News from the College

  • Dr. Benedek Erdos Receives Inaugural Bloomfield Investiture
    July 31, 2017
    Benedek Erdos, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, was invested in a formal ceremony on July 31 as the inaugural Martin E. Bloomfield ’56 M.D.’60 and Judith S. Bloomfield ’59 Early Career Professor in Cardiovascular Research.
  • Larner Learning Commons Open House a Success
    July 28, 2017
    A Larner Learning Commons Open House & Celebration, hosted by the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, College of Nursing and Health Sciences and Libraries was held on Thursday, August 3, 2017, at 2:30 p.m.
  • Larners’ $66 Million Helps Set New UVM Foundation Record, $135 Million in FY 17
    July 27, 2017
    Through a $66 million bequest by the late Robert Larner, M.D. '42 and his wife, Helen, the Larner College of Medicine helped the University of Vermont Foundation and UVM Medical Center Foundation secure a record $135,692,313 in total new commitments pledged during the fiscal year that concluded on June 30, 2017.
  • Diehl, Scarpino and Rizzo Receive Inaugural UVM Biomedical Engineering Pilot Grant
    July 21, 2017
    University of Vermont researchers Sean Diehl, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine and a Vaccine Testing Center immunologist, Sam Scarpino, Ph.D., former assistant professor of mathematics and statistics, Donna Rizzo, Ph.D., professor of engineering, and John Hanley, Ph.D., a postdoctoral associate in engineering, have been awarded the inaugural UVM Biomedical Engineering Program Pilot Research Program grant for their project, titled “Integrating omics and clinical data to study dengue infection.”
  • McGraw Family Pledges $3 Million for New Learning Center at Norwalk Hospital
    July 19, 2017
    The McGraw family, founders of global multimedia publishing company McGraw-Hill, is continuing its legacy of investing in community health by pledging up to $3 million in a challenge gift to establish the new McGraw Family Center for Advanced Learning at Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut.
  • Mathews Appointed Chair of Anesthesiology
    July 18, 2017
    Donald Mathews, M.D., professor of anesthesiology, has been named chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and health care service chief of anesthesiology, effective July 15. Mathews succeeds Mazen Maktabi, M.D., who served in this role since August 2016.
  • NIH Awards $20M to UVM and Maine Medical Center To Address Rural Health Challenges
    July 13, 2017
    A five-year, $20 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical and Translational Research (CTR) Network grant will fund a joint program between the University of Vermont (UVM) and Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine to develop and sustain a clinical and translational research infrastructure improving rural and community health for residents of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.
  • Hudziak Wins $1.8 Million Grant from Conrad Hilton Foundation
    July 11, 2017
    The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has awarded a three-year, $1.8 million grant to James J. Hudziak, a professor of child psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, to determine if the UVM Wellness Environment, or WE, in concert with a health promotion and disease prevention app he developed will promote wellness among college students, in the process reducing their use of alcohol and other drugs.
  • Botten Leads One of Two Innovative Research Teams Awarded 2017 UVM SPARK-VT Grants
    July 7, 2017
    Two University of Vermont research teams have been awarded SPARK-VT grants by the university to help commercialize their work and move it a step closer to the marketplace, following a faculty pitch competition held June 16, 2017.
  • New Therapy Option for High-Risk Heart Patients with Mitral Valve Disease
    July 6, 2017
    Patients whose hearts have a faulty mitral valve and are considered high risk for open-heart surgery now have a treatment option offered by cardiologists at the University of Vermont Medical Center. Called Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair (TMVR), the procedure uses a catheter inserted through a vein in the leg to reach the heart and make the repair. The mitral valve performs a check-valve function and is located between the left atrium, where blood enters the heart from the lungs, and the left ventricle, which pumps the blood to your entire body.

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