Larner College of Medicine News & Media

  • Update on MEDSINC App Featured in Seven Days
    September 29, 2016 by Jennifer Nachbur
    A recent update was posted regarding THINKmd’s MEDSINC app, which is a mobile platform for unskilled users in developing countries. THINKmd was co-founded by UVM Professors of Pediatrics Barry Finette, M.D., Ph.D., and Barry Heath, M.D. You can read the article, titled “App Made in Vermont for Developing Countries May Soon Benefit American Kids,” here.
  • UVM and Western Connecticut Health Network Global Health Program Featured on WCAX-TV
    September 29, 2016 by Jennifer Nachbur
    WCAX-TV Channel 3’s morning news spoke with UVM and Western Connecticut Health Network Global Health Program partner and guest Robert Kalyesubula, M.D., who discussed ACCESS Uganda, the focus of his April 5 Community Medical School presentation.
  • UVM Vaccine Testing Center Featured on WPTZ-TV/NECN
    September 29, 2016 by Jennifer Nachbur
    The Vaccine Testing Center’s recently published work on a dengue vaccine was featured on WPTZ-TV Newschannel 5 and New England Cable News (NECN). Reporter Jack Thurston interviewed Beth Kirkpatrick, M.D., professor of medicine and director of the Vaccine Testing Center, as well as Sean Diehl, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine, for the segment.
  • Krementsov Discusses Multiple Scelrosis Research on ABC22/Fox44
    September 29, 2016 by Jennifer Nachbur
    ABC22/Fox44 aired a news segment promoting the M.S. Society of New England’s Sat., April 2 Vermont WALK M.S. Reporter Staci DaSilva interviewed multiple sclerosis researcher Dimitry Krementsov, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine, for the story. View a video clip of the interview here.
  • Williams Discusses Anesthesia Effects on Babies in Burlington Free Press
    September 29, 2016 by Brittany Willette
    Robert Williams, M.D., UVM professor of anesthesiology and pediatric anesthesiologist at the UVM Children's Hospital, discusses the use of spinal anesthesia for surgery on babies amid growing concerns general anesthesia might adversely affect young brain development for an article in Burlington Free Press.
  • Kessler Discusses Role of EHR in Healthcare Organizations for EHR Intelligence
    September 29, 2016 by Brittany Willette
    In an article about researchers debating the role of EHR use in the efforts of healthcare organizations and providers working to integrate primary care and behavioral health, UVM Research Associate Professor of Family Medicine Rodger Kessler, Ph.D., is quoted. Read the full article from EHR Intelligence.
  • UVM Vaccine Testing Center $3.3 Million Grant from Gates Foundation Featured in Media
    September 29, 2016 by Brittany Willette
    The Cryptosporidum study team at the UVM Vaccine Testing Center (VTC), which includes Beth Kirkpatrick, M.D., VTC director and UVM professor of medicine; Caroline Lyon, M.D., M.P.H., UVM associate professor of medicine; Christopher Huston, M.D., UVM associate professor of medicine; Catherine Larsson; and Mary Claire Walsh, PA-C, recently received a $3.3 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to test new therapeutic agents against Cryptosporidium. Read the announcement in Vermont Business Magazine.
  • Carney Discusses E-Cigarette Myths and Facts on VT Digger
    September 29, 2016 by Brittany Willette
    Commentary authored by Jan Carney, M.D., M.P.H., UVM professor of medicine and associate dean for public health, discussing the myths and facts about e-cigarettes is featured in on VT Digger.
  • Halsey AAOS Role Announcement Featured in Orthopedic Design & Technology
    September 29, 2016 by Brittany Willette
    During its 2016 annual meeting, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons announced that David Halsey, M.D., UVM associate professor of orthopaedics and rehabilitation and director of the UVM Medical Center’s adult reconstruction service, who currently holds the title of second vice president, will assume the role of president in 2018. Read the full announcement in Orthopedic Design & Technology.
  • Thura '18 UVM Board of Trustees Appointment Announced
    September 29, 2016 by Brittany Willette
    The University of Vermont Board of Trustees recently appointed three new members including UVM College of Medicine student Soraiya Thura ‘18, who succeeded UVM class of 2016 undergrad student Samantha Lucas, and will be serving a two-year term. The announcement was mentioned in Noodls, VT Digger, US News Hub and Vermont Business Magazine.
  • Simpatico, Steingard & Batra Comment on Force-Medicating Psych Patients in Seven Days
    September 29, 2016 by Brittany Willette
    UVM College of Medicine faculty members Thomas Simpatico, M.D., professor of psychiatry and chief medical officer for the Department of Vermont Health Access; Sandra Steingard, M.D., clinical associate professor of psychiatry and chief medical officer at the Howard Center; and Jaskanwar Batra, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry and medical director at the Department of Mental Health, are featured in an article about the disputes over force-medicating psychiatry patients for Seven Days.
  • Hudziak, Porter & Wellness Environment Featured on NBC News
    September 29, 2016 by Jennifer Nachbur
    UVM College of Medicine faculty members James Hudziak, M.D., professor of psychiatry, pediatrics and medicine and director of the Vermont Center for Children, Youth & Families, and Jon Porter, M.D., clinical assistant professor of family medicine and director of the UVM Center for Health & Wellbeing, are featured in an article about UVM’s Wellness Environment (WE) program on NBCNews.com.
  • ALS Center at UVM Medical Center Mentioned in Vermont Business Magazine for Recent Grant
    September 29, 2016 by Brittany Willette
    The ALS Center at UVM Medical Center, led by Rup Tandan, M.D., F.R.C.P., professor of neurological sciences, recently received a $37,500 grant from the ALS Association of Northern New England to support patients and families struggling with Lou Gehrig’s disease, which was mentioned in Vermont Business Magazine.
  • Frankowski Discusses Treatment-Resistant Lice in Media
    September 29, 2016 by Brittany Willette
    UVM Professor of Pediatrics Barbara Frankowski, M.D., comments on the long-term use of over-the-counter lice treatment products creating a resistance to lice for a story on the hype surrounding a new “mutant” strain of lice resistant to usual, inexpensive treatments for a story on CNN and NBC affiliate KFOR Newschannel 4.
  • First, Big Change Roundup Featured in The Malone Telegram
    September 29, 2016 by Brittany Willette
    The Big Change Roundup, an annual change collection campaign that raises funds for the University of Vermont Children's Hospital programs and services in Burlington, made a stop at the local Wal-Mart in Malone on February 27, 2016, where UVM Professor and Chair of Pediatrics Lewis First, M.D., M.S., helped to count change collected for the campaign.
  • Robbins Discusses Stress on WCAX-TV Morning News
    September 29, 2016 by Jennifer Nachbur
    Beth Robbins, Psy.D., UVM clinical associate professor of psychiatry and clinical director of the Seneca Mood and Anxiety Disorders Clinic at The UVM Medical Center, was interviewed live on WCAX-TV Channel 3’s morning news, discussing the topic of her March 1 Community Medical School presentation, “All Stressed Out: Symptoms, Physiology and Approaches for Relief.”
  • Fisher Talks about Treating Opiate Addicts on WCAX-TV
    September 29, 2016 by Brittany Willette
    Patricia Fisher, M.D., UVM assistant professor of family medicine, was featured in a story on local CBS affiliate WCAX-TV about the struggles recovering opiate addicts in Vermont face in finding aftercare treatment.
  • Giddins Featured in "Little Hats, Big Hearts" Story on WCAX-TV
    September 29, 2016 by Jennifer Nachbur
    University of Vermont pediatric cardiologist Niels Giddins, M.D., is featured in a news story about the American Heart Association's February 2016 "Little Hats, Big Hearts" campaign to increase awareness about congenital heart defects in newborns. Giddins, an associate professor of pediatrics, commented that structural problems in the heart can often appear following a seemingly healthy and normal birth. The story's video footage, taken at the UVM Medical Center's Mother-Baby Unit, also featured Molly Rideout, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics.
  • Hebert Authors Op-Ed on Taxing Physicians Featured in Times Argus, VT Digger
    September 29, 2016 by Brittany Willette
    James Hebert, M.D., UVM professor of surgery, authored an editorial discussing the gross underfunding of Medicaid in the state of Vermont and a newly-proposed 2.35 percent tax on independent physicians, which threatens to put non-hospital employed doctors “out of business and leave some Vermonters without care.”
  • Fassler Quoted in Editorial on Juvenile Justice System in Deseret News
    September 29, 2016 by Jennifer Nachbur
    An editorial in the Salt Lake City, Utah Deseret News about sentences for juveniles features comments from David Fassler, M.D., clinical professor of psychiatry and Burlington, Vt. child and adolescent psychiatrist.