Larner College of Medicine News & Media

  • Gramling's Work on Silence in End-of-Life Conversations in The Atlantic
    August 30, 2019 by Jennifer Nachbur
    (AUGUST 27, 2019) A long feature story published in Mosaic and The Atlantic focuses on research led by Bob Gramling, M.D., D.Sc., Miller Chair in Palliative Medicine, and colleagues about conversations between clinicians and dying patients.
  • Sigmon Receives $6.7 Million Grant to Establish UVM Center on Rural Addiction
    August 29, 2019 by Jennifer Nachbur
    Led by Vermont Center on Behavior and Health researcher and Associate Professor of Psychiatry Stacey Sigmon, Ph.D., the UVM Center on Rural Addiction will serve as a resource for scientific and technical assistance, and will provide information and training to clinicians, programs, and policymakers seeking guidance on how to address substance use disorder challenges in their rural communities. During its initial three years, the center will focus on disseminating evidence-based practices to rural counties in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, relying on partnerships with collaborators throughout New England.
  • Meyer & Crocker Comment on Caring for Pregnant Women with Opioid Disorder in Seven Days
    August 21, 2019 by Jennifer Nachbur
    (AUGUST 21, 2019) An article in Burlington, Vt. weekly Seven Days, titled "How Far Along? How Vermont Delivers Help for Pregnant Women With Opioid-Use Disorder," features comments from Marjorie Meyer, M.D., associate professor and vice chair of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences, and Abigail Crocker, Ph.D., biostatistician and assistant professor of mathematics & statistics.
  • Larner College of Medicine Class of 2023 Featured on NBC 5
    August 19, 2019 by Heather McCabe
    (AUGUST 19, 2019) Assistant Interim Dean for Students Shaden Eldakar-Hein, M.D., M.S., associate professor of medicine, and first-year medical student Akua Frimpong were featured in an NBC 5 segment on Larner's newest class of medical students, who arrived on campus last Monday.
  • Menon featured in WCAX Segment on UVMMC Pulmonary Fibrosis Designation
    August 19, 2019 by Heather McCabe
    (AUGUST 7, 2019) Prema Menon, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine and director of the Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic at the University of Vermont Medical Center, was featured in a WCAX-TV Channel 3 segment about the Medical Center's new designation from the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation as a member of their Care Center Network.
  • Fassler Comments on Medication Adherence in Youth with ADHD
    August 16, 2019 by Heather McCabe
    (AUGUST 2, 2019) David Fassler, M.D., UVM clinical professor of psychiatry was featured in an article in Psychiatric News from the American Psychiatric Association on a recent report stating that more than half of children and adolescents with ADHD may not be taking stimulant medications as prescribed.
  • Ahern Featured in Healio/HemOnc Today Article on Medications Associated with Breast Cancer
    August 16, 2019 by Heather McCabe
    (AUGUST 2, 2019) Healio.com highlighted research conducted by Assistant Professor of Surgery Thomas P. Ahern, Ph.D., M.P.H and colleagues in an article, titled "Certain medications linked to increased breast cancer risk."
  • The Medical School Journey Begins: Larner Welcomes the Class of 2023
    August 15, 2019 by Jennifer Nachbur
    It’s August 12—day one of orientation. Looking across the Sullivan Classroom at the smiling, anxious faces of 124 new medical students, it’s hard to imagine their individual journeys that led to this point. But they found their way to medicine, and they are needed. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, “The United States will see a shortage of nearly 122,000 physicians by 2032 as demand for physicians continues to grow faster than supply.”
  • Wasserman Discusses Motivational Interviewing on Advisory.com
    August 6, 2019 by Jennifer Nachbur
    (AUGUST 2, 2019) Richard Wasserman, M.D., professor of pediatrics, commented on motivational interviewing techniques used to encourage patients to adopt healthier behaviors in an Advisory.com article.
  • Shapiro Comments on Migraine Attitudes at American Headache Society Conference
    July 31, 2019 by Jennifer Nachbur
    (JULY 31, 2019) Robert Shapiro, M.D., Ph.D., professor of neurological sciences, commented on findings he presented at the national American Headache Society meeting in an MDEdge/Neurology article.
  • Tracy Interviewed by WCAX on RURAL Study
    July 15, 2019 by Heather McCabe
    (JULY 15, 2019) Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Russell Tracy, Ph.D., was interviewed on WCAX-TV's "You Can Quote Me" program about the scope of the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont’s involvement in the National Institutes of Health’s Risk Underlying Rural Areas Longitudinal (RURAL) Study.
  • Gibson Featured in VTDigger Article on Healthcare for Transgender Youth
    July 11, 2019 by Heather McCabe
    (JULY 11, 2019) Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Erica Gibson, M.D., commented on expanding healthcare access for transgender youth under Medicaid in VT Digger. Gibson, who is also the medical director of the UVM Medical Center’s Transgender Youth Program, addressed potential changes to transgender healthcare covered by Medicaid, including eliminating the minimum age for gender affirming surgeries.
  • Racha Discusses Gender on VT Public Radio "But Why" Program
    June 7, 2019 by Heather McCabe
    (JUNE 18, 2019) Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Lori Racha, M.D., was interviewed on Vermont Public Radio's “But Why: a Podcast for Curious Kids.”
  • From Marine to Doctor: Med student Jose Calderon aspires to help communities in need
    July 2, 2019 by Erin Post
    When Jose Calderon was six years old, his mother began exhibiting symptoms of schizophrenia. As he watched her cycle in and out of psychiatric units – sometimes enduring run-ins with law enforcement and negative encounters with neighbors and members of their church - he came to understand how the stigma associated with mental illness can devastate a family already struggling to cope with a brutal disease.
  • Dickerson Interviewed by Texas Newspaper about Autism and Swimming
    July 1, 2019 by Heather McCabe
    (JUNE 18, 2019) Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Jeremiah Dickerson, M.D. was interviewed by the Beaumont Enterprise about the benefits of swim lessons for children on the autism spectrum.
  • Kristen DeStigter: Reducing maternal mortality in Uganda
    June 24, 2019 by Phyl Newbeck
  • Nelson Interviewed by VPR on Election to the National Academy of Sciences
    June 14, 2019 by Heather McCabe
    (JUNE 11, 2019) University Distinguished Professor and Chair of Pharmacology Mark Nelson, Ph.D., was interviewed on Vermont Public Radio about his recent election to the National Academy of Sciences and his research in vascular blood flow.
  • Bethina Featured in Creaky Joints Regarding Arthritis in the Ankle
    June 11, 2019 by Heather McCabe
    (JUNE 11, 2019) Assistant Professor of Medicine and rheumatologist Narandra Bethina, M.D., is featured in an article in Creaky Joints regarding arthritis in the ankle.
  • Breast MRI Study Co-Authored by Sprague Featured in Multiple News Outlets
    June 4, 2019 by Michelle Bookless
    (JUNE 4, 2019) A breast cancer study published in Radiology and co-authored by Associate Professor of Surgery and Director of the Vermont Breast Cancer Surveillance System Brian Sprague, Ph.D., has been picked up by the newswires and published on multiple websites.
  • Schottel Study on Nonoperative Geriatric Hip Fracture Treatment Highlighted in Orthopedics This Week
    June 3, 2019 by Michelle Bookless
    (JUNE 3, 2019) A study co-authored by UVM Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Patrick Schottel, M.D., on the mortality rate associated with nonoperative versus operative treatment of geriatric hip fractures received attention recently in Orthopedics This Week.