Medical Scientist Training Program Archives
Ovarian cancer expert Odunsi to deliver next Discovery Lecture
Mar. 30, 2023—Kunle Odunsi, MD, PhD, director of the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center, will deliver the next Discovery Lecture at Vanderbilt on Thursday, April 6.
Vanderbilt MSTP students receive P.E.O. Scholar Awards
Jul. 14, 2022—Three aspiring physician-scientists in Vanderbilt University’s Medical Scientist Training Program are among this year’s recipients of highly competitive P.E.O. Scholar Awards.
Brain function expert Deisseroth set for March 17 Discovery Lecture
Mar. 10, 2022—Optogenetics pioneer Karl Deisseroth, MD, PhD, will speak at Vanderbilt's upcoming Discovery Lecture on Thursday, March 17.
VUSM mourns loss of medical student
Sep. 16, 2021—Students and faculty of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) were informed last night about the death of classmate Zachary Scott Jones.
Medical Scientist Training Program adapts to COVID-19 challenges
Apr. 16, 2020—The Medical Scientist Training Program has been intentional in approaching the challenges presented by COVID-19.
UT Southwestern’s Hobbs to discuss genetics of fatty liver disease
Jan. 7, 2019—Helen Hobbs, MD, internationally renowned for her work defining the genetic determinants of plasma lipid levels and cardiovascular risk, will kick off the 2019 Flexner Discovery Lecture series Thursday, Jan. 10.
Asthma expert Wenzel set for Nov. 9 Discovery Lecture
Nov. 2, 2017—Sally Wenzel, M.D., a global expert on severe asthma, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 9.
American Diabetes Association honors Granner’s achievements
Jun. 1, 2017—Daryl Granner, M.D., professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, emeritus, at Vanderbilt, has been recognized for outstanding achievements in diabetes research and training by the American Diabetes Association.
Estrada named to MSTP operations leadership role
Oct. 13, 2016—Lourdes Estrada, Ph.D., assistant professor of Cancer Biology, has been named associate director for Academic Programs and Operations for the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP).
Engle set for next Discovery Lecture
Sep. 29, 2016—Elizabeth Engle, M.D., a pediatric neurologist who discovered a group of genetic disorders affecting cranial nerves, will present the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 6.
Williams to lead physician-scientist training program
May. 19, 2016—Christopher Williams, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology, was recently named associate dean for Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s Physician-Scientist Education and Training Program (PSTP) and director of the Medical Science Training Program (MSTP).
Study explores gene’s role in protecting HIV patients from TB
Mar. 17, 2016—An international research team led by scientists from Vanderbilt University Medical Center has identified a genetic variant that protects people with HIV from developing active tuberculosis. The variant is near the gene encoding the infection-fighting cytokine IL-12.