Larner College of Medicine News & Media

  • HealthDay Covers Polish & Gibson Research Letter Describing Rare Human Cases of Fox Parasite
    November 17, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 17, 2022) Infectious disease specialist Louis Polish, M.D., associate professor of medicine, and Pamela Gibson, M.D., professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, were among scientists whose research letter describing two human cases of a rare parasitic disease was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, according to a HealthDay News story.
    Read full story at HealthDay News
  • Kaminsky Comments in USA Today Article on Smoking Marijuana vs. Cigarettes
    November 15, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 15, 2022) In a USA Today article on a new study suggesting that smoking marijuana may do more damage to lungs than cigarettes, pulmonary and critical care physician David Kaminsky, M.D., professor of medicine (who is unaffiliated with the study), commented, “It’s no surprise to me. A burning leaf is a burning leaf ... the lung doesn’t know the difference if it’s tobacco or marijuana.”
    Read full story at USA Today
  • Tracy Named Larner’s Senior Associate Dean for Research, per VermontBiz
    November 15, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 15, 2022) J. Kathleen (Kate) Tracy, Ph.D., has been appointed as senior associate dean for research at the Larner College of Medicine, effective in February 2023, Dean Richard L. Page, M.D., announced. Tracy will also serve as professor of medicine and director of research at the UVM Health Network, according to VermontBiz.
    Read full story at VermontBiz
  • NECN & NBC10 Feature Bell’s Warning of RSV Risk over the Holidays
    November 14, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 14, 2022) UVMMC pediatric critical care physician Rebecca Bell, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics, urges new parents to limit visitors’ contact with their babies in light of surging RSV infections in children, NECN and NBC10 Boston reported.
    Read full story at NECN
  • Barkhuff Interviewed on Vermont Public for Veterans Day Story
    November 10, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 10, 2022) Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and UVMMC emergency department physician Dan Barkhuff, M.D., a Navy SEAL veteran and the founder and board president of Veterans for Responsible Leadership, was among veterans featured in a Vermont Edition story about deployment, return, and the transition to civilian life.
    Read full story at Vermont Public
  • Doyle is Senior Author of CVD Risk Factor Study, per VUMC Reporter
    November 10, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 10, 2022) Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Margaret Doyle, Ph.D., is senior author of a study showing an association between three types of CD4+ T helper cells and incident cardiovascular disease (CVD) among people with HIV infection that are not explained by CVD risk factors, according to Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s VUMC Reporter.
    Read full story at VUMC Reporter
  • Cullen & Weston Research on Autism Spectrum Disorder Mentioned in Chip Chick
    November 8, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 8, 2022) Research on autism spectrum disorder conducted by Neuroscience Graduate Program doctoral student Erin Cullen and Assistant Professor of Neurological Sciences Matthew Weston, Ph.D., in collaboration with researchers at Dartmouth’s medical school, was featured in Chip Chick.
  • Sigmon Warns of Xylazine-Laced Opioids in VTDigger Article
    November 7, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 7, 2022) Stacey Sigmon, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and director of the Center on Rural Addiction, was quoted in VTDigger discussing the increasing use of the animal sedative xylazine as a sought-after dilutant for opioids due to its effect of prolonging the “high” from using opioids.
  • Press-Republican Covers Bell’s Facebook Live Event on RSV in Kids
    November 7, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 7, 2022) Associate Professor of Pediatrics Rebecca Bell, M.D., answered RSV-related questions during a Facebook Live event on November 3, the (Plattsburg) Press-Republican reported.
  • Bertges Clinical Trial Mentioned in Cardiovascular Business News
    November 4, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 4, 2022) Professor of Surgery and UVMMC vascular surgeon Daniel J. Bertges, M.D., presented a clinical trial on paclitaxel drug-coated balloons (DCBs) at the VIVA Foundation’s VIVA22 conference in Las Vegas, according to
  • Kaminsky Discusses ‘Long COVID’ in The Other Paper Article
    November 3, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 3, 2022) David Kaminsky, M.D., professor of medicine, spoke to The Other Paper’s Corey McDonald about so-called long COVID, following the death in May of a childhood friend of his own son who, after four months of increasingly debilitating symptoms that forced him to obtain a medical leave from his job, took his own life.
    Read full story at The Other Paper
  • Herald Chronicle Quotes Levine on ‘Clinician Support Initiative’ Partnership with Larner Alum Papier
    November 3, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 3, 2022) Health Commissioner and Professor of Medicine Mark Levine, M.D., was quoted in the Herald Chronicle speaking about a new partnership between the Vermont Department of Health and health care informatics company VisualDx -- whose CEO is Larner College of Medicine alumnus Art Papier, M.D.’88 -- to create a new “Clinician Support Initiative.”
  • Carney Comments on Smartphone Cardio Tracking Research in US Today News
    November 3, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 3, 2022) Professor of Medicine Jan Carney, M.D., M.P.H., associate dean of public health and health policy, was quoted in US Today News commenting on a recent study by a medical informatics expert at the University of Illinois and colleagues on the possibility that Smartphones could one day collect data from a person’s daily cardio activity and predict risk of death, thus potentially providing an incentive to improve fitness.
    Read full story at US Today News
  • Courier-Tribune Quotes Hagan on Involving Young Kids in Volunteering
    November 2, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 2, 2022) Clinical Professor of Pediatrics Joseph Hagan Jr., M.D., was quoted in an article in the Courier-Tribune and its sister publication Gladstone Dispatch (both based in Liberty, Mo.) about the proper age for young children to begin volunteering.
  • Medical Ethics Advisor Covers Stapleton-led Research on CPR ‘Informed Assent’
    November 1, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 2022) Researchers led by pulmonologist and critical care physician Renee Stapleton, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine, concluded that “informed assent” for CPR is a “feasible and reasonable” approach for some hospitalized patients, according to Medical Ethics Advisor.
    Read full story at Medical Ethics Advisor
  • Burlington Free Press Features Comments by Bell on Surging RSV Hospitalizations
    November 1, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 1, 2022) Pediatric critical care physician Rebecca Bell, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics, commented in the Burlington Free Press on the surge in local hospitalizations due to rhinovirus or respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
    Read full story at Burlington Free Press
  • Shepard Speaks to WCAX on Ongoing Baby Formula Shortages
    October 27, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (October 27, 2022) UVMMC pediatrician and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Michelle Shepard, M.D., Ph.D., FAAP, spoke to WCAX-TV’s Hailey Morgan about ongoing baby formula supply chain woes affecting Vermont parents.
    Read full story at WCAX-TV
  • NBC5 Covers Cancer Convergence Conference, Quotes Holcombe
    October 27, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (OCTOBER 27, 2022) NBC5, WCAX, and other media covered the annual Cancer Convergence Conference, which brought experts from around the country and the world to UVM and featured a Careers in Cancer event for local high school students.
  • Mawe Says Donated Cadavers Teach Life Lessons, Seven Days Reports
    October 26, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (OCTOBER 26, 2022) Professor of Neurological Sciences Gary Mawe, Ph.D., director of Larner’s Anatomical Gift Program, spoke to Seven Days about the pedagogical value of having medical students dissect real human cadavers in the College’s anatomy lab. Larner receives some 30 to 50 body donations a year.
    Read full story at Seven Days
  • Janssen-Heininger Awarded Grant to Study Chemo-Resistant Tumors, VermontBiz Reports
    October 25, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (OCTOBER 25, 2022) Research Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Yvonne Janssen-Heininger, Ph.D., has been awarded the Lung Cancer Discovery Award by the American Lung Association in Vermont, according to Vermont Business Magazine.
    Read full story at Vermont Business Magazine