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The following stories appeared in local and national media outlets. 

  • WCAX Interviews MacAfee on FDA Abortion Medication Decision
    (JANUARY 25, 2023) Lauren MacAfee, M.D., associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences, was interviewed by WCAX-TV for a story on medication abortion and the FDA’s recent decision allowing patients to pick up an abortion pill from certified retail pharmacies with a prescription. (Click on headline for more.)
  • Annie Lab Notes Gilman Debunking of Misleading Face Mask Tweet
    (JANUARY 25, 2023) According to Annie Lab newsroom, pulmonologist and critical care physician Gilman Allen, M.D., professor of medicine, disputed a claim in a January 2023 Twitter video that the findings of a “brand-new” Japanese study demonstrate that “masking breeds dangerous bacteria and fungi” and therefore justify ending mandatory mask wearing.
    Read full story at Annie Lab Newsroom
  • Jackson Offers Strategies for ‘Sober January’ in Washington Post
    (JANUARY 24, 2023) Addiction specialist Peter Jackson, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry, provided suggestions for alcohol-free activities for individuals aiming to refrain from alcohol consumption in a Washington Post Well+Being article on “Dry January.”
    Read full story at Washington Post
  • Renal & Urology News Reports on Cheung ‘Stroke-Belt’ Study
    (JANUARY 17, 2023) A recent study by Katharine L. Cheung, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine, and colleagues shows that residence in the so-called stroke belt of the southeastern United States is an independent risk factor for incident chronic kidney disease (CKD), Renal & Urology News reported.
    Read full story at Renal & Urology News
  • Carney & Kolodinsky Support Sugary Beverage Tax in VT Digger
    (JANUARY 13, 2023) Jan Carney, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine and associate dean for public health, and Jane Kolodinsky, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Community Development and Applied Economics, wrote a commentary in VT Digger in support of a sugary beverage excise tax.
    Read full story at VT Digger
  • Charlotte News Lauds Janssen-Heininger as a ‘Humble Superstar’
    (JANUARY 12, 2023) Yvonne Janssen-Heininger, Ph.D., professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, is described as a “humble superstar” in an article about cancer research at UVM in The Charlotte (Vermont) News.
    Read full story at The Charlotte News
  • Rinehart Warns Against Child Exposure to Edibles on WCAX-TV
    (JANUARY 11, 2023) In a piece broadcast on WCAX-TV on the increase of child exposure to edible cannabis over the past several years, Jill Rinehart, M.D., FAAP, associate professor of pediatrics, stressed the importance of parents locking up cannabis products at home to keep kids from accidentally ingesting it. (Click on headline for more.)
  • VTDigger Publishes Pulcini Commentary on Firearm Tragedies
    (DECEMBER 28, 2022) Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine Christian Pulcini, M.D., M.Ed., M.P.H., an attending physician in pediatric emergency medicine at the UVM Medical Center and Children’s Hospital, published a commentary titled “We Can Prevent Firearm Tragedies — a Call to Action” in VTDigger.
    Read full story at VTDigger
  • UVM Clinical Simulation Lab Highlighted in WCAX-TV Story
    (DECEMBER 27, 2022) UVM’s Clinical Simulation Laboratory was profiled in a story broadcast on WCAX-TV about how the Larner College of Medicine ensures that students filling emergency departments or doctors’ offices are trained to the highest potential before being put into the real world. UVM medical residents Berna Buyukozturk, M.D., and Carolina Jirka, M.D., as well as Sim Lab specialist Jim Court, were quoted in the piece. (Click on headline for more.)
  • Cushman and Colleagues' Research on Inequities in Health Care Access and Delivery in ASCO Post Article
    (DECEMBER 25, 2022) Research by Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., professor of medicine, and colleagues found inequities in treatments and outcomes for pulmonary embolism, The ASCO Post reports.
    Read full story at The ASCO Post

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