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Honors and Awards – September 2021

Sep. 30, 2021—Congratulations Evonne McArthur (G4) on being selected as a pre-doctoral semifinalist for the ASHG 2021 Epstein Trainee Awards for Excellence in Human Genetics! Congratulations Maxwell Roeske (G4) on receiving a travel award to the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology’s annual meeting!

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MSTPubs: September 2021

Sep. 30, 2021—​​​​Amelioration of post-traumatic osteoarthritis via nanoparticle depots delivering small interfering RNA to damaged cartilage. Bedingfield, SK, Colazo, JM, Yu, F. et al. Nat Biomed Eng. 2021 Aug 19. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41551-021-00780-3 The progression of osteoarthritis is associated with inflammation triggered by the enzymatic degradation of extracellular matrix in injured cartilage. Here we show that a locally injected...

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Celebrating the Life of Zachary Jones (G2) – by

Sep. 30, 2021—by Donald Okoye (G2) “The only truly dead are those who have been forgotten; for if you are a good person, even after death, your grave is loved” -African proverb The past couple of weeks have been especially difficult for many of us. In that time, we have found ourselves mourning the loss of a...

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MSTPets

Aug. 31, 2021—  Camille Wang (G3) and Nowrin Chowdhury (G3) brought home Suki, a sweet 8 year old husky. Their roommate Jenna also adopted a younger sister, Josie!         Leon Cai (G3) adopted a kitty to his home, Mango!

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Honors and Awards – August 2021

Aug. 31, 2021—Congratulations to Maxwell Roeske (G4) on receiving his F30!         Congratulations to Seth Reasoner (G2) for being peer-elected as co-president of the Vanderbilt School of Medicine Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society!

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MSTPublications: August 2021

Aug. 30, 2021—Machine Learning Prediction of Kidney Stone Composition Using Electronic Health Record-Derived Features. Abraham A, Kavoussi N, Sui W, Bejan C, Capra JA, Hsi R. J Endourol. 2021 Jul 27. doi: 10.1089/end.2021.0211. Online ahead of print. Aims: Noninvasive prediction of kidney stone composition could direct dietary and pharmacologic preventative treatment without stone analysis. We aimed to assess the...

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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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