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“The Effort Report”: A Podcast about Academic Medicine and Research

Jan. 30, 2018—by Camille Wang (M1) “The Effort Report,” a podcast hosted by Professors Elizabeth Matsui, MD, and Roger Peng, PhD, explores the intricacies and practicalities of academia. The show is directed at those who are in faculty positions, considering an academic career, or interested in academic medicine and/or research. Since its inception in July 2016, the...

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Alumni Corner – January 2018

Jan. 30, 2018—Brian Grieb (’16) was selected to be the Vanderbilt Inpatient Medicine Chief Resident for 2019. Jacci Clauss (’16, Psychiatry Resident at MGH), and Richard Guyer (’16, General Surgery Resident at MGH) were married in December.

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

Dec. 14, 2017—by Nick Harris (G4) 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...

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Alumni Corner – November 2017

Nov. 29, 2017—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. Alumni in attendance included MSTP Director Christopher Williams (’02), Pratik Talati (’17), Kristie Aamodt (’17), Erin Ciampa (’13), Carolyn Fruci (’91), Stephanie Flavin (’16), Jacqueline Clauss (’16),...

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The Surgeon-Scientist: A Conversation With Alumni Continued

Oct. 30, 2017—Part 2: After the MSTP by J-N Gallant (M3) A conversation with alumni, including: Charles Davis, M.D., Ph.D., Class of 1991, Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Penn State University David Poon, M.D., Ph.D., Class of 1996, general surgeon, Kaiser Permanente, San Diego Elizabeth Tyler-Kabara, M.D., Ph.D., Class of 1997, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, University of...

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Alumni Profile: James Atkinson, M.D., Ph.D. (’81)

Sep. 28, 2017—by Rachel Brown (G1) Dr. James Atkinson Professor, Department of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology Vice Chair for Undergraduate Medical Education, Department of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology Vanderbilt University Medical Center Vanderbilt MSTP Class of 1981 After growing up in Alabama, Dr. Atkinson attended Vanderbilt University, where he received a B.A. in Biology. He then entered...

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Alumni Corner – September 2017

Sep. 28, 2017—Alumni Corner – September 2017 Stay up to date with the professional and personal accomplishments of our Vanderbilt MSTP Alumni!   Congratulations to Kristen Eckstrand (’15) for receiving the Peter Henderson MD Memorial Award from the American Associate of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Training! Learn more here.   Albert Powers (’12) recently had a first-author publication in...

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Creation of the Alumni Committee

Sep. 13, 2017—by Matt De Niear (M4) This past year, the MSTP Alumni Committee was created to engage former graduates of the program, maintain connections between former MSTP classmates, and provide networking opportunities for current and former students. Including the newly graduated Class of 2017, 267 students have earned MD-PhD degrees from the Vanderbilt University MSTP.  As...

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Alumni Corner – August 2017

Aug. 28, 2017—Stay up-to-date with the professional and personal accomplishments of our Vanderbilt MSTP Alumni! Jason Metcalf (’16) and his wife, Elise Pfaltzgraff (’15 PhD in Cell & Dev. Biology), recently adopted a newborn baby girl, Eleanor, born June 28, 2017. Jason is currently a Pediatric Resident at the University of Michigan, and Elise is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan....

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The Surgeon Scientist: A Conversation with Alumni

Aug. 28, 2017—by J-N Gallant (M3) A conversation with alumni, including: Charles Davis, M.D., Ph.D., Class of 1991, Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Penn State University David Poon, M.D., Ph.D., Class of 1996, general surgeon, Kaiser Permanente, San Diego Elizabeth Tyler-Kabara, M.D., Ph.D., Class of 1997, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Pittsburgh Zoe Stewart, M.D., Ph.D.,...

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