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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  • UIC Today Notes Study by Wasserman et al. on Teen Social Media Use
    September 14, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (SEPTEMBER 14, 2023) Richard Wasserman, M.D., professor emeritus of pediatrics, is a co-author of a study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health that found that training primary care physicians to talk to young adults about safe social media use helped make a difference in those youths' online behavior six months later, according to UIC Today.
    Read full story at UIC Today
  • UVMHN Pediatricians Comment to News & Citizen on Lifesaving Telemedicine Equipment for Rural Newborns
    September 14, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (SEPTEMBER 14, 2023) Pediatricians in the UVM Health Network spoke with the News & Citizen about telemedicine equipment that allows doctors at rural critical access hospitals to consult in real time with specialists at the UVM Medical Center about newborns with life-threatening conditions.
    Read full story at News & Citizen (Lamoille County, Vt.)
  • Dragon Quoted in Vermont Public Story on Genetic Mapping of Fish with Cancer
    September 13, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (SEPTEMBER 13, 2023) Geneticist Julie Dragon, Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology and molecular genetics, is helping scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey and Vermont Fish and Wildlife try to figure out why many brown bullhead fish in Lake Memphremagog have melanoma, according to Vermont Public.
    Read full story at Vermont Public
  • Summer Scholars: Medical Students Dive Into Research
    September 12, 2023 by Janet Essman Franz
    Each summer, many rising second-year medical students engage in clinical, basic science or health policy-related research projects under the guidance of expert faculty. The students choose their topics based on personal passions and immerse themselves in projects tackling medical puzzles and unmet health needs. Engaging in research can be among the most valuable experiences during a medical education.
  • Nataniel Lester-Coll, MD presents at first-ever ASTRO "Refresher" meeting in Latin America
    September 12, 2023 by Kate Strotmeyer
  • Lee Comments to WVNY-TV on Lyme Disease Vaccine Trial at UVM
    September 11, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (SEPTEMBER 11, 2023) Benjamin Lee, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics, was interviewed by WVNY-TV about the UVM Medical Center and the Larner College of Medicine’s Vaccine Testing Center being chosen to advance research on a new Lyme Disease vaccine by operating a worldwide study on the vaccine candidate.
    Read full story at WVNY-TV
  • Kallen Interviewed by The Daily Dish about Reality TV Discussion on Oocyte vs. Embryo Cryopreservation
    September 11, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (SEPTEMBER 11, 2023) Bravo’s The Daily Dish spoke with Amanda Kallen, M.D., associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences, about an egg-freezing vs. embryo-freezing debate between two women on the reality TV show Real Housewives of New York City.
    Read full story at Bravo’s The Daily Dish
  • The Dean's Celebration of Excellence in Research
    September 11, 2023 by Angela Ferrante
    The University of Vermont and UVM Larner College of Medicine are delighted to announce the upcoming "Dean's Celebration of Excellence in Research," a weeklong celebration dedicated to showcasing the exceptional research endeavors of faculty, research fellows, and graduate students. Held September 18 to 22, 2023, this year’s series promises to be an extraordinary platform for academic discovery and collaboration.
  • VT Digger Reports on Launch of Lyme Disease Vaccine Trial at UVM
    September 10, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (SEPTEMBER 10, 2023) Infectious disease specialist Kristen Pierce, M.D., professor of medicine, is principal investigator for a clinical study at the Vaccine Testing Center and the UVM Medical Center of a Pfizer vaccine to protect against Lyme disease, VT Digger reports.
    Read full story at VT Digger
  • Dr. First Writes about ADHD in Adirondack Daily Enterprise Column
    September 9, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (SEPTEMBER 9, 2023) Lewis First, M.D., M.S., professor and chair of pediatrics at the Larner College of Medicine and division chief of pediatrics at the UVM Children’s Hospital, wrote about ADHD facts and myths in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.
    Read full story at Adirondack Daily Enterprise
  • PBS Interviews Collins about Increase in Tick-borne Illnesses
    September 8, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (SEPTEMBER 8, 2023) Keith Collins, M.D., clinical assistant professor of family medicine, was interviewed by Mountain Lake PBS about tick-borne illnesses, which are on the increase.
    Read full story at PBS
  • Incentive Scholarship Supports Larner Graduates Practicing in Vermont
    September 7, 2023 by Janet Essman Franz
    Cliff Reilly '24 aspires to work at a small community hospital in Vermont. As the inaugural recipient of an incentive scholarship that will pay back his medical school loans, this goal is within Reilly's grasp. The incentive aims to strengthen the physician workforce pipeline into Vermont, as the state competes nationally and globally to attract and retain a geographically distributed physician workforce.
  • Dixon Appointed Chair of the Department of Medicine
    September 7, 2023 by Angela Ferrante
    Anne Dixon, M.A, B.M.B.Ch., Professor of Medicine, has been appointed Chair of the Department of Medicine in the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont.
  • STOP THE BLEED® Program Provides Thousands of Vermonters with Life-Saving Training
    September 7, 2023 by Jennifer Nachbur
    Earlier this year, the University of Vermont Medical Center’s STOP THE BLEED® Program celebrated its five-year anniversary. Since 2018, more than 5,500 Vermont citizens have received life-saving training to stop bleeding in traumatic scenarios.
  • Kelly Quoted in Medscape Article on Bone Fractures in Older Patients
    September 6, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (SEPTEMBER 6, 2023) Jennifer Kelly, D.O., professor of medicine and director of the metabolic bone program at the University of Vermont Medical Center, commented to Medscape for a story on fractures in older patients.
    Read full story at Medscape
  • Larner Sees Big Jump in OB/GYN Residency Applications Following Dobbs Decision, Newsweek Reports
    September 6, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (SEPTEMBER 6, 2023) Lauren MacAfee, M.D., associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences, and other Larner faculty spoke with Newsweek for an article about changes in residency applications in the wake of the Dobbs decision overturning the federal abortion protection of Roe v. Wade in June 2022.
    Read full story at Newsweek
  • Major UVM Research Endeavor Receives Substantial Phase II Funding
    September 6, 2023 by Angela Ferrante
    The Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont is pleased to announce that their Translational Global Infectious Disease Research Center (TGIR), Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) has received Phase II funding from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), National Institutes of Health (NIH).
  • Carney Featured on Meet the Mentor Podcast ‘Expanding Health Care Access for Children’
    September 5, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (SEPTEMBER 5, 2023) Professor of Medicine Jan Carney, M.D., M.P.H., associate dean of public health and health policy, was featured on Dr. Bill Dorfman’s Meet the Mentor podcast series in an episode titled “Dr. Jan K. Carney’s Fight for Expanded Healthcare Access for Children.”
    Read full story at Meet the Mentor podcast
  • Chawla Comments to VTDigger on VR ‘Crash Cart’ Training Tool
    September 5, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (SEPTEMBER 5, 2023) Raj Chawla, M.P.H., faculty technology liaison at Larner College of Medicine, commented to VTDigger for an article on a virtual code cart, a/k/a crash cart, created by a Rutland startup to train medical personnel in emergency response. “I’m thrilled to see a Vermont company developing in the extended reality field,” Chawla said.
    Read full story at VTDigger
  • Rose, Levine Comment to NBC5 on State’s First Narcan Vending Machine
    September 1, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (SEPTEMBER 1, 2023) Gail Rose, Ph.D., of the UVM Center on Rural Addiction, and Vermont Health Commissioner Mark Levine, M.D., were quoted in an NBC5 story about the state’s latest step in ending overdose deaths.
    Read full story at NBC5