University of Vermont

Professional News: August 29, 2012

Publications and Presentations

Jane Kolodinsky, chair of Community Development and Applied Economics, and colleagues have recently published several papers in support of the food systems spire of excellence. Koldinsky was author of a chapter in the book Creating Home Economics Futures: The Next 100 Years titled “A Systems Approach to Food Future Proofs the Home Economics Profession.” She is also author of “Persistence of Health Labeling Information Asymmetry in the United States: Historical Perspectives and 21st Century Problems” in the Journal of Macromarketing. Kolodinsky, Naomi Fukagawa, Erin Roche, Cynthia Belliveau, and Haylley Johnson published “Walking the Talk of Food Systems at a Small Land Grant University” in the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development. And Kolodinsky, David Conner, Benjamin King, Erin Roche, Chris Koliba, and Amy Trubek published “You can know your school and feed it too: Vermont farmers' motivations and distribution practices in direct sales to school food services" in Agriculture and Human Values.

Neil Zakai, assistant professor of medicine, served as a panelist for an American Heart Association Emerging Science Series webinar titled "New Antithrombotic Therapies - Crossing Vascular Beds and Reversing Their Effects" on June 20, 2012.

Awards and Honors

Burt Wilcke, associate professor and chair of medical laboratory and radiation sciences, was recently appointed by Kathleen Sibelius, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, to serve a four-year term on the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee (CLIAC). This 20-member national committee provides scientific and technical advice and guidance to the HHS Secretary, the director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration commissioner and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services administrator regarding the need for, and the nature of, revisions to the standards under which clinical laboratories are regulated; the impact on medical and laboratory practice of proposed revisions to the standards; and the modification of the standards to accommodate technological advances.