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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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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.

Comparison scans of Parkinson's patient's brain with typical brain

Bringing Better Mobility to Parkinson's Disease Patients

In 2009, Parkinson’s disease patient Cassandra Blanchard would walk her youngest daughter to the school bus stop near her house in Randolph, Vt., and then find herself unable to get back home, because her medication had worn off.

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From left: UVM Cancer Center researchers Brian Sprague, PhD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Donald Weaver, MD, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and Janet Stein, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry. (Photo: COM Design & Photography)

Sprague, Weaver & Stein to Study Mechanisms Underlying Idle vs. Progressive Early Stage Breast Cancers

While better technology and screening practices have led to the detection of more breast cancers in women—many of which fall into a broad category of early-stage cancer, including ductal carcinoma in situ or DCIS—researchers still do not understand why some of these early cancers remain idle, while others progress. With the ...

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Tracy Honored with 2015 Distinguished Scientist Award from American Heart Association

University of Vermont (UVM) College of Medicine Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Russell Tracy, Ph.D., will be awarded the Distinguished Scientist designation by the American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association (ASA) during the Opening Session at the AHA 2015 Scientific Sessions on November 8, 2015 in ...

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