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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  • Tighe, Dragon, Tracy Featured in WCAX Story on Space Launch of UVM DNA Extraction Technology
    November 16, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 16, 2023) Scott Tighe, technical director for the Advanced Genome Technologies Core, along with Julie Dragon, Ph.D., and Kirsten Tracy, Ph.D., were featured on WCAX-TV in a story about their µTitan project, which was launched into space on November 9.
    Read full story at WCAX-TV
  • Seven Days Features UVMHN’s ‘End the Silence on Health Care Violence’ Campaign
    November 15, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (November 15, 2023) The UVMHN’s communications department is spearheading a public awareness campaign to address an alarming escalation in workplace violence aimed at health care providers, Seven Days reports.
    Read full story at Seven Days
  • Lung Cancer News for November, National Lung Cancer Awareness Month
    November 13, 2023 by Jeffrey Wakefield
  • U.S. Medicine Reports Ross Study on Suicidal Vets
    November 13, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (November 13, 2023) A new study by Eric Ross, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry, and colleagues found no benefit from hospitalization for some suicidal veterans, U.S. Medicine reported.
    Read full story at U.S. Medicine
  • Reconsidering Resilience: Insights from Copeland’s Research
    November 12, 2023 by Angela Ferrante
    Most children are exposed to adversity by the time they reach adulthood, but a portion of children stay free of mental illness despite trying circumstances. A recent study led by Professor of Psychiatry William Copeland, Ph.D., and supported by UVM researchers, challenges the notion that childhood resilience is common and explores possible solutions to this crisis via public health initiatives.
  • Wolfson Interviewed by WCAX about UVMMC ED Peer Recovery Coaches
    November 10, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 10, 2023) Daniel Wolfson, M.D., associate professor of emergency medicine, commented to WCAX-TV for a story on a pre-pandemic addiction treatment program that embedded peer recovery coaches in the UVM Medical Center emergency department—now it’s back, after an extended pandemic pause.
    Read full story at WCAX-TV
  • Tighe’s DNA Extraction Work Reaches New Heights
    November 10, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 10, 2023) A lyophilized whole-cell mix of 10 bacterial species customized by Scott Tighe, technical director at the University of Vermont’s advanced genomics lab, and colleagues, was sent to the International Space Station aboard the SpaceX CRS-29 Cargo Dragon Resupply Craft mission on November 9.
    Read full story at Pharmaceutical Daily
  • CORA Grant Funds Narcan Vending Machine in Johnson, Daily Yonder Reports
    November 9, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 9, 2023) Thanks to a grant from the University of Vermont’s Center on Rural Addiction (CORA), the Johnson Health Center has a vending machine that dispenses free boxes of the life-saving overdose reversal drug naloxone—the first of its kind in the state—the (Whitesburg, Kentucky) Daily Yonder reports.
    Read full story at the Daily Yonder (Whitesburg, Kentucky)
  • MedPage Today Highlights Soll Commentary on Umbilical Cord Study
    November 9, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 9, 2023) Neonatologist Roger Soll, M.D., professor of pediatrics, commented in the journal Pediatrics on a randomized controlled trial showing that umbilical cord milking appeared to be a safe alternative to delayed cord clamping in very premature infants, according to MedPage Today.
    Read full story at MedPage Today
  • McNally Comments to WCAX about Expanding Scope of Practice for Vt. Optometrists
    November 8, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 8, 2023) Ophthalmologist Jessica McNally, M.D., assistant professor of surgery, was interviewed by WCAX-TV for a story about lawmakers looking to extend some surgical permission to optometrists, in response to a shortage of fully trained eye surgeons.
    Read full story at WCAX-TV
  • Rutland Herald Highlights Pain Therapy Pilot Program for Medicaid
    November 8, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 8, 2023) Vermont Medicaid is partnering with the UVM Medical Center in a pilot program that will allow Medicaid members with chronic pain to participate in integrative, holistic treatment through the Osher Center for Integrative Health’s Comprehensive Pain Program, according to the Rutland Herald.
    Read full story at Rutland Herald
  • Covering Pain: Integrative Treatment Accessible to More Vermonters
    November 8, 2023 by Janet Essman Franz
    A new collaboration between Vermont Medicaid and UVM Medical Center’s Comprehensive Pain Program allows Medicaid members with chronic pain to participate in complementary therapies including health coaching, massage, yoga, nutrition, acupuncture, and meditation. This pilot is an important step toward eliminating disparities in access to effective, integrative care for pain.
  • Plante Co-Authors Study on Orthostatic Hypotension, per News Medical
    November 7, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 7, 2023) Timothy Plante, M.D., M.H.S., assistant professor of medicine, is a co-author of a study offering critical insights into the assessment of orthostatic hypotension among older adults, according to News Medical.
    Read full story at News Medical
  • Healio Features Study by Thoms et al. on Rheumatology Referrals
    November 7, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 7, 2023) A study by rheumatologist Brendan Thoms, M.B.B.S., assistant professor of medicine, and colleagues shows that key details of patients’ inflammatory arthritis were often missing from rheumatology referral letters, and that only a minority of these patients were seen within the target of six weeks, Healio reports.
    Read full story at Healio
  • Pulcini Comments to STAT about Study on Lasting Effects of Gun Violence in Survivors
    November 6, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 6, 2023) Christian Pulcini, M.D., M.Ed., M.P.H., assistant professor of emergency medicine, was interviewed by STAT for an article about a new study on the lasting effects of gun violence on young survivors.
    Read full story at STAT
  • UVM’s Novel DNA Extraction Technology Goes to Space
    November 6, 2023 by Angela Ferrante
    UVM’s Novel DNA Extraction Technology Goes to the International Space Station: Tighe, Tracy, and Dragon to Support ISS Astronauts’ Experiments
  • Vt. Health Access, UVMMC Partnering on Pilot Program for Vt. Medicaid Members with Chronic Pain, per WCAX
    November 6, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 6, 2023) Vermont Health Access and the UVM Medical Center announced that Vermont Medicaid is entering a pilot program that will allow its members to participate in the Partners Aligned in Transformative Healing program at UVMMC’s Comprehensive Pain Program, according to WCAX-TV.
    Read full story at WCAX-TV
  • Newsweek Ranks UVM Medical Center the #1 Hospital in Vermont
    November 2, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 2, 2023) The University of Vermont Medical Center is the number one hospital in the state, according to data collected by Newsweek, in partnership with Statista, which published its ranking of America’s Best-in-State Hospitals for 2024.
    Read full story at Newsweek
  • Schlozman Talks Fun vs. Fear with WCAX-TV
    October 31, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (OCTOBER 31, 2023) Steven Schlozman, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry, spoke with WCAX-TV about what parents should know about fun vs. fear when it comes to trick-or-treating—and scary things in general.
    Read full story at WCAX-TV
  • Dr. First Discusses Halloween Safety with ABC22
    October 29, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (OCTOBER 29, 2023) Lewis First, M.D., M.S., professor and chair of pediatrics at Larner College of Medicine and chief of pediatrics at the UVM Medical Center, was interviewed by ABC22 for a story on trick or treating. Inclusivity—for kids with allergies or special needs—is one consideration health experts are highlighting.
    Read full story at WJCL-TV ABC22