(Beth Kirkpatrick, MD and Ross Colgate, PhD, MPH)
We’d like to congratulate VTC researcher E. Ross Colgate, PhD, MPH, on earning a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Clinical and Translational Science. Through her dissertation research, entitled 21st century approaches to addressing childhood diarrhea in low and middle-income countries: zinc as a cornerstone of new prevention strategies, Ross found an association between zinc deficiency and increased risk of viral diarrhea in the first year of life among infants in the PROVIDE study in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Ross hopes to pursue these findings toward preventing life-threatening childhood diarrhea in low and middle income countries. Way to go Dr. Colgate!
Excellence in Research Awards
UVM's Larner College of Medicine held its annual Excellence in Research Day on November 13, 2017. Beth Kirkpatrick, MD, Director of the Vaccine Testing Center, was awarded Senior Researcher of the Year while Christopher Huston, MD, Faculty Researcher with the VTC, received the Mid-Career Investigator Award.
Congratulations Dr. Kirkpatrick and Dr. Huston!