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Inaugural SCRIPS symposium set for March 21

Mar. 15, 2019, 10:51 AM


by Bill Snyder

The inaugural SCRIPS symposium — Supporting Careers in Research for Interventional Physicians and Surgeons — will be held from 1-4 p.m. March 21 in 202 Light Hall.

SCRIPS is a new program designed to equip MD-only interventional physicians for academic careers in basic and translational research. It is open to applicants from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Meharry Medical College.

The symposium will feature keynote addresses by Kelle Moley, MD, senior vice president and chief science officer of the March of Dimes, and cancer researcher Anil Rustgi, MD, the T. Grier Miller Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Scientific presentations also will be given by resident/fellow SCRIPS Scholars Yash Choksi, MD, and Akshitkumar Mistry, MD. The symposium is open to all medical students, residents, fellows and faculty.

SCRIPS is supported by a five-year, $2.5-million Physician Scientist Institutional Award from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund announced last year. For more information, go to the Office of Research website at and click on Vanderbilt SCRIPS.

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