MSTP: Medical Scientist Training Program

The goal of the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Virginia is to train individuals who will be both outstanding biomedical scientists and data-driven physicians, pioneering major advances in medical practice through research. The goal is intimately aligned with a central mission of the University of Virginia’s School of Medicine: to conduct outstanding biomedical research and to pioneer developments in the practice of medicine. Importantly, and in keeping with the broader career training vision of the NIH for trainees, our long-term goals for our graduates include training not only future academic researchers, educators, and administrators but also leaders in other non-traditional careers in the private and public sector that advance our understanding of human disease, help develop more effective medical therapies, or affect policy in these areas. The impressive successes and wide-ranging professional avenues that our alumni have pursued is testimony to the positive outcomes of this philosophy.


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Welcome, 2019 MSTP Class!

On Friday, August 16, the entering MSTP class joined their medical school peers at the 2019 White Coat Ceremony and Convocation. Featured clockwise from top: Evan Lamb, Dr. Dean Kedes…

2019 MSTP Retreat

The Medical Scientist Training Program held its annual retreat in July. The Program hosted faculty from across the University and 1995 MSTP Alumnus, Dr. Paul Mosca.  

Nadine Michel Wins Best Poster at EMBO Workshop in Israel

Nadine Michel (Grad 3, McConnell Lab) won best poster at the EMBO Workshop "Genome Dynamics in Neuroscience and Aging" in Herzliya, Israel. The title of Nadine’s poster was “The Neurodevelopmental…

Student Outreach Initiative

Recently, radio host “La Conejita” from the Spanish language station 94.7 WPVC FM, invited MSTP student Janet Arras (Grad 3, Bouton lab) to participate in a video broadcast focusing on…

Lessons from Lindau

Ricky Baylis (Grad 4, Owens lab) was selected to attend the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, which took place in Lindau, Germany. This year, approximately 40 Nobel Laureates convened in…

CIC Research in Progress: Robin Lindsay "NK cells effect on T cell presence and function within the early tumor microenvironment"

[MR6, 3rd Floor, Room 3501] Robin Lindsay, PhD (Research Associate) Engelhard Lab Title "NK cells effect on T cell presence and function within the early tumor microenvironment" Research-in-Progress (RIP) is…

MIC Seminar: Derek Walsh, PhD

[Pinn Hall 1-17] Derek Walsh, PhD Associate Professor in Microbiology-Immunology Department of Microbiology-Immunology Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Host: Anna Cliffe, PhD

"The Role of Mitochondrial ROS Production in Health and Disease"-2019 Joseph Larner Memorial Lecture in Pharmacology by Michael Murphy, PhD

[PHCC Auditorioum 1st floor Pinn Hall] A lectureship was established to honor the memory of Joseph Larner, who served as Professor and Chair of the Pharmacology Department for many years.…

CCPH (Cancer Center Population Health) Symposium - 9:00am - 2:00pm

[Leonard Sandridge Auditorium] Different speakers assigned at different times - lunch will be provided

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