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Honors and Awards Category



Honors and Awards – March 2019

Mar. 28, 2019—Simone Herzberg (M1) received the Dr. Robert F. Miller Award for Community Service and Engagement for the VUSM first year class!   Graduating M4s were officially inducted into AOA, including MSTPs Daniel Balikov, Ben Fensterheim, Lillian Juttukonda, and Matthew Stier. The chapter also inducted faculty and residents including our very own Brian Grieb (’15).   Rachel Brown (G2)...

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Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series Student Lecture: Pedro Teixeira, PhD

Mar. 28, 2019—by Danny Sack (G1) On Friday, March 22nd, Pedro Teixeira, PhD, presented a Flexner Deans’ Lecture on, “Lessons From Launching a Startup to Bring Artificial Intelligence to the Bedside (and write your notes)”. As we’ve reported in the past, Teixeira and his partners, Drs. Ravi Atreya and Michael Poku, have spent the past few years...

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Honors and Awards – February 2019

Feb. 26, 2019—  Congratulations to Alex Sundermann, Ph.D. (G4) on completing her dissertation defense!   Congratulations to Matt Wleklinski (G2) on receiving an F30 NRSA Individual Predoctoral Fellowship!

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Honors and Awards – January 2019

Jan. 30, 2019—Congratulations to Dan Balikov (M4) on matching into Ophthalmology at the University of Michigan!   Congratulations to Chris Peek (G2) on receiving an F30 NRSA Individual Predoctoral Fellowship!   Hernan Gonzalez (G3) received the Earl Bakken Young Researcher’s Travel Grant to attend the 2019 North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS) Annual Meeting.   Congratulations to Paula Marincola...

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Honors and Awards – December 2018

Dec. 19, 2018—  Congratulations to Dr. Shawn Barton (G4) for completing his thesis defense! Shawn’s Dissertation work was completed in the lab of Dr. Wellington Pham through the Neuroscience Graduate Program. His work is titled “Innovations in Delivery of Theranostic Agents Across Biological Barriers for Applications in Alzheimer’s Disease.”   Dr. Amy Major (College Advisor for Avery-Cohen) was...

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MSTP Well-Represented at the 2018 Annual Retreat for Cancer Research

Nov. 28, 2018—by Rachel Brown (G2)   On November 16th, the 18th Annual Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) 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,...

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Honors and Awards – November 2018

Nov. 28, 2018—   Cody Stothers (G3) and Camilo Bermudez (G3) received American Heart Association (AHA) Fellowships! Benjamin Reisman (G3) received an F30 NRSA Fellowship!    Maggie Axelrod (G2) and Rachel Brown (G2) received 2nd and 3rd place, respectively, in best graduate/postdoctoral student talks at the annual Retreat for Cancer Research. Matt Madden (G2) tied for top graduate student...

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Honors and Awards – October 2018

Oct. 31, 2018—Katherine Konvinse (G4) won an award for the Best Trainee Abstract at the Pharmacogenomic Research Network Symposium at the American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting in San Diego. Congratulations Katherine!               Luc Van Kaer, PhD, Advising College Leader for Stahlman-Thomas recently received two teaching awards including the Jack...

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