Medical Research Excellence

Research funding at the Larner College of Medicine has increased 300 percent in the last decade, to more than $82 million annually. Today, researchers in laboratory, clinical and community settings work to bring greater understanding of disease and wellness, and new, more effective treatments in key areas such as:

  • Cancer Research
  • Cardiovascular Research
  • Health Services Research and Education, Outcomes Research, and Quality Improvement
  • Immunobiology & Infectious Disease Research
  • Metabolic Research
  • Neuroscience Research
  • Pulmonary Research

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Meet our Scientists

Robin Leopold150Meet a Scientist: Robin Leopold '17

Sometimes new insight comes from simply crunching the numbers. In Robin Leopold’s case, lots of numbers. For his fourth-year scholarly project, the soon-to-be graduate of the UVM Larner College of Medicine decided to dig into the data regarding the number of women who receive annual mammograms despite a diagnosis of an advanced non-breast malignancy.
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NEW! Internal Funding Opportunities

A new pilot research funding opportunity targeting health services research is now available, with a maximum of two $50,000 grants awarded. The application deadline is May 1, 2017. 
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Recent News


Electrical "Switch" in Brain's Capillary Network Monitors Activity and Controls Blood Flow

NNAll it takes is the flip of a protein “switch” within the tiny wire-like capillaries of the brain to increase the blood flow that ensures optimal brain function. New research has uncovered that capillaries have the capacity to both sense brain activity and generate an electrical vasodilatory signal to evoke blood flow and direct nutrients to nourish hard-working neurons.  Read more >>


Research Spotlight