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HEART MONTH: Warshaw's Pioneering Heart Failure Discovery Leads to New Potential Treatment

More than 15 years ago, David Warshaw, Ph.D., and coworkers discovered the precise malfunction of a specific protein in the heart that leads to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a common culprit in cases of sudden death in young athletes.

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HEART MONTH: Cipolla Identifies Impact of Stroke-Induced Blood Substances on Healthy Vessels

Stroke – it’s the leading cause of serious long-term disability and a leading cause of death in the U.S., so figuring out how it affects the entire body is critical to identifying treatments to reduce its negative impact.

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College Welcomes Jensen, Thanks Tracy, in Senior Research Dean Transition

New University of Vermont College of Medicine Senior Associate Dean for Research Gordon Jensen, M.D., Ph.D., was officially welcomed to the College at a special reception held February 4, 2016 that also honored the many contributions of Russell Tracy, Ph.D., professor of pathology, who served as interim senior associate dean for ...

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UVM Vaccine Testing Center to Play Role in Zika Virus Vaccine; Experts Answer Questions

The University of Vermont Vaccine Testing Center has announced that it will be involved in the clinical trials and research on a vaccine for Zika virus, which was declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization on February 1, 2016.


CVRI Hosts Johns Hopkins’ Appel for Talk on Lifestyle Intervention Research

The Cardiovascular Research Institute of Vermont hosted Lawrence Appel, M.D., M.P.H., director of the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research at Johns Hopkins University, at Medicine Grand Rounds on February 5, 2016. He delivered a lecture on “Translating Effective Lifestyle Interventions into Practice: ...


Avila Receives Kroepsch-Maurice Award for Excellence in Teaching

University of Vermont College of Medicine faculty member Maria Mercedes Avila, M.Ed., Ph.D., was recognized as one of four 2015 UVM Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award recipients. These annual awards recognize UVM faculty members for excellent quality of instruction, including learning experiences outside the traditional ...

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