Medical Scientist Training Program

monthly events/grand rounds

2017 - 2018

Unless otherwise noted, events are at 5:00pm and followed by a reception, which typically ends by 7:00pm.

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September 14
JMB Class of '62
Start time: 5:30PM

Planning for the Future event: Panel discussion on choosing lab rotations and a thesis mentor
required for 1st and 2nd years, and recommended for 3rd year students who have not finalized a thesis lab choice yet
(pizza available for attendees at 5:15 PM)

October 5
BRB, 14th Floor

MSTP Happy Hour

November 6
BRB Auditorium

Grand Rounds: Divyansh Agarwal, Daniel Zhang
Suturing a Path(way) Through Science
With faculty consultant: Paige Porrett, MD, PhD – Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Transplant Surgery

December 7
BRB Auditorium

Student invited Penn faculty speaker
Matthew Kayser, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, and an alum of the Penn MSTP!
Using fruit flies to study how sleep wires the brain
January 22
Law Auditorium -
JMEC

Student Invited Guest Speaker
Sarah-Jane Leslie, PhD
Class of 1943 Professor of Philosophy
Vice Dean for Faculty Development in the Office of the Dean of the Faculty
Director of the Program in Linguistics
Founding Director of the Program in Cognitive Science at Princeton University.
The Brilliance Trap: Genius and Gender

February 12
BRB Auditorium

Grand Rounds: Kate Beattie & Adeeti Aggarwal
Talk Title: TBA

March 20
BRB Auditorium

Planning for the Future event – details TBA

April 5
BRB Auditorium

Grand Rounds: Anthony Angueira, Ben Emert & Nick Perkons
Talk Title: TBA

April 26
BRB Auditorium

Grand Rounds: Robyn Allen, Ian Penkala, Rebecca Rosenthal & Ashley Vanderbeck
Talk Title: TBA

May 10
BRB Auditorium

Student invited Guest Speaker and Graduating MD-PhD student reception

2016 - 2017

You can now watch our events online. Click on the link below and login with your pennkey and password: MD-PhD Monthly Events FY 17
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September 6
JMB Class of '62
Planning for the Future event: Panel discussion on choosing lab rotations and a thesis mentor
required for 1st and 2nd years, and recommended for 3rd year students who have not finalized a thesis lab choice yet
(pizza available for attendees at 4:45 PM)
September 27
BRB Auditorium
Student Invited Guest Speaker
Dianna Milewicz, MD, PhD
President George Bush Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine
Division Director, Professor, Vice-Chair - Medical Genetics, McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas – Houston
The Genetic Basis of Vascular Disease: Insights from the Patients
October 17
BRB Auditorium
Grand Rounds: Josh Franklin, Sara Rendell
Fat talk: anthropological perspectives on weight/obesity
With faculty consultant: Adriana Petryna, PhD., Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor in Anthropology
November 14
BRB Auditorium
Grand Rounds presented by: Sabine Schneider and Christina Wright
Mucking with the Microbiome: The Role of the Early Life Microbiome in Human Health and Disease
With faculty consultant: Gary Wu, MD, Ferdinand G. Weisbrod Professor in Gastroenterology
December 12
BRB Auditorium
Student invited Penn faculty speaker
Jennifer Phillips-Cremins, PhD
Assistant Professor of Bioengineering
3D Epigenome reconfiguration in brain development and reprogramming
January 23
BRB Auditorium
"Planning for the Future" series event:
Good Work: What Makes a Meaningful Career, a talk by Reb Rebele, of Wharton and Masters in Applied Positive Psychology program
February 15
BRB Auditorium
Grand Rounds: Rafi Fernandez, Ben Philipson
How a Rare Disease Forged a Physician Scientist
With faculty consultant: Dave Fajgenbaum, MD, MBA, MSc Research Assistant Professor of Medicine; Associate Director, Patient Impact, Orphan Disease Center
March 20
BRB Auditorium
5:15 PM
Planning for the Future event:
How to Commercialize an Academic Scientific Breakthrough
- Business start-ups, including bridges to academia
Steven Nichtberger, MD
Managing Partner, GBF Advisors, LLC; Chairman, ControlRad Systems; Chairman and Founding CEO, Hutchison Bio; Adjunct Professor, Dept of Healthcare Management, Wharton
April 10
Law Auditorium - JMEC
Planning for the Future event
Lessons Learned From Your Predecessors
MSTP alumni careers and data outcomes
Followed by a post-residency Fellowship level panel discussion
(food available for attendees prior to the event)
May 11
BRB Auditorium
Student invited Guest Speaker, Catherine J. Wu, MD (Wu lab)
Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard in Hem-Onc, Member of the Broad Institute and Founder/Scientific Advisory Board Member of Neon Therapeutics
and Graduating MD-PhD student reception
July 24
BRB Auditorium
Grand Rounds: Samy Belfer, Aimee Juan and Cedric Xia
The Neuro's of Epilepsy: Neurobehavior, Neuroepigenetics and Neuroengineering
With faculty consultant: Kathryn Davis, M.D., M.S.T.R.,
Assistant Professor of Neurology

2015 - 2016

You can now watch our events online. Click on the link below and login with your pennkey and password: MD-PhD Monthly Events FY 16
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September 21
Law Auditorium - JMEC
“Planning for the Future” series event: Panel discussion on choosing lab rotations and a thesis mentor
required for 1st and 2nd years, and recommended for 3rd year students who have not finalized a thesis lab choice yet
(pizza available for attendees prior to the event)
October 19
BRB Auditorium
“Planning for the Future” series event:
Training to be a successful Physician-Scientist in the 21stcentury
November 23
BRB Auditorium
Grand Rounds: Paul Ginart, Derek Oldridge and David Tischfield
The Big Data Revolution in Medicine and Biomedical Science: Promise and Challenges
December 14
BRB Auditorium
Student invited Penn faculty speaker
Timothy Lucas, Jr. MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Body Area Networks: Emerging intersections of neuroscience and engineering
January 14
BRB Auditorium
Grand Rounds: Leilani Chirino, Natania Field
Tailoring your Genes: How advances in genetic technology are changing treatment options for inherited diseases
With faculty consultant: Jean Bennett, MD, PhD, F.M. Kirby Professor of Ophthalmology
February 18
BRB Auditorium
Grand Rounds: Sneha Narasimhan, Sheng Tang and Christina Wright
The Brain Drain: How waste clearance systems provide insight into neurological disease
With faculty consultant: Mark Kahn, MD, Professor of Medicine
March 16
CRB Austrian Auditorium
“Planning for the Future” series event:
Making a Successful Transition from Trainee to Junior Faculty, a panel discussion co-sponsored by AWSM and the MSTP
April 18
BRB Auditorium
Grand Rounds:Jon Kotzin, Lance Peterson and Julia Rood
Navigating the cytokine storm: using basic science to pioneer targeted immune therapeutics
With faculty consultants: Ed Behrens, MD, Joseph Hollander Associate Professor of Pediatric Rheumatology and Neil Romberg, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
May 12
BRB Auditorium
Student invited Guest Speaker, Harold Varmus, MD, Lewis Thomas University Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College and winner of the Nobel Prize
Becoming a Scientist: My Era and Yours
and Graduating MD-PhD student reception

2014 - 2015

You can now watch our events online. Click on the link below and login with your pennkey and password: MD-PhD Monthly Events FY15
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September 18
JMB Class of '62
“Planning for the Future” series event: Panel discussion on choosing lab rotations and a thesis mentor
required for 1st and 2nd years, and recommended for 3rd year students who have not finalized a thesis lab choice yet
(pizza available for attendees prior to the event)
October 27
CRB Austrian Auditorium
Grand Rounds: Joanna Balcerek, Sumeet Khetarpal, Rose Li
Cellular metabolic adaptations in cancer
With faculty consultants: Chi Dang, MD, PhD, Director, Abramson Cancer Center; Julia Tchou, MD, PhD, Asst Prof, Surgery; Kathryn Wellen, PhD, Asst Prof, Cancer Biology
November 24
BRB Auditorium
Grand Rounds: Melody Esmaeili, Jason Liu, Will Rothwell
Chipping away at chemo-induced cardiotoxicity
With faculty consultants: Ken Margulies, MD, Professor of Medicine and Bonnie Ky, MD, MSCE, Assistant Professor of Medicine
December 2
14th Fl. BRB
Student hosted Holiday Party.
February 19
BRB Auditorium
Grand Rounds: Jeff Kubiak, Allyson Lieberman, Mandie Samuels
Bugs, Drugs, and Grub: The Intersection of Gut Microbial Metabolism, Microbiome, and Malignancy
With faculty consultants: Anil Rustgi, MD, T. Grier Miller Professor of Medicine and Gary Wu, MD, Ferdinand G. Weisbrod Professor in Gastroenterology
March 18
BRB Auditorium
Student invited Penn faculty speaker
Alice S. Chen-Plotkin, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Something from Nothing: What I have learned (so far) about making useful biomarkers for Parkinson's disease, and being a physician-scientist-parent
April 20
BRB Auditorium
Grand Rounds: John Burke and Yin Li
From Blobology to FDA Approval: How Magnetic Brain Stimulation is Bridging the Translational Gap in Depression Research
With faculty consultants: Mahendra Bhati, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Roy Hamilton, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Neurology
May 11
BRB Auditorium
Student invited Guest Speaker, Helen Hobbs, MD
Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular Genetics, Director of the Eugene McDermott Center for Human Growth and Development, UT Southwestern
Science, Serendipity, and the Single Degree
and Graduating MD-PhD student reception

2013 - 2014

You can now watch our events online. Click on the link below and login with your pennkey and password: MD-PhD Monthly Events FY14
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September 25
BRB Auditorium
Grand Rounds: Chris Hergott, Jerome Molleston, and Kris Wojtak
The impact of the intestinal microbiota on cardiovascular health
October 14
JMB Reunion

“Planning for the Future” series event: Panel discussion on choosing lab rotations and a thesis mentor
(required for 1st and 2nd years, and recommended for 3rd year students who have not finalized a thesis lab choice yet)

November 14
CRB Austrian
Grand Rounds: Noelle Knight and Elinor Willis
Of Dogs and Men: An immunotherapeutic approach to osteosarcoma in the dog and human
With faculty consultants, Nikki Mason, BVetMed, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pathobiology in the Vet School and Yvonne Paterson, PhD, Professor of Microbiology
December 2
BRB Auditorium
Grand Rounds: Alice Ford, Ted Kreider, and Andrew Rech
Paths to a Universal Influenza Vaccine
With faculty consultants Scott Hensley, PhD, Assistant Professor of Immunology (Wistar) and Kristen Feemster, MD, MPH, MSHPR, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
January 23
BRB Auditorium
Student invited Penn faculty speaker
Rahul Kohli, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics
Why Change is Good: The Dynamic Genome and Evolution at the Host-Pathogen Interface
February 19
BRB Auditorium
Grand Rounds: Yafeng Li, Sumeet Khetarpal, and Esteban Luna
Novel Approaches to the Treatment of Optic Neuritis - Old Drugs Play New Tricks
With faculty consultant Ken Shindler, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
March 20
BRB Auditorium
Grand Rounds: Lohith Kini and Jeff Nirschl
Antisense Oligonucleotide Therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy
With faculty consultants John Brandsema, MD, attending physician, neurology, CHOP and Gideon Dreyfuss, PhD, Issac Norris Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
April 7
BRB Auditorium
Grand Rounds: Jeremy Grevet, Jae Lee, and Mischa Li
Role of interferon signaling in chronic viral infections
With faculty consultants E. John Wherry, PhD, Associate Professor, Microbiology; and Kyong-Mi Chang, MD, Associate Professor, Medicine
May 13
BRB Auditorium
Student invited Guest Speaker, Ralph DeBerardinis, MD, PhD,
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UT Southwestern
Metabolic Outliers in Human Disease
and Graduating MD-PhD student reception

2012 - 2013

You can now watch most of our events online. Click on the link below and login with your pennkey and password: MD-PhD Monthly Event FY 13
To view these recordings, you will need to install the following: Microsoft Silverlight Plug-in

September 12
JMB Reunion
“Planning for the Future” series event; Panel discussion on choosing lab rotations and a thesis mentor
(required for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd years - everyone else is welcome to attend and chime in!)
October 18
JMB Reunion
Grand Rounds: Nick Iacobelli and Utpal Sandesara
Becoming a Patient: A Cross-Cultural Examination of Diagnosis, Therapy, and Biological Citizenship
November 14
CRB Austrian Auditorium
Grand Rounds: Rose Li, Eva Klinman and Lucie Guo
The H Factor: What can complement do for YOU (and your vision!)
December 4
BRB Auditorium
“Planning for the Future” series event:
Making Sense of the Science: A Workshop on Effective Scientific Writing
Judith A. Swan, Ph.D., Associate Director for Writing in Science and Engineering, Princeton Writing Program
January 7
CRB Austrian Auditorium
Student invited Penn faculty speaker
Ralph L. Brinster, VMD, PhD
Richard King Mellon Professor of Reproductive Physiology
The Mammalian Germline and The Program of Life
February 13
CRB Austrian Auditorium
Grand Rounds: Jeffrey Carey, Erika Lin-Hendel and Robyn Allen
Epilepsy: Innovation in Detection and Therapy
March 20
CRB Austrian Auditorium
Grand Rounds: Basil Bakir, Eric Mukherjee and Sara Small
Metastasis Before Cancer? Pancreatic Cancer as a Model for Understanding Tumor Dissemination
April 4
JMB Reunion
“Planning for the Future” series event;
Panel discussion on residency choices
May 6
CRB Austrian Auditorium
Student invited Guest Speaker, Beau Ances, MD, PhD,
Assistant Professor of Neurology at Wash U
What Are You Going to Do When You Grow Up?: Experiences From Clinical Translational Research
and Graduating MD-PhD student reception

2011 - 2012

Please mark your calendars. All events are at 5:00 pm and followed by a reception, which ends at 7:00 pm

September 22
Reunion Hall
“Planning for the Future” series event; Panel discussion on choosing lab rotations and a thesis mentor
(required for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd years - everyone else is welcome to attend and chime in!)
October 17
CRB Austrian Auditorium
Grand Rounds: Apple Long and Jess Shay
Immunotherapy in the Treatment of Late Stage Pancreatic Cancer
November 21
BRB Auditorium
Grand Rounds: Dania Daye and Jiyeon Kim
Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells in chronic lymphoid leukemia (CLL)
January 19
BRB Auditorium
Grand Rounds: Lauren Banks and Chris Nabel
Adenosine homeostasis and vascular calcification: Lessons from a rare genetic disease
January 25
BRB Auditorium
Student invited Penn faculty speaker
Dr. Carl June, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Synthetic biology with engineered T cells
ebruary 15
Reunion Hall
“Planning for the Future” series event
“Traversing the bridge years” presentation by Skip
March 22
Reunion Hall
Grand Rounds: Nora Becker and Ari Friedman
Health Reform: The Economics Behind the Individual Mandate
April 16
BRB Auditorium
Grand Rounds: Teddy Drivas, Rafi Winograd and Ting Yang
Neutralizing antibodies to prevent HIV infection
May 9
BRB Auditorium
Student Invited Guest Speaker, Daniel H. Geschwind, MD, PhD Professor, Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry, Gordon and Virginia MacDonald Distinguished Chair in Human Genetics
Autism: A model for integration of genetics and neurobiology in neurodevelopmental disorders

2010 - 2011

Please mark your calendars. All events are at 5:00 pm and followed by a reception, which ends at 7:00 pm

September 20
CRB Austrian Auditorium
“Planning for the Future” series event; Panel discussion on choosing lab rotations and a thesis mentor
(required for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd years - everyone else is welcome to attend and chime in!)
October 18
BRB Auditorium
Grand Rounds: Henry Bergquist and Dave Rawnsley
Modeling cardiac disease with patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells
November 16
BRB Auditorium
Grand Rounds: Brittany Gregory and Abby Shearin
Evidence for glutamate receptor involvement in human and canine compulsive disorders
December 8
CRB Austrian Auditorium
Student invited Penn faculty speaker
Dr. Doug Wallace, Michael and Charles Barnett Endowed Chair of Pediatric Mitochondrial Medicine and Metabolic Disease
Director, Center of Mitochondrial and Epigenomic Medicine at CHOP, Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
"Energyomics-Energenomics: A Mitochondrial Etiology of Complex Diseases”
January 19
BRB Auditorium
Grand Rounds: Omar Butt and Kevan Salimian
Discovering the truth about antibody-mediated limbic encephalitis
February 24
CRB Auditorium
Residency Considerations for Future Physician Scientists Panel (Planning for the future series event)
March 15
BRB Auditorium
Grand Rounds: Matt LeBeouf and Jie Xu
Remodeling the Disease Process: The use of HDAC Inhibitors to treat Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma and beyond
April 11
BRB Auditorium
Grand Rounds:Lisa Korn and Brittany Weber
Notching victories against leukemia: notch inhibition in T-ALL treatment
May 18
CRB Auditorium
Student Invited Guest Speaker, Andrew I. Schafer, MD, Chairman and Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell

2009 - 2010

Please mark your calendars. All events are at 5:00 pm and followed by a reception, which ends at 7:00 pm

September 22
CRB Austrian Auditorium
Guest Speaker: Elizabeth Nabel, MD
Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health
"Genomic Medicine: Cardiovascular Insights from a Premature Aging Syndrome" …and a Physician-Scientist’s View of the NIH
October 19
BRB Auditorium
Grand Rounds: Marcus Goncalves and Nik Singh
Taking the snooze button off your clock: Circadian rhythms and sleep
November 12
Class of '62 Auditorium
Grand Rounds: Eric Allenspach and Tao Zou
Drug Development: How to Predict a Storm
January 21
BRB Auditorium
Grand Rounds: Daniel Abravanel and Scott Gordon
Stopping traffic: Targeting integrins in inflammatory bowel disease
February 17
BRB Auditorium
Grand Rounds: Aaron Stonestrom and Natalie Wolkow
Cilia genetics: a hairy situation
February 24
CRB Austrian Auditorium
Student invited Penn faculty talk
Josep Dalmau, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology and Director of the Neuro-oncology Lab of the Abramson Cancer Center
"Synaptic autoimmunity and the new disorders of memory, behavior, cognition, and psychosis"
April 13
BRB Auditorium
Grand Rounds: Mike Gandal and Armen Moughamian
Reducing tuber burden: mTOwaRds new therapies for intractable epilepsy
April 27
252 BRB
Junior Faculty Panel Discussion
May 13
BRB Auditorium
Student Invited Guest Speaker Pat Brown, MD, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry at Stanford

2008 - 2009

Please mark your calendars. All events are at 5:00 pm and followed by a reception, which ends at 7:00 pm.

September 18
252 BRB
Panel discussion on choosing lab rotations and thesis mentor
(required for 1st and 2nd years - encouraged for 3rd years and everyone else welcome to attend and chime in!)
October 13
CRB Austrian Auditorium
"Art of Speaking Science" delivered by Lisa B. Marshall
A Public Speaking Seminar for Biomedical Professionals
November 10
BRB Auditorium
Grand Rounds: Bobby Basu and Alec Schmaier
Forbidden Fruit: The Danger and Mechanism of Drug-Diet Interaction
December 10
CRB
Austrian Auditorium
Grand Rounds: Doug Lin and Tao Zou
Therapeutic Potential of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
iPS: In Sickle Cell Disease and Beyond
January 12
BRB Auditorium
Student invited Penn faculty talk
Wei Tong, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Hematopietic Stem Cells and their Niches
February 4
CRB Austrian Auditorium
Preparing for the Future:  A Conversation About Life After MD-PhD School
February 17
BRB Auditorium
Grand Rounds: Amar Majmundar and Trey Schroeder
Bypassing nonsense mutations: A Potential Therapy for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
April 7
BRB Auditorium
Grand Rounds: Ana Cristancho and Abby Olsen
Searching for Kryptonite: Novel Therapeutic Approaches Against Superbugs
May 5
CRB
Austrian Auditorium
Guest Speaker Robert Gallo, MD and Graduating MD-PhD student reception
June 22
Class of
'62 Auditorium
Residency Panel Discussion

2007 - 2008

Please mark your calendars. All events are at 5:00 pm and followed by a reception, which ends at 7:00 pm.

September 18
251 BRB
Panel discussion on choosing lab rotations and thesis mentor
(required for 1st and 2nd years - encouraged for 3rd years and everyone else welcome to attend and chime in!)
October 17
CRB
Austrian Auditorium
Grand Rounds: Natalie Miller and Mary Robinson
Treatment of All Creatures Great and Small with Neonatal Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension
Novermber 19
CRB Austrian Auditorium
Grand Rounds:  Tamar Gur and Simone Stalling
To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate: Is Autism a Question
December 4
BRB Auditorium
Student invited Penn faculty talk
Joan C. Hendricks, V.M.D. Ph.D.
The Gilbert S. Kahn Dean of Veterinary Medicine
"An evolving career in sleep research and academic leadership"
January 17
BRB Auditorium
Grand Rounds: Priya Dedhia and Kunal Patel
Linkage Analysis 2.0: Whole Genome Approaches to Understanding Type II Diabetes
February 20
BRB Auditorium
Grand Rounds:  Michael Buckstein and John Northrop
Insights into the pathophysiology of schizophrenia
March 4
BRB Auditorium
Negotiating in Academic Medicine:  Creating Value and Using Leverage to Help Your Planning and Patience Pay OffMarjorie Bowman, MD, MPA Director, Center for Public Health Initiatives
April 17
BRB Auditorium
Grand Rounds: Erica Dwyer and Marta Rowh
What's in a Name?  A closer look at the new TB epidemic
May 7
CRB Auditorium
Celebration of the MD-PhD Class of 2008 and Alumni Guest Speaker, Ben Ho Park, MD, PhD,
Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins

2006 - 2007

Please mark your calendars. All events are at 5:00 pm and followed by a reception, which ends at 7:00 pm.

August 7-8
Split Rock Resort, Pocono Mountains
Annual Combined Degree Retreat
September 27
251 BRB
Panel discussion on choosing lab rotations and thesis mentor
(required for 1st and 2nd years - encouraged for 3rd years and everyone else welcome to attend and chime in!)
October 19
CRB Austrian Auditorium
Grand Rounds: Renuka Nayak and David Wise
Description to causality: mechanisms of gene expression signatures in cancer
Novermber 20 Grand Rounds:  Matt Bevers and Ali Harrist
Brains Too Good to Die: Neuroprotection after Cardiac Arrest
December 12 “How to Succeed in Science Without Really Trying” special guest talk by Dr. Jon Yewdell, Penn MD-PhD alum Chief, Cellular Biology Section, Laboratory of Viral Diseases, NIAID/NIH
January 18
CRB Austrian Auditorium
Student invited Penn faculty talk
Ben Stanger, MD/PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Pancreas Development and the Limits of Regulation
February 21 Grand Rounds: Mike Silverman and Farhad Abtahian
Dissecting a Deadly Virus: Lessons from the Avian Influenza and the Pandemic of 1918
March 19
Reunion Hall
Panel discussion on residency
April 18
CRB Austrian Auditorium
Grand Rounds:  Uma and Mira Sachdeva
Unraveling the French Paradox: Recent insights into Resveratrol and the process of human aging
May 7
CRB Austrian Auditorium
Student Invited Guest Speaker Juanita L. Merchant, MD/PhD
Professor at the University of Michigan in Internal Medicine and Integrative and Molecular and Integrative Physiology
The role of Sonic Hedgehog in the Stomach:  Friend or Foe
May 10
14th fl. BRB
Graduating MD/PhD student reception
June 11
BRB Auditorium
Grand Rounds:  Peter Ghoroghchian and Marcin Imielinski
"The future of molecular imaging in cancers: Biomarkers, targeted therapies, and individualized patient care."

2005 - 2006

Please mark your calendars. All events are at 5:00 pm and followed by a reception, which ends at 7:00 pm.

October 8 (all day)
Gregg Conference Center
Annual Combined Degree Retreat
October 18
BRB Auditorium
Grand Rounds: Lara Wine Lee and MacLean Pancoast
Ectodermal Dysplasias: Of Mice, Men and Dogs - Genetic Advances and Therapeutic Implications

November 21
CRB Austrian Auditorium

Student Panel Discussion Choosing a Lab Rotation and Thesis Mentor
December 15
CRB Austrian Auditorium
Grand Rounds: Dave Moore and Marisa Juntilla
Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency: Insights from a Rare Pediatric Disorder”
January 18
CRB Austrian Auditorium
Student Invited Guest Speaker:
Jordan Orange, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
February 16
CRB Austrian Auditorium
Grand Rounds: Defne Amado and Ashley Coats
Early to bed, Early to Rise:  Familial Advanced Sleep Phase Syndrome or: the disorder all surgery residents probably wish they had
March 23
252 BRB
Faculty Panel Discussion on Choosing a Residency Program
April 11
CRB Austrian Auditorium
Grand Rounds: Alexei Polishchuk and Andrew Trister
Dilemmas in Drug Development: What to do with a multiple sclerosis wonder drug

May 3
CRB Austrian Auditorium

Dr. Jeannie Lee, Penn MD-PhD alum
HHMI Investigator
Professor, Genetics and Pathology, Harvard Medical School
May POSTPONED Dr. Jon Yewdell, Penn MD-PhD alum
Chief, Cellular Biology Section, Laboratory of Viral Diseases, NIAID/NIH
How to Succeed in Science Without Really Trying

2004 - 2005

Please mark your calendars. All events are at 5:00 pm and followed by a reception, which ends at 7:00 pm.

October 25
CRB Austrian Auditorium
Grand Rounds: Dan Bauer and Josh Gruber
Werner Syndrome and the Biology of Aging

November 10

Guest Speaker:  Peter Agre, MD, PhD
Aquaporin Water Channels - From Atomic Structure to Clinical Medicine
November 23
253 BRB
Student Panel Discussions
Choosing a Lab Rotation and Thesis Mentor
Organizing Thesis Committee Meetings
December 13
CRB Austrian Auditorium
Grand Rounds: Summer Lind and Mary Robinson
The Role of Nitric Oxide in Sepsis: Use of Animal Models
January 10
TBA
Student Invited Guest Speaker: Rex Ahima, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Medicine
Neuroendocrine Regulation of Body Weight
February 15
CRB Austrian Auditorium
Grand Rounds:Ben Olenchock and Chris Vakoc
EGF Receptor-Targeted Therapies for Non Small-Cell Lung Cancer
March 31
252 BRB
Graduating Student Panel Discussion on Choosing a Residency
April 6
CRB Austrian Auditorium
Grand Rounds: Alison H. Skalet, Sally Newbrough and Elise Carpenter Addressing the pandemic: What's being done for African patients with HIV?
May 9
5:30 PM
CRB Austrian Auditorium

 

Student Invited Guest Speaker: David Ginsburg, MD
Dr. Ginsburg is an HHMI investigator and a Professor of Internal Medicine and Human Genetics at the University of Michigan Medical School. He received his B.A. degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University and his M.D. degree from Duke University School of Medicine. His postdoctoral clinical and research training was done at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ginsburg is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and recipient of the E. Donnall Thomas Lecture and Prize from the American Society of Hematology, the Basic Research Prize from the American Heart Association, and the 2004 ASCI Award from the American Society of Clinical Investigation. His research focuses on genetic studies of blood coagulation and thrombosis.

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