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The following stories appeared in local and national media outlets. 

  • Leonard Discusses Clinical Genome Sequencing in Wall Street Journal
    University of Vermont Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Debra Leonard, M.D., Ph.D., is in the midst of developing a genomic medicine program at UVM. As part of that effort, she launched the UVM Medical Center's first genomic test and more recently, organized an opportunity for 72 UVM and UVM Medical Center faculty and staff members to have their genomes sequenced through the Illumina "Understanding Your Genome" program.
  • Investiture of Inaugural Holly and Bob Miller Chair of Palliative Medicine Featured in Media
    An event celebrating the investiture of Robert Gramling, M.D., D.Sc., as the inaugural Holly and Bob Miller Chair of Palliative Medicine attracted wide coverage in local and regional media outlets. The position was made possible through a $3 million gift to the College of Medicine from the Millers, who for decades have supported palliative care and clinical services in Vermont.
  • Kien Discusses Fat-Burning on VPR’s Morning Edition
    UVM Davignon Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine C. Lawrence Kien, M.D., Ph.D., was a guest on Vermont Public Radio's Vermont Edition recently, discussing metabolism and how the body behaves after extreme and rapid weight loss.
  • Avila Interviewed on WCAX-TV for Receiving Local Hero Change Maker Award
    Mercedes Avila, Ph.D., program co-director of Vermont Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and assistant professor of pediatrics, was interviewed live on the WCAX-TV Channel 3 morning news in regards to her receipt of the Child Mind Institute Local Hero Change Maker Award in New York City on May 10.
  • Rettew Discusses Brains and Gender Identity on WCAX-TV and Psychology Today
    David Rettew, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry and pediatrics, was featured on WCAX-TV Channel 3’s “The :30” program, discussing brains and gender identity in conjunction with his recent blog post for Psychology Today.
  • UVM Medical Cannabis Course Featured in Seven Days
    The University of Vermont Department of Pharmacology’s Spring 2016 Medical Cannabis course recently appeared Seven Days. Reporter Ken Picard interviewed course co-directors Wolfgang Dostmann, Ph.D., and Karen Lounsbury, Ph.D., for the story, and attended two classes – a plant biology-focused session taught by course co-director Monique McHenry, Ph.D., and an economic development class taught by guest presenter William Cats-Baril, Ph.D., of the Grossman School of Business.
  • Update on MEDSINC App Featured in Seven Days
    A recent update was posted regarding THINKmd’s MEDSINC app, which is a mobile platform for unskilled users in developing countries. THINKmd was co-founded by UVM Professors of Pediatrics Barry Finette, M.D., Ph.D., and Barry Heath, M.D. You can read the article, titled “App Made in Vermont for Developing Countries May Soon Benefit American Kids,” here.
  • UVM and Western Connecticut Health Network Global Health Program Featured on WCAX-TV
    WCAX-TV Channel 3’s morning news spoke with UVM and Western Connecticut Health Network Global Health Program partner and guest Robert Kalyesubula, M.D., who discussed ACCESS Uganda, the focus of his April 5 Community Medical School presentation.
  • UVM Vaccine Testing Center Featured on WPTZ-TV/NECN
    The Vaccine Testing Center’s recently published work on a dengue vaccine was featured on WPTZ-TV Newschannel 5 and New England Cable News (NECN). Reporter Jack Thurston interviewed Beth Kirkpatrick, M.D., professor of medicine and director of the Vaccine Testing Center, as well as Sean Diehl, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine, for the segment.
  • Krementsov Discusses Multiple Scelrosis Research on ABC22/Fox44
    ABC22/Fox44 aired a news segment promoting the M.S. Society of New England’s Sat., April 2 Vermont WALK M.S. Reporter Staci DaSilva interviewed multiple sclerosis researcher Dimitry Krementsov, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine, for the story. View a video clip of the interview here.

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