Department News

  • Freeman Talks TBI with WCAX
    (APRIL 10, 2024) Kalev Freeman, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of emergency medicine and pharmacology, discussed traumatic brain injury, or TBI, in a WCAX-TV interview.
    Read full story at WCAX-TV
  • Klumpers Comments on Terpene + THC Research in SFGATE Article
    (APRIL 5, 2024) Linda Klumpers, Ph.D., M.Sc., research assistant professor of pharmacology, commented in an SFGATE article about the first clinical evidence that terpenes can change the effects of THC.
    Read full story at SFGATE
  • Glass Secures UVM’s First NSF Mid-Career Advancement Award
    Associate Professor of Pharmacology Karen Glass, Ph.D., was recently honored with an award totaling more than $380,000 from the MCA program for her proposed project, “Application of Cryo-Electron Microscopy to Determine the Structure of Epigenetic Regulatory Complexes.” Glass is the first UVM faculty member to receive an NSF MCA award.
  • Klumpers Discusses Cannify Quiz with Green Mt. Cannabis News
    (DECEMBER 12, 2023) Linda Klumpers, Ph.D., M.Sc., research assistant professor of pharmacology, founded Cannify to offer educational information on the advantages and risks of consuming cannabis, based on science, according to Green Mountain Cannabis News.
    Read full story at Green Mountain Cannabis News
  • Summer Scholars: Medical Students Dive Into Research
    Each summer, many rising second-year medical students engage in clinical, basic science or health policy-related research projects under the guidance of expert faculty. The students choose their topics based on personal passions and immerse themselves in projects tackling medical puzzles and unmet health needs. Engaging in research can be among the most valuable experiences during a medical education.
  • McHenry Comments on CBD, THC in Cannabis Article
    (AUGUST 26, 2023) In an article in about the therapeutic advantages of low-THC high-CBD cannabis strains, Monique McHenry, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmacology and director of the Medical Cannabis Center for Research and Education, says the perception that THC is predominantly linked with the induction of psychoactive effects is a “significant misconception.”
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  • Inside Precision Medicine Reports on Nelson Research into Vascular Dementia
    (AUGUST 8, 2023) Research by Mark Nelson, Ph.D., chair and University Distinguished Professor of pharmacology and professor of molecular physiology and biophysics, and colleagues shines a light on the mechanism behind vascular dementia in a mouse model, which the investigators hope will lead to better treatments being developed for the neurodegenerative condition, according to Inside Precision Medicine.
    Read full story at Inside Precision Medicine
  • Alan Howe Appointed Associate Director of Cancer Research, Training, and Education
    Alan Howe, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology, has been appointed to serve as associate director of cancer research, training and education coordination for the University of Vermont Cancer Center (UVMCC) .
  • Looking at the Future of Cardiovascular Health through the Lens of Early-Career Investigators
    The University of Vermont’s Larner College of Medicine features some of the world’s foremost cardiovascular researchers, experts in cardiovascular disease risk factors, thrombosis, atherosclerosis, stroke, and heart failure. the science shared by early-career investigators at the Cardiovascular Research Institute of Vermont’s fourth annual Viridis Montis Challenge, it was apparent that the institution’s reputation and legacy in the field of cardiovascular research will continue to have a global impact.
  • CVRI 2023 Viridis Montis Challenge Highlights Early-Career Researchers
    The Cardiovascular Research Institute of Vermont held its 4th Annual Viridis Montis Early Career Investigator Challenge on February 1, 2023, and Toishi Sharma, MBBS, cardiovascular disease fellow in the Department of Medicine, was selected as the winner.
  • Celebrating Larner’s Newest Facility: The Firestone Medical Research Building
    On October 27, 2022, the UVM Larner College of Medicine held a grand opening and dedication of the newest addition to the medical campus: the Firestone Medical Research Building.
  • McHenry Discusses Plant Stress and Cannabinoid Relationships on Cannabis Cultivation and Science Podcast
    (SEPTEMBER 14, 2022) Monique McHenry, Ph.D.’12, M.S., assistant professor of pharmacology, was a guest on the Cannabis Cultivation and Science Podcast discussing plant stress and cannabinoid relationships. (Click headline for more.)
  • VCCBH Symposium Highlights Early Career Investigators, Innovative Multidisciplinary Research
    More than 100 in-person and dozens of virtual participants attended the second annual Vermont Center for Cardiovascular and Brain Health (VCCBH) Symposium, held at the University of Vermont’s Davis Center June 2 to 3, 2022. The VCCBH, one of three National Institutes of Health Center of Biomedical Research Excellence-funded programs at UVM, is co-directed by Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., professor and vice chair for emerging researchers in the Department of Medicine, and Mark Nelson, Ph.D., University Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Pharmacology.
  • Inaugural Research Week Features Larner Faculty and Trainee Investigation & Innovation
    In celebration of its standing as a top 100 public research university, the University of Vermont held its first “Research Week” April 18 to 22 to showcase the work of faculty, student and trainee investigators. A number of Larner College of Medicine faculty and trainees received recognition and delivered presentations during the week's events.
  • McHenry and Medical Cannabis Center Highlighted in Worcester Magazine
    (MARCH 29, 2022) Monique McHenry, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmacology and director of the Medical Cannabis Center for Research and Education, was a presenter at a cannabis symposium hosted by Tower Hill Botanic Garden, according to a Lifestyle article in Worcester Magazine.
  • UVM Cancer Researcher Frances Carr Elected AAAS Fellow
    Frances Carr, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont and UVM Cancer Center member, has been elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows Class of 2021.
  • CVRI Viridis Montis Challenge Highlights Early-Career Researchers
    Cardiac remodeling, chronic kidney disease, brain cell energy generation, hypertension and stroke risk, and socioeconomic status and cardiac rehabilitation outcomes, were the topics presented at the Cardiovascular Research Institute of Vermont’s annual Viridis Montis Early Career Investigator Challenge on February 2, 2022.
  • Summer Student Research Program Trains Next Generation of Cancer Scientists
    The UVM Cancer Center Summer Student Fellowships in Cancer Research provide $3,000 stipends to graduate and medical students for cancer-related research projects, overseen by senior faculty members affiliated with the center.
  • A Symbol of Scientific Rigor: Neuroscience Graduate Students Receive White Coats
    Tis the season for coats – white coats that is! On Friday, October 15, the University of Vermont Neuroscience Graduate Program (NGP) hosted its annual White Coat Ceremony in the Livak Ballroom of the UVM Davis Center. While often associated with medical education, the White Coat Ceremony for new graduate degree students has its own history, dating back to 1989, according to Haley Olszewski, NGP program administrator. The ceremony is a rite of passage for many graduate students, she says, both “marking the transition of graduate students, particularly in the sciences, from the early, largely course-based phase of their education to the more research intense phase of their training.” The event also serves to “emphasize the relationship between the student and their mentor,” she adds.
  • College Celebrates Firestone Building at Ceremonial Groundbreaking
    The University of Vermont and Larner College of Medicine hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking to celebrate the four-story, 62,500-square-foot Firestone Medical Research Building currently under construction at the College of Medicine on September 30, 2021.