Annual MD-PhD Retreat

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MD-PhD Scholars Program Retreat (2020): Highlights

Due to COVID-19, our retreat committee worked exceptionally hard to convert our usual in-peron retreat to a virtual one over Zoom this year.

 2020 MD-PhD Scholars over Zoom  2020 MD-PhD Scholars over Zoom

Workshops and Mentorship

This year's retreat featured a number of workshops and peer-mentoring opportunities:

Scientific Lectures and Presentations

We had a nice variety of presentations and lectures from UNMC and visiting faculty:

Social(ly Distant) Activities

Although we couldn't gather in person, we still found creative ways to socialize as a program:

We hope to return to physical gatherings at next year's retreat. For reference of a typical year's retreat, our 2019 retreat is shown below.

MD-PhD Scholars Program Retreat (2019): Highlights

Networking

Mentorship

Scholarship

   

 

Former Keynote Speakers

2020

Donald W. (Will) Parsons, MD, PhD
Deputy Director, Texas Children's Cancer and Hematoogy Centers, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, Texas
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology-Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

2019

Colin Weekes, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
Director of Medical Pancreas Cancer Research, Medicine - Division of Hematology/Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

2018

John Morrison, MD, PhD
Chief Resident & Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellow, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida

2017

Thomas Gross, MD, PhD
Deputy Director of Science, Center for Global Health, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland

2016

Monte S. Willis, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, McAllister Heart Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

2015

Kimberly A. Chapman, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

2014

Eric Benner, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina

2013

Jennifer Larsen, MD
Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska

Christopher Kratochvil, MD
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska

Kenneth Bayles, PhD
Associate Vice Chancellor for Basic Research, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska

Rodney Miles, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology, Director of ARUP Laboratories, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

2012

Herbert O. (Dele) Davies, MD
Incoming Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs and Dean of Graduate Studies, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska

2011

Bradley Britigan, MD
Incoming Dean of the College of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska

2010

Rodney S. Markin, MD, PhD
Interim Dean of the College of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska