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ShamRockin’ for a Cure VT raises $34,400 for the party with a purpose legacy for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 11:47am -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine Recently, Jon and Pam Baker of Roswell, Ga. celebrated a moment they were not sure would ever come. Their sons, Gavin and Jake Baker took their first dose of Orkambi, a drug recently approved by the FDA to help control their cystic fibrosis. At this “First Dose Party,” the Bakers were surrounded by hundreds of family and friends that helped make this special drug possible. 

People's United Community Foundation awards $20K to the Boys and Girls Club of Burlington

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 9:43am -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine The People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank, announced that it has awarded $20,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington for their Early Promise program.

The Early Promise program encompasses a wide range of academic components that help Club members be successful in school and prepare them for education beyond high school. The program serves 175 young people each day through a total of ten different learning opportunities.

Scientists discover electrical 'switch' in brain's capillary network

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 6:54am -- tim

by Jennifer Nachbur University of Vermont All it takes is the flip of a protein “switch” within the tiny wire-like capillaries of the brain to increase the blood flow that ensures optimal brain function. New research has uncovered that capillaries have the capacity to both sense brain activity and generate an electrical vasodilatory signal to evoke blood flow and direct nutrients to nourish hard-working neurons.

Vermont to study health of babies born to opiate-using mothers

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 6:13am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The March of Dimes, in collaboration with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has awarded grants to conduct one year of surveillance on neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) in three states with high rates of NAS: Vermont, Illinois, and New Mexico. NAS is a group of problems that occur in newborns who were exposed to addictive opiate drugs while in the mother's womb.

Clinical opportunities in rehab benefit students, community

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 3:47am -- tim

University of Vermont Before Bethany Kelly graduates in May she will have helped young adults train for the Special Olympics, worked with psychiatry patients at the UVM Medical Center, and taught strengthening exercises to individuals with multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. The exercise and movement science major is currently training local athletes in a Special Olympics Unified Fitness Program launched in 2016 by Associate Professor Susan Kasser. Kelly and six of her classmates are working with young adults to develop a workout regime that supports their personal and Olympic goals. In the process, they are writing a manual for future exercise science majors who will expand the program next year.

Vermont Farmers Food Center hosts site visit with Lt. Governor Zuckerman

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 12:00am -- katie

Greg Cox, President of the Vermont Farmers Food Center (VFFC) Board of Directors, today hosted a site visit and discussion with Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman. The Board was also represented by Ryan Yoder, Vice President; Jody Condon, Treasurer; Kathleen Krevetski, Secretary; and Joshua MacDuff.

UVM spinoffs finish first and second in LaunchVT Pitch Competition

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:25pm -- katie

Two University of Vermont spin-off companies, Majorwise and Packetized Energy, finished first and second in the 2017 LaunchVT competition, Vermont’s oldest and largest business pitch contest.

Majorwise, an on-line job platform that connects college students with local employers, was launched by UVM seniors Peter Silverman and Max Robbins in 2015 when the business majors were sophomores. It also has application for state departments of labor, businesses and non-profits.

Secretary of State Jim Condos and Vermont State archives shed light on Vermont’s sometimes dark past

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:22pm -- katie

The Vermont State Archives and Records Administration (VSARA), a division of the Office of the Secretary of State, is hosting two evening events at the State Archives in Middlesex to provide history and insight into the sometimes challenging history of State of Vermont institutions.