Larner College of Medicine News & Media

  • Jackson Offers Strategies for ‘Sober January’ in Washington Post
    January 24, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JANUARY 24, 2023) Addiction specialist Peter Jackson, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry, provided suggestions for alcohol-free activities for individuals aiming to refrain from alcohol consumption in a Washington Post Well+Being article on “Dry January.”
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  • Renal & Urology News Reports on Cheung ‘Stroke-Belt’ Study
    January 17, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JANUARY 17, 2023) A recent study by Katharine L. Cheung, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine, and colleagues shows that residence in the so-called stroke belt of the southeastern United States is an independent risk factor for incident chronic kidney disease (CKD), Renal & Urology News reported.
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  • Carney & Kolodinsky Support Sugary Beverage Tax in VT Digger
    January 13, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JANUARY 13, 2023) Jan Carney, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine and associate dean for public health, and Jane Kolodinsky, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Community Development and Applied Economics, wrote a commentary in VT Digger in support of a sugary beverage excise tax.
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  • Charlotte News Lauds Janssen-Heininger as a ‘Humble Superstar’
    January 12, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JANUARY 12, 2023) Yvonne Janssen-Heininger, Ph.D., professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, is described as a “humble superstar” in an article about cancer research at UVM in The Charlotte (Vermont) News.
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  • Rinehart Warns Against Child Exposure to Edibles on WCAX-TV
    January 11, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JANUARY 11, 2023) In a piece broadcast on WCAX-TV on the increase of child exposure to edible cannabis over the past several years, Jill Rinehart, M.D., FAAP, associate professor of pediatrics, stressed the importance of parents locking up cannabis products at home to keep kids from accidentally ingesting it. (Click on headline for more.)
  • UVM Clinical Simulation Lab Highlighted in WCAX-TV Story
    December 27, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (DECEMBER 27, 2022) UVM’s Clinical Simulation Laboratory was profiled in a story broadcast on WCAX-TV about how the Larner College of Medicine ensures that students filling emergency departments or doctors’ offices are trained to the highest potential before being put into the real world. UVM medical residents Berna Buyukozturk, M.D., and Carolina Jirka, M.D., as well as Sim Lab specialist Jim Court, were quoted in the piece. (Click on headline for more.)
  • Cushman and Colleagues' Research on Inequities in Health Care Access and Delivery in ASCO Post Article
    December 25, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (DECEMBER 25, 2022) Research by Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., professor of medicine, and colleagues found inequities in treatments and outcomes for pulmonary embolism, The ASCO Post reports.
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  • Bell Featured in WCAX-TV Story on RSV Vaccine Trial
    December 16, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (DECEMBER 16, 2022) A Pfizer RSV vaccine for pregnant women is in phase 3 trial, with the potential to help infants cope with the sometimes serious illness, according to WCAX-TV. “If infants can be born with some immunity,” says pediatric critical care physician Rebecca Bell, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics, “even if it’s short-lived, even if it’s six months or one year, that can make a huge difference in terms of kids’ health.” (Click headline for more.)
  • Cushman Study Links Low Socioeconomic Status with Greater In-Hospital Mortality, Pharmacy Times Reports
    December 10, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (DECEMBER 10, 2022) Trial investigator Mary Cushman, M.D., professor of medicine, presented study findings on social determinants of health [SDOH] and pulmonary embolism treatment and mortality at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting, Pharmacy Times reported.
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  • Fassler Comments in Washington Post Story on Effects of Pandemic on Teenage Brains
    December 2, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (DECEMBER 2, 2022) Clinical Professor of Psychiatry David Fassler, M.D., commented in a Washington Post article about a study showing that the stress of pandemic lockdowns prematurely aged the brains of teenagers by at least three years, and in ways similar to changes observed in children who have faced chronic stress and adversity.
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  • HealthDay News Reports on Zakai Study of Coronary Heart Disease Risk in White vs. Black Adults
    December 2, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (DECEMBER 2, 2022) Research by Professor of Medicine Neil A. Zakai, M.D., and colleagues shows that increased coronary heart disease risk in White but not Black adults is associated with lower levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, according to HealthDay News.
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  • BIDMC Highlights DASH Diet Study Co-authored by Plante
    November 29, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 29, 2022) Assistant Professor of Medicine Timothy Plante, M.D., is a co-author of a new study comparing the effects of three different eating patterns on cardiovascular disease, according to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) News.
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  • Bell Comments on Respiratory Virus Risk during Holidays in VTDigger
    November 23, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 23, 2022) Pediatric critical care physician Rebecca Bell, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics, has a message for people visiting infants over the holidays that is going to be difficult to hear: “Admire the baby from afar,” VTDigger reported.
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  • HealthDay Reports on Heart Disease Study by Zakai and Colleagues
    November 22, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (November 22, 2022) A study by Professor of Medicine Neil A. Zakai, M.D., Professor of Medicine Mary Cushman, M.D., and colleagues found that lower levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) are associated with increased coronary heart disease (CHD) risk in White but not Black adults, and higher levels of HDL-C are not protective for either group, HealthDay News reported.
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  • Levine & Bell Discuss ‘Triple Threat’ of Holiday Viruses on WVNY-TV
    November 18, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 18, 2022) WVNY-TV interviewed Vermont Health Commissioner Mark Levine, M.D., professor of medicine and associate dean for graduate medical education, and Rebecca Bell, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics, about a "triple threat" of serious viruses that could impact the upcoming holiday season, as the flu, Covid-19, and the respiratory virus RSV can spread easily in close contact. (Click on headline for more.)
  • Wojewoda Comments on Monkeypox to Georgia Public Broadcasting
    November 18, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 18, 2022) Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Christina Wojewoda, M.D., who is the director of clinical microbiology at the UVM Medical Center and chairs the Microbiology Committee for the College of American Pathologists, commented for a Georgia Public Broadcasting story on monkeypox in that state. (Click on headline for more.)
  • HealthDay Covers Polish & Gibson Research Letter Describing Rare Human Cases of Fox Parasite
    November 17, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 17, 2022) Infectious disease specialist Louis Polish, M.D., associate professor of medicine, and Pamela Gibson, M.D., professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, were among the co-authors of a letter in the New England Journal of Medicine describing two human cases in Vermont of a rare parasitic disease, according to a HealthDay News story.
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  • Kaminsky Discusses Long COVID in WCAX-TV Story on Charles Vallee
    November 16, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 16, 2022) Professor of Medicine David Kaminsky, M.D., was interviewed by WCAX-TV for a story about a Vermont family’s search for answers following the death of 27-year-old Charles Vallee, who suffered from so-called Long Covid. (Click on headline for more.)
  • Kaminsky Comments in USA Today Article on Smoking Marijuana vs. Cigarettes
    November 15, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 15, 2022) In a USA Today article on a new study suggesting that smoking marijuana may do more damage to lungs than cigarettes, pulmonary and critical care physician David Kaminsky, M.D., professor of medicine (who is unaffiliated with the study), commented, “It’s no surprise to me. A burning leaf is a burning leaf ... the lung doesn’t know the difference if it’s tobacco or marijuana.”
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  • Tracy Named Larner’s Senior Associate Dean for Research, per VermontBiz
    November 15, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 15, 2022) J. Kathleen (Kate) Tracy, Ph.D., has been appointed as senior associate dean for research at the Larner College of Medicine, effective in February 2023, Dean Richard L. Page, M.D., announced. Tracy will also serve as professor of medicine and director of research at the UVM Health Network, according to VermontBiz.
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