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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.

Brian Sprague, Ph.D., a University of Vermont Assistant Professor of Surgery and member of the Vermont Cancer Center

Sprague Study Estimates Number of U.S. Women with Mammographically-Dense Breasts

Mammographically-dense breasts – those that show more breast and connective tissue versus fat in a mammogram image – are recognized as a risk factor for developing breast cancer and can also hamper an accurate reading of a mammogram. National legislation currently under consideration would require the disclosure of ...

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Kristine Alexander, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow in Medicine,

Alexander’s and Cushman’s Study Finds Blood Type and Memory Loss Link

People with blood type AB may be more likely to develop memory loss in later years than people with other blood types, according to a study published by Kristine Alexander, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow in medicine, Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., professor of medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, and colleagues in ...

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Sean Ackerman, M.D., Child Psychiatry Fellow at Fletcher Allen Health Care and Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry at the University of Vermont College of Medicine

Ackerman Study Examines Potential Link Between Assisted Reproduction and Autism

When prospective parents have trouble conceiving and decide to seek medical help, they typically experience more than a little anxiety and have a host of questions: What are the potential risks to the mother and the baby? What kinds of diseases or other problems are associated with assisted reproduction? And, is one of those ...

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