Larner College of Medicine News & Media

  • Delaney Comments on Mental Health and Suicide in VTDigger Article
    October 4, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (OCTOBER 4, 2022) Thomas Delaney, Ph.D., associate professor of pediatrics, comments on the rising suicide rates in Vermont in an article in VTDigger about the launch of a new website and education campaign geared toward helping the public understand how to intervene before a suicide attempt.
  • Cancer Center Director Holcombe Comments on Biden 'Cancer Moonshot' on WCAX-TV
    September 15, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (SEPTEMBER 15, 2022) Randall Holcombe, M.D., M.B.A., director of the UVM Cancer Center, spoke with WCAX-TV’s Darren Perron about President Biden’s “cancer moonshot” initiative, which aims to cut cancer fatalities by 50 percent in the next 50 years and direct federal resources to eventually find a cure.
  • Southern Vermont AHEC Campaign to Find Medical Student Housing Hosts on NBC5
    September 14, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (SEPTEMBER 14, 2022) NBC5 aired a story on the Area Health Education Center’s “Clinical Rotation Home Stay Housing Program,” which matches medical students from the Larner College of Medicine with host families across the state when they’re on their clinical rotations. The program is seeking more housing hosts in southern Vermont.
  • Gramling and Button Featured in End-of-Life Doulas Story on MarketWatch
    September 9, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (SEPTEMBER 9, 2022) MarketWatch featured Robert Gramling, M.D., professor of family medicine, and Diane Button, an instructor in the College’s online end-of-life doula professional certificate program, in a story about so-called death doulas who provide nonmedical care and support for people who are dying and their loved ones.
  • Higgins Comments on Rewards to Help Addiction Recovery in Associated Press Article
    September 7, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (SEPTEMBER 7, 2022) Stephen Higgins, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry, explained in an Associated Press story that the same dopamine reward system that’s the basis for addictions can be used to promote healthy behavior change.
  • Lahey Comments on Pending COVID-19 Booster on WCAX-TV
    August 29, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (AUGUST 29, 2022) Tim Lahey, M.D., M.M.Sc., professor of infectious disease, spoke with Alexandra Montgomery of WCAX-TV Channel 3 about the new bivalent vaccines designed to target more than one strain of COVID-19.
  • Sen. Sanders & HRSA Administrator Roundtable Discussion at Larner on NBC5
    August 26, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (AUGUST 26, 2022) NBC5 covered a roundtable discussion hosted by Vt. Sen. Bernie Sanders focusing on the lack of nurses in the state. Among the participants was Noma Anderson, Ph.D., professor of communication sciences and disorders and dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
  • Lounsbury Quoted in Social Work Today Article
    August 1, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (AUGUST 1, 2022) Karen Lounsbury, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology and director of foundations and preclinical assessment, is quoted in an article in “Social Work Today” on integrating service delivery by medical or physical health providers, behavioral health providers, and social service providers.
  • Health Magazine Quotes Carney on Staying Safe in Extreme Heat
    July 27, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JULY 27, 2022) In this summer of increasingly dangerous and even record-breaking heat waves, Associate Dean for Public Health and Health Policy Jan Carney, M.D., M.P.H., offered potentially life-saving guidance on how to prepare for and adapt to extreme heat in an article in “Health” magazine.
  • Lahey Discusses Monkeypox Viral Transmission on Vermont Public
    July 27, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JULY 27, 2022) Professor of Infectious Disease Tim Lahey, M.D., M.M.Sc., said in a story on Vermont Public that "it’s just a matter of time" before the monkeypox virus is found in the Green Mountain State.
  • Bruce Comments on COVID Infectiousness in Nature News Article
    July 26, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JULY 26, 2022) Emily Bruce, Ph.D., assistant professor of microbiology and molecular genetics, was one of several experts interviewed for a news story in the journal “Nature” on what scientists know so far about COVID-19 infectiousness.
  • Zigmund Comments on Lung Cancer Screening in Conjunction with UVM & Dartmouth Cancer Centers’ Announcement on NBC5
    July 11, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JULY 11, 2022) Beth Zigmund, M.D., associate professor of radiology and director of lung cancer screening for UVMMC, explained the benefits of early detection and treatment as part of the UVM and Dartmouth cancer centers’ newly launched partnership with the state’s cancer coalition, NBC5 reported.
  • Bell Discusses New AAP Guidelines for Babies' Safe Sleep
    July 6, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JULY 6, 2022) Associate Professor of Pediatrics Rebecca Bell, M.D., spoke with Alexandra Montgomery of WCAX-TV Channel 3 for a story about updated guidance on safe sleep for babies issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Wojewoda Comments on Monkeypox Testing & Diagnosis in Philadelphia Inquirer
    June 23, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JUNE 23, 2022) Physicians who have never encountered monkeypox may fail to recognize it, said Christina Wojewoda, M.D., associate professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, in an article in the "Philadelphia Inquirer."
  • MacAfee Discusses Pregnancy Termination Decision-Making on WCAX-TV
    June 22, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JUNE 22, 2022) Lauren MacAfee, M.D., associate professor of OB/GYN, spoke with WCAX-TV’s Christina Guessferd for a story about abortion in Vermont.
  • Albaugh Cannabis Use & Brain Development Study in HealthDay Article
    June 17, 2022 by Jennifer Nachbur
    (JUNE 17, 2022) A study published in JAMA Psychiatry and authored by Matthew Albaugh, Ph.D., University of Vermont assistant professor of psychiatry, and colleagues, was featured in a HealthDay article, titled "Pot Use May Change the Teenage Brain, MRIs Show."
  • Nicholas Comments on Doctors’ Exam Skills in MarketWatch
    June 3, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JUNE 3, 2022) Cate Nicholas, Ed.D., M.S., P.A., director of simulation education and operations for the UVM Clinical Simulation Laboratory, explained the correct way to measure a patient’s blood pressure in a MarketWatch story.
  • VCCBH Symposium Presenters Interviewed for Local ABC22/Fox44 Story
    June 2, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (JUNE 2, 2022) Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Movement Science Denise Peters, PT, D.P.T., Ph.D., was among those interviewed for a segment on the second annual VCCBH symposium that aired on Local ABC22/Fox44.
  • Plante Discusses Evolution of COVID-19 Impact on Body on KCBS Radio
    May 25, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (MAY 25, 2022) Timothy Plante, M.D., assistant professor of medicine, broke down the intricate variations in the coronavirus evolution for a segment on KCBS Radio.
  • Lee Comments on Concerning Trend of Hepatitis in Kids in The Atlantic
    May 13, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (MAY 13, 2022) Benjamin Lee, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics, was quoted in a story in The Atlantic on the alarming trend of previously healthy children being diagnosed with hepatitis .