Dr. Kirkpatrick Appointed Chair of Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
We are pleased to announce that Beth D. Kirkpatrick, M.D., Director of the Vaccine Testing Center and Professor in Infectious Diseases, has been appointed as Chair of the UVM Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (MMG) at the Larner College of Medicine and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
The combined expertise of the VTC and MMG will expand opportunities for translation of the Department’s basic research into clinical applications. Dr. Kirkpatrick brings new perspectives to advance MMG’s nationally-recognized and unique undergraduate teaching programs that have been a long-time collaboration between the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Medicine.
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(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.