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Vanderbilt Prize Scholar nominations due Feb. 1

Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D., the Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor and head of the Robin Chemers Neustein Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development at Rockefeller University in New York. (Mario Morgado/The Rockefeller University)

Elaine Fuchs, the Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor and head of the Robin Chemers Neustein Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development at Rockefeller University in New York. (Mario Morgado/The Rockefeller University)

Nominations for this year’s Vanderbilt Prize Scholar are now being accepted. The deadline is Feb. 1.

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

This year’s scholar will be mentored by the 2016 Vanderbilt Prize recipient, Elaine Fuchs, an internationally known scientist at The Rockefeller University in New York and an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

The Vanderbilt Prize Scholar will be recognized during Fuchs’s Flexner Discovery Lecture on March 30.

Vanderbilt Prize Scholars are women in the Ph.D. track at the School of Medicine (including Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. trainees) who have completed the qualifying exam and have at least one more year to complete the 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 possess characteristics that demonstrate outstanding potential to impact medicine through research during their careers.

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

Nomination materials may be submitted online to Megan Smallwood in the VUMC Office of Research until Feb. 1. For more information, contact megan.smallwood@vanderbilt.edu or 615-875-7529.