News from the College

  • Chaarani and Colleagues Find Evidence of Better Impulse Control & Memory in Gamers
    October 24, 2022
    A study by UVM researchers of nearly 2,000 children found that those who reported playing video games for three hours per day or more performed better on cognitive skills tests involving impulse control and working memory compared to children who had never played video games.
  • UVM’s Newest Future Physicians Receive First White Coats
    October 15, 2022
    The UVM Larner College of Medicine medical Class of 2026’s White Coat Ceremony took place on October 14, 2022, at Ira Allen Chapel.
  • Eradicating Polio: UVM Vaccine Trials Aim to End Disease’s Historical Journey
    October 12, 2022
    In the past several months, cases of polio have been reported in New York, the United Kingdom, and Israel, underscoring the need for safer and more effective vaccines. Over the past nearly two years, University of Vermont Vaccine Testing Center researchers have been conducting trials on two experimental polio vaccines poised to help accomplish global eradication.
  • Medical Students Hold Second Annual Look at Larner Event
    September 27, 2022
    In 2021, the College of Medicine’s inaugural “Look at Larner” outreach program attracted aspiring medical students from across the country. For the 2022 Look at Larner, Class of 2025 members Jasmine Bazinet-Phillips and Karena Nguyen served as co-leaders and welcomed 27 individuals to the second iteration of the program.
  • College Welcomes Alumni & Honors Awardees at Reunion
    September 26, 2022
    The Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont celebrated Reunion 2022 October 13-16. Highlights included the Distinguished Graduate Alumni Award Lecture, Class of 1972 50th Reunion Medallion Ceremony, tours of the College and new Firestone Medical Research Building, Larner College of Medicine Alumni Association Awards Ceremony, Alumni Town Hall and Reunion Class Dinners.
  • Cancer Center Celebrates 25th Annual Women’s Health and Cancer Conference
    September 12, 2022
    Cancer researchers, clinicians, survivors, and caregivers gathered September 30 for the 25th annual Women’s Health and Cancer Conference. Hosted by the University of Vermont Cancer Center, the event took place in the Dudley H. Davis Center at the University of Vermont.
  • Lewis Invested as Inaugural Pierattini Green & Gold Professor of Psychiatry
    September 9, 2022
    On September 8, 2022, the University of Vermont held a formal ceremony at the Larner College of Medicine to invest Professor of Psychiatry Judith Lewis, M.D., as the Robert A. Pierattini, M.D. Green & Gold Professor of Psychiatry.
  • UVM Health Network Names Sunil Eappen, M.D., M.B.A, as Next President and CEO
    September 8, 2022
    The University of Vermont Health Network has named Sunil “Sunny” Eappen, M.D., M.B.A., as the health system’s next president and chief executive officer, following an extensive national search.
  • Newest Service for Cancer In-Patients? A Very Old Chinese Art
    August 15, 2022
    Beginning in the fall, acupuncture will be provided at no cost to inpatient hematology and oncology patients at the University of Vermont (UVM) Medical Center, thanks to a new grant to the UVM Cancer Center from the Victoria Buffum Fund.
  • Larner Welcomes Class of 2026 Medical Students
    August 12, 2022
    Class of 2026 medical students start their journeys toward becoming physicians during Orientation.