News from the College

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

  • Food As Medicine: Students’ Pilot Course Gets Peers Cooking
    December 11, 2023
    This semester, 28 first-year Larner College of Medicine students are learning about culinary medicine, which pairs nutritional science with preventative health care. Medical class of 2026 students Sarah Krumholz and Molly Hurd developed an extracurricular course that teaches classmates about lifestyle interventions for chronic disease.
  • Medical Students' Conference Celebrates Diversity
    November 17, 2023
    The University of Vermont's Student National Medical Association chapter held its first conference ever this November, bringing more than 100 medical and pre-medical students from throughout New England to the campus of the Larner College of Medicine to share their enthusiasm for ensuring that people from populations underrepresented in medical professions feel empowered to pursue medical careers.
  • Autoimmune Disease Linked to Increased Survival Rates in Blood Disorders Patients
    December 1, 2023
    Autoimmune disease is frequent in patients with myelodysplastic syndromes, but studies have been inconclusive about how the preexistence of autoimmunity affects survival in these patients. A new study by UVM Cancer Center member Diego Adrianzen Herrera, M.D. uses an epidemiologic analysis to clarify that issue.
  • Reconsidering Resilience: Insights from Copeland’s Research
    November 12, 2023
    Most children are exposed to adversity by the time they reach adulthood, but a portion of children stay free of mental illness despite trying circumstances. A recent study led by Professor of Psychiatry William Copeland, Ph.D., and supported by UVM researchers, challenges the notion that childhood resilience is common and explores possible solutions to this crisis via public health initiatives.
  • Covering Pain: Integrative Treatment Accessible to More Vermonters
    November 8, 2023
    A new collaboration between Vermont Medicaid and UVM Medical Center’s Comprehensive Pain Program allows Medicaid members with chronic pain to participate in complementary therapies including health coaching, massage, yoga, nutrition, acupuncture, and meditation. This pilot is an important step toward eliminating disparities in access to effective, integrative care for pain.
  • UVM’s Novel DNA Extraction Technology Goes to Space
    November 6, 2023
    UVM’s Novel DNA Extraction Technology Goes to the International Space Station: Tighe, Tracy, and Dragon to Support ISS Astronauts’ Experiments
  • Ziller Appointed Director of Health Services Research Center
    October 3, 2023
  • Diego Adrianzen Herrera, MD Appointed Associate Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    October 19, 2023
  • Lyme Disease Prevention Vaccine Clinical Trial Launches in Vermont
    October 17, 2023
    There are currently no approved vaccines available to prevent Lyme disease in humans, but one may be on the way. UVM’s Vaccine Testing Center recently launched a clinical study to investigate the efficacy, safety, and immunogenicity of a Lyme disease vaccine.
  • UVMCC partners with Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Abenaki Nation
    October 16, 2023
    To reduce barriers to skin cancer screening, the University of Vermont Cancer Center works with the UVM Cancer Center’s community advisory board member, Chief Donald Stevens, tribal leader for the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Abenaki Nation to bring skin checks out to communities in Vermont.