Larner College of Medicine News & Media

  • Lahey Interviewed by Vermont Public about Monkeypox
    August 1, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (AUGUST 1, 2022) After the World Health Organization declared monkeypox a global health emergency and the first case of the virus was recently confirmed in Vermont, Tim Lahey, M.D., M.M.Sc., professor of medicine, spoke with Vermont Public about what we need to know about the virus, and who’s at highest risk.
  • Lounsbury Quoted in Social Work Today Article
    August 1, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (AUGUST 1, 2022) Karen Lounsbury, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology and director of foundations and preclinical assessment, is quoted in an article in “Social Work Today” on integrating service delivery by medical or physical health providers, behavioral health providers, and social service providers.
  • Telegraph Quotes King on ‘Vermonters Taking Action Against Cancer’ Program
    July 31, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JULY 31, 2022) In response to statistics showing that lung cancer kills more Vermonters than breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers combined, family medicine professor John King, M.D., and colleagues at the UVM and Dartmouth Cancer Centers are spearheading a new community education program called Vermonters Taking Action Against Cancer, the (Nashua, N.H.) Telegraph reported.
    Read full story at The (Nashua, N.H.) Telegraph
  • The Cancer Letter Features Yates Reflecting on Starting UVM Cancer Center
    July 29, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JULY 29, 2022) Retired oncology professor Jerome Yates, M.D., spoke with Alexandria Carolan, a reporter with The Cancer Letter and associate editor of the Cancer History Project, about building a cancer center at the University of Vermont.
    Read full story at The Cancer Letter
  • Diehl Comments to CT Insider on Yale’s Omicron-specific mRNA Vaccine
    July 28, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JULY 28, 2022) Sean Diehl, Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology and molecular genetics, spoke with CT Insider about an Omicron-specific mRNA vaccine developed by Yale scientists that creates a strong antibody response against subvariants BA.1 and BA.2.12.1.
    Read full story at CT Insider
  • Gosselin Talks Monkeypox in CreakyJoints
    July 28, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JULY 28, 2022) Rheumatologist Jeanne Gosselin, M.D., assistant professor of medicine, spoke with CreakyJoints about what monkeypox is and what people who are immunocompromised because of an autoimmune or inflammatory health condition or taking immunosuppressant medication need to know.
    Read full story at CreakyJoints.org
  • MacAfee Comments to Seven Days on Misinformation by Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers
    July 27, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JULY 27, 2022) Lauren MacAfee, M.D., associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences, commented to Seven Days on “blatant misinformation” dispensed at certain innocuously labeled “pregnancy resource centers.”
    Read full story at Seven Days
  • Knowridge Reports on Plante Study of ‘Stiff-Heart’ Patients and Beta-Blockers
    July 27, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JULY 27, 2022) A recent study by Timothy Plante, M.D., assistant professor of medicine, and colleagues found that so-called stiff-heart heart failure accounts for about half of all cases; in addition, most stiff-heart patients take beta-blocker medications despite unclear benefits from their regular use, according to Knowridge Science Report.
    Read full story at Knowridge Science Report
  • Health Magazine Quotes Carney on Staying Safe in Extreme Heat
    July 27, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JULY 27, 2022) In this summer of increasingly dangerous and even record-breaking heat waves, Associate Dean for Public Health and Health Policy Jan Carney, M.D., M.P.H., offered potentially life-saving guidance on how to prepare for and adapt to extreme heat in an article in “Health” magazine.
  • Lahey Discusses Monkeypox Viral Transmission on Vermont Public
    July 27, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JULY 27, 2022) Professor of Medicine Tim Lahey, M.D., M.M.Sc., said in a story on Vermont Public that "it’s just a matter of time" before the monkeypox virus is found in the Green Mountain State.
  • Bruce Comments on COVID Infectiousness in Nature News Article
    July 26, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JULY 26, 2022) Emily Bruce, Ph.D., assistant professor of microbiology and molecular genetics, was one of several experts interviewed for a news story in the journal “Nature” on what scientists know so far about COVID-19 infectiousness.
  • Lahey Tells WCAX Monkeypox is Likely Already Here
    July 22, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JULY 22, 2022) In an interview with WCAX-TV, infectious disease specialist Timothy Lahey, M.D., M.M.Sc., professor of medicine, said the number of confirmed cases of monkeypox has likely been undercounted because people with mild or no symptoms have not gone to a doctor for a diagnosis. Vermont health officials Friday said monkeypox is likely here even though there are still no confirmed cases in the state.
    Read full story at WCAX-TV
  • Shapiro Joins Expert Migraine Panel on Medscape
    July 20, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JULY 20, 2022) Robert Shapiro, M.D., Ph.D., professor of neurological sciences, joined other experts for a conversation about the impact of migraine on quality of life, as well as the pain of stigma and how advocacy can reduce stigma, in an editorial collaboration between Medscape and the American Headache Society.
    Read full story at Medscape
  • HealthDay Covers Sajisevi Study of Thyroid Cancers in Asymptomatic Patients
    July 19, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JULY 19, 2022) More than half of thyroid cancers are identified among patients with no symptoms, according to a study by Mirabelle Sajisevi, M.D., associate professor of surgery, and colleagues, HealthDay News reported.
    Read full story at HealthDay News
  • Zigmund Touts Easy Screening for ‘the Deadliest Cancer of All’
    July 18, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (July 18, 2022) Despite the strong evidence for early lung cancer screening and its widespread availability, very few eligible individuals take advantage of this potentially lifesaving procedure, Beth Zigmund, M.D., associate professor of radiology, wrote in an opinion piece in VTDigger.
    Read full story at VTDigger
  • Holcombe Touts Benefits of Early Lung Cancer Screening in Burlington Free Press Article
    July 15, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JULY 15, 2022) UVM Cancer Center director Randall Holcombe, M.D., M.B.A., told the Burlington Free Press that the center, together with the Dartmouth Cancer Center and Vermonters Taking Action Against Cancer, has launched a campaign to increase screening for lung cancer — the leading cause of cancer death in Vermont and the country.
    Read full story at Burlington Free Press
  • Our Time Press Reports on Albaugh Study of Effects of Cannibis Use on the Adolescent Brain
    July 14, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JULY 14, 2022) A new study by Matthew Albaugh, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychiatry, and colleagues has found that smoking marijuana as a teen likely affects the still-developing brain, Our Time Press reports.
    Read full story at Our Time Press
  • Deerfield Valley News Covers CORA Webinar on Rural Naloxone Distribution
    July 14, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JULY 14, 2022) As part of its Community Rounds Workshop series, UVM's Center on Rural Addiction (CORA), led by Stacey Sigmon, Ph.D., held a webinar on July 13 about the importance of distributing naloxone in rural communities, according to the Deerfield Valley News.
    Read full story at Deerfield Valley News
  • Lahey Warns WCAX of ‘Peaks and Valleys’ in COVID-19 Pandemic
    July 13, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JULY 13, 2022) As Vermonters contemplate the future of COVID-19, infectious disease expert Timothy Lahey, M.D., M.M.Sc., professor of medicine, said in an interview with WCAX-TV that there are going to be peaks and valleys during the pandemic.
    Read full story at WCAX-TV
  • King Encourages Lung Cancer Screening in Milton Independent Article
    July 12, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JULY 12, 2022) John King, M.D., M.P.H., professor of family medicine, who practices in Milton, urges all high-risk patients to get screened for lung cancer, according to the Milton Independent. The Dartmouth and the University of Vermont Cancer Centers have named Milton an area of focus to promote early detection of lung cancer.
    Read full story at The Milton Independent