Rebekah Honce poses for a photo in the UVM Larner Med Medical Education building on the Larner Med Vermont campus.

From the Lab Bench: Understanding Viruses & Vaccines

Rebekah Honce, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral fellow in the UVM Larner College of Medicine’s Department of Medicine, who is currently conducting research in the laboratory of Professor of Medicine Jason Botten, Ph.D.

In the following blog post, Honce writes about her laboratory research on viruses, how viruses behave, and the challenges of achieving vaccine effectiveness.

The Importance of Laboratory Literacy

Jordan Franco is a medical student in the UVM Larner College of Medicine Class of 2025.

In the following blog post, Franco writes about the importance of laboratory literacy as a key component of health literacy.

During the summer of 2022, Franco worked alongside Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Mark Fung, M.D., Ph.D., with whom he conducted research on health literacy.

Photo collage of Dr. Yves Dubief, Dr. Emily Bruce, and Dr. Benjamin Lee

COVID-19, Omicron, Masking, & More: We Asked 3 Experts to Weigh-In

It’s been 25+ months since SARS-CoV-2 began its march across the globe and in the time since, multiple variants have arisen that have posed enormous challenges to both medical and public health responses. Most recently, Omicron has once again completely altered the pandemic landscape.

The speed with which Omicron rose to prominence, rapidly overtaking the Delta variant, prompted a series of new questions, like why it is so much more transmissible than previous variants? And how can individuals continue to protect themselves against symptomatic infection, severe  illness, and death?

Recently, we asked a group of experts at the University of Vermont (UVM) to answer some of these questions for us.