Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar

 Nominations for the 2018 Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar are now open. The deadline is Monday, December 17, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

The chosen recipient will be mentored by the 2018 Vanderbilt Prize Winner, Dr. Angelika Amon, who will receive the Prize and deliver a Flexner Discovery lecture on the Vanderbilt campus on January 31, 2019.


Congratulations to the 2017 Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar, Katherine Rothamel!

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Katherine Rothamel is a fourth year Ph.D. student in the Department of Biochemistry and will be mentored by Lynne Maquat, Ph.D., an internationally known scientist at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry who received the 2017 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science.

Katherine will be recognized during Dr. Maquat’s Flexner Discovery Lecture on November 29, 2018.

 

 

 


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2016 Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar, Chloe Snider (left) with 2016 Vanderbilt Prize Winner, Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D., at Fuchs' Flexner Discovery Lecture, March 30, 2017

Candidates for the Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar are female graduate students in the biomedical sciences enrolled in Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s Ph.D. track (includes Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. trainees) who have completed the qualifying exam and have at least one year left to complete the Ph.D. degree.

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 2018 Vanderbilt Prize recipient, Angelika Amon, Ph.D., an internationally known scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar will be recognized during Dr. Amon's Flexner Discovery Lecture on January 31, 2019.

Nominations are accepted from department chairs or program directors in the biomedical sciences, as well as directors of graduate studies and faculty mentors. 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.

 

Eligibility:

  • 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

Submission Requirements (in single PDF):

  • Nominee's CV
  • Nomination letter from the faculty mentor, adviser, or nominator
  • Copy of the candidate’s thesis proposal
  • Committee report from the qualifying examination

Nomination materials should be submitted via email to anna-sofia.haase@vumc.org by December 17, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

For questions, contact Anna Haase at anna-sofia.haase@vumc.org or 615-875-7529.