News from the College

  • Stanford's Prober Shares Active Learning Expertise at Teaching Academy Lecture
    September 6, 2017
    On September 8, The Teaching Academy at the UVM Larner College of Medicine hosted Charles Prober, M.D., of Stanford University School of Medicine. Faculty and staff of the College attended his presentation "Reimagining & Reinvigorating Medical Student Education."
  • Capstone of a Career: Dean Morin to Step Down in 2018
    August 30, 2017
    Frederick Morin, M.D., announced today that next year, he will step down as dean of The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont once a successor has been named. Morin became the College’s 17th dean ten years ago, on August 25, 2007.
  • Higgins Study Examines Potential of Nicotine Reduction to Curb Smoking Addiction
    August 23, 2017
    The FDA is right – when it comes to disease culprits, cigarette smoking tops the list. While recognized as the number-one cause of preventable disease and death, it’s an incredibly tough habit to break due to the addictiveness of nicotine. New research from the University of Vermont (UVM) and colleagues suggests that reducing nicotine content in cigarettes may decrease their addiction potential in especially vulnerable populations and suggests how regulatory policies could shift preferences to less-harmful tobacco products.
  • Fall 2017 Community Medical School Series Kicks Off Sept. 5
    August 23, 2017
    Since 1998, this program, jointly organized by the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont and the UVM Medical Center, has been providing members of the UVM and local community with accessible and important education on a wide variety of timely, fascinating, and engaging health care topics.
  • The Class of 2021: Profiles of Some of UVM’s Newest Med Students
    August 15, 2017
    Each of the 119 students in the Class of 2017 earned a very selective spot – they were chosen from a pool that began with 5,857 applicants, among which 617 were interviewed. Get to know a few of the students in the Larner College of Medicine’s Class of 2021.
  • UVM Hosts NIH NERIC Conference & Leahy Visit
    August 14, 2017
    The Vermont Genetics Network (VGN) and Vermont Center for Immunology and Infectious Diseases (VCIID) at the University of Vermont hosted more than 300 National Institutes of Health-funded biomedical researchers from across Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island and Delaware for the North East Regional IDeA Conference (NERIC) August 16 to 18, 2017 at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel. U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy delivered remarks at the conference on August 17.
  • A Childhood Health Care Experience That Inspired a Documentary
    August 9, 2017
    When Chris Veal ‘20, was 13 years old, he was diagnosed with cancer. At the time, his family was unable to afford health insurance and was overburdened with the enormous cost of care, which led to incredible financial hardship and eventually, the loss of their home.
  • 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.

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