News from the College

  • Mathews Appointed Chair of Anesthesiology
    July 18, 2017
    Donald Mathews, M.D., professor of anesthesiology, has been named chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and health care service chief of anesthesiology, effective July 15. Mathews succeeds Mazen Maktabi, M.D., who served in this role since August 2016.
  • NIH Awards $20M to UVM and Maine Medical Center To Address Rural Health Challenges
    July 13, 2017
    A five-year, $20 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical and Translational Research (CTR) Network grant will fund a joint program between the University of Vermont (UVM) and Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine to develop and sustain a clinical and translational research infrastructure improving rural and community health for residents of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.
  • Hudziak Wins $1.8 Million Grant from Conrad Hilton Foundation
    July 11, 2017
    The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has awarded a three-year, $1.8 million grant to James J. Hudziak, a professor of child psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, to determine if the UVM Wellness Environment, or WE, in concert with a health promotion and disease prevention app he developed will promote wellness among college students, in the process reducing their use of alcohol and other drugs.
  • Botten Leads One of Two Innovative Research Teams Awarded 2017 UVM SPARK-VT Grants
    July 7, 2017
    Two University of Vermont research teams have been awarded SPARK-VT grants by the university to help commercialize their work and move it a step closer to the marketplace, following a faculty pitch competition held June 16, 2017.
  • New Therapy Option for High-Risk Heart Patients with Mitral Valve Disease
    July 6, 2017
    Patients whose hearts have a faulty mitral valve and are considered high risk for open-heart surgery now have a treatment option offered by cardiologists at the University of Vermont Medical Center. Called Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair (TMVR), the procedure uses a catheter inserted through a vein in the leg to reach the heart and make the repair. The mitral valve performs a check-valve function and is located between the left atrium, where blood enters the heart from the lungs, and the left ventricle, which pumps the blood to your entire body.
  • UVM’s Evans Receives Highest Award from Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation
    June 30, 2017
  • Tarleton Study Finds Magnesium is Effective and Safe Treatment for Depression
    June 27, 2017
  • GPS for Cell "Highways"? 3D Model System Illustrates How Molecular Motors Navigate
    June 27, 2017
    In cells, cargo that contains tiny packages of critical biological material, such as insulin, are transported by teams of minuscule myosin molecular “motors” along complex actin filament “highways.” How these motors reach their destination when confronted with numerous intersections without GPS is a mystery. In a new study published in Nature Communications, University of Vermont researchers built three-dimensional (3D) actin highways with intersections as well as under- and over-passes within microfluidic chambers to emulate the complicated highways that myosin motors see in cells.
  • Jeffries Receives Master Scholar Award at 2017 IAMSE Meeting
    June 22, 2017
    A strongly held commitment to providing the highest-quality physicians possible is the driving force behind a career dedicated to medical teaching work of Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education William Jeffries, Ph.D. Earlier this month, his educational scholarship was honored with the prestigious Master Scholar Award from the International Association for Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) at the organization’s annual meeting, hosted by the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont.
  • Class of 2016 Reports High Satisfaction Rates in AAMC Graduate Questionnaire
    June 20, 2017
    After graduating just over one year ago, members of the Larner College of Medicine’s Class of 2016 – along with medical school graduates across the country – participated in the Association of American Medical Colleges’ (AAMC) Medical School Graduation Questionnaire (GQ), a national questionnaire that serves as a tool for medical schools to use in program evaluation and to improve the medical student experience.