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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 Remdesivir Co-Inventor Dr. Mark Denison Delivers Grand Rounds on COVID-19

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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Maureen Gannon, MSTP mentor, featured on local news!

Jan. 31, 2020—Dr. Maureen Gannon, former MSTP Advising College Leader and PI to Joey Elsakr (G5) and Eric Donahue (G2) was featured on the local news for her contributions to mentoring the next generation of scientists!

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Changes to the MSTP Website!

Dec. 19, 2019—by Maxwell Roeske (G2) Over the past year, a small group of MSTP students has worked together with the leadership team to re-work the MSTP’s website. Excessive information was condensed (there is only one “Nashville” page now instead of the previous three), graphics were updated and beautified (check out the new Curriculum page), and the design has...

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Get to Know your PhD Program Managers

Dec. 19, 2019—by Lourdes Estrada (MSTP LT) As you move from medical school (after M2) to graduate school (G1), getting to know your support options in your individual PhD programs will help ensure that your transition is a smooth one. Of course, the MSTP Leadership are always available to assist, as well. In this piece, we introduce...

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First MSTP Leadership Book Club Meeting

Dec. 19, 2019—by Lindsay Klofas (G4) The first meeting of the MSTP Leadership Book Club was held in November. We read “Dare to Lead” by Brené Brown and had a great discussion. Topics included how to lead in accordance with our values and the importance of clear feedback. Our next meeting will be in February and we...

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Meet Julie Gannon, MSTP Financial Unit and Grants Manager

Dec. 19, 2019—by Julie Gannon (MSTP LT) Back to the beginning: I grew up in Lewisburg, a small town in middle Tennessee and always believed that I was destined for city life after college. Instead, I married and moved to my husband’s hometown, Woodbury, a town even smaller than Lewisburg. While we don’t have the many conveniences...

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VUMC Alum Jerry Jaboin, MD, PhD, Meets with Students

Nov. 22, 2019—by Stephanie Dudzinski (G5) Dr. Jerry Jaboin earned his M.D./Ph.D. from Howard University/National Cancer Institute before completing his Radiation Oncology residency at Vanderbilt. He is now an Associate Professor and Executive Vice-Chair of the Department of Radiation Medicine at Oregon Health Sciences University.  Dr. Jaboin met with several MSTP students, in which we all shared...

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