CVRI Center News

  • Cushman and Colleagues Find Social Disparities in Treatments and Outcomes for Pulmonary Embolism
    December 20, 2022 by Jennifer Nachbur
    Racial minorities and people with lower incomes or who are insured by Medicare or Medicaid are significantly less likely to receive the most advanced therapies and more likely to die after suffering a pulmonary embolism, according to a new analysis conducted by University of Vermont Professor of Medicine Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., and colleagues.
  • Cushman Study Links Low Socioeconomic Status with Greater In-Hospital Mortality, Pharmacy Times Reports
    December 10, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (DECEMBER 10, 2022) Trial investigator Mary Cushman, M.D., professor of medicine, presented study findings on social determinants of health [SDOH] and pulmonary embolism treatment and mortality at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting, Pharmacy Times reported.
    Read full story at Pharmacy Times
  • 2022 Pilot Grant Award Recipients
    December 6, 2022 by Vermont Center for Cardiovascular and Brain Health
    These awards, supported wholly by funds from UVM entities, provide $200,000 over 2 years to fund meritorious research from early career faculty. We are very grateful to Deans from the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, Arts & Sciences, Engineering & Mathematical Sciences, and the Graduate College, as well as the Cardiovascular Research Institute of Vermont, for their support of this program. In addition, we would like to acknowledge matching fund support from the Departments of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics and Medicine.
  • Lian, Stein, and Cushman Ranked Among Top Scientists in U.S.
    December 2, 2022 by Jennifer Nachbur
    A new online ranking of the top female scientists in the United States conducted by includes three members of the University of Vermont faculty. Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., professor of medicine, was ranked 124th nationally and 193rd in the world. Jane Lian, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry, was ranked 194th nationally and 305th in the world. Janet Stein, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry, was ranked 265th nationally and 430th in the world.
  • HealthDay News Reports on Zakai Study of Coronary Heart Disease Risk in White vs. Black Adults
    December 2, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (DECEMBER 2, 2022) Research by Professor of Medicine Neil A. Zakai, M.D., and colleagues shows that increased coronary heart disease risk in White but not Black adults is associated with lower levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, according to HealthDay News.
    Read full story at HealthDay News
  • Dean's Celebration of Excellence in Research
    November 21, 2022 by Division of Surgical Research
    The Dean's Celebration of Excellence in Research is an annual three-day event highlighting the research being conducted by junior faculty, senior faculty, postdoctoral trainees, and graduate students at the University of Vermont and the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine.
    Read full story at UVM Larner College of Medicine

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