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The following stories appeared in local and national media outlets. 

  • Fassler Discusses SSRIs in Kids on MedPage Today
    University of Vermont Clinical Professor of Psychiatry David Fassler, M.D., commented on findings from a meta-analysis of clinical reports on the link between antidepressants and risk of suicidality in children and adolescents, which appeared in the British Medical Journal. Read the article here.
  • Green Featured in Seven Days Article on Medical Interpreters
    University of Vermont Associate Professor of Pediatrics Andrea Green, M.D., the director of the New American Clinic at UVM Children's Hospital, is featured in an article, titled "Medical Interpreters Speak for New American Patients," in the January 27, 2016 issue of Seven Days. Read more here.
  • Heintz Discusses Dysregulation of Redox Signaling in Cancer Cells on PLoS Science Wednesday
    Nicholas Heintz, Ph.D., UVM professor of pathology, and colleagues were featured in a PLoS Science Wednesday live “Ask Me Anything” chat on redditscience, discussing a recently published study focusing on dysregulation of redox signaling in cancer cells, and how the enhanced production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in tumor cell mitochondria can be exploited for therapeutic purposes in aggressive human malignancies like mesothelioma. Read the full transcript of the chat here.
  • Hughes Featured in WalletHub’s Financial Cost of Smoking by State Study
    Comments from UVM Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology John Hughes, M.D., on effective strategies for individuals trying to quit smoking are featured in a study discussing the cost of smoking in each state, which is covered in a WalletHub article.
  • Hagan Comments on Speech and Language Delay Screenings in Medscape Article
    An article on the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s 2015 statement on screening specifically for speech and language delay in asymptomatic preschool-age children, features comments from UVM Clinical Professor of Pediatrics Joseph Hagan, Jr., M.D., F.A.A.P. View a PDF of the Medscape article here or subscribers can read the online version here
  • Fassler Comments on Adolescent Brain Science for Houston Press
    An article about a case in which a teenage girl was involved in a murder features comments on decision-making and problem-solving development in adolescents from UVM Clinical Professor of Psychiatry David Fassler, M.D., who also helped prepare an amicus brief for the Supreme Court in the case. Read the article in Houston Press.
  • Brumsted’s Announcement on Quality-Based Payment Featured in Multiple Media Outlets
    John Brumsted, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of the University of Vermont Medical Center and President and Chief Executive Officer of the University of Vermont Health Network, recently announced plans to link 80 percent of payments to quality of care by 2018, which continues to receive media coverage and is the topic in the interview "Three Questions With: John Brumsted, M.D.," from Hospitals & Health Networks. The announcement was mentioned inMedCity News and Dr. Brumsted wrote commentary which was featured in VTDigger and Vermont Business Magazine.

    For previous media placements, refer to the December 2015 Publicity Report.

  • Gerson Discusses Risks Associated with ‘Pox Parties’ in Article Featured in Multiple Media Outlets
    UVM Clinical Professor of Pediatrics William Gerson, M.D., authored an article discussing the serious risks associated with “chickenpox parties” – where children are intentionally exposed to the varicella zoster virus in hopes of immunizing them from a more serious infection down the road. Read the article in PediatricsAll Web News and Pharmacist.
  • Solomon Comments on Eliminating Kidney Injury from Contrast Media in Medscape, MD
    Comments from UVM Patrick Professor of Medicine Richard Solomon, M.D., continue to receive coverage and are again featured in a Medscape article regarding research from China suggesting that central venous pressure monitoring allows safe fluid administration, preventing contrast-induced nephropathy in patients with chronic kidney disease and congestive heart failure. View a PDF of the Medscape article here or subscribers can view the online article here.

    Read the MD article from December 9, 2015.

  • Hudziak’s Music and the Brain Study Continues to Receive Media Coverage
    Media coverage of a study on the impact of musical training on kids' ability to focus attention, control emotions, and diminish anxiety by James Hudziak, M.D., UVM professor of psychiatry and director of the Vermont Center for Children, Youth and Families, and colleagues Matthew Albaugh, Ph.D., postdoctoral associate, and graduate student research assistant Eileen Crehan, continues to receive media coverage. Most recently, the study was mentioned in an article, titled “10 Signs Your Child Has a High IQ,” from The Advertiserwhich originally appeared in The Sun.

    For a full list of media placements dating back to December 2014, click here.

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