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MSTP Student Advocacy and Activism

Oct. 31, 2019—Here are some of the many ways our students are involved in activism and advocacy!         Maggie Axelrod (G3) Advocacy/Activism Role: Board member of the Tennessee Health Care Campaign, a non-profit with the vision of affordable, high-quality, equitable health care for all Tennesseans Why this is important to me: We have an unjust...

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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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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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G1 Students Share Lab Choices

Sep. 30, 2019—The Vanderbilt MSTP would like to congratulate the G1 class on completing their first two years of medical school and on joining the following laboratories and graduate programs for their graduate studies! Here’s what they had to say about choosing their lab: “As an undergrad, I spent several years in a lab studying cancer metabolism,...

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Roses, Thorns, and Pearls: A Reflection and Advice on M1 year

Aug. 29, 2019—by Riley Bergman (M2) A lot can change in 13 months, especially with a transition as big as starting medical school. Regardless of what you were doing before coming to med school, transitioning to a new environment, a new routine, and a rigorous first-year curriculum can be daunting. This year brought some of the best...

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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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34th Annual MD/PhD National Student Conference

Jul. 30, 2019—The Vanderbilt MSTP was well represented at this years National MD-PhD Student Conference from July 12-14, 2019 in Copper Mountain, CO [elevation 9,712’!], hosted by the University of Colorado MSTP. Thao Le (G2), Victoria Martucci (G4), Petria Thompson (G4),  and Benjamin Reisman (G4), were in attendance as well as Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP) director...

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Reflections on MD/PhD Training from Vanderbilt University MSTP Graduates!

Jul. 30, 2019—Members of the recent Vanderbilt MSTP graduating class spoke with classmate Ben Fensterheim to offer their advice on MD/PhD training!

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Introducing the Vanderbilt MSTP Incoming Class of 2019!

Jun. 25, 2019—The Vanderbilt MSTP is excited to introduce the incoming class of 2018, who started the program orientation on June 18th. We are delighted to have such a bright group of future physician-scientists join our program. Welcome, new M1s! Aaron Gochman Hometown: Long Island, New York Undergraduate: Stony Brook Major: Biology Research Interest: Neurological and psychiatric diseases Talents: I played the...

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