Gabriela Heslop, MD​

PGY2

Professional interests: As it is still very early in my exposure to otolaryngology, I haven't yet figured out which subspecialty speaks most loudly to me.

Hobbies: I enjoy hot yoga, running, reading, and hiking.

What did you do before otolaryngology? While I had known for a long time that I was interested in medicine, in undergrad I developed an interest in international development and nutrition. I pursued these as my initial fields of study. In medical school, I became more aware and invested in learning about the challenges facing local communities in the USA and Canada, especially those affecting African-Americans. As a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar, I was able to spend some of my time focused on health policy. I continue to be interested in this.

What is the biggest strength of our program? The faculty are truly invested in our learning, we have a well-rounded exposure to subspecialties, and, as co-residents, we take pride in looking out for one another.

Vishy, C.E., Swietlicki, E.A., Gazit, V., Amara, S., Heslop, G., Lu, J., Levin, M.S., & Rubin D.C.. Epimorphin regulates the intestinal stem cell niche via effects on the stromal microenvironment.. American Journal of Physiology Gastroenterology and Liver Physiology. 2018, Aug; 315(2): G185-G194. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 29631377.

Dube, L., Labban, A., Moubarac, J.-C., Heslop, G., Ma, Y., & Paquet, C.. A nutrition/health mindset on commercial Big Data and drivers of food demand in modern and traditional systems. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 2014, Dec; 1331(1): 278-295. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 25514866.

Heslop, G.N., Swietlicki, E., Lu, J., VIshy, C., Levin, M. & Rubin, D.C.. (2017). Epimorphin Regulation of Wnt and Bone Morphogenetic Protein Signaling in Crypt Epithelium Poster presented at: Meharry Medical College 61st Annual Student Research Day; Nashville, TN.

Heslop, G.N.
, Swietlicki, E., Lu, J., VIshy, C., Levin, M. & Rubin, D.C.. (2016). Epimorphin Regulation of Wnt and Bone Morphogenetic Protein Signaling in Crypt Epithelium Poster presented at: Eli Lily Scientific Research Poster Session; Indianapolis, IN.

Heslop, G.N., Swietlicki, E., Lu, J., Vishy, C., Levin, M. & Rubin, D.C.. (2016). Epimorphin Regulation of Wnt and Bone Morphogenetic Protein Signaling in Crypt Epithelium Poster presented at: Meharry Translational Research Center Conference; Nashville, TN.

Heslop, G.N., Swietlicki, S., Lu, J., Vishy, C., Levin, M., Rubin, D.C.. (2016). Epimorphin Regulation of Wnt and Bone Morphogenetic Protein Signaling in Crypt Epithelium Poster presented at: Washington University School of Medicine's 2016 Research Training Symposium and Poster Session; Saint Louis, MO.

Aldredge D, Anderson A, Heslop G & Osei I.. (2016). Health Access. Mobile Health App Pitch Oral Presentation presented at: 2100 Health and Technology Group, Meharry Medical College; Nashville, TN.

​Alpha Omega Alpha (Member of AOA)

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Scholar

​American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Student member

Dean's list 2015, 2016, 2017

Paul Milton Kleinholz Endowed Scholarship

Myron T. Kellye Scholarship

John K. & Verna Merrell Endowed Scholarship

First place, Medical student category, Poster presentation at Meharry

Vanderbilt Tennessee State Cancer Partnership Symposium