Larner College of Medicine News & Media

  • WCAX-TV Interviews Malgeri about Worsening Allergy Symptoms Related to Climate Change
    May 14, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (MAY 14, 2023) Megan Malgeri, M.D.’12, assistant professor of family medicine, says climate change is extending the growing season, bringing allergies earlier and creating more severe symptoms for Vermonters, WCAX-TV reported.
  • Time News Reports on Solomon Study of Risks of Misuse of McDonald Criteria for Diagnosing MS
    May 12, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (MAY 12, 2023) A group of researchers led by Andrew Solomon, M.D., associate professor of neurological sciences, tested different groups of neurologists using the McDonald criteria for diagnosing multiple sclerosis (MS) and showed that knowledge gaps or misunderstandings often led to errors, Time News reported. Various studies show that the criteria are sometimes incorrectly applied by neurological specialists, including MS specialists.
    Read full story at Time News
  • Medscape Interview: Dana Allison ’24 Presents at American Academy of Neurology Meeting
    May 10, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (MAY 10, 2023) Larner Class of 2024 medical student Dana Allison was interviewed by Medscape about presenting her research on Virtual Reality Interventions for Autistic Spectrum Disorder Therapy at the 2023 American Academy of Neurology Meeting in Boston.
    Read full story at Medscape
  • Sprague Is Optimistic about New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines, says WCAX-TV
    May 10, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (MAY 10, 2023) A federal health task force now recommends that all women with an average risk of breast cancer start screening every other year beginning at age 40 — rather than at age 50, as was recommended in the previous update in 2016, WCAX-TV reported. Brian Sprague, Ph.D., professor of surgery and biochemistry, hopes this will reverse the decline in screening that UVM Cancer Center research has shown for the past several years. “I’m hoping this will help,” he says.
  • Withers’ Support of Controversial but Promising Treatment for Depression Reported by Seven Days
    May 10, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (MAY 10, 2023) Natasha Withers, D.O., clinical assistant professor of family medicine, will soon start treating depression with a mind-altering drug that’s shown promise in helping people who don’t respond to traditional medicine — despite lingering questions about the drug’s long-term safety and effectiveness — Seven Days reported.
    Read full story at Seven Days
  • Levine & Carney Comment to WCAX on End of COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
    May 10, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (MAY 10, 2023) With the COVID-19 public health emergency expiring on the national level, WCAX-TV interviewed Vermont Health Commissioner Mark Levine, M.D., associate dean for graduate medical education and professor of medicine, and Jan Carney, M.D., M.P.H., associate dean of public health and health policy and professor of medicine, about what changes Vermonters can expect.
  • WCAX Interviews Rosenfeld about Child Mental Health Resources for Vermonters
    May 5, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (MAY 5, 2023) Whether or not the COVID-19 pandemic is over, the mental health crisis for young people that spiked over the past two years continues, child psychiatrist Andrew Rosenfeld, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry and pediatrics, told WCAX-TV.
  • WCAX Features Barnard Reaction to Residency Change in Vt. End of Life Law
    May 3, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (MAY 3, 2023) Vermont has become one of the only states in the nation to grant out-of-staters the right to exercise medical aid-in-dying. Palliative medicine specialist Diana Barnard, M.D., associate professor of family medicine — the Middlebury doctor who’s credited with helping to change the law — says it’s a victory for equal access to health care, WCAX-TV reported. (Click on headline for more.)
  • Shaw Quoted by Healio on Value of 2023 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting
    May 3, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (MAY 3, 2023) Judith Shaw, Ed.D., M.P.H., RN, FAAP, professor emerita of pediatrics, told Healio that the annual Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, held April 28–May 1 in Washington, D.C., “highlights a broad issue of interest across the full spectrum of pediatric research, science, and education.” Shaw served as program chair for the 2023 conference.
    Read full story at Healio
  • Carney Featured in WalletHub Article on Best States for Nurses
    May 2, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (MAY 2, 2023) Jan Carney, M.D., M.P.H., associate dean for public health and health policy, professor of medicine, and director of the graduate public health program at Larner, was interviewed by WalletHub about the future of the nursing profession and how recent graduates can find success.
    Read full story at WalletHub
  • Medical Dialogues Highlights Dixon Study on Physiological Phenotypes of Asthma in Obesity
    April 30, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (APRIL 30, 2023) According to Medical Dialogues, a new study by pulmonologist Anne Dixon, B.M.B.Ch., professor and interim chair of medicine, and colleagues has found that people with asthma and obesity have significant dysfunction in the distal airways at baseline that worsens with methacholine.
    Read full story at Medical Dialogues
  • AP Reports on Young’s ‘Eat, Sleep, Console’ Research on Caring for Babies Exposed to Opioids in Utero
    April 30, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (APRIL 30, 2023) New research led by neonatologist Leslie Young, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics, shows that babies exposed to opioids in the womb have shorter hospital stays when care includes more parent involvement and a quieter environment, the Associated Press reported.
    Read full story at Associated Press
  • Delaney Tells Vox Safe Firearm Storage Is Key to Reducing Gun Violence
    April 26, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (APRIL 26, 2023) Health care professionals play a critical role in promoting safe firearm storage, Associate Professor of Pediatrics Thomas Delaney, Ph.D., — who does suicide prevention work at the Larner College of Medicine — told Vox.
    Read full story at Vox
  • Gogo Comments on Vt. Flavored Tobacco Ban, WCAX Reports
    April 26, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (APRIL 26, 2023) CBS3 reported that Vermont legislators are contemplating a proposal to ban menthol and flavored tobacco products, including vapes, something medical experts say is crucial to preventing problems later in life. “It’s not a clear risk or outcome when you start smoking or vaping when you’re 16-17 years old. These are things that start to cause problems when you’re 40, 50, 60 years old,” said cardiologist Prospero Gogo, M.D., professor of medicine.
  • World Today News Highlights Cushman Study on COVID-19 Vaxx and Blood Clot Risk
    April 25, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (APRIL 25, 2023) Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., professor of medicine and of pathology & laboratory medicine, is a co-author of a study on COVID-19 vaccines and their alleged risk of causing blood clots that was highlighted in World Today News.
    Read full story at World Today News
  • VTDigger Reports Levine Plan to Stockpile Mifepristone
    April 21, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (APRIL 21, 2023) An internal memo obtained by VTDigger, dated April 20 and signed by Health Commissioner and Larner Professor of Medicine Mark Levine, M.D., laid out a plan to stockpile a two-year supply of mifepristone, one of two pills taken in tandem to induce an abortion.
    Read full story at VTDigger
  • Ravichandran ’25 Wins New Nonbinary Division of Boston Marathon, NBC5 Reports
    April 20, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (APRIL 20, 2023) Kae Ravichandran ’25 won the newly created nonbinary division at the 2023 Boston Marathon on April 17 with a time of 2 hours and 38 minutes, NBC5 and numerous other media outlets reported.
    Read full story at Seven Days
  • WCAX Interviews Rosenfeld about Impacts of Screen Time on Our Brains
    April 19, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (APRIL 19, 2023) Associate Professor of Psychiatry Andrew Rosenfeld, M.D., who for the past decade has focused his research on the impacts of screen time on our brains, spoke to WCAX-TV about weighing the costs and benefits of having time away from screens.
  • Dixon Comments on Obesity and Asthma Study in Article
    April 17, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (APRIL 17, 2023) A study by Professor of Medicine Anne Dixon, B.M.B.Ch., and colleagues found that using oscillometry testing may allow physicians to identify patients with asthma and obesity who have a phenotype that may be related to worse symptoms and more severe disease, reported.
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  • Shaw Highlights 2023 PAS Conference Program in Yahoo Finance
    April 3, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (APRIL 3, 2023) Judith Shaw, Ed.D., M.P.H., RN, FAAP, professor emeritus of pediatrics and PAS program chair, spoke to Yahoo Finance about the upcoming Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2023 Meeting in Washington, D.C., April 27 – May 1, the largest and most prestigious pediatric research meeting in the world.
    Read full story at Yahoo Finance