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Nominations for Vanderbilt Prize Scholar sought

Mar. 26, 2015, 9:21 AM

Nominations for this year’s Vanderbilt Prize Scholar are now being accepted. The deadline is April 24.

Vanderbilt Prize Scholars are female graduate students in the biomedical sciences who are mentored by the winners of the Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science.

This year’s scholar will be mentored by the 2014 Vanderbilt Prize recipient, Susan Lindquist, Ph.D., professor of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a 2009 National Medical of Science winner.

The Vanderbilt Prize Scholar will be recognized during Lindquist’s Flexner Discovery Lecture on Nov. 19.

Vanderbilt Prize Scholars are women on the Ph.D. track, including Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. trainees, who are conducting biomedical research, who have completed the qualifying exam and who have at least one more year to complete their Ph.D. degree.

Nominations will be accepted from department chairs or program directors in the biomedical sciences, as well as directors of graduate studies and faculty mentors.

Winning nominees are those who demonstrate excellent leadership qualities through their research and service to the scientific community as well as characteristics that demonstrate outstanding potential to impact medicine through research during their careers.

Nominations should include a CV, statement from the faculty mentor/adviser, copy of thesis proposal and committee report from the qualifying examination.

Nomination materials may be submitted online to Danielle Certa in the office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Lawrence Marnett, Ph.D., until April 24. For more information, contact Certa at or 936-6228.

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