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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  • UVMMC Earns CMS 5-Star Quality Rating, Times Argus Reports
    August 16, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (AUGUST 16, 2023) UVM Medical Center has again earned a 5-star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which announced its annual hospital ratings in late July, according to the Barre–Montpelier Times Argus.
    Read full story at The Barre–Montpelier Times Argus
  • Holmes Speaks to WCAX about New Study on Preventing Blood Clots in Cancer Patients
    August 16, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (AUGUST 16, 2023) Hematologist Chris Holmes, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine, helped write a recent study that found an anticoagulant pill was just as effective as self-administered blood thinner injections at preventing deadly blood clots in cancer patients, according to WCAX-TV.
    Read full story at WCAX-TV
  • UVM Advances Child Brain Development Research
    August 15, 2023 by Angela Ferrante
    In 2021, University of Vermont neuroscientists received a $5.5 million National Institute of Health (NIH) grant to support the Phase II segment of the HEALthy Brain and Child Development (HBCD) Study. The HBCD Study, the largest long-term study of early brain and child development in the United States, aims to comprehensively collect data on brain development from birth through early childhood, shedding light on the factors that shape a young person's life trajectory.
  • Larner Welcomes Class of 2027 Medical Students
    August 11, 2023 by Angela Ferrante
    On August 7, 2023, the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont welcomed 124 new medical students in the Class of 2027 to campus. Students in the Class of 2027 were selected from a pool of more than 8,500 applicants. Just over a quarter of the new med students are Vermonters and 24 percent identify as LGBTQ+. In addition, 24 percent of UVM’s newest medical students are people underrepresented in medicine—referred to in higher education as “URiM”—a category that includes African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino/a, and Native American/Alaskan Native. The student body draws from 26 states, excluding Vermont, and two Canadian provinces.
  • Khadanga Comments to In Profile Daily about Health Benefits of Walking
    August 11, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (AUGUST 11, 2023) Sherrie Khadanga, M.D., assistant professor of medicine and director of cardiac rehabilitation at the University of Vermont Medical Center, commented to In Profile Daily on an article about the health benefits of walking.
    Read full story at In Profile Daily
  • Klemperer Study on Success of Prison Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Program Reported in VTDigger
    August 10, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (AUGUST 10, 2023) A study led by principal investigator Elias Klemperer, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and psychiatry, found that Vermont’s medication program for incarcerated people with opioid use disorder has helped reduce overdoses after release, according to VTDigger.
    Read full story at VTDigger
  • Vermont’s First Mohs Surgeon, Mary Maloney
    August 8, 2023 by Janet Essman Franz
    The Division of Dermatology welcomed Mary Maloney, M.D., to the faculty this spring, for the second time. A medical alum from the University of Vermont class of 1977, Maloney is an expert Mohs surgeon. This procedure, which was relatively new when Maloney began her career as a physician, involves removing skin cancer in layers, looking at the skin under a microscope while the patient waits, then removing more layers as necessary. Maloney was Vermont's first and only Mohs surgeon when she served on the UVM faculty from 1983-88, and the second female Mohs surgeon in the U.S.
  • Inside Precision Medicine Reports on Nelson Research into Vascular Dementia
    August 8, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (AUGUST 8, 2023) Research by Mark Nelson, Ph.D., chair and University Distinguished Professor of pharmacology and professor of molecular physiology and biophysics, and colleagues shines a light on the mechanism behind vascular dementia in a mouse model, which the investigators hope will lead to better treatments being developed for the neurodegenerative condition, according to Inside Precision Medicine.
    Read full story at Inside Precision Medicine
  • Advancing RSV Prevention: Diehl's Innovative Breakthroughs Drive New Antibody Treatment
    August 8, 2023 by Angela Ferrante
    Larner Researcher’s Collaborative Efforts Propel RSV Vaccine Development and Offer Hope for Infant Health.
  • Lady Glaucomflecken to Speak at 2023 Women’s Health and Cancer Conference
    August 8, 2023 by Rachel Narkewicz
    Kristin Flanary, known internationally as her social media alter ego, Lady Glaucomflecken, is on a mission to make health care a little more human. Through storytelling, her keynote address on September 29 at the Women’s Health and Cancer Conference will highlight her perspective as a caregiver and “co-survivor” of her husband’s two cancer occurrences and sudden cardiac arrest.
  • Kaminsky Urges Use of PPE During Flood Cleanup in WCAX Interview
    August 7, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (AUGUST 7, 2023) Pulmonologist David Kaminsky, M.D., professor of medicine, says it’s probably best to avoid breathing in polluted air during the cleanup following July’s record-setting flooding, according to WCAX-TV.
    Read full story at WCAX-TV
  • Garimella Scores H-Index of 100, New India Abroad Reports
    August 4, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (AUGUST 4, 2023) Suresh Garimella, Ph.D., president of the University of Vermont, has achieved an H-index of 100 — meaning he has at least 100 papers cited a minimum of 100 times each, New India Abroad reports.
    Read full story at New India Abroad
  • Cunniff Presents New Cancer Research at iMig Conference
    August 3, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (AUGUST 3, 2023) At the 2023 International Mesothelioma Interest Group (iMig) conference in June, Brian Cunniff, Ph.D., assistant professor of pathology, presented early experience with “an exciting new therapeutic option for patients suffering with mesothelioma” to a global audience of clinicians, scientists, and allied professionals, according to Business Wire.
    Read full story at Business Wire
  • Carney Featured on Medicine Redefined Podcast ‘Establishing Public Health and Policy: Rewriting Medical Education’
    July 31, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JULY 31, 2023) Professor of Medicine Jan Carney, M.D., M.P.H., associate dean of public health and health policy, was interviewed by Darsh Shah, D.O., and Altamash Raja, D.O., CSCS, for their Medicine Redefined podcast series in an episode about ‘Establishing Public Health and Policy: Rewriting Medical Education.’
    Read full story at Medicine Redefined podcast
  • Alston Warns of Climate Change Effects on Antibiotic-Resistant ‘Superbug’ Infections in VTDigger
    July 28, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JULY 28, 2023) In an opinion piece in VTDigger, W. Kemper Alston, M.D., M.P.H., chief of infectious disease at the UVM Medical Center and professor of medicine at the Larner College of Medicine, cautioned that climate change could hasten the spread of antibiotic-resistant “superbug” infections. (Click headline for more.)
    Read full story at VTDigger
  • Williams, Amiri Respond to Supreme Court Race-Conscious Admissions Ruling in AAMC News
    July 27, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JULY 27, 2023) The Supreme Court’s rejection of considering race in college admissions leaves academic leaders — including at the Larner College of Medicine — worried about how to maintain their commitment to racial diversity among their students and, subsequently, in the medical field, according to an article in AAMC News. (Click on headline for more.)
    Read full story at AAMC News
  • An Explores the Challenges and Promise of Medical Digital Twins
    July 26, 2023 by Jennifer Nachbur
    Today, in the era of AI, medical digital twins hold great promise for helping diagnose and treat the population in the future. UVM Professor Gary An, M.D., a surgeon and computational biology and mathematical modeling expert, has been working on developing and researching computational models for such diseases as sepsis and COVID-19 for over 20 years. His recent research has centered on developing digital twins of the human immune system.
  • Inspiring the Next Generation: High School Students Immersed at UVM Stem Cell Research Conference
    July 25, 2023 by Angela Ferrante
    Recognized as a prestigious gathering of the world's leading regenerative medicine researchers, the 10th biennial Stem Cells, Cell Therapies, and Bioengineering in Lung Biology and Diseases Conference took place at the University of Vermont from July 17-20, 2023. The conference serves as a powerful platform for scientific discovery and collaboration.
  • Barkhuff Opines on Health Effects of Climate Change in VTDigger
    July 24, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JULY 24, 2023) “Existing scientific studies show that, as the mercury climbs, so do hospital admissions,” writes Daniel Barkhuff, M.D., assistant professor of emergency medicine, in an opinion piece in VTDigger warning of the health effects of climate change.
    Read full story at VTDigger
  • The Gift of Life: Celebrating Larner's First Annual Blood Drive
    July 21, 2023 by Angela Ferrante
    The Larner College of Medicine, in collaboration with the American Red Cross, hosted its first annual blood drive on June 21, in the Larner Classroom. More than 60 members of the Larner community donated blood.