News from the College

  • Carney Receives Distinguished University Citizenship & Service Award
    December 1, 2020
    University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean for Public Health and Health Policy, and Senior Advisor to the Dean, Jan Carney, M.D., M.P.H., has been named the University of Vermont's 2019–2020 recipient of the President’s Distinguished University Citizenship and Service Award in recognition of her innovative teaching, creative leadership and service to the University of Vermont community.
  • Together We Learn: Resources for Our Journeys in Justice & Inclusion
    December 1, 2020
    This week, the University of Vermont's Dana Medical Library, in conjunction with representatives from the UVM Larner College of Medicine Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, the Office of Medical Communications, and medical students from the College's Student National Medical Association, Latino Medical Student Association, Social Justice Coalition, and the gender & Sexuality Alliance launched a digital resource collection called "Together We Learn."
  • Francklyn Among Three UVM Scientists Named AAAS Fellows
    November 25, 2020
    Three University of Vermont professors, include Professor of Biochemistry Christopher Francklyn, Ph.D., have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest multidisciplinary scientific society, for their outstanding contributions to science.
  • Larner Faculty Inducted into Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering
    November 23, 2020
    The Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering formally inducted Larner College of Medicine Dean and Professor of Medicine Richard L. Page, M.D., Professor of Pharmacology Frances Carr, Ph.D., and Professor of Biochemistry Christopher Francklyn, Ph.D., at the Academy's annual meeting on October 26, 2020.
  • Lee & Hebert-Dufresne Publish SARS-CoV-2 Transmission Model for School Opening
    November 20, 2020
    Can schools safely remain open or reopen during periods of significant community spread of COVID-19? According to predictions from a UVM model of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in the school setting, yes – if appropriate precautions are followed both in school and in the community.
  • Villanti, Copeland Named to List of World’s Most Influential Researchers
    November 19, 2020
    UVM faculty members Andrea Villanti, Ph.D., M.P.H., associate professor of psychiatry, and William Copeland, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry, have been named to a list of the world’s most influential researchers - the Highly Cited Researchers list is compiled and published annually by Clarivate Analytics.
  • Developing a COVID-19 Vaccine: Q&A with Beth Kirkpatrick, M.D.
    November 16, 2020
    An internationally recognized physician-scientist, Beth Kirkpatrick, M.D., has a decades-long history of leadership in the field of vaccine testing and development. In 2001, she launched the UVM Vaccine Testing Center (VTC), and since then, the VTC has grown to assume a prominent role in the development and evaluation of vaccines for globally important infectious diseases. The VTC has garnered support from the National Institutes of Health, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Defense, among others. Kirkpatrick is also principal investigator and director of UVM’s Translational Global Infectious Disease Research Center of Biomedical Research Excellence and Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics.
  • Weiss Receives ALA Grant to Study COVID-19 Lung Damage
    November 13, 2020
    University of Vermont Professor of Medicine Daniel Weiss, M.D., Ph.D., has been selected to receive one of the inaugural American Lung Association COVID-19 Action Initiative's COVID-19 and Respiratory Virus Research Award.
  • Research Excellence Highlighted at Fifth Annual Celebration
    November 5, 2020
    The Larner College of Medicine hosted the fifth annual "Dean's Celebration of Excellence in Research" on November 4 and 5. The two-day event highlighted the research being conducted by junior faculty, senior faculty, postdoctoral trainees, and graduate students at the College.
  • College Remembers Helen Moray Larner (1925--2020)
    November 4, 2020
    The Larner College of Medicine lost one of its most steadfast and consequential supporters with the passing of Helen Moray Larner, wife of the late Robert Larner, M.D., on November 2, 2020.