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Meet Goodpasture College Advisor James Goldenring, MD, PhD

Mar. 28, 2019—by J-N Gallant (M4) James Goldenring was born in New Haven, Connecticut and grew up as the “Kennedy ideal”; as a Northeasterner with “a Yale degree and a Harvard education.” After completing his undergraduate studies at Harvard, he pursued a combined MD-PhD at Yale, focusing on molecular biochemistry and being, arguably, the first to purify...

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State of the SAC

Jan. 30, 2019—Our fellow MSTP students, Kelsey and I were asked to write a brief State of the Student Advisory Committee (SAC) for the January newsletter reflecting on what has been accomplished over the past year and plans moving forward. As a composition of individual students, the MSTP has thrived over the past year due to the...

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Vanderbilt MSTP Sponsors Helen Hobbs, MD for Flexner Discovery Lecture Series

Jan. 30, 2019—by Aaron Lim (G3) On January 10, 2019, the Vanderbilt MSTP’s American Physician Scientist Association’s (APSA) chapter hosted Helen Hobbs, MD, a physician-scientist renowned for her work on the genetics of plasma lipid levels and cardiovascular risk. She is an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular Genetics...

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Meet Stahlman-Thomas Associate College Advisor Debra Dixon, MD, MS

Dec. 19, 2018—by Ayesha Muhammad (G1) Dr. Debra Dixon, the newest PSTP advisor for Stahlman-Thomas, obtained her medical degree and a masters in Clinical Research from Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, before joining the Harrison Society in 2016. Currently a fellow in Cardiology, her research focuses on prevention of heart failure with preserved...

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Double Feature: Meet Alumnus and Avery-Cohen Associate College Advisor Curtis Gabriel, M.D., Ph.D. (’14)

Nov. 28, 2018—by Ayesha Muhammad (G1) Meet Curtis Gabriel, Avery-Cohen PSTP adviser and Vandy MSTP alum (PhD ‘12, MD ‘14). He worked in the lab of Dr. Amy Major (Avery-Cohen faculty adviser) during his time in the program, getting a PhD from the department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology. He did his residency at Vanderbilt, as part...

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8th Annual Southeastern Medical Scientist Symposium

Nov. 28, 2018—by Maggie Axelrod (G2) The Southeastern Medical Scientist Symposium (SEMSS) is a regional American Physician Scientist Association (APSA) annual meeting designed to bring together trainees at all levels, from undergraduates to current MD/PhD students and residents, who are interested in pursuing careers as physician-scientists. The main goals of SEMSS are to strengthen the MD/PhD community...

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Double Feature: Kristen Noble – Alumna (Ph.D. ’12) and Associate College Advisor (Sutherland)

Oct. 31, 2018—by Ayesha Muhammad (G1) Dr. Kristen Noble is a 2nd year neonatology fellow, currently serving as an Associate Advisor for Sutherland College. She is also an alumna of the Vanderbilt Meharry Alliance MSTP, receiving her PhD from Susan Wente’s lab in 2012, where she studied proteins that regulate mRNA export, and MD from Meharry Medical...

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Senior Vice President at ABC News Gives Keynote Address at MSTP Leadership Workshop

Oct. 30, 2018—The MSTP Leadership Workshop (LW) I for junior graduate phase students was held on September 14th and attended by over 30 students in the graduate phase of training. The goal of this biennial workshop is to coach students on leadership competencies fundamental to success as a physician-scientist. As Dr. Chris Williams pointed out in his...

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Meet Bryn Sierra, MSTP Program Manager

Oct. 16, 2018—Bryn by the numbers 6 colleges attended over… 13 years, earning… 3 degrees 26 total lifetime moves 1 year left before the big 4-0 2 super cute kiddos 1 Mechanical Engineer husband with… 7 RC airplanes currently in the garage 10 years working at Vandy 2 years working at Vandy while commuting from Cookeville 5...

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The Newly Revamped MSTP Seminar Series

Oct. 16, 2018—The start of the academic year means the resumption of MSTP Seminar, and this year brings a few changes. One major change is the move from Light Hall to the new facilities in Eskind Biomedical Library and Learning Center. Between the updated technology and differences in room layouts, presenters and attendees will be adjusting to some major logistical changes....

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