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Christopher L. Berger, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Training

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  • Meet a Scientist: Robin Leopold '17
    April 24, 2017 by Erin Post
    Sometimes new insight comes from simply crunching the numbers. In Robin Leopold’s case, lots of numbers. For his fourth-year scholarly project, the soon-to-be graduate of the UVM Larner College of Medicine decided to dig into the data regarding the number of women who receive annual mammograms despite a diagnosis of an advanced non-breast malignancy.
  • Neuroscience Graduate Students Host Brain Awareness Activities in Community
    April 5, 2017 by Jennifer Nachbur
    The intricacies of neuroimaging tools, brain health and disease, and brain safety were the themes of educational presentations brought to greater Burlington, Vt.-area elementary, middle and high school students by doctoral candidates in the University of Vermont Neuroscience Graduate Program in honor of Brain Awareness Week in March.
  • Class of 2017’s Match Day Celebration Featured in Local Media
    March 23, 2017 by Kate Skinas
    The Class of 2017 learned their residency placements at this year’s Match Day that was held at 12:00 pm in the Hoehl Gallery of the Larner College of Medicine on Friday, March 17.
  • Vaping and Withdrawal: Study to Explore Body’s Response to Quitting E-Cigs
    March 20, 2017 by Nancy Bercaw
    While the debate regarding the safety of e-cigarettes continues, another issue has emerged: Is vaping addictive?
  • Novel Dimensional Approach Uncovers Biomarker for Inattention
    March 6, 2017 by Jennifer Nachbur
    Despite diagnoses for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) occurring in a reported 11 percent of U.S. school-aged kids, clinicians still don’t fully understand the underlying causes of this common condition. Now a brain marker may be on the horizon, thanks to a new approach that provides evidence of a relationship between brain structure and dimensional measures of ADHD symptoms.
  • Stressed Out Interferons Reveal Potential Key to Alternative Lupus Treatment
    February 10, 2017 by Jennifer Nachbur
    Only one new drug has become available over the past 50 years for the estimated 1.5 million Americans and five million-plus people worldwide suffering from lupus, but new research has identified a previously unknown mechanism involved in the immune response that could provide an alternative therapy target.
  • Meet a Scientist: Krementsov Studies Gut Bacteria-M.S. Link
    February 8, 2017 by Erin Post
    Think of the immune system as the shepherd, and bacteria as the sheep, says Dimitry Krementsov, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Immunobiology at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont.
  • Bernstein Presents University Scholar Lecture on Pregnancy & Preeclampsia Feb. 8
    February 6, 2017 by Jennifer Nachbur
    The University of Vermont Graduate College will be hosting a University Scholar lecture by Ira M. Bernstein, M.D.'83, John Van Sicklen Maeck Professor and chair of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at the Larner College of Medicine, on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. in Waterman Memorial Lounge. Bernstein will be discussing “Pregnancy and Preeclampsia: Insights into Women’s Health.”
  • American Heart Month: Zakai Research Q&A on Populations Most at Risk for Vascular Disease
    February 3, 2017 by Jennifer Nachbur
    The following interview with Neil Zakai, M.D., M.Sc., associate professor of medicine at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, originally appeared on the Facebook page of the Thrombosis and Haemostasis journal and focused on his research publication, titled “D-dimer and the Risk of Stroke and Coronary Heart Disease: The REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS),” which was pre-published online in December 2016. (Key: TH = Thrombosis and Haemostasis; NZ = Neil Zakai)
  • Class of 2019 Celebrates Completion of Foundations & Receives New Larner White Coats
    January 27, 2017 by Jennifer Nachbur
    Plaques, applause, Clerkship Survival Kits and the first official Larner College of Medicine white coats were among the highlights of the Class of 2019’s Foundations Awards Ceremony on January 26, 2017.
  • Littenberg & Chopan’s Study Finds Association between Eating Hot Peppers and Decreased Mortality
    January 19, 2017 by Jennifer Nachbur
    Like spicy food? If so, you might live longer, say researchers at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, who found that consumption of hot red chili peppers is associated with a 13 percent reduction in total mortality – primarily in deaths due to heart disease or stroke – in a large prospective study.
  • Class of '19 Celebrate Public Health Projects
    January 17, 2017 by Jennifer Nachbur
    Preventing disease and promoting and protecting the health of the community is at the heart of public health and the second-year Public Health Projects course at The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont.
  • Cushman Named Editor-in-Chief of New International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis-Wiley Journal
    January 10, 2017 by Jennifer Nachbur
    On January 10, 2017, the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH), in partnership with John Wiley and Sons, Inc., announced the launch of the Society’s new open access journal, Research and Practice in Thrombosis and Haemostasis (RPTH), with its inaugural issue to publish in conjunction with the meeting of the ISTH 2017 Congress in Berlin, Germany, which will take place July 8 to 13, 2017.
  • Teaching Academy Inducts New Members at Snow Season Education Retreat
    January 10, 2017 by Jennifer Nachbur
    The newest members of the Teaching Academy at The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont were inducted during a ceremony and dinner held January 5, 2017 that kicked off the Snow Season Education Retreat at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel and Conference Center.
  • Dixon among 2016 UVM Medical Group Excellence in Education and Research Awardees
    January 2, 2017 by Mindy Clawson
    The 2016 University of Vermont (UVM) Medical Group awards for excellence in education and research – along with grants funding research in medicine and medical education – were presented at the practice’s annual holiday reception on December 13, 2016.
  • Holmes Discusses Using Genetics to Predict Clot Risk
    December 22, 2016 by Michael Carrese
    Among the side effects experienced by cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy is a higher risk of blood clots, but determining which patients are most likely to get them is a challenge for physicians.
  • Sigmon Reports on Study of Waitlisted Opioid-Dependent Adults in NEJM
    December 21, 2016 by Jennifer Nachbur
    In rural states like Vermont, opioid-dependent adults desperate for treatment often find themselves stuck on a wait list, sometimes for eight months or more, increasing their risk of continuing to use illicit opioids, contract an infectious disease, overdose and prematurely die.
  • Janssen-Heininger Receives Inaugural NHLBI Outstanding Investigator Award
    December 20, 2016 by Jennifer Nachbur
    Antioxidant therapies may hold promise for the nearly 25 million Americans suffering from asthma, and additional 140,000 people diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, but to date, determining exactly how to modify them into a feasible treatment has proved challenging.
  • Meet a Scientist: Colgate Examines Rotavirus Vaccine Efficacy in Non-U.S. Countries
    December 15, 2016 by Erin Post
    UVM Vaccine Testing Center researcher E. Ross Colgate, M.P.H., spent two years working in Bangladesh trying to understand why a rotavirus vaccine that prevents the majority of cases in the U.S. works only 40 to 60 percent of the time in Bangladeshi infants. Finding an answer could save hundreds of thousands of lives given rotavirus’ status as the leading cause of diarrhea in young children worldwide, among whom diarrhea is the second leading cause of death.
  • Meet a Scientist: Chris Bernard '19
    September 1, 2016 by Erin Post
    How do you carefully remove all of the cells from a lung, and then repopulate that ‘scaffold’ with stem cells from a new host? As a summer research fellow in the lab of Professor of Medicine Daniel Weiss, M.D., Ph.D., medical student Chris Bernard ‘19 spent several months testing and re-testing processes and procedures, inching ever closer to an answer to that question.