Larner College of Medicine News & Media

  • Irvin & Colleagues Flavored E-Cigs & Asthma Study Covered by National Media Outlets
    October 16, 2019 by Jennifer Nachbur
    (OCTOBER 15, 2019) Several news outlets recently covered a research study on flavored e-cigarettes and asthma published in Nature Scientific Reports by Larner faculty and trainees, including senior author and Professor of Medicine Charles Irvin, Ph.D. The study was funded through UVM's Tobacco Center on Regulatory Science (TCORS) grant.
  • Gramling & Vermont Conversation Lab Featured in Hospice News
    October 7, 2019 by Jennifer Nachbur
    (OCTOBER 7, 2019) A story about the University of Vermont’s Conversation Lab, “which uses machine learning to develop algorithms designed to optimize clinician-patient discussions of serious illness, palliative care and end-of-life care," led by Robert Gramling, M.D., associate professor of family medicine and Miller Chair in Palliative Medicinewas featured in Hospice News.
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  • Leahy-led Diabetes Panel Recommendations Featured in Multiple Media Outlets
    October 7, 2019 by Jennifer Nachbur
    (OCTOBER 7, 2019) Coverage of recommendations from an Endocrine Society-convened panel of diabetes experts published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society and led by Professor of Medicine and Director of Endocinology, Diabetes & Metabolism John Leahy, M.D., received coverage in several media outlets.
  • Shukla Quoted in VTDigger Article on Social Services Group's Asbestos Violation
    September 9, 2019 by Jennifer Nachbur
    (SEPTEMBER 9, 2019) A VTDigger article, titled "NEK social services group paid fines for asbestos, other violations," featured comments by UVM Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Arti Shukla, Ph.D., regarding the link between asbestos and lung disease.
  • Gramling's Work on Silence in End-of-Life Conversations in The Atlantic
    August 30, 2019 by Jennifer Nachbur
    (AUGUST 27, 2019) A long feature story published in Mosaic and The Atlantic focuses on research led by Bob Gramling, M.D., D.Sc., Miller Chair in Palliative Medicine, and colleagues about conversations between clinicians and dying patients.
  • Meyer & Crocker Comment on Caring for Pregnant Women with Opioid Disorder in Seven Days
    August 21, 2019 by Jennifer Nachbur
    (AUGUST 21, 2019) An article in Burlington, Vt. weekly Seven Days, titled "How Far Along? How Vermont Delivers Help for Pregnant Women With Opioid-Use Disorder," features comments from Marjorie Meyer, M.D., associate professor and vice chair of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences, and Abigail Crocker, Ph.D., biostatistician and assistant professor of mathematics & statistics.
  • Larner College of Medicine Class of 2023 Featured on NBC 5
    August 19, 2019 by Heather McCabe
    (AUGUST 19, 2019) Assistant Interim Dean for Students Shaden Eldakar-Hein, M.D., M.S., associate professor of medicine, and first-year medical student Akua Frimpong were featured in an NBC 5 segment on Larner's newest class of medical students, who arrived on campus last Monday.
  • Menon featured in WCAX Segment on UVMMC Pulmonary Fibrosis Designation
    August 19, 2019 by Heather McCabe
    (AUGUST 7, 2019) Prema Menon, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine and director of the Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic at the University of Vermont Medical Center, was featured in a WCAX-TV Channel 3 segment about the Medical Center's new designation from the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation as a member of their Care Center Network.
  • Fassler Comments on Medication Adherence in Youth with ADHD
    August 16, 2019 by Heather McCabe
    (AUGUST 2, 2019) David Fassler, M.D., UVM clinical professor of psychiatry was featured in an article in Psychiatric News from the American Psychiatric Association on a recent report stating that more than half of children and adolescents with ADHD may not be taking stimulant medications as prescribed.
  • Ahern Featured in Healio/HemOnc Today Article on Medications Associated with Breast Cancer
    August 16, 2019 by Heather McCabe
    (AUGUST 2, 2019) Healio.com highlighted research conducted by Assistant Professor of Surgery Thomas P. Ahern, Ph.D., M.P.H and colleagues in an article, titled "Certain medications linked to increased breast cancer risk."
  • Wasserman Discusses Motivational Interviewing on Advisory.com
    August 6, 2019 by Jennifer Nachbur
    (AUGUST 2, 2019) Richard Wasserman, M.D., professor of pediatrics, commented on motivational interviewing techniques used to encourage patients to adopt healthier behaviors in an Advisory.com article.
  • Shapiro Comments on Migraine Attitudes at American Headache Society Conference
    July 31, 2019 by Jennifer Nachbur
    (JULY 31, 2019) Robert Shapiro, M.D., Ph.D., professor of neurological sciences, commented on findings he presented at the national American Headache Society meeting in an MDEdge/Neurology article.
  • Tracy Interviewed by WCAX on RURAL Study
    July 15, 2019 by Heather McCabe
    (JULY 15, 2019) Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Russell Tracy, Ph.D., was interviewed on WCAX-TV's "You Can Quote Me" program about the scope of the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont’s involvement in the National Institutes of Health’s Risk Underlying Rural Areas Longitudinal (RURAL) Study.
  • Gibson Featured in VTDigger Article on Healthcare for Transgender Youth
    July 11, 2019 by Heather McCabe
    (JULY 11, 2019) Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Erica Gibson, M.D., commented on expanding healthcare access for transgender youth under Medicaid in VT Digger. Gibson, who is also the medical director of the UVM Medical Center’s Transgender Youth Program, addressed potential changes to transgender healthcare covered by Medicaid, including eliminating the minimum age for gender affirming surgeries.
  • Racha Discusses Gender on VT Public Radio "But Why" Program
    June 7, 2019 by Heather McCabe
    (JUNE 18, 2019) Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Lori Racha, M.D., was interviewed on Vermont Public Radio's “But Why: a Podcast for Curious Kids.”
  • From Marine to Doctor: Med student Jose Calderon aspires to help communities in need
    July 2, 2019 by Erin Post
    When Jose Calderon was six years old, his mother began exhibiting symptoms of schizophrenia. As he watched her cycle in and out of psychiatric units – sometimes enduring run-ins with law enforcement and negative encounters with neighbors and members of their church - he came to understand how the stigma associated with mental illness can devastate a family already struggling to cope with a brutal disease.
  • Dickerson Interviewed by Texas Newspaper about Autism and Swimming
    July 1, 2019 by Heather McCabe
    (JUNE 18, 2019) Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Jeremiah Dickerson, M.D. was interviewed by the Beaumont Enterprise about the benefits of swim lessons for children on the autism spectrum.
  • Blohm Comments on WCAX About the Dangers of Foraging
    July 1, 2019 by Heather McCabe
    (JUNE 25, 2019) Assistant Professor in the Division of Emergency Medicine Eike Blohm, M.D., was interviewed on WCAX as part of a segment on "Fatal Foraging" and the dangers of eating foraged food.
  • Kristen DeStigter: Reducing maternal mortality in Uganda
    June 24, 2019 by Phyl Newbeck
  • Nelson Interviewed by VPR on Election to the National Academy of Sciences
    June 14, 2019 by Heather McCabe
    (JUNE 11, 2019) University Distinguished Professor and Chair of Pharmacology Mark Nelson, Ph.D., was interviewed on Vermont Public Radio about his recent election to the National Academy of Sciences and his research in vascular blood flow.