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Honors and Awards Category

Honors and Awards – October 2019

Oct. 30, 2019—Congratulations to Aaron Lim (G4) for winning best graduate student talk at the Cancer Biology retreat!       Congratulations to Courtney Edwards (G2) and Maggie Axelrod (G3) for top-rated abstracts & to Maggie for second place poster at the Cancer Biology retreat.   Stephanie Dudzinski (G5) was awarded a Russell G. Hamilton Graduate Leadership Institute...

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Honors and Awards – September 2019

Sep. 27, 2019—   Congratulations to M4s Katherine Konvinse, Alex Sundermann, and Matthew Puccetti on their election to the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society! Lizzie Flook (G3) received an F30 NRSA Individual Fellowship Award! Lindsay Kozek (G4) received a $1000 Russell G. Hamilton Graduate Leadership Institute Travel Grant to attend the Pinnacle Women in Medicine Conference. The grant...

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Congratulations to Dr. Beeler and Dr. Mangione on defending their theses!

Aug. 28, 2019—  MariaSanta Mangione, PhD, completed her Dissertation titled “F-BAR proteins in cytokinesis: studies of disordered regions and phosphoregulation” in the lab of Dr. Kathy Gould in the Department of Cell & Developmental Biology!     John Scott Beeler, PhD, completed his Dissertation titled “The Role of p73 in Basal Keratinocyte Function” in the lab of...

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Honors and Awards – August 2019

Aug. 27, 2019—Congratulations to Maggie Axelrod (G3), Kelsey McNew (G3), and Elizabeth Moore (G2) on receiving NRSA F30 Individual Fellowships! Matt Wleklinski (G3) received the Dean’s Award for Exceptional Achievement!   Congratulations to Ben Reisman (G4) for winning a student oral presentation award at the Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology Retreat!   Congratulations to Maureen Gannon, PhD (PI to MSTP...

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Honors and Awards – July 2019

Jul. 30, 2019—                      Congratulations to Maggie Axelrod (G3) on receiving a Dean’s Award for Exceptional Achievement! Congratulations to the following MSTP-affiliated faculty: Meena Madhur, MD, PhD (PI to Duncan Smart) received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) Mark Denison, MD (PI to Kevin Graepel) was recently...

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Honors and Awards – June 2019

Jun. 27, 2019—Congratulations to Joe Luchsinger (G3) on receiving an F30 NRSA Individual Predoctoral Fellowship! Congratulations to the following MSTP-affiliated faculty on their recent awards from the School of Medicine! Maureen Gannon, PhD (Stahlman-Thomas College Advisor; PI to Eric Donahue and Joey Elsakr) — Thomas A. Hazinski Award for effectiveness in mentoring and professional development of faculty Mark Denison, MD (PI to...

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Honors and Awards – May 2019

May. 30, 2019—Congratulations to Petria Thompson (G3) for winning best poster overall at the Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center’s annual retreat!   Congratulations to Rachel Brown (G2) for receiving an Early Career Investigator Award and an AGA Student Abstract Award for her research presented at Digestive Disease Week 2019!   Nathaniel Bloodworth (’19) received the 2019 Best Research Paper from...

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Congratulations to the Vanderbilt MSTP Class of 2019!

May. 30, 2019—Congratulations to Laura Armstrong, Lillian Juttukonda, Dan Balikov, Daniel Kashima, Ben Fensterheim, Michael Litt, Nathan Bloodworth, Chike Abana, Melissa Bloodworth, J-N Gallant, Matt McKenna, Matt Stier, Pedro Teixeira, and Jenny Watchmaker! We’re excited to see where life as double docs takes you! Thank you for all of your contributions to Vanderbilt and the MSTP.

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