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MSTPublications: October 2019

Oct. 29, 2019—Towards Machine Learning Prediction of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Intra-operative Efficacy Maps. Bermudez C, Rodriguez W, Huo Y, Hainline AE, Li R, Shults R, D’Haese PD, Konrad PE, Dawant BM, Landman BA. Proc SPIE Int Soc Opt Eng. 2019 Mar;10949. pii: 1094922. doi: 10.1117/12.2509728. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has the potential to improve the quality...

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MSTPastime: An Interview with Simone Herzberg

Oct. 29, 2019—In this new MSTP Newsletter feature, we’ve decided to highlight students’ passions and hobbies, also known as “MSTPastimes.” by Danny Sack (G1) Simone Herzberg (M2) first started playing soccer when she was 5 years old. Her passion for the game led her to start coaching girls and boys clubs while in high school. She continued...

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All About Grants Podcasts

Oct. 29, 2019—by Julie Gannon (MSTP Financial Unit & Grants Coordinator) Developing a thorough understanding of the grants process takes time.  You can spend hours in workshops, webinars, or searching the internet for the information you need; or you can check out NIH’s All About Grants podcasts. More than 50 podcasts are available with topics such as...

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Southeastern Medical Scientist Symposium (SEMSS) 2019 Recap

Oct. 29, 2019—by Natalie Bennett (G1) and Camille Wang (G1) The Southeastern Medical Scientist Symposium (SEMSS) is a gathering of current and aspiring physician-scientists from schools in the southeastern U.S. Hosted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham on October 12-13, attendees enjoyed keynote speakers, poster sessions, and breakout sessions. Perhaps most importantly, students and professionals across...

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G1 Students Share Lab Choices

Sep. 30, 2019—The Vanderbilt MSTP would like to congratulate the G1 class on completing their first two years of medical school and on joining the following laboratories and graduate programs for their graduate studies! Here’s what they had to say about choosing their lab: “As an undergrad, I spent several years in a lab studying cancer metabolism,...

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Vanderbilt well represented at first National Conference for Medical Student Mental Health

Sep. 30, 2019—by Maxwell Roeske (G2) Recent studies have demonstrated that 28% of medical students are depressed1, and 33% meet criteria for anxiety2. These staggeringly high prevalence rates are concerning to not only current medical students, but also residents, mental health professionals, medical school administrators and faculty. To address these issues, the inaugural National Conference for Medical...

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Op-Ed: I see you, like myself, fearing the stigma of mental illness…

Sep. 29, 2019—by Anonymous Vanderbilt MSTP Student I see you, sitting in that waiting chair, pretending to read that magazine or that email on your phone. Perfectly aware of my presence, and yet making all efforts not to acknowledge it. I mean why would you? We are both in the counseling center here, which means we are...

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Recap: MSTP Leadership Workshop II

Sep. 29, 2019—by Aaron Lim (G4) The biennial MSTP Leadership Workshop II was held on September 21, 2019 at the John Seigenthaler Center. The purpose of this half-day workshop is to provide continued leadership training to MSTP students in their final clinical years of medical school. William Cooper, MD, MPH, a Professor of Pediatrics and Vice Chair...

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We’re all #MSTPStars!

Sep. 28, 2019—Megan Tigue (M1) cooked dinner for herself 3 nights in a row. Krystian Kozek (M3) woke up to a fully charged phone for a whole week because he remembered to plug it in before bed. Submit your #MSTPstar here

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MSTParents

Sep. 27, 2019—Top photo is Graham with his two brothers and bottom are Graham’s three boys. MSTParents: Graham (G1) & Leah Johnson Actual Age: Gus 3 weeks, Moby 2yo, Ollie 3.5yo Perceived Age: baby, toddler, super toddler Favorite Food: Meats of all variety Favorite Hobby: playing outside, couch throwing Research Interest: brother patience threshold testing One piece of...

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