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Honors and Awards – April 2024

Apr. 30, 2024—   Natalie Bennett (G5), Riley Bergman (G4), and Sarah Reed (G3) were among the 100 doctoral students in the U.S. and Canada selected to receive a $25,000 Scholar Award from the P.E.O. Sisterhood this year. The P.E.O. Sisterhood is a philanthropic educational organization dedicated to supporting higher education for women. The P.E.O. Scholar Awards were established...

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MSTP Leadership Team visits the National Museum of African American Music

Apr. 29, 2024—by Leigh Ann Gardner (Grants Manager) The MSTP Leadership Team visited the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) on Friday, April 26, as part of their ongoing education on ADI topics. The museum, located on Broadway in Nashville and free for Vanderbilt students (valid student ID required at time of admittance), focuses on both...

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MSTPublications: April 2024

Apr. 29, 2024—Solid organ transplant recipients exhibit more TET2-mutant clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential not driven by increased transplantation risk. Silver AJ, Vlasschaert C, Mack T, Sharber B, Xu Y, Bick AG, Pinson CW, Savona MR. Clin Cancer Res. 2024 Mar 29. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-23-3840. Online ahead of print. Purpose: Solid organ transplant recipients comprise a unique population...

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2024 AAP/ASCI/APSA Joint Meeting

Apr. 29, 2024—by Megan Tigue (G3) Several members of the Vanderbilt MSTP attended the annual AAP/ASCI/APSA Joint Meeting April 4th – 7th in Chicago, IL. This conference represents a collaboration between the  Association of American Physicians, the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the American Physician Scientists Association. The meeting features presentations of high-level discoveries from distinguished...

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Physician Scientist Speaker Series with Vanessa Northington Gamble, MD, PhD

Apr. 29, 2024—by Megan Tigue (G3)   On April 18th, the Vanderbilt chapter of the American Physician Scientist Association invited Dr. Vanessa Northington Gamble, M.D., Ph.D., to give a Discovery Lecture at VUMC and to have dinner with students at the Physician Scientist Speaker Series. Every spring, the MSTP invites a distinguished physician scientist to meet with...

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MSTPets

Mar. 29, 2024—Camille and Nowrin’s fur babies playing on Cadaver ball day!

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Life in the MSTP – March 2024

Mar. 29, 2024—Our MSTP classmates had a wonderful time at Cadaver Ball! Cadaver Ball is held the day after Match to celebrate our outgoing M4s.   Yasminye Pettway (G4) and alumni Dr. Ayesha Muhammad (’23) and Dr. Rachana Haliyur (’20) reunited at the University of Michigan, where Drs. Muhammad and Haliyur are now residents!   The MSTP Women in Training group hosted a Paint...

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Honors and Awards – March 2024

Mar. 29, 2024—Congratulations Dr. Nick Petersen (M4) on successfully defending his dissertation!     Congratulations to Peggy Randon (M1) & Kaitlin McKernan (G2) who received the 2024 Robert F. Miller Award for Community Service and Engagement!   Congratulations to Sarah Reed (G3) on receiving her NIH NRSA F30!

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MSTPublications: March 2024

Mar. 29, 2024—Leveraging generative AI to prioritize drug repurposing candidates for Alzheimer’s disease with real-world clinical validation. Yan C, Grabowska ME, Dickson AL, Li B, Wen Z, Roden DM, Michael Stein C, Embí PJ, Peterson JF, Feng Q, Malin BA, Wei WQ. NPJ Digit Med. 2024 Feb 26;7(1):46. doi: 10.1038/s41746-024-01038-3. Drug repurposing represents an attractive alternative to...

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ADI Highlights: MSTP Seminar with Dr. Consuelo Wilkins

Mar. 29, 2024—by Xavier Bledsoe (G4) Recently the Vanderbilt MSTP had the privilege of hearing from Dr. Consuelo Wilkins, Senior Vice President and Senior Associate Dean for Health Equity and Inclusive Excellence at VUMC during our weekly seminar series. Dr. Wilkins is a nationally renowned physician scientist  investigating the social, cultural, and environmental contributors to research and...

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Catching up with alum, Dr. Jack Walker!

Mar. 28, 2024—by Neil Chada (G2)  Dr. Jack Walker M.D., Ph.D. graduated from the Vanderbilt MSTP in 2022 and is currently a pediatrics resident at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He plans to pursue an endocrinology fellowship on the research track to continue his studies of metabolism in the next chapter of his career as a...

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MSTPublications: February 2024

Feb. 29, 2024—Relative predictive value of sociodemographic factors for chronic diseases among All of Us participants: a descriptive analysis. Kunnath AJ, Sack DE, Wilkins CH. BMC Public Health. 2024 Feb 8;24(1):405. doi: 10.1186/s12889-024-17834-1. Background: Although sociodemographic characteristics are associated with health disparities, the relative predictive value of different social and demographic factors remains largely unknown. This study...

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Instagram Takeovers: Day in the Life

Feb. 28, 2024—This week our students are taking over our instagram account (@VanderbiltMSTP) for a day in the life series. If you missed anyone, they are all saved as highlights, along with last year’s day in the life takeovers!

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ADI Highlights

Feb. 28, 2024—Vanderbilt will celebrate Women’s History Month during March to honor and celebrate the struggles and achievements of women of all nations and cultures. Please see this list of events hosted by the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center.  As February draws to a close there are still opportunities to celebrate Black History in and around Nashville and continue to support Black-owned businesses and restaurants. February also brought...

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