Emory MSTP Retreat - August 2014
|Dr. Anita Corbitt, co-Director of the MSTP, and M3 MD/PhD student Orion Kiefer, Jr., as the first recipients of the Laney Graduate School's Eleanor Main Graduate Mentor Awards! The awards are given to the graduate student and faculty who "set the standard for mentorship excellence at Emory." We're incredibly proud of Orion and Anita on this amazing acheivement! More information can be found on the Laney Graduate School press release.|
Last week, we had 9 of our M4's match into fantastic residency programs! We wish you all the best of luck in what is bound to be very successful careers!
General Surgery at the University of Wisconsin
Internal Medicine at Albert Einstein / Montefiore Medical Center
Internal Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine
Internal Medicine at Harvard / Mass. General Hospital
Internal Medicine at UCLA
Internal Medicine at UCSF
Internal Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh
Pediatrics at Harvard / Boston Children's Hospital
Psychiatry at Emory University School of Medicine
Last week, 6 M4's from our program successfully matched into top residency programs across the country! A hearty congratulations to all of them, and best wishes in their careers ahead! The residencies they matched into are:
Pediatrics at the UCSF School of Medicine
Ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania Health System
Neurology at Emory University School of Medicine
Radiation Oncology at the UT Southwestern Medical Center
Vascular Surgery at the University of Michigan Health System
Anesthesiology at NY Presbytarian / Weill Cornell Medical Center
Michael defended his thesis entitled "Unintended consequences of influenza vaccination on bacterial disease: Introducing the Generalized Herd Effect."
Nina was awarded the Benjamin H. Kean Travel Fellowship in Tropical Medicine to support her to conduct research in Africa this year.
Nina will join Ethan Bornstein (Emory School of Medicine) as one of 20 Kean Fellows for 2013.
Howie was awarded a 2013 NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI) fellowship which will send him to Australia for 2 months.
Howie was also awarded an R36 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) for his project "From Cowboys to Pit Crew: An ethnographic study of the process of implementing a team-based care model on inpatient hospital units".
Scott was awarded a Student Research Fellowship by the Society for Vascular Surgery.
Ana was recently awarded the 2013 Merit Award from the Experimental Biology Conference hosted by the Association of Investigative Pathologists (ASIP).
August 3, 2013
Erica was recently awarded a fellowship with the Molecules to Mankind (M2M) doctoral pathway.
Constance's paper "Not all depression is created equal: sex interacts with disease to precipitate depression" was published in Biology of Sex Differences.
You can access the PubMed entry here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23594674.
Constance's paper "Sex and lineage interact to predict behavioral effects of chronic adolescent stress in rats" was published in Behavioral Brain Research.
You can access the PubMed entry here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23583793.
Constance's paper "Sex differences in the effects of adolescent stress on adult brain inflammatory markers in rats" was published in Brain, Behavior, and Immunity.
You can access the PubMed entry here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23348027.
Constance's paper "Translational reciprocity: Bridging the gap between preclinical studies and clinical treatment of stress effects on the adolescent brain" was published in Neuroscience.
You can access the PubMed entry here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23069751.
Constance's paper "Stress-induced sex differences: adaptations mediated by the glucocorticoid receptor" was published in Hormones and Behavior.
You can access the PubMed entry here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22426413.
Scott's review "Heterogeneity within T Cell Memory: Implications for Transplant Tolerance" was published in Frontiers in Immunology.
You can access the PubMed entry here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22566919.
Ana was recently awarded an F31 from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) for her project "CD4+ T Cell Affinities In Secondary Progressive Demyelinating Disease".
You can read about her award here.
Devon successfully defended her thesis "Death and T Cells: An Evaluation of Host Contributions to Murine Cytomegalovirus Pathogenesis and Extrinsic Cell Death to T Cells".
Howie was recently featured in the Emory Health Magazine for his contributions toward the formation of the Emory University Volunteer Medical Interpretation Services (EUVMIS).
You can read more about EUVMIS at the Emory Health Magazine by following this link.
Josh's manuscript "Influence of bacterial interactions on pneumococcal colonization of the nasopharynx" was published in Trends in Microbiology.
You can access the PubMed entry here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23273566.
Scott was the 2013 Division Students Advisory Council (DSAC) Poster Symposium winner.
Orion's manuscript "Structural and Functional Mapping of the Mouse Olfactory System with Manganese-enhanced MRI and Probablistic Tractography" was recently published in Brain Structure and Function.
Ana a recipient of the merrit award for the 2013 Experimental Biology Conference from the Association of Investigative Pathologists (ASIP).
You can read about Ana's award here: http://www.asip.org/awards/epigt.cfm. IMP student Duke Geem was a 2012 recipient.
Sammy's manuscript "Motor and sensory neuropathy due to myelin infolding and paranodal damage in a transgenic mouse model of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1C" was published in Human Molecular Genetics.
You can access the PubMed entry here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23359569.
Sammy's manuscript "Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease-linked protein SIMPLE functions with the ESCRT machinery in endosomal trafficking" was published in the Journal of Cell Biology.
You can access the PubMed entry here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23166352.
Sammy's manuscript "Therapeutic implications of protein homeostasis in demyelinating peripheral neuropathies" was published in Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics.
You can access the PubMed entry here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23039381.
Gopi's manuscript "Antigenic subversion: a novel mechanism of host immune evasion by Ebola virus" was published in PLoS Pathogens.
You can access the PubMed entry here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23271969.
Keon-Young's manuscript "Patient specific proteolytic activity of monocyte-derived macrophages and osteoclasts predicted with temporal kinase activation states during differentiation" was recently selected for the cover article in the Integrative Biology.
You can access the PubMed entry here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23114878.
Dr. Corbett was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award from the Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences.
Dr. Fornwalt (2010) is a recipient of a 2012 NIH Director’s Early Independence Award. The award provides 5 years of funding and support for Dr. Fornwalt as an independent investigator.
Read the NIH new release here: http://www.nih.gov/news/health/oct2012/od-01.htm.
Dr. Ressler (MD/PhD Program Associate Director) has been elected as a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM). His election to the IOM recognizes his significant advances in the field of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and fear conditioning. Dr. Ressler is a researcher at Emory University's Yerkes National Primate Research Center, an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Emory University School of Medicine, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator.
Howie was named as a finalist for the 2012 Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD) Innovation Award for his work, in collaboration with Brian Croxall (English), designing a project to further the pedagogical development of graduate students. Eat. Talk. Teach. Run! (ETTR): Changing Graduate Student Teaching One Fro-Yo and Bánh Mì at a Time utilizes a novel format to capture and disseminate graduate student innovations in teaching. Participants present four-minute lightning talks on their innovative techniques, assignments, and philosophies. Subsequent lines for food and a cafe-style layout are arranged purposively to encourage waiting and, consequently, conversations about teaching with people from disciplines outside their own. The on-the-go format was designed to facilitate graduate student community building while accommodating busy schedules. Howie and Brian will compete for the award at the annual POD conference in Seattle, WA (October 24 - 28, 2012), where the winner will be announced.
You can read more about the POD Innovation Award by following this link.
Ben's manuscript "p120-Catenin Binding Masks an Endocytic Signal Conserved in Classical Cadherins" was recently published in the Journal of Cell Biology.
You can access the abstract here: http://jcb.rupress.org/content/199/2/365.abstract.
Earlier this year, Ben was awarded a NRSA F30 training grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) for his project "Regulation of Endothelial Adhesion by VE-Cadherin Endocytosis". You can read more about it at the NIH Reporter website.
Devon's manuscript "Antiviral T Cell Response Triggers Cytomegalovirus Hepatitis in Mice" was recently published in the Journal of Virology.
You can access the PubMed entry here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22993151.
Orion's manuscript "A DTI tractography analysis of infralimbic and prelimbic connectivity in the mouse using high-throughput MRI" was recently published in NeuroImage.
You can access the PubMed entry here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22796992.
Earlier this year, Orion was awarded an HHMI/STEP Curriculum Development Fellowship and a GDBBS Student Mentor Award.
Duke was awarded an NRSA F30 by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Health for his project "The regulation of intestinal immune homeostasis by APCs and lymphocytes.".
Duke's manuscript "Isolation and characterization of dendritic cells and macrophages from the mouse intestine" was recently published in the Journal of Visualized Experiments.
You can access the PubMed entry here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22644046.
Jeenah's manuscript "Quantifying RNA-protein interactions in situ using modified-MTRIPs and proximity ligation" was recently published in Nucleic Acids Research.
You can access the PubMed entry here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22952158.
David was awarded an NRSA F30 by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for his project "Amygdala Mediated Enhancement of Object Recognition Memory in the Hippocampus". You can read more about his award on the NIH Reporter website.
David's manuscript "Event-specific enhancement of memory via brief electrical stimulation to the basolateral complex of the amygdala in rats" was recently published in Behavioral Neuroscience.
You can access the PubMed entry here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22141467.
Ana's review "Intracellular mediators of JAM-A-dependent epithelial barrier function" was recently published in the Annals of New York Academy of Sciences.
You can access the PubMed entry here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22671597.