News from the College

  • All in the Genes: How Dr. Debra Leonard is Leading the Charge Nationally in Genomic Medicine
    February 17, 2017
    As they have for eons, most doctor’s visits begin with measurements that are stored in patient records: weight, height, pulse, blood pressure, temperature. Those numbers don’t give a complete medical picture, says Debra Leonard, M.D., Ph.D., but are still measured and recorded.
  • Stressed Out Interferons Reveal Potential Key to Alternative Lupus Treatment
    February 10, 2017
    Only one new drug has become available over the past 50 years for the estimated 1.5 million Americans and five million-plus people worldwide suffering from lupus, but new research has identified a previously unknown mechanism involved in the immune response that could provide an alternative therapy target.
  • Meet a Scientist: Krementsov Studies Gut Bacteria-M.S. Link
    February 8, 2017
    Think of the immune system as the shepherd, and bacteria as the sheep, says Dimitry Krementsov, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Immunobiology at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont.
  • Brown & Ma’s “Mock Code” Curriculum Helps Prep Clerkship Students
    February 1, 2017
    It was only the third day of her first-ever Clerkship rotation – internal medicine at Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut – and Class of ’17 medical student Melanie Ma witnessed a patient go into cardiopulmonary distress and die.
  • Bernstein Presents University Scholar Lecture on Pregnancy & Preeclampsia Feb. 8
    February 6, 2017
    The University of Vermont Graduate College will be hosting a University Scholar lecture by Ira M. Bernstein, M.D.'83, John Van Sicklen Maeck Professor and chair of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at the Larner College of Medicine, on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. in Waterman Memorial Lounge. Bernstein will be discussing “Pregnancy and Preeclampsia: Insights into Women’s Health.”
  • American Heart Month: Zakai Research Q&A on Populations Most at Risk for Vascular Disease
    February 3, 2017
    The following interview with Neil Zakai, M.D., M.Sc., associate professor of medicine at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, originally appeared on the Facebook page of the Thrombosis and Haemostasis journal and focused on his research publication, titled “D-dimer and the Risk of Stroke and Coronary Heart Disease: The REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS),” which was pre-published online in December 2016. (Key: TH = Thrombosis and Haemostasis; NZ = Neil Zakai)
  • College’s Active Learning Approach Featured in Page 1 Boston Globe Article
    February 1, 2017
    The innovative medical education approach of The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont is the focus of a Boston Globe article, titled “Who needs lectures? Vermont medical school chooses other ways to teach,” which is featured on Page 1 of the February 1, 2017 issue.
  • Leonard & Sidiropoulos Open New Genomic Medicine Lab at UVM Medical Center
    January 27, 2017
    The University of Vermont Medical Center opened a Genomic Medicine laboratory January 27, 2016 to expand its use of advanced genetic testing that doctors can use to develop treatments tailored to individual patients.
  • Class of 2019 Celebrates Completion of Foundations & Receives New Larner White Coats
    January 27, 2017
    Plaques, applause, Clerkship Survival Kits and the first official Larner College of Medicine white coats were among the highlights of the Class of 2019’s Foundations Awards Ceremony on January 26, 2017.
  • 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.