EDUCATION
1994-present: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA.
AP/CP pathology residency training (Director: Samuel A. Yousem, M.D.).
1989-1994: The University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA.
M.D. received.
1985-1989: The University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts, Iowa City, IA.
B.S. with Honors and Highest Distinction in Microbiology.


HONORS AND AWARDS
Medical School
  • Junior Initiate of Alpha Omega Alpha 1991
  • American Federation for Clinical Research Medical Student Award, Honorable Mention 1994
  • Janet M. Glasgow Achievement Citation, American Medical Women's Association 1994
  • Merck Outstanding Achievement Award 1994
  • E.S. Kennedy Grant 1993
  • Henry J. Prentiss Award for Superior Achievement in Medical Gross Anatomy 1990
  • Bierring-Porter Award for Outstanding Achievement in Medical Microbiology 1990

Undergraduate

  • University of Iowa Collegiate Scholar Award 1989
  • Honors Thesis: "The Role of Transferrin Hydrolysis in Iron Uptake by Pseudomonas aeruginosa" 1989
  • Graduation with Highest Distinction 1989
  • University of Iowa Presidential Scholarship 1985-1989
  • President's List 1985-1989
  • Dean's List 1985-1989
  • University of Iowa Honors Program 1985-1989
  • Junior Initiate and President of Phi Beta Kappa 1988
  • Stevens Scholarship for junior initiate of Phi Beta Kappa who demonstrates the greatest potential as an outstanding researcher 1988
  • University of Iowa Honors Program Scholarship for a Junior in the Natural Sciences 1988
  • Phi Eta Sigma 1986

FELLOWSHIPS
NIH Medical Scientist Training Program Fellowship Award, 1989-1991, Grant No. 5 T32 GM07337-15. Amount of stipend $8,500 per year.
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation Graduate Research Training Fellowship,
1991-1992, Grant No. 18-FY91-0432. Amount of stipend $12,000 per year for one year.
1992-1993 Grant No. FY92-0991. Amount of stipend $12,000 per year for one year.
Stipend not accepted due to reentrance into medical curriculum.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Doctoral Fellowship, 1989
Amount of stipend $12,300 per year and $10,700 cost-of-education allowance per year for three to five years. Stipend and cost-of-education allowance not accepted due to concurrent NIH funding (MSTP Fellowship).
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 1989
Amount of stipend $12,300 per year for three years. Stipend not accepted due to concurrent NIH funding (MSTP Fellowship).
Undergraduate Scholar Assistantship Program 1985-1989 Amount of stipend $1,320-1,720 per year.


CURRENT RESEARCH
Holst V, Finklestein S, Colby P, Myers J, Yousem S: P53 and K-ras Mutational Genotyping in Pulmonary Carcinosarcoma, Spindle Cell Carcinoma, and Pulmonary Blastoma: Implications for Histogenesis. Manuscript in preparation.
Holst V, Locker J, Gleason J, Swerdlow S: Aggressive Gastric Lymphoma of CD3+ CD8+ Type Associated with Lymphomatous Meningitis. Manuscript in preparation.


RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS
Holst V, Hughes J, Robinson RA: Confocal Microscopy Use for Accurate Chromosome Counting in Fluorescent in situ Hybridization (FISH) of Paraffin Tissue Sections. Platform presentation at United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology annual meeting 1994.
Holst V, Robinson RA: Chromosome 7 Abnormalities in Preneoplastic Squamous Lesions of the Cervix. Poster presentation at United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology annual meeting 1994.
Sriyosachati S, Holst V, Christoffersen A, Cox C: Iron Acquisition by Clinical Isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Poster presentation at American Society for Microbiology annual meeting 1989.
Holst V, Cox C: The Role of Transferrin Hydrolysis in Iron Uptake by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Platform presentation at National Conference on Undergraduate Research 1988.


LECTURES
Well-differentiated Fetal Type Adenocarcinoma: a Subtype of Pulmonary Blastoma. Pittsburgh Pathology Society meeting 1996.


DIGITAL PUBLICATIONS
Cryptococcosis Presenting as a Lung Mass in a Liver Transplant Patient, an interative World Wide Web case study, under construction.
Multiple Forearm Skin Nodules Secondary to M. marinum, an interactive World Wide Web case study, in preparation.
Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis Secondary to E.coli 0157:H7, an interactive World Wide Web case study, in preparation.
Concurrent AML(M2) and CLL, an interactive World Wide Web case study, 1996.
Well-differentiated Fetal Type Adenocarcinoma, an interactive World Wide Web case study, 1995.


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Member American Society for Clinical Pathology
Member College of American Pathologists
Member Pittsburgh Pathology Society


TEACHING ACTIVITIES
Pulmonary Pathology
Endocrinology
Hematopathology
Immunopathology
Metabolic Bone Disease


COMMITTEES
Representative of Pennsylvania to the USCAP Resident's Forum, 1996-1998
Resident member UPMC Department of Pathology WWW home page committee
Bioethics Student Liaison Committee


ACTIVITIES
Member Iowa Medical Student Research Club
Volunteer in Iowans Welcoming Applicants


EMPLOYMENT
Research Assistant University of Iowa Microbiology Department 1987,1988


PERSONAL INTERESTS

Jogging Hiking Aerobics Horseback Riding Piano



Updated October, 1996