Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)

Medical Scientist Training Program

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Featured Student

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Tsoni Peled

My favorite aspect of Einstein as a whole is the student-run free clinic, ECHO. As a first year, I worked at the front desk. As a second year, I took a position on the administrative board, which gave me invaluable experience in the issues involved in running a clinical practice. Now, while working on my thesis, I am concerned about keeping my clinical skills sharp, so I volunteer at the ECHO Free Clinic a few Saturdays a month.

 

The Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) is one of the nation’s oldest. From the start, our goal has been to train a diverse group of outstanding students to become future leaders of academic medicine and medical research. Continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1964, the Einstein MSTP has 412 illustrious Alumni with careers spanning the spectrum from basic science research to clinical medicine and many variations in between.

Today, the Einstein MSTP is still unique. Larger than most other MSTPs, it fosters a strong academic and social community within the college. While large enough to be an independent academic unit, the program is still small enough to provide students with the individual attention their unique careers require.

The current training program recognizes that the successful physician-scientist training is not simply medical school plus graduate training. The program integrates MSTP-specific courses with medical and graduate courses, during the first two years of preclinical course work. Integration continues in the PhD thesis years through weekly involvement in the MSTP Continuity Clinic and monthly Clinical Pathological Conferences and MSTP Career Paths seminars.

Students have outstanding publications and residency placements.

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Nelson Gil, NIH NRSA F31 Individual Predoctoral Fellowship Award for a project entitled "The molecular basis of receptor-ligand recognition on the immunological synapse" (Sponsor, Andras Fiser, Systems & Computational Biology)
  • Odelya Hartung, NIH NRSA F30 Individual Predoctoral Fellowship Award for a project entitled "The role of RBPMS2 in establishing oocyte polarity" (Sponsor, Florence Marlow, Developmental & Molecular Biology)
  • Robert Stanley, NIH NRSA F30 Individual Predoctoral Fellowship Award for a project entitled "Investigating the role of ARC in hematopoiesis and myeloproliferative neoplasms" (Sponsor, Ulrich Steidl, Cell Biology)
  • Kim Ohaegbulam, NIH NRSA F31 Individual Predoctoral Fellowship Award for a project entitled "Tumor expressed B7x accelerates disease and is a novel target for immunotherapy" (Sponsor, Xingxing Zang, Microbiology & Immunology)
  • Jennifer Schloss, NIH NRSA F30 Individual Predoctoral Fellowship Award for a project entitled "Use of beta cell epitopes in preventing type 1 diabetes in humanized mice" (Sponsor, Teresa DiLorenzo, Microbiology & Immunology)
  • Onyi Uchime, NIH NRSA F31 Individual Predoctoral Fellowship Award for a project entitled "Novel investigation of the mechanism of BAX modulation" (Sponsor, Evripidis Gavathiotis, Biochemistry)
  • Cynthia Okoye-Okafor, NIH NRSA F31 Individual Predoctoral Fellowship Award for a project entitled "The role of C-MAF in stem cells in leukemia" (Sponsor, Ulrich Steidl, Cell Biology)
  • Philip Campbell, NIH NRSA F31 Individual Predoctoral Fellowship Award for a project entitled "Polarized transport in nervous system development and disease in zebrafish" (Sponsor, Florence Marlow, Developmental and Molecular Biology)
  • Ashley Pandolfi, NIH NRSA F30 Individual Predoctoral Fellowship Award for a project entitled "Unraveling crucial roles of homeobox gene HLX in hematopoiesis and leukemogenesis" (Sponsor, Ulrich Steidl, Cell Biology)
  • Jaime Schneider, NIH NRSA F30 Individual Predoctoral Fellowship Award for a project entitled "The Role of Chaperone-Mediated Autophagy In Vivo" (Sponsor, Ana Maria Cuervo, Developmental and Molecular Biology)

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Publications

  • publicationsFremont R, Tewari A, Khodakhah K. Aberrant Purkinje cell activity is the cause of dystonia in a shRNA-based mouse model of Rapid Onset Dystonia-Parkinsonism. Neurobiol Dis. 2015 Jun 17.
  • publicationsTindi JO, Chávez AE, Cvejic S, Calvo-Ochoa E, Castillo PE, Jordan BA. ANKS1B Gene Product AIDA-1 Controls Hippocampal Synaptic Transmission by Regulating GluN2B Subunit Localization. J Neurosci. 2015.
  • publicationsDíaz-Balzac CA, Lázaro-Peña MI, Ramos-Ortiz GA, Bülow HE. The Adhesion Molecule KAL-1/anosmin-1 Regulates Neurite Branching through a SAX-7/L1CAM-EGL-15/FGFR Receptor Complex. Cell Rep. 2015 May 20
  • publicationsAneke-Nash CS, Parrinello CM, Rajpathak SN, Rohan TE, Strotmeyer ES, Kritchevsky SB, Psaty BM, Bůžková P, Kizer JR, Newman AB, Strickler HD, Kaplan RC. Changes in insulin-like growth factor-I and its binding proteins are associated with diabetes mellitus in older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 May

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