Research News

  • American Academy of Arts & Sciences Elects Susan Wallace to Its Membership
    The American Academy of Arts & Sciences has announced the election of University of Vermont Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Emerita Susan Wallace, Ph.D., to its membership, in recognition of her status as a world leader in the sciences. Wallace joins 275 new members elected on April 23, 2020.
  • Cancer Center Team Presents National Model to Reduce Blood Clots in Patients
    Often-deadly blood clots are a common complication of cancer care, yet less than five percent of patients receive education on how to prevent them. A team of clinician-researchers at the UVM Cancer Center have published an evidence-based prevention “roadmap” found to reduce blood clots by 38 percent in the highest-risk patients.
  • Bates and Vermont Team Invent Emergency Ventilator
    Over the last three weeks, a team of scientists, engineers and doctors at the University of Vermont, including Professor of Medicine Jason Bates, have developed a new design—and built a working model—for a simple, inexpensive ventilator.
  • Dumas and Vanderbilt Colleagues’ Study Examines Menopause and Alzheimer’s Disease
    ​Do the cognitive changes that sometimes occur at menopause relate to an increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease? That’s what a newly launched study, co-led by University of Vermont Associate Professor of Psychiatry Julie Dumas, Ph.D., aims to determine.
  • Sprague Study Suggests Improved Breast Cancer Screening with 3D Mammography
    Research findings, published in JAMA Network Open and led by University of Vermont Cancer Center researcher Brian Sprague, Ph.D., show that breast cancer screening with digital breast tomosynthesis (also known as 3D mammography) improves breast cancer screening performance among most radiologists.
  • Gary Ward Works to Make Scholarly Research Accessible
    Gary Ward, Ph.D., professor of microbiology and molecular genetics at the UVM Larner College of Medicine has been working to make scholarly research available to those who would benefit from the information. In a story published in Vermont Medicine, Dr. Ward recounts the precise moment he decided to champion for change in scientific publishing. Read more about his story here from Vermont Medicine Fall 2019 edition.
  • Irvin Receives Inaugural W. Fred Taylor PhD Award for NIH IDeA Contributions
    ​Charles Irvin, Ph.D., received the inaugural W. Fred Taylor PhD Award in recognition of his significant contributions to enhance the impact of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Program at the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR)/Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Coalition and Foundation Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. on February 24, 2020.
  • College Announces New Medical Student Research Fellowships
    Larner College of Medicine medical students who are interested in taking a deeper dive into research have a new opportunity: The College's Medical Student Research Fellowships. Announced January 31, the program offers two one-year research fellowships to be conducted between the third and fourth years of medical school. Applications are due by no later than March 20, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
  • College Celebrates Graduates at 2019 Graduate Hooding Ceremony
    On Wednesday, December 11, 2019, the University of Vermont Graduate College and UVM Graduate Student Senate hosted the annual Graduate Hooding Ceremony at the Ira Allen Chapel. Among the attendees were 14 master and doctor of philosophy graduates from the UVM Larner College of Medicine. They are part of a cohort of 41 students graduating from the College's master and doctor of philosophy programs in the 2019-2020 academic year.
  • Gramling Study Finds Machine Learning Illuminates End-of-Life Conversations
    Researchers at the University of Vermont’s Vermont Conversation Lab, including Miller Chair of Palliative Medicine Robert Gramling, M.D., D.Sc., have used machine learning and natural language processing to better understand what conversations surrounding life-threatening and serious illnesses look like, in order to help healthcare providers improve their end-of-life communication. Their work was published December 9 in the journal Patient Education and Counselling.