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Graduate Student Education Committee

Visiting Student Appointments

The Office of Research Affairs has a firm commitment to advancing the research enterprise of the Medical School by providing input on research and research related policy matters to the Dean,  the Administrative Council and Faculty Senate as follow:
Identification and consideration of research areas for development, especially in regard to the establishment of centers and interdisciplinary programs.

  • Identification of facilities and equipment needed for replacement and development.
  • Development of strategies for expanding activities in clinical and basic research.
  • Establishment of a plan and guidelines to more actively participate in technology transfer.
  • Advise on use of institutional resources and the acquisition of outside funds for the development of research programs to make the research efforts of the school visible to the public.

We are also committed to enhancing the research and intellectual endeavors of both faculty and trainees through programs offered by the Research Committee and the Graduate Student Education Committee. The Office of Research Affairs also screens and identifies nominees for extramural funding opportunities with limited submission criteria and is responsible for the oversight and management of the Annual McGovern Medical School Research Retreat, The Ernst Knobil Distinguished Lecture, the Dean’s Lecture Seriesthe Cheves Smythe Distinguished Lecture Series, and the Collaborative Workshop series.


October 11, 2023
Dean’s Lecture
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. MSB 3.001
Presidential Fellow
Executive Director of Purdue’s Health Equity Initiatives
Distinguished Professor of Practice
Purdue University
“Lessons Learned from the Pandemic:  Perspectives from the 20th U.S. Surgeon General”

December 5, 2023
Dean’s Lecture
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. MSB 3.001
Professor & The Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished University Chair In Heart
Internal Medicine, Cardiology
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Prevention, intervention, and physiology versus anatomy in randomized trials of coronary artery disease

January 17, 2024
Artificial Intelligence in Biomedicine and Healthcare Collaborative Workshop
9:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Via Teams
Meeting ID:254 304 159 791
Passcode: yh3DY5
Dean and Professor, Glassell Family Foundation Distinguished Chair in Informatics Excellence
Director, National Center for Cognitive Informatics and Decision-Making
McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics

March 5, 2024
Annual Medical School Research Retreat
8:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Brown Foundation Institute for Molecular Medicine
Keynote Address/Ernst Knobil Distinguished Lecture
Julianne Holt-Lunstad, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
Brigham Young University
“Social Connection and Health: Past, Present, and Future”

April 16, 2024
Dean’s Lecture
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. MSB 3.001

John Scott, Ph.D.

Edwin G. Krebs-Speights Professor of Cell Signaling
and Cancer Biology Chair
University of Washington
“Exploring and exploiting the spatial constraints of protein kinase signaling”

May 21, 2024
Cheves Smythe Distinguished Lecture
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. MSB 3.001

Professor and Travelers Chair in Geriatrics and Gerontology
Director, UConn Center on Aging, University of Connecticut
Chief, Geriatric Medicine, UConn Health
Director, UConn Older Americans Independence (Pepper) Center
Director, NIH SenNet KAPP-Sen Tissue Mapping Center
Director, NIA Geroscience Education and Training Network
Deputy Editor, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Accelerating the Discovery of Gerotherapeutics: Role for Studies of Immune Resilience and Precision Gerontology