The MD/PhD Program of The University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Topics in Molecular Medicine

Topics in Molecular Medicine is a core course for MD/PhD students where different UTHSC-H and MDACC faculty present research seminars throughout the year. The seminar uses selected topics in molecular medicine as a vehicle to introduce students to basic ideas of biomedical research, to the skills involved in evaluating the research literature and presenting data, and to the interplay between the research laboratory and the problems of clinical medicine. Students are expected to conduct literature reviews, make oral presentations of research papers, and participate in the discussions of each topic. The seminar also provides students an important venue to meet potential dissertation advisors and program directors.

Current Schedule – Spring, 2015

Topics in Molecular Medicine

Wednesdays, 4:00 to 5:30 p.m., MSB B.605

JANUARY 14 & 21

Dean Lee, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, MDACC

         Student Presenters:  Marimar de la Cruz and David Savage

JANUARY 28

Ryan Fortune and Nick Parchim, Candidacy Dos and Don’ts

           

FEBRUARY 4

Mark Berg, MA, LPC-S, CEAP, EAP, MDACC

February 11

No Class – see Feb 19 activity

Thursday, February 19 (voluntary)

         AMA with Audrey Nath, MD, PhD – meets in MSB 6.045 from 11:30a-1:30p (lunch provided)

FEBRUARY 18 & 25

Sam Shelburne, III, MD,PhD, Associate Professor, Infectious Diseases, MDACC

         Student Presenters: Carson Callahan and Paloma Monroig

MARCH 4

Alex Gorfe, PhD, Assistant Professor, IBP, UT Health

         Introduction provided by Courtney Olsen

        

MARCH 11 – SPRING BREAK

March 18

Cullen Taniguchi, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology, MDACC

         Introduction provided by Nathan Berg

MARCH 25 – NO CLASS

APRIL 1 – NO CLASS  

APRIL 8 & 15

Dorothy Lewis, PhD, Professor, Internal Medicine-Infectious Diseases, UT Health

         Student Presenters: Ryan Cassidy and Vincent Bernard

APRIL 22 & 29  

Guangwei Du, PhD, Assistant Professor, IBP, UT Health

Student Presenters: Andy Peters and Cory Wilson

May 6

Senior Advising Panel-David Rushworth, Henry Wu, and Chris Conner

There will be food!