News from the College

  • 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.
  • Dixon among 2016 UVM Medical Group Excellence in Education and Research Awardees
    January 2, 2017
    The 2016 University of Vermont (UVM) Medical Group awards for excellence in education and research – along with grants funding research in medicine and medical education – were presented at the practice’s annual holiday reception on December 13, 2016.
  • Holmes Discusses Using Genetics to Predict Clot Risk
    December 22, 2016
    Among the side effects experienced by cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy is a higher risk of blood clots, but determining which patients are most likely to get them is a challenge for physicians.
  • Sigmon Reports on Study of Waitlisted Opioid-Dependent Adults in NEJM
    December 21, 2016
    In rural states like Vermont, opioid-dependent adults desperate for treatment often find themselves stuck on a wait list, sometimes for eight months or more, increasing their risk of continuing to use illicit opioids, contract an infectious disease, overdose and prematurely die.
  • Janssen-Heininger Receives Inaugural NHLBI Outstanding Investigator Award
    December 20, 2016
    Antioxidant therapies may hold promise for the nearly 25 million Americans suffering from asthma, and additional 140,000 people diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, but to date, determining exactly how to modify them into a feasible treatment has proved challenging.

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