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CVRI Distinguished Investigators


Cardiovascular Research Institute Honors Distinguished Investigators

The Cardiovascular Research Institute of Vermont (CVRI-VT) at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and Fletcher Allen Health Care introduced six 2014 Distinguished Investigators at its relaunch celebration on April 17. The event took place in the Marble Court at UVM’s Fleming Museum.

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Kristen DeStigter, M.D., John P. And Kathryn H. Tampas Green & Gold Professor of Radiology


DeStigter Among 22 College of Medicine Endowed Faculty Recognized at Inaugural Investiture Event

The University of Vermont Foundation hosted the University’s first Investiture of Endowed Faculty on April 16, 2014 in Ira Allen Chapel on the UVM campus. More than 50 endowed professors and chairs were recognized in a colorful program that began with a ceremonial procession from Billings Library to Ira Allen Chapel.

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Christopher Jones, Ph.D., University of Vermont Assistant Professor of Surgery and Director of Global Health Economics in the Center for Clinical and Translational Science


Jones Research Covers Personalized Care Pathways, Incentives and Healthcare Costs

The process of choosing a disease treatment option can often overwhelm a patient already dealing with the shock of a diagnosis. Health economist and biologist Christopher Jones, Ph.D., University of Vermont assistant professor of surgery and director of the Global Health Economics Unit based in the Center for Clinical and ...

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Jonathan Shedler, Ph.D., Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine


Shedler Presents Eleventh Annual Gibbard Memorial Lecture

Internationally-known psychologist, consultant, researcher, and author Jonathan Shedler, Ph.D., presented the 11th Annual Bruce A. Gibbard Memorial Lecture on Friday, April 11, on “The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Therapy: The Talking Cure in the Era of Evidence-Based Practice”.

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Stacey Sigmon, Ph.D.


Sigmon’s New Grant Addresses Treatments for Wait-Listed Opioid-Dependent Vermonters

Opioid dependence – addiction to heroin and prescription painkillers – has reached epidemic levels across the country, with treatment waitlists also at an all-time high. However, ensuring timely access to effective treatment – particularly in rural states like Vermont – has become a substantial problem. University of ...

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Class of 2017 Schweitzer Fellows (from left to right), Mary Ledoux, Carl Nunziato, Jia Xin “Jessica” Huang, Laura Leonard, Alejandro Velez, Amy Schumer, William “Billy” Thompson (Class of 2016 Schweitzer Fellow), Leah Cipri, Christopher Mayhew, Sarah Johnson (Class of 2016 Schweitzer Fellow), Matthew Shear, Syed “Samin” Shehab, Erin Pichiotino, and Advisor Molly Rideout, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics


Medical Students Named 2014-15 Schweitzer Fellows

Improving the health of vulnerable populations through leadership and service is at the core of the mission of The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF). Recently, the New Hampshire/Vermont Schweitzer Fellows Program announced the names of the 2014-15 Schweitzer Fellows, including 11 members of the Class of 2017 at the University ...

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