Larner College of Medicine News & Media

  • Levine’s Appointment to Vermont’s Commissioner of Health Featured in Local Media
    January 31, 2017 by Jennifer Nachbur
    On Wednesday, January 4, newly-inaugurated Governor Phil Scott for Vermont announced the appointment of Mark Levine, M.D., professor of medicine and associate dean for graduate medical education at the Larner College of Medicine at UVM, as Vermont's Commissioner of Health.
  • Sigmon Study on Waitlisted Opioid-Dependent Adults Featured in National Media
    January 31, 2017 by Kate Skinas
    As the number of opioid-dependent people rises, so to do waitlists for treatment, leaving many to continue their addiction to opioids and risk their lives in the process.
  • Johnston Comments on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Featured in New York Times and Huffington Post
    January 31, 2017 by Jennifer Nachbur
    Anne Johnston, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics at the Larner College of Medicine at UVM, provided comments regarding neonatal abstinence syndrome and treating opioid-addicted mothers in a New York Times article, titled “Rise in Infant Drug Dependence Is Felt Most in Rural Areas.”
  • Dittus Comments on Study Linking Benefits of Cardiorespiratory Fitness to Cancer Death Rates Featured in Media
    January 31, 2017 by Kate Skinas
    A new study from Denmark found that cardiorespiratory fitness levels might help determine the likelihood of cancer deaths in men.
  • Ades Study on Improving Participation in Cardiac Rehab Programs Featured in Multiple Outlets
    November 18, 2016 by Kate Skinas
    Once a patient has experienced a cardiac event, they are often prescribed participation in Cardiac Rehabilitation, yet only 20 to 30 percent of patients actually participate.
  • Holmes Discusses Vermont's Preterm Birth Rates on NPR
    November 14, 2016 by Kate Skinas
    Preterm birth rates in the US have risen in 2015 for the first time in eight years, though Vermont is among 3 other states that have seen declining rates.
  • VP Biden Visits UVM for Cancer Moonshot Discussion Featured in Media
    November 14, 2016 by Kate Skinas
    The United States Vice President Joe Biden visited the University of Vermont on Friday, October 21, 2016 to join faculty of the University of Vermont Cancer Center in a Cancer Moonshot Roundtable Discussion.
  • Dumas' Comments on Menopausal Brain Fog Featured on CBSNews.com
    November 14, 2016 by Kate Skinas
    Julie Dumas, Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry at the Larner College of Medicine, comments on a new study suggesting that hormonal shifts could be the reason for memory issues among post-menopausal women.
  • Leonard Quoted in Huffington Post Article on Genome Sequencing
    October 4, 2016 by Jennifer Nachbur
    A Huffington Post blog post, titled Genome Sequencing for Health People: Is it Time?" quotes Debra Leonard, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of pathology and laboratory medicine at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont
  • Larner Gift and Naming of the College of Medicine Featured in National Media
    October 4, 2016 by Jennifer Nachbur
    A historic announcement on September 23 about the estate commitment of $66 million from UVM dual-degree alumnus Robert Larner ’39, M.D.’42, and his wife, Helen, and the naming of the College of Medicine to The Larner College of Medicine at The University of Vermont received wide coverage, both regionally and nationally.
  • Garavan, Potter and Albaugh Discuss NIH ABCD Study on Vermont Public Radio
    October 4, 2016 by Jennifer Nachbur
    Larner College of Medicine faculty members Alexandra Potter, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychiatry, and Matthew Albaugh, Ph.D., postdoctoral associate in psychiatry, were guests on Vermont Public Radio’s live interview program Vermont Edition, with host Nina Keck.

  • Naylor Addresses Non-Opioid Treatments for Chronic Pain on WCAX-TV
    October 4, 2016 by Jennifer Nachbur
    In conjunction with Pain Awareness Month during the month of September, local CBS affiliate WCAX-TV invited Professor of Psychiatry Magdalena Naylor, M.D., Ph.D., to be a guest on its live interview program “The :30.”
  • Department of Psychiatry's Partnership with VA Covered by Vermont Media
    October 4, 2016 by Jennifer Nachbur
    Judith Lewis, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry and director of the psychiatry residency program at the UVM Medical Center, and Brett Rusch, M.D., from the White River Junction (Vt.) Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, discussed providing care for veterans in Vermont and a new psychiatry residency partnership between UVM and the VA during a live interview on WCAX-TV Channel 3’s “The :30” program.
  • UVM Class of '16 Alumna Ray Featured in Plattsburgh Press-Republican
    September 29, 2016 by Jennifer Nachbur
    Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh, N.Y. celebrated its first Family Medicine residency residents at a special ceremony held June 29, 2016. University of Vermont College of Medicine Class of 2016 graduate Therese Ray, M.D., was among those residents and was featured in a related article in the Plattsburgh Press-Republican.
  • Leonard Discusses Clinical Genome Sequencing in Wall Street Journal
    September 29, 2016 by Jennifer Nachbur
    University of Vermont Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Debra Leonard, M.D., Ph.D., is in the midst of developing a genomic medicine program at UVM. As part of that effort, she launched the UVM Medical Center's first genomic test and more recently, organized an opportunity for 72 UVM and UVM Medical Center faculty and staff members to have their genomes sequenced through the Illumina "Understanding Your Genome" program.
  • Investiture of Inaugural Holly and Bob Miller Chair of Palliative Medicine Featured in Media
    September 29, 2016 by Kate Skinas
    An event celebrating the investiture of Robert Gramling, M.D., D.Sc., as the inaugural Holly and Bob Miller Chair of Palliative Medicine attracted wide coverage in local and regional media outlets. The position was made possible through a $3 million gift to the College of Medicine from the Millers, who for decades have supported palliative care and clinical services in Vermont.
  • Kien Discusses Fat-Burning on VPR’s Morning Edition
    September 29, 2016 by Jennifer Nachbur
    UVM Davignon Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine C. Lawrence Kien, M.D., Ph.D., was a guest on Vermont Public Radio's Vermont Edition recently, discussing metabolism and how the body behaves after extreme and rapid weight loss.
  • Avila Interviewed on WCAX-TV for Receiving Local Hero Change Maker Award
    September 29, 2016 by Jennifer Nachbur
    Mercedes Avila, Ph.D., program co-director of Vermont Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and assistant professor of pediatrics, was interviewed live on the WCAX-TV Channel 3 morning news in regards to her receipt of the Child Mind Institute Local Hero Change Maker Award in New York City on May 10.
  • Rettew Discusses Brains and Gender Identity on WCAX-TV and Psychology Today
    September 29, 2016 by Jennifer Nachbur
    David Rettew, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry and pediatrics, was featured on WCAX-TV Channel 3’s “The :30” program, discussing brains and gender identity in conjunction with his recent blog post for Psychology Today.
  • UVM Medical Cannabis Course Featured in Seven Days
    September 29, 2016 by Jennifer Nachbur
    The University of Vermont Department of Pharmacology’s Spring 2016 Medical Cannabis course recently appeared Seven Days. Reporter Ken Picard interviewed course co-directors Wolfgang Dostmann, Ph.D., and Karen Lounsbury, Ph.D., for the story, and attended two classes – a plant biology-focused session taught by course co-director Monique McHenry, Ph.D., and an economic development class taught by guest presenter William Cats-Baril, Ph.D., of the Grossman School of Business.