News from the College

  • College Holds Investiture of First Philip Ades, M.D. Professor of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
    December 16, 2016
    University of Vermont President Tom Sullivan and Larner College of Medicine Dean Frederick Morin, M.D., invested Philip Ades, M.D., professor of medicine and director of cardiac rehabilitation and preventive medicine, as the inaugural Philip Ades, M.D. Professor of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention December 16, 2016. The ceremony, hosted by the UVM Foundation, took place in the Hoehl Gallery in the Health Science Research Facility.
  • Meet a Scientist: Colgate Examines Rotavirus Vaccine Efficacy in Non-U.S. Countries
    December 15, 2016
    UVM Vaccine Testing Center researcher E. Ross Colgate, M.P.H., spent two years working in Bangladesh trying to understand why a rotavirus vaccine that prevents the majority of cases in the U.S. works only 40 to 60 percent of the time in Bangladeshi infants. Finding an answer could save hundreds of thousands of lives given rotavirus’ status as the leading cause of diarrhea in young children worldwide, among whom diarrhea is the second leading cause of death.
  • Tracy to Play Role in NIH Study of Molecular Changes during Physical Activity
    December 13, 2016
    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund has announced the first awards for its Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity in Humans Program, which will allow researchers to develop a comprehensive map of the molecular changes that occur in response to physical activity and uncover findings that could lead to people engaging in more targeted and optimized types of activity.
  • AAP Hosts Screening of “Resilience” Film and Panel Discussion on Toxic Stress in Children on Dec. 14
    December 12, 2016
    Medical students from The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont and UVM Medical Center residents are hosting a screening of the film “Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope” on Wednesday, December 14, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in Davis Auditorium.
  • Noonan Discusses Jeffords Institute's 10 years of Support for Quality Improvement
    December 8, 2016
    This Q&A with Anna Noonan, R.N., vice president of quality and operational effectiveness at the Jeffords Institute for Quality at the University of Vermont Medical Center, was originally published in the November 2016 issue of One.
  • Making a Difference
    August 1, 2016
    Student are fanning out across the globe to learn about the practice of medicine in a variety of countries, including Vietnam, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Dominican Republic, and Russia, via the UVM College of Medicine Western Connecticut Health Network Global Health Program.
  • The Storm's Wake
    December 7, 2016
    Last week was my 23rd or 24th trip. Since the earthquake, this was the most moving of my experiences working as a volunteer orthopedic surgeon in Haiti. This trip to Haiti after Hurricane Matthew was a short one and scheduled only to care for some upper extremity injuries that made it to Port-au-Prince from the southern peninsula where over 500 people died and tens of thousands have been left homeless.
  • Boyd Invested as Inaugural Hamill Green & Gold Professor of Neurological Sciences
    December 7, 2016
    The University of Vermont Foundation hosted a special Investiture ceremony for an inaugural endowed position – the Robert W. Hamill, M.D. Green & Gold Professor in Neurological Sciences at the Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine – on December 6 in the Hoehl Gallery in the Health Science Research Facility. UVM President Tom Sullivan and Larner College of Medicine Dean Frederick Morin, M.D., presented James Boyd, M.D., associate professor of neurological sciences, as the first Hamill Green & Gold Professor at the event.
  • Sadigh Named Inaugural Trefz Family Global Health Endowed Chair at Western CT Health Network
    December 5, 2016
    A personal experience with human suffering as a child in war-torn Iran instilled a passion for caring for people in Majid Sadigh, M.D., who knew at a very young age he wanted to become a physician. In the 32 years since he came to the U.S. as a refugee, the associate professor of medicine at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont and UVM/Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) Global Health Program director has become an internationally recognized global health expert and humanitarian, impacting countless lives in resource-poor countries across the globe.
  • Harvard’s Makadon to Deliver 2016 Imbasciani LGBTQ Health Equity Lecture 12/7
    December 5, 2016
    The 2016 Vito Imbasciani, Ph.D., M.D.’85 and George DiSalvo LGBTQ Health Equity Lecture will take place Wednesday, December 7, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Sullivan Classroom, Room 200, in the Larner Medical Education Center.

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