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APSA/ASCI Joint Virtual Meeting

Apr. 29, 2020—by Duncan Smart (G2) Safety necessitated that the annual APSA/ASCI Joint Meeting in Chicago be transitioned to a virtual format. If you were unable to attend virtually, you can still catch some of the content! Our own Dr. David Aronoff  helped lead an interactive session titled “The Role of a Physician Scientist During a Pandemic”...

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Alumni Corner: Conversations with Physician-Scientists During Coronavirus

Apr. 29, 2020—In this video series, Camille Wang (G1) interviews Vanderbilt MSTP alumni currently working on the front lines of COVID-19. Ben Fensterheim, MD, PhD (’19) – Residency: Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Melissa Bloodworth (’19) and Nathaniel Bloodworth (’19) – Residency: Internal Medicine, Vanderbilt University  

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Meet Stahlman-Thomas Associate College Advisor Michael Miller, MD, PhD

Apr. 29, 2020—by Ayesha Muhammad (G2) Dr. Michael Miller, the newest Associate College Advisor for Stahlman-Thomas, had no idea he would go into pediatrics during his PhD. His current clinical speciality, Pediatrics Critical Care, is a path rarely tread by physician-scientists. He got his MD and PhD from the University of Iowa and graduated in 2015, when...

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We’re all #MSTPstars!

Apr. 28, 2020—  The M1s survived EDR! One more block to go! Zachary Jones (M2) successfully traded turnips on Animal Crossing. Kelsey McNew (G3) brought Maggie Axelrod (G3) some sourdough starter. Submit your #MSTPstar here

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Honors and Awards – April 2020

Apr. 28, 2020—Congratulations to Stephanie Dudzinski (G5) for receiving the P.E.O. Scholar Award! Congratulations to Nick Harris (M4) for receiving the Amos Christie Award from the Department of Pediatrics! This award recognizes the student in the graduating class who has demonstrated the outstanding qualities of scholarship and humanity embodied by the ideal pediatrician. Congratulations to Katherine Konvinse...

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Life in the MSTP – April 2020

Apr. 28, 2020—Congratulations to Shan (M4) and Meghana Parikh on their new bundle of joy! Congratulations to Alex Silver (G1) and Katherine Byran on their engagement! Bryn Sierra (LT), Kevin Graepel (M4), Ayaka Sugiura (G4), Joshua Thompson (M4) and Shan Parikh (M4) had a very successful Zoom playdate!   Seven generations of one Sutherland family recently got together for a...

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VUSM volunteer efforts led by students

Mar. 30, 2020—by Ayesha Muhammad (G2) As people undergoing undergraduate medical and predoctoral scientific training, we are in a unique position: we have the know-how to appreciate the magnitude of the COVID-19 problem, while also being unable to join our mentors, loved ones and people who were once our peers (looking at you class of 2020! –...

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Op-Ed: Marathon, not a sprint…

Mar. 29, 2020—by Ayesha Muhammad (G2) These days, there are a lot of feelings going around: anger, disbelief, fear, frustration, cabin fever, and even grief. Anger at the lack of supplies and tests… Disbelief at people who are still ignoring social distancing guidelines, or think this is all a hoax Fear for our loved ones, and our...

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Preparing for the fight: Vanderbilt Vaccine Center’s efforts to find a COVID-19 treatment

Mar. 29, 2020—By Ben Fowler (G2, Crowe Lab)  Across the world, scientists and physicians have been called to the front lines of the fight against the pandemic novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, that causes COVID-19. Here at Vanderbilt, the Crowe Laboratory, part of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center, is working around-the-clock to rapidly develop SARS-CoV-2 antibodies that might be deployed...

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