October 30, 2017

MSTP Celebrations - October 2017


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Chike Abana (G3) successfully defended his dissertation entitled, “Human CMV Epitope-Specific CD4+ T Cells Are Persistently Elevated and Cytotoxic in HIV+ Subjects” (Microbiology and Immunology, PI Simon Mallal). Congratulations, Dr. Abana!


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MSTP students participated in the Iron Chef competition as part of VUSM's College Cup weekend!


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Caleb Ford (G2) married Elizabeth on October 14th, 2017 in Graham Chapel on WashU's campus, where they each attended undergrad. Congratulations, Caleb and Elizabeth!


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Aaron Lim (G2) won 2nd Place in Basic Sciences at the 2017 American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress Medical Student Program Poster Session!


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Cam Bermudez (MSTP G2) and Elizabeth Sherrill (VMS IV) recently got engaged at Glacier National Park. Congratulations!


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Dan Roden, M.D., PI of Kevin Bersell (M4), received the 2017 Medicine Alumni Global Lifetime Achievement Award from his alma mater, McGill University. Click here to read more!



Principal Investigators in Vanderbilt’s Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, including Ambra Pozzi, PhD (MSTP Associate Director for Graduate Education), received a five-year, $5 million federal grant to provide core research services in the fight against kidney disease. Click here to read more!







The Mini-MSTP Committee hosted a booth about disease transmission for children ages 5-10 at the VI4 outreach event, MEGAMicrobe!