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Congratulations to the graduating class of 2021 on their Residency Match!

Mar. 30, 2021—  Note: All individuals pictured without masks in the same photo are members of the same household.

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Vanderbilt Students Co-Host Nation-Wide MD/DO-PhD LGBTQIA+ Trainee Discussion Session

Mar. 30, 2021—by Camille Wang (G2) In collaboration with the American Physician Scientist Association (APSA) and the Medical School Pride Alliance (MSPA), Kelsey McNew (G4), Camille Wang (G2), and Mollie Marr (OHSU M3) co-hosted the first trainee discussion session for LGBTQIA+ MD/DO-PhD students on Thursday, March 25, 2021.  The event aimed to create cross-institutional connections and generate...

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MSTP Anti-racism, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement

Mar. 30, 2021—Last fall the MSTP Anti-racism, Diversity, and Inclusion (ADI) Council was established to work towards promoting equity, diversity, inclusion, belonging, and justice in our program. The council is co-led by MSTP Leadership Team members Dr. Lourdes Estrada and Dr. Megan Williams and student members include Samantha Beik (G3), Xavier Bledsoe (G1), Benjamin Fowler (G3), Candace Grisham...

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MSTP x COVID-19 Vaccine

Mar. 30, 2021—In addition to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine (featuring Bryn Sierra (Program Manager, bottom left) and Kyle Enriquez (M1, bottom right)), some MSTP students (Danny Sack (G3) , Lizzie Hale (G4), Kelsey McNew (G4), Maggie Axelrod (G4), Emilie Fisher (G1), and Sarah Reed (M2)) have started volunteering their time to vaccinate the public! Click here to read...

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Life in the MSTP – March 2021

Mar. 30, 2021—Thomas Li (M2) joined the homeowner club this month!   Danny Sack (G3) mentoring Nada Elsayed (M1) at Shade Tree Clinic!

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Finding Housing During a Pandemic 

Mar. 30, 2021—by Jeewoo Kim (M1) Jeewoo reached out to the first year MSTP class to learn more about how they found housing during the pandemic. They shared some helpful tips! What type of housing do you live in?   How did you find housing?   How many roommates do you have?   Do you rent or...

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Honors and Awards – March 2021

Mar. 30, 2021—  Congratulations Zach Williams (G2) and Brad Reinfeld (G4) on receiving their F30 awards!   Ansley Kunnath’s (M2) presentation won first place at the 2021 Annual Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care Conference, congratulations!

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MSTPublications: March 2021

Mar. 30, 2021—Structure-function analysis of oncogenic EGFR Kinase Domain Duplication reveals insights into activation and a potential approach for therapeutic targeting. Du Z*, Brown BP*, Kim S, Ferguson D, Pavlick DC, Jayakumaran G, Benayed R, Gallant JN, Zhang YK, Yan Y, Red-Brewer M, Ali SM, Schrock AB, Zehir A, Ladanyi M, Smith AW, Meiler J, Lovly CM....

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Physician-Scientist Speaker Series: Dr. Mukesh Jain

Mar. 30, 2021—by Nick Petersen (G2) On March 11th, 2021, the Vanderbilt MSTP and American Physician Scientist Association (APSA) Chapter hosted Dr. Mukesh Jain for the Flexner Discovery lecture and MSTP Physician Scientist Speaker Series (PSSS). Dr. Jain is a pioneer is the study of Krüppel-like factor (KLF) proteins as regulators of metabolism, immunity, and the cardiovascular...

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NextGen Physician Scientists Lecture Series: Dr. Vanessa Northington Gamble M.D., Ph.D.

Feb. 25, 2021—by Nowrin Chowdhury (G2) On February 18, 2021, the National Association of M.D.-Ph.D. programs hosted Dr. Vanessa Northington Gamble M.D., Ph.D. for their most recent installment of the NextGen Physician Scientists Lecture series, which features discussions of science and career presented by outstanding physician-scientists of color from across the country. Dr. Gamble is a University...

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MSTPets

Feb. 24, 2021—Millie welcomed a new sibling this month, Kimmy (yes after the one and only Kimberly Schmidt). According to human John Shelley (G1) they have been adjusting nicely (see below for their snowy adventure). Kimmy and Millie, Ruben and Cece all enjoyed some time out in the snow and their humans John Shelley (G1), Allie Lake (M2)...

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Life in the MSTP – February 2021

Feb. 24, 2021—Congratulations to Nick Petersen (G2) and his partner Josh Carrelo-Méndez on their recent engagement! Congratulations to Cam Bermudez (M4) and Elizabeth Bermudez (VUMC Emergency Medicine Resident) who welcomed their son Samuel Bermudez early in the month, just in time for the snow! The G2 class gathered for a virtual game night and played Among Us. Seven...

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Honors and Awards – February 2021

Feb. 24, 2021—Congratulations Dr. Lindsay Kozek (M4) for matching in Ophthalmology at Harvard/Massachusetts Eye & Ear!   Jack Walker (G5) received the Vanderbilt Scholar in Diabetes Graduate Student Award and Jordan Wright, MD, PhD (Avery-Cohen PSTP Associate College Advisor) received the Daryl K. Granner Scholar in Diabetes Award at Vanderbilt Diabetes Day sponsored by the Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center (VDRTC) and the...

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G1 Students Share Lab Selections

Feb. 24, 2021—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: Here’s what they had to say about choosing their lab: Riley Bergman: I knew I wanted to join a cancer biology lab because the more I learn...

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