• BBC Podcast, Health Check, Discusses Vaccine Incentives With Director Stephen Higgins
    VCBH Director Stephen T. Higgins spoke with Health Check’s Claudia Hammond about the evidence supporting the use of incentives for vaccination adherence in this brief 5-minute podcast.
  • Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Finds Improvement for Those Receiving Medication for Opioid Use Disorder When Contingency Management Used
    A systematic review and meta-analysis of “Contingency Management for Patients Receiving Medication for Opioid Use Disorder” and accompanying podcast appear today in JAMA Psychiatry. Led by the Vermont Center on Behavior and Health (VCBH) at the University of Vermont’s Larner College of Medicine, the podcast features VCBH Director Stephen T. Higgins, PhD discussing the examination, completed by first author Hypatia Bolívar, PhD and the VCBH team, of the utility of the behavioral intervention contingency management (CM) for addressing key clinical problems common among patients enrolled in MOUD.
  • Hearts & Brains: UVM’s Newest COBRE Hits Its Stride at One-Year Anniversary
    Not only is Vermont small and rural, but it’s also old. Currently, the state is ranked fourth in the nation for the relative number of residents over 65 years old – a whopping nearly 20 percent of Vermont’s population and rising. And with that status comes a disproportionately large share of heart disease, as well as blood vessel diseases and brain circulation problems that can lead to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Co-locating Contraceptive Services with Opioid Treatment Programs Offers Cost-Effective Approach to Preventing Unintended Pregnancy
    The trial, led by Sarah Heil, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry at the Vermont Center on Behavior and Health at the University of Vermont’s Larner College of Medicine, tested a novel two-component intervention informed by behavioral economics that combined contraceptive services co-located with an opioid treatment program with financial incentives for attending follow-up visits in an effort to increase initiation and continuation of prescription contraceptive use
  • Phil Ades, MD Receives Distinguished Mentor Award
    On Friday, June 11, 2021, Phil Ades, MD, associate director of VCBH and director of cardiac rehabilitation in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the UVM Medical Center, received the UVM Larner College of Medicine's Department of Medicine’s Distinguished Mentor Award.
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Monthly Lecture Series
September 15, 2021 12 PM ET
Warren Bickel, PhD
"The Experimental Tobacco Marketplace: Contemporary Status"

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October 7-8, 2021
Innovations in Tobacco Control and Regulatory Science to Reduce Smoking
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