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Honors and Awards Category

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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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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