News from the College

  • Carney Receives Crystal Heart Award at VT Go Red For Women Luncheon
    January 26, 2017
    Jan K. Carney, M.D., M.P.H., associate dean for public health at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, was honored as the recipient of the 2017 Crystal Heart Award at the American Heart Association’s 10th annual Vermont Go Red For Women Luncheon on January 26, 2017.
  • Breast Density Law Goes into Effect in VT, Requires Patient Notification
    January 19, 2017
    Last May, the Vermont Legislature passed a law requiring providers to inform patients directly of their breast density. This information has previously been available to the provider in the mammogram report.
  • Littenberg & Chopan’s Study Finds Association between Eating Hot Peppers and Decreased Mortality
    January 19, 2017
    Like spicy food? If so, you might live longer, say researchers at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, who found that consumption of hot red chili peppers is associated with a 13 percent reduction in total mortality – primarily in deaths due to heart disease or stroke – in a large prospective study.
  • MLK Health Equity Lecture - Hanna-Attisha Talks about Flint Water Crisis
    January 18, 2017
    Could a lead crisis like the one in Flint, Michigan happen in your town? Mona Hanna-Attisha, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP, director of the Pediatric Health Initiative at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, will present the MLK Health Equity Lecture, titled "We Are All Flint: The Flint Water Crisis and Public Health Advocacy" on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in the Sullivan Classroom in the Medical Education Center at the Larner College of Medicine at UVM.
  • Class of '19 Celebrate Public Health Projects
    January 17, 2017
    Preventing disease and promoting and protecting the health of the community is at the heart of public health and the second-year Public Health Projects course at The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont.
  • Pediatric Allergy Specialist Jaffe Discusses New NIAID Peanut Guidelines
    January 12, 2017
    On January 5, 2016, an expert panel sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, issued clinical guidelines to aid health care providers in early introduction of peanut-containing foods to infants to prevent the development of peanut allergy.
  • Jensen Presents VCBH Lecture on Overweight & Obesity
    January 17, 2017
    The Vermont Center on Behavior and Health's January lecture featured Gordon L. Jensen, M.D., Ph.D., Senior Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Medicine and Nutrition at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont.
  • Cushman Named Editor-in-Chief of New International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis-Wiley Journal
    January 10, 2017
    On January 10, 2017, the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH), in partnership with John Wiley and Sons, Inc., announced the launch of the Society’s new open access journal, Research and Practice in Thrombosis and Haemostasis (RPTH), with its inaugural issue to publish in conjunction with the meeting of the ISTH 2017 Congress in Berlin, Germany, which will take place July 8 to 13, 2017.
  • Levine Appointed Vermont Commissioner of Health by Governor Phil Scott
    January 5, 2017
    On Wednesday, January 4, 2017, Vermont Governor Phil Scott announced the appointment of Mark Levine, M.D., professor of medicine and associate dean for graduate medical education at the Larner College of Medicine at UVM, as Vermont's new Commissioner of Health.
  • On the Blog: Magier ’18 Discusses UVM Performance Improvement Collaborative
    January 4, 2017
    Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States — as rising physicians, we can improve this statistic. In order to effect change as the next generation of healthcare providers, we must be equipped with the necessary resources.

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