medical scientist training program

2013 combined degree retreat

Thursday, August 8, 2013 (full day)
Villanova University
, Villanova, PA

Featuring keynote speaker:

Dr. Andrew Feinberg

"The Epigenetic Basis of Common Human Disease"

To learn more about Dr. Feinberg and his work, visit:

The Combined Degree Retreat is required for all MD-PhD students.

All faculty and housestaff are welcome and encouraged to attend.

As is our tradition: dress code casual

Click here for the Agenda


Many many thanks to this year's planning committee:

Will Cho

Alex Gill

Chris Hergott

Sarah Hsu

Awo Layman

Lance Peterson

Sydney Shaffer

Steven Siegel

Sara Small

David Tischfield

Liz Traxler



Transportation Information

Below is the transportation information to Villanova’s campus. The retreat will take place in the Connelly Center (#9 on the Campus Map)

*Please note*
Villanova is doing major construction on campus and you will be unable to access the Connelly Center's lower level entrance by where we hold registration. Entrance to the building will be via the front, which faces Lancaster Ave. When facing the building, the main entrance on your left is to the upper level, lobby area, and the entrance on your right (head down a flight of stairs) will take you to the lower level by the Cinema (auditorium). Registration will be on the lower level as in previous years - outside the Villanova room where the poster sessions take place.

By Car:
Please click on the following link to access directions and a map to Villanova’s campus

Attendees are to park in the Main Lot (the one on Lancaster Ave, enter off S. Ithan Ave) and use the Guest Parking permit for access. Parking permit is available to print here.

Public transportation:
Take SEPTA’s Regional Rail Paoli/Thorndale Line to Villanova Station – directly on campus.

Directions to Connelly Center after exiting the train:
Because of construction, please follow the signs to the Connelly Center after exiting the train.

Please click on the link under "By Car" above to access Villanova’s campus map.

Click here for information on our past retreats.