Research News

  • Dumas and Vanderbilt Colleagues’ Study Examines Menopause and Alzheimer’s Disease
    ​Do the cognitive changes that sometimes occur at menopause relate to an increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease? That’s what a newly launched study, co-led by University of Vermont Associate Professor of Psychiatry Julie Dumas, Ph.D., aims to determine.
  • Sprague Study Suggests Improved Breast Cancer Screening with 3D Mammography
    Research findings, published in JAMA Network Open and led by University of Vermont Cancer Center researcher Brian Sprague, Ph.D., show that breast cancer screening with digital breast tomosynthesis (also known as 3D mammography) improves breast cancer screening performance among most radiologists.
  • Gary Ward Works to Make Scholarly Research Accessible
    Gary Ward, Ph.D., professor of microbiology and molecular genetics at the UVM Larner College of Medicine has been working to make scholarly research available to those who would benefit from the information. In a story published in Vermont Medicine, Dr. Ward recounts the precise moment he decided to champion for change in scientific publishing. Read more about his story here from Vermont Medicine Fall 2019 edition.
  • Irvin Receives Inaugural W. Fred Taylor PhD Award for NIH IDeA Contributions
    ​Charles Irvin, Ph.D., received the inaugural W. Fred Taylor PhD Award in recognition of his significant contributions to enhance the impact of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Program at the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR)/Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Coalition and Foundation Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. on February 24, 2020.
  • College Announces New Medical Student Research Fellowships
    Larner College of Medicine medical students who are interested in taking a deeper dive into research have a new opportunity: The College's Medical Student Research Fellowships. Announced January 31, the program offers two one-year research fellowships to be conducted between the third and fourth years of medical school. Applications are due by no later than March 20, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
  • College Celebrates Graduates at 2019 Graduate Hooding Ceremony
    On Wednesday, December 11, 2019, the University of Vermont Graduate College and UVM Graduate Student Senate hosted the annual Graduate Hooding Ceremony at the Ira Allen Chapel. Among the attendees were 14 master and doctor of philosophy graduates from the UVM Larner College of Medicine. They are part of a cohort of 41 students graduating from the College's master and doctor of philosophy programs in the 2019-2020 academic year.
  • Gramling Study Finds Machine Learning Illuminates End-of-Life Conversations
    Researchers at the University of Vermont’s Vermont Conversation Lab, including Miller Chair of Palliative Medicine Robert Gramling, M.D., D.Sc., have used machine learning and natural language processing to better understand what conversations surrounding life-threatening and serious illnesses look like, in order to help healthcare providers improve their end-of-life communication. Their work was published December 9 in the journal Patient Education and Counselling.
  • Silverman & Plante's Study Finds Link between Beta Blocker Use & Hospitalizations
    A new publication by UVM Clinical Instructor in Medicine Daniel Silverman, M.D., and Assistant Professor of Medicine Timothy Plante, M.D., M.H.S., in JAMA Network Open links use of beta-blockers to heart failure hospitalizations among those with this common “stiff heart” heart failure sub-type.
  • Cushman and Copeland Named to List of World’s Most Influential Researchers
    Two University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine faculty have been named to a list of the world’s most influential researchers, based on the number of times their published studies have been cited by other researchers over the past decade. Researchers on the list are in the top 1 percent of all scholars whose work has been cited. The prestigious Highly Cited Researchers list is compiled and published annually by Clarivate Analytics.
  • Fujii Presents Postoperative Opioid Prescribing Study Results at ACS Meeting
    A study that evaluated opioid prescribing patterns at the University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMMC) before and after state-mandated regulations went into effect was presented by UVM Larner College of Medicine Clinical Instructor of Surgery Mayo Fujii, M.D., M.S., at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2019.