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.

Physicians examining a lung x-rayVermont 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, pulmonary hypertension, interventional pulmonary, 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.

 PCCM in the News

Dr. Gil Allen discusses how Vermont hospitals are under pressure as pent-up demand and COVID-19 fills up local ICUs in a November edition of VT Digger. Read the full article here,

COVID spike triggers concern over Vermont hospital capacity, both WPTZ and WCAX include interviews with Dr. Gil Allen. Read the November 2021 articles and watch the news clips here for WPTZ and here.

Cancer Center Clinical Trials Targets Lung Tumors - How can we improve treatment for lung cancer? Dr. Matt Kinsey and and a collaborative, multi-disciplinary team are working on it. Read the full article in Seven Days here.

Dr. Katie Menson, Dr. David Kaminsky, and a team at UVM, UVMMC, and the VT Lung Center are studying COVID-19 long-haulers and working on creating a COVID-19 recovery program for those patients. Read the full article and watch the news clip here.