News from the College

Use the links below to read recent news and stories from the college.

  • Janssen-Heininger Probes Oxygen's Mysteries to Find Lung Disease Treatments
    October 31, 2022
    While oxygen is critical for the chemical reactions our cells need to survive, some oxygen reactions occur at the wrong locations or in the wrong proteins, which can cause damage leading to illness and death. The Yvonne Janssen-Heininger lab team has discovered new tools for determining oxidation targets, designing precise small molecules to treat lung fibrosis and cancer.
  • Celebrating Larner’s Newest Facility: The Firestone Medical Research Building
    October 28, 2022
    On October 27, 2022, the UVM Larner College of Medicine held a grand opening and dedication of the newest addition to the medical campus: the Firestone Medical Research Building.
  • Chan Discusses Health Needs of Sexual & Gender Minority Populations at Imbasciani-DiSalvo Lecture
    October 27, 2022
    Larner College of Medicine medical alum Philip A. Chan, M.D.'06, M.S., associate professor of medicine and behavioral and social sciences at Brown University's Alpert Medical School and School of Public Health, presented the 2022 Imbasciani-DiSalvo LGBTQ Health Equity Lecture on October 28.
  • “Convergence” Event Brings Global Cancer Treatment Experts, Local Students to Campus
    October 27, 2022
    A national cancer research event called Convergence brought experts from around the country and the world to the University of Vermont October 24-27 to discuss interdisciplinary techniques to advance cancer treatment. The experts, along with UVM Cancer Center faculty, presented information about their cutting-edge cancer research.
  • Chaarani and Colleagues Find Evidence of Better Impulse Control & Memory in Gamers
    October 24, 2022
    A study by UVM researchers of nearly 2,000 children found that those who reported playing video games for three hours per day or more performed better on cognitive skills tests involving impulse control and working memory compared to children who had never played video games.
  • Into the Woods: Wilderness Medicine Elective Gets Fourth-Year Students Outdoors
    September 26, 2022
    “Remember the view, and breathe,” Sarah Schlein, M.D., FACEP, advised her student, Nina Feinberg ’23, as Feinberg prepared to descend a steep rock face in Vermont’s west Bolton woods. Clutching the rope clipped to her waist harness, Feinberg took a deep breath and backed down the crag, with fellow medical students cheering her on. After a few hesitant steps, she looked around: “Okay, I’m fine, it’s really pretty.”
  • UVM’s Newest Future Physicians Receive First White Coats
    October 15, 2022
    The UVM Larner College of Medicine medical Class of 2026’s White Coat Ceremony took place on October 14, 2022, at Ira Allen Chapel.
  • Eradicating Polio: UVM Vaccine Trials Aim to End Disease’s Historical Journey
    October 12, 2022
    In the past several months, cases of polio have been reported in New York, the United Kingdom, and Israel, underscoring the need for safer and more effective vaccines. Over the past nearly two years, University of Vermont Vaccine Testing Center researchers have been conducting trials on two experimental polio vaccines poised to help accomplish global eradication.
  • Medical Students Hold Second Annual Look at Larner Event
    September 27, 2022
    In 2021, the College of Medicine’s inaugural “Look at Larner” outreach program attracted aspiring medical students from across the country. For the 2022 Look at Larner, Class of 2025 members Jasmine Bazinet-Phillips and Karena Nguyen served as co-leaders and welcomed 27 individuals to the second iteration of the program.
  • College Welcomes Alumni & Honors Awardees at Reunion
    September 26, 2022
    The Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont celebrated Reunion 2022 October 13-16. Highlights included the Distinguished Graduate Alumni Award Lecture, Class of 1972 50th Reunion Medallion Ceremony, tours of the College and new Firestone Medical Research Building, Larner College of Medicine Alumni Association Awards Ceremony, Alumni Town Hall and Reunion Class Dinners.