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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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).

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Grundy to lead Health Professions Advisory Office

May. 11, 2016—College of Arts and Science Dean Lauren Benton has announced that Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Administration Michelle M. Grundy will become director of the Health Professions Advisory Office July 1. The office provides guidance to undergraduate students interested in attending health professions graduate schools.

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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.

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Dermody named to lead pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh

Dec. 10, 2015—Terence Dermody, M.D., director of the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) and Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, is leaving to become chair of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, physician-in-chief at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and scientific director of the Rangos Research Center.

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Health sciences, technology expert Edelman set for Discovery Lecture

Oct. 29, 2015—Elazer Edelman, M.D., Ph.D., a pioneer in the application of engineering and physical sciences to understand fundamental biological processes and the mechanisms of disease, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 5.

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York named Medical Scientist Training Program associate director

Jun. 19, 2014—  Sally York, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology, has been appointed associate director of the Vanderbilt Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP). The goal of the MSTP is to train leaders in biomedical research and human medicine while earning both M.D. and Ph.D. degrees. In her role as...

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Winder named associate director of MSTP program

Nov. 21, 2013—Danny Winder, Ph.D., professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, has been appointed associate director of the Vanderbilt Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), which enables future leaders in academic medicine to earn both M.D. and Ph.D. degrees.

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Discovery Lecture set to focus on mechanisms of fear

Sep. 20, 2012—Psychiatrist and fear researcher Kerry Ressler, M.D., Ph.D., will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 27.

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