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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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Reflections on MD/PhD Training from Vanderbilt University MSTP Graduates!

Jul. 30, 2019—Members of the recent Vanderbilt MSTP graduating class spoke with classmate Ben Fensterheim to offer their advice on MD/PhD training!

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Alumni Corner

Jun. 28, 2019—Since the beginning of the Vanderbilt MSTP program, we have graduated many exceptional trainees who have gone onto a variety of different careers. Here we summarize various characteristics of our alumni between 1965 to 2016. 

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Alumni Profile: Britney Grayson, M.D., Ph.D. (’12)

Apr. 29, 2019—by J-N Gallant (M4) Britney Grayson was born in Noble, a single stoplight town 15 minutes south of Norman, Oklahoma. She grew up on both sides of the Red River before enrolling at (The University of) Tulsa for her undergraduate studies. One of the driving factors behind her choice for college was a desire to...

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Double Feature: Get to know Vanderbilt MSTP Director and Alumnus Chris Williams, M.D., Ph.D. (’02)

Jan. 31, 2019—by Rachel Brown (G2) As Vanderbilt MSTP trainees know, our own MSTP Director, Dr. Chris Williams, graduated from the Vanderbilt MSTP in 2002. Thus, we decided that an official Alumni Profile of Dr. Williams was long overdue. I sat down with Dr. Williams to ask him more about his training path, life as a physician-scientist,...

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Alumni Corner

Jan. 30, 2019—Liz and Kevin Bersell (’18) hosted brunch on Christmas Eve for VMS friends who converged in the Boston area to visit family over the holidays. Pictured left to right are Matt Stier (M4), Rachel Brown (G2), Liz, Kevin, and their son Ben, Matt Puccetti (M3), Deirdre Finnegan Puccetti (VMS ’16), and Yuantee Zhu (G4+).   Kevin...

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Alumni Profile: Ana Luisa Perdigoto, M.D., Ph.D. (’12)

Dec. 18, 2018—by Michael Raddatz (G2) Dr. Ana Luisa Perdigoto moved to the United States at six years of age and grew up in a close-knit Portuguese community in Newark, NJ before earning her degree in biochemistry at Brown University. After working for two years at Dana Farber, Dr. Perdigoto came to the Vanderbilt MSTP where she...

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