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 – Summer, 2014

Topics in Molecular Medicine

Wednesdays, 4:00 to 5:30 p.m., BSRB S3.8371 (GSBS Large Classroom unless otherwise noted)

MAY 21
1. Ryan Fortune
2. Adam Wolfe
Faculty Moderator Terry Walters

MAY 28
1. Charles Beaman
2. Andrew Peters
Faculty Moderator Dianna Milewicz

JUNE 4
*small classroom*
1. Paloma Monroig
2.Cihan Kadipasaoglu
Faculty Moderator Terry Walters

JUNE 11
1. Alejandro Villar
2. Amanda Cernosek
Faculty Moderator Mike Davies

JUNE 18
1. Rocio Rivera
2. David Savage
Faculty Moderator Russell Broaddus

JUNE 25
1. Sarah Wu
2. Pushan Dasgupta
Elect new student representatives
Faculty Moderator Russell Broaddus

JULY 2
*GSBS Library* Special Session for
MS1 and MS2 students
Welcome & Orientation

JULY 9
*large classroom*
1. Sahily Reyes
2. Kemly Philip-Pandya
Faculty Moderator TBA

JULY 16
1. Courtney Olsen
2. Arianexis Aquino
Faculty Moderator TBA

JULY 23
1. Lalit Patel
2. Charissa Kim
Faculty Moderator Dianna Milewicz

JULY 30
1. Deborah Silverman
2. Ryan Cassidy
3. BK Kim
Faculty Moderator Tim McDonnell

AUGUST 6
1. Natasha Kharas
2. Sarah Glazer
3. Carson Callahan
Faculty Moderator Ruth Heidelberger