Weekly Seminar Series

Girls at lunch

Lunches introducing students to biomedical science departments

Weekly lunches introduce students to the work of the various biomedical science departments. Students of all levels enjoy the exposure to short talks by faculty members across all the basic science departments, but first- and second-year MD students find these talks especially helpful as they explore the various options open to them for their thesis research.

Each department hosts the lunch for a week. Typically two or three faculty members make short remarks about their work, the general focus of the department, and the practices and structure of the PhD program in the department. Ample time is left for questions.

Lunches introducing students to clinical residency departments

Lunches introduce students to the work of the various clinical departments.

Special topic lunches

Occasionally the lunch meetings are devoted to talks of general interest—dealing with such topics as ethical issues, student advising information, and research of particular interest. Students sometimes use these sessions to invite faculty for mentoring conversations.

Lunch with the director

Approximately half the lunches are casual conversations with Director Chris Kontos, and opportunities for students to discuss both general and personal concerns.

Summer pizza lunches (June through August)

Summer lunches are casual and social. Students have pizza and soft drinks; this is a relaxed time to talk with the directors and to catch up with friends and colleagues.

August - January 2020 Lunches
Time: 12:10-1:00 pm.
Location (unless noted otherwise): TSCHE Room 4067

Date Topic Location
August 9th Director's lunch TSCHE, Room 4067
August 23rd Lunch with First years, Interviewers, Steering committee TSCHE, Room 4067
August 30th First Year welcome lunch TSCHE, Room 4067
September 6th Writing the F-30 - Chris Kontos, MD TSCHE, Room 4067
September 13th Student Council Town Hall TSCHE, Room 4067
September 20th Interviews-Student speaker -Alex Vaz TSCHE, Room 4067
September 27th Interviews-Student speaker - Christian Cerda-Smith TSCHE, Room 4067
October 4th Interviews- Faculty Speaker - Genevieve Fouda, MD, PhD TSCHE, Room 4067
October 11th Interviews-Student speaker - Jennifer Jenks TSCHE, Room 4067
October 18th Director’s Lunch TSCHE, Room 4067
October 25th Interviews-Faculty speaker- Don Fox, PhD TSCHE, Room 4067
November 1st Faculty speaker - Andrew West, PhD TSCHE, Room 4067
November 8th Graduate program fair TSCHE, Room 4067
November 15th Interviews-Student speaker - Anthony Nguyen TSCHE, Room 4067
November 22nd Interviews- Student speaker - Brianna Petrone TSCHE, Room 4067
November 29th no lunch - Thanksgiving TSCHE, Room 4067
December 6th Interviews-Student speaker- Chris  Bassil TSCHE, Room 4067
December 13th Interviews-Faculty speaker - Derek Southwell, MD, PhD TSCHE, Room 4067
December 20th no lunch - winter break  
December 27th no lunch - winter break  
January 3rd TBD  
January 10th Interviews-Faculty speaker - Jenna McHenry, PhD TSCHE, Room 4067
January 17th Interviews-Student speaker- Winston Liu TSCHE, Room 4067
January 24th Interviews-Faculty speaker - Neeraj Surana (Neil), MD, PhD TSCHE, Room 4067
January 31st TBD