Larner College of Medicine News & Media

  • VOA News Highlights Dengue Fever Vaccine Created by UVM Vaccine Testing Center
    August 26, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (AUGUST 26, 2023) A promising single-dose dengue fever vaccine created by the University of Vermont Vaccine Testing Center, the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and Johns Hopkins University is undergoing a clinical trial in Bangladesh, VOA News reports.
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  • Benzinga Reports on Conversation Lab Study of Psilocybin Cancer Therapy
    August 25, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (AUGUST 25, 2023) Findings from a new study conducted by the University of Vermont’s Conversation Lab and therapeutics cancer firm Sunstone Therapies show the feasibility of trained human coders to identify observable markers of therapeutic connection during psilocybin administration within Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy (PAT), Benzinga reports.
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  • Larner Researchers Find Lack of Confidence in Providers for Cannabis Info, Labroots Reports
    August 18, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (AUGUST 18, 2023) In a study on medicinal cannabis use and reporting, Larner researchers Nicole Wershoven, Amanda Kennedy, Pharm.D., and Charles MacLean, M.D., found that just 18 percent of patients thought their provider was a “good source of information regarding cannabis” and cannabis-related health issues, according to Labroots.
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  • Heward Comments to WCAX about Integrated Addiction Treatment Approach at UVMMC
    August 17, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (AUGUST 17, 2023) Brady Heward, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry, spoke to WCAX-TV about an integrated approach by the University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMMC) to make addiction treatment more accessible.
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  • Vermont Edition Interviews Plante about COVID Uptick, New Booster
    August 17, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (AUGUST 17, 2023) Epidemiologist Timothy Plante ’06, M.D.’10, M.H.S., assistant professor of medicine, spoke with Vermont Public for a story focusing on the recent uptick in the number of COVID cases and a new, updated vaccine booster that is expected to be available in the fall.
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  • UVMMC Earns CMS 5-Star Quality Rating, Times Argus Reports
    August 16, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (AUGUST 16, 2023) UVM Medical Center has again earned a 5-star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which announced its annual hospital ratings in late July, according to the Barre–Montpelier Times Argus.
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  • Holmes Speaks to WCAX about New Study on Preventing Blood Clots in Cancer Patients
    August 16, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (AUGUST 16, 2023) Hematologist Chris Holmes, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine, helped write a recent study that found an anticoagulant pill was just as effective as self-administered blood thinner injections at preventing deadly blood clots in cancer patients, according to WCAX-TV.
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  • Larner Welcomes Class of 2027 Medical Students
    August 11, 2023 by Angela Ferrante
    On August 7, 2023, the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont welcomed 124 new medical students in the Class of 2027 to campus. Students in the Class of 2027 were selected from a pool of more than 8,500 applicants. Just over a quarter of the new med students are Vermonters and 24 percent identify as LGBTQ+. In addition, 24 percent of UVM’s newest medical students are people underrepresented in medicine—referred to in higher education as “URiM”—a category that includes African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino/a, and Native American/Alaskan Native. The student body draws from 26 states, excluding Vermont, and two Canadian provinces.
  • Khadanga Comments to In Profile Daily about Health Benefits of Walking
    August 11, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (AUGUST 11, 2023) Sherrie Khadanga, M.D., assistant professor of medicine and director of cardiac rehabilitation at the University of Vermont Medical Center, commented to In Profile Daily on an article about the health benefits of walking.
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  • Klemperer Study on Success of Prison Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Program Reported in VTDigger
    August 10, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (AUGUST 10, 2023) A study led by principal investigator Elias Klemperer, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and psychiatry, found that Vermont’s medication program for incarcerated people with opioid use disorder has helped reduce overdoses after release, according to VTDigger.
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  • Inside Precision Medicine Reports on Nelson Research into Vascular Dementia
    August 8, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (AUGUST 8, 2023) Research by Mark Nelson, Ph.D., chair and University Distinguished Professor of pharmacology and professor of molecular physiology and biophysics, and colleagues shines a light on the mechanism behind vascular dementia in a mouse model, which the investigators hope will lead to better treatments being developed for the neurodegenerative condition, according to Inside Precision Medicine.
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  • Kaminsky Urges Use of PPE During Flood Cleanup in WCAX Interview
    August 7, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (AUGUST 7, 2023) Pulmonologist David Kaminsky, M.D., professor of medicine, says it’s probably best to avoid breathing in polluted air during the cleanup following July’s record-setting flooding, according to WCAX-TV.
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  • Garimella Scores H-Index of 100, New India Abroad Reports
    August 4, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (AUGUST 4, 2023) Suresh Garimella, Ph.D., president of the University of Vermont, has achieved an H-index of 100 — meaning he has at least 100 papers cited a minimum of 100 times each, New India Abroad reports.
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  • Cunniff Presents New Cancer Research at iMig Conference
    August 3, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (AUGUST 3, 2023) At the 2023 International Mesothelioma Interest Group (iMig) conference in June, Brian Cunniff, Ph.D., assistant professor of pathology, presented early experience with “an exciting new therapeutic option for patients suffering with mesothelioma” to a global audience of clinicians, scientists, and allied professionals, according to Business Wire.
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  • Carney Featured on Medicine Redefined Podcast ‘Establishing Public Health and Policy: Rewriting Medical Education’
    July 31, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JULY 31, 2023) Professor of Medicine Jan Carney, M.D., M.P.H., associate dean of public health and health policy, was interviewed by Darsh Shah, D.O., and Altamash Raja, D.O., CSCS, for their Medicine Redefined podcast series in an episode about ‘Establishing Public Health and Policy: Rewriting Medical Education.’
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  • Alston Warns of Climate Change Effects on Antibiotic-Resistant ‘Superbug’ Infections in VTDigger
    July 28, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JULY 28, 2023) In an opinion piece in VTDigger, W. Kemper Alston, M.D., M.P.H., chief of infectious disease at the UVM Medical Center and professor of medicine at the Larner College of Medicine, cautioned that climate change could hasten the spread of antibiotic-resistant “superbug” infections. (Click headline for more.)
    Read full story at VTDigger
  • Williams, Amiri Respond to Supreme Court Race-Conscious Admissions Ruling in AAMC News
    July 27, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JULY 27, 2023) The Supreme Court’s rejection of considering race in college admissions leaves academic leaders — including at the Larner College of Medicine — worried about how to maintain their commitment to racial diversity among their students and, subsequently, in the medical field, according to an article in AAMC News. (Click on headline for more.)
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  • Barkhuff Opines on Health Effects of Climate Change in VTDigger
    July 24, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JULY 24, 2023) “Existing scientific studies show that, as the mercury climbs, so do hospital admissions,” writes Daniel Barkhuff, M.D., assistant professor of emergency medicine, in an opinion piece in VTDigger warning of the health effects of climate change.
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  • May Praises Idaho State iSTEM Workshops for ‘Proactive Approach’ to Preparing Students for the Future in Idaho State Journal Article
    July 21, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JULY 21, 2023) Sandra Thompson May, senior lab/research technician in pathology and laboratory medicine, was impressed by a recent i-STEM educator professional development workshop she participated in at Idaho State University, according to the Idaho State Journal.
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  • Lahey Urges Caution During Flood Cleanup, WCAX Reports
    July 18, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JULY 18, 2023) In the wake of recent severe flooding across Vermont and as cleanup begins, infectious disease expert Timothy Lahey, M.D., M.M.Sc., professor of medicine, spoke to WCAX-TV about the dangers of mold and the risks posed by contaminated water.