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Op-Ed: Science Before Peer-Review

Sep. 29, 2020—by Abin Abraham (G4) When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, I was impressed with how scientists responded quickly across a range of disciplines. Research labs not only donated their equipment and time but also their intellectual ingenuity. This was obvious in the number of COVID-19 preprints that were rapidly uploaded.  Although preprints have existed in other...

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MSTPastries – Fall Edition

Sep. 29, 2020—Stephanie Cajigas (G1) made Apple Cider Donuts. Riley Bergman (G1) made so many muffins!

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MSTPets

Sep. 29, 2020—Maggie McBride’s (G2) furry friend, Goose, celebrated his birthday with a backyard party, ice cream cake, and some socially distanced MSTP classmates! Kelsey McNew (G4) and her wife Catie are fostering 3, 8 week old joyful kittens that will be adoptable in about a month. Feel free to reach out if you’re interested in opening up your home to...

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Life in the MSTP – September 2020

Sep. 29, 2020—M2s Megan Tigue, Candace Grisham, and Sarah Reed became new homeowners!   Running into your classmates looks a little different now! G4s Kelsey McNew and Brad Reinfeld greet each other from a distance at the East Nashville Farmers Market! Ben Reisman (G5), Joe Luchsinger (G5) and Cam Bermudez (M4) showed off their new custom Vanderbilt...

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MSTPublications: September 2020

Sep. 28, 2020—Reconstruction of Upper Third Ear Defects: Utility of a Limited Tanzer Reduction. Colazo JM, Farinas AF, Leonhard V, Valmadrid A, Kaoutzanis C, Thayer WP. World J Plast Surg. 2020 May;9(2):179-185. doi: 10.29252/wjps.9.2.179. PMID: 32934930 Background: Large ear defects (>3 cm) present a significant reconstructive challenge and often require extensive operations, which can lead to donor-site...

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Honors and Awards – September 2020

Sep. 25, 2020—Congratulations to M4s Cam Bermudez, Michael Raddatz, and Petria Thompson for being elected to the National Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society!     Congratulations to Emilie Fisher (G1), Zach Jones (G1), MariaSanta Mangione (M4), and Seth Reasoner (G1) for being inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society which recognizes individuals who are exemplars of humanistic patient...

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Meet Sutherland PSTP Associate College Advisor Andrew Terker, MD, PhD

Sep. 25, 2020—By Seth Reasoner (G1) Biography Dr. Andrew Terker is a new PSTP Associate College Advisor for Sutherland College. Dr. Terker is originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania. He completed his MD/PhD at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and graduated in 2017. While there, he studied renal physiology, specifically the effects of dietary potassium on distal nephron...

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Meet Stahlman-Thomas PSTP Associate College Advisor Dr. Justin Lo

Aug. 28, 2020—by Camille Wang (G2) Justin Lo, M.D. Ph.D., is currently a second year fellow in clinical oncology, and he is conducting research with Dr. Craig Duvall in the department of Biomedical Engineering. He sat down with me to share his career path, what he’s looking forward to as a new MSTP Associate College Advisor, and...

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PAUSE: A Framework to Disrupt Everyday Bias

Aug. 26, 2020—by Dr. Lourdes Estrada (MSTP LT) As a participant in a recent training session offered by Vanderbilt University on “Disrupting Everyday Bias,” I was expecting to hear the same concepts I had previously learned in implicit bias trainings. I was pleasantly surprised to learn a new framework (PAUSE) that I can practice in my daily...

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MSTPublications: August 2020

Aug. 26, 2020—Changes in peripheral and local tumor immunity after neoadjuvant chemotherapy reshape clinical outcomes in patients with breast cancer. Axelrod ML, Nixon MJ, Gonzalez-Ericsson PI, Bergman RE, Pilkinton MA, McDonnell WJ, Sanchez V, Opalenik S, Loi S, Zhou J, Mackay S, Rexer BN, Abramson VG, Jansen VM, Mallal SA, Donaldson J, Tolaney SM, Krop I, Garrido-Castro...

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