20030501_MedPhoto_014_180x250The Department of Pediatrics at The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont plays an important role in ongoing newborn and pediatric research. Our alliance with The University of Vermont Children's Hospital ensures that patients benefit from the breakthrough discoveries of a wide range of scientific research and clinical trials.

The medical research that physicians at The Larner College of Medicine are engaged in helps fulfill our community mission by making a difference in the lives of people we serve throughout the region.

Research efforts in our Department currently range from molecular genetics to clinical outcomes-based research involving pediatric offices and neonatal intensive care units across the state, the country and around the world.


Research AreasFaculty
Primary CareBarbara Frankowski, M.D.
Judith Shaw, EdH, MPH, RN
Critical CareBarry Heath, MD
Child DevelopmentMaria Avila, Ph.D.
EndocrinologyC. Lawrence Kien, M.D.
Gastroenterology, Hepatology and NutritionRichard Colletti, M.D.
Hematology/Oncology Barry Finette, M.D., Ph.D
Alan Homans, M.D.
NeonatologyJeffrey Horbar, M.D.
Charles Mercier, M.D.
Roger Soll, M.D.
Pulmonology Thomas Lahiri, M.D.

In addition, department faculty are involved in a number of collaborative research programs, including: