News from the College

  • Teaching Academy Inducts New Members at Snow Season Education Retreat
    January 10, 2017
    The newest members of the Teaching Academy at The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont were inducted during a ceremony and dinner held January 5, 2017 that kicked off the Snow Season Education Retreat at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel and Conference Center.
  • Levine Appointed Vermont Commissioner of Health by Governor Phil Scott
    January 5, 2017
    On Wednesday, January 4, 2017, Vermont Governor Phil Scott announced the appointment of Mark Levine, M.D., professor of medicine and associate dean for graduate medical education at the Larner College of Medicine at UVM, as Vermont's new Commissioner of Health.
  • On the Blog: Magier ’18 Discusses UVM Performance Improvement Collaborative
    January 4, 2017
    Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States — as rising physicians, we can improve this statistic. In order to effect change as the next generation of healthcare providers, we must be equipped with the necessary resources.
  • Dixon among 2016 UVM Medical Group Excellence in Education and Research Awardees
    January 2, 2017
    The 2016 University of Vermont (UVM) Medical Group awards for excellence in education and research – along with grants funding research in medicine and medical education – were presented at the practice’s annual holiday reception on December 13, 2016.
  • Holmes Discusses Using Genetics to Predict Clot Risk
    December 22, 2016
    Among the side effects experienced by cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy is a higher risk of blood clots, but determining which patients are most likely to get them is a challenge for physicians.
  • Sigmon Reports on Study of Waitlisted Opioid-Dependent Adults in NEJM
    December 21, 2016
    In rural states like Vermont, opioid-dependent adults desperate for treatment often find themselves stuck on a wait list, sometimes for eight months or more, increasing their risk of continuing to use illicit opioids, contract an infectious disease, overdose and prematurely die.
  • Janssen-Heininger Receives Inaugural NHLBI Outstanding Investigator Award
    December 20, 2016
    Antioxidant therapies may hold promise for the nearly 25 million Americans suffering from asthma, and additional 140,000 people diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, but to date, determining exactly how to modify them into a feasible treatment has proved challenging.
  • College Holds Investiture of First Philip Ades, M.D. Professor of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
    December 16, 2016
    University of Vermont President Tom Sullivan and Larner College of Medicine Dean Frederick Morin, M.D., invested Philip Ades, M.D., professor of medicine and director of cardiac rehabilitation and preventive medicine, as the inaugural Philip Ades, M.D. Professor of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention December 16, 2016. The ceremony, hosted by the UVM Foundation, took place in the Hoehl Gallery in the Health Science Research Facility.
  • Meet a Scientist: Colgate Examines Rotavirus Vaccine Efficacy in Non-U.S. Countries
    December 15, 2016
    UVM Vaccine Testing Center researcher E. Ross Colgate, M.P.H., spent two years working in Bangladesh trying to understand why a rotavirus vaccine that prevents the majority of cases in the U.S. works only 40 to 60 percent of the time in Bangladeshi infants. Finding an answer could save hundreds of thousands of lives given rotavirus’ status as the leading cause of diarrhea in young children worldwide, among whom diarrhea is the second leading cause of death.
  • Tracy to Play Role in NIH Study of Molecular Changes during Physical Activity
    December 13, 2016
    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund has announced the first awards for its Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity in Humans Program, which will allow researchers to develop a comprehensive map of the molecular changes that occur in response to physical activity and uncover findings that could lead to people engaging in more targeted and optimized types of activity.

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