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Alumni Profile: Nicholas Markham, M.D., Ph.D. (’14)

Aug. 29, 2019—by Rachel Brown (G3) Dr. Markham is an alumnus of the Vanderbilt MSTP (’14) and currently in his fourth year of his Gastroenterology fellowship here at Vanderbilt. I sat down with Dr. Markham on a Friday morning to learn more about Dr. Markham’s career path and glean some advice from someone who’s made it to...

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Kickoff to Lunches with Leaders!

Aug. 29, 2019—by Ayesha Muhammad (G2)   On Monday, August 19th, the MSTP kicked off its Lunches with Leaders Series (LWL) for the academic year 2019-2020 with Dr. John Manning, Chief Operating Officer and Corporate Chief of Staff for VUMC. Students from all years, M1 through M4, met with Dr. Manning to chat about his career trajectory,...

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Congratulations to Dr. Beeler and Dr. Mangione on defending their theses!

Aug. 28, 2019—  MariaSanta Mangione, PhD, completed her Dissertation titled “F-BAR proteins in cytokinesis: studies of disordered regions and phosphoregulation” in the lab of Dr. Kathy Gould in the Department of Cell & Developmental Biology!     John Scott Beeler, PhD, completed his Dissertation titled “The Role of p73 in Basal Keratinocyte Function” in the lab of...

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We’re all #MSTPStars!

Aug. 28, 2019—Caleb Ford (G4) jumped into Crater Lake! Duncan Smart (G2) got a dot plot to stack dots in R three days after surviving his quals with fewer than five stress dreams! Submit your #MSTPstar here

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MSTPublications: August 2019

Aug. 27, 2019—Combination immunotherapy and radiotherapy causes an abscopal treatment response in a mouse model of castration resistant prostate cancer. Dudzinski SO, Cameron BD, Wang J, Rathmell JC, Giorgio TD, Kirschner AN. J Immunother Cancer. 2019 Aug 14;7(1):218. doi: 10.1186/s40425-019-0704-z. Background: Prostate cancer is poorly responsive to immune checkpoint inhibition, yet a combination with radiotherapy may enhance...

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Alumni Corner

Aug. 27, 2019—Congratulations to Britney Grayson (’12) on her marriage to Micah Wilfong in Indianapolis, Indiana this past May!

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Life in the MSTP – August 2019

Aug. 27, 2019—The new M1 class was officially welcomed to Vanderbilt University School of Medicine at the White Coat Ceremony! A Sutherland family had dinner at Taco Mamacita to welcome M1s Aaron Gochman and Thomas Li to the family and congratulate Maggie McBride (G1) on completing Step 1!

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Honors and Awards – August 2019

Aug. 27, 2019—Congratulations to Maggie Axelrod (G3), Kelsey McNew (G3), and Elizabeth Moore (G2) on receiving NRSA F30 Individual Fellowships! Matt Wleklinski (G3) received the Dean’s Award for Exceptional Achievement!   Congratulations to Ben Reisman (G4) for winning a student oral presentation award at the Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology Retreat!   Congratulations to Maureen Gannon, PhD (PI to MSTP...

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Life in the MSTP – July 2019

Jul. 30, 2019—The MSTP staffed Shade Tree Clinic on Saturday, July 13. Thank you Eileen Shiuan (G5) for organizing this MSTP Shade Tree day! The MSTP Summer Scholars attended the Leadership Alliance National Symposium in Hartford, CT July 26-28 and presented the research they conducted at Vanderbilt this summer!  

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Honors and Awards – July 2019

Jul. 30, 2019—                      Congratulations to Maggie Axelrod (G3) on receiving a Dean’s Award for Exceptional Achievement! Congratulations to the following MSTP-affiliated faculty: Meena Madhur, MD, PhD (PI to Duncan Smart) received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) Mark Denison, MD (PI to Kevin Graepel) was recently...

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