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Meet Sutherland PSTP Associate College Advisor Andrew Terker, MD, PhD

Sep. 25, 2020—By Seth Reasoner (G1) Biography Dr. Andrew Terker is a new PSTP Associate College Advisor for Sutherland College. Dr. Terker is originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania. He completed his MD/PhD at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and graduated in 2017. While there, he studied renal physiology, specifically the effects of dietary potassium on distal nephron...

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Meet Stahlman-Thomas PSTP Associate College Advisor Dr. Justin Lo

Aug. 28, 2020—by Camille Wang (G2) Justin Lo, M.D. Ph.D., is currently a second year fellow in clinical oncology, and he is conducting research with Dr. Craig Duvall in the department of Biomedical Engineering. He sat down with me to share his career path, what he’s looking forward to as a new MSTP Associate College Advisor, and...

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PAUSE: A Framework to Disrupt Everyday Bias

Aug. 26, 2020—by Dr. Lourdes Estrada (MSTP LT) As a participant in a recent training session offered by Vanderbilt University on “Disrupting Everyday Bias,” I was expecting to hear the same concepts I had previously learned in implicit bias trainings. I was pleasantly surprised to learn a new framework (PAUSE) that I can practice in my daily...

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New Resource Available for Fellowship Applicants

Jun. 26, 2020—Edge for Scholars (EFS) Funded Grants Library is a new tool available for trainees writing a NRSA fellowship application. The library includes over two dozen examples of NRSA fellowship applications (F30, F31, F32) written by Vanderbilt trainees that include original submissions, resubmissions, and summary statements. There are also a few AHA fellowship applications in the...

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APSA/ASCI Joint Virtual Meeting

Apr. 29, 2020—by Duncan Smart (G2) Safety necessitated that the annual APSA/ASCI Joint Meeting in Chicago be transitioned to a virtual format. If you were unable to attend virtually, you can still catch some of the content! Our own Dr. David Aronoff  helped lead an interactive session titled “The Role of a Physician Scientist During a Pandemic”...

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Meet Stahlman-Thomas Associate College Advisor Michael Miller, MD, PhD

Apr. 29, 2020—by Ayesha Muhammad (G2) Dr. Michael Miller, the newest Associate College Advisor for Stahlman-Thomas, had no idea he would go into pediatrics during his PhD. His current clinical speciality, Pediatrics Critical Care, is a path rarely tread by physician-scientists. He got his MD and PhD from the University of Iowa and graduated in 2015, when...

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Preparing for the fight: Vanderbilt Vaccine Center’s efforts to find a COVID-19 treatment

Mar. 29, 2020—By Ben Fowler (G2, Crowe Lab)  Across the world, scientists and physicians have been called to the front lines of the fight against the pandemic novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, that causes COVID-19. Here at Vanderbilt, the Crowe Laboratory, part of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center, is working around-the-clock to rapidly develop SARS-CoV-2 antibodies that might be deployed...

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Vanderbilt’s Own Dr. Mark Denison Delivers Grand Rounds on COVID-19 Antiviral Remdesivir

Mar. 29, 2020—COVID Medicine Grand Rounds Summary: Title: Learning from SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19): Emergence, Disease Biology and Antivirals Dr. Mark Denison, Director of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt 3/5/2020 by Riley Bergman (M2)  On March 5th, 2020, as news about COVID-19 started to become widely disseminated in the media, the Vanderbilt community was lucky enough to attend a...

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Meet the new Sutherland faculty advisor: Heather Pua, MD, PhD

Feb. 28, 2020—by Ayesha Muhammad (G2) Heather Pua MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, and the new Faculty Adviser for Sutherland College. She did her B.S. in biology, and MD/PhD from Duke University, where she also completed her clinical rotations prior to entering her PhD, just like in Curriculum 2.0. She then...

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Focus on Fellowships

Feb. 27, 2020—From the desk of Julie Gannon, MSTP Grants Manager NIH recently updated their published success rates to include fiscal year 2019.  The combined F30/F31 success rate for fiscal years 2013 – 2019 is 28%.  In comparison, the MSTP combined overall success rate for our current G2 – M4 classes is 64%.  Even more impressive:  83%...

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