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News About the Larner College of Medicine

The following stories appeared in local and national media outlets. 

  • Charlotte News Lauds Janssen-Heininger as a ‘Humble Superstar’
    (JANUARY 12, 2023) Yvonne Janssen-Heininger, Ph.D., professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, is described as a “humble superstar” in an article about cancer research at UVM in The Charlotte (Vermont) News.
    Read full story at The Charlotte News
  • Pawlowski Discusses Pediatric Bipolar Disorder Screening in MDedge
    (JANUARY 12, 2023) Sara Pawlowski, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry and division chief of Primary Care Mental Health Integration, published an article on bipolar disorder screening in MDedge Pediatric News.
    Read full story at MDedge Pediatric News
  • Rinehart Warns Against Child Exposure to Edibles on WCAX-TV
    (JANUARY 11, 2023) In a piece broadcast on WCAX-TV on the increase of child exposure to edible cannabis over the past several years, Jill Rinehart, M.D., FAAP, associate professor of pediatrics, stressed the importance of parents locking up cannabis products at home to keep kids from accidentally ingesting it. (Click on headline for more.)
  • VTDigger Publishes Pulcini Commentary on Firearm Tragedies
    (DECEMBER 28, 2022) Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine Christian Pulcini, M.D., M.Ed., M.P.H., an attending physician in pediatric emergency medicine at the UVM Medical Center and Children’s Hospital, published a commentary titled “We Can Prevent Firearm Tragedies — a Call to Action” in VTDigger.
    Read full story at VTDigger
  • UVM Clinical Simulation Lab Highlighted in WCAX-TV Story
    (DECEMBER 27, 2022) UVM’s Clinical Simulation Laboratory was profiled in a story broadcast on WCAX-TV about how the Larner College of Medicine ensures that students filling emergency departments or doctors’ offices are trained to the highest potential before being put into the real world. UVM medical residents Berna Buyukozturk, M.D., and Carolina Jirka, M.D., as well as Sim Lab specialist Jim Court, were quoted in the piece. (Click on headline for more.)
  • Cushman and Colleagues' Research on Inequities in Health Care Access and Delivery in ASCO Post Article
    (DECEMBER 25, 2022) Research by Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., professor of medicine, and colleagues found inequities in treatments and outcomes for pulmonary embolism, The ASCO Post reports.
    Read full story at The ASCO Post
  • Leach and Basoglu to Challenge Teen Brain Bee Participants, Seven Days Reports
    (DECEMBER 17, 2022) Neuropsychologist Sharon Leach, Ph.D., and child psychiatrist Feyza Basoglu, M.D., both clinical assistant professors of psychiatry, will challenge participants to diagnose psychiatric or neurological disorders as part of the 14th annual Vermont Brain Bee neuroscience competition to be held at the Larner College of Medicine on February 11, Seven Days reports.
    Read full story at Seven Days
  • Bell Featured in WCAX-TV Story on RSV Vaccine Trial
    (DECEMBER 16, 2022) A Pfizer RSV vaccine for pregnant women is in phase 3 trial, with the potential to help infants cope with the sometimes serious illness, according to WCAX-TV. “If infants can be born with some immunity,” says pediatric critical care physician Rebecca Bell, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics, “even if it’s short-lived, even if it’s six months or one year, that can make a huge difference in terms of kids’ health.” (Click headline for more.)
  • Cushman Study Links Low Socioeconomic Status with Greater In-Hospital Mortality, Pharmacy Times Reports
    (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
  • Fassler Comments in Washington Post Story on Effects of Pandemic on Teenage Brains
    (DECEMBER 2, 2022) Clinical Professor of Psychiatry David Fassler, M.D., commented in a Washington Post article about a study showing that the stress of pandemic lockdowns prematurely aged the brains of teenagers by at least three years, and in ways similar to changes observed in children who have faced chronic stress and adversity.
    Read full story at Washington Post

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