Larner College of Medicine News & Media

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Carney Says Examine Community Spread Before Reopening in Hartford Courant Article
    May 17, 2021 by Jennifer Nachbur
    (MAY 17, 2021) Associate Dean for Public Health and Health Policy Jan Carney, M.D., M.P.H., commented in a Hartford Courant article that coronavirus community spread - case rates, hospitalizations and deaths - are points that state officials should consider when making decisions regarding business reopening policies.
  • Page Quoted in Medscape about Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion during Cardiac Surgery
    May 16, 2021 by Jennifer Nachbur
    (MAY 16, 2021) UVM Larner College of Medicine Dean Richard L. Page, M.D., professor of medicine, was quoted in a Medscape article, titled "LAAOS III: Surgical LAA Closure Cuts AF Stroke Risk by One Third," in conjunction with an editorial he published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
  • WCAX-TV Interviews Dickerson about Long-Term Effect of Pandemic on Kids
    April 15, 2021 by Jennifer Nachbur
    (APRIL 15, 2021) Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Jeremiah Dickerson, M.D., was interviewed by local Burlington, Vt. CBS affiliate WCAX-TV for a story, titled "Should parents worry about pandemic’s long-term effects on kids?"
  • Cushman Comments on Blood Clot Risk & Vaccination Status in Business Insider
    April 13, 2021 by Jennifer Nachbur
    (APRIL 13, 2021) Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., professor of medicine and co-principal investigator of the Vermont Center on Cardiovascular and Brain Health, commented on the risk of blood clots in young women in relation to COVID-19 vaccination status in a Business Insider article, titled "Why younger women have a higher risk of blood clots, whether or not they're vaccinated."
  • Rettew Featured in Yahoo!Life Article on Parenting
    April 6, 2021 by Jennifer Nachbur
    (APRIL 6, 2021) David Rettew, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry and pediatrics, discusses parenting and the strategies shared in his book on "Parenting Made Complicated: What Science Really Knows About the Greatest Debates of Early Childhood" in a Yahoo!Life article, titled "Want to Be a Better Parent? Consider Temperament."
  • Dixon Comments in NY Times on Obesity & Risk for COVID-19 Hospitalization
    March 8, 2021 by Jennifer Nachbur
    (MARCH 8, 2021) Anne Dixon, M.A., BM BCh, professor of medicine and director of the Vermont Lung Center, was quoted in a New York Times article, titled "Severe Obesity Raises Risk of COVID-19 Hospitalization and Death, Study Finds."
  • Carney Featured in WalletHub Article on Healthiest Cities
    February 8, 2021 by Lila Sullivan
    (FEBRUARY 8, 2021) Associate Dean for Public Health and Health Policy and Professor of Medicine Jan Carney, M.D, M.P.H., Is featured in a WalletHub article titled "2021's Healthiest & Unhealthiest Cities in America."
  • Raszka Comments in National Review Article on School COVID Closures Narrative
    December 11, 2020 by Jennifer Nachbur
    (DECEMBER 11, 2020) William Raszka, M.D., professor of pediatrics, commented on COVID-19 transmission among schoolchildren in a National Review article, titled "The New York Times’ Shifting Narrative on School COVID Closures."
  • Avila Featured in WCAX-TV Story on Vaccine Distribution
    December 7, 2020 by Lila Sullivan
    (DECEMBER 7, 2020) Mercedes Avila, Ph.D., assistant professor of pediatrics and director of the Vermont Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (VT LEND) Program, discussed vaccine distribution among underserved communities in a story on local CBS affiliate WCAX-TV.
  • Carney Comments on VT Increase in COVID-19 Cases in Boston Globe
    November 27, 2020 by Lila Sullivan
    (NOVEMBER 27, 2020) Jan Carney, M.D., M.P.H., associate dean for public health and health policy and professor of medicine, was quoted in a Boston Globe article, titled "Vermont has now been hard hit by the coronavirus. What happened?"
  • Lee Discusses Study on Opening Schools during High Spread of COVID-19 on WCAX-TV
    November 23, 2020 by Lila Sullivan
    (NOVEMBER 23, 2020) Benjamin Lee, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics, discusses when it is safe to begin opening schools in an interview with WCAX-TV anchor Darren Perron in a segment, titled "What goes into deciding when it’s safe to open schools."