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Alumni Profile: Brian Grieb, M.D., Ph.D. (’16)

Jul. 28, 2020—By Natalie Bennett (G2) Dr. Brian Grieb, M.D., Ph.D. is a 2016 graduate of the Vanderbilt MSTP and a hematology and oncology fellow in the Vanderbilt Physician-Scientist Training Program (PSTP). He is also an Associate College Advisor for Goodpasture College. I had the opportunity to speak with him over the phone to learn about his...

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Wisdom from the Graduating Class of 2020

May. 20, 2020—In order to honor and celebrate our 2020 graduating class, the Vanderbilt MSTP dedicated our last seminar series of the year to our graduates. Over Zoom, we shared memory videos and gave each graduate a few minutes to share some wisdom, words of advice, and gratitude with our program. Their invaluable advice to our younger...

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Alumni Profile: William Nobis, M.D., Ph.D. (’11)

May. 20, 2020—by Camille Wang (G1) Dr. William Nobis, M.D. Ph.D., is an alumnus of the Vanderbilt MSTP (’11) and an Instructor in the Department of Neurology here at Vanderbilt. I had the wonderful opportunity to talk over a video call about his path to his current position and various lessons he’s learned along the way.  His...

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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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The “Two-body Problem” in academic medicine: Match 2020 edition

Mar. 29, 2020—by Ayesha Muhammad (M2) Whether in the midst of a pandemic, or during a 7-8 year-long MSTP, life happens, which might involve finding a long-term partner. For some of our graduates this year, finding their partners did not happen in the most logistically convenient way. This leads to the “two-body problem,” i.e. when two partners...

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Congratulations to the graduating class of 2020 on their Match!

Mar. 28, 2020—Congratulations to the graduating class of 2020 on their Match! Watch the video of Jonathan Knowlton finding out his Residency Match!    

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Alumni Corner: Matt Stier, M.D., Ph.D. (’19) Intern Year Update

Jan. 31, 2020—by Matt Stier, MD, PhD, (’19) Something I’m learning from intern year People say this all the time, but I really agree with it – one thing you learn how to do during intern year is to identify patients who are really sick, meaning they need an extra level of critical insight and timeliness. You...

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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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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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Alumni Corner

Jul. 30, 2019—Leslie Meenderink, MD, PhD (’12) received a 5-year CDA-2 Career Development Award from the VA!   Philip Budge, MD, PhD (’07) received a Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award!

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