News from the College

  • Ziegler Awarded BioTek Instruments’ Alpert Research Prize
    September 19, 2016
    Winooski, Vt.-based BioTek Instruments announced August 31, 2016 that University of Vermont graduate student Christopher Ziegler is the recipient of the 2016 Norman R. Alpert Research Prize.

  • Waldron Lecturer Connor Presents with Panel on Patient- & Family-Centered Care 9/14 at 8 a.m.
    September 13, 2016
    The University of Vermont Cancer Center is hosting two events as part of the Waldron Lecture series on Tuesday, September 13 and Wednesday September 14, 2016 featuring Maureen Connor, R.N., M.P.H., an oncology nurse and leader in the field of patient- and family-centered care.
  • Impact on the Community: Class of '19 Launches Public Health Projects
    September 8, 2016
    When University of Vermont Class of 2019 medical student Jacob Reibel and the six other classmates in his group selected their public health project earlier this year, they wanted to get out of the classroom and into the field – literally – to talk to Vermonters about their health concerns.
  • College of Medicine HR Administrator Karmen Swim Begins Term as Staff Council President
    September 7, 2016
    University of Vermont College of Medicine Human Resources Administrator Karmen Swim is the new president of the UVM Staff Council for the next two years. She was elected in May 2016 and began officially serving in her new role on July 1.
  • Fall '16 Community Medical School Kicks-Off on Sept. 6
    September 2, 2016
    With the temperatures beginning to cool and the return of students to the University of Vermont campus, it's time for the launch of Community Medical School's Fall 2016 series!
  • Spector Publishes Book on “Understanding Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology”
    September 6, 2016
    Vermont electrophysiologist Peter Spector, M.D., has uncovered a wealth of new information about why the heart’s electrical system works the way it does – or goes awry. And like a guy with a great joke, he feels compelled to share it with others.
  • Solomon Study on Multiple Sclerosis Misdiagnosis Supports Improved Education of Clinicians
    August 31, 2016
    A number of common conditions are mistaken for multiple sclerosis (MS), a disabling central nervous system disease, say researchers at four academic medical centers across the U.S in a study published online today in the journal Neurology.
  • Upton Appointed Faculty Development Liaison for Office of Diversity & Inclusion
    August 31, 2016
    University of Vermont College of Medicine Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion Margaret A. Tandoh, M.D., recently announced that Michael Upton, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry, has joined the Office of Diversity & Inclusion as faculty development liaison. Upton is continuing his clinical and service responsibilities while taking on this additional new role supporting the development, implementation and assessment of diversity and inclusion initiatives for faculty development.
  • May's Study Finds Connection between Chronic Pain and Anxiety Disorders
    August 31, 2016
    New research provides insight into a long-observed, but little-understood connection between chronic pain and anxiety and offers a potential target for treatment. The study’s findings, published as an Article in Press in Biological Psychiatry, show that increased expression of PACAP – a peptide neurotransmitter the body releases in response to stress – is also increased in response to neuropathic pain and contributes to these symptoms.
  • Medical Student Marchese Looks at Entrepreneurship for the Curriculum
    August 25, 2016
    Innovation in healthcare begins and ends with the patient,” says University of Vermont medical student Alexander Marchese ’19, who adds that “although technologies are developed in the lab, they are often conceived in the clinic and can only be fully appreciated once they reach the patient.”