Larner College of Medicine News & Media

  • Medical Ethics Advisor Covers Stapleton-led Research on CPR ‘Informed Assent’
    November 1, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 2022) Researchers led by pulmonologist and critical care physician Renee Stapleton, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine, concluded that “informed assent” for CPR is a “feasible and reasonable” approach for some hospitalized patients, according to Medical Ethics Advisor.
    Read full story at Medical Ethics Advisor
  • Burlington Free Press Features Comments by Bell on Surging RSV Hospitalizations
    November 1, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 1, 2022) Pediatric critical care physician Rebecca Bell, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics, commented in the Burlington Free Press on the surge in local hospitalizations due to rhinovirus or respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
    Read full story at Burlington Free Press
  • Shepard Speaks to WCAX on Ongoing Baby Formula Shortages
    October 27, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (October 27, 2022) UVMMC pediatrician and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Michelle Shepard, M.D., Ph.D., FAAP, spoke to WCAX-TV’s Hailey Morgan about ongoing baby formula supply chain woes affecting Vermont parents.
    Read full story at WCAX-TV
  • NBC5 Covers Cancer Convergence Conference, Quotes Holcombe
    October 27, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (OCTOBER 27, 2022) NBC5, WCAX, and other media covered the annual Cancer Convergence Conference, which brought experts from around the country and the world to UVM and featured a Careers in Cancer event for local high school students.
  • Mawe Says Donated Cadavers Teach Life Lessons, Seven Days Reports
    October 26, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (OCTOBER 26, 2022) Professor of Neurological Sciences Gary Mawe, Ph.D., director of Larner’s Anatomical Gift Program, spoke to Seven Days about the pedagogical value of having medical students dissect real human cadavers in the College’s anatomy lab. Larner receives some 30 to 50 body donations a year.
    Read full story at Seven Days
  • Janssen-Heininger Awarded Grant to Study Chemo-Resistant Tumors, VermontBiz Reports
    October 25, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (OCTOBER 25, 2022) Research Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Yvonne Janssen-Heininger, Ph.D., has been awarded the Lung Cancer Discovery Award by the American Lung Association in Vermont, according to Vermont Business Magazine.
    Read full story at Vermont Business Magazine
  • CNN Mentions COVID-19 Vaccine Response Study by Lee, Kirkpatrick, Cushman
    October 24, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (OCTOBER 24, 2022) A study co-authored by Benjamin Lee, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics; Beth Kirkpatrick, M.D., professor and chair of microbiology and molecular genetics and professor of medicine; and Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., professor of medicine, along with researchers from Columbia University and Boston University, concluded that post-vaccination symptoms are a good sign, CNN reported.
    Read full story at CNN
  • Chaarani and Colleagues Find Evidence of Better Impulse Control & Memory in Gamers
    October 24, 2022 by NIDA Press Office
    (OCTOBER 24, 2022) A study by UVM researchers of nearly 2,000 children found that those who reported playing video games for three hours per day or more performed better on cognitive skills tests involving impulse control and working memory compared to children who had never played video games.
  • Spector Discusses CoreMap in Seven Days Article
    October 19, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (OCTOBER 19, 2022) A Seven Days article about CoreMap, co-founded by cardiologist and Professor of Medicine Peter Spector, M.D., discusses the medical technology startup’s search for a breakthrough in detecting the source of atrial fibrillation, and solving the long-standing challenge of providing individualized treatment.
    Read full story at Seven Days
  • Dumas Discusses Link Between Menopause & Alzheimer's on Nationally Syndicated Bloom TV
    October 18, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (OCTOBER 18, 2022) Julie Dumas, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry, joined Gayle Guyardo, the host of the nationally syndicated health and wellness show "Bloom," to discuss the impact menopause has on the brain and its connection to Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Schlein’s Research on Gender Distribution of Leadership Roles Highlighted in Elsevier Article on PHYS.ORG
    October 13, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (OCTOBER 13, 2022) Sarah Schlein, M.D., associate professor of emergency medicine, is a lead investigator and co-author of research on the gender distribution of key leadership roles at the Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) published in WMS’s official journal, "Wilderness & Environmental Medicine" (WEM). The research was featured in an Elsevier article on PHYS.ORG.
  • Bruce Quoted about COVID Shots and DNA Alteration in Associated Press Story
    October 4, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (OCTOBER 4, 2022) Emily Bruce, Ph.D., assistant professor of microbiology and molecular genetics, was quoted in an Associated Press story responding to false claims that COVID-19 vaccines are editing humans’ DNA.
  • Delaney Comments on Mental Health and Suicide in VTDigger Article
    October 4, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (OCTOBER 4, 2022) Thomas Delaney, Ph.D., associate professor of pediatrics, comments on the rising suicide rates in Vermont in an article in VTDigger about the launch of a new website and education campaign geared toward helping the public understand how to intervene before a suicide attempt.
  • Cancer Center Director Holcombe Comments on Biden 'Cancer Moonshot' on WCAX-TV
    September 15, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (SEPTEMBER 15, 2022) Randall Holcombe, M.D., M.B.A., director of the UVM Cancer Center, spoke with WCAX-TV’s Darren Perron about President Biden’s “cancer moonshot” initiative, which aims to cut cancer fatalities by 50 percent in the next 50 years and direct federal resources to eventually find a cure.
  • Southern Vermont AHEC Campaign to Find Medical Student Housing Hosts on NBC5
    September 14, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (SEPTEMBER 14, 2022) NBC5 aired a story on the Area Health Education Center’s “Clinical Rotation Home Stay Housing Program,” which matches medical students from the Larner College of Medicine with host families across the state when they’re on their clinical rotations. The program is seeking more housing hosts in southern Vermont.
  • Gramling and Button Featured in End-of-Life Doulas Story on MarketWatch
    September 9, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (SEPTEMBER 9, 2022) MarketWatch featured Robert Gramling, M.D., professor of family medicine, and Diane Button, an instructor in the College’s online end-of-life doula professional certificate program, in a story about so-called death doulas who provide nonmedical care and support for people who are dying and their loved ones.
  • Higgins Comments on Rewards to Help Addiction Recovery in Associated Press Article
    September 7, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (SEPTEMBER 7, 2022) Stephen Higgins, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry, explained in an Associated Press story that the same dopamine reward system that’s the basis for addictions can be used to promote healthy behavior change.
  • Lahey Comments on Pending COVID-19 Booster on WCAX-TV
    August 29, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (AUGUST 29, 2022) Tim Lahey, M.D., M.M.Sc., professor of infectious disease, spoke with Alexandra Montgomery of WCAX-TV Channel 3 about the new bivalent vaccines designed to target more than one strain of COVID-19.
  • Sen. Sanders & HRSA Administrator Roundtable Discussion at Larner on NBC5
    August 26, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (AUGUST 26, 2022) NBC5 covered a roundtable discussion hosted by Vt. Sen. Bernie Sanders focusing on the lack of nurses in the state. Among the participants was Noma Anderson, Ph.D., professor of communication sciences and disorders and dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
  • Lounsbury Quoted in Social Work Today Article
    August 1, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (AUGUST 1, 2022) Karen Lounsbury, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology and director of foundations and preclinical assessment, is quoted in an article in “Social Work Today” on integrating service delivery by medical or physical health providers, behavioral health providers, and social service providers.