News from the College

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

  • Weaver & Lester-Coll Examine Impact of Health Insurance Coverage on Liver Cancer Patients
    January 31, 2023
    An analysis by UVM medical student Benjamin Weaver and UVM Cancer Center member and Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology Nataniel Lester-Coll, M.D., illustrated both health disparities and parities across a cohort of 100,000+ patients with the most common form of liver cancer. Their results were published in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.
  • Medical Class of 2025 Celebrates Completion of Foundations Curriculum
    January 27, 2023
    Faculty, staff, and students gathered January 26, 2023, to honor a milestone in the Class of 2025’s medical education journey at the Foundations Awards Celebration. The annual event marks the medical students’ completion of the Foundations – the first level of the Vermont Integrated Curriculum – and recognizes the students’ accomplishments and the teachers and staff who helped them along the way.
  • Peer-to-Peer: Medical Students Support Each Other's Education
    January 24, 2023
    Ensuring medical students' academic success and wellbeing relies on having access to numerous resources. At the Larner College of Medicine, those assets include the students themselves, who create and host peer-based learning opportunities for their junior colleagues. Read about interactive teaching sessions led by medical students for their peers.
  • Larner Faculty Educators and Scholars Recognized at 2023 Teaching Academy Ceremony
    January 18, 2023
    The University of Vermont Larner College of MedicineTeaching Academy recognized faculty teaching and scholarship at the annual Induction and Award Ceremony on January 11, 2023.
  • Capers Presents Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Health Equity Lecture
    January 17, 2023
    Quinn Capers IV, M.D., Rody P. Cox professor of internal medicine, cardiology, and associate dean of faculty diversity at the University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine, presented UVM's 2023 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Health Equity Lecture on January 18, 2023.
  • Medical Alum Helps Establish Much-Needed VT Child Psychiatry Access Program
    January 10, 2023
    Psychiatrist Greta Spottswood, M.D., M.P.H., a Class of 2011 alum of the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, directs and helped launch the Vermont Child Psychiatry Access Program to connect Vermont pediatric primary care providers with much-needed child psychiatry services.
  • UVM’s Redox Researchers Collaborate with Scholars at Japan’s Tohoku University
    December 22, 2022
    Albert van der Vliet, Ph.D., professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, participated in a six-week Invited Fellowship at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan, engaging in research on environmental medicine and molecular toxicology. The fellowship coincided with a medley of scientific meetings and symposia that brought together leading scientists from around the world in the specific research fields of nitric oxide biology. Dr. van der Vliet, Yvonne Janssen-Heininger, Ph.D., and Brian Cunniff, Ph.D. participated as invited speakers. Additional Japanese federal funding supports the exchange of invited researchers, graduate students and post-doctoral scholars to collaborate on research.
  • Larner Faculty Members’ THINKMD Tool Brings Needed Clinical Expertise to Remote Populations
    December 21, 2022
    University of Vermont Professor of Pediatrics Barry Finette, M.D., Ph.D., and Professor of Pediatrics Emeritus Barry Heath, M.D., spent three years developing and testing a mobile app-based digital tool designed to bring physician-based knowledge to the hands of minimally skilled health workers. In 2014, they founded THINKMD™.
  • Season of Giving: Alum Kelly McQueen, M.D. Fosters Global Service Careers
    December 21, 2022
    Kelly McQueen, M.D., a medical alumna from the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine Class of 1991, recently established the Kelly McQueen, M.D.’91, Endowment for Global Health Education to support international clinical rotations for Larner medical students and the Global Health Program curriculum.
  • Cushman and Colleagues Find Social Disparities in Treatments and Outcomes for Pulmonary Embolism
    December 20, 2022
    Racial minorities and people with lower incomes or who are insured by Medicare or Medicaid are significantly less likely to receive the most advanced therapies and more likely to die after suffering a pulmonary embolism, according to a new analysis conducted by University of Vermont Professor of Medicine Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., and colleagues.