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The Vanderbilt MSTP introduces the Incoming Class of 2016

Margaret Axelrod
July 21, 2016

  The Vanderbilt MSTP is pleased to announce the incoming class of 2016. This year's class was welcomed to Vanderbilt on June 15, and just last week began orientation for their first year of medical school. We are thrilled to have such a smart, fun, and diverse group of individuals join us!

Alumni Profile: Caroline Lai, M.D., Ph.D.

Abin Abraham
July 21, 2016
Posted in Alumni Profiles

Dr. Caroline (Lai) Kang, MD PhD Post Graduate Year 1 Department of Urologic Surgery Vanderbilt MSTP, 2015   Dr. Caroline Kang recently graduated from the Vanderbilt MSTP program in 2015. She is currently a general surgery intern in her first year of the urology residency program at Vanderbilt  University. For her PhD, she studied the role of endothelial cells in bloodstream dissemination of  reovirus under the mentorship of Dr. Terry Dermody.  

Data sharing in response to emergent health crises: an interview with Dr. James Crowe

Data sharing in response to emergent health crises: an interview with Dr. James Crowe        Whether describing an emergent disease, developing a vaccine, or selecting a targeted therapy, intra- and interinstitutional collaboration is vital to expeditiously tackling urgent biomedical questions. However, many characteristics of academic science restrict scientists’ ability to work cohesively. First, distributing limited financial and biological resources nationally

Alumni Profile: Nichelle Winters, M.D., Ph.D.

Abin Abraham
May 9, 2016
Posted in Alumni Profiles

Dr. Winters is a recent graduate (2015) of the Vanderbilt MSTP program. She is in her first year of Internal Medicine Residency at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Winters hails from Vale, Oregon and came to Vanderbilt with an interest in developmental biology. Under the mentorship of Dr. David Bader during graduate school, she investigated the development of serosal mesothelium in the chicken embryo, which is a progenitor tissue for the vasculature and fibroblast skeleton of internal organs. One of her favorite things about Nashville is the parks, especially Percy Warner park.

Podcast: Get to Know a Vanderbilt MSTP Student

Listen to G2 MSTP student Ben Fensterheim interview recent MSTP graduates Megan and Tanner Freeman about their research in virology and colorectal cancer, their experience matching into the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center hospital system, and their advice for current and prospective MSTP students.

Alumni Profile: Joshua Fessel, M.D., Ph.D.

Abin Abraham
May 5, 2016
Posted in Alumni Profiles

Dr. Joshua Fessel graduated from the Vanderbilt MSTP in 2006 as the Founder’s Medal winner for the School of Medicine. He is currently an Assistant Professor within the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Vanderbilt University with appointments in Medicine, Pharmacology, and Cancer Biology. As a physician-scientist, Dr. Fessel splits his time between 20-25% clinical and 75-80% research. To date, he equally weights the discovery of isofurans and his work to help build the mitochondrial science community at Vanderbilt as his most important scientific endeavors thus far. His laboratory investigates redox biology and molecular metabolism with a focus on a variety of different disease models, most notably pulmonary arterial hypertension. Closing the gap between the bench and bedside, Dr. Fessel attends in the medical intensive care unit and on the pulmonary consultation service eight weeks per year and serves in a general pulmonary outpatient clinic.

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