News from the College

  • New Therapy Option for High-Risk Heart Patients with Mitral Valve Disease
    July 6, 2017
    Patients whose hearts have a faulty mitral valve and are considered high risk for open-heart surgery now have a treatment option offered by cardiologists at the University of Vermont Medical Center. Called Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair (TMVR), the procedure uses a catheter inserted through a vein in the leg to reach the heart and make the repair. The mitral valve performs a check-valve function and is located between the left atrium, where blood enters the heart from the lungs, and the left ventricle, which pumps the blood to your entire body.
  • UVM’s Evans Receives Highest Award from Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation
    June 30, 2017
  • Tarleton Study Finds Magnesium is Effective and Safe Treatment for Depression
    June 27, 2017
  • GPS for Cell "Highways"? 3D Model System Illustrates How Molecular Motors Navigate
    June 27, 2017
    In cells, cargo that contains tiny packages of critical biological material, such as insulin, are transported by teams of minuscule myosin molecular “motors” along complex actin filament “highways.” How these motors reach their destination when confronted with numerous intersections without GPS is a mystery. In a new study published in Nature Communications, University of Vermont researchers built three-dimensional (3D) actin highways with intersections as well as under- and over-passes within microfluidic chambers to emulate the complicated highways that myosin motors see in cells.
  • Jeffries Receives Master Scholar Award at 2017 IAMSE Meeting
    June 22, 2017
    A strongly held commitment to providing the highest-quality physicians possible is the driving force behind a career dedicated to medical teaching work of Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education William Jeffries, Ph.D. Earlier this month, his educational scholarship was honored with the prestigious Master Scholar Award from the International Association for Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) at the organization’s annual meeting, hosted by the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont.
  • Class of 2016 Reports High Satisfaction Rates in AAMC Graduate Questionnaire
    June 20, 2017
    After graduating just over one year ago, members of the Larner College of Medicine’s Class of 2016 – along with medical school graduates across the country – participated in the Association of American Medical Colleges’ (AAMC) Medical School Graduation Questionnaire (GQ), a national questionnaire that serves as a tool for medical schools to use in program evaluation and to improve the medical student experience.
  • DeStigter Appointed Chair and Health Care Service Chief of Radiology
    June 15, 2017
    Frederick Morin, M.D., dean of the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, and Claude Deschamps, M.D., president of the University of Vermont Health Network – Medical Group, have announced the appointment of Kristen DeStigter, M.D., FACR, as chair of the Department of Radiology at the UVM Larner College of Medicine and Health Care Service Chief of Radiology at the UVM Medical Center.
  • LaMantia Elected American Geriatrics Society Fellow
    June 13, 2017
    Michael LaMantia, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of medicine and section head of geriatric medicine at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, was among 18 leading healthcare professionals honored as elected AGS Fellows at the 2017 American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Annual Scientific Meeting held May 18-20 in San Antonio, Texas.
  • UVM Stem Cell Conference Travel Scholarship Honors Alpha-1 Founder
    June 13, 2017
    The “Stem Cells, Cell Therapies, and Bioengineering in Lung Biology and Diseases” conference at the University of Vermont now offers a new, competitive travel scholarship that honors the legacy of late Alpha-1 Foundation co-founder John W. Walsh, who passed away March 7, 2017.
  • UVM-Based Biomedical Entrepreneurship Course and Public Seminar Series Launches June 16
    June 8, 2017
    i-TREP – a University of Vermont-based biomedical entrepreneurship training program – is sponsoring an intensive summer course that will take place at the Larner College of Medicine at UVM June 16 to 23, 2017.

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