Please join Dr. Yvonne Janssen-Heininger in congratulating Allison Manuel and Evan Elko
Dr. Allison Manuel is a post-doctoral fellow in our group. Her abstract to be presented at the American Thoracic Society conference was chosen to receive an Abstract Scholarship . The scholarship includes a full In-Training Registration to the 2019 ATS International Conference in Dallas, Texas.
Evan Elko is a PhD student. He just received notice that his F31 NIH application entitled: “Role of peroxiredoxin-4 in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis” will be funded.
Congratulations to Evan and Allison.
Department alumni, Dr. Bobbi Pritt, M.D. featured in Vermont Medicine Magazine. To read her story click on the photo below.
A Remarkable Gift from Dr. Sally Huber, Ph.D.
At the end of last week's Research Day, Dr. Leonard gave a surprise announcement: a very generous bequethment of $5 million by research faculty emerita, Dr. Sally Huber! The funds will go toward two endowed professorships for junior investigators in our department. The endowments will be named for her parents, Elmer R. Huber and Blodwen S. Huber, and will support junior research faculty for five years.(9/2018)
This amazing support will allow junior faculty time and funds to gain independence while pursuing the milestone achievement of being awarded their first R01 grant.
Heintz Awarded 2018 Distinguised Graduate Alumni Award
Dr. Nick Heintz, Ph.D. received the 2018 UVM Medical Alumni Association’s Distinguished Graduate Alumni Award, which is presented to Larner College of Medicine (LCOM) alumni who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in basic, clinical or applied research; education; industry; public service/humanitarianism; and/or outstanding commitment to the LCOM community.
He accepted his award at the college's Celebrating Research Excellence event at the end of October. (September 2018)
Kida Received Certificate of Commendation
Dr. Kida receives award from the State of Vermont...read more here. (August 2018)
Leonard and Committee Publish Through National Academies Press
Dr. Debra Leonard, along with a committee under the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, published "Returning Individual Research Results to Participants: Guidance for a New Research Paradigm" through The National Academies Press, Washington, D.C., 2018 (Committee Member). (August 2018)
Excellence in Education
Larner College of Medicine’s second year medical students nominate and
elect faculty who they want to recognize for their outstanding teaching
and support over their first years of the Foundations education. (February 2018)
Pathology nominees (winners in bold):
AMWA Gender Equity Award - Pamela Gibson; Sharon Mount; Rebecca Wilcox
Dean Warhsaw Integration Award - Rebecca Wilcox
Silver Stethoscope Award - Scott Andreson; Maureen Harmon; John Lunde
Above and Beyond Award - Ronald Bryant; Rebecca Wilcox
Foundations Course Director Award -Rebecca Wilcox
Outstanding Foundations Course Award
Respiratory & Renal Systems: (Ron Bryant; Kelly Butnor; and Pam
Gibson are the primary pathologists in each section of the course,
- Nutrition, Metabolism & the Gastrointestinal System: Course Director is Rebecca Wilcox
Foundations Teaching Award - Ronald Bryant; Pamela Gibson; Rebecca Wilcox; Christina Wojewoda
Dr. Yvonne Janssen-Heininger Receives Patent
Janssen-Heinger was awarded a patent on the concept that strategies to
inhibit GSTP has utility for the treatment of patients with pulmonary
fibrosis. Congratulations, Yvonne! (January 2018)
Drs. Bronwyn Bryant and Phillip Munson inducted into the Teaching Academy
Last week Bronwyn and Phillip were inducted into University of Vermont's Teaching Academy. The Teaching Academy sustains and supports an interdisciplinary community of educators who value the scholarship of teaching and learning while facilitating educator development; improve the efficiency and quality of medical education through collaboration and scholarship; and promote an academic environment that increases the value and impact of educators locally, regionally, and nationally. (January 2018)
Dr. Leonard Video Recording Available
Dr. Leonard gives a series of talks on Genomic Medicine in Vermont
for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). A video recording of
the talk is available here >> (October 2017)
Department Members Took Part in the March For Science
Banner carriers: Dr. Debra Leonard, Sara Kwolek &
Dr. Sharon Mount. Also, in view are Doug Taatjes,Ph.D., and Dr. Rebecca
Wilcox. (April 2017)
Janssen-Heininger Featured Woman in Science
Dr. Yvonne Janssen-Heininger, Ph.D.,
was chosen as the featured Woman in Science by the Society for Redox
Biology and Medicine! She got pretty colorful with some of her answers,
so definitely worth a read. (March 2017) Read the story >>
Buskiewicz Publishes in Science Signaling
Dr. Iwona Buskiewicz, Ph.D., publishes study in Science Signaling, revealing potential key to alternative Lupus treatment. (February 2017)
Larner College of Medicine Foundations Awards
Pamela Gibson, M.D. won the AMWA Gender Equity Award, which honors a male or female faculty member who promotes a gender-fair environment for the education and training of physicians and gender diversity in the field. Pam is Co-advisor of the Gender and Sexuality Alliance. (January 2017)
Rebecca Wilcox, M.D. won the Foundations Course Director Award, and her Nutrition, Metabolism, and Gastrointestinal System (NMGI) course won Outstanding Foundations Course Award. Rebecca was also nominated for the Foundations Teaching Award. (January 2017)
Mark Fung, M.D., Ph.D. and Andy Goodwin, M.D. were also nominated for the Silver Stethoscope awards, which recognizes the faculty member who had few lecture hours, but made a substantial contribution to students’ education. (January 2017)