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.

January - May 2018 Lunches
Time: 12:10-1:00 pm.
Location (unless noted otherwise): TSCHE Room 4067

Date Topic

January 5th Student Speaker Amy Wisdom, MSTP Interviews TSCHE, Room 4067
January 12th Junior Faculty Purushothama Rao Tata, PhD TSCHE, Room 4067
January 19th Student Speaker Karolina Woroniecka, MSTP Interviews TSCHE, Room 4067
January 26th Junior Faculty Sudarshan Rajagopal, MD, PhD TSCHE, Room 4067
February 2nd Junior Faculty Romain Cartoni, PhD TSCHE, Room 4067
February 9th Christopher Holley, MD, PhD TSCHE, Room 4067
February 16th Residency Program (Pathology) Thomas Cummings, MD TSCHE, Room 4067
February 23rd Student Council Business Meeting TSCHE, Room 4067
March 2nd

Residency Program (Pediatrics) Betty Staples, MD; Sallie Permar, MD, PhD

TSCHE, Room 4067
March 9th Junior Faculty Stefanie Sarantopoulos, MD, PhD TSCHE, Room 4067
March 16th Match Day- no lunch N/A
March 23rd Lefkowitz Fellows Lunch Talk Gerry Blobe, MD, PhD TSCHE, Room 4067
March 30th Spring Break - no lunch N/A
April 6th Junior Faculty Michael Tadross, MD, PhD TSCHE, Room 4067