News from the College

  • Higgins Study Examines Potential of Nicotine Reduction to Curb Smoking Addiction
    August 23, 2017
    The FDA is right – when it comes to disease culprits, cigarette smoking tops the list. While recognized as the number-one cause of preventable disease and death, it’s an incredibly tough habit to break due to the addictiveness of nicotine. New research from the University of Vermont (UVM) and colleagues suggests that reducing nicotine content in cigarettes may decrease their addiction potential in especially vulnerable populations and suggests how regulatory policies could shift preferences to less-harmful tobacco products.
  • Fall 2017 Community Medical School Series Kicks Off Sept. 5
    August 23, 2017
    Since 1998, this program, jointly organized by the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont and the UVM Medical Center, has been providing members of the UVM and local community with accessible and important education on a wide variety of timely, fascinating, and engaging health care topics.
  • The Class of 2021: Profiles of Some of UVM’s Newest Med Students
    August 15, 2017
    Each of the 119 students in the Class of 2017 earned a very selective spot – they were chosen from a pool that began with 5,857 applicants, among which 617 were interviewed. Get to know a few of the students in the Larner College of Medicine’s Class of 2021.
  • UVM Hosts NIH NERIC Conference & Leahy Visit
    August 14, 2017
    The Vermont Genetics Network (VGN) and Vermont Center for Immunology and Infectious Diseases (VCIID) at the University of Vermont hosted more than 300 National Institutes of Health-funded biomedical researchers from across Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island and Delaware for the North East Regional IDeA Conference (NERIC) August 16 to 18, 2017 at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel. U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy delivered remarks at the conference on August 17.
  • A Childhood Health Care Experience That Inspired a Documentary
    August 9, 2017
    When Chris Veal ‘20, was 13 years old, he was diagnosed with cancer. At the time, his family was unable to afford health insurance and was overburdened with the enormous cost of care, which led to incredible financial hardship and eventually, the loss of their home.
  • Dr. Benedek Erdos Receives Inaugural Bloomfield Investiture
    July 31, 2017
    Benedek Erdos, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, was invested in a formal ceremony on July 31 as the inaugural Martin E. Bloomfield ’56 M.D.’60 and Judith S. Bloomfield ’59 Early Career Professor in Cardiovascular Research.
  • Larner Learning Commons Open House a Success
    July 28, 2017
    A Larner Learning Commons Open House & Celebration, hosted by the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, College of Nursing and Health Sciences and Libraries was held on Thursday, August 3, 2017, at 2:30 p.m.
  • Larners’ $66 Million Helps Set New UVM Foundation Record, $135 Million in FY 17
    July 28, 2017
    Through a $66 million bequest by the late Robert Larner, M.D. '42 and his wife, Helen, the Larner College of Medicine helped the University of Vermont Foundation and UVM Medical Center Foundation secure a record $135,692,313 in total new commitments pledged during the fiscal year that concluded on June 30, 2017.
  • Diehl, Scarpino and Rizzo Receive Inaugural UVM Biomedical Engineering Pilot Grant
    July 21, 2017
    University of Vermont researchers Sean Diehl, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine and a Vaccine Testing Center immunologist, Sam Scarpino, Ph.D., former assistant professor of mathematics and statistics, Donna Rizzo, Ph.D., professor of engineering, and John Hanley, Ph.D., a postdoctoral associate in engineering, have been awarded the inaugural UVM Biomedical Engineering Program Pilot Research Program grant for their project, titled “Integrating omics and clinical data to study dengue infection.”
  • McGraw Family Pledges $3 Million for New Learning Center at Norwalk Hospital
    July 19, 2017
    The McGraw family, founders of global multimedia publishing company McGraw-Hill, is continuing its legacy of investing in community health by pledging up to $3 million in a challenge gift to establish the new McGraw Family Center for Advanced Learning at Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut.