Vermont Governor's Newsletter April 2021

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Allen B Repp, II, MD, FACP, ACP Governor

Allen B Repp, II, MD, FACP, ACP Governor


Governor's Message

It has been just over a year since my last newsletter…and what a year it has been! While I have been trying to keep in touch through targeted e-mails and our Twitter feed. I have not wanted to add to the overwhelming amount of news, communication, and urgent requests we have all been receiving. However, with spring in the air, vaccine supplies increasing every day, and the promise of a gradual resolution of the pandemic, I thought it was finally time to resume the Governor's Newsletter and share some good news from the VT ACP Chapter.

I hope this finds you healthy and similarly hopeful!





Save the Date: Vermont ACP Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting will occur on October 15, 2021

We are planning to hold the Vermont Chapter's Annual Scientific Meeting on Friday, October 15, 2021. Our current, optimistic plan is to offer an in-person at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, VT, with an option for virtual, synchronous streaming. There will be virtual poster competition for resident and student members, as well. Stay tuned for more details!



Mark Levine awarded Mastership

Mark A. Levine, MD, was awarded Mastership from the ACP. To quote the ACP description, Masters “must be highly accomplished persons demonstrating eminence in practice, leadership, or in medical research.” Following a career in academic general internal medicine and medical education, Dr. Levine now serves as the Commissioner of Health for the State of Vermont. Among many other initiatives, he has directed the state's public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has earned him the title of “Vermont's own Dr. Fauci”. Please join me in congratulating Dr. Levine.



Jan Carney elected to Board of Regents

Jan K. Carney, MD, MPH, FACP has been elected to the ACP Board of Regents for the 2021-2023 term. She is the immediate past Governor of the Vermont ACP chapter, and, among her many national leadership roles, recently served vice-chair of the ACP's Health and Public Policy Committee. She is currently the Associate Dean for Public Health and Health Policy and Professor of Medicine at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont.



Vermont Chapter receives 2021 Evergreen Special Recognition Award

The VT Chapter received the 2021 John Tooker Evergreen Special Recognition Award for fostering chapter development through the Green Mountain Medicine, a Podcast from the Vermont Chapter of the ACP

Congrats to Matt Tsai and Dylan Koundakjian, creators and hosts of the podcast!



Register now for “Virtual” Leadership Day 2021 - May 25-26, 2021

Vermont ACP Chapter members! Register now for Leadership Day - a two day event with advocacy training, briefings from Congressional members, and meetings with our state officials.

ACP Leadership Day 2021 will be held virtually this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please join us for an exciting virtual program that will include educational briefings, lively Q&A, and an opportunity to meet virtually with your members of Congress.

Vermont ACP members interested in participating in Leadership Day 2021 should contact Allen Repp to indicate your interest and to be included in the chapter delegation congressional meetings. A $25 registration fee will be charged to attendees at the time of registration, with the exception of medical student and resident/fellows in-training members, who are exempt.

For more information about the “virtual” Leadership Day 2021, go here If you have further questions, please contact Shuan Tomlinson via email or at 800-338-2746, ext. 4547.



Potential ACP Governor-Elect Candidates - Nominations Due by April 14, 2021

The ACP national office is conducting a Governor-Elect election for our chapter this year. The Local Nominations Committees, chaired by Dr. Jan Carney, will be responsible for identifying up to two candidates who are willing and able to serve a four-year term (April 2023 - April 2027), in addition to a year of training as Governor-elect (April 2022 - April 2023).

We are looking for a dynamic leader who exhibits integrity, shows commitment to the College and demonstrates dedication to the Chapter and the medical community. The successful candidate will work with Chapter members and with leaders in internal medicine at the national level. A Governor typically spends several hours per week on College Business with the support of executive administrative staff. Serving as an ACP Governor can be an extremely rewarding and life changing experience.

Click here to view the Governor Job Responsibilities

Only ACP Masters and Fellows are eligible for consideration. If you would like to submit the name of a colleague or self-nominate, please send the name and contact information to Dr. Jan Carney

All potential candidate information must be submitted by Wednesday April 14, 2021.