The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont has a remarkable community that provides ample opportunities to connect with fellow graduate students, postdocs, staff, and faculty. Offerings include workshops, conferences, events and seminars to bring together the perspectives of our diverse specialties. It is important to share your voice and feel heard as well as get involved with our Larner Community. 

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  • Plante Co-Authors Study on Orthostatic Hypotension, per News Medical
    November 7, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 7, 2023) Timothy Plante, M.D., M.H.S., assistant professor of medicine, is a co-author of a study offering critical insights into the assessment of orthostatic hypotension among older adults, according to News Medical.
    Read full story at News Medical
  • Healio Features Study by Thoms et al. on Rheumatology Referrals
    November 7, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 7, 2023) A study by rheumatologist Brendan Thoms, M.B.B.S., assistant professor of medicine, and colleagues shows that key details of patients’ inflammatory arthritis were often missing from rheumatology referral letters, and that only a minority of these patients were seen within the target of six weeks, Healio reports.
    Read full story at Healio
  • Pulcini Comments to STAT about Study on Lasting Effects of Gun Violence in Survivors
    November 6, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 6, 2023) Christian Pulcini, M.D., M.Ed., M.P.H., assistant professor of emergency medicine, was interviewed by STAT for an article about a new study on the lasting effects of gun violence on young survivors.
    Read full story at STAT
  • UVM’s Novel DNA Extraction Technology Goes to Space
    November 6, 2023 by Angela Ferrante
    UVM’s Novel DNA Extraction Technology Goes to the International Space Station: Tighe, Tracy, and Dragon to Support ISS Astronauts’ Experiments
  • Vt. Health Access, UVMMC Partnering on Pilot Program for Vt. Medicaid Members with Chronic Pain, per WCAX
    November 6, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 6, 2023) Vermont Health Access and the UVM Medical Center announced that Vermont Medicaid is entering a pilot program that will allow its members to participate in the Partners Aligned in Transformative Healing program at UVMMC’s Comprehensive Pain Program, according to WCAX-TV.
    Read full story at WCAX-TV
  • Newsweek Ranks UVM Medical Center the #1 Hospital in Vermont
    November 2, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 2, 2023) The University of Vermont Medical Center is the number one hospital in the state, according to data collected by Newsweek, in partnership with Statista, which published its ranking of America’s Best-in-State Hospitals for 2024.
    Read full story at Newsweek
  • Schlozman Talks Fun vs. Fear with WCAX-TV
    October 31, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (OCTOBER 31, 2023) Steven Schlozman, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry, spoke with WCAX-TV about what parents should know about fun vs. fear when it comes to trick-or-treating—and scary things in general.
    Read full story at WCAX-TV
  • Dr. First Discusses Halloween Safety with ABC22
    October 29, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (OCTOBER 29, 2023) Lewis First, M.D., M.S., professor and chair of pediatrics at Larner College of Medicine and chief of pediatrics at the UVM Medical Center, was interviewed by ABC22 for a story on trick or treating. Inclusivity—for kids with allergies or special needs—is one consideration health experts are highlighting.
    Read full story at WJCL-TV ABC22
  • Vieth Featured in WCAX Interview on Violence Against Frontline Health Care Staff
    October 27, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (OCTOBER 27, 2023) Julie Vieth, M.D., assistant professor of emergency medicine and assistant medical director of the Emergency Department at the University of Vermont Medical Center, was featured in a story on WCAX-TV about a UVM Health Network project spotlighting violence against frontline health care staff.
    Read full story at WCAX-TV
  • Hehir Featured on Medscape’s Myasthenia Gravis Podcast
    October 24, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (OCTOBER 24, 2023) Michael Hehir, M.D., professor of neurological sciences, spoke to Nicholas Silvestri, M.D., host of Medscape’s In Discussion: Myasthenia Gravis podcast, in an episode titled “Managing Myasthenia Gravis in Primary Care: Best Practices.”
    Read full story at Medscape’s In Discussion: Myasthenia Gravis podcast
  • 2023 VCCBH Pilot Grant Award Recipients
    October 24, 2023 by Vermont Center of 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, Agriculture and Life Sciences, Nursing & Health Sciences, Arts & Sciences, Engineering & Mathematical Sciences, LCOM Deans Office, 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 Pharmacology and Neurological Sciences.
  • New York Times Features UVMMC Emergency Department Video by Kielman and Mercer
    October 24, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (OCTOBER 24, 2023) A powerful video on violence in the Emergency Department at the University of Vermont Medical Center by Roland Kielman and Ryan Mercer, communications specialists with the University of Vermont Health Network, with text by Helen Ouyang, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor at Columbia University, was featured in the New York Times Opinion section.
    Read full story at New York Times
  • Ziller Appointed Director of Health Services Research Center
    October 3, 2023 by Angela Ferrante
  • Cummings Interviewed by VT Digger about New Approach for Mental Health Urgent Care
    October 20, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (OCTOBER 20, 2023) Rachel Lee Cummings, M.P.H.’20, executive director of Counseling Service of Addison County, spoke to VT Digger about a new “living room” model of mental health urgent care that aims to reroute as many people as possible from the emergency room and link them directly to organizations that provide counseling and psychiatric services.
    Read full story at VTDigger
  • Diego Adrianzen Herrera, MD Appointed Associate Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    October 19, 2023 by Kate Strotmeyer
  • Lyme Disease Prevention Vaccine Clinical Trial Launches in Vermont
    October 17, 2023 by Janet Essman Franz
    There are currently no approved vaccines available to prevent Lyme disease in humans, but one may be on the way. UVM’s Vaccine Testing Center recently launched a clinical study to investigate the efficacy, safety, and immunogenicity of a Lyme disease vaccine.
  • George Contributes to Physician’s Weekly Article on Med Students’ Preparation for Residency
    October 16, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (OCTOBER 16, 2023) Karen George, M.D., M.P.H., associate dean for students at the Larner College of Medicine, contributed to a Physician’s Weekly article on what residents and program directors think is needed for a successful transition to residency.
    Read full story at Physician’s Weekly
  • Lester-Coll Quoted in Renal & Urology News Article on SBRT to Treat Prostate Cancer
    October 16, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (OCTOBER 16, 2023) Nataniel Lester-Coll, M.D., assistant professor of radiation oncology at the University of Vermont Medical Center, commented to Renal & Urology News about a study of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) as a treatment for prostate cancer.
    Read full story at Renal & Urology News
  • UVMCC partners with Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Abenaki Nation
    October 16, 2023 by Kate Strotmeyer
    To reduce barriers to skin cancer screening, the University of Vermont Cancer Center works with the UVM Cancer Center’s community advisory board member, Chief Donald Stevens, tribal leader for the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Abenaki Nation to bring skin checks out to communities in Vermont.
  • Newest Medical Students Receive White Coats
    October 13, 2023 by Janet Essman Franz
    Class of 2027 medical students received their first white coats on October 13 in a special ceremony at Ira Allen Chapel. The students hail from throughout the nation and around the world, and each has a unique story of what brought them to study medicine. Meet some of UVM's newest future doctors.