Larner College of Medicine News & Media

  • CNN Mentions COVID-19 Vaccine Response Study by Lee, Kirkpatrick, Cushman
    October 24, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (OCTOBER 24, 2022) A study co-authored by Benjamin Lee, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics; Beth Kirkpatrick, M.D., professor and chair of microbiology and molecular genetics and professor of medicine; and Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., professor of medicine, along with researchers from Columbia University and Boston University, concluded that post-vaccination symptoms are a good sign, CNN reported.
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  • Chaarani and Colleagues Find Evidence of Better Impulse Control & Memory in Gamers
    October 24, 2022 by NIDA Press Office
    (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.
  • Spector Discusses CoreMap in Seven Days Article
    October 19, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (OCTOBER 19, 2022) A Seven Days article about CoreMap, co-founded by cardiologist and Professor of Medicine Peter Spector, M.D., discusses the medical technology startup’s search for a breakthrough in detecting the source of atrial fibrillation, and solving the long-standing challenge of providing individualized treatment.
    Read full story at Seven Days
  • Dumas Discusses Link Between Menopause & Alzheimer's on Nationally Syndicated Bloom TV
    October 18, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (OCTOBER 18, 2022) Julie Dumas, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry, joined Gayle Guyardo, the host of the nationally syndicated health and wellness show "Bloom," to discuss the impact menopause has on the brain and its connection to Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Schlein’s Research on Gender Distribution of Leadership Roles Highlighted in Elsevier Article on PHYS.ORG
    October 13, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (OCTOBER 13, 2022) Sarah Schlein, M.D., associate professor of emergency medicine, is a lead investigator and co-author of research on the gender distribution of key leadership roles at the Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) published in WMS’s official journal, "Wilderness & Environmental Medicine" (WEM). The research was featured in an Elsevier article on PHYS.ORG.
  • Bruce Quoted about COVID Shots and DNA Alteration in Associated Press Story
    October 4, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (OCTOBER 4, 2022) Emily Bruce, Ph.D., assistant professor of microbiology and molecular genetics, was quoted in an Associated Press story responding to false claims that COVID-19 vaccines are editing humans’ DNA.
  • Delaney Comments on Mental Health and Suicide in VTDigger Article
    October 4, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (OCTOBER 4, 2022) Thomas Delaney, Ph.D., associate professor of pediatrics, comments on the rising suicide rates in Vermont in an article in VTDigger about the launch of a new website and education campaign geared toward helping the public understand how to intervene before a suicide attempt.
  • Cancer Center Director Holcombe Comments on Biden 'Cancer Moonshot' on WCAX-TV
    September 15, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (SEPTEMBER 15, 2022) Randall Holcombe, M.D., M.B.A., director of the UVM Cancer Center, spoke with WCAX-TV’s Darren Perron about President Biden’s “cancer moonshot” initiative, which aims to cut cancer fatalities by 50 percent in the next 50 years and direct federal resources to eventually find a cure.
  • Southern Vermont AHEC Campaign to Find Medical Student Housing Hosts on NBC5
    September 14, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (SEPTEMBER 14, 2022) NBC5 aired a story on the Area Health Education Center’s “Clinical Rotation Home Stay Housing Program,” which matches medical students from the Larner College of Medicine with host families across the state when they’re on their clinical rotations. The program is seeking more housing hosts in southern Vermont.
  • Gramling and Button Featured in End-of-Life Doulas Story on MarketWatch
    September 9, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (SEPTEMBER 9, 2022) MarketWatch featured Robert Gramling, M.D., professor of family medicine, and Diane Button, an instructor in the College’s online end-of-life doula professional certificate program, in a story about so-called death doulas who provide nonmedical care and support for people who are dying and their loved ones.
  • Higgins Comments on Rewards to Help Addiction Recovery in Associated Press Article
    September 7, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (SEPTEMBER 7, 2022) Stephen Higgins, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry, explained in an Associated Press story that the same dopamine reward system that’s the basis for addictions can be used to promote healthy behavior change.
  • Lahey Comments on Pending COVID-19 Booster on WCAX-TV
    August 29, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (AUGUST 29, 2022) Tim Lahey, M.D., M.M.Sc., professor of infectious disease, spoke with Alexandra Montgomery of WCAX-TV Channel 3 about the new bivalent vaccines designed to target more than one strain of COVID-19.
  • Sen. Sanders & HRSA Administrator Roundtable Discussion at Larner on NBC5
    August 26, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (AUGUST 26, 2022) NBC5 covered a roundtable discussion hosted by Vt. Sen. Bernie Sanders focusing on the lack of nurses in the state. Among the participants was Noma Anderson, Ph.D., professor of communication sciences and disorders and dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
  • Lounsbury Quoted in Social Work Today Article
    August 1, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (AUGUST 1, 2022) Karen Lounsbury, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology and director of foundations and preclinical assessment, is quoted in an article in “Social Work Today” on integrating service delivery by medical or physical health providers, behavioral health providers, and social service providers.
  • Health Magazine Quotes Carney on Staying Safe in Extreme Heat
    July 27, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JULY 27, 2022) In this summer of increasingly dangerous and even record-breaking heat waves, Associate Dean for Public Health and Health Policy Jan Carney, M.D., M.P.H., offered potentially life-saving guidance on how to prepare for and adapt to extreme heat in an article in “Health” magazine.
  • Lahey Discusses Monkeypox Viral Transmission on Vermont Public
    July 27, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JULY 27, 2022) Professor of Infectious Disease Tim Lahey, M.D., M.M.Sc., said in a story on Vermont Public that "it’s just a matter of time" before the monkeypox virus is found in the Green Mountain State.
  • Bruce Comments on COVID Infectiousness in Nature News Article
    July 26, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JULY 26, 2022) Emily Bruce, Ph.D., assistant professor of microbiology and molecular genetics, was one of several experts interviewed for a news story in the journal “Nature” on what scientists know so far about COVID-19 infectiousness.
  • Zigmund Comments on Lung Cancer Screening in Conjunction with UVM & Dartmouth Cancer Centers’ Announcement on NBC5
    July 11, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JULY 11, 2022) Beth Zigmund, M.D., associate professor of radiology and director of lung cancer screening for UVMMC, explained the benefits of early detection and treatment as part of the UVM and Dartmouth cancer centers’ newly launched partnership with the state’s cancer coalition, NBC5 reported.
  • Bell Discusses New AAP Guidelines for Babies' Safe Sleep
    July 6, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JULY 6, 2022) Associate Professor of Pediatrics Rebecca Bell, M.D., spoke with Alexandra Montgomery of WCAX-TV Channel 3 for a story about updated guidance on safe sleep for babies issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Wojewoda Comments on Monkeypox Testing & Diagnosis in Philadelphia Inquirer
    June 23, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JUNE 23, 2022) Physicians who have never encountered monkeypox may fail to recognize it, said Christina Wojewoda, M.D., associate professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, in an article in the "Philadelphia Inquirer."