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Ahern Featured in Healio/HemOnc Today Article on Medications Associated with Breast Cancer
(AUGUST 2, 2019) Healio.com highlighted research conducted by Assistant Professor of Surgery Thomas P. Ahern, Ph.D., M.P.H and colleagues in an article, titled "Certain medications linked to increased breast cancer risk."
UVM Medical Center Welcomes First Class of Emergency Medicine Residents
The UVM Medical Center launched its first-ever emergency medicine (EM) residency, welcoming six new doctors to the three-year program in June. What sets the UVM program apart from many others is its mix of tertiary and rural hospital experiential offerings, and its focus on independent clinical decision-making.
2019 Frymoyer Scholar Recipients and Projects Announced
Teaching Academy Director Kathryn Huggett, Ph.D., and the Frymoyer Scholars Program Review Committee have announced that five faculty projects were selected to receive 2019 Frymoyer Scholarship funding.
Breast MRI Study Co-Authored by Sprague Featured in Multiple News Outlets
(JUNE 4, 2019) A breast cancer study published in Radiology and co-authored by Associate Professor of Surgery and Director of the Vermont Breast Cancer Surveillance System Brian Sprague, Ph.D., has been picked up by the newswires and published on multiple websites.
SAMHSA Grant Aims to Fight Opioid Epidemic through Expansion of Rapid-Access MAT
(JUNE 4, 2019) The state’s three University of Vermont (UVM) Health Network hospitals are expanding access to treatment for patients with opioid use disorder with the support of a $1.5 million federal grant. The grant will support expansion of a program to offer rapid access to Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), such as buprenorphine, for opioid use disorder in the hospitals’ emergency departments.
Honors Night Celebrates Senior Medical Student and Faculty Achievements
The Larner College of Medicine’s Class of 2019 Honors Night on May 13 was all about celebrating achievements. Medical students, leaders, faculty members, family and friends gathered for the event in UVM’s Davis Center to honor the recipients of individual student awards, faculty awards, a staff award, and a department award, as well as recognize the new student inductees for the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and Gold Humanism Honor Society.
New England Cable News Highlights Krag's Cancer Research
(MARCH 17, 2019) Local Vermont media coverage of the annual S.D. Ireland St. Patrick's Day cement truck parade featured an interview with David Krag, M.D., S.D. Ireland Professor of Surgical Oncology at UVM's Larner College of Medicine, whose research is supported in part by the S.D. Ireland Cancer Research Fund, for which the event is a fundraiser.
Neurosurgery Chief Durham Answers the Question "Why Aren't There More Female Surgeons?"
"Why does society first think 'male' when they hear the word 'surgeon'?" Associate Professor Surgery and Neurosurgery Chief Susan Durham, M.D., asked the group of medical students.
Leavitt Selected for UMaine Alumni Achievement Award
Bruce J. Leavitt, M.D., UVM professor of surgery and chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, has been selected by the University of Maine Alumni Association to receive the Bernard Lown '42 Humanitarian Award
Leffler Named VT Medical Society President, Ittleman, Frankowski & Nelson Honored
Four Larner College of Medicine faculty were honored recently at the Vermont Medical Society’s annual meeting, including Stephen Leffler, M.D., Frank Ittleman, M.D., Barbara Frankowski, M.D., M.P.H., and Eliot Nelson, M.D.
Ahern Featured on CNN to Discuss Connection between Statins and Breast Cancer
Comments by Assistant Professor of Surgery and UVM Cancer Center member Thomas Ahern, Ph.D., are featured in a CNN.com article, titled “Statins' benefits beyond heart health aren't clear-cut, analysis says.”
Plante Speaks with WCAX about Updates in Prostate Cancer Diagnosis
In honor of September being Prostate Cancer Awareness month, Mark Plante, M.D. UVM associate professor of surgery, spoke with WCAX about why prostate cancer diagnoses are going down.
Ahern Receives St. Baldrick's Foundation Grant to Study Phthalates & Cancer
UVM Assistant Professor of Surgery Thomas Ahern, Ph.D., is the recipient of one of 76 St. Baldrick's Foundation grants totaling more than $19.1 million to support studying innovative treatment options in the pediatric cancer space.
UVM Larner College of Medicine Clinical Chairs’ Letter to the Community
On July 18, 2018, UVM Larner College of Medicine clinical department chairs issued a letter to the community.
UVM Clinical Simulation Lab Welcomes 2018-19 Simulation Fellows Ranney & Bedrin
The University of Vermont’s Clinical Simulation Lab is pleased to welcome two new Simulation Fellows for 2018-2019: Stephen Ranney, M.D., and Nicholas Bedrin, M.D.
Department of Surgery Holds 48th Surgery Senior Major Scientific Program
On Thursday, March 29, 2018 the University of Vermont Department of Surgery held the 48th Annual Surgery Senior Major Scientific Program in the University of Vermont Medical Center’s Austin Auditorium. At an awards luncheon following the program UVM Larner College of Medicine Class of 2018 students Miles Grunvald, Brianna Spencer, and Samy Ramadan were honored with Senior Surgery Major Awards for their presentations.
Moore Named Director of Active Learning
Through the Looking Glass: Conducting a Slit Lamp Exam for the First Time
On Monday, October 23, after a full day of classes, a group of 17 medical students from the UVM Larner College of Medicine attended a Slit Lamp Exam clinic hosted by the Ophthalmology Student Interest Group (SIG) and the Ophthalmology Department at the UVM Medical Center.
Stein Invested as Inaugural Perelman Professor in Cancer Research at UVM
Gary S. Stein, Ph.D., director of the University of Vermont Cancer Center, professor and chair of biochemistry and professor of surgery at the UVM Larner College of Medicine, was invested in a formal ceremony on October 27, 2017 as the inaugural Arthur Jason Perelman, M.D.’52 Professor in Cancer Research.
Brady speaks with NBC5 about Eclipse Watching Safety
Leading up to the eclipse on August 21, Dr. Christpher Brady, MD, an ophthalmologist and assistant professor of surgery at UVM's Larner College of Medicine spoke with NBC5 about appropriate safety glasses for taking in the event without damaging your eyes.
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