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The group's faculty advisor is Jan ...
The group's faculty advisor is Jan Carney, M.D., M.P.H., associate dean for public health at the UVM College of Medicine.
Jan K. Carney, M.D., M.P.H., ...
Jan K. Carney, M.D., M.P.H., FACP, professor of medicine and associate dean for public health at The University of Vermont College of Medicine, was elected vice president of the UVM faculty senate.
Carney was also named governor of the Vermont chapter of the American College of Physicians.
She joined the UVM faculty in 1985.
Approximately 1,500 college campuses are ...
Approximately 1,500 college campuses are smoke-free, and UVM should join them, said Dr. Jan Carney, cochair of the UVM Tobacco-Free Steering Committee, which is pushing for the ban.
She ticks off her reasons: There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke, according to the U.S. surgeon general; cigarette butts are an environmental problem; and the ban, she believes, will help reduce smoking rates.
Studies since 2000 indicate such restrictions can help make nonsmoking the social norm, said Carney, associate dean for public health at UVM College of Medicine and a former Vermont health commissioner.
As a result, some people quit and others never start, Carney
Roughly a quarter of student smokers at UVM start when they come to the school, according to a survey cited by Carney
said other colleges have found it takes two to three years to successfully roll out a ban, and UVM wants to take the time to do it right.
"You just don't flip the switch," Carney
said, noting that the university has been working up to zero tolerance for tobacco with surveys, forums and quit programs targeting students and employees.
But a total of 15 people attended four town-hall-style meetings on the proposed ban, said Carney
Most asked basic questions about the proposal and there was no real debate, she
The low turnout contributed to the decision to delay implementation of the ban to "ensure that we really had made our best effort to have a campus-wide process," Carney
"We're living in an age of ...
"We're living in an age of growing environmental health concerns -- climate change, pollution, and ecosystem disruption -- and developing leaders in environmental public health is more important than ever," said Jan K. Carney, MD, MPH, a UVM associate dean for public health and professor of medicine overseeing the graduate public health programs.
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There Dr. Jan Carney, associate dean of public health at the University of Vermont, presented a UVM College of Medicine Study on the effects of Paid Sick Days on Children's Health.
Dr. Carney said that current guidelines recommend that people stay home if they think they have the flu.
She added that it would be easier to do so if people had paid sick leave.
Rep. Paul Poirier, I-Barre co-sponsor of H.382 , also spoke at the event, saying that the H1N1 virus will affect children and the elderly more than other populations, and he
is worried that a family could slip into economic despair if a person needs to take time off and care for someone suffering with the flu or another bad illness.