The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont has a remarkable community that provides ample opportunities to connect with fellow graduate students, postdocs, staff, and faculty. Offerings include workshops, conferences, events and seminars to bring together the perspectives of our diverse specialties. It is important to share your voice and feel heard as well as get involved with our Larner Community. 

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  • AP Reports on Young’s ‘Eat, Sleep, Console’ Research on Caring for Babies Exposed to Opioids in Utero
    April 30, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (APRIL 30, 2023) New research led by neonatologist Leslie Young, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics, shows that babies exposed to opioids in the womb have shorter hospital stays when care includes more parent involvement and a quieter environment, the Associated Press reported.
    Read full story at Associated Press
  • UVM Faculty-Founded THINKMD & Save the Children Expand Partnership
    April 27, 2023 by Jennifer Nachbur
    An expanded partnership between University of Vermont physician-founded THINKMD and global children’s health leader Save the Children aims to have a significant impact on the health and wellbeing of children in vulnerable communities across the globe.
  • Delaney Tells Vox Safe Firearm Storage Is Key to Reducing Gun Violence
    April 26, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (APRIL 26, 2023) Health care professionals play a critical role in promoting safe firearm storage, Associate Professor of Pediatrics Thomas Delaney, Ph.D., — who does suicide prevention work at the Larner College of Medicine — told Vox.
    Read full story at Vox
  • Gogo Comments on Vt. Flavored Tobacco Ban, WCAX Reports
    April 26, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (APRIL 26, 2023) CBS3 reported that Vermont legislators are contemplating a proposal to ban menthol and flavored tobacco products, including vapes, something medical experts say is crucial to preventing problems later in life. “It’s not a clear risk or outcome when you start smoking or vaping when you’re 16-17 years old. These are things that start to cause problems when you’re 40, 50, 60 years old,” said cardiologist Prospero Gogo, M.D., professor of medicine.
  • World Today News Highlights Cushman Study on COVID-19 Vaxx and Blood Clot Risk
    April 25, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (APRIL 25, 2023) Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., professor of medicine and of pathology & laboratory medicine, is a co-author of a study on COVID-19 vaccines and their alleged risk of causing blood clots that was highlighted in World Today News.
    Read full story at World Today News
  • VTDigger Reports Levine Plan to Stockpile Mifepristone
    April 21, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (APRIL 21, 2023) An internal memo obtained by VTDigger, dated April 20 and signed by Health Commissioner and Larner Professor of Medicine Mark Levine, M.D., laid out a plan to stockpile a two-year supply of mifepristone, one of two pills taken in tandem to induce an abortion.
    Read full story at VTDigger
  • Pre-Med Students Practice Skills, Gain Confidence, at Pathway to Pediatrics Event
    April 20, 2023 by Janet Essman Franz
    Undergraduate students from groups under-represented in medicine often overlook pediatric medicine as a career choice. Larner medical students hosted an event to increase pediatrician diversity and support undergrads who feel apprehensive about medical school.
  • Ravichandran ’25 Wins New Nonbinary Division of Boston Marathon, NBC5 Reports
    April 20, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (APRIL 20, 2023) Kae Ravichandran ’25 won the newly created nonbinary division at the 2023 Boston Marathon on April 17 with a time of 2 hours and 38 minutes, NBC5 and numerous other media outlets reported.
    Read full story at Seven Days
  • UVM Researchers Explore Impact of Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines
    April 20, 2023 by Division of Surgical Research
    In 2009, the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force raised the age for women to begin routine breast cancer screening to 50 from 40. The task force also found insufficient evidence to recommend for or against screening for women 75 and older. Now, 14 years later, researchers at the Larner College of Medicine at The University of Vermont have discovered some unintended − and unwelcome − consequences from those loosened guidelines: A decline in mammography screening rates for every age group of women, including those aged 50-74 who are at the highest risk of developing breast cancer.
    Read full story at Burlington Free Press
  • van der Vliet's Study Finds Potential New Treatment Target for Obesity-Associated Asthma
    April 19, 2023 by Jennifer Nachbur
    A new study in the American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology by Albert van der Vliet, Ph.D., professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, and colleagues is honing in on why people with asthma often have worse symptoms if they are obese.
  • WCAX Interviews Rosenfeld about Impacts of Screen Time on Our Brains
    April 19, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (APRIL 19, 2023) Associate Professor of Psychiatry Andrew Rosenfeld, M.D., who for the past decade has focused his research on the impacts of screen time on our brains, spoke to WCAX-TV about weighing the costs and benefits of having time away from screens.
  • Seward Lab Lands Two-Year National Cancer Institute R21 Grant
    April 18, 2023 by Katelyn Queen
    UVM Cancer Center member David J. Seward, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, received a prestigious two-year National Cancer Institute R21 grant to investigate why lung cancers with a certain set of mutations demonstrate immunotherapy resistance.
  • Exercise As Medicine: Larner Student's Pilot Course Gets Future Doctors Moving
    April 18, 2023 by Janet Essman Franz
    As a soccer athlete, strength and conditioning coach, and neuroscience scholar, Alex Jenkins fully understands the value of regular physical activity for good health and mental wellbeing. As a rising fourth-year medical student, she’s also aware of how difficult it is to maintain an exercise routine amid a rigorous academic and work schedule, especially for those who don’t have a sports and fitness background. Jenkins is on track to change this dilemma with a new curriculum she created for first year medical students at the Larner College of Medicine.
  • Dixon Comments on Obesity and Asthma Study in Article
    April 17, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (APRIL 17, 2023) A study by Professor of Medicine Anne Dixon, B.M.B.Ch., and colleagues found that using oscillometry testing may allow physicians to identify patients with asthma and obesity who have a phenotype that may be related to worse symptoms and more severe disease, reported.
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  • Hundreds Attend AAMC Northeast Group on Educational Affairs Conference at Larner
    April 16, 2023 by Janet Essman Franz and Jennifer Nachbur
    Nearly 300 medical college educators and learners from throughout the northeastern U.S. gathered at the University of Vermont April 13-15 for the Northeast Group on Educational Affairs annual conference.
  • Exercise As Medicine: Larner Students’ Pilot Course Gets Peers Moving
    April 13, 2023 by Janet Essman Franz
    “Many doctors haven’t received training in exercise, nutrition, and holistic ways of taking care of yourself,” says first-year medical student Briana Leger. A new course, developed by a fourth-year student/Catamount athlete Alex Jenkins, aims to change that paradigm.
  • UVM Cancer Center members and trainees attend ASCO 2023
    April 12, 2023 by Kate Strotmeyer
  • UVM Cancer Center Members Identify a Unique Population of Cells in Breast Cancer Patients
    April 7, 2023 by Katie Queen
  • Shaw Highlights 2023 PAS Conference Program in Yahoo Finance
    April 3, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (APRIL 3, 2023) Judith Shaw, Ed.D., M.P.H., RN, FAAP, professor emeritus of pediatrics and PAS program chair, spoke to Yahoo Finance about the upcoming Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2023 Meeting in Washington, D.C., April 27 – May 1, the largest and most prestigious pediatric research meeting in the world.
    Read full story at Yahoo Finance
  • Cote Quoted in NBC5 Story on Area Health Education Centers
    March 31, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (MARCH 31, 2023) Elizabeth Cote, director of the Office of Primary Care and Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program at the Larner College of Medicine, spoke to NBC5 during National AHEC Workforce Development Week.
    Read full story at NBC5