News from the College

  • SAMHSA Grant Aims to Fight Opioid Epidemic through Expansion of Rapid-Access MAT
    June 4, 2019
    (JUNE 4, 2019) The state’s three University of Vermont (UVM) Health Network hospitals are expanding access to treatment for patients with opioid use disorder with the support of a $1.5 million federal grant. The grant will support expansion of a program to offer rapid access to Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), such as buprenorphine, for opioid use disorder in the hospitals’ emergency departments.
  • UVM Part of NIH Study of Rural South's Health & Longevity Challenges
    May 22, 2019
    (May 22, 2019) In an effort to understand why some people born in rural communities in the South live shorter and less healthy lives than their counterparts elsewhere in the same counties as well as across the country, researchers from the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont at 11 other institutions will be participating in a new longitudinal cohort study aimed at combating this issue - the Risk Underlying Rural Areas Longitudinal Study (RURAL) .
  • UVM & Dept. of Health Seek Young Vermonters’ Feedback on Substance Use Policies
    May 22, 2019
    (MAY 22, 2019) In April, the Vermont Department of Health, Vermont Center on Behavior and Health at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont (UVM), and UVM Cancer Center launched a new longitudinal pilot study, called PACE Vermont (Policy and Communication Evaluation Vermont), which is engaging young people ages 12 to 25 to help close the knowledge gap in effective substance use prevention efforts.
  • Transformed: Class of 2019 Earns Medical Degrees at Commencement
    May 19, 2019
    (MAY 19, 2019) For the past nearly four years, members of the Class of 2019 absorbed vast amounts of information, honed and demonstrated skills and comprehension, and experienced the dynamics of patient interactions and interprofessional health care teams. On Sunday, May 19, these newest graduates of the University of Vermont’s Larner College of Medicine were able to take on the official title of “Doctor.”
  • Honors Night Celebrates Senior Medical Student and Faculty Achievements
    May 15, 2019
    The Larner College of Medicine’s Class of 2019 Honors Night on May 13 was all about celebrating achievements. Medical students, leaders, faculty members, family and friends gathered for the event in UVM’s Davis Center to honor the recipients of individual student awards, faculty awards, a staff award, and a department award, as well as recognize the new student inductees for the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and Gold Humanism Honor Society.
  • ‘One Discovery after Another’ – Mark Nelson’s Journey to the National Academy of Sciences
    May 1, 2019
    On April 30, 2019, UVM Distinguished Professor and Chair of Pharmacology Mark Nelson's achievements in original research were recognized with his election to membership in the prestigious National Academy of Sciences.
  • Gramling Study Explores How Optimism Can Bias Prognosis in Serious Illness
    April 30, 2019
    (APRIL 30, 2019) A new study, published Miller Chair of Palliative Medicine Robert Gramling, M.D., D.Sc., in the journal Psycho-Oncology, details how a seriously ill patient’s optimism can impact a clinician’s survival prognosis in palliative care conversations.
  • Tracy Honored as University Distinguished Professor
    April 26, 2019
    (APRIL 26, 2019) Russell P. Tracy, Ph.D., professor of pathology & laboratory medicine and biochemistry at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, is among three faculty members who were selected for recognition as a University of Vermont Distinguished Professor at the UVM Main Commencement ceremony on May 19, 2019.
  • Transitioning to Clerkships: Class of 2021 Takes on Next Level of Training
    April 12, 2019
    After 18 months of active-learning in the classroom, primary care offices around Vermont, and clinical skills sessions in the Clinical Simulation Laboratory at the University of Vermont, the UVM Larner College of Medicine Class of 2021 was excited, if not a bit nervous, to start working more regularly and directly with patients and physicians in clinical settings. This week, as many students in the class started to round out their first clinical rotation, we touched base with them to hear about their expectations, challenges, successes, and takeaways from this next step in their medical education.
  • Larner College of Medicine Faculty Inventions Recognized at Annual I2V Conference
    April 8, 2019
    More than a dozen Larner College of Medicine faculty and scientists were recognized during the awards portion of the 14th annual Invention to Venture (I2V) conference April 5, 2019.