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Larner College of Medicine in the Media

The following news and stories about LCOM appeared in local and/or national media.

  • HealthDay News Reports on Zakai Study of Coronary Heart Disease Risk in White vs. Black Adults
    (DECEMBER 2, 2022) Research by Professor of Medicine Neil A. Zakai, M.D., and colleagues shows that increased coronary heart disease risk in White but not Black adults is associated with lower levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, according to HealthDay News.
    Read full story at HealthDay News
  • BIDMC Highlights DASH Diet Study Co-authored by Plante
    (NOVEMBER 29, 2022) Assistant Professor of Medicine Timothy Plante, M.D., is a co-author of a new study comparing the effects of three different eating patterns on cardiovascular disease, according to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) News.
    Read full story at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center News
  • Bell Comments on Respiratory Virus Risk during Holidays in VTDigger
    (NOVEMBER 23, 2022) Pediatric critical care physician Rebecca Bell, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics, has a message for people visiting infants over the holidays that is going to be difficult to hear: “Admire the baby from afar,” VTDigger reported.
    Read full story at VTDigger
  • HealthDay Reports on Heart Disease Study by Zakai and Colleagues
    (NOVEMBER 22, 2022) A study by Professor of Medicine Neil A. Zakai, M.D., Professor of Medicine Mary Cushman, M.D., and colleagues found that lower levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) are associated with increased coronary heart disease (CHD) risk in White but not Black adults, and higher levels of HDL-C are not protective for either group, HealthDay News reported.
    Read full story at HealthDay News
  • Levine & Bell Discuss ‘Triple Threat’ of Holiday Viruses on WVNY-TV
    (NOVEMBER 18, 2022) WVNY-TV interviewed Vermont Health Commissioner Mark Levine, M.D., professor of medicine and associate dean for graduate medical education, and Rebecca Bell, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics, about a "triple threat" of serious viruses that could impact the upcoming holiday season, as the flu, Covid-19, and the respiratory virus RSV can spread easily in close contact. (Click on headline for more.)
  • Wojewoda Comments on Monkeypox to Georgia Public Broadcasting
    (NOVEMBER 18, 2022) Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Christina Wojewoda, M.D., who is the director of clinical microbiology at the UVM Medical Center and chairs the Microbiology Committee for the College of American Pathologists, commented for a Georgia Public Broadcasting story on monkeypox in that state. (Click on headline for more.)
  • HealthDay Covers Polish & Gibson Research Letter Describing Rare Human Cases of Fox Parasite
    (NOVEMBER 17, 2022) Infectious disease specialist Louis Polish, M.D., associate professor of medicine, and Pamela Gibson, M.D., professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, were among the co-authors of a letter in the New England Journal of Medicine describing two human cases in Vermont of a rare parasitic disease, according to a HealthDay News story.
    Read full story at HealthDay News
  • Kaminsky Discusses Long COVID in WCAX-TV Story on Charles Vallee
    (NOVEMBER 16, 2022) Professor of Medicine David Kaminsky, M.D., was interviewed by WCAX-TV for a story about a Vermont family’s search for answers following the death of 27-year-old Charles Vallee, who suffered from so-called Long Covid. (Click on headline for more.)
  • Kaminsky Comments in USA Today Article on Smoking Marijuana vs. Cigarettes
    (NOVEMBER 15, 2022) In a USA Today article on a new study suggesting that smoking marijuana may do more damage to lungs than cigarettes, pulmonary and critical care physician David Kaminsky, M.D., professor of medicine (who is unaffiliated with the study), commented, “It’s no surprise to me. A burning leaf is a burning leaf ... the lung doesn’t know the difference if it’s tobacco or marijuana.”
    Read full story at USA Today
  • Tracy Named Larner’s Senior Associate Dean for Research, per VermontBiz
    (NOVEMBER 15, 2022) J. Kathleen (Kate) Tracy, Ph.D., has been appointed as senior associate dean for research at the Larner College of Medicine, effective in February 2023, Dean Richard L. Page, M.D., announced. Tracy will also serve as professor of medicine and director of research at the UVM Health Network, according to VermontBiz.
    Read full story at VermontBiz

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