Academic Medicine: Setting the Standard of Care

Academic medical centers like the UVM Medical Center offer the best of all worlds, bringing research, medical education and state-of-the-art patient care under one “roof." Clinicians and scientists at academic medical centers discover and pioneer new and more effective therapies and treatments that set the standard of care throughout medicine.

With leading medical experts and strong community-based partnerships, UVM Medical Center also works to develop more effective models of health care delivery that improve the quality of patient care and lower costs.

Ensuring the Future of Research at UVM

The University of Vermont's researchers contribute key findings to the world's evolving understand of biomedical science, which then provide a basis for significant advancements in illness prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

At this time, a new biomedical research complex is vital to ensure the future of research at UVM and enable the scale of medical innovations necessary to meet the complex and evolving needs of our population.

Steven Firestone

A leadership gift from Steven Firestone, MD '69, given in honor of his parents, Dr. Frederick and Mrs. Bobbie Firestone, has set the stage for construction of such a facility. With flexible, collaborative spaces, the new facility will improve efficiencies, promote resource-sharing, support innovation and enhance the teaching environment.

Read the press release to learn what inspired Dr. Firestone's generosity.

Click here to learn more about the Firestone Building project.

Consider making an investment in research or establishing a legacy with your gift by naming a space within the Firestone Building. For more information, please contact Manon O’Connor, Associate Vice President of Major Gifts, Academic Health Sciences Development and Alumni Relations, at 802-734-0711, or email Manon [dot] Oconnoratuvmhealth [dot] org.

Architectural rendering of the Firestone Research Building