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UVM Is: Trina Magi Empowering Students to Dig Deeper

Is Google your primary resource for search? If so, Library Professor Trina Magi wants you to broaden your research horizons. Magi, a UVM reference and instruction librarian, notes that our online research is shaped by commercial entities, search results are personalized (Google shows you what it thinks you want to see), and what you search […]

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How Serving in the Military Helped Shape a UVM Student’s Research Career

By Erin Post University of Vermont graduate student Blas Guigni learned a lot about trauma surgery and orthopaedics during a tour of duty in Iraq from 2007 to 2008, his second serving overseas. As the manager of an acute care and musculoskeletal clinic at the US Army base in Tikrit, he helped to coordinate care […]

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5 Ways to Gain Research Experience Before Applying to Med School

If you’re a college graduate who eventually decided to apply to medical school, then you might feel a little pressure to catch up. You might wonder whether your application will pass muster with a medical school admissions committee. A high GPA is not the only requirement for medical school. You also need certain science prerequisites. […]

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UVM Study Finds Incentives Will Help Pregnant Smokers Quit

By Jennifer Nachbur Smoking during pregnancy – particularly among economically-disadvantaged women – leads to a host of poor pregnancy outcomes, including miscarriage, preterm birth, SIDS, and additional adverse effects later in life. Without a formal treatment intervention, women in this population continue to smoke, and their babies suffer. Vermont Center on Behavior and Health Director […]

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UVM Dean and Autism Expert Weighs in on New CDC Study

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a dramatic surge in autism rates from 2012. The number of U.S. children with autism has increased to one in 68, a 30 percent increase since the CDC estimated two years ago that one child in 88 suffered from the disorder. This […]

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UVM Autism Institute June 23-27 Examines Research, Treatment

Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the United States. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 1 in 88 American children are on the autism spectrum, which is a ten-fold increase in prevalence in 40 years. The increase is only partly explained by improved diagnosis and awareness. […]

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