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University of Vermont College of Medicine Dean Rick Morin, M.D., provides a welcome and introduction at the “Stem Cells, Cell Therapies, and Bioengineering in Lung Biology and Lung Diseases Conference” in UVM’s Davis Center on July 28, 2015. (Photo: COM Design & Photography)


10th Anniversary Stem Cell & Lung Biology Conference Brings 160+ International Scientists to UVM

University of Vermont President Tom Sullivan welcomed more than 160 scientists from around the world to Vermont and UVM for the tenth anniversary and sixth “Stem Cells, Cell Therapies, and Bioengineering in Lung Biology and Lung Diseases Conference” at an opening session on July 27, 2015 at the Marriott Courtyard Burlington ...

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A patient room in the Glen & Rosemarie Wright Mother-Baby Unit at UVM Medical Center.


UVM Medical Center Unveils New Glen and Rosemarie Wright Mother-Baby Unit

New mothers from throughout Vermont and northern New York will enjoy modern, private rooms with ample space for their partners and visiting loved ones in the “Glen and Rosemarie Wright Mother Baby Unit,” which was unveiled July 28, 2015 at The University of Vermont Medical Center. 

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Diann Gaalema, Ph.D., UVM assistant professor of psychiatry.


Gaalema & Colleagues Examine Smoking’s Impact on Behavior in Two Disadvantaged Populations

Smoking is tied to a wide variety of health problems and in vulnerable populations – including individuals with mental illness and/or low socio-economic status – those problems can get far more complicated, according to new research from the University of Vermont College of Medicine.

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Higgins Receives $3.6 Million Grant to Help Moms Quit Smoking, Decrease Kids' Secondhand Smoke Exposure

Disadvantaged women begin smoking at an earlier age, are heavier smokers and are more likely to be nicotine dependent and to fail at smoking cessation. When they become pregnant and have children, the behavior doesn’t change. In fact, almost 85 percent of U.S. children from low-income families are chronically exposed to ...


Huggett Appointed Inaugural Director of Teaching Academy

University of Vermont College of Medicine Dean Frederick Morin, M.D., and Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education William Jeffries, Ph.D., have announced the appointment of Kathryn Huggett, Ph.D., as the inaugural director of the Teaching Academy at the UVM College of Medicine. Huggett, who was selected after a national ...


Four Innovative Research Project Proposals Earn SPARK-VT Funding at UVM

University of Vermont Vice President for Research Richard Galbraith, M.D., Ph.D., has announced that four UVM research teams have each been awarded seed grants – ranging from $25,000 to $50,000 – to help move their innovative work one step closer to the marketplace. The researchers were among six finalist teams who pitched ...

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