Biomedical and Health Sciences

Paula Deming, Ph.D., MT (ASCP), associate professor, associate dean for faculty affairs and research, endowed professor of health sciences, published the following:

  • Liam L Donnelly, Tyler C Hogan, Sean M Lenahan, Gopika Nandagopal, Jenna G Eaton, Meagan A Lebeau, Cai L McCann, Hailey M Sarausky, Kenneth J Hampel, Jordan D Armstrong, Margaret P Cameron, Nikoletta Sidiropoulos, Paula Deming, David J Seward. Functional assessment of somatic STK11 variants identified in primary human non-small cell lung cancers. Carcinogenesis, 2021; https://doi.org/10.1093/carcin/bgab104

The Krementsov Lab published the following:

  • This paper led by CMB Ph.D. student Theresa Montgomery in Krementsov lab solved a diagnostic mystery where several people in BHSC labs tested positive without any symptoms or known contacts. It turned out to be caused false positives caused by non-infectious DNA that was being used for COVID research in the lab - which we confirmed by serology and molecular testing.
  • This comprehensive literature review paper on probiotics in multiple sclerosis was the result of a capstone project by Master in MLS student Lorrie Blais, with help from the Krementsov lab, and additional mentorship from Paula Deming and Eyal Amiel.
  • This research paper, a collaboration between the Krementsov and Frietze labs, co-led by technician Mahalia McGill and CMB Ph.D. student Alyssa Richman. In this paper, we investigated whether microglia, the mysterious immune cells of the brain, could contribute to differences between women and men in multiple sclerosis.

Nursing

Nursing Professor Lili Martin’s research revealed a national trend: stress, anxiety, and depression are regular accompaniments to the academic rigors of studying nursing. 

With support from the Frymoyer Scholars Program, Rebecca Nagle, D.N.P., PNP, RN, clinical instructor and nurse practitioner at Timberlane Pediatrics, has outlined a culinary medicine curriculum for UVM's graduate nursing program that will enhance students’ ability to incorporate nutrition counseling into patient care.

Two qualitative studies led by nursing professor Marcia Bosek with nurse leaders from UVM Medical Center reveal the lived experiences of Vermont-based nurses working during the pandemic.

Laura Foran Lewis, Ph.D., RN, assistant professor, and colleague Emily Glassman published an article about a digital storytelling project in Nursing Education Perspectives.

Mary Val Palumbo D.N.P., APRN, GNP-BC, professor of nursing and director of interprofessional education, received a grant from the Vermont Department of Aging and Independent Living – “Hub and Spoke for Alzheimer's/Map for Diagnosis and Referral – Educational Plan for Primary Care” and has launched 3 initiatives to improve Alzheimer’s diagnosis and care management in primary care setting throughout Vermont.: A monthly ECHO series on Dementia Diagnosis and Management, an online continuing education offering - Diagnosis, Treatment and Management of Dementia, and the Corner Consult for primary care providers regarding dementia diagnosis.

Rehabilitation and Movement Science

Victoria Priganc, Ph.D., OTR, CHT, CLT, occupational therapy program director, published the following:

  • Ivy CC, Doerrer S, Naughton N, Priganc V. The impact of COVID-19 on hand therapy practice. J Hand Ther. 2021 Feb 1:S0894-1130(21)00026-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2021.01.007. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33820708; PMCID: PMC7849501.
  • Priganc V, Naughton N, Doerrer S, Ivy CC. A follow up survey on the impact of COVID-19 on hand therapy practice. J Hand Ther. 2021 Jul 9:S0894-1130(21)00109-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2021.07.001. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34392999.