Larner College of Medicine COVID-19
in the Media

The following stories recently appeared in local and national media outlets. 

  • Lee and Raszka's Commentary on Kids & COVID-19 Transmission Garners Broad Media Coverage
    (JULY 10-20, 2020) Significant national and international media coverage was generated in response to the publication of a Pediatrics Commentary, titled “COVID-19 Transmission and Children: The Child Is Not to Blame,” authored by Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Benjamin Lee, M.D., and Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Pediatric Infectious Diseases William Raszka, M.D.
  • Libman Quoted in The Rheumatologist Article
    (JULY 15, 2020) Bonita Libman, M.D., professor of medicine and fellowship program director for the Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, is quoted in a July 15 article in The Rheumatologist, titled "COVID-19 Poses Training Challenges for Rheumatology Fellows."
  • van den Broek-Altenburg and Atherly Mentioned in Wall St. Journal & Daily Kos Articles
    (JULY 10 & 14, 2020) A study preprint published on the Social Science Research Network and coauthored by Assistant Professor of Radiology Eline van den Broek-Altenburg, Ph.D., and Professor of Medicine Adam Atherly, Ph.D., was mentioned in a Wall St. Journal and Daily Kos article.
  • Lahey Remarks on Return to School Decision-Making on TODAY.com and MSN
    (JULY 9, 2020) Tim Lahey, M.D., M.M.Sc., professor of medicine, was featured in an article, titled "4 questions parents need to ask before sending kids back to school this fall," that appeared on TODAY online and MSN. Lahey was also featured in a July 3 WCAX-TV Channel 3 story, titled "Is it safe to work out at a gym?"
  • Kirkpatrick Quoted in Two ABC News Stories on COVID-19 Vaccine & Antibodies
    (JUNE 19 & 24, 2020) Beth Kirkpatrick, M.D., chair of microbiology and molecular genetics and director of the Vaccine Testing Center, was quoted in two ABCNews.com stories - one on a potential COVID-19 vaccine and the other on the durability of COVID-19 antibodies.
  • Cushman Featured in Medscape Q&A on Thrombosis in COVID-19
    (JUNE 18, 2020) Professor of Medicine Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., was featured in a Medscape "Bob Harrington Show" Q&A video, titled "Thrombosis in COVID-19: What We Know and How to Treat."
  • van den Broek-Altenburg Mentioned in MarketWatch Article
    (JUNE 16, 2020) A study by Eline van den Broek-Altenburg, Ph.D., assistant professor of radiology, and colleagues was covered in a MarketWatch article, titled "Some Americans are more likely to socially distance and wear faces masks than others -- here's why."
  • Avila Comments on Racial Disparities in Healthcare on NBC5 & VPR
    (JUNE 9 & 11, 2020) Maria Mercedes Avila, Ph.D., M.S.W., program director of the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Program, associate professor of pediatrics, and health equity and inclusive excellence liaison, was featured in local news stories on COVID-19 and racial disparities in health on Vermont Public Radio and NBC5.
  • Mori & Bates Mentioned in VTDigger Story on COVID-19 Data Project
    (MAY 24, 2020) Larner College of Medicine postdoctoral fellow Vitor Mori, Ph.D., and Jason Bates, Ph.D., Sc.D., professor of medicine, are mentioned in a VTDigger story, titled "The Bright Side: A UVM student coding global coronavirus research."
  • Lahey Mentioned in Seven Days Article on VT Restaurant Reopening
    (MAY 23, 2020) Tim Lahey, M.D., M.MSc., professor of medicine, provided comments on guidelines for the safe opening of Vermont restaurants in a Seven Days article, titled “Short Order for Restaurants: Two Months Closed, Two Days to Open.”
  • Cushman Discusses Blood Clots in COVID-19 on Science Friday
    (MAY 22, 2020) Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., professor of medicine, was featured on a Science Friday radio segment on "Blood Clots Linked To COVID-19 Are Raising Alarm." The program airs on nearly 400 public radio stations and has roughly 1.8 million listeners.
  • Kirkpatrick Featured in TheHill.com Article on COVID-19 Vaccine
    (MAY 20, 2020) An article on TheHill.com, titled "Thousands have volunteered to be infected with coronavirus. But will that fast-track a vaccine?" featured comments from Beth Kirkpatrick, M.D., chair of microbiology and molecular genetics and director of the Vaccine Testing Center, about the steps that must be taken in order to develop a new vaccine.
  • Lahey Discusses COVID-19 Vaccine Trial on NPR; Fauci Responds
    (MAY 19, 2020) Tim Lahey, M.D., M.MSc., professor of medicine, was featured in an NPR Morning Edition segment on Moderna's experimental COVID-19 Vaccine. His comments were also referenced in a May 22 Morning Edition interview with White House Coronavirus Task Force member Anthony Fauci, M.D.
  • Thomas Comments on Helping Cancer Patient Families Cope during COVID-19 in Neurology Today
    (MAY 18, 2020) Alissa Thomas, M.D., assistant professor of neurological sciences and residency director for neurology, was featured in a Neurology Today article, titled "Neuropalliative Care During COVID-19—How Clinicians Help Patients and Families Cope with Isolation, Fear, and Life-Limiting Illness."
  • Libman Discusses Fellowship Training in the Age of COVID-19
    (MAY 18, 2020) Bonita Libman, M.D., professor of medicine and director of rheumatology, was quoted in and online article in The Rheumatologist, titled "Fellowship Training Goes Virtual: COVID-19 Pandemic Creates Training Challenges."
  • Klein in Radiology Business article on Radiology's Role in COVID-19
    (MAY 18, 2020) Jeffrey Klein, M.D., professor of radiology and A. Bradley Soule and John P. Tampas Green and Gold Professor, is featured in a Radiology Business article, titled "COVID’s positive side: Collegiality and public awareness up in radiology, expert says."
  • Green Discusses Nuances of Telehealth in VTDigger Article
    (MAY 17, 2020) Andrea Green, M.D., professor of pediatrics, was featured in a VTDigger article, titled "The doctor is online: Telehealth may become big part of new normal." Green discussed how patients and families in the New American clinic she directs are adjusting to telehealth, as well as newfound advantages to the use of this technology.
  • Adrianzen-Herrera Discusses Benefits of Telemedicine with Cancer Patients in ASCO Daily News
    (MAY 13, 2020) University of Vermont Assistant Professor of Medicine Diego Adrianzen-Herrera was interviewed for an ASCO Daily News special series on treating patients with cancer in the wake of COVID-19.
  • Cushman and Khadanga Share Tips for Staying Healthy During Pandemic on ABC22/Fox44
    (MAY 12, 2020) Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., professor of medicine, and Sherrie Khadanga, M.D., assistant professor of medicine, were featured in an ABC22/Fox44 news story, titled "'Each time there's a commercial break, take a lap around the house': Experts encourage health stay-at-home habits."
  • Class of 2022 Med Students' Work with Elderly Featured on NBC5
    (MAY 12, 2020) Larner College of Medicine Class of 2022 students Claudia Russell and Ashleigh Peterson were featured in an NBC5 news story about their volunteer work with seniors who are isolated to help them combat loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch a video of the story here.