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09-19-2014

Pediatricians as Mental Health Doctors

In his Psychology Today blog -- the “ABC’s of Child Psychiatry “ -- David Rettew, M.D., child psychiatrist at Fletcher Allen and associate professor of psychiatry at UVM, interviewed Burlington area pediatrician Joseph Hagan. Hagan advocates that pediatricians can play a central role in the “medical home” as primary care ...

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09-13-2014

Slow Money Invests in Small Food Companies

Charles Schnitzein, the Steven Grossman endowed chair of finance in UVM’s School of Business Administration, was quoted in an Associated Press story on "slow money," a type of socially responsible investing in sustainable food companies that provide a modest financial but a strong social return.  Schnitzein lauded the approach ...

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09-12-2014

 'Shaken Baby Syndrome': Those Who Survive are 'Horribly Afflicted'

Clinical Professor of Pediatrics Joseph Hagan, M.D., a Burlington, Vt. pediatrician and co-editor of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Bright Futures Guideline, explained the long term implications of Shaken Baby Syndrome in relation to a Colchester, Vt., foster child who suffered abusive head trauma as a newborn. Hagan ...

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09-10-2014

Blood Group 'Link to Memory Loss'

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, and colleagues in the Sept. 10, 2014, online issue of Neurology, the ...

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09-08-2014

Exercise Before School Helps Kids with ADHD Focus

Psychology professor Betsy Hoza led a team of researchers who studied the effects of moderate exercise before school on children with ADHD. Children in grades kindergarten through grade two who participated in 30 minutes of aerobic exercise were more attentive and less moody during the school day than those in a control group. The ...

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08-25-2014

Professor Explains Correlation Between Harry Potter and Voting Trends for Slate

Political Science professor Anthony Gierzynski writes about his research on millennial generation voters for Slate.com. Gierzynski, who recently authored a book entitled Harry Potter and the Millennials, explains how consumption of entertainment media can affect political views. In the case of people who grew up reading the Harry ...

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08-22-2014

Sierra Club Magazine Lauds UVM Duo’s Unique Senior Project

Sierra magazine covers an ambitious project masterminded by freshly graduated UVM alumni Erick Crockenburg and Tad Cooke. During their senior year, the longtime friends entered into the running to produce a plan for the abandoned Moran coal plant on Burlington’s waterfront. Their vision for the site has proved the most ...

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08-14-2014

Outside Magazine Names Burlington a 'Best Town Ever’

The results are in for Outside’s Best Town Ever competition, in which the magazine put out a call to readers to vote among 64 top towns to determine their favorite. Ranking at number seven, Burlington was called one of the 16 greatest places to live in America. According to the editors, what set the finalists apart were ...

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08-07-2014

Pacific Standard Reports on UVM Scientists’ Study of Happiness

Research by professors Chris Danforth and Peter Dodds, confirming a positivity bias in humans across time and languages, is the subject of an article in Pacific Standard magazine. The mathematically-inclined pair have turned their talents to quantifying and measuring happiness levels around the world, using their ...

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08-06-2014

Forbes Names UVM a ‘Rising Star’ Among Top Colleges

In a new list from Forbes magazine of “Ten Top Colleges to Watch,” UVM ranks second among four schools in the top 200 that have consistently risen up the list since the rankings began in 2009, moving up 230 positions. “UVM exceeds our expectations,” Forbes writes, “by keeping debt loads low while remaining dedicated to ...

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