Larner College of Medicine News & Media

  • Albaugh Cannabis Use & Brain Development Study in HealthDay Article
    June 17, 2022 by Jennifer Nachbur
    (JUNE 17, 2022) A study published in JAMA Psychiatry and authored by Matthew Albaugh, Ph.D., University of Vermont assistant professor of psychiatry, and colleagues, was featured in a HealthDay article, titled "Pot Use May Change the Teenage Brain, MRIs Show."
  • Higgins Contingency Management Research in The Guardian Article
    February 8, 2022 by Jennifer Nachbur
    (FEBRUARY 8, 2022) An article on addiction in The Guardian mentions Stephen Higgins, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry, director of the Vermont Center on Behavior and Health, and pioneer of the “contingency management” program.
  • Bell Comments on Vermont's Less-Severe COVID Cases in U.S. News Story
    January 28, 2022 by Jennifer Nachbur
    (JANUARY 28, 2022) An article in U.S. News & World Report focused on Vermont's highest-in-the-nation vaccination rates, and included comments from Rebecca Bell, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of pediatrics.
  • Bruce Quoted in Nature News Article on Omicron Spread
    January 19, 2022 by Jennifer Nachbur
    (JANUARY 19, 2022) Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Emily Bruce, Ph.D., commented on Omicron’s hyper-transmissibility in an article in the News section of the journal Nature.
  • Garavan & Potter Discuss Grant for Early Brain Development Research on WCAX-TV
    January 7, 2022 by Jennifer Nachbur
    (JANUARY 7, 2022) In a WCAX-TV story, UVM Professors of Psychiatry Hugh Garavan, Ph.D., and Alexandra Potter, Ph.D., discussed their $5.5 million grant to participate in the Phase II portion of the HEALthy Brain and Child Development (HBCD) Study, an initiative focused on gathering data on brain development from birth through early childhood. View a video of the story.
  • Mori Provides Omicron Prevention Masking Advice on Then24
    January 6, 2022 by Jennifer Nachbur
    (JANUARY 6, 2022) Vitor Mori, Ph.D., a UVM postdoctoral fellow in medicine, is quoted in an article on Then24 regarding the best masks to wear to prevent more communicable COVID-19 variants.
  • Polio Vaccine Trials Highlighted in WCAX-TV Story
    December 23, 2021 by Jennifer Nachbur
    (DECEMBER 15, 2021) A WCAX-TV Channel 3 (CBS) news story, titled "Team of UVM researchers on cusp of vaccine trials to eliminate polio," features interviews with Larner College of Medicine faculty members Jessica Crothers, M.D., assistant professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, and E. Ross Colgate, Ph.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of microbiology and molecular genetics.
  • Firestone Medical Research Building Featured in Burlington Free Press
    December 14, 2021 by Jennifer Nachbur
    (DECEMBER 14, 2021) A Burlington Free Press article about Chittenden County, Vt. building projects mentioned the Firestone Medical Research Building currently under construction on the UVM campus.
  • Larner Alum & CDC CMO Wolfe's Visit Covered by Local Media
    December 13, 2021 by Jennifer Nachbur
    (DECEMBER 13, 2021) A visit to UVM's Larner College of Medicine by Class of 1995 alum Mitchell Wolfe, M.D., M.P.H., chief medical officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), was covered widely by regional media.
  • Carney & Levine Quoted in The Atlantic Article on COVID Surge in VT
    November 24, 2021 by Jennifer Nachbur
    (NOVEMBER 24, 2021) Jan Carney, M.D., M.P.H., associate dean for public health and health policy, and Mark Levine, M.D., Vermont Commissioner of Health and professor of medicine, are both quoted in an article in The Atlantic, titled "America’s Pandemic Star Loses Some Luster," regarding the surge in COVID-19 cases in Vermont.
  • Lahey Pens Opinion Piece on Booster Shots in STAT
    October 15, 2021 by Jennifer Nachbur
    (OCTOBER 15, 2021) Tim Lahey, M.D., M.M.Sc., professor of medicine, authored a "First Opinion" column, titled "Feeling guilty about getting a booster shot? Here’s something you can do." The piece explores the fact that some people are reluctant to receive a booster shot due to vaccine equity issues.
  • WCAX-TV Previews Class of 2025 White Coat Ceremony
    October 8, 2021 by Jennifer Nachbur
    (OCTOBER 6, 2021) Local CBS affiliate WCAX-TV Channel 3 aired a story previewing the UVM Larner College of Medicine's medical Class of 2025's October 8 White Coat Ceremony that featured interviews with Dean Richard L. Page, M.D., Interim Assistant Dean for Students Mariah McNamara, M.D., and Class of 2025 medical students Justin Henninsen and Gabriela Sarriera Valentin.
  • Firestone Building Groundbreaking Ceremony Garners VT Media Coverage
    September 30, 2021 by Jennifer Nachbur
    (SEPTEMBER 30, 2021) Several Vermont media outlets covered the ceremonial groundbreaking event hosted by UVM's Larner College of Medicine to celebrate the four-story, 62,500-square-foot Firestone Medical Research Building currently under construction at the College.
  • Holcombe Quoted in Seven Days Article on Local mRNA Manufacturer
    August 25, 2021 by Jennifer Nachbur
    (AUGUST 25, 2021) Randall Holcombe, M.D., M.B.A., director of the UVM Cancer Center and Juckett Professor of Cancer Research, commented on the role of mRNA in cancer treatment research.
  • New Class of 2025 Medical Students Highlighted on WCAX-TV
    August 25, 2021 by Jennifer Nachbur
    (AUGUST 9, 2021) First-year medical students Gabriela Sarriera and Justin Henningsen were interviewed by WCAX reporter Cat Viglienzoni on the first day of Orientation about their reasons for starting medical school.
  • Higgins' & Colleagues' Study Highlighted in Medpage Today Article
    August 4, 2021 by Jennifer Nachbur
    (AUGUST 4, 2021) A MedPageToday article focused on a JAMA Psychiatry article by Professor of Psychiatry Stephen Higgins, Ph.D., and colleagues that examined the effectiveness of using contingency management to address comorbid behaviors like cigarette smoking in patients receiving medication for opioid use disorder.
  • NY Times Article Features Arnoldy & UVM End of Life Doula Certificate
    June 24, 2021 by Jennifer Nachbur
    (JUNE 24, 2021) The UVM End-of-Life Doula Professional Certificate program, as well as comments from Francesca Arnoldy, program director, are featured in a New York Times article, titled "‘Death Doulas’ Provide Aid at the End of Life."
  • Shapiro Comments on COVID-19 & Migraine Patients in Medscape
    June 15, 2021 by Jennifer Nachbur
    (JUNE 15, 2021) Robert Shapiro, M.D., Ph.D., UVM professor of neurological sciences, commented on a study about COVID-19 susceptibility and care in people with migraine in Medscape.
  • Carney Discusses Travel Bans During Pandemic in WalletHub Article
    June 15, 2021 by Jennifer Nachbur
    (JUNE 15, 2021) Jan Carney, M.D., M.P.H., associate dean for public health & health policy at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, discussed the research supporting why countries set travel bans during pandemics in an article, titled "States Hurt the Most by the European Travel Ban," featured on WalletHub.
  • Cushman Discusses VCCBH on Local 22's "What Matters This Week"
    June 14, 2021 by Jennifer Nachbur
    (JUNE 14, 2021) UVM Professor of Medicine Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., co-principal investigator for the Vermont Center on Cardiovascular and Brain Health, was interviewed by anchor Lauren Maloney on Vermont's Local 22 ABC affiliate's "What Matters This Week" program.