University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Vermont Center on Behavior and Health

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Facilities & Resources

The University of Vermont, the College of Medicine and the UVM Medical Center provide highly valuable resources and facilities for the VCBH.


UVM, founded in 1791, is among the oldest continuously operated state universities in the country. As the 7th oldest medical school in the nation, UVM's College of Medicine has a longstanding reputation for educating and training superb physicians and scientists, fostering groundbreaking research to improve patients’ lives, and actively engaging with the community of Vermont and the region. The UVM Medical Center, along with The University of Vermont College of Medicine and College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is one of 138 academic medical centers in the country.

The UVM Center for Substance Abuse Research and Treatment

The Center for Substance Abuse Research and Treatment is located within the Department of Psychiatry. This center includes a rich body of NIH supported research programs integrated with outpatient clinical services for addictions, and is home of the well-regarded Human Behavioral Pharmacology Laboratory for the study of addictions. The center includes clinical laboratory research on behavioral-economic, genetic, and neurobiological factors underpinning addiction vulnerability as well as treatment-outcome research on behavioral and pharmacological interventions for alcohol, cocaine, marijuana, nicotine, and opioid addiction.

The UVM Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) Exercise Testing and Training Facility

The CR Facility is one of the preeminent CR research centers in the world. Research topics include resistance training in older cardiac patients and patients with chronic heart failure and methods of weight reduction in overweight cardiac patients. Behavioral counseling services for weight reduction and stress management are provided. Facilities available to VCBH investigators include a fully equipped exercise testing laboratory.

The UVM Weight Management Research Program

The Weight Management Program has a significant web-based support/counseling system that accomplishes similarly effective weight management at a distance, or onsite. This program brings a unique expertise in web-based treatment for weight loss for overweight and obesity that will be a innovative and important resource for the VCBH's efforts to combat the obesity epidemic but also to integrate current technology into expanding the reach of clinical interventions for health-related behavior problems.

The Center for Children, Youth and Families

The Center for Children, Youth and Families is a center within the Department of Psychiatry that encompasses research at UVM and patient care at UVMMC as well as information for primary care givers in the State of Vermont. Areas of research interest include, but are not limited to, genetic and environmental influences on developmental psychopathology and wellness, ADHD, aggression, depression, developmental psychopathology and wellness and physician education through telemedicine online education systems.

Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) Center

The fMRI Center is located within the UVM College of Medicine's Imaging Center. Technical personnel include MR physicists, neuroradiologists, and fMRI technicians. The facility includes a research-dedicated Phillips Achieva 3 Tesla scanner and state-of-the-art Eloquence (InVivo Inc) experimental control system.

Vermont Advanced Computing Core (VACC)

The VACC is a core research facility offering research computing services to UVM faculty, staff and students, as well as to strategic partners in academia, government and businesses statewide. The VACC was made possible by grants from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) with strong support from Vermont Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR).

UVM Psychology Department

Clinical faculty and graduate students pursue research in the prevention and treatment for eating disorders, and research on stress, coping, anxiety, depression and numerous behavioral disorders. The experimental program also includes a strong core of neuroscience faculty and curriculum, and there is extensive ongoing research on drug abuse in human and nonhuman subjects.

The College of Medicine Biostatistical Unit

The COM Biostatistics Unit supports the preparation of the individual research grant proposals developed by VCBH investigators, including study conceptualization and planning, research design, preparation of a proper statistical methods section and power calculations for the applications.

Last modified May 05 2016 12:09 PM