Get Adobe Flash player

DISCOVERY. THE 2014 RESEARCH REPORT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT IMPACT. INNOVATION.

Above View of the west side of the University of Vermonts proposed Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics STEM Complex. For more on the STEM Complex and its role in fostering research, see

W e are very pleased to share with you the spirit of discovery, innovation and impact that drives the groundbreaking research taking place at the University of Vermont. UVM is a flagship research ins

U N I V E R S I T Y O F V E R M O N T RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS, FACTS FIGURES Public research universities have a fundamental responsibility to create knowledge and seek its application for the public

With over 40 years of research data in the lab notebooks behind him, Kenneth Mann, Ph.D., is now leading breakthrough research on coagulation and trauma. 24 Million Grant Funds Study of TraumaInduced

A Partnership Focused on Building a Smarter Grid he IGERT program for Integrative Graduate Education and Training is the National Science Foundations flagship interdisciplinary training program for

The Next Generation of Researchers Present at UVMs Student Research Day he 2014 Annual Student Research Conference featured threehundred and thirtysix students 198 undergraduates and 138 graduate stu

THE MHISSION SYSTEM EFFECTIVELY LINKS POPULATIONS TO A WIDE ARRAY OF SERVICES ... PROVIDING THE CONNECTION WITH HEALTH CARE AND HUMAN SERVICE DELIVERY IS REALLY THE ESSENCE OF WHAT IT DOES. Thomas Sim

The Patent Pathway Ideas Born at the University of Vermont Become Real Products Companies They begin as ideas in the minds of UVM researchers. After rigorous experimentation and testing, ideas that h

U N I V E R S I T Y O F V E R M O N T RESEARCH FACILITIES The University is its people, first and foremost. But those talented faculty, dedicated staff, and inquisitive students need superior facil

KALKIN HALL NEW STEM COMPLEX BUILDING VOTEY HALL NEW STEM COMPLEX BUILDING LAFAYETTE HALL WILLIAMS HALL OLD MILL DISCOVER MORE Learn how you can support the STEM Complex project at UVM.EDUDISCOV

Big Data and the Vermont Advanced Computing Core upporting innovative computational research and education at the University of Vermont, the Vermont Advanced Computing Core VACC provides a valuable su

The Vermont State Health Laboratory is seen in the rendering above, and during actual construction in April 2014, below. Vermont State Health Laboratory and UVM Research Facility Create State Scienti

A R E A O F F O C U S E D E X C E L L E N C E BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES The largest and most expansive research focus at UVM is in the biomedical sciences, which accounts for well over twothirds of the

Customized Treatment for the Most Common Heart Rhythm Disorder PETER SPECTOR, M.D., PROFESSOR OF MEDICINE A s a cardiologist, Peter Spector, M.D., has seen his share of patients suffering from the n

Daniel Weiss, M.D., Ph.D., standing, and Darcy Wagner, Ph.D., work to develop replacement lung tissue for patients with COPD and other illnesses. Setting a New Bar in Lung Regeneration Research DANIE

Working to FineTune the Immune System EYAL AMIEL, PH.D., ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MEDICAL LABORATORY AND RADIATION SCIENCES M icrobiologist Eyal Amiel, Ph.D., didnt think he wanted to study immunology

Solving a BloodType Mystery BRYAN BALLIF, PH.D., ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY n the early 1950s, a 66yearold woman, sick with colon cancer, received a blood transfusion. Then, unexpectedly, she suff

Vermont Cancer Center Researchers Target Epigenetic Mechanisms to Advance Cancer Detection and Treatment esearchers at the Vermont Cancer Center VCC at the University of Vermont and Fletcher Allen Hea

A R E A O F F O C U S E D E X C E L L E N C E COMPLEX SYSTEMS The analysis of Big Data is an emerging strength at the University of Vermont, and a field in which the institution has already begun

Associate Professor of Computer Science Joshua Bongard, Ph.D., has created robots that can actually change their body forms while learning how to walk. His research in evolutionary robotics is funded

From Bacteria to Biofuels Understanding Cellular Survival MARY DUNLOP, PH.D., ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF COMPUTER SCIENCE M ary Dunlop, Ph.D., is looking into how organisms respond to changing environme

The Dow Jones of Happiness PETER DODDS, PH.D., PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS STATISTICS AND DIRECTOR OF THE COMPLEX SYSTEMS CENTER CHRISTOPHER DANFORTH, PH.D., ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS STATISTI

Leading the Charge for Smarter Electric Vehicle Management PAUL HINES, PH.D., ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF COMPUTER SCIENCE JEFF FROLIK, PH.D., ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ENGINEERING rowth in plugin electric ca

4 Questions The Lake Champlain Watershed JUDITH VAN HOUTEN, PH.D., UNIVERSITY DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY AND DIRECTOR OF THE VERMONT GENETICS NETWORK s Vermonts climate becomes warmer, wetter

A R E A O F F O C U S E D E X C E L L E N C E ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE One hundredfifty years ago, Vermonter George Perkins Marsh was the first writer to propose that human beings were agents of chan

Tracking the Greenland Ice Sheets Big Melt PAUL BIERMAN, PH.D., PROFESSOR OF GEOLOGY f the whole Greenland ice sheet which covers more than 80 percent of the country were to melt, global sea level w

Calculating the Benefits of Nature TAYLOR RICKETTS, PH.D., GUND PROFESSOR OF ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS AND DIRECTOR OF THE GUND INSTITUTE W hen Professor Taylor Ricketts talks about making advancements i

Examining the Health Effects of Biodiesel Fuel NAOMI FUKAGAWA, M.D., PH.D., PROFESSOR OF MEDICINE W orldwide, air pollution claimed seven million lives in 2012, according to a report released in Mar

Synthetic Chemicals and Breast Cancer Risk THOMAS AHERN, PH.D., M.P.H., ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF SURGERY V ermont Cancer Center scientist Thomas Ahern, Ph.D., M.P.H., is interested in the potential ro

3 Questions Climate Change ASIM ZIA, PH.D., ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND APPLIED ECONOMICS nternational efforts to deal with climate change have been many experts argue a spectac

A R E A O F F O C U S E D E X C E L L E N C E FOOD SYSTEMS Food systems play an important role locally, nationally and globally, by impacting soil and water quality, human health and nutrition, gl

Putting Vermont Farms to the Test JOHN BARLOW, D.V.M., PH.D., ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ANIMAL SCIENCE tacked 15 high, 1,500 culture plates line the bench of John Barlows lab at UVM. This is the collecti

Vermont Wheat Makes a Comeback HEATHER DARBY, PH.D., EXTENSION ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR n the nineteenth century, Vermont farmers grew some 40,000 acres of wheat each year. But as the soils, railroads, and

AREA OF FOCUSED EXCELLENCE FOOD SYSTEMS UVM.EDUDISCOVERY 33

Into the Coffee Lands V. ERNESTO MNDEZ, PH.D., ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF PLANT AND SOIL SCIENCE rofessor Ernesto Mndez, Ph.D., knows that being an agronomist alone isnt enough to understand and affect th

3 Questions Getting to the Roots of Childhood Obesity RACHEL JOHNSON, PH.D., M.P.H., R.D., ROBERT L. BICKFORD, JR. PROFESSOR OF NUTRITION achel Johnson, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., has made a career of resea

A R E A O F F O C U S E D E X C E L L E N C E NEUROSCIENCE AND BEHAVIOR Interdisciplinary neuroscience and behavioral research at UVM spans the spectrum from genes and molecules to complex behavio

Diane Jaworski, Ph.D., right, and Andrew Tsen, M.D., are part of a UVM team discovering potential new brain cancer treatments. A Food Additives Potential Role in Brain Cancer Therapy DIANE JAWORSKI,

THESE ARE NOT DISORDERED PEOPLE. THE BIG SECRET IS THAT WE ALL HAVE THE SAME SECRET WERE ALL SUFFERING FROM DIFFERENT LIFE EVENTS THAT WERE DEALT TO US. IT TAKES AWAY THE US AND THEM MENTALITY. Karen

Within the groups so far the center has run three with Bhutanese survivors and two with SomaliBantu, with two more upcoming, everyone, even the initially reluctant, has voiced through an interpreter h

THE TAKEHOME MESSAGE IS THAT IMPULSIVITY CAN BE DECOMPOSED, BROKEN DOWN INTO DIFFERENT BRAIN REGIONS ... AND THE FUNCTIONING OF ONE REGION IS RELATED TO ADHD SYMPTOMS, WHILE THE FUNCTIONING OF OTHER R

Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders Barry Guitar, Ph.D., overcame a severe stutter in his youth. Today, with a quartercentury of federally financed research behind him, he advocates for

U N I V E R S I T Y O F V E R M O N T ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IMPACT Research universities such as UVM are economic engines that provide the raw power of innovative discoveries that propel the renewa

UVM alumnus Robert Andosca, Ph.D., holds one of the MEMS devices developed from research done at UVM by Andosca and Professor of Physics Junru Wu, Ph.D. At left, a variety of small sensing devices und

Erasing Boundaries for the Blind M ichael Rosen has produced research related to people with disabilities for the past four decades, the last ten in the College of Engineering and Mathematical Scien

The Office of Technology Commercialization Bringing Innovations to the Marketplace he growing support of the UVM Office of Technology Commercialization OTC for promising innovations is bringing more a

3 Questions Economic Impact of Globalization STEPHANIE SEGUINO, PH.D., PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS P rofessor Stephanie Seguino is a macroeconomist studying the impact of globalization on income distribu

Clinical Trials Research Translating to Improved Care Clinical trials are the testing of new treatments in humans after extensive laboratory research has been completed. Clinical trials find better wa

UVM FACTS GENERAL 223 years since UVM was chartered in 1791 as the fifth college in New England DISCOVER MORE Explore the opportunities to engage our scientists, partner on innovations and suppo

DISCOVERY. INNOVATION. IMPACT. The 2014 Research Report of the University of Vermont is a publication of the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Vice President for Research. David V. Rosowsky

DISCOVER MORE Explore the opportunities to engage our scientists, partner on innovations and support the research mission. Visit UVM.EDUDISCOVERY

Share