News from the College

  • May's Study Finds Connection between Chronic Pain and Anxiety Disorders
    August 31, 2016
    New research provides insight into a long-observed, but little-understood connection between chronic pain and anxiety and offers a potential target for treatment. The study’s findings, published as an Article in Press in Biological Psychiatry, show that increased expression of PACAP – a peptide neurotransmitter the body releases in response to stress – is also increased in response to neuropathic pain and contributes to these symptoms.
  • Medical Student Marchese Looks at Entrepreneurship for the Curriculum
    August 25, 2016
    Innovation in healthcare begins and ends with the patient,” says University of Vermont medical student Alexander Marchese ’19, who adds that “although technologies are developed in the lab, they are often conceived in the clinic and can only be fully appreciated once they reach the patient.”

  • College of Medicine Celebrates Banner Year of Giving for FY16: $40.6 Million
    July 26, 2016
    In conjunction with the launch of the “Move Mountains” campaign in October 2015, the University of Vermont Foundation set new records in its fundraising activities on behalf of the university during fiscal year 2016, surpassing historic milestones reached a year ago for both commitments and receipts from donors.
  • SASH Program for Seniors Receives American Public Health Association Award
    August 23, 2016
    Last summer, after graduating from the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Eric Chang, M.D.’15, saw first-hand how an elderly man struggling to care for his sick wife could get so tired and distracted that he would forgot to take his blood-pressure medication.
  • Class of 2018’s LoPiccolo Publishes Study on Selecting Global Health Elective Candidates
    August 23, 2016
  • Boston Scientific Co-Founder Abele to Deliver Inaugural Stetson Lecture 8/23 at Noon
    August 18, 2016
    Boston Scientific Corporation co-founder and medical device pioneer John Abele will present the inaugural Stetson Technological Advances in Medicine Lecture on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at noon in Carpenter Auditorium in the Given Building at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. His lecture, titled “The Law of Accelerating Returns,” will focus on the challenges facing the medical field as a result of the exponential acceleration of promising technological developments.
  • Carney and UVM Announce New Epidemiology Graduate Certificate Program
    August 16, 2016
    The University of Vermont is launching a new graduate certificate program in fall 2016 that features a concise, six-course immersion in the quantitative sciences of public health used for analyzing diseases and health-related conditions.
  • Mathews Takes on New Leadership Role for Network Physician Organization
    August 16, 2016
    Claude Deschamps, M.D., president and CEO of the University of Vermont Medical Group, has announced that Donald Mathews, M.D., professor of anesthesiology, has accepted the position of physician advisor for the UVM Health Network’s new Physician Organization (PO), an expansion of the UVM Medical Group.
  • Two College of Medicine Groups Awarded SPARK-VT Grants
    August 15, 2016
    As the new academic year is set to begin, the innovative work of four University of Vermont research teams - including two groups from the College of Medicine - is moving closer to the marketplace in the wake of a Shark Tank-like competition called SPARK-VT held earlier this summer.
  • Spees’ New NIH Grant to Expand Study of Novel Post-Heart Attack Therapy
    August 9, 2016
    A heart attack continues to harm cardiac muscle even after the immediate problem – a blocked artery – is fixed, but University of Vermont researchers have developed a new biologic drug that can preserve blood vessels critical to the body’s blood-pumping system.