Recent News

  • Kaminsky Comments in USA Today Article on Smoking Marijuana vs. Cigarettes
    November 15, 2022
    (NOVEMBER 15, 2022) In a USA Today article on a new study suggesting that smoking marijuana may do more damage to lungs than cigarettes, pulmonary and critical care physician David Kaminsky, M.D., professor of medicine (who is unaffiliated with the study), commented, “It’s no surprise to me. A burning leaf is a burning leaf ... the lung doesn’t know the difference if it’s tobacco or marijuana.”
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  • Kaminsky Discusses ‘Long COVID’ in The Other Paper Article
    November 3, 2022
    (NOVEMBER 3, 2022) David Kaminsky, M.D., professor of medicine, spoke to The Other Paper’s Corey McDonald about so-called long COVID, following the death in May of a childhood friend of his own son who, after four months of increasingly debilitating symptoms that forced him to obtain a medical leave from his job, took his own life.
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  • Medical Ethics Advisor Covers Stapleton-led Research on CPR ‘Informed Assent’
    November 1, 2022
    (NOVEMBER 2022) Researchers led by pulmonologist and critical care physician Renee Stapleton, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine, concluded that “informed assent” for CPR is a “feasible and reasonable” approach for some hospitalized patients, according to Medical Ethics Advisor.
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  • Janssen-Heininger Probes Oxygen's Mysteries to Find Lung Disease Treatments
    October 31, 2022
    While oxygen is critical for the chemical reactions our cells need to survive, some oxygen reactions occur at the wrong locations or in the wrong proteins, which can cause damage leading to illness and death. The Yvonne Janssen-Heininger lab team has discovered new tools for determining oxidation targets, designing precise small molecules to treat lung fibrosis and cancer.
  • Celebrating Larner’s Newest Facility: The Firestone Medical Research Building
    October 28, 2022
    On October 27, 2022, the UVM Larner College of Medicine held a grand opening and dedication of the newest addition to the medical campus: the Firestone Medical Research Building.
  • Janssen-Heininger Awarded Grant to Study Chemo-Resistant Tumors, VermontBiz Reports
    October 25, 2022
    (OCTOBER 25, 2022) Research Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Yvonne Janssen-Heininger, Ph.D., has been awarded the Lung Cancer Discovery Award by the American Lung Association in Vermont, according to Vermont Business Magazine.
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  • Botten Lab Awarded Patents, Funds to Study RNA Viruses and Develop Novel Antiviral Strategies
    August 3, 2022
    Jason Botten, Ph.D., professor of medicine and associate director of the Vermont Biomedical Research Network, received a University of Vermont SPARK-VT grant to help commercialize his work to develop broad-spectrum antiviral therapeutics, following a faculty pitch competition held in June 2022.
  • Dr. Polly Parsons: Looking Back and Moving Forward
    July 13, 2022
    On July 11, E.L. Amidon Chair and Professor of Medicine Polly Parsons, M.D., began the transition to her new role as President and CEO of the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM). We sat down with Dr. Parsons to reflect on her 16 years at the helm of the department, review her accomplishments and consider the department’s growth, struggles and triumphs.
  • Janssen-Heininger Honored as University Distinguished Professor
    May 17, 2022
    Yvonne Janssen-Heininger, Ph.D., professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the UVM Larner College of Medicine, is a 2022 recipient of the University Distinguished Professor Award. This title is a career appointment, and is the highest academic honor that UVM can bestow upon a member of the faculty.
  • Dixon Named 2022-23 University Scholar
    April 29, 2022
    Anne Dixon, M.A., BM BCh, professor of medicine, has been named one of four 2022-2023 University Scholars.
  • Kaminsky Comments in Widely Aired TV News Story on COVID-19 Long-Haulers
    March 3, 2022
    (MARCH 3, 2022) David Kaminsky, M.D., professor of medicine, who is leading a study investigating so-called long-haul COVID, was quoted in a story broadcast on WOWT-TV and elsewhere.
  • Menson & Kaminsky Featured in VTDigger Story on Long-COVID Research
    February 22, 2022
    (FEBRUARY 22, 2022) Pulmonologists David Kaminsky, M.D., professor of medicine, and Katherine Menson, D.O., assistant professor of medicine, spoke with Mike Dougherty of VTDigger for a story titled “Vermonters with ‘Long Covid’ Still Face Barriers to Care.”
  • 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.

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.