Each group has a project mentor, a College of Medicine faculty member who guides the students and keeps them on track. Community Spotlight. A project that looked at whether year-olds should donate blood resulted in the Vermont legislature lowering the legal donation age from 17 to Mark Fung, M. Projects for the American Cancer Society of Vermont and the American Heart Association will focus on public policy advocacy, which is an increasing area of interest for UVM medical students, Carney says.
The students will spend time with Converse Home residents as they read and write poetry and assess whether that activity improves overall wellbeing and health.
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Ten groups from the Class of will be presenting their posters at the American Public Health Association annual conference in Denver, Colo. The groups have a total of four months to first choose the specific goal or question they will pursue, read literature on the topic, develop a plan of action — either a survey or other assessment tool — conduct that research and report on their findings in the form of a poster. That interaction is a key objective of the public health projects, Carney says. Community Engagement. A project that looked at whether year-olds should donate blood resulted in the Vermont legislature lowering the legal donation age from 17 to