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.


January 12, 2016
“Small Peptide: Great Therapeutic Value”
4:00–5:00 p.m., MMS 3.001
Richard Sidman, M.D.
Bullard Professor of Neuropathology, Emeritus
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Medical School

March 29, 2016
Collaborative Workshop: Autophagy in Health and Disease
9:00 – 12:15 p.m., MMS 2.135

March 30, 2016
Cheves Smythe Distinguished Lecture:  The Science of Frailty
4:00–5:00 p.m., MMS 2.006
Linda Fried, M.D
Dean, Mailman School of Public Health
DeLamar Professor of Public Health Practice
Senior Vice President, Columbia University Medical Center

October 18, 2016
Annual Medical School Research Retreat
8:00 am. –5:00 p.m., IMM, Beth Robertson Auditorium

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