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June 1, 2017
The MD/PhD Program welcomed its class of 2025.

May 24, 2017
Medical School Commencement 2017

May 24, 2017
Graduate School Commencement 2017

May 12, 2017
UT Health scientists discover epigenetic changes that contribute to AML

April 18, 2017
MD/PhD Student, Justin Drerup Wins Award

March 17, 2017
Four MD/PhD Students Matched on Match Day

March 17, 2017
MD/PhD Students go to Escape Room

March 10, 2017
MD/PhD Faculty Mentor, Dr. Tyler Curiel, featured in Rivard Report

February 24, 2017
MD/PhD Students represented at the Long School of Medicine name-change event

January 5, 2017
MD/PhD Program Faculty featured in Washington Post

December 14, 2016
MD/PhD student Jeff Cooney publishes first author review publication

October 25, 2016
MD/PhD student hosts flu vaccine booth for employees

June 24, 2016
MD/PhD Program ranked in Top 5 of Nation’s Programs

June 3, 2016  
Brett Ipson: Making a difference in children’s lives

May 10, 2016
Eithan Kotkowski and the seeds of medicine and science

March 25, 2016  
Jillian Heisler: Neuroscience & the MD/PhD Program

March 23, 2016
Mariam Ishaque: Studying neurosurgery abroad

March 11, 2016
7th Annual MD/PhD Program retreat welcomes first alumni speaker

January 14, 2016
Justin Drerup to present at the World Immune Regulation meeting in Switzerland

Grant News

Vinh A. Dao (GS3) was named as the recipient of the 2015 Jess Hay Endowment for Chancellor's Graduate Student Research Fellowship in September. Vinh will receive a $10,000 award which will enable him to use to support his educational endeavors while a graduate student at UTHSCSA.


Justin M. Drerup (GS2) was recently awarded the Translational Science Training (TST) TL1 grant for a 1 year fellowship, which will pay for the majority of his stipend and tuition.


Tiffani Houston (GS3) received her R36 grant proposal titled "Endocrine Disruption in the Aging Urothelium" from the NIA and was selected for award which will begin funding 9/11/14, and will support her for her last 2 years.


Vinh A. Dao (GS3) Translational Science Training (TST) TL1 grant from the Institute of Integration of Medicine and Science, UTHSCSA and was also the 8th participant who was awarded the F30 grant.


Jessica A. Zavadil (GS3) was awarded the CPRIT Predoctoral Fellowhip grant in May and will be endowed starting in August and will continue to be funded for the next 2 years.


In 2014, the UTHSCSA MD/PhD program has received 8 NIH F-series individual training fellowship awards (7 F30 and 1 F31) keeping our program among the top 10 MD/PhD programs in the country out of 110 MD/PhD programs, as ranked by the ratio of NIH F30 awards per MD/PhD student in the program. There are just over 400 F30 awards and the national census of MD/PhD students is about 5,100.