News from the College

  • Cushman & Page Receive Accolades at the AHA 2018 Scientific Sessions
    November 12, 2018
    University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine faculty members Mary Cushman, M.D., and Richard L. Page, M.D., were honored with the Council on Clinical Cardiology (CLDC) Distinguished Achievement Award at the Couawards at the American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 Scientific Sessions in Chicago.
  • Medical Student Boccia Receives Vermont Medical Society Foundation Scholarship
    November 8, 2018
  • Former Health Commissioner Chen to Lead UVM’s Center for Health and Wellbeing
    October 15, 2018
    Former Vermont Commissioner of Health Harry Chen, M.D., has been named executive director of the Center for Health and Wellbeing and public health officer at the University of Vermont.
  • $12.3 Million NIH Grant Establishes Translational Global Infectious Disease Research Center
    October 11, 2018
    Leaders at the University of Vermont and Larner College of Medicine announced $12.3 million in funding for a new Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) called the “Translational Global Infectious Disease Research Center” (TGIR) that will join together two traditionally distinct groups of scientists to develop innovative approaches to prevent and control infectious disease.
  • New NNE-CTR Funding to Support Community Engagement Approach to Study Opioid Prescribing
    October 9, 2018
    An innovative initiative that will use a public health approach to inform opioid prescribing policies will be launched in northern New England thanks to a new $339,000 grant to the Northern New England Clinical and Translational Research (NNE-CTR) Network from the National Institutes of Health.
  • VCBH $11.7 Million COBRE Grant Continues Unhealthy Lifestyle Patterns Research
    September 21, 2018
    An $11.7 million Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant renewal to the Vermont Center on Behavior and Health (VCBH) at the University of Vermont will support another five years of research on addressing and better understanding the unhealthy behaviors that negatively impact health and cost the U.S. healthcare system billions of dollars.
  • 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.

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