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The following stories appeared in local and national media outlets. 

  • NBC News Article on COVID-19 Vaccine Quotes Kirkpatrick
    (MAY 10, 2020) University of Vermont Chair and Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and Vaccine Testing Center Director Beth Kirkpatrick, M.D., was featured in a national NBC News article regarding the controversial human challenge model used in vaccine development and testing.
  • van den Broek-Altenburg Featured in WCAX Story
    (MAY 5, 2020) Eline van den Broek-Altenburg, Ph.D., assistant professor of radiology and a member of the Center for Health Services Research, discusses ongoing research to track behavioral adjustments in response to social distancing and stay-at-home orders and their impact on the spread of COVID-19 infection in this WCAX-TV news story.
  • van den Broek-Altenburg Comments Featured in Wall St. Journal
    (MAY 2, 2020) Comments from Eline van den Broek-Altenburg, Ph.D., assistant professor of radiology, are featured in a Wall Street Journal article, titled "Coronavirus Kills People an Average of a Decade Before Their Time, Studies Find."
  • Kirkpatrick Discusses COVID-19 Vaccine Testing in STAT
    (MAY 1, 2020) Beth Kirkpatrick, M.D., chair and professor in the department of microbiology and molecular genetics and director of the Vaccine Testing Center at the University of Vermont, was quoted in a STAT article, titled "Infect volunteers with Covid-19 in the name of research? A proposal lays bare a minefield of issues". Kirkpatrick discusses the challenges that come with testing a new vaccine and the steps it takes to even get to the testing stage.
  • VTDigger Article Highlights Virtual Match Day Celebration
    (APRIL 26, 2020) An article in VTDigger featured the Larner College of Medicine's Match Day for Class of 2020 medical students on March 20, which was swiftly adjusted to be a virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Higgins Comments in U.S. News & World Report on Using Contingency Management to Treat Substance Use Disorders
    (APRIL 24, 2019) Stephen Higgins, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and director of the Vermont Center on Behavior and Health at UVM, is quoted in a U.S. News & World Report article, titled "A Barren Landscape for Meth Treatment."
  • Weiss Comments on Potential of Cell Therapy Treatment for COVID-19 in ClinicalTrialsArena.com
    (APRIL 20, 2020) Daniel Weiss, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine, commented on the potential for cell therapies to be effective in treating COVID-19 in an article on ClinicalTrialsArena.com, a drug development and research industry news site.
  • Shapiro Discusses Migraine Care During Pandemic in Virtual Interview
    (APRIL 17, 2020) Professor of Neurological Sciences Robert Shapiro, M.D., Ph.D., was featured in a video interview for Neurology Live on gaining access to migraine treatment in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Shapiro is an advocate for a new class of medications that are administered less frequently, which may help improve management of migraine during the pandemic.
  • Lahey Authors NY Times Opinion Article on Unproven Vaccine
    (APRIL 16, 2020) An Opinion piece authored by UVM Larner College of Medicine Professor Tim Lahey, M.D., an infectious disease specialist and director of clinical ethics at the UVM Medical Center, was featured in the New York Times.
  • Bates Discusses Vermontilator on WCAX-TV
    (APRIL 12, 2020) Jason Bates, Ph.D., Sc.D., professor of medicine, discussed a low-cost ventilator option for treating COVID-19 patients called the Vermontilator during "You Can Quote Me" on local CBS affiliate WCAX-TV Channel 3. Bates described the potential uses, how the Vermontilator works, and why it is different from other ventilators.

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