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Success in competitive funding environment

  • In 2013, College of Medicine funding represented nearly 64% of total research funding at UVM.
  • A total of 308 research projects were funded at the College of Medicine in 2013.
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Research News

In 2013, the UVM College of Medicine received nearly $68 million in research funding, representing nearly 64 percent of total research funding at the University. Principal investigators led more than 300 funded projects in the basic, clinical and translational sciences, advancing our reputation for outstanding science and discovery.

Stephen Higgins, Ph.D.

Higgins Study Shows Financial Incentives Help Economically-Disadvantaged Pregnant Smokers Quit

Smoking during pregnancy – particularly among economically-disadvantaged women – leads to a host of poor pregnancy outcomes, including miscarriage, preterm birth, SIDS, and additional adverse effects later in life. Without a formal treatment intervention, women in this population continue to smoke, and their babies suffer. ...

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Christopher Jones, Ph.D., University of Vermont Assistant Professor of Surgery and Director of Global Health Economics in the Center for Clinical and Translational Science

Jones Research Covers Personalized Care Pathways, Incentives and Healthcare Costs

The process of choosing a disease treatment option can often overwhelm a patient already dealing with the shock of a diagnosis. Health economist and biologist Christopher Jones, Ph.D., University of Vermont assistant professor of surgery and director of the Global Health Economics Unit based in the Center for Clinical and ...

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Peter Spector, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Director of Electrophysiology at Fletcher Allen Health Care

Spector’s Research and Teaching Leads to Visible EP Model and Spin-Off Company

Physician scientists can find inspiration – and solutions – in every corner of an academic medical center: the clinic, the research arena, or while teaching. That’s how Peter Spector, M.D., a University of Vermont professor of medicine and director of electrophysiology at Fletcher Allen Health Care, came to co-develop – ...

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