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UVM Receives $19.4 Million NIH Grant to Promote Biomedical Research

UVM Receives $19.4 Million NIH Grant to Promote Biomedical Research

The University of Vermont has received a $19.4 million, five-year award from the National Institutes of Health to foster biomedical research expertise among faculty at Vermont’s four-year colleges and attract students at those schools and at UVM to careers in the biomedical sciences.

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VGN Researchers Win National Grants

VGN Researchers Win National Grants

Amanda Crocker Awarded $340,000 NIH R15 GrantMiddlebury College Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Dr. Amanda Crocker, was awarded an R15 AREA grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) to fund her research over the next three...

VGN Summer Interns Find Opportunities in Vermont

VGN Summer Interns Find Opportunities in Vermont

In addition to the student researchers working in the funded faculty laboratories over the summer and academic year, VGN offers a unique opportunity for undergraduates to gain research experience outside of their home institution. Through VGN’s...

Vermont Researcher Featured in Documentary

Vermont Researcher Featured in Documentary

Dr. Gina Mireault of Northern Vermont University- Johnson, is featured in the Canadian Broadcasting Company’s (CBC) long-running documentary “The Nature of Things”. A film crew spent two days with Dr. Mireault and her former undergraduate research...

Norwich University Student Presents Cancer Research in DC

Norwich University Student Presents Cancer Research in DC

Norwich University student Dillon Zites presented his VGN funded research on improving cancer treatments at the annual Posters on the Hill event in Washington, D.C., on April 30, 2019. Zites’ research presentation titled, “Light Mediated Cancer Treatment Utilizing...

From Castleton To Panama

From Castleton To Panama

When Castleton University Assistant Professor Dr. Christine Palmer was recruiting summer student researchers for her VGN funded project, she emphasized the more demanding aspects of conducting field work to attract intrepid and curious candidates. Luckily,...

VGN Student Awarded NSF Fellowship

VGN Student Awarded NSF Fellowship

Former VGN undergraduate research scholar, Shavonna Bent, has been named an awardee of the prestigious 2019 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP). Bent is the second VGN alumna from Northern Vermont University...

College Wins NSF Grant of Nearly $1M for STEM-Data Work

College Wins NSF Grant of Nearly $1M for STEM-Data Work

Saint Michael’s College leaders have received the largest scholarship grant in the College’s history from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help faculty train more data-savvy scientists and science- savvy mathematicians, statisticians and...

Disease Ecology Working Group

Disease Ecology Working Group

One of the primary goals of VGN is to build a culture of research across institutions of higher education in the state. A strategy to accomplish this is to create thematic research groups. As VGN’s Director, Dr. Rex Forehand,...