Larner College of Medicine News & Media

  • Medscape Quotes Lester-Coll on Cybersecurity and Radiation Oncology
    November 10, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 10, 2022) Nataniel Lester-Coll, M.D., assistant professor of radiation oncology, spoke about the effects of cyberattacks on radiation oncology at the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s 2022 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, Medscape reported.
    Read full story at Medscape
  • Doyle Featured in VUMC Reporter Article about HIV and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Study
    November 10, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 10, 2022) Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Margaret Doyle, Ph.D., was featured in a Vanderbilt University Medical Center VUMC Reporter article about a study she authored that showed an association between three types of CD4+ T helper cells and incident cardiovascular disease (CVD) among people with HIV infection.
    Read full story at VUMC Reporter
  • Sullivan Presents Poster at CF Conference, Healio News Reports
    November 9, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 9, 2022) Vitamin D levels in patients with a deficiency and cystic fibrosis increased with a single high dose, according to a poster presented by Professor of Pediatrics Jillian S. Sullivan, M.D., and colleagues at the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference held November 3-5 in Philadelphia, Healio News reported.
    Read full story at Healio News
  • Cullen & Weston Research on Autism Spectrum Disorder Mentioned in Chip Chick
    November 8, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 8, 2022) Research on autism spectrum disorder conducted by Neuroscience Graduate Program doctoral student Erin Cullen and Assistant Professor of Neurological Sciences Matthew Weston, Ph.D., in collaboration with researchers at Dartmouth’s medical school, was featured in Chip Chick. (Click on headline for more.)
  • Dittus, Sikorski Comment on UVM Cancer Center Being Named’s Innovative Hospital Award Winner for 2022
    November 8, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 8, 2022) Medical oncologist Kim Dittus, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of medicine and director of the UVM Cancer Center’s Steps to Wellness exercise program for cancer survivors, was interviewed for a story about the Cancer Center being named’s Innovative Hospital Award Winner for 2022. Also interviewed was cancer survivor Evelyn Sikorski, manager of UVMMC’s employee health and wellness and employee assistance programs.
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  • Sigmon Warns of Xylazine-Laced Opioids in VTDigger Article
    November 7, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 7, 2022) Stacey Sigmon, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and director of the Center on Rural Addiction, was quoted in VTDigger discussing the increasing use of the animal sedative xylazine as a sought-after dilutant for opioids due to its effect of prolonging the “high” from using opioids.
  • Press-Republican Covers Bell’s Facebook Live Event on RSV in Kids
    November 7, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 7, 2022) Associate Professor of Pediatrics Rebecca Bell, M.D., answered RSV-related questions during a Facebook Live event on November 3, the (Plattsburg) Press-Republican reported.
  • Bertges Clinical Trial Mentioned in Cardiovascular Business News
    November 4, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 4, 2022) Professor of Surgery and UVMMC vascular surgeon Daniel J. Bertges, M.D., presented a clinical trial on paclitaxel drug-coated balloons (DCBs) at the VIVA Foundation’s VIVA22 conference in Las Vegas, according to
  • Kaminsky Discusses ‘Long COVID’ in The Other Paper Article
    November 3, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (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.
    Read full story at The Other Paper
  • Herald Chronicle Quotes Levine on ‘Clinician Support Initiative’ Partnership with Larner Alum Papier
    November 3, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 3, 2022) Health Commissioner and Professor of Medicine Mark Levine, M.D., was quoted in the Herald Chronicle speaking about a new partnership between the Vermont Department of Health and health care informatics company VisualDx -- whose CEO is Larner College of Medicine alumnus Art Papier, M.D.’88 -- to create a new “Clinician Support Initiative.”
  • Carney Comments on Smartphone Cardio Tracking Research in US Today News
    November 3, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 3, 2022) Professor of Medicine Jan Carney, M.D., M.P.H., associate dean of public health and health policy, was quoted in US Today News commenting on a recent study by a medical informatics expert at the University of Illinois and colleagues on the possibility that Smartphones could one day collect data from a person’s daily cardio activity and predict risk of death, thus potentially providing an incentive to improve fitness.
    Read full story at US Today News
  • Courier-Tribune Quotes Hagan on Involving Young Kids in Volunteering
    November 2, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 2, 2022) Clinical Professor of Pediatrics Joseph Hagan Jr., M.D., was quoted in an article in the Courier-Tribune and its sister publication Gladstone Dispatch (both based in Liberty, Mo.) about the proper age for young children to begin volunteering.
  • Medical Ethics Advisor Covers Stapleton-led Research on CPR ‘Informed Assent’
    November 1, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (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.
    Read full story at Medical Ethics Advisor
  • Burlington Free Press Features Comments by Bell on Surging RSV Hospitalizations
    November 1, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 1, 2022) Pediatric critical care physician Rebecca Bell, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics, commented in the Burlington Free Press on the surge in local hospitalizations due to rhinovirus or respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
    Read full story at Burlington Free Press
  • Shepard Speaks to WCAX about Ongoing Baby Formula Shortages
    October 27, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (OCTOBER 27, 2022) UVMMC pediatrician and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Michelle Shepard, M.D., Ph.D., spoke to WCAX-TV’s Hailey Morgan about ongoing baby formula supply chain woes affecting Vermont parents.
    Read full story at WCAX-TV
  • NBC5 Covers Cancer Convergence Conference, Quotes Holcombe
    October 27, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (OCTOBER 27, 2022) NBC5, WCAX, and other media covered the annual Cancer Convergence Conference, which brought experts from around the country and the world to UVM and featured a Careers in Cancer event for local high school students.
  • Mawe Says Donated Cadavers Teach Life Lessons, Seven Days Reports
    October 26, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (OCTOBER 26, 2022) Professor of Neurological Sciences Gary Mawe, Ph.D., director of Larner’s Anatomical Gift Program, spoke to Seven Days about the pedagogical value of having medical students dissect real human cadavers in the College’s anatomy lab. Larner receives some 30 to 50 body donations a year.
    Read full story at Seven Days
  • Janssen-Heininger Awarded Grant to Study Chemo-Resistant Tumors, VermontBiz Reports
    October 25, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (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.
    Read full story at Vermont Business Magazine
  • CNN Mentions COVID-19 Vaccine Response Study by Lee, Kirkpatrick, Cushman
    October 24, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (OCTOBER 24, 2022) A study co-authored by Benjamin Lee, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics; Beth Kirkpatrick, M.D., professor and chair of microbiology and molecular genetics and professor of medicine; and Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., professor of medicine, along with researchers from Columbia University and Boston University, concluded that post-vaccination symptoms are a good sign, CNN reported.
    Read full story at CNN
  • Spector Discusses CoreMap in Seven Days Article
    October 19, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (OCTOBER 19, 2022) A Seven Days article about CoreMap, co-founded by cardiologist and Professor of Medicine Peter Spector, M.D., discusses the medical technology startup’s search for a breakthrough in detecting the source of atrial fibrillation, and solving the long-standing challenge of providing individualized treatment.
    Read full story at Seven Days