VCBH held 29th Annual Trainee Scientific Retreat at Basin Harbor Resort in Vergennes, VT. The annual retreat features oral and poster presentations from all of our pre and postdoctoral fellows as well as presentations from two external guests. This year's guests were Margaret Haney, PhD; Professor, Columbia University, and former T32 predoctoral fellow, Matthew Carpenter, PhD, Assistant Professor. Medical University of South Carolina.
Diann Gaalema, Ph.D., is the first author on a new paper, “Financial Incentives to Increase Cardiac Rehabilitation Participation Among Low-Socioeconomic Status Patients”, which is featured in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC), which ranks as one of the highest impact journals on cardiovascular disease. Most recently, the American College of Cardiology featured Dr. Gaalema’s research in their CV News Digest!
A new paper published in JAMA Internal Medicine on the "Association of Cumulative Socioeconomic and Health-related Disadvantage with Disparities in Smoking Prevalence in the United States, 2008-2017", is a collaborative effort of the USC and UVM TCORS with Adam Leventhal, PhD (USC TCORS) as lead author and Stephen Higgins, PhD, as co-author.
One of our postdoctoral fellows, Maria Parker, PhD, has accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Indiana University’s School of Public Health. Congratulations, Dr. Parker!
Associate Professor, Andrea Villanti, PhD, MPH, participated in the University of Vermont (UVM) Community Medical School seminar series and spoke on the implications of non-combustible tobacco use. Her lecture titled, "Vaping, JUULing and E-cigarettes: Public Health Implications", is available to watch, here!