Just this past weekend, the students, faculty, and staff of both sides of our joint program ventured to Hidden Valley, PA for a weekend of science, sports, and socializing.

For those of us entering our 5th year, for whom this will most likely be our final CPCB retreat, it was among the most enjoyable. Several long-term projects and winds of change have taken roots in earnest, the biggest of which is our venture into a student-directed grantsmanship project. We spent a good deal of time at the retreat pitching this idea, and we’re optimistic that it will be successful in its pilot year!

Bear with us as we update this site with everything that has happened since 2013: this includes moving this site to a new–and permanent!–departmental server. Woohoo!

Shannon Quinn sailed through faculty interview season. He will hold a joint appointment in the Departments of Computer Science and Cell Biology at the University of Georgia, Athens, GA as a Junior Faculty member starting Jan, 2015. Congratulations Shannon!!

—–Original Message—–

From: Beardsley, Suzann Ripper
Sent: Friday, March 07, 2014 2:36 PM
To: Chennubhotla, Chakra S
Cc: Durkin, John R; Conroy, Margaret Baldwin; Beardsley, Suzann Ripper; Harlow, Pamela Lynn
Subject: Congratulations! Medical Student Research Mentoring Merit Award
Importance: High

Dear Dr. Chennubhotla:

We are pleased to inform you that you have been selected to receive a Medical Student Research Mentoring Merit Award. This award is presented to a Scholarly Project (SP) mentor of a graduating Pitt Med student in recognition for outstanding mentoring over the course of the SP.

The award will be presented at Scholar’s Day on Wednesday, April 2nd at the University Club. The Scholar’s Day program (please see attached agenda) will run from 8 am – 12 noon. Dean Levine will present your award towards the conclusion of his comments to the students at approximately 9:30 am. We hope that you will consider joining us to receive your award in person and are welcome to stay as long as you would like.

Thank you for your work on the SP and congratulations!

Scholarly Project Directors:

David Hackam, M.D.,Ph.D., Associate Dean for Medical Student Research
Molly Conroy, M.D., MPH, Assistant Dean for Medicine Student Research
Don Defranco, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Medicine Student Research
Cynthia Lance-Jones, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Medicine Student Research
Gwen Sowa, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Medicine Student Research
Philip Troen, M.D., Assistant Dean for Medicine Student Research