Academic and Clinical Excellence

With an active clinical practice, nationally recognized research and clinical programs and key roles in medical education and training, our division excels in many areas, bringing to life what it means to work in academic medicine.

20150828_vietnam_01 (1)Vermont Lung Center

The faculty in our division are closely aligned with the Vermont Lung Center (VLC), an interdepartmental research center studying lung biology and lung disease. Funded for many years by an NIH NCRR COBRE (Center for Biomedical Excellence), and now funded by multiple RO1s, the American Lung Association – Airways Clinical Research Center Award and an NIH NHLBI T32 training grant, the VLC provides unparalleled opportunities for research, career training and translational clinical research investigation

Research & Education

Our division has a national and international reputation in research, especially in the areas of asthma, stem cell research and more recently obesity and lung disease.

Our research studies include such topics as asthma, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, critical care, and cystic fibrosis, among others. Basic science and translational research focuses on airway disease biology and animal modeling of asthma and other airway diseases.

Our faculty participates in the medical school curriculum, training Internal Medicine residents, and supports the work of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Additionally, our division offers a Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship.

Kinsey’s NIH-Funded Study Aims to Alleviate Guesswork in Lung Cancer Screening

C. Matthew Kinsey, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of medicine and a pulmonologist at the Larner College of Medicine and University of   Vermont Medical Center, hopes to alleviate some of the guesswork by finding a way to measure the likelihood of cancer in these cases. The National Institutes of Health recently funded Kinsey’s ongoing study of a CT scan biomarker for lung cancer with a five-year $800,000 K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Northern American Cystic Fibrosis Conference
Orlando, FL
October 27-29 2016

University Scholar Lecture - Jason Bates, Ph.D.
Memorial Auditorium, Waterman Building
November 2, 2016 - 4:00-5:00PM

Jason Bates PhD

Faculty Showcase
Jason Bates, Ph.D.

Jason Bates, Ph.D., has been named as one of four University Scholars for 2016-17. Led by the UVM Graduate College, the program recognizes "sustained excellence in research, creative and scholarly activities."
Bates  received a Ph.D. in medicine at the University of Otago in New Zealand, and a doctor of science degree from the University of Canterbury for his contributions to the field of lung mechanics. Bates, who joined the UVM faculty in 1999, spent the early part of his career as professor of medicine and biomedical engineering at McGill University. His research – performed both via laboratory experimentation and computational modeling – focuses mostly on the mechanical behavior of the lung in health and disease. He is an elected Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. He is also the deputy editor of the Journal of Applied Physiology. Bates has published more than 260 peer-reviewed journal papers as well as 22 book chapters and a textbook, titled Lung Mechanics, An Inverse Modeling Approach (2009, Cambridge University Press). He is also the inventor of the Flexivent ventilator that is used worldwide in the study of mouse models of lung disease.