Larner College of Medicine News & Media

  • van den Broek-Altenburg Featured in WCAX Story
    May 5, 2020 by Lila Sullivan
    (MAY 5, 2020) Eline van den Broek-Altenburg, Ph.D., assistant professor of radiology and a member of the Center for Health Services Research, discusses ongoing research to track behavioral adjustments in response to social distancing and stay-at-home orders and their impact on the spread of COVID-19 infection in this WCAX-TV news story.
  • van den Broek-Altenburg Comments Featured in Wall St. Journal
    May 2, 2020 by Jennifer Nachbur
    (MAY 2, 2020) Comments from Eline van den Broek-Altenburg, Ph.D., assistant professor of radiology, are featured in a Wall Street Journal article, titled "Coronavirus Kills People an Average of a Decade Before Their Time, Studies Find."
  • Kirkpatrick Discusses COVID-19 Vaccine Testing in STAT
    May 1, 2020 by Lila Sullivan
    (MAY 1, 2020) Beth Kirkpatrick, M.D., chair and professor in the department of microbiology and molecular genetics and director of the Vaccine Testing Center at the University of Vermont, was quoted in a STAT article, titled "Infect volunteers with Covid-19 in the name of research? A proposal lays bare a minefield of issues". Kirkpatrick discusses the challenges that come with testing a new vaccine and the steps it takes to even get to the testing stage.
  • VTDigger Article Highlights Virtual Match Day Celebration
    April 30, 2020 by Lila Sullivan
    (APRIL 26, 2020) An article in VTDigger featured the Larner College of Medicine's Match Day for Class of 2020 medical students on March 20, which was swiftly adjusted to be a virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Higgins Comments in U.S. News & World Report on Using Contingency Management to Treat Substance Use Disorders
    April 24, 2020 by Jennifer Nachbur
    (APRIL 24, 2019) Stephen Higgins, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and director of the Vermont Center on Behavior and Health at UVM, is quoted in a U.S. News & World Report article, titled "A Barren Landscape for Meth Treatment."
  • Weiss Comments on Potential of Cell Therapy Treatment for COVID-19 in ClinicalTrialsArena.com
    April 20, 2020 by Lila Sullivan
    (APRIL 20, 2020) Daniel Weiss, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine, commented on the potential for cell therapies to be effective in treating COVID-19 in an article on ClinicalTrialsArena.com, a drug development and research industry news site.
  • Shapiro Discusses Migraine Care During Pandemic in Virtual Interview
    April 17, 2020 by Lila Sullivan
    (APRIL 17, 2020) Professor of Neurological Sciences Robert Shapiro, M.D., Ph.D., was featured in a video interview for Neurology Live on gaining access to migraine treatment in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Shapiro is an advocate for a new class of medications that are administered less frequently, which may help improve management of migraine during the pandemic.
  • Lahey Authors NY Times Opinion Article on Unproven Vaccine
    April 16, 2020 by Lila Sullivan
    (APRIL 16, 2020) An Opinion piece authored by UVM Larner College of Medicine Professor Tim Lahey, M.D., an infectious disease specialist and director of clinical ethics at the UVM Medical Center, was featured in the New York Times.
  • Bates Discusses Vermontilator on WCAX-TV
    April 12, 2020 by Lila Sullivan
    (APRIL 12, 2020) Jason Bates, Ph.D., Sc.D., professor of medicine, discussed a low-cost ventilator option for treating COVID-19 patients called the Vermontilator during "You Can Quote Me" on local CBS affiliate WCAX-TV Channel 3. Bates described the potential uses, how the Vermontilator works, and why it is different from other ventilators.
  • Cushman Discusses Activity to Prevent Blood Clots During Quarantine in USA Today
    April 8, 2020 by Lila Sullivan
    (APRIL 8, 2020) Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., professor of medicine, discussed reducing the risk of blood clots and thrombosis due to more sedentary behavior during quarantine in USA Today.
  • Med Student Danis Discusses COVID-19 Volunteering on NBC10 Boston/NECN
    April 1, 2020 by Lila Sullivan
    (APRIL 1, 2020) Larner College of Medicine Class of '21 medical student and Essex EMT Hilary Danis was featured in an NBC10 Boston/New England Cable News (NECN) story on Vermont Governor Phil Scott's call for help in supporting the state's health care workforce during the COVID-19 emergency. In the interview, Danis says "I think each and every one of us can serve our part."
  • Lahey's COVID-19 Safety Advice Featured in Multiple Media Outlets
    March 30, 2020 by Lila Sullivan
    (MARCH 30, 2020) Expert advice from Professor of Medicine and Director of Clinical Ethics Tim Lahey, M.D., M.M.Sc., has been featured in multiple local, regional and national media outlets, including the New York Times and Medium.
  • Class of '22 Medical Student Brach featured in NBC 5 Story
    March 27, 2020 by Lila Sullivan
    (MARCH 27, 2020) Local television station NBC 5 aired a story about Meals on Wheels volunteers helping deliver food to seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Second-year medical student Richard Brach, who was featured in the story, says that since the College of Medicine's move to remote learning, he has some time in his schedule to help out in the community.
  • Farkas Quoted in New York Times Article on Ventilator Use for COVID-19
    March 26, 2020 by Lila Sullivan
    (MARCH 26, 2020) Joshua Farkas, M.D., associate professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary Disease & Critical Care Medicine, was quoted in a New York Times article, titled "‘The Other Option Is Death’: New York Starts Sharing of Ventilators."
  • Hudziak's Advice on Student Athlete Training during COVID-19 in Washington Post
    March 24, 2020 by Lila Sullivan
    (MARCH 24, 2020) James Hudziak, M.D., professor of psychiatry and pediatrics, chief of child psychiatry, and director of the Vermont Center for Children, Youth, and Families, provides advice to coaches on how to continue working with their teams using virtual sessions in a Washington Post article.
  • Cushman Comments on Coronavirus and Blood Type in Healthline Article
    March 22, 2020 by Lila Sullivan
    MARCH 22, 2020) Professor of Medicine in the Hematology/Oncology Division, Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc. was quoted in a recent Healthline article, titled "Does Your Blood Type Increase Your Risk for Coronavirus?"
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  • Sadigh Quoted in Fox News Story on Coronavirus Outbreak
    March 13, 2020 by Lila Sullivan
    (MARCH 13, 2020) Majid Sadigh, M.D., Director of the Global Health program at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine was quoted in a Fox News article regarding the recent coronavirus outbreak and the importance of people following best practices put forth by the CDC and local officials.
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  • Widespread Coverage of UVM Medical Center Press Conference on Presumptive COVID-19 Case
    March 13, 2020 by Lila Sullivan
    (MARCH 12, 2020) The University of Vermont Medical Center held a press conference on March 12 regarding its first presumptive positive case of COVID-19, which was widely covered by local and regional media.
  • Lahey Discusses Efforts to Ramp Up Cononavirus Care at UVM Medical Center
    March 13, 2020 by Lila Sullivan
    (MARCH 10, 2020) Tim Lahey, M.D., professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Disease at the UVM Larner College of Medicine and director of clinical ethics at the UVM Medical Center, is featured in a WCAX news story about UVM Medical Center actions and preparations for dealing with the coronavirus.
  • Cushman Quoted in U.S. News on Blood Type & Blood Clot Risk Study
    February 11, 2020 by Jennifer Nachbur
    Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., UVM professor of medicine and director of the Thrombosis and Hemostasis Program at the UVM Medical Center, commented on an Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology study on the potential increased risk of blood clots in people with blood types A and B in U.S. News & World Report.