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MSTPlants

Jul. 29, 2021—MSTPlants returns with the M1 bonsai tree which will change caretakers with each block, hopefully making it all the way to BBM!

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MSTPets

Jul. 29, 2021—With a new year, comes new pets! Megan Tigue’s (G1) adorable pair Chai and Jasmine Sarah Reed’s (G1) cutie noodle with one of the best boopable snoots Sam Palmer’s (M1) handsome boy Keith showing off his intellectual prowess at doggie graduation Harry debuts as our first featured python, cozily wrapped around his human Adam Abdulrahman...

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Life in the MSTP – July 2021

Jul. 29, 2021—M1s kick off the start of their first year with the welcome picnic at Loveless Cafe with Dr. Chris Williams (MSTP Director). Danny Sack (G4) and Dr. Petria Thompson (’21) were featured in the VUMC Annual compliance module.

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MSTP Diversity Calendar

Jul. 29, 2021—The MSTP Anti-racism, Diversity and Inclusion (ADI) Council created a new Diversity Calendar to help commemorate important events and holidays as well as advertise Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion related seminars and events occurring across the Vanderbilt campus, regionally and nationally. If you have an event you would like to add to the calendar let a...

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MSTPals 4Lyfe: G3 Memories from the Past Four Years

Jul. 29, 2021—by MSTP G3 Class (compiled by Nowrin Chowdhury) In June 2017, our class came together for the first time. In May of 2021, we watched as most of our classmates went onto residencies to continue their training as doctors. Although it is tough to say goodbye, through these past four years we’ve forged bonds with...

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Honors and Awards – July 2021

Jul. 29, 2021—Congratulations to our new M1s for receiving their white coats last week! Congratulations to our new APSA (American Physician Scientists Association) Representative-Elect Avery Bogart (G1)!  Congratulations to our new SAC (Student Advisory Committee) Chair-Elect Emilie Fisher (G2)! Congratulations Nick Petersen (G3) on receiving a diversity grant supplement from NINDS (National Institute on Neurological Disorders and Stroke)! Congratulations to Nowrin Chowdhury (G3) on...

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Dr. Harold Jordan, a Trailblazing Alumnus

Jul. 29, 2021—by Xavier Bledsoe (G2) Dr. Harold Jordan, M.D., is an alumnus of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) residency program in psychiatry, and he was one of several distinguished alumni nominated for the Vanderbilt MSTP Advising College Namesake. Following medical school training at the prestigious Meharry Medical College, he completed an intern year at his...

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MSTPublications: July 2021

Jul. 28, 2021—Elizabeth Moore’s recent first-author paper was featured here in the VUMC Reporter! MASiVar: Multisite, multiscanner, and multisubject acquisitions for studying variability in diffusion weighted MRI. Cai LY, Yang Q, Kanakaraj P, Nath V, Newton AT, Edmonson HA, Luci J, Conrad BN, Price GR, Hansen CB, Kerley CI, Ramadass K, Yeh FC, Kang H, Garyfallidis E, Descoteaux M, Rheault F, Schilling...

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On Pride Month

Jun. 29, 2021—by Camille Wang (G3) Fifty-two years ago, on the morning of June 28, police officers raided Stonewall Inn, manhandling patrons and arresting and violating people dressed in drag. Fed up with the harassment and discrimination, patrons and onlookers began a full-blown riot involving hundreds of people for days. This became known as the Stonewall Riots...

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Vanderbilt MSTP Retreat 2021

Jun. 29, 2021—by Maggie McBride (G3) The Vanderbilt MSTP gathered for the first time in over a year at the 2021 Annual Retreat! It was planned by the rising G3 class with a lot of help from Bryn. The day began with a virtual welcome by Director Dr. Chris Williams, followed by virtual poster sessions highlighting the...

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Life in the MSTP – June 2021

Jun. 29, 2021—Congratulations to Ben Reisman (M4) and Virginia Comer on their engagement!   Congratulations to Xavier Bledsoe (G2) and Joy Elfriede on their engagement!     Congratulations to Kyle Enriquez (M2) and Avery Bogart (G1) on becoming the most recent member of the homeowner’s club! First MSTP-wide happy hour in almost 2 years and a complete success! The M1...

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2021 Mini-MSTP Events

Jun. 29, 2021—By Jeewoo Kim (M2) and Natalie Bennett (G3) The Vanderbilt MSTP hosted its annual Mini-MSTP event this year in a virtual format. This year’s new style was adapted from previous years’ events, where approximately 150 local 5th and 6th grade students would come to Vanderbilt across two days to learn about medicine and science. During...

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Want to make an impact? The MSTP High School Mentoring Program is recruiting!

Jun. 29, 2021—By Thao Le (G4) This summer marks one year since the start of the Vanderbilt MSTP High School Mentoring Program, which aims to provide high school students from underprivileged backgrounds with exposure to careers in medicine and biomedical research as well as opportunities for mentorship that will affirm their potential for success. Piloted during a...

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Meet the 2021 MSTP Summer Scholars!

Jun. 29, 2021—This summer the Vanderbilt MSTP is hosting 7 undergraduate MSTP Summer Scholars. This summer program is designed to expose students from diverse backgrounds to the career of a physician-scientist and help prepare them to apply to MD/PhD programs. These students are on campus for 9 weeks completing a research project and gaining clinical shadowing experience. In...

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MSTPublications: June 2021

Jun. 25, 2021—Western-style diet consumption impairs maternal insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism during pregnancy in a Japanese macaque model. Elsakr JM, Zhao SK, Ricciardi V, Dean TA, Takahashi DL, Sullivan E, Wesolowski SR, McCurdy CE, Kievit P, Friedman JE, Aagaard KM, Edwards DRV, Gannon M. Sci Rep. 2021 Jun 21;11(1):12977. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-92464-w. The prevalence of maternal obesity...

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