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MSTPublications: April 2019

Apr. 29, 2019—Respiratory Heterogeneity Shapes Biofilm Formation and Host Colonization in Uropathogenic Escherichia coli. Beebout CJ, Eberly AR, Werby SH, Reasoner SA, Brannon JR, De S, Fitzgerald MJ, Huggins MM, Clayton DB, Cegelski L, Hadjifrangiskou M. MBio. 2019 Apr 2;10(2). pii: e02400-18. doi: 10.1128/mBio.02400-18. Biofilms are multicellular bacterial communities encased in a self-secreted extracellular matrix comprised of...

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MSTPublications: March 2019

Mar. 28, 2019—J-N Gallant’s recent first-author paper was featured here in the VUMC Reporter!   Katherine Konvinse’s recent first-author paper was featured here in the VUMC Reporter!   Applied Bioengineering in Tissue Reconstruction, Replacement, and Regeneration. Colazo JM, Evans BC, Farinas AF, Al-Kassis S, Duvall C, Thayer WP. Tissue Eng Part B Rev. 2019 Mar 21. doi:...

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Training the Physician-Scientist: Views from Program Directors and Aspiring Young Investigators

Feb. 26, 2019—Read MSTP Director Christopher Williams, MD, PhD‘s Op-Ed published recently in JCI Insight. Training the physician-scientist: views from program directors and aspiring young investigators. Williams CS, Iness AN, Baron RM, Ajijola OA, Hu PJ, Vyas JM, Baiocchi R, Adami AJ, Lever JM, Klein PS, Demer L, Madaio M, Geraci M, Brass LF, Blanchard M, Salata...

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Recent Op-Eds by Members of the MSTP

Feb. 26, 2019—Members of our program recently contributed to the following Op-Eds about Medical Education:   Training the physician-scientist: views from program directors and aspiring young investigators by MSTP Director Christopher Williams, M.D., Ph.D.   Getting Our Priorities Right: Social Determinants of Health in Medical Education by Michael Raddatz (G2)   Student Perspectives on the “Step 1 Climate”...

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MSTPublications: February 2019

Feb. 26, 2019—On-target resistance to the mutant-selective EGFR inhibitor osimertinib can develop in an allele specific manner dependent on the original EGFR activating mutation. Brown BP, Zhang YK, Westover D, Yan Y, Qiao H, Huang V, Du Z, Smith JA, Ross JS, Miller VA,  Ali SM, Bazhenova L, Schrock AB, Meiler J, Lovly CM. Clin Cancer Res....

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MSTPublications: January 2019

Jan. 21, 2019—Smarcal1 and Zranb3 protect replication forks from Myc-induced DNA replication stress. Puccetti MV, Adams CM, Kushinsky S, Eischen CM. Cancer Res. 2019 Jan 4. pii: canres.2705.2018. doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-18-2705. [Epub ahead of print] The cellular DNA replication stress response functions to stabilize DNA replication forks and inhibit genome instability and tumorigenesis induced by oncogenes. However, the...

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MSTPublications: December 2018

Dec. 19, 2018—Bone Marrow–Derived Proangiogenic Cells Mediate Pulmonary Arteriole Stiffening via Serotonin 2B Receptor Dependent Mechanism Bloodworth NC, Clark CR, West JD, Snider C, Gaskill C, Shay S, Scott C, Bastarache J, Gladson S, Moore C, D’Amico R, Brittain EL, Tanjore H, Blackwell TS, Majka SM, Merryman WD. Circ Res. Originally published 2018 Oct 25;123:e51–e64. doi:10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.118.31339 Rationale:...

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MSTPublications: November 2018

Nov. 27, 2018—Estrogen receptor-alpha (ESR1) polymorphism rs1999805 associates with asthma. Bloodworth MH*, Rusznak M*, Bastarache L, Wang J, Newcomb DC. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2018 Nov 15. pii: S1081-1206(18)31409-1. doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2018.11.005. [Epub ahead of print] As adults, women have higher rates of asthma and allergic disease as well as increased asthma severity compared to men. Pre or...

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MSTPublications: October 2018

Oct. 30, 2018—Acinetobacter baumannii OxyR regulates the transcriptional response to hydrogen peroxide. Juttukonda LJ, Green ER, Lonergan ZR, Heffern MC, Chang CJ, Skaar EP. Infect Immun. 2018 Oct 8. pii: IAI.00413-18. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00413-18. [Epub ahead of print] Acinetobacter baumannii is a Gram-negative opportunistic pathogen that causes diverse infections, including pneumonia, bacteremia, and wound infections. Due to multiple...

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MSTPublications: September 2018

Oct. 16, 2018—Congratulations to all of our MSTP students on their successful publications! Take a look at the great work our students are doing. Neurological symptoms in hypophoshatasia. Colazo JM, Hu JR, Dahir KM, Simmons JH. Osteoporos Int. 2018 Sep 13. doi: 10.1007/s00198-018-4691-6. [Epub ahead of print] Isolated traumatic pectoralis minor tendon tear in a young adult diagnosed with MRI....

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