Larner College of Medicine News & Media

  • Dumas Discusses Link Between Menopause & Alzheimer's on Nationally Syndicated Bloom TV
    October 18, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (OCTOBER 18, 2022) Julie Dumas, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry, joined Gayle Guyardo, the host of the nationally syndicated health and wellness show "Bloom," to discuss the impact menopause has on the brain and its connection to Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Schlein’s Research on Gender Distribution of Leadership Roles Highlighted in Elsevier Article on PHYS.ORG
    October 13, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (OCTOBER 13, 2022) Sarah Schlein, M.D., associate professor of emergency medicine, is a lead investigator and co-author of research on the gender distribution of key leadership roles at the Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) published in WMS’s official journal, "Wilderness & Environmental Medicine" (WEM). The research was featured in an Elsevier article on PHYS.ORG.
  • Bruce Quoted about COVID Shots and DNA Alteration in Associated Press Story
    October 4, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (OCTOBER 4, 2022) Emily Bruce, Ph.D., assistant professor of microbiology and molecular genetics, was quoted in an Associated Press story responding to false claims that COVID-19 vaccines are editing humans’ DNA.
  • Delaney Comments on Mental Health and Suicide in VTDigger Article
    October 4, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (OCTOBER 4, 2022) Thomas Delaney, Ph.D., associate professor of pediatrics, comments on the rising suicide rates in Vermont in an article in VTDigger about the launch of a new website and education campaign geared toward helping the public understand how to intervene before a suicide attempt.
  • Cancer Center Director Holcombe Comments on Biden 'Cancer Moonshot' on WCAX-TV
    September 15, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (SEPTEMBER 15, 2022) Randall Holcombe, M.D., M.B.A., director of the UVM Cancer Center, spoke with WCAX-TV’s Darren Perron about President Biden’s “cancer moonshot” initiative, which aims to cut cancer fatalities by 50 percent in the next 50 years and direct federal resources to eventually find a cure.
  • Southern Vermont AHEC Campaign to Find Medical Student Housing Hosts on NBC5
    September 14, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (SEPTEMBER 14, 2022) NBC5 aired a story on the Area Health Education Center’s “Clinical Rotation Home Stay Housing Program,” which matches medical students from the Larner College of Medicine with host families across the state when they’re on their clinical rotations. The program is seeking more housing hosts in southern Vermont.
  • Gramling and Button Featured in End-of-Life Doulas Story on MarketWatch
    September 9, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (SEPTEMBER 9, 2022) MarketWatch featured Robert Gramling, M.D., professor of family medicine, and Diane Button, an instructor in the College’s online end-of-life doula professional certificate program, in a story about so-called death doulas who provide nonmedical care and support for people who are dying and their loved ones.
  • Higgins Comments on Rewards to Help Addiction Recovery in Associated Press Article
    September 7, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (SEPTEMBER 7, 2022) Stephen Higgins, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry, explained in an Associated Press story that the same dopamine reward system that’s the basis for addictions can be used to promote healthy behavior change.
  • Lahey Comments on Pending COVID-19 Booster on WCAX-TV
    August 29, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (AUGUST 29, 2022) Tim Lahey, M.D., M.M.Sc., professor of infectious disease, spoke with Alexandra Montgomery of WCAX-TV Channel 3 about the new bivalent vaccines designed to target more than one strain of COVID-19.
  • Sen. Sanders & HRSA Administrator Roundtable Discussion at Larner on NBC5
    August 26, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (AUGUST 26, 2022) NBC5 covered a roundtable discussion hosted by Vt. Sen. Bernie Sanders focusing on the lack of nurses in the state. Among the participants was Noma Anderson, Ph.D., professor of communication sciences and disorders and dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
  • Paavola, Collins Discuss Potential UVM Monkeypox Cases with NBC5
    August 24, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (AUGUST 24, 2022) Center for Health & Wellbeing medical director Michelle Paavola, M.D., clinical assistant professor of family medicine, and infectious disease specialist Keith Collins, M.D., clinical assistant professor of family medicine, told WPTZ-TV NBC5 that while it’s not a threat to the public right now, UVM does have a plan in place should monkeypox come to campus.
  • Levine Comments to True North Reports at Gov. Scott’s Addiction-Focused Press Conference
    August 19, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (AUGUST 19, 2022) State Health Commissioner Mark Levine, M.D., professor of medicine, was quoted in a True North Reports article covering Gov. Phil Scott’s press conference, which focused on drug abuse and addiction.
    Read full story at True North Reports
  • Higgins Interviewed by WCAX about Nicotine Study
    August 18, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (AUGUST 18, 2022) “Cigarette smoking — that’s the largest killer in terms of tobacco products,” Stephen Higgins, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and psychological science and director of UVM’s Vermont Center on Behavior and Health (VCBH), told WCAX-TV Channel 3.
  • Forbes Interviews McGee on Using Basal Body Temperature to Chart Fertility
    August 17, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (AUGUST 17, 2022) Ob-Gyn professor Elizabeth McGee, M.D., told Forbes that while tracking basal body temperature can be a helpful tool for charting ovulation phases, this shouldn’t be the only method used to prevent pregnancy or to get pregnant.
    Read full story at Forbes
  • Vaccination Is Best Protection Against Polio Virus, Lahey Tells WVNY-TV
    August 12, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (AUGUST 12, 2022) In response to the news that polio virus has been detected in New York City wastewater, infectious disease specialist Tim Lahey, M.D., M.M.Sc., professor of medicine, told WVNY-TV ABC22 that vaccination is the best protection.
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  • WCAX Interviews Lahey on How to Keep Regional COVID Rates Low
    August 12, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (AUGUST 12, 2022) Infectious disease specialist Tim Lahey, M.D., M.M.Sc., professor of medicine, spoke to WCAX-TV about what actions people — and public health officials — can take to help keep COVID case rates down in Vermont and Northern New York despite the increased transmissibility of the BA-5 variant.
  • Stein Comments on $20M NIH Grant to Vermont–Maine Partnership, VermontBiz Reports
    August 11, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (AUGUST 11, 2022) A $20 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to the New England Clinical and Translational Research Network (NNE-CTR) will allow NNE-CTR members from UVM, MaineHealth Institute for Research, and the University of Southern Maine to address chronic and life-threatening diseases in northern New England, VermontBiz reports.
    Read full story at VermontBiz
  • Larner First-Years Present MedQuest Program to Bennington County High Schoolers
    August 9, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (AUGUST 9, 2022) Five high school students from Bennington County recently completed a MedQuest 2.0 program designed and delivered by first-year medical students from the Robert Larner College of Medicine to gain a richer understanding of health careers available to them in Vermont.
    Read full story at Bennington Banner
  • Center on Rural Addiction Studies Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use in Maine
    August 5, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (AUGUST 5, 2022) A new survey by UVM’s Center on Rural Addiction — which is headed by Stacey Sigmon, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry — working with the University of Southern Maine’s Cutler Institute highlights challenges in access to medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorders in Maine’s rural areas.
    Read full story at Sun Journal (Lewiston, Maine)
  • Lahey Interviewed by Vermont Public about Monkeypox
    August 1, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (AUGUST 1, 2022) After the World Health Organization declared monkeypox a global health emergency and the first case of the virus was recently confirmed in Vermont, Tim Lahey, M.D., M.M.Sc., professor of medicine, spoke with Vermont Public about what we need to know about the virus, and who’s at highest risk.