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Life in the MSTP – January 2023

Jan. 31, 2023—The G4 class made bao and watched House of the Dragon together!     Edwards-Goodpasture hosted a Tie Dye Party for their recent College Advisory Board (CAB) Day at MSTP seminar!   To kickoff MSTP Seminar for the year, the MSTP Wellness Committee hosted a “Create & Reflect” day where everyone potted plants and reflected on the growth...

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Lunches with Leaders

Jan. 31, 2023—Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, Dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and President and CEO of Vanderbilt Uninversity Medical Center, met with MSTP students for our Lunches with Leaders series this month. Lunches with Leaders hosts leadership from VU, VUSM, and VUMC to sit down with a small group of students over lunch for an...

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Honors and Awards – January 2023

Jan. 30, 2023—Congratulations to Allie Lake (G2) for receiving her NIH NRSA F30!

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MSTPublications: January 2023

Jan. 30, 2023—Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Sequelae of Asymptomatic Clostridioides difficile Colonization in Children with Cystic Fibrosis. Reasoner SA, Fazili IF, Bernard R, Parnell JM, Sokolow AG, Thomsen KF, Edwards KM, Brown RF, Nicholson MR. J Cyst Fibros. 2022 Dec 28:S1569-1993(22)01434-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jcf.2022.12.014. Online ahead of print. Patients with CF (pwCF) have high antibiotic use and an...

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MSTPets

Dec. 27, 2022—Emilie Fisher’s (G3) pups, Ori and CC, showing off their holiday sweaters. Featuring Elf Emilie crocheted by the talented Nada Elsayed (G1)!

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Life in the MSTP – December 2022

Dec. 27, 2022—Nowrin Chowdhury (G4), Camille Wang (G4), Andrew Boal (G4), Leon Cai (G4), and other friends attended the pulmonary holiday party, held at the TN State Museum.   \ Some members of the G3 class attended a holiday pop up!   Members of our MSTP Wellness committee hosted a holiday party for everyone in the program and their families...

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High School Mentorship Program

Dec. 27, 2022—by Yasminye Pettway (G3) The Vanderbilt MSTP High School Mentoring Program was founded in 2020 by Thao Le (G5). The program’s mission is to provide high school students from underrepresented backgrounds with exposure to careers in medicine and biomedical research as well as opportunities for mentorship that will affirm their potential for success. This academic...

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Honors and Awards – December 2022

Dec. 27, 2022—Yasminye Pettway (G3) received her NIH NRSA F30!   Seth Reasoner (G3) received his NIH NRSA F30 AND won a best poster award at the annual Collaborating for the Advancement of Interdisciplinary Research in Benign Urology meeting!   Atlee Witt’s (M2) abstract titled “Cervical Spinal Cord Susceptibility Weighted MRI at 7T: Application to Multiple Sclerosis” was...

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MSTPublications: December 2022

Dec. 27, 2022—Correlated depressive symptoms within seroconcordant, expectant partners living with HIV in Zambézia Province, Mozambique: a cross-sectional study. Sack DE, Matino A, Graves E, Emilio A, Shepherd BE, De Schacht C, Audet CM. AIDS Care. 2022 Dec 6:1-9. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2022.2151558. Online ahead of print. Approximately 15% of people with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa have comorbid depression,...

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Life in the MSTP – November 2022

Nov. 30, 2022—Esme Isabella McBride was born to Maggie McBride (G4) and husband Matthew on 11/22. She was 8lbs 9oz and 20.5 in. Big sister Maizy is also thrilled! Congratulations to all!   Kevin Zhang (M2), Kaitlin McKernan (G1), Drew Kittleson (G1), Jeewoo Kim (G1), and Nada Elsayed (G1) took a break from SEMSS at Waffle House!...

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Honors and Awards – November 2022

Nov. 30, 2022—Congratulations to the G3 class who recently celebrated their Halftime Party!   Monika Grabowska (G2) received her first funding support from MPRINT for her pilot study, titled “Developing and Mapping Pediatric Phecodes” AND she received her F30!   Victor Borza (G2) received the 2022 Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDDM) Student Innovation Award for his AMIA 2022 paper...

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MSTPublications: November 2022

Nov. 30, 2022—T cells specific for α-myosin drive immunotherapy-related myocarditis. Axelrod ML, Meijers WC, Screever EM, Qin J, Carroll MG, Sun X, Tannous E, Zhang Y, Sugiura A, Taylor BC, Hanna A, Zhang S, Amancherla K, Tai W, Wright JJ, Wei SC, Opalenik SR, Toren AL, Rathmell JC, Ferrell PB, Phillips EJ, Mallal S, Johnson DB, Allison...

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Southeastern Medical Scientist Symposium (SEMSS) Conference

Nov. 30, 2022—by Kevin Zhang (M2) and Kaitlin McKernan (G1) The Southeastern Medical Scientist Symposium (SEMSS) annual conference was hosted by The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) MSTP on November 19th-20th. SEMSS is an American Physician Scientists Association (APSA) regional meeting that aims to bring together physician-scientists, residents, and MD, MD-PhD, and undergraduate students to promote...

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Physician Scientist Speaker Series with Dr. Matthew Schrag

Nov. 30, 2022—by Megan Tigue (G2) On the evening of Monday, November 7th, Vanderbilt’s chapter of the American Physician Scientists Association (APSA) held its fall Physician Scientist Speaker Series. This year APSA hosted a cocktail hour and dinner followed by a wonderful talk from Vanderbilt neurologist Matthew Schrag, MD, PhD. Dr. Schrag shared details of his career...

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Meet Dr. John Stafford, MSTP Associate Director for Clinical Education

Nov. 30, 2022—by Jeewooo Kim (G1) Dr. John M. Stafford is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism and Molecular Physiology and Biophysics. He is also the Associate Director for Clinical Education for the Vanderbilt MSTP. His lab focuses on obesity and diabetes contribution to cardiovascular risk and he has a...

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