Recent News

  • UVM Hosts 9th Biennial Stem Cells Conference
    July 12, 2021
    Investigators from across the globe came together virtually July 12-15, 2021 for the University of Vermont-hosted ninth biennial "Stem Cells, Cell Therapies, and Bioengineering in Lung Biology" conference to share the latest research in the field and set priorities for their work in the future.
  • Larner Team Plays Role in NIH COVID-19 Blood Clotting Treatment Trials
    September 10, 2020
    The University of Vermont (UVM) is participating in a major national research effort to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of varying types of blood thinners to treat adults diagnosed and hospitalized with COVID-19—the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2.
  • Bates Discusses Vermontilator on WCAX-TV
    April 12, 2020
    (APRIL 12, 2020) Jason Bates, Ph.D., Sc.D., professor of medicine, discussed a low-cost ventilator option for treating COVID-19 patients called the Vermontilator during "You Can Quote Me" on local CBS affiliate WCAX-TV Channel 3. Bates described the potential uses, how the Vermontilator works, and why it is different from other ventilators.
  • Bates and Vermont Team Invent Emergency Ventilator
    May 5, 2020
    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.
  • Irvin Receives Inaugural W. Fred Taylor PhD Award for NIH IDeA Contributions
    March 9, 2020
    ​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.
  • Teaching Academy Retreat Events Focus on New Members, Awards, & Assessment
    January 18, 2020
    ​The Teaching Academy at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont held its annual Snow Season Education Retreat on January 15-16, 2020 in the College’s Medical Education Center and UVM Davis Center. Highlights included an Induction Ceremony for 2019 new members and advanced members, the presentation of the annual Teaching and Education Awards, and the first annual Snow Season Debate, moderated by Professor and Chair of Pediatrics Lewis First, M.D.
  • Research Excellence and Scholarship Highlighted at Annual Celebration Events
    October 30, 2019
    The Larner College of Medicine's fourth annual "Celebrating Excellence in Research" series featured two days of presentations and recognition designed to highlight research performed by junior faculty, senior faculty, postdoctoral trainees, and graduate students at the College.
  • Dixon Named Director of Vermont Lung Center
    October 22, 2019
    Anne Dixon, M.A., BM BCh, professor of medicine and division chief of pulmonary disease & critical care medicine at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, has been named the new director of the Vermont Lung Center.
  • Irvin & Colleagues Flavored E-Cigs & Asthma Study Covered by National Media Outlets
    October 16, 2019
    (OCTOBER 15, 2019) Several news outlets recently covered a research study on flavored e-cigarettes and asthma published in Nature Scientific Reports by Larner faculty and trainees, including senior author and Professor of Medicine Charles Irvin, Ph.D. The study was funded through UVM's Tobacco Center on Regulatory Science (TCORS) grant.
  • Shukla Quoted in VTDigger Article on Social Services Group's Asbestos Violation
    September 9, 2019
    (SEPTEMBER 9, 2019) A VTDigger article, titled "NEK social services group paid fines for asbestos, other violations," featured comments by UVM Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Arti Shukla, Ph.D., regarding the link between asbestos and lung disease.
  • Menon featured in WCAX Segment on UVMMC Pulmonary Fibrosis Designation
    August 19, 2019
    (AUGUST 7, 2019) Prema Menon, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine and director of the Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic at the University of Vermont Medical Center, was featured in a WCAX-TV Channel 3 segment about the Medical Center's new designation from the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation as a member of their Care Center Network.
  • Eldakar-Hein and Menon Named Interim Assistant Deans for Students
    August 5, 2019
    Interim Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education and Associate Dean for Students Christa Zehle, M.D., recently announced the appointments of Shaden Eldakar-Hein, M.D., M.S., associate professor of medicine, and Prema Menon, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine, as interim assistant deans for students in the Office of Medical Student Education.
  • Research Laureate Bates Discusses Physicist’s Approach to the Lung April 8
    March 26, 2019
    On Monday, April 8, Professor of Medicine Jason Bates, Ph.D., Sc.D., a world-class researcher and internationally recognized expert in the field of lung mechanics, will present his Research Laureate lecture, titled “A Physicist’s Approach to the Lung,” at noon in the Sullivan Classroom in the Medical Education Center at the Larner College of Medicine.
  • VT Lung Center Marks 20 Years as ALA Airways Clinical Research Network Member
    March 6, 2019
    Twenty years ago, a small local chapter of the American Lung Association took on the daring task of bringing an Airways Clinical Research Center (ACRC) to Vermont. On February 28, clinicians, patients, donors, staff and board members gathered to celebrate two decades of lung disease treatment research in the only ACRC in a rural area - the Vermont Lung Center at UVM's ACRC, part of the nation’s largest not-for-profit network of clinical research centers dedicated to asthma and COPD treatment.
  • UVM Announces 2018-19 SPARK-VT Grant Recipients
    September 19, 2018
    Three innovative projects spanning the fields of regenerative medicine, electrophysiology, and infectious diseases were selected to receive SPARK-VT research funding following a June 22 proposal presentation meeting at which University of Vermont faculty applicants pitched ideas to a panel of consultants from the biomedical and biotech arena. The awardees include UVM Larner College of Medicine Department of Medicine faculty members Daniel Weiss, M.D., Ph.D., Jason Botten, Ph.D., and Peter Spector, M.D.
  • Janssen-Heininger, Anathy & Team's Study Demonstrates Potential Lung Fibrosis Therapy
    July 11, 2018
    New translational research led by UVM Professor Yvonne Janssen-Heininger, Ph.D., demonstrates a novel biological therapeutic candidate for regressing pulmonary fibrosis in a difficult-to-treat preclinical model of the disease, providing much-needed hope for the roughly 150,000 Americans suffering from this devastating condition.
  • UVM Stem Cell Conference Travel Scholarship Honors Alpha-1 Founder
    June 13, 2017
    The “Stem Cells, Cell Therapies, and Bioengineering in Lung Biology and Diseases” conference at the University of Vermont now offers a new, competitive travel scholarship that honors the legacy of late Alpha-1 Foundation co-founder John W. Walsh, who passed away March 7, 2017.
  • Dixon and Colleagues Receive $6.2 Million in Asthma Research Funding from NIH
    November 14, 2016
    More than 50 percent of asthmatics have a body mass index (BMI) of greater than 30, and the majority of these patients have severe asthma that doesn’t respond well to traditional medication.
  • Kinsey’s NIH-Funded Study Aims to Alleviate Guesswork in Lung Cancer Screening
    October 24, 2016
    Screening presents a dilemma for lung and cancer specialists: Only about four percent of abnormal spots found on patients’ lungs during preventative CT screening turn out to be cancer, yet lung cancer is one of the deadliest types of cancer and usually progresses rapidly, so catching it early is particularly important.
  • Poynter Named Director of Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences Program
    July 22, 2016
    Matthew Poynter, Ph.D., knows that a scientist’s work can influence public policy. In his lab at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, he focuses on the environmental factors that trigger the immune system’s development of asthma.

Faculty Highlights

Jason Bates is the recipient of this year’s “ Solbert Permutt Trailblazer award in pulmonary physiology and medicine” awarded by the RSF assembly of the American Thoracic Society.

Anesthesiology October 2020 Magazine Cover

Recent cover of an article by Gabe Tharp (Anesthesia), including Jason Bates and Anne Dixon.