News from the College

  • Study Warns Mask Mandate Without Education May Raise COVID-19 Spread
    January 19, 2021
    A new study conducted by a team of health economists and public health faculty at the University of Vermont suggests that the behavior public officials are now mandating or recommending to slow the spread of COVID-19--wearing a face covering--should come with a caveat. If not accompanied by proper public education, the practice could lead to more infections.
  • Teaching Academy Honors Inductees, Awardees & Focuses on DEI at Annual Retreat
    January 15, 2021
    Medical education leaders and scholars gathered virtually on January 13 and 14, 2021 for the Larner College of Medicine Teaching Academy’s 2021 Induction and Award Ceremony and Snow Season Education Retreat. Co-presented with the University of Vermont Health Network Medical Group, the ceremony recognized medical educators and kicked off the annual education program, which this year featured several sessions on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • UVM Medical Center & Vaccine Testing Center Complete COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Enrollment
    January 8, 2021
    The UVM Medical Center and Vaccine Testing Center have successfully reached and surpassed the targeted number of enrollees for an ongoing Phase 3 clinical trial of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Cancer Rehab Program Transforms to Meet Needs of Survivors During COVID-19
    January 7, 2021
    Despite the many challenges presented by the pandemic, the resilience of UVM Cancer Center patients and continued commitment of providers have led to a silver lining: a way to ensure patients in locations throughout Vermont and upstate New York are receiving the physical and mental health support they need right from the comfort of their own homes.
  • Supporting Science and Medicine with the Gift of Education
    December 28, 2020
    Medical and graduate school is already an incredible challenge and the wellness of students relies heavily on the financial support of generous donors from within and outside of the community who give to the Larner College of Medicine Fund. This fund not only supports the creation and continuation of scholarships, but also helps to support research grants, ever-evolving technology needs, and student wellness initiatives.
  • Copeland Study Evaluates College Student Wellness in a Pandemic
    December 23, 2020
    A study by UVM faculty members published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry reports that in a group of first-year university students, COVID-19 mitigation protocols had a modest, but persistent, impact on mood and wellness behaviors. Students enrolled in the university's wellness program, however, had improved mood levels and fewer attention problems.
  • The View Ahead: Strategic Plan Q&A with Dean Page
    December 16, 2020
    As "Vision 2025: A Unified Strategic Plan for the Larner College of Medicine" is officially rolled out, Dean Richard L. Page, M.D., sat down for a conversation exploring the goals of the plan, and the wide-reaching examination of the institution that went into its formulation.
  • Plante & Colleagues' Study Details First AI Tool to Help Labs Rule-Out COVID-19
    December 14, 2020
    A recent study conducted by collaborators from the University of Vermont and Cedars-Sinai describes the performance of South Burlington, Vt.-based Biocogniv’s new AI-COVID™ software.
  • Public Health Projects’ Virtual Poster Session and Community Celebration 12/10-11
    December 10, 2020
    This fall, Larner College of Medicine Class of 2023 medical students participated in the largest and most comprehensive public health project ever completed by a University of Vermont medical student class – an unprecedented activity during an unprecedented pandemic. On December 10 and 11, 17 Public Health Projects featuring findings from a statewide survey were shared at a Virtual Poster Session and Community Celebration.
  • Coleman Named Larner Wellbeing Advisor
    December 1, 2020
    Marissa N. Coleman, Psy.D., has been appointed as a wellbeing advisor at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont.