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News About the Larner College of Medicine

The following stories appeared in local and national media outlets. 

  • Bivona Creates an Open-Source Mouse Wheel
    Like many inventions, the LOST-Wheel was born out of necessity and, jokes Bivona, out of spite. In his final years as a Cellular, Molecular, and Biomedical Sciences graduate student, Bivona worked on a grant-funded project in the laboratory of UVM Larner College of Medicine Professor of Medicine Matthew Poynter, Ph.D. The project, says Poynter, aims to determine the contribution of skeletal muscle contractile muscle cells (myocytes) to local and systemic inflammation and the potential benefits of exercise to diminish overexuberant or protracted inflammation. The work relies heavily on the study of mouse models after they exercise either on rodent treadmills (yes, they make treadmills for rodents) or on small circular machines commonly called mouse wheels.
  • Class of 2012 Alum Hosts Sensory-Friendly COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for Children & Adults
    UVM Larner College of Medicine alum Melissa Houser, M.D.'12 founded and partnered with the Vermont Department of Health, Vermont Family Network, Waterbury EMS, and a group of volunteers to create All Brains Belong VT—a nonprofit neuroinclusive primary care and community center offering patient-centered healthcare and inclusively-designed community events. The organization hosted its first sensory-friendly COVID-19 community vaccination clinic in December 2021.
  • Polio Vaccine Trials Highlighted in WCAX-TV Story
    (DECEMBER 15, 2021) A WCAX-TV Channel 3 (CBS) news story, titled "Team of UVM researchers on cusp of vaccine trials to eliminate polio," features interviews with Larner College of Medicine faculty members Jessica Crothers, M.D., assistant professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, and E. Ross Colgate, Ph.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of microbiology and molecular genetics.
  • Firestone Medical Research Building Featured in Burlington Free Press
    (DECEMBER 14, 2021) A Burlington Free Press article about Chittenden County, Vt. building projects mentioned the Firestone Medical Research Building currently under construction on the UVM campus.
  • Larner Alum & CDC CMO Wolfe's Visit Covered by Local Media
    (DECEMBER 13, 2021) A visit to UVM's Larner College of Medicine by Class of 1995 alum Mitchell Wolfe, M.D., M.P.H., chief medical officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), was covered widely by regional media.
  • Carney & Levine Quoted in The Atlantic Article on COVID Surge in VT
    (NOVEMBER 24, 2021) Jan Carney, M.D., M.P.H., associate dean for public health and health policy, and Mark Levine, M.D., Vermont Commissioner of Health and professor of medicine, are both quoted in an article in The Atlantic, titled "America’s Pandemic Star Loses Some Luster," regarding the surge in COVID-19 cases in Vermont.
  • Lahey Pens Opinion Piece on Booster Shots in STAT
    (OCTOBER 15, 2021) Tim Lahey, M.D., M.M.Sc., professor of medicine, authored a "First Opinion" column, titled "Feeling guilty about getting a booster shot? Here’s something you can do." The piece explores the fact that some people are reluctant to receive a booster shot due to vaccine equity issues.
  • WCAX-TV Previews Class of 2025 White Coat Ceremony
    (OCTOBER 6, 2021) Local CBS affiliate WCAX-TV Channel 3 aired a story previewing the UVM Larner College of Medicine's medical Class of 2025's October 8 White Coat Ceremony that featured interviews with Dean Richard L. Page, M.D., Interim Assistant Dean for Students Mariah McNamara, M.D., and Class of 2025 medical students Justin Henninsen and Gabriela Sarriera Valentin.
  • Firestone Building Groundbreaking Ceremony Garners VT Media Coverage
    (SEPTEMBER 30, 2021) Several Vermont media outlets covered the ceremonial groundbreaking event hosted by UVM's Larner College of Medicine to celebrate the four-story, 62,500-square-foot Firestone Medical Research Building currently under construction at the College.
  • Holcombe Quoted in Seven Days Article on Local mRNA Manufacturer
    (AUGUST 25, 2021) Randall Holcombe, M.D., M.B.A., director of the UVM Cancer Center and Juckett Professor of Cancer Research, commented on the role of mRNA in cancer treatment research.

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