Department News

  • Celebrating Excellence in Research at the College – 2017 Achievements
    Vermont is among the top ten states in per capita research funding in the U.S., according to a State of Research at the College presentation delivered by Larner College of Medicine Senior Associate Dean for Research Gordon Jensen, M.D., Ph.D., at the Dean’s Excellence in Research Awards event held November 13, 2017. The last of three 2017 Celebrating Excellence in Research events held at the College on November 10 and 13, 2017, the awards ceremony recognized the accomplishments of faculty, residents, medical students, graduate students and postdoctoral trainees.
  • 3 Questions with Chair of Radiology Kristen DeStigter, M.D.
    John P. and Kathryn H. Tampas Green and Gold Professor of Radiology Kristen DeStigter, M.D., was appointed chair of radiology following a national search in spring 2017 after having served as interim chair of radiology since 2014 and vice chair of radiology from 2004 to 2014. An alumnus of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, she completed a residency in diagnostic radiology and a body imaging fellowship at University Hospitals of Cleveland, Ohio prior to joining UVM in 2001. She is co-founder and president of Imaging the World, a nonprofit organization that developed and uses a new sustainable model for ultrasound imaging, making basic life-saving diagnosis accessible in the poorest regions of the world, is a fellow in the American College of Radiology (ACR), and serves on the ACR International Outreach Committee and as chair of the International Radiology Education Committee of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). She specializes in unique applications of ultrasonography in rural medicine, provision of integrated medical imaging in underserved communities, and medical education in diagnostic radiology. The Larner College of Medicine communications staff sat down with DeStigter recently for an interview.
  • Fall 2017 Community Medical School Series Kicks Off Sept. 5
    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.
  • DeStigter Appointed Chair and Health Care Service Chief of Radiology
    Frederick Morin, M.D., dean of the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, and Claude Deschamps, M.D., president of the University of Vermont Health Network – Medical Group, have announced the appointment of Kristen DeStigter, M.D., FACR, as chair of the Department of Radiology at the UVM Larner College of Medicine and Health Care Service Chief of Radiology at the UVM Medical Center.
  • Teaching Academy Inducts New Members at Snow Season Education Retreat
    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.
  • Garavan, Potter & Team Launch UVM Recruitment for Landmark Adolescent Brain Development Study
    Recruitment for the largest long-term study of brain development and child health in the United States – the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study – launched September 13, 2016.
  • American College of Radiology Honors DeStigter with Global Humanitarian Award
    University of Vermont radiologist Kristen DeStigter, M.D., has received a 2016 Global Humanitarian Award from the American College of Radiology (ACR) Foundation for her efforts to expand access to ultrasound imaging to underserved areas of Africa.
  • New Ultrasound Technique to Improve Obstetrical Care Featured in MedImaging Article
    A study showing a new volumetric technique which can increase accessibility to obstetric ultrasounds to aid in reducing infant mortality authored by Kristen DeStigter, M.D., UVM John P. and Kathryn H. Tampas Green and Gold professor and vice chair of radiology; Betsy Sussman, M.D., UVM professor of radiology; Matthew LeComte, Ph.D.; and Mary Streeter, R.T. was presented at the annual Radiological Society of North America meeting and covered in an article fromMedImaging.net.