News from the College

  • 'Tis the Season: A Legacy of Giving from Father to Daughter
    December 19, 2017
    UVM medical alumnus Samuel Topkins, M.D.'15, and his daughter, alumna Marjorie Topkins, M.D.'50, created a legacy of giving to their alma mater that continues to this day.
  • LaMantia Named Director of Center on Aging at UVM
    December 12, 2017
    University of Vermont Provost David Rosowsky and Larner College of Medicine Dean Frederick Morin, M.D., have announced the appointment of Michael LaMantia, M.D., M.P.H., as director of the UVM Center on Aging. LaMantia, who is currently associate professor of medicine and neurological sciences, as well as section head of geriatric medicine, will succeed William Pendlebury, M.D., professor emeritus of pathology and laboratory medicine, who will step down from the position in January 2018.
  • Berry Receives VNA Madison-Deane Award for Excellence in End-of-Life Care
    December 5, 2017
    The Madison-Deane Education Fund presented the inaugural Madison-Deane Award for Excellence in End-of-Life Care to Zail Berry, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of medicine at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, at the program’s “Evening of Gratitude” event held October 24, 2017 at Burlington Country Club.
  • Wallace Elected Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science
    November 28, 2017
    Susan Wallace, Ph.D., professor and chair of microbiology and molecular genetics at the Larner College of Medicine and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Vermont, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.
  • Moore Named Director of Active Learning
    November 22, 2017
  • Cushman Presents Study on Increased TV Viewing & Blood Clot Risks at AHA
    November 17, 2017
    Risk of blood clots increases with the amount of time spent watching television, even if people get the recommended amount of physical activity, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2017 in Anaheim, Calif. November 11 to 15, 2017.
  • Johnston '19 & Corse '19 Receive Vermont Medical Society Foundation Awards Scholarships
    November 17, 2017
    The Vermont Medical Society’s Education and Research Foundation (VMSERF) has awarded $5,000 scholarships to Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont students Margaret Johnston and Andrew Corse. The recipients were honored at the Vermont Medical Society’s 204th annual meeting held November 4, 2017 in Woodstock, Vt.
  • Celebrating Excellence in Research at the College – 2017 Achievements
    November 17, 2017
    Vermont is among the top ten states in per capita research funding in the U.S., according to a State of Research at the College presentation delivered by Larner College of Medicine Senior Associate Dean for Research Gordon Jensen, M.D., Ph.D., at the Dean’s Excellence in Research Awards event held November 13, 2017. The last of three 2017 Celebrating Excellence in Research events held at the College on November 10 and 13, 2017, the awards ceremony recognized the accomplishments of faculty, residents, medical students, graduate students and postdoctoral trainees.
  • Veterans Day 2017: Q&A with Medical Students Who Have Served
    November 10, 2017
    The Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont is honored to have several veterans among its medical student population. We are grateful for their service to our country, as well as their commitment to serve their patients. Recently, the medical communications staff had an opportunity to conduct short interviews with two medical student veterans in honor of Veterans Day.
  • Stein Invested as Inaugural Perelman Professor in Cancer Research at UVM
    October 27, 2017
    Gary S. Stein, Ph.D., director of the University of Vermont Cancer Center, professor and chair of biochemistry and professor of surgery at the UVM Larner College of Medicine, was invested in a formal ceremony on October 27, 2017 as the inaugural Arthur Jason Perelman, M.D.’52 Professor in Cancer Research.

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