medical scientist training program

2014 combined degree retreat

Thursday, August 7, 2014 (full day)
Villanova University
, Villanova, PA

Featuring keynote speaker:

Dr. George Daley


"CellNet: Enhancing stem cell engineering through network biology"

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

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

Faculty and Staff interested in attending should RSVP to Maureen Kirsch at anytime between now and Friday, July 25.

As is our tradition: dress code casual


Click here for the Agenda

Many many thanks to this year's planning committee:

Robyn Allen
Matt Emmett
Melody Esmaeili
Jeremy Grevet
Lucie Guo
Chris Hergott
Awo Layman
Mischa Li
Allyson Lieberman
Jason Liu
Michael Loesche
Jerome Molleston
Will Rothwell
Samar Shah
Liz Traxler
Elinor Willis
Sherrie Xie

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

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. Click here to print out a parking permit.

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

Directions to Connelly Center after exiting the train:

The Connelly Center is about a 5 minute walk from the train. When exiting the train you’ll need to go to the other side of the tracks via the pedestrian tunnel at the station. You will then see a building straight ahead, Mendel Science Centerl #36, which has an archway. Walk under the archway, then turn left onto the first road, proceed to the first road on the right and turn right. Follow that road which bends around to the left and brings you to pavement. Dead ahead is a large, black and white (3-disc) sculpture, "the oreo". The entrance to the upper level of the Connelly Center is to the left of the oreo. Registration will be downstairs on the lower level of the Connelly Center.