. The nurses’ union,...

Nurses protest UVM Medical Center’s budget hearing

Nurses protest UVM Medical Center's budget hearing
Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer August 24, 2018

In the midst of ongoing contract negotiations between the UVM Medical Center and its nurses’ union, a hearing to confirm the medical center’s annual budget continued “business as usual” despite...

Nurses’ Union leadership ask lead negotiator to resign

Nurses' Union leadership ask lead negotiator to resign
Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer August 24, 2018

The lead negotiator for the UVM Medical Center nurses’ union has resigned after 8 months in the role. The negotiator, Julie MacMillan, announced her decision to resign on Facebook after several members...

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