Penn-CHOP Lung Biology Institute Pulmonary Basic and Translational Research Conference (PBTRC) series features research in progress seminars given by postdocs, fellows, and faculty within the Penn/CHOP community.  The conference also includes experts from various core facilities presenting method-based research seminars, bioethics lectures by Penn Medical Ethics and Health Policy faculty, as well as invited speakers from outside of UPenn. The conference takes place weekly from mid-September to mid-June on alternating Wednesdays/Thursdays from 12:00-1:00 pm in the conference room on the 2nd floor of Stemmler Hall, Room 213. For more information or to receive the PBTRC calendar please contact Mary McNichol.

The LBI Journal Club is one of the longest running journal clubs on campus and one of the longest running lung specific  research journal clubs in the United States.  Its lineage can be traced to the Saturday morning Department of Physiology Journal Clubs started by Julius Comroe, MD and Robert Forster, MD in the 1950s which transitioned to Thursday afternoons at the Institute for Environmental Medicine at PENN in the 1980s under the guidance of Aron B. Fisher, MD and eventually to the Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Division of the Department of Medicine mentored by Michael F. Beers, MD.  The Journal club is a formal part of the research curriculum for the Pulmonary Division’s NIH funded T32 training program in Lung Biology and is now fully integrated into the LBI.

Journal Club meets from September to June every Thursday at 4:00 PM EXCEPT when there is an LBI seminar. A schedule will be posted when journal club reconvenes in the fall. For more information please contact Surafel Mulugeta