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The following stories appeared in local and national media outlets. 

  • 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.
  • Williams Discusses Anesthesia Effects on Babies in Burlington Free Press
    Robert Williams, M.D., UVM professor of anesthesiology and pediatric anesthesiologist at the UVM Children's Hospital, discusses the use of spinal anesthesia for surgery on babies amid growing concerns general anesthesia might adversely affect young brain development for an article in Burlington Free Press.
  • Kessler Discusses Role of EHR in Healthcare Organizations for EHR Intelligence
    In an article about researchers debating the role of EHR use in the efforts of healthcare organizations and providers working to integrate primary care and behavioral health, UVM Research Associate Professor of Family Medicine Rodger Kessler, Ph.D., is quoted. Read the full article from EHR Intelligence.
  • UVM Vaccine Testing Center $3.3 Million Grant from Gates Foundation Featured in Media
    The Cryptosporidum study team at the UVM Vaccine Testing Center (VTC), which includes Beth Kirkpatrick, M.D., VTC director and UVM professor of medicine; Caroline Lyon, M.D., M.P.H., UVM associate professor of medicine; Christopher Huston, M.D., UVM associate professor of medicine; Catherine Larsson; and Mary Claire Walsh, PA-C, recently received a $3.3 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to test new therapeutic agents against Cryptosporidium. Read the announcement in Vermont Business Magazine.
  • Carney Discusses E-Cigarette Myths and Facts on VT Digger
    Commentary authored by Jan Carney, M.D., M.P.H., UVM professor of medicine and associate dean for public health, discussing the myths and facts about e-cigarettes is featured in on VT Digger.
  • Halsey AAOS Role Announcement Featured in Orthopedic Design & Technology
    During its 2016 annual meeting, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons announced that David Halsey, M.D., UVM associate professor of orthopaedics and rehabilitation and director of the UVM Medical Center’s adult reconstruction service, who currently holds the title of second vice president, will assume the role of president in 2018. Read the full announcement in Orthopedic Design & Technology.

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