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Scientific Reasoning in Medicine (SRM)

SeminarThe Scientific Reasoning in Medicine (SRM) course consists of a two-part journal club held one or two times each month throughout the academic year. The purposes of these sessions are to keep MSTP students engaged in basic science and to encourage students to consider translational implications of research during the first two years of medical school. In addition, SRM exposes MSTP students to potential research mentors.

Schedule 2020 - 2021

Dates Presenter Department(s) / Topic
  • Aug 17th
Laurie Steiner, MD
Associate Director, MSTP
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Neonatology
  • Aug 28th, 31st
Darren Carpizo, MD, PhD
Professor, Surgery, Oncology

"Reactivating mutant p53 using small molecules as zinc metallochaperones:  Awakening a sleeping giant in cancer"

  • Sept 18th, 21st
George Porter, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Cardiology
Chief, Pediatrics, Cardiology
Mitochondria: Powering the Developing Heart
  • Sept 25th, 28th 
Julian Meeks, PhD
Interim Associate Professor, Neuroscience
Chemosensation and the Social Brain
  • Oct 23rd, 26th
Sina Ghaemmaghami, PhD
Associate Professor, Biology
Director of Undergraduate Research in the College 
  • Nov 6th, 9th
Patrick J. Murphy, PhD
Associate Professor, Biomedical Genetics
Title TBD​
  • Nov 20th, 23rd 
Eric Small, PhD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Medicine, Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute
Fibroblast Plasticity and Cardiac Fibrosis in Heart Failure
  • Dec 4th, 7th
W. Richard Burack, MD, PhD
Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Director, Hematopathology Unit, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Vice Chair for Clinical Operations, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Title TBD
  • Jan 22nd, 25th 
Minsoo Kim, PhD
Professor, Microbiology and Immunology, Center for Vaccine Biology and Immunology
Title TBD
  • Feb 5th, 8th 
Jennifer Hunter, PhD
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology
Functional Imaging of the Retina 
  • Feb 19th, 22nd 
Danielle S. W. Benoit, PhD
Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Title TBD
  • Feb 26th, Mar 1st 
Adam C. Dziorny, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Critical Care
Title TBD 
  • Mar 19th, 22nd
Andrew J. Anderson, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Neuroscience
Title TBD