VCBH Lecture Series 

Welcome to the VCBH Lecture Series. This lecture series was originally created for the greater UVM community as a way to interact and engage with top researchers in the intersectional fields we often work with at VCBH including, but not limited to, behavior change, addiction, chronic disease, and health disparities for vulnerable populations. Since COVID-19, we have moved these lectures to a webinar format and are pleased to share them with a wider audience. Look for registration information on this webpage and via our emails and social media channels. Please contact us with any questions or if you're interested in speaking.

Jointly Accredited Provider TMIn support of improving patient care, The Robert Larner College of Medicine at The University of Vermont is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. The University of Vermont designates this internet live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, The Robert Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The University of Vermont maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1 continuing education credits.

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2021-2022 Lectures DatePresentation

Warren Bickel, PhD
Director, Addiction Recovery Research Center and Center for Health Behaviors Research
Virginia Tech
"The Experimental Tobacco Marketplace: Contemporary Status"


September 15, 2021Slides | Video

9th Annual VCBH Conference
Keynote Speaker: Neal Benowitz, MD

October 7-8, 2021Keynote Speaker 
October 7, 2021

Gail D’Onofrio, MD, MS
Professor of Emergency Medicine and Professor of Epidemiology
Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
Yale School of Medicine
"Emergency Department-Initiated Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder"

November 17, 2021Slides | Video

Mark Bouton, PhD
Professor of Psychology
University of Vermont
"Context, Behavior Change, and Habit Learning

December 15, 2021Slides | Video
Leonard Epstein, PhD
Distinguished Professor, Pediatrics, Community Health and Health Behavior, Social and Preventive Medicine
Chief, Division of Behavioral Medicine
SUNY Buffalo
"A Behavioral Economic Approach to Exercise Reinforcement"
January 19, 2022Slides | Video

Ryan Vandrey, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
"411 on Cannabis Edibles"

February 16, 2022Email for Slides | Video
Kirk Dombrowski, PhD
Vice President for Research
University of Vermont
“Understanding the Conflict Between Withdrawal and Disease Avoidance in the Risk Networks of People who Inject Drugs in Rural Puerto Rico: A Network Statistical Approach”

March 9, 2022
Slides | Video

Sandra Comer, PhD
Professor of Neurobiology
Director, Opioid Laboratory, Division on Substance Use Disorders
Columbia University
"Pharmacology of Fentanyl and Its Implications for Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

April 20, 2022
Slides | Video

Tera Fazzino, PhD
Associate Professor, Psychology
Associate Director, Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research and Treatment
University of Kansas
"Crossing Fields to Make Scientific Connections: Reinforcement Processes in Addiction, Binge Eating, and Obesity"

May 18, 2022
Slides | Video