News from the College

  • Colorectal Cancer Awareness: Vecchio Discusses What to Expect During a Colonoscopy
    March 28, 2017
    March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S., but it is also one of only a few cancers that may be prevented through screening.
  • Gorgeous Neuroscience Meets Student Life
    March 24, 2017
    Pioneered by Professor James Hudziak, M.D., Dr. Jim to his students, WE has significantly reduced substance abuse on campus while earning national buzz for its novel and ground-breaking approach to neuroplasticity, mindfulness, and the charismatic mastermind behind the program. No college has tried at this level before.
  • Davidson Named Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education
    March 21, 2017
    Frederick Morin, M.D., dean of the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, and Claude Deschamps, M.D., senior associate dean for clinical affairs and president and CEO of the UVM Medical Group, have announced the appointment of Melissa Davidson, M.D., as associate dean for graduate medical education at the Larner College of Medicine and Designated Institutional Official at the UVM Medical Center, effective immediately.
  • Vaping and Withdrawal: Study to Explore Body’s Response to Quitting E-Cigs
    March 20, 2017
    While the debate regarding the safety of e-cigarettes continues, another issue has emerged: Is vaping addictive?
  • Oh, the Places They’ll Go: Class of ’17 Students Celebrate Match Day
    March 10, 2017
    A huge celebration – and a couple of surprises and twists – were on the agenda for the Larner College of Medicine Class of 2017’s Match Day event on Friday, March 17, 2017.
  • Jemison & Swift among Eight Inaugural BTV Ignite Executive Fellows
    March 9, 2017
    Jill Jemison, Larner College of Medicine technology services director, and Kerry Swift, M.S., technology licensing officer in the Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) at the University of Vermont, are currently serving as two of eight inaugural BTV Ignite Executive Fellows.
  • Pediatric Cardiologist Flyer Named Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
    March 9, 2017
    Jonathan Flyer, M.D., a pediatric cardiologist at the UVM Children's Hospital and an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Larner College of Medicine at UVM, has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) in recognition of his professional achievement and commitment to quality cardiovascular care.
  • Spring 2017 Community Medical School Kicks-off with 200+ Attendees
    March 9, 2017
    Community Medical School launched its Spring 2017 series on Tuesday, March 7, with a lecture on “Happiness: Exploring the Science of Well-Being.” The talk by Andrew Rosenfeld, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry, attracted more than 200 attendees.
  • Novel Dimensional Approach Uncovers Biomarker for Inattention
    March 6, 2017
    Despite diagnoses for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) occurring in a reported 11 percent of U.S. school-aged kids, clinicians still don’t fully understand the underlying causes of this common condition. Now a brain marker may be on the horizon, thanks to a new approach that provides evidence of a relationship between brain structure and dimensional measures of ADHD symptoms.
  • VT High School Students Participate in Annual Brain Bee
    February 23, 2017
    A three-pound human super computer was the focus of the Vermont Brain Bee, held Saturday, February 18 at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont.

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