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01-30-2015

College Mourns Loss of Professor Emerita Paula Fives-Taylor, Ph.D.

The University of Vermont College of Medicine is saddened by the loss of longtime faculty member Paula Fives-Taylor, Ph.D., professor of microbiology and molecular genetics emerita, who passed away on January 28, 2015.

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Cancer researchers in a lab

01-23-2015

Early-Career Investigators to Benefit from New ACS Grant Awarded to UVM Cancer Center

Progress in cancer research over the past two decades has been remarkable. Five-year survival rates for cancer types such as prostate and breast have nearly doubled in the last 50 years, and cancer is becoming a survivable disease for many. However, more progress is needed, and the work of early-career researchers is critical in ...

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Sean Diehl, Ph.D., Jason Botten, Ph.D., Jon Boyson, Ph.D., and Beth Kirkpatrick, M.D.

01-23-2015

UVM Vaccine Testing Center Receives Grant for Dengue Fever Study

Despite winter temperatures in the single digits, mosquitoes, and – more accurately – the diseases they can transmit, are on the minds of University of Vermont vaccine researchers Sean Diehl, Ph.D., and Beth Kirkpatrick, M.D., of the UVM Vaccine Testing Center (VTC). They and UVM colleagues Jon Boyson, Ph.D., and Jason ...

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01-20-2015

Class of 2017 Showcases Public Health Projects

The Public Health Projects course at the University of Vermont College of Medicine offers a win-win situation for physicians-in-training and members of the greater Burlington community. Students learn to apply the principles and science of public health while working to meet the needs and improve the health of local citizens. And ...

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UVM physicians on a palliative care panel.

01-15-2015

Macauley Reports on NIH Pediatric Palliative Care Project

It’s hard enough to have end-of-life discussions with adults who face a life-threatening illness and need to figure out how to deal with it, but when such a talk involves seriously sick kids, it gets even tougher. Some children are too young to understand what’s happening to them, and even those who do usually aren’t allowed ...

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01-15-2015

University of Vermont College of Medicine Joins Consortium of Universities for Global Health

The University of Vermont College of Medicine, in alliance with Global Health Program partner Danbury Hospital/Western Connecticut Health Network, has been accepted as a member of the Washington, D.C.-based Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH). The organization’s members include more than 130 academic institutions ...

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