• Experts in Cardiovascular and Neurological Health Convene at UVM
    June 18, 2024
    Scientists at Larner College of Medicine exploring the intricate heart-brain connection showcased their findings at the Vermont Center for Cardiovascular and Brain Health (VCCBH) symposium at UVM’s Davis Center.
  • UVMCC Cancer Population Science Announces Pilot Award Grantees
    May 28, 2024
  • Larner faculty and students present at AHA EPI/Lifestyle Scientific Sessions 2024
    March 28, 2024
  • Larner Scientists Offer Insight into COVID-19 Vaccine Response
    March 26, 2024
    Larner study underscores the critical importance of COVID-19 vaccination in preventing illness from the virus.
  • Kamin Mukaz Honored for Work Supporting Black In Cardio
    December 7, 2023
    Debora Kamin Mukaz, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, was recognized by the United Negro College Fund Ernest E. Just Life Sciences Society at at an event held September 17 at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., for her work with Black in Cardio.
  • 2023 VCCBH Pilot Grant Award Recipients
    October 24, 2023
    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.
  • Kat Cheung: Interim Leader of Center on Aging
    September 27, 2023
    Katharine Cheung, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine, assumed the role of Interim Director of the Center on Aging, effective September 1. A geriatric and palliative nephrologist, Cheung served on the center’s advisory board from 2017-2023. As interim director, Cheung's top priorities include relaunching pilot grants for faculty who are interested in pursuing research focused on gerontology or geriatric issues.
  • Summer Scholars: Medical Students Dive Into Research
    September 12, 2023
    Each summer, many rising second-year medical students engage in clinical, basic science or health policy-related research projects under the guidance of expert faculty. The students choose their topics based on personal passions and immerse themselves in projects tackling medical puzzles and unmet health needs. Engaging in research can be among the most valuable experiences during a medical education.
  • Whitaker Awarded $1.95M Grant to Unravel Anesthesia-Induced Hypotension
    August 31, 2023
    Emmett Whitaker, M.D., FAAP, associate professor of anesthesiology, neurological sciences, and pediatrics, received a substantial R35 MIRA grant from NIGMS for his study “Vascular Determinants of Anesthesia-Induced Hypotension at the Extremes of Age.” This five-year project—the department’s first NIH grant—addresses intraoperative hypotension in neonates, infants, and older adults under anesthesia.
  • Hearts and Minds: Symposium Spotlights Cardiovascular-Brain Research
    June 20, 2023
    The Vermont Center for Cardiovascular and Brain Health supports research by early-career scientists who are investigating the mysteries of the heart-brain connection. The researchers are sharing their findings at a symposium on June 15-16 at UVM’s Davis Center.

Recent Stories and Publications Featuring VCCBH Members

Larner College of Medicine Dean's Newsletter, Accolades and Accomplishments

Posted July 10, 2024

Two Larner-affiliated researchers won their respective poster competitions at the Vermont Center for Cardiovascular and Brain Health symposium held June 6–7 at the University of Vermont’s Davis Center.

Movement of the endoplasmic reticulum is driven by multiple classes of vesicles marked by Rab-GTPases

Posted May 15, 2024

John Salogiannis, Ph.D., assistant professor of molecular physiology and biophysics, and members of his lab team—Allison (Morrissey) Langley, lab technician and Ph.D. candidate in cellular, molecular, and biomedical sciences; Sarah Abeling-Wang, lab research technician; and Erinn Wagner, UVM undergraduate biology major—have their first preprint*: “Movement of the endoplasmic reticulum is driven by multiple classes of vesicles marked by Rab-GTPases.” The team’s research is supported by an NIH Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA or R35) for early-stage investigators.

The University of Vermont Center on Aging Newsletter

Posted May 2024

Katharine Cheung, M.D., Ph.D., M.Sc., interim director of the UVM Center on Aging, associate director for research, and assistant professor of medicine, and her mentee, medical student Susanna Schuler ’26, presented their research findings at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine State of the Science meeting on March 23 in Phoenix, Arizona.

UVM Scientist Wins Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Grant to Tackle Neurodegenerative Diseases

Larner Scientist Seeks to Advance Neurodegeneration Research

February 22, 2024

Larner College of Medicine scientist Osama Harraz, Ph.D., M.Sc., and his colleague from the University of Maryland (UMD), Thomas Longden, Ph.D., are recipients of a prestigious Collaborative Pairs Pilot Project Award from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s (CZI) Neurodegeneration Challenge Network (NCDN).