News from the College

  • Larner Faculty Inducted into Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering
    November 23, 2020
    The Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering formally inducted Larner College of Medicine Dean and Professor of Medicine Richard L. Page, M.D., Professor of Pharmacology Frances Carr, Ph.D., and Professor of Biochemistry Christopher Francklyn, Ph.D., at the Academy's annual meeting on October 26, 2020.
  • Lee & Hebert-Dufresne Publish SARS-CoV-2 Transmission Model for School Opening
    November 20, 2020
    Can schools safely remain open or reopen during periods of significant community spread of COVID-19? According to predictions from a UVM model of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in the school setting, yes – if appropriate precautions are followed both in school and in the community.
  • Villanti, Copeland Named to List of World’s Most Influential Researchers
    November 19, 2020
    UVM faculty members Andrea Villanti, Ph.D., M.P.H., associate professor of psychiatry, and William Copeland, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry, have been named to a list of the world’s most influential researchers - the Highly Cited Researchers list is compiled and published annually by Clarivate Analytics.
  • Weiss Receives ALA Grant to Study COVID-19 Lung Damage
    November 13, 2020
    University of Vermont Professor of Medicine Daniel Weiss, M.D., Ph.D., has been selected to receive one of the inaugural American Lung Association COVID-19 Action Initiative's COVID-19 and Respiratory Virus Research Award.
  • Research Excellence Highlighted at Fifth Annual Celebration
    November 5, 2020
    The Larner College of Medicine hosted the fifth annual "Dean's Celebration of Excellence in Research" on November 4 and 5. The two-day event highlighted the research being conducted by junior faculty, senior faculty, postdoctoral trainees, and graduate students at the College.
  • College Remembers Helen Moray Larner (1925--2020)
    November 4, 2020
    The Larner College of Medicine lost one of its most steadfast and consequential supporters with the passing of Helen Moray Larner, wife of the late Robert Larner, M.D., on November 2, 2020.
  • UVM and UVM Health Network Participate in Phase 3 COVID-19 Vaccine Trial
    October 27, 2020
    The University of Vermont Medical Center and Vaccine Testing Center at the University of Vermont’s Larner College of Medicine have been selected to take part in a Phase 3 trial for a COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University and manufactured by AstraZeneca.
  • Study Finds Lowering Nicotine Reduces Smoking Addictiveness in Vulnerable Populations
    October 20, 2020
    A JAMA Network Open study, led by Stephen T. Higgins, Ph.D., director of the Vermont Center on Behavior and Health at the University of Vermont’s Larner College of Medicine, provides evidence that, even in smokers from vulnerable populations, reducing nicotine content to low levels decreases addictiveness – a timely finding as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers a policy to lower nicotine content in all cigarettes sold in the U.S.
  • UVM Scientist Plays Lead Role in #BlackinCardio Campaign
    October 19, 2020
    Organized by Black physicians and scientists in the United States and abroad, the #BlackInCardio movement celebrates Black researchers, clinicians, and professionals in cardiovascular fields and raises awareness of cardiovascular diseases that disproportionately effect the Black community. From October 19 - October 25, the new organization will host its first annual #BlackInCardio week.
  • Diehl & Colleagues Uncover Critical Information about COVID-19 Immune Response
    October 15, 2020
    New research, published in Clinical and Translational Immunology by UVM Associate Professor Sean Diehl, Ph.D., and colleagues provides a clearer picture of the protective antibodies induced by the SARS-C0V-2 virus and their role in serious illness and what’s needed for full protection.