News from the College

  • UVM Announces 2018-19 SPARK-VT Grant Recipients
    September 14, 2018
    Three innovative projects spanning the fields of regenerative medicine, electrophysiology, and infectious diseases were selected to receive SPARK-VT research funding following a June 22 proposal presentation meeting at which University of Vermont faculty applicants pitched ideas to a panel of consultants from the biomedical and biotech arena. The awardees include UVM Larner College of Medicine Department of Medicine faculty members Daniel Weiss, M.D., Ph.D., Jason Botten, Ph.D., and Peter Spector, M.D.
  • Obesity Neural Systems Expert Grill Presents Stetson Lecture
    September 6, 2018
    Harvey J. Grill, Ph.D., presented the Annual Stetson Lecture in Technological Advances in Medicine on Friday, September 14, 2018 in the UVM Davis Center’s Silver Maple Ballroom. Grill, a professor of behavioral neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania and director of the Obesity Unit at the Institute of Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, discussed “Treating the Hyperphagia Driving Obesity: Neural Mechanisms of Feeding Inhibition.”
  • Jensen Co-Authors Global Criteria for Diagnosing Malnutrition
    September 5, 2018
    Although malnutrition is a serious concern associated with adverse outcomes and cost, no single existing approach to malnutrition diagnosis has achieved broad global acceptance. Now, thanks to more than two years’ work by members of the Global Leadership Initiative on Malnutrition (GLIM) working group, a consensus report, which outlines five criteria for malnutrition, has just been published in the latest issue of both the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and Clinical Nutrition.
  • NIH Names Langevin Director of National Center for Complementary & Integrative Health
    August 29, 2018
    Helene Langevin, M.D., C.M., a visiting professor of neurological sciences at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont and director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, has been named director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.
  • LaMantia Invested as Inaugural Holly and Bob Miller Chair in Memory and Aging
    August 21, 2018
    More than 150 people gathered for a formal investiture ceremony honoring the University of Vermont’s newest endowed faculty members and recognizing the donors who made the positions possible on August 21, 2018 at the UVM Alumni House. Michael LaMantia, M.D., M.P.H., was invested as the inaugural Holly and Bob Miller Chair in Memory and Aging and Rosemary Dale, Ed.D., A.P.R.N., was invested as the first Holly and Bob Miller Professor in Nursing Leadership.
  • Teaching Academy Announces 16 New Members
    August 20, 2018
    Kathryn Huggett, Ph.D., director of the Teaching Academy at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, has announced the names of 16 new members of the Teaching Academy.
  • Vaccine Testing Center a Site for New NIH Live, Attenuated Zika Vaccine Trial
    August 16, 2018
    Vaccinations have begun in a first-in-human trial of an experimental live, attenuated Zika virus vaccine developed by scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health. The trial will enroll a total of 28 healthy, non-pregnant adults ages 18 to 50 at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Immunization Research in Baltimore, Md., and at the Vaccine Testing Center at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont in Burlington.
  • Ahern Receives St. Baldrick's Foundation Grant to Study Phthalates & Cancer
    August 7, 2018
    UVM Assistant Professor of Surgery Thomas Ahern, Ph.D., is the recipient of one of 76 St. Baldrick's Foundation grants totaling more than $19.1 million to support studying innovative treatment options in the pediatric cancer space.
  • Center on Aging Hosts Beers Fund in Geriatrics Lecture on “Caring for the Caregiver”
    July 31, 2018
    The University of Vermont Center on Aging and UVM Geriatric Medicine program will host a presentation, titled “Caring for Caregivers and Transitions from Hospital to Home,” by international experts Horst Vollmar, M.D., M.P.H., and Mary Austrom, Ph.D., on August 3, 2018.
  • Parsons Leads American Thoracic Society, Named ATS Fellow with 3 UVM Colleagues
    July 26, 2018
    At the American Thoracic Society 2018 International Congress, held in May 2018, UVM E.L. Amidon Chair of Medicine Polly Parsons, M.D., was installed as president, and she and Larner College of Medicine colleagues Jason Bates, Ph.D., Sc.D., Anne Dixon, M.A., B.M., B.Ch., and Renee Stapleton, M.D., Ph.D., were inducted as the inaugural class of ATS Fellows.

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