Annual Medical School Research Retreat

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 Series, the Cheves Smythe Distinguished Lecture Series and the Collaborative Workshop series.



October 18, 2016

Annual Medical School Research Retreat
9:00 a.m. –5:00 p.m., IMM, Beth Robertson Auditorium
Keynote Address:
Michael Rosen, Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman
Department of Biophysics, Biochemistry
Green Center for Systems Biology
“Molecular Mechanisms of Cell Organization on Micron Length Scales”

November 8, 2016
Ernst Knobil Distinguished Lecture
4:00–5:00 p.m., MMS 3.001
Helen Mayberg, M.D
Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Radiology
Emory University School of Medicine

February 28, 2017
Cheves Smythe Distinguished Lecture
4:00–5:00 p.m., MMS 3.001
Lennart Mucke, M.D.
Professor of Neurology
Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease
University of California, San Francisco