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Sam Scarpino


Study: Substitute Teachers and Replacement Nurses May Cause Disease to Spread Faster

Imagine a nurse who gets the flu while working at a hospital. He goes home to recover—and an uninfected replacement nurse comes in. This kind of substitution happens all the time in the real world—teachers, doctors, firefighters and others with essential societal roles get sick and a substitute comes in to fill their role.

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Vaccine Testing Center


UVM Clinical Trials Lead to First FDA Approved Cholera Vaccine in U.S.

Cholera outbreaks continue to plague areas like South Sudan, Eastern Uganda, and Kerala, India, but there’s hope for addressing this infectious disease: Last month, the Food and Drug Administration approved the only vaccine for use in the U.S. to protect against cholera infection. The University of Vermont’s Vaccine Testing ...

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Robert Gramling, M.D., D.Sc.


Gramling's JAMA Oncology Study Addresses Doctor-Patient Miscommunication

Clear communication between a doctor and patient is essential, especially when patients with advanced cancer wish to participate in decision-making about their medical treatment options, and trade-offs between quality and quantity of life emerge. A new study in JAMA Oncology finds that most of these patients report far more ...

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Study Highlights Racial Disparities in Traffic Stops

A new study analyzing traffic stops in Vermont shows that black and Hispanic drivers are pulled over, searched and arrested far more often than whites, yet white drivers are more likely to be carrying illegal contraband. 

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Lee Earns Hood Foundation Grant for Rotavirus Vaccine Research in Bangladesh

University of Vermont researcher Benjamin Lee, M.D., is studying whether a higher dose will help make the rotavirus vaccine more effective in developing countries, where the disease causes more than 200,000 children’s deaths each year due to related dehydration. The vaccine has had less success preventing the diarrheal disease ...

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volunteers with kids in a lab.


How Corporate Volunteering Programs Produce Work-Related Skills

Corporate volunteering programs are widely credited by business leaders and volunteers for giving participants valuable work-related skills that improve their job performance. A new study suggests there is truth to these claims, but that the extent to which each skill is developed is linked to the personal characteristics of the ...

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