Welcome to Topics in Molecular Medicine
|Course:||Topics in Molecular Medicine|
|Meets:||Wednesdays (unless noted) from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm in room 601 BRB|
|Directors:||Ben Z. Stanger, MD, PhD|
|Assistant Professor of Medicine (GI)|
|Roger A. Greenberg, MD, PhD|
|Associate Professor of Cancer Biology|
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 3:30-5:00 on Wednesday afternoons unless noted. Class will first meet on August 29, 2012.
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 choosen a clinical topic and one or two state-of-the-art research papers which 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. A list of topics and articles will be given out on the first day of the course.
• Last updated: 11/13/2012