Larner College of Medicine News & Media

  • Class of 2012 Alum Hosts Sensory-Friendly COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for Children & Adults
    January 14, 2022 by Elizabeth Barker, Class of 2023 Medical Student, and Michelle Bookless, Digital Content Manager
    On December 18, 2021, in partnership with the Vermont Department of Health, Vermont Family Network, Waterbury EMS, and a group of volunteers, All Brains Belong VT (ABB)—a nonprofit neuroinclusive primary care and community center offering patient-centered healthcare and inclusively-designed community events founded by UVM Larner College of Medicine alum Melissa Houser, M.D.'12—hosted its first sensory-friendly COVID-19 community vaccination clinic at its offices in Montpelier, Vt. The clinic was a blessing for neurodiverse children and adults whose discomfort had kept them from getting vaccinated, some after multiple attempts, at other locations.
  • 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.
  • 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."