medical scientist training program

combined degree Monthly Program Events 2014 - 2015

-In addition to events on this page, check out the events of the Association of Women Student MD-PhDs

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

September 18
TBD

“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)

November 24
BRB Auditorium

Grand Rounds: Melody Esmaeili, Jason Liu, Will Rothwell (topic TBA)

December 15
CRB Austrian Auditorium

TBA


January 21
BRB Auditorium

Student invited Penn faculty speaker

February 19
BRB Auditorium

Grand Rounds: Jeff Kubiak, Allyson Lieberman, Mandie Samuels (virus-induced malignancy)


March 18
BRB Auditorium

"Planning for the Future" series event

April 20
BRB Auditorium

Grand Rounds: John Burke and Yin Li (indirect brain stimulation as therapies for neurological and psychiatric disorders)

 

May 13
BRB Auditorium

Student invited Guest Speaker and Graduating MD-PhD student reception

MD-PhD Monthly Program Events 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

To view these recordings, you will need to install the following:
Microsoft Silverlight Plug-in

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

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

MD-PhD Monthly Program Events 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

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

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


MD-PhD Monthly Program Events 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

February 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

MD-PhD Monthly Program Events 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

MD-PhD Monthly Program Events 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

MD-PhD Monthly Program Events 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

MD-PhD Monthly Program Events 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" http://www.med.upenn.edu/ins/faculty/hendricks.htm

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 Off Marjorie 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

MD-PhD Monthly Program Events 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."

MD-PhD Monthly Program Events 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 www.orangelab.org

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 http://www.hhmi.org/research/investigators/lee_bio.html http://genetics.mgh.harvard.edu/LeeWeb/summary.html

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

MD-PhD Monthly Program Events 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. More information appears at: http://www.hhmi.org/research/investigators/ginsburg_bio.html http://www.med.umich.edu/cmb/faculty/ginsburg.htm