Larner College of Medicine News & Media

  • 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.
  • 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.