Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Topics in Molecular Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Welcome to Topics in Molecular Medicine

Fall, 2014

Course: Topics in Molecular Medicine
Meets: Fridays (unless noted) from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm in room 253 BRB
Directors: Ben Z. Stanger, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor of Medicine (GI) and Cell & Developmental Biology

Rahul M. Kohli, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Infectious Disease)

TiMM is planned as a once-weekly seminar course whose goal is to introduce students to the ways in which biomedical research can provide new insights into clinical medicine and, conversely, how knowledge of clinical disease impacts scientific discovery. Due to space limitations, the course is open only to 1st year Combined Degree (MD/PhD) students. The course will meet for 90 minutes from 2:00-3:30 on Friday afternoons unless noted. Class will first meet on September 8, 2014.

The course will be in a seminar style. Two or three students will be assigned to present at each session. Each session has a different faculty member as a preceptor; this faculty member, in consultation with the course directors, has chosen a clinical topic and one or two state-of-the-art research papers that provide molecular insight into the topic. The faculty member will meet with the students before the class session to provide additional insight into the topic. One of the assigned students will briefly present the clinical aspects of the problem and the second (and possibly third) student(s) will present the scientific paper(s). All of the students in the class will be expected to have read both the clinical and research papers and to contribute to class discussion. Topics will be assigned before the beginning of class.

• Last updated: 07/21/2014