Division News

  • LaMantia Elected American Geriatrics Society Fellow
    Michael LaMantia, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of medicine and section head of geriatric medicine at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, was among 18 leading healthcare professionals honored as elected AGS Fellows at the 2017 American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Annual Scientific Meeting held May 18-20 in San Antonio, Texas.
  • UVM Stem Cell Conference Travel Scholarship Honors Alpha-1 Founder
    The “Stem Cells, Cell Therapies, and Bioengineering in Lung Biology and Diseases” conference at the University of Vermont now offers a new, competitive travel scholarship that honors the legacy of late Alpha-1 Foundation co-founder John W. Walsh, who passed away March 7, 2017.
  • Budd to Deliver Research Laureate Lecture on Lupus May 9
    Larner College of Medicine Research Laureate and University Distinguished Professor of Medicine Ralph Budd, M.D., will present the inaugural Research Laureate Lecture on May 9, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. in the Sullivan Classroom in the Medical Education Center. His talk is titled “The El Greco Lesson: 33 Years of Thinking Lupus.”
  • Littenberg & Chopan’s Study Finds Association between Eating Hot Peppers and Decreased Mortality
    Like spicy food? If so, you might live longer, say researchers at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, who found that consumption of hot red chili peppers is associated with a 13 percent reduction in total mortality – primarily in deaths due to heart disease or stroke – in a large prospective study.
  • Cushman Named Editor-in-Chief of New International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis-Wiley Journal
    On January 10, 2017, the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH), in partnership with John Wiley and Sons, Inc., announced the launch of the Society’s new open access journal, Research and Practice in Thrombosis and Haemostasis (RPTH), with its inaugural issue to publish in conjunction with the meeting of the ISTH 2017 Congress in Berlin, Germany, which will take place July 8 to 13, 2017.
  • Teaching Academy Inducts New Members at Snow Season Education Retreat
    The newest members of the Teaching Academy at The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont were inducted during a ceremony and dinner held January 5, 2017 that kicked off the Snow Season Education Retreat at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel and Conference Center.
  • Levine Appointed Vermont Commissioner of Health by Governor Phil Scott
    On Wednesday, January 4, 2017, Vermont Governor Phil Scott announced the appointment of Mark Levine, M.D., professor of medicine and associate dean for graduate medical education at the Larner College of Medicine at UVM, as Vermont's new Commissioner of Health.
  • Carney Discusses E-Cigarette Myths and Facts on VT Digger
    Commentary authored by Jan Carney, M.D., M.P.H., UVM professor of medicine and associate dean for public health, discussing the myths and facts about e-cigarettes is featured in on VT Digger.
  • Hudziak, Porter & Wellness Environment Featured on NBC News
    UVM College of Medicine faculty members James Hudziak, M.D., professor of psychiatry, pediatrics and medicine and director of the Vermont Center for Children, Youth & Families, and Jon Porter, M.D., clinical assistant professor of family medicine and director of the UVM Center for Health & Wellbeing, are featured in an article about UVM’s Wellness Environment (WE) program on NBCNews.com.
  • Ziegler Awarded BioTek Instruments’ Alpert Research Prize
    Winooski, Vt.-based BioTek Instruments announced August 31, 2016 that University of Vermont graduate student Christopher Ziegler is the recipient of the 2016 Norman R. Alpert Research Prize.

  • UVM Department of Medicine Partners with V.A. to Bring Care Closer to Home for Veterans
    Traveling roughly 90 miles to the White River Junction, Vt.-based Veterans’ Administration Medical Center from the Burlington, Vt. area can be difficult, especially in winter. It’s even more challenging for the veteran who is living with chronic pain or has been diagnosed with a sleep disorder or cardiac arrhythmia.
  • Rincon Appointed Chair of NIH Cellular and Molecular Immunology Study Section
    The National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review has announced that internationally renowned immunobiologist Mercedes Rincon, Ph.D., University of Vermont professor of medicine, has been appointed chairperson of the Cellular and Molecular Immunology-A Study Section, Center for Scientific Review, the portal for National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant applications. She is serving a one-year term from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.
  • Practicing Behavioral Care in an Integrated Setting: PCORI Project Ramps Up
    Jen Lavoie’s daughter began showing symptoms of Crohn’s disease at age nine, but most of her clinicians found nothing wrong with her, and one suggested the girl’s gastrointestinal discomfort was “all in her head,” a symptom of stress.
  • Hood Discusses Kidney Stone Causes and Prevention on the UVM Medical Center Blog
    Kidney stones occur in one out of 11 people during a lifetime. The number of people forming stones has doubled in the past 15 years. A person who has had a kidney stone has a 50 percent chance of forming another stone over 5 to 10 years. The good news is that for many people, another kidney stone can be prevented or the number reduced by simple measures.
  • Rincon’s New Grant Aims to Arm Biomedical Researchers with Entrepreneurial Savvy
    Researchers might make wonderful discoveries in the lab, but if those ideas never reach the clinical arena, they can’t help patients.
  • Rincon and Thornton Discover a New Mechanism to Protect Cells in Response to DNA Breaks
    Are we genetically doomed when the double helix we all identify with DNA breaks? No, say a team of researchers led by University of Vermont (UVM) immunologists, who discovered a novel mechanism that provides life support to cells while DNA double-strand break repairs are in progress.
  • Cushman Discusses Why Elite Athletes Can Get Abnormal Blood Clots
    Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., UVM professor of medicine and director of the Thrombosis and Hemostasis Program at the UVM Medical Center discusses why elite athletes can develop abnormal blood clots.
  • Budd Receives 2016 University Distinguished Professor Award from UVM
    Ralph Budd, M.D., professor of medicine and director of the Vermont Center for Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, was recognized with the 2016 University Distinguished Professor Award during the University’s 215th Commencement Ceremony on May 22, 2016.
  • Rincon and Champagne's Discovery Could Help Boost Flu Vaccine Response
    A relatively unknown molecule that regulates metabolism could be the key to boosting an individual’s immunity to the flu – and potentially other viruses – according to research reported May 24, 2016 in the journal Immunity.
  • Rosen Appointed Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education for WCHN Clinical Campus
    Jonathan Rosen, M.D., associate dean for medical education and associate professor of medicine at Albany Medical College, has been appointed associate dean of undergraduate medical education for the University of Vermont College of Medicine clinical teaching affiliate Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN).