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The Vermont Medical Society’s Education and Research Foundation (VMSERF) has awarded a $10,000 scholarship to the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine student Adessa Morano. Morano was honored at the Vermont Medical Society’s 207th Annual Meeting held virtually on November 7th, 2020.

Simha Ravven, MD was named president of the Vermont Medical Society (VMS) during its 207th annual meeting November 7th. Dr. Ravven is the Chief Medical Officer of the Howard Center in Burlington, VT and Assistant Clinical Professor in Law and Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine.

Ronald J Cioffi, RN, and CEO of the VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region (VNAHSR), one of the state’s largest providers of skilled home health and hospice services, announced plans to retire in June of 2021.

Vermont Senate Republicans will have a new leader in January. Sen. Randy Brock (R/D-Franklin) will be taking the reigns when new members are sworn in on January 6, according to current Minority Leader Sen. Joe Benning (R-Caledonia).  Sen. Brian Collamore (R-Rutland) will continue to serve as Assistant Minority Leader.

Jericho residents Gail and Tim McKenna recently made a generous contribution of $5,555 to Howard Center from their CATCH 22 Flag Football fundraiser. 2020 marks the sixth year the McKenna’s have made a donation in an amount that signifies important dates in their lives.

FoodScience Corporation (FSC), a locally owned leader in human and pet nutritional products announces the promotion of Derek Archambault to Vice President, Marketing. 

Norwich University Board of Trustees elected Blair Lavoie ’84 to a five-year term as a new trustee. Lavoie, of Boulder, Colorado, who will join the Technology and Facilities committees, is the president and CEO of MWH, a global project delivery company focused on water and energy.

Pomerleau Real Estate is pleased to announce Kendra Kenney has joined their commercial brokerage team! Kendra has an accomplished ten year track record assisting clients with commercial real estate transactions. Specializing in tenant representation, Kendra previously assisted clients at CB Richard Ellis, Boston, MA and most recently Donahue & Associates, Burlington VT.

Two University of Vermont faculty have been named to a list of the world’s most influential researchers, based on the number of times their published studies have been cited by other researchers over the past decade.

At their virtual joint association meeting held on November 18, 2020, also known as their Annual Commissioner’s Night, Champlain Valley Association of Insurance Professionals and Vermont Association of Insurance Professionals welcomed more than 40 insurance industry and related professionals from the local area and several out of state guests.

Col Matthew T Birmingham, director of the Vermont State Police, is pleased to announce the following promotion: Sgt Timothy Gould, in-service training coordinator at the Office of Professional Development, to lieutenant/professional standards commander at Headquarters.

The Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE) honored RSG Senior Director Kenneth Kaliski, PE, QEP, INCE Bd. Cert. with The William W. Lang Award for the Distinguished Noise Control Engineer.