News from the College

Use the links below to read recent news and stories from the college.

  • Capers Presents Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Health Equity Lecture
    January 17, 2023
    Quinn Capers IV, M.D., Rody P. Cox professor of internal medicine, cardiology, and associate dean of faculty diversity at the University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine, presented UVM's 2023 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Health Equity Lecture on January 18, 2023.
  • Medical Alum Helps Establish Much-Needed VT Child Psychiatry Access Program
    January 10, 2023
    Psychiatrist Greta Spottswood, M.D., M.P.H., a Class of 2011 alum of the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, directs and helped launch the Vermont Child Psychiatry Access Program to connect Vermont pediatric primary care providers with much-needed child psychiatry services.
  • UVM’s Redox Researchers Collaborate with Scholars at Japan’s Tohoku University
    December 22, 2022
    Albert van der Vliet, Ph.D., professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, participated in a six-week Invited Fellowship at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan, engaging in research on environmental medicine and molecular toxicology. The fellowship coincided with a medley of scientific meetings and symposia that brought together leading scientists from around the world in the specific research fields of nitric oxide biology. Dr. van der Vliet, Yvonne Janssen-Heininger, Ph.D., and Brian Cunniff, Ph.D. participated as invited speakers. Additional Japanese federal funding supports the exchange of invited researchers, graduate students and post-doctoral scholars to collaborate on research.
  • Larner Faculty Members’ THINKMD Tool Brings Needed Clinical Expertise to Remote Populations
    December 21, 2022
    University of Vermont Professor of Pediatrics Barry Finette, M.D., Ph.D., and Professor of Pediatrics Emeritus Barry Heath, M.D., spent three years developing and testing a mobile app-based digital tool designed to bring physician-based knowledge to the hands of minimally skilled health workers. In 2014, they founded THINKMD™.
  • Season of Giving: Alum Kelly McQueen, M.D. Fosters Global Service Careers
    December 21, 2022
    Kelly McQueen, M.D., a medical alumna from the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine Class of 1991, recently established the Kelly McQueen, M.D.’91, Endowment for Global Health Education to support international clinical rotations for Larner medical students and the Global Health Program curriculum.
  • Cushman and Colleagues Find Social Disparities in Treatments and Outcomes for Pulmonary Embolism
    December 20, 2022
    Racial minorities and people with lower incomes or who are insured by Medicare or Medicaid are significantly less likely to receive the most advanced therapies and more likely to die after suffering a pulmonary embolism, according to a new analysis conducted by University of Vermont Professor of Medicine Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., and colleagues.
  • Tranmer Invested as Inaugural Donaghy Professor of Neurosurgery
    December 6, 2022
    Larner College of Medicine Professor of Surgery Bruce Tranmer, M.D., was invested as the inaugural Raymond M. P. Donaghy Professor of Neurosurgery in a formal ceremony held December 5, 2022.
  • Lian, Stein, and Cushman Ranked Among Top Scientists in U.S.
    December 2, 2022
    A new online ranking of the top female scientists in the United States conducted by includes three members of the University of Vermont faculty. Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., professor of medicine, was ranked 124th nationally and 193rd in the world. Jane Lian, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry, was ranked 194th nationally and 305th in the world. Janet Stein, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry, was ranked 265th nationally and 430th in the world.
  • Medical Students Shadow Nurses to Build Communication Skills
    November 28, 2022
    Each year, Larner College of Medicine second-year medical students participate in a nurse-shadowing activity during the advocacy module in the Professionalism, Communication and Reflection (PCR) course. For future doctors, shadowing nurses at UVM Medical Center provides the opportunity to gain insight on how nurses advocate for their patients in a busy clinical environment.
  • Inaugural Juckett Scholars Launch Cancer Care Delivery Studies
    November 19, 2022
    The University of Vermont Cancer Center recently announced the names of the inaugural Juckett Scholars. The award program is part of the new Clinician Investigator Development Initiative and is supported by the Juckett Foundation.