The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Research Program supports the common vision of The University of Vermont Medical Center and The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont: teaching, research and medical service are inseparable.

Our research mission is focused on:

  • The practice of pathology and the enhancement of our understanding of pathologic mechanisms of disease. Clinical research is driven by the clinical interests of the faculty with active collaboration, where appropriate, with the basic science programs. We work within The University of Vermont Medical Center and UVM to create institutional support for productive clinical and basic research.
  • Molecular Epidemiology and Histology Research Support as core areas. The highly competitive level of science nationally and the restricted level of science funding make focused collaborative efforts necessary. We focus our basic science programs and invest departmental resources in these two core areas in order to maximize the impact of our programs and ensure continued success.
  • Creating an environment which nurtures and supports young investigators so that they may have the opportunity to develop into either independent research investigators or, in the case of more clinically oriented faculty and residents, investigative collaborators, capable of adding significantly to the scientific literature and meriting extra- and/or intramural resources.

Apply for Pathology Research Support Funding – deadlines April 15th and October 15th !


For the fourth year in a row, Pathology’s Advancing Knowledge Council is distributing research funding for high-quality projects. These can be pilot studies, stand-alone projects, individual pieces of equipment, travel to conferences, etc. All P&LM faculty are eligible (both Clinical and Research), as well as all Fellows, Residents, Students, and Post-Docs in P&LM.

If you submitted a project last year which wasn’t funded, feel free to submit a revised project (or a new one).

Send your completed form to Michele Hirsch BY April 15 or October 15th.

Questions or concerns? Contact your Division Chief or the Vice Chair for Research.

Click here for more information and start thinking about what you could do with some extra funds!