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Tiffany Delaney, MA.Ed., (left) and Cary Jewkes (right).

07-24-2014

Delaney and Jewkes Transition to New Roles in the Offices of Diversity and Admissions

Two staff members at the University of Vermont College of Medicine– Tiffany Delaney, MA.Ed., and Cary Jewkes – have taken on new roles at the College, according to an announcement by Dean Frederick Morin, M.D.

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Rodney Parsons, Ph.D., Professor of Neurological Sciences Emeritus

07-22-2014

Parsons’ Shared Instrumentation Grant Increases Capabilities of Neuroscience Imaging Core

The University of Vermont College of Medicine’s Neuroscience Center of Biomedical Research Excellence-supported Imaging/Physiology Core is getting a new microscope – specifically, a Yokogawa CSU-W1 spinning disk confocal microscopy system. The system comes via a $500,000 dollar National Institutes of Health (NIH) Shared ...

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07-21-2014

Buffum Fund Seeks FY15 Grant Applications for Projects that Improve the Cancer Patient Experience

The Victoria U. G. Buffum Endowment Fund Committee recently announced that grant applications for FY15 are now being accepted. Named in honor of and established by the late Victoria (Vicki) Buffum, a Vermont Cancer Center patient who lost her battle with cancer in 2002 at the age of 58, the Fund provides grants ranging from $1,000 ...

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Laurie Whittaker Leclair, M.D., UVM Associate Professor of Medicine, right, serves as Director of the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center at Fletcher Allen Health Care.

07-16-2014

Leclair Comments on Phase 3 Cystic Fibrosis Treatment Clinical Trial Results

Life is short for patients with cystic fibrosis (CF), but not as short as it used to be. In fact, lifetime survival for individuals afflicted with the inherited disease – caused by a single defective gene – has improved drastically since the 1950s when most died during childhood, due to the development of more effective ...

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UVM Professor of Neurological Sciences Diane Jaworski, Ph.D., presents her research to the SPARK VT Panel. She was one of four recipients of a $50,000 grant.

07-16-2014

Second Annual SPARK VT Initiative Supports UVM Researchers on the Path to Commercialization

Four University of Vermont College of Medicine researchers have garnered seed grants to move their research one step closer to the marketplace thanks to SPARK VT, an initiative which began in the Department of Medicine and, in its second-year, has grown to include the Departments of Neurological Sciences and Obstetrics, ...

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Dean Rick Morin, M.D., is joined by Fletcher Allen Health Care President and CEO John Brumsted, M.D., and members of the Department of Surgery faculty at the Green and Gold Professorship announcement at UVM's Davis Center in Fall 2013.

07-14-2014

Fundraising at College of Medicine, UVM Foundation Sets New Records in Fiscal 2014

The University of Vermont Foundation set new records in its fundraising activities on behalf of the university during fiscal 2014. For the first time in UVM history, new fundraising commitments broke the $55 million mark, surpassing the previous historic milestones for both commitments and receipts from donors. A total $21,991,660 ...

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