Nominations for the 2022 Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar are closed.
Candidates for the Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar are female graduate students in biomedical sciences at Vanderbilt (Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. track) who have completed the qualifying exam and have at least one year left to complete the Ph.D. degree. Competitive nominees are those who demonstrate excellent leadership qualities through their research and service to the scientific community, as well as characteristics that exhibit outstanding potential to impact medicine through research during their careers.
The Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar receives a $1,000 cash prize and is afforded the distinct opportunity to be mentored for a year by the corresponding recipient of the Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science – a woman scientist of national reputation who has a stellar record of research accomplishments and is known for her mentorship of women in science.
This cycle’s Scholar will be mentored by the 2022 Vanderbilt Prize recipient, Ruth Lehmann, PhD, director of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research in Cambridge, Mass, and a world-renowned developmental geneticist. The Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar will be recognized during Dr. Lehmann's Discovery Lecture.
- Female graduate student in biomedical sciences at Vanderbilt (Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. track)
- Must have at least one year left to complete the Ph.D. degree
- Must have completed the qualifying examination
Nominations are accepted from department Chairs and Program Directors in the biomedical sciences, as well as Directors of graduate studies and faculty mentors. Nominations must include the following materials. Nomination materials should be submitted as a single PDF by June 3rd to Andrea Holferty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Nominee's CV
- Nomination letter from the faculty mentor, advisor or nominator
- Copy of the nominee's thesis proposal
- Committee report from the nominee's qualifying examination
Questions? Contact Andrea Holferty at email@example.com
Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholars
2021: Paige Vega (Mentor: Aviv Regev, Ph.D.)
2020: Katherine Amidon Paulin (Mentor: Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D.)
2019: Megan Rasmussen (Mentor: Christine Seidman, M.D.)
2018: Alissa Guarnaccia (Mentor: Angelika Amon Ph.D.)
2017: Katherine Rothamel (Mentor: Lynee Maquat, Ph.D.)
2016: Chloe Snider (Mentor: Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D.)
2015: Lisa Poole (Mentor: Huda Zoghbi, M.D.)
2014: Jessica Moore (Mentor: Susan Lindquist, Ph.D.)
2013: Lisa Funkhouser-Jones (Mentor: Laurie Glimcher, M.D.)
2012: Jacci Claus (Mentor: Joan Steitz, Ph.D.)
2011: Bianca Sirbu (Mentor: Titia de Lange, Ph.D.)
2010: Emily Anderson (Mentor: Nancy Andrews, M.D., Ph.D.)
2009: Elizabeth Nguyen Dong (Mentor: Susan Taylor, Ph.D.)
Learn more about our incredible mentors, the Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science Winners, here.