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UVM Awarded Prestigious 2014 Beckman Scholars Program.

Norwich Receives Grant from Vermont Genetics Nework; 13th year of partnership.

University Communications : Blood Mystery Solved.
University Communications: 'Vermont Genetics Network Advances Biomedical Research'

NECC Announces Advanced Fiber Network for Vermont
Dr. Judith Van Houten, VGN Program Director, Named American
Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow
VGN has received 2 ARRA Supplement awards from NCRR/NIH

VGN hosts the NE Regional IDeA Meeting, August 15 - 17, 2007 in Burlington.
Timothy Hunter on Introducing Microarrays to Undergrads and High School Kids -12/21/2005
Norwich Students Get Chance to Try Sophisticated Gene Chip - 11/21/2005
Baccalaureate Partner Institution Faculty News


What Makes Us Human?

For the past few years, Professor Gina Mireault and her students have been exploring how infants develop a sense of humor. Their study has landed them on the pages of national magazines and scientific journals, in the halls of Congress for the annual "Posters on the Hill" event, and at science gatherings near and far, including Scotland just last month. This past October it was featured on the award-winning PBS science show, NOVA, as part of the acclaimed series "What Makes Us Human."

Dr. Mireault recently received continued funding from the Vermont Genetics Network as well as a highly competitive "Academic Research Enhancement Award" from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to support her work investigating the development of humor in babies. She holds a Ph.D. in developmental psychology and has taught at Johnson State College since 1992.

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Dr. Gina Mireault of Johnson State College presents to British Psychological Society

Dr. Gina Mireault is featured on WebMD-Babies and humour: Early GSOH studied

Lyme Time? A Single Scientist Proves Vermont's Tick Problem Is Growing - Alan Giese

Dr. Elizabeth Dolci and 3 students from Johnson State College invited to "Posters on the Hill"
Dr. Mark Lubkowitz of Saint Michael's College receives $766,000 NSF Grant
Professor Hans Haverkamp and Professor Gina Mireault presented at the VSC academic Retreat
Saint Michael’s receives $200,000 grant from NSF for collaborative research project
Dr. Hans Haverkamp of Johnson State College is featured in the The Burlington Free Press
Dr. Gina Mireault of Johnson State College is featured in the Rutland Herald
Dr. Mireault is also featured on Vermont Public Radio, June 8, 2009
Dr. Mireault is also featured on WCAX TV's Health Watch
7 Norwich researchers reap $325,000-plus in VGN grants

Mathew Kimble studies cause of PTSD

Jo Ellis-Monaghan has been offered a funded visiting fellowship at the
Isaac Newton Institute in Cambridge, England
Two Middlebury College Professors Awarded Pilot Project Grants from VGN -1/16/2006
Middlebury College Professor Sunhee Choi Nabs Professor of the Year Award - 12/01/2005
Saint Michael's College Professors and Students Awarded Grants from VGN - 6/28/2005
UVM/VGN Faculty and Staff Members in the News


VGN Staff member Bryan Fleming involved in launch of online resources to match researchers with scientific services.

VGN congratulates Peter Bruns, the recipient of the 2011 Bruce Alberts Award for Excellence in Science Education.  His project, CourseSource, centers around changes that influence teaching: Knowledge, Internet, Science of learning and teaching, Student-centered learning, and Educational Synergies (KISSES).  Peter Bruns is the Vice President for Grants and Special Programs at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and part of the External Advisory Committee for the Vermont Genetics Network.
Bryan Ballif Coverage: "Scientists Identify Two New Blood Types"
Bryan Ballif Coverage: "Blood Mystery Solved"

Bryan Ballif Coverage: "Biologist Reports in Science on DNA Damage"
Dr. Christopher Allen, former VGN and EPSCoR Director Retires - 8/27/2005

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