UVM will help shape the future
THIS IS A BOLD CLAIM. But boldness is what our shared future requires.
The world’s challenges are not simply complex. They’re existential. As individuals and as a species, we all hope to discover pathways to better health, greater sustainability, and deeper fulfillment.
Today, UVM has launched SOLVE, an unprecedented fundraising campaign to support a wave of research projects aimed at creating a future of healthy societies and a healthy environment.
Join us today — as UVM shapes tomorrow.
SOLVE: The Campaign for Breakthrough Research at UVM
The future we shape
The sustainable use of resources is pivotal to our society’s well-being and survival. The vision of a healthy planet and healthy people is inspiring hundreds of research projects in institutes and academic units across UVM, in four distinct avenues of research…
Avenue of Research
Anticipating the future of medicine, our research will unravel the factors that create both health and harm, addressing society’s need for integrated health at the individual, community, and global levels.
UVM Vaccine Testing Center
UVM’s researchers are working to solve the world’s most pressing infectious disease challenges. Via lab-based human immunology research, domestic clinical trials, and large international field studies, we are developing vaccines addressing global population health.
Vermont Conversation Lab
Understanding and supporting conversations that nurture human connection is a priority for 21st century healthcare. Here at UVM, our team of inter-disciplinary communication scientists are at the cutting edge of transformative conversation analytics that are making large scale study of human connection possible in naturally occurring clinical environments.
Research Institute for Integrative Health
UVM Integrative Health is an inter-professional clinical, educational, and research program focused on changing the paradigm to ensure that whole-person health is accessible to all – focused on understanding the impact that access to integrative health practices can have on patients (both mentally and physically), the healthcare system, and the environment.
Avenue of Research
To address the global climate crisis, we must merge society’s economic, environmental, and social goals. UVM will partner with private industry to prove that equitable, environmentally sound decisions can also be economically wise.
Economic Benefits of Protecting Nature Study
Researchers from UVM and elsewhere are collaborating to calculate the monetary value of defined ecosystems, factoring in their potential for carbon storage, flood protection, and many other benefits, documenting for decision makers the economic rationale for preserving natural habitats.
Integrated Arts at UVM
Multi-year integrated arts projects are in development involving the creative projects of our faculty and the formation of our students and their training in the arts. Projects include humanities-based research in art history, film, history, and foreign literatures, as well as fine and performing arts research in many eclectic areas.
Many survivors of torture in their homelands have resettled their lives over the last decade, and failing to address trauma among resettle refugees can lead to poverty, discrimination, and unsuccessful re-integration. Connecting Cultures’ doctoral students receive training and the opportunity to disseminate integrated clinical findings regarding mental health through analysis.
The Gund Institute for Environment
The Gund Institute unites scholars across the University of Vermont’s academic ecosystem with a global network of leading researchers. With expertise in the natural and social sciences, business, health, technology, engineering, and the humanities, the Gund Institute community harnesses the diverse perspectives of multiple disciplines to tackle the pressing environmental issues of our time.
Avenue of Research
From equity-informed artificial intelligence, to engineering for accessibility, to biodegradable micro machines, UVM will develop next-generation technology and data science guided by liberal arts-inspired systems thinking to serve our world.
Culture, Civics, and Coding
As artificial intelligence serves more and more of our interconnected world, UVM will educate students not only in complex programming languages but also in the cultural context — the interdisciplinary challenges and moral dilemmas future leaders will inevitably face, and are taught to anticipate and resolve inequitable outcomes to technological issues.
Regenerative Agriculture and Machine Learning
Humankind must feed the world’s growing population while conserving natural resources and reducing environmental impact. UVM is using precision agriculture tools, network analysis, artificial intelligence, and machine learning at more than 100 East Coast and Midwest farms to refine cover cropping strategies.
Artificial Intelligence Assisted Laboratories
Imagine a laboratory that combines artificial intelligence with robotics and experimentally validated models to adaptively develop materials and devices that lead to better and faster outcomes. Such laboratories would take advantage of our expertise – and self-regulating automation and AI-assisted environments will become buildings blocks for future cities and industries.
Avenue of Research
In an era when industrial-scale food and farm systems make produce less healthy and production less ecologically sound, society must reimagine its food systems structure. UVM research will help industry move beyond practices that harm health and habitats and toward a holistic vision of agriculture.
Sustainable Agriculture at UVM Extension
UVM integrates education, research and outreach to help people put knowledge to work in their families and homes, farms and businesses, towns and the natural environment through research-based educational programs and practical information –including Agricultural Engineering, Agroforestry, Plant Diagnostics, Soil Health & Conservation, and much more.
Center for Building Sustainable and Healthy Rural Communities
Rural communities are challenged by reduced access to health care, reduced infrastructure for everything from wastewater and stormwater treatment, to transportation and state-of-the art agriculture. UVM is focusing on watershed monitoring, high-quality medical care, sustainable transportation practices, and technologies needed to create a safer, healthier, and sustainably built rural environment.
Hemp Innovation Center
Industrial hemp is cultivated for its versatile properties and uses. Companies and universities alike have invested in the hemp plant and the market is expected to grow over $20 billion by 2023. UVM is working collaboratively to research and support the hemp supply chain to improve human and environmental wellbeing.
Now is the time to SOLVE
At UVM, facilities, talent, and ideas have converged to create a highly capable research hub. We feel a growing sense of responsibility to fully realize our potential, drawn forward by the urgent answers we pursue for humanity.
Your gift to this campaign will achieve many benefits at once:
Join us today…as we shape tomorrow.
President, University of Vermont
For more information, contact The UVM Foundation at (802) 656-0518.