SCRIPS events are open to all SCRIPS Scholars and Mentors, as well as medical students, residents/fellows, and faculty interested in Physician Scientist training.

Upcoming Events


The Vanderbilt SCRIPS symposium scheduled for March 26 will be rescheduled. Thank you for your understanding.

SCRIPS postponed






1:00 PM


Jim Goldenring, MD, PhD

1:10 PM

Symposium keynote presentation

"Mapping the immune landscape in pancreatic cancer"

Steven Leach, MD

Director, Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Preston T. and Virginia R. Kelsey Professor of Surgery & Molecular and Systems Biology

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

2:00 PM

SCRIPS Faculty Scholar presentation

"The Role of Oxidant Tumor Immunometabolic Plasticity in Advanced Thyroid Cancer"

Naira Baregamian, MD

2:25 PM

Coffee break- Light Hall 208 Lobby

2:40 PM

SCRIPS Student Scholar presentation

“Social stress and the ovarian cancer tumor microenvironment”

Demetra Hufnagel

3:00 PM

SCRIPS Student Scholar presentation

“Exploring Genetic Risk Factors in Sudden Unexpected Infant Death

Alexandra Williams

3:20 PM

SCRIPS Resident/Fellow Scholar presentation

“The role of Gluathione Peroxidase 3 in esophageal epithelial homeostasis and Eosinophilic Esophagitis”

Yash Choksi, MD

3:45 PM

Coffee break- Light Hall 208 Lobby

4:00 PM

Flexner Discovery Lecture presentation

"Helicobacter, Hedgehog and Gastric Cancer"

Juanita Merchant, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine

Chief, Division of Gastroenterology

Research Member, Cancer Biology Program, University of Arizona Cancer Center

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Previous Events

Congratulations to graduates of our sister program, Vanderbilt Medical Scholars!

Vanderbilt Medical Scholars provides a one year in-depth research experience for medical students. At the Symposium, the Medical Scholars presented a summary of the work they completed over their year-long research experience. Congratulations to the Scholars as they move on to pursue further excellence in their medical and research training!



View a recording of the entire 2019 program here! (Vanderbilt log-in required)

Anil Rustgi, MD, T. Grier Miller Professor, University of Pennsylvania: “Different roadmaps in academic science and medicine: Principals and practicalities”

Akshitkumar Mistry, MD, PGY6 in the Department of Neurological Surgery; 2018 SCRIPS Scholar: “Invasion of stem cell niche by glioma cell decreases survival in glioblastoma patients”

Yash Choksi, MD, Instructor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology; 2018 SCRIPS Scholar: “Glutathione Peroxidase 3 is reduced in Eosinophilic Esophagitis patients and regulates esophageal epithelial homeostasis”

Kelle Moley, MD, Chief Scientific Officer, March of Dimes: “The Physician Scientist Journey: ‘The one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference’”


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