Department News

  • Bazarsky Mentioned in MDedge Article on Adolescents with Migraine
    (NOVEMBER 21, 2023) Allyson Bazarsky, M.D., assistant professor of neurological sciences, was mentioned in an MDedge article on the 2023 Scottsdale Headache Symposium.
    Read full story at MDedge
  • Hehir Featured on Medscape’s Myasthenia Gravis Podcast
    (OCTOBER 24, 2023) Michael Hehir, M.D., professor of neurological sciences, spoke to Nicholas Silvestri, M.D., host of Medscape’s In Discussion: Myasthenia Gravis podcast, in an episode titled “Managing Myasthenia Gravis in Primary Care: Best Practices.”
    Read full story at Medscape’s In Discussion: Myasthenia Gravis podcast
  • WCAX Highlights Whitaker’s $2M Grant to Study Anesthesia-Induced Hypotension
    (OCTOBER 12, 2023) WCAX-TV reports that Emmett Whitaker, M.D., FAAP, associate professor of anesthesiology, neurological sciences, and pediatrics at the Larner College of Medicine, has been granted a $1.95 million award to study anesthesia-induced hypotension in neonates, infants, and older adults.
    Read full story at WCAX-TV
  • Solomon Speaks on MS Misdiagnosis at CMSC Annual Meeting, NeurologyLive Reports
    (JUNE 1, 2023) Andrew Solomon, M.D., associate professor of neurological sciences, discussed the prevalence of multiple sclerosis (MS) misdiagnosis and what can be done about it in his opening lecture at the 2023 Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), NeurologyLive reported.
    Read full story at NeurologyLive
  • Larner Graduates, Faculty Honored at UVM Commencement Weekend Ceremonies
    Students, family, friends, faculty, and staff gathered May 20 and 21 to celebrate both the next generation of biomedical scientists and health professionals, as well as the exceptional academic achievements of several Larner College of Medicine faculty, during the University of Vermont’s Commencement Weekend.
  • Medical Students, Faculty, & Staff Recognized at Class of ’23 Honors Night
    The Larner College of Medicine medical Class of 2023 Honors Night on May 15 featured recognition and awards for graduating medical students, faculty, and staff.
  • Time News Reports on Solomon Study of Risks of Misuse of McDonald Criteria for Diagnosing MS
    (MAY 12, 2023) A group of researchers led by Andrew Solomon, M.D., associate professor of neurological sciences, tested different groups of neurologists using the McDonald criteria for diagnosing multiple sclerosis (MS) and showed that knowledge gaps or misunderstandings often led to errors, Time News reported. Various studies show that the criteria are sometimes incorrectly applied by neurological specialists, including MS specialists.
    Read full story at Time News
  • Medscape Interview: Dana Allison ’24 Presents at American Academy of Neurology Meeting
    (MAY 10, 2023) Larner Class of 2024 medical student Dana Allison was interviewed by Medscape about presenting her research on Virtual Reality Interventions for Autistic Spectrum Disorder Therapy at the 2023 American Academy of Neurology Meeting in Boston.
    Read full story at Medscape
  • Taylor Comments on Free-Form Card Game for Dementia Patients in Vermont Public Story
    (MARCH 24, 2023) Commenting to Vermont Public on the social benefits of a new free-form game designed for people with dementia, John Steele Taylor, M.D., assistant professor of neurological sciences, said being socially isolated is “one of the worst things possible for the brain.” (Click on headline for more.)
    Read full story at Vermont Public
  • Solomon Comments to Medscape on Differential MS Diagnosis for Minorities
    (MARCH 1, 2023) Commenting to Medscape for an article on differential multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis for minorities, Andrew Solomon, M.D., professor of neurological sciences and chief of the Division of Multiple Sclerosis, said that for years, the “prevailing thought” was that MS was less common in underrepresented populations.
    Read full story at Medscape
  • Taylor Interview on Vermont Public Focuses on Alzheimer’s and Dementia
    (FEBRUARY 28, 2023) Neurologist John Steele Taylor, M.D., assistant professor of neurological sciences and medical co-director of the Memory Program at UVM Medical Center, joined Meg Polyte, policy and advocacy director for the Vermont chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, in a conversation with Connor Cyrus on Vermont Public’s Vermont Edition program.
    Read full story at Vermont Public
  • Looking at the Future of Cardiovascular Health through the Lens of Early-Career Investigators
    The University of Vermont’s Larner College of Medicine features some of the world’s foremost cardiovascular researchers, experts in cardiovascular disease risk factors, thrombosis, atherosclerosis, stroke, and heart failure. the science shared by early-career investigators at the Cardiovascular Research Institute of Vermont’s fourth annual Viridis Montis Challenge, it was apparent that the institution’s reputation and legacy in the field of cardiovascular research will continue to have a global impact.
  • CVRI 2023 Viridis Montis Challenge Highlights Early-Career Researchers
    The Cardiovascular Research Institute of Vermont held its 4th Annual Viridis Montis Early Career Investigator Challenge on February 1, 2023, and Toishi Sharma, MBBS, cardiovascular disease fellow in the Department of Medicine, was selected as the winner.
  • Leach and Basoglu to Challenge Teen Brain Bee Participants, Seven Days Reports
    (DECEMBER 17, 2022) Neuropsychologist Sharon Leach, Ph.D., and child psychiatrist Feyza Basoglu, M.D., both clinical assistant professors of psychiatry, will challenge participants to diagnose psychiatric or neurological disorders as part of the 14th annual Vermont Brain Bee neuroscience competition to be held at the Larner College of Medicine on February 11, Seven Days reports.
    Read full story at Seven Days
  • Inaugural Juckett Scholars Launch Cancer Care Delivery Studies
    The University of Vermont Cancer Center recently announced the names of the inaugural Juckett Scholars. The award program is part of the new Clinician Investigator Development Initiative and is supported by the Juckett Foundation.
  • Cullen & Weston Research on Autism Spectrum Disorder Mentioned in Chip Chick
    (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. (Click on headline for more.)
  • Celebrating Larner’s Newest Facility: The Firestone Medical Research Building
    On October 27, 2022, the UVM Larner College of Medicine held a grand opening and dedication of the newest addition to the medical campus: the Firestone Medical Research Building.
  • Shapiro Joins Expert Migraine Panel on Medscape
    (JULY 20, 2022) Robert Shapiro, M.D., Ph.D., professor of neurological sciences, joined other experts for a conversation about the impact of migraine on quality of life, as well as the pain of stigma and how advocacy can reduce stigma, in an editorial collaboration between Medscape and the American Headache Society.
    Read full story at Medscape
  • VCCBH Symposium Highlights Early Career Investigators, Innovative Multidisciplinary Research
    More than 100 in-person and dozens of virtual participants attended the second annual Vermont Center for Cardiovascular and Brain Health (VCCBH) Symposium, held at the University of Vermont’s Davis Center June 2 to 3, 2022. The VCCBH, one of three National Institutes of Health Center of Biomedical Research Excellence-funded programs at UVM, is co-directed by Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., professor and vice chair for emerging researchers in the Department of Medicine, and Mark Nelson, Ph.D., University Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Pharmacology.
  • Medical Class of 2022 Honors Night Recognizes Faculty, Students & Staff
    On May 13, the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont held Honors Night for graduating medical students in the Class of 2022. Accolades presented included the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society faculty, housestaff, and community physician awards; the Arnold P. Gold Foundation's Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine faculty and student awards; Area Health Education Center Scholars; department awards to students; and awards from the Class of 2022.