Larner College of Medicine News & Media

  • Cushman Study Links Low Socioeconomic Status with Greater In-Hospital Mortality, Pharmacy Times Reports
    December 10, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (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
  • Bell Warns of Flu, RSV in News & Citizen Interview
    December 8, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (DECEMBER 8, 2022) Associate Professor of Pediatrics Rebecca Bell, M.D., M.P.H., head of the Vermont chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, spoke to the News & Citizen about the importance of getting a seasonal flu shot, and about RSV.
    Read full story at News & Citizen (Morrisville, Vt.)
  • Kennedy Comments to WVNY about Life-saving Cyanokits
    December 8, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (DECEMBER 8, 2022) Joseph Kennedy, M.D., assistant professor of emergency medicine and director of toxicology education, was quoted in a WVNY-TV story on a new tool firefighters can use to save lives—the Cyanokit.
    Read full story at WVNY-TV
  • Leahy, Pawlowski Comment to WCAX on New Collaborative Care Model
    December 7, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (DECEMBER 7, 2022) Maureen Leahy, M.Ed., director of psychiatry and neurology health care services for the UVM Health Network, and Sara Pawlowski, M.D., primary care mental health integration division chief and assistant professor of psychiatry, spoke with WCAX-TV about the UVM Health Network’s launch of a new collaborative care model.
    Read full story at WCAX-TV
  • Dunn Pens VT Digger Opinion Piece on Primary Care Shortage
    December 6, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (DECEMBER 6, 2022) In an opinion piece in VT Digger, John Dunn, M.D., assistant professor of family medicine and a doctor at the UVM Urgent Care Center, focused on the need for more primary care doctors in Vermont—and what needs to change before that can happen.
    Read full story at VT Digger
  • HealthDay News Reports on Zakai Study of Coronary Heart Disease Risk in White vs. Black Adults
    December 2, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (DECEMBER 2, 2022) Research by Professor of Medicine Neil A. Zakai, M.D., and colleagues shows that increased coronary heart disease risk in White but not Black adults is associated with lower levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, according to HealthDay News.
    Read full story at HealthDay News
  • Fassler Comments in Washington Post Story on Effects of Pandemic on Teenage Brains
    December 2, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (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
  • BIDMC Highlights DASH Diet Study Co-authored by Plante
    November 29, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 29, 2022) Assistant Professor of Medicine Timothy Plante, M.D., is a co-author of a new study comparing the effects of three different eating patterns on cardiovascular disease, according to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) News.
    Read full story at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center News
  • Bell Comments on Respiratory Virus Risk during Holidays in VTDigger
    November 23, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 23, 2022) Pediatric critical care physician Rebecca Bell, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics, has a message for people visiting infants over the holidays that is going to be difficult to hear: “Admire the baby from afar,” VTDigger reported.
    Read full story at VTDigger
  • HealthDay Reports on Heart Disease Study by Zakai and Colleagues
    November 22, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 22, 2022) A study by Professor of Medicine Neil A. Zakai, M.D., Professor of Medicine Mary Cushman, M.D., and colleagues found that lower levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) are associated with increased coronary heart disease (CHD) risk in White but not Black adults, and higher levels of HDL-C are not protective for either group, HealthDay News reported.
    Read full story at HealthDay News
  • Wojewoda Comments on Monkeypox to Georgia Public Broadcasting
    November 18, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 18, 2022) Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Christina Wojewoda, M.D., who is the director of clinical microbiology at the UVM Medical Center and chairs the Microbiology Committee for the College of American Pathologists, commented for a Georgia Public Broadcasting story on monkeypox in that state. (Click on headline for more.)
  • Levine & Bell Discuss ‘Triple Threat’ of Holiday Viruses on WVNY-TV
    November 18, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 18, 2022) WVNY-TV interviewed Vermont Health Commissioner Mark Levine, M.D., professor of medicine and associate dean for graduate medical education, and Rebecca Bell, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics, about a "triple threat" of serious viruses that could impact the upcoming holiday season, as the flu, Covid-19, and the respiratory virus RSV can spread easily in close contact. (Click on headline for more.)
  • HealthDay Covers Polish & Gibson Research Letter Describing Rare Human Cases of Fox Parasite
    November 17, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 17, 2022) Infectious disease specialist Louis Polish, M.D., associate professor of medicine, and Pamela Gibson, M.D., professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, were among the co-authors of a letter in the New England Journal of Medicine describing two human cases in Vermont of a rare parasitic disease, according to a HealthDay News story.
    Read full story at HealthDay News
  • Kaminsky Discusses Long COVID in WCAX-TV Story on Charles Vallee
    November 16, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 16, 2022) Professor of Medicine David Kaminsky, M.D., was interviewed by WCAX-TV for a story about a Vermont family’s search for answers following the death of 27-year-old Charles Vallee, who suffered from so-called Long Covid. (Click on headline for more.)
  • Kaminsky Comments in USA Today Article on Smoking Marijuana vs. Cigarettes
    November 15, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 15, 2022) In a USA Today article on a new study suggesting that smoking marijuana may do more damage to lungs than cigarettes, pulmonary and critical care physician David Kaminsky, M.D., professor of medicine (who is unaffiliated with the study), commented, “It’s no surprise to me. A burning leaf is a burning leaf ... the lung doesn’t know the difference if it’s tobacco or marijuana.”
    Read full story at USA Today
  • Tracy Named Larner’s Senior Associate Dean for Research, per VermontBiz
    November 15, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 15, 2022) J. Kathleen (Kate) Tracy, Ph.D., has been appointed as senior associate dean for research at the Larner College of Medicine, effective in February 2023, Dean Richard L. Page, M.D., announced. Tracy will also serve as professor of medicine and director of research at the UVM Health Network, according to VermontBiz.
    Read full story at VermontBiz
  • NBC10, Other Media Feature Bell’s Warning of RSV Risk over the Holidays
    November 14, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 14, 2022) UVMMC pediatric critical care physician Rebecca Bell, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics, urges new parents to limit visitors’ contact with their babies in light of surging RSV infections in children, NECN and NBC10 Boston reported.
    Read full story at NECN
  • Barkhuff Interviewed on Vermont Public for Veterans Day Story
    November 10, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 10, 2022) Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine Daniel Barkhuff, M.D., a Navy SEAL veteran and the founder and board president of Veterans for Responsible Leadership, was among veterans featured in a segment on Vermont Public's Vermont Edition program about deployment, return, and the transition to civilian life. (Click on headline for more.)
  • Medscape Quotes Lester-Coll on Cybersecurity and Radiation Oncology
    November 10, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 10, 2022) Nataniel Lester-Coll, M.D., assistant professor of radiation oncology, spoke about the effects of cyberattacks on radiation oncology at the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s 2022 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, Medscape reported.
    Read full story at Medscape
  • Doyle Featured in VUMC Reporter Article about HIV and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Study
    November 10, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 10, 2022) Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Margaret Doyle, Ph.D., was featured in a Vanderbilt University Medical Center VUMC Reporter article about a study she authored that showed an association between three types of CD4+ T helper cells and incident cardiovascular disease (CVD) among people with HIV infection.
    Read full story at VUMC Reporter