News from the College

  • Newest Service for Cancer In-Patients? A Very Old Chinese Art
    August 15, 2022
    Beginning in the fall, acupuncture will be provided at no cost to inpatient hematology and oncology patients at the University of Vermont (UVM) Medical Center, thanks to a new grant to the UVM Cancer Center from the Victoria Buffum Fund.
  • UVM & Maine Partners Awarded $20 Million to Continue NNE-CTR Work
    August 11, 2022
    The Northern New England Clinical and Translational Research Network has received a $20 million-dollar renewal grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue work to ensure residents in Vermont and Maine – and particularly the elderly, New American and Indigenous populations – receive greater support to address chronic and life-threatening diseases.
  • Scholarly Summer: Second-Year Students' Research Explores Unmet Health Needs
    August 9, 2022
    For students pursuing a degree in medicine, there’s no off-season. During a two-month break between their first and second years, many Larner College of Medicine medical students tackled projects to address unmet health needs, practice clinical skills, and immerse themselves in specialty clerkships with physician preceptors. Engaging in clinical, basic science or health policy-related research can be among the most valuable experiences during medical education. This summer, second-year students assessed health disparities pertaining to breast cancer screenings, explored laboratory components of health literacy, documented behavioral and health trends of LGBTQ teenagers and tracked the impact of peer support on relieving stress among immigrant parents of children with autism, and more.
  • Botten Lab Awarded Patents, Funds to Study RNA Viruses and Develop Novel Antiviral Strategies
    August 3, 2022
    Jason Botten, Ph.D., professor of medicine and associate director of the Vermont Biomedical Research Network, received a University of Vermont SPARK-VT grant to help commercialize his work to develop broad-spectrum antiviral therapeutics, following a faculty pitch competition held in June 2022.
  • Althoff Named Chair and Health Care Leader of Psychiatry
    August 2, 2022
    University of Vermont Associate Professor of Psychiatry Robert Althoff, M.D., Ph.D., has been appointed chair of the Department of Psychiatry and health care service leader for psychiatry, effective August 1, 2022.
  • Ehret Invested as Inaugural Asfaw Yemiru Green and Gold Professor in Global Health
    July 28, 2022
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics and neonatologist Danielle Ehret, M.D., M.P.H., was invested as the inaugural Asfaw Yemiru Green and Gold Professor in Global Health in a formal ceremony held at the University of Vermont’s Larner College of Medicine on July 28, 2022.
  • Teaching Academy Announces 2022 Frymoyer Scholars Projects & Investigators
    July 18, 2022
    Three Larner College of Medicine faculty-led, interprofessional group projects have been selected to receive 2022 Frymoyer Scholars funding. The three projects focus on newborn resuscitation, building an interdisciplinary gender affirming care model, and fostering excellent clinical teachers, respectively.
  • Class of ’24 Med Student Pilcher Receives U.S. Public Health Service Award
    July 15, 2022
    The U.S. Public Health Service Physician Professional Advisory Committee selected Finlay Pilcher, a Class of 2024 medical student at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, to receive a 2022 Excellence in Public Health Award.
  • Dr. Polly Parsons: Looking Back and Moving Forward
    July 13, 2022
    On July 11, E.L. Amidon Chair and Professor of Medicine Polly Parsons, M.D., began the transition to her new role as President and CEO of the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM). We sat down with Dr. Parsons to reflect on her 16 years at the helm of the department, review her accomplishments and consider the department’s growth, struggles and triumphs.
  • Stanford’s Aslakson Appointed UVM Chair of Anesthesiology
    July 8, 2022
    Stanford University School of Medicine anesthesiologist and expert in palliative care Rebecca Aslakson, M.D., Ph.D., has been appointed as the next chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, effective September 1, 2022, following a national search.