News from the College

  • Wilcox Appointed Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
    January 19, 2022
    Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Rebecca Wilcox, M.D., has been appointed associate dean for faculty affairs at the Larner College of Medicine.
  • Crawford Presents Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Health Equity Lecture Jan. 19
    January 18, 2022
    Christine M. Crawford, M.D., M.P.H., associate director of medical student education and assistant professor of psychiatry at Boston University (BU) School of Medicine. Crawford will present UVM's 2022 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Health Equity Lecture on "Impact of Racism and Trauma on Black Mental Health" on Wednesday, January 19, 2022.
  • Class of 2012 Alum Hosts Sensory-Friendly COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for Children & Adults
    January 14, 2022
    On December 18, 2021, in partnership with the Vermont Department of Health, Vermont Family Network, Waterbury EMS, and a group of volunteers, All Brains Belong VT (ABB)—a nonprofit neuroinclusive primary care and community center offering patient-centered healthcare and inclusively-designed community events founded by UVM Larner College of Medicine alum Melissa Houser, M.D.'12—hosted its first sensory-friendly COVID-19 community vaccination clinic at its offices in Montpelier, Vt. The clinic was a blessing for neurodiverse children and adults whose discomfort had kept them from getting vaccinated, some after multiple attempts, at other locations.
  • Adrianzen Herrera Invested as Early Career Green & Gold Professor of Medicine
    January 13, 2022
    In a ceremony held January 12, 2021, an outstanding early career physician-scientist in the University of Vermont’s Larner College of Medicine, Diego Adrianzen Herrera, M.D., was invested as the inaugural holder of the Early Career Green and Gold Professor of Medicine.
  • Sanders Selected as Senior Associate Dean and Executive Clinical Leader
    December 21, 2021
    Jason Sanders, M.D., M.B.A., has been appointed to fill three critical executive leadership roles – senior associate dean for clinical affairs at the UVM Larner College of Medicine, president and CEO of the UVM Health Network Medical Group, and Network executive vice president for clinical affairs. He will begin his work for the College and the Network in February 2022.
  • Larner Welcomes CDC Chief Medical Officer Mitchell Wolfe, M.D.'95
    December 15, 2021
    Mitchell Wolfe, M.D., M.P.H., chief medical officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and a Class of 1995 Larner alum, returned to campus for a personal visit on December 13 for the first time since receiving his medical degree here 26 years ago.
  • UVM Researchers Help Identify Impact of COVID-caused Delays in Breast Cancer Screening
    November 23, 2021
    New research from U.S. Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium (BCSC) members, including several University of Vermont researchers, found that from March to September 2020, breast biopsies and detected cancers at U.S. BCSC facilities dropped sharply, compared with the same span a year earlier.
  • Potter & Garavan Receive Grant to Study Earliest Brain Development Milestones
    November 17, 2021
    Researchers at the University of Vermont recently received a $5.5 million, five-year grant to participate in the Phase II portion of the HEALthy Brain and Child Development (HBCD) Study, an initiative focused on gathering data on brain development from birth through early childhood.
  • UVM Invests Holcombe as Inaugural J. Walter Juckett Chair in Cancer Research
    November 3, 2021
    With $3 million in support from a longtime major supporter of the University of Vermont Cancer Center, Randall F. Holcombe, M.D., M.B.A., was invested as the inaugural J. Walter Juckett Chair in Cancer Research in the Larner College of Medicine on November 3.
  • Larner Awarded Full 8-Year LCME Accreditation
    November 3, 2021
    The Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont has been awarded continued accreditation for a full eight-year term by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the accrediting body for all M.D. degree programs in the U.S. and Canada.