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We’re all #MSTPStars!

Feb. 26, 2019—Thao Le (G1) and Danny Sack (G1) independently carved time out of their busy schedules to go to the gym on a Tuesday…at 2pm. Anonymous MSTPStar baker: “After my first sourdough starter that I flew with me to Nashville and kept active for five years perished in an unfortunate bout of odd pink mold, I...

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Life in the MSTP – February 2019

Feb. 26, 2019—Yasminye Pettway (M1), Bola Adebesin (M2), and Thao Le (G1) gathered for an MSTP family dinner.   Ayesha Muhammad (G1) spent a wonderful afternoon riding a horse hilariously named “Shah Rukh Khan” at the beach in her hometown of Karachi, Pakistan.          Congratulations to Steph Dudzinski (G4) and Sumeeth Jonathan (G4) who...

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Honors and Awards – February 2019

Feb. 26, 2019—  Congratulations to Alex Sundermann, Ph.D. (G4) on completing her dissertation defense!   Congratulations to Matt Wleklinski (G2) on receiving an F30 NRSA Individual Predoctoral Fellowship!

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Training the Physician-Scientist: Views from Program Directors and Aspiring Young Investigators

Feb. 26, 2019—Read MSTP Director Christopher Williams, MD, PhD‘s Op-Ed published recently in JCI Insight. Training the physician-scientist: views from program directors and aspiring young investigators. Williams CS, Iness AN, Baron RM, Ajijola OA, Hu PJ, Vyas JM, Baiocchi R, Adami AJ, Lever JM, Klein PS, Demer L, Madaio M, Geraci M, Brass LF, Blanchard M, Salata...

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Recent Op-Eds by Members of the MSTP

Feb. 26, 2019—Members of our program recently contributed to the following Op-Eds about Medical Education:   Training the physician-scientist: views from program directors and aspiring young investigators by MSTP Director Christopher Williams, M.D., Ph.D.   Getting Our Priorities Right: Social Determinants of Health in Medical Education by Michael Raddatz (G2)   Student Perspectives on the “Step 1 Climate”...

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Twitter Takeovers: A Day in the Life of a Vanderbilt MSTP Trainee

Feb. 26, 2019—Our MSTP students have been Tweeting from our official @VanderbiltMSTP Twitter account for a day to give prospective students an idea of what life is like as an MSTP trainee at Vanderbilt! Click here to see a day in the life of Katherine Konvinse (G4). Click here to see a day in the life of Kelsey...

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MSTPublications: February 2019

Feb. 26, 2019—On-target resistance to the mutant-selective EGFR inhibitor osimertinib can develop in an allele specific manner dependent on the original EGFR activating mutation. Brown BP, Zhang YK, Westover D, Yan Y, Qiao H, Huang V, Du Z, Smith JA, Ross JS, Miller VA,  Ali SM, Bazhenova L, Schrock AB, Meiler J, Lovly CM. Clin Cancer Res....

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MSTPets: Part 10

Jan. 21, 2019—by Rachel Brown (G2) An ode to our furry friends who help us study for anatomy practicals, keep us company while we write our papers and thesis dissertations, and welcome us home after a long shift on surgery.   MSTPets: Charlie and Cody Ages: Charlie – 1 year old, Cody – 4 months old MSTParents:...

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MSTPublications: January 2019

Jan. 21, 2019—Smarcal1 and Zranb3 protect replication forks from Myc-induced DNA replication stress. Puccetti MV, Adams CM, Kushinsky S, Eischen CM. Cancer Res. 2019 Jan 4. pii: canres.2705.2018. doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-18-2705. [Epub ahead of print] The cellular DNA replication stress response functions to stabilize DNA replication forks and inhibit genome instability and tumorigenesis induced by oncogenes. However, the...

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