News from the College

  • Lian and Stein Recognized as AAAS Fellows
    February 21, 2017
    University of Vermont Cancer Center members Jane Lian, Ph.D., and Janet Stein, Ph.D., have been elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in recognition of their contributions to innovation, education, and scientific leadership. The announcement of the AAAS 2016 Fellows was featured in the November 25, 2016 issue of Science.
  • American Heart Month: Gray Discusses Importance of Screening for Congenital Heart Disease
    February 21, 2017
    Karin Gray, M.D., is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont and a pediatric hospitalist and medical director of the newborn nursery at the University of Vermont Medical Center. Her post, below, originally appeared on the UVM Medical Center blog and was titled “Why Screening for Congenital Heart Disease is Important.”
  • American Heart Month: Dauerman Discusses Symptoms of Leaking Heart Valve
    February 15, 2017
    Harold Dauerman, M.D., is an interventional cardiologist at the University of Vermont Medical Center and professor of medicine at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. He is the author of the information, below, which originally appeared on the UVM Medical Center blog and can also be found here.
  • 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.

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