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Life in the MSTP Category

We’re all #MSTPstars!

Oct. 30, 2019—Check out Danny Sack (G2)‘s @VanderbiltMSTP Twitter Takeover!   At the American Society of Human Genetics meeting this year, Ayesha Muhammad (G2) had delicious Pakistani food for 75% of her dinners. #geneticsandparathay   Submit your #MSTPstar here

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The Vanderbilt MSTP is on Slack!

Oct. 30, 2019—The Vanderbilt MSTP has created a Slack account (thanks to Kelsey McNew, G3) to serve as a platform for inter-class conversations organized by various interest groups.  Slack consists of many “channels” that students can join. Each channel represents a particular interest group. After joining the channel, the conversations in that channel are visible to its members....

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Life in the MSTP – October 2019

Oct. 30, 2019—James Satoshi LaDue was born to Ayaka Sugiura (G4) and Daniel LaDue on 9/30/19 at 8lb., 13oz. “We love him so much and can’t wait for everyone to meet him :),” says Ayaka!   The VUSM Deans and Student Wellness Committee invited students to submit artwork for display in the Eskind Biomedical Library and Learning...

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MSTPets: Part 13

Oct. 30, 2019—An ode to our furry (and not-so-furry) friends who help us study for anatomy practicals, keep us company while we write our papers and thesis dissertations, and welcome us home after a long shift on surgery. This month features Dr. Mary Philip’s dog, some of our new grants manager, Julie Gannon’s, pets, and a feral cat...

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MSTPastime: An Interview with Simone Herzberg

Oct. 29, 2019—In this new MSTP Newsletter feature, we’ve decided to highlight students’ passions and hobbies, also known as “MSTPastimes.” by Danny Sack (G1) Simone Herzberg (M2) first started playing soccer when she was 5 years old. Her passion for the game led her to start coaching girls and boys clubs while in high school. She continued...

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MSTPets: Part 12

Sep. 30, 2019—by Rachel Brown (G3) An ode to our furry (and not-so-furry) friends who help us study for anatomy practicals, keep us company while we write our papers and thesis dissertations, and welcome us home after a long shift on surgery. This month features an MSTPlant and a doggy MSTPlaydate!       MSTPlaydate: Luna (Nick Petersen,...

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Vanderbilt well represented at first National Conference for Medical Student Mental Health

Sep. 30, 2019—by Maxwell Roeske (G2) Recent studies have demonstrated that 28% of medical students are depressed1, and 33% meet criteria for anxiety2. These staggeringly high prevalence rates are concerning to not only current medical students, but also residents, mental health professionals, medical school administrators and faculty. To address these issues, the inaugural National Conference for Medical...

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Op-Ed: I see you, like myself, fearing the stigma of mental illness…

Sep. 29, 2019—by Anonymous Vanderbilt MSTP Student I see you, sitting in that waiting chair, pretending to read that magazine or that email on your phone. Perfectly aware of my presence, and yet making all efforts not to acknowledge it. I mean why would you? We are both in the counseling center here, which means we are...

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We’re all #MSTPStars!

Sep. 28, 2019—Megan Tigue (M1) cooked dinner for herself 3 nights in a row. Krystian Kozek (M3) woke up to a fully charged phone for a whole week because he remembered to plug it in before bed. Submit your #MSTPstar here

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MSTParents

Sep. 27, 2019—Top photo is Graham with his two brothers and bottom are Graham’s three boys. MSTParents: Graham (G1) & Leah Johnson Actual Age: Gus 3 weeks, Moby 2yo, Ollie 3.5yo Perceived Age: baby, toddler, super toddler Favorite Food: Meats of all variety Favorite Hobby: playing outside, couch throwing Research Interest: brother patience threshold testing One piece of...

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