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Research at The University of Vermont

Research Highlights, Facts & Figures

Public research universities have a fundamental responsibility to create knowledge and seek its application for the public good. At the University of Vermont, this tenet is central to our research enterprise. In service to the state, the nation, and the world, UVM discovery takes place in many settings: in laboratories and clinics, agricultural farmlands and research forests, in waterways across the state and in field studies across the globe. The result — innovations that have a significant and positive impact on our lives and the world around us.

With $35 Million in New Funding, UVM Center Aims to Improve Health through Cost-Effective Behavior Change

University of Vermont Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology Stephen Higgins, Ph.D., and colleagues working in the Vermont Center on Behavior and Health (VCBH), hope to make a difference.

$24 Million Grant Funds Study of Trauma-Induced Bleeding Syndrome

Kenneth Mann, Ph.D., professor emeritus of biochemistry, is perfectly matched to his role as lead investigator of a five-year, $23.8 million multi-center, multidisciplinary National Institutes of Health study.

A Partnership Focused on Building a Smarter Grid

The IGERT program — for Integrative Graduate Education and Training — is the National Science Foundation's flagship interdisciplinary training program for preparing U.S. Ph.D. scientists and engineers to address complex, real-world problems.

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Patent Pathway

They begin as ideas in the minds of UVM researchers. After rigorous experimentation and testing, ideas that hold promise as patentable intellectual property and products are guided along the road to official recognition and protection by the Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) to become viable contributors to our economy. Read more >>

On a MHISSION: A Public Health Approach to Justice

Individuals suffering from substance abuse and mental health challenges often end up in the criminal justice system without ever having accessed the treatment that might have prevented their entry in the first place. The State of Vermont, through the office of Chittenden County State's Attorney T.J. Donovan, administers a Rapid Intervention Community Court (RICC) program. Read more >>

Annual Highlights

The Next Generation of Researchers Present at UVM's Student Research Day

The 2014 Annual Student Research Conference featured three-hundred and thirty-six students — 198 undergraduates and 138 graduate students — showing posters and making oral presentations at the conference. Read more >>

Bringing Science to the Farm

The UVM Dairy Center of Excellence (DCE) at the Miller Research Complex is focused on creating research partnerships between UVM scientists and local private farms, with the goal of increasing the economic viability of Vermont agriculture. Read more >>

Food Systems Hackathon Harvests New Ideas

Just the idea of a “hackathon” suggests a certain kind of energy — creativity and crazy skill mixed with the thrill of a challenge. That maker mentality came together at this winter’s conference of Vermont’s Northeast Organic Food Association (NOFA-VT), a large gathering of stakeholders from farmers to policy makers, researchers and consumers. Read more >>


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