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Spring Series of Community Medical School Launches 3/3

Despite ongoing frigid temperatures across the region and country, spring has arrived at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. The spring 2015 series of Community Medical School kicked off March 3, 2015 with a presentation on “The Final Chapter: End-of-Life Decisions and Care” by UVM Associate Professor of Medicine ...

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David Rettew, M.D.


Rettew Study Looks at Prescriber Clinical Decision-making for Kids’ Antipsychotics

More kids nationwide are taking medications designed to treat such mental illnesses as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and pediatricians and psychiatrists at the University of Vermont want to know why.

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Sigmon Letter on VT Heroin Treatment Published in New York Times

Today's New York Times Opinion Pages feature a letter authored by Stacey Sigmon, Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, that responds to a February 26, 2015 article titled "Vermont Tackles Heroin, With Progress in Baby Steps." Read the letter here.

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Trauma Care in Remote Regions: Bessoff ’15 Leads Research Project for Imaging the World

For more than five years, Imaging the World, a non-profit led by University of Vermont Professor and Interim Chair of Radiology Kristen DeStigter, M.D., has been working in rural Uganda to improve pregnancy outcomes. The program relies on a simple ultrasound protocol requiring little specialized knowledge, a unique compression ...


Cushman Blogs about Reducing Stroke and Cardiovascular Disease Risk

As the month of February and American Heart Month wrap up at the end of this week, it's important to focus on findings from University of Vermont and other research regarding how to reduce stroke and cardiovascular disease. Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., UVM professor of medicine and hematologist and medical director for the ...


Previs & Warshaw's Study Shows Heart’s Contractions Rely on Critical Protein for Efficient Function

The human heart is a fine-tuned engine – more advanced than the finest Ferrari despite being simply designed by Mother Nature. It’s so carefully constructed that if it gets off kilter in the slightest way, it can throw the engine out of whack. The heart simply won’t perform as well – or at all.

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