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Professional News: November 30, 2011

Awards and Honors

Jason Bates, professor of medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, was named the 2011 Christie Lecturer by the Meakins-Christie Laboratories at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He presented his lecture, titled "A physicist’s life in the lungs: the good, the bad, and the viscoelastic," at McGill on November 21, 2011.

Two University of Vermont College of Medicine pediatrics faculty members were recognized with prestigious awards at the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in Boston, Mass., on October 16, 2011. Paula Duncan, professor of pediatrics, received the Abraham Jacobi Award, and Andrea Green, assistant professor of pediatrics, received the AAP Local Heroes Award from the AAP’s Council on Community Pediatrics. Read more.

Jill Jemison, director of technology services at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, has been named the 2011-12 chair of the Association of American Medical College’s (AAMC) Group on Information Resources (GIR). Read more.

Daniel Weiss, associate professor of medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, has been named the American Lung Association (ALA) National Volunteer of the Week for the week of November 28, 2011. Read more.

Publications and Presentations

Research coauthored by Laure Case, a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of University of Vermont Professor of Medicine and Pathology Cory Teuscher, Ph.D., and published in the October 14, 2011 issue of Science, sheds new light on the mechanisms that allow an HIV-like retrovirus to avoid the immune system and survive. In addition, this new information has provided valuable insight into autoimmune disease research taking place at UVM. Read more.