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Lunch with Alumnus Jeffrey Balser, M.D., Ph.D.

Nick Harris (G4)
December 14, 2017
Posted in Alumni Profiles

In early October, a group of MSTP students ranging from new M1s to seasoned M4s got a chance to meet with Dr. Jeffrey Balser, Dean of the School of Medicine and President and CEO of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. For the students, this was an excellent opportunity to speak with someone who has followed the academic physician-scientist pathway to its apex. For Dr. Balser, in his own words, this was an opportunity to get away from another desk lunch but also to help guide the future leaders in medicine that we all strive to be.

G1 Students Share Lab Choices

Rachel Brown (G1)
November 29, 2017

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 & departments for their graduate studies:

Alumni Corner - November 2017

November 29, 2017
Posted in Alumni Profiles

Vanderbilt MSTP alumni and students gathered for a Boston area alumni dinner at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel during the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Annual Meeting. 

17th Annual Retreat for Cancer Research

Rachel Brown (G1)
November 29, 2017

On November 3rd, the 17th Annual Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Host-Tumor Interactions Program and Program in Cancer Biology Retreat for Cancer Research was held at the Student Life Center. Highlights of the event included a keynote address by a famous cancer researcher, talks by postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and graduate students, a poster session, and a silent auction to benefit cancer patients.

Southeastern Medical Scientist Symposium

Maggie Axelrod (G1) and Lizzie Hale (G1)
November 29, 2017
Posted in Workshop News

Over the weekend of November 18th-19th, Vanderbilt MSTP students attended the annual Southeastern Medical Scientist Symposium (SEMSS) at Emory University in Atlanta. The event, which serves as our regional American Physician Scientist Association (APSA) meeting, provides an opportunity to celebrate our local community of physician-scientists at all levels of training, from undergraduates to program directors and faculty. A record 275 attendees came to Emory University this year, composed of about equal numbers of undergraduates, current MD/PhD students, and faculty and staff.

Alumni Profile: Hossein Ardehali, M.D., Ph.D.

Ben Reisman (G2)
November 29, 2017

Dr. Ardehali is a 1998 graduate of the Vanderbilt MSTP. He earned his PhD in Biophysics under Professor Darryl Granner studying the genetic organization of hexokinase. He is currently a Professor of Medicine in the divisions of Cardiology and Pharmacology, Director of the Center for Molecular Cardiology, and most recently, Director of the Medical Scientist Training Program at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Ardehali was recently invited to Vanderbilt to deliver a lecture titled “Going through an MD/PhD program as an Immigrant” as a part of the Flexner Dean’s Lecture Series.

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