Clinical Fellows Program


Co-Director

Malay Haldar, MD, PhD

Malay Haldar, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine


Co-Director

Taku Kambayashi, MD, PhD

Taku Kambayashi, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Educational Objective: One of the most challenging phases in the career of a scientist or physician-scientist is the transition from being a trainee to securing and running an independent laboratory. This is particularly tricky for physician-scientists due to the added commitments of clinical service. This series is designed to cover non-scientific aspects of this ‘transition to independence’ and include topics such as ‘how to prepare for chalk talk’, ‘interviewing tactics’, ‘how to start your lab’, ‘negotiating a startup package’ etc.  

 

Format: One-hour Q&A session with a panel of faculty drawn from diverse background. The moderator will field questions relevant to the session-topic. However, the audience is strongly encouraged to bring their own questions.  

The topics and the schedule will be emailed to target audience (below). Interested trainees who feel they qualify based on the criteria below should email Dr. Malay Haldar (mhaldar@pennmedicine.upenn.edu) with a copy of your CV, current stage of training, and a short sentence on research focus.  

 

Target Audience: (1) Clinical Fellows on a research/physician-scientist training track (MD or MD/PhD) and (2) Advanced post-doctoral trainees (PhD) who are currently on a training or transitional grant (example T32, K99). Please note that trainees from all scientific areas are welcome and attendance is not restricted to immunology-related research.