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Department of Medicine & Whiting School of Engineering Research Retreat

Friday, February 28, 2020, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Turner Auditorium and Concourse

Nanomedicine: Treating Diseases at the Molecular Level


Register for the Retreat

Submit an Abstract

Submit a Mentoring Award


Research Retreat Schedule

8:00 a.m.

Registration/Poster Check-in and Poster Hanging
Turner Auditorium Concourse

8:30 a.m.

Director's Welcome/Opening Remarks
Turner Auditorium

Mark Anderson, MD, PhD

Director, Department of Medicine

8:45 a.m.

Whiting School of Engineering Dean’s Opening Remarks
Turner Auditorium

T.E. “Ed” Schlesinger, PhD

Dean, Whiting School of Engineering

9:00 a.m.

Keynote Speaker
Turner Auditorium

Steven Chu, PhD

William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Physics
Professor of Molecular & Cellular Physiology
Stanford University

10:00 a.m.

Panel Discussion
Tuner Auditorium

10:40 a.m.

Spotlight on Research Part 1
Tuner Auditorium

11:05 a.m.


11:15 a.m.

Spotlight on Research Part 2
Tuner Auditorium

11:40 a.m.

Updates from the DOM Vice Chair for Research
Turner Auditorium

Brian O’Rourke, PhD

Vice Chair for Basic and Translational Research

12:00 p.m.

Updates from the WSE Associate Dean for Research
Turner Auditorium

Larry Nagahara, PhD

Associate Dean for Research

12:15 p.m.

Poster Session (odd numbers)

1:15 p.m.

G01-G03 and Pre-Function Area

2:15 p.m.

Poster Session (even numbers)

3:15 p.m.

Mentoring Awards
Tilghman Auditorium

The David M. Levine Excellence in Mentoring Award

The Frederick L. Brancati Excellence in Mentoring Award

3:30 p.m.

Basic, Clinical and Engineering Research Awards
Tilghman Auditorium

3:45 p.m.

Presentations by Basic Faculty, Clinical Faculty and Engineering Faculty Award Winners
Tilghman Auditorium

4:30 p.m.

Retreat Closing
Tilghman Auditorium

4:35 p.m.

Poster removal

Please direct general questions to the Retreat Co-chairs, Dr. Efie Kokkoli (Engineering) or Dr. Nicholas Zachos (Medicine) and administrative questions regarding poster submissions and requirements, mentoring awards, retreat registration, etc., to


You must register by the registration deadline in order to receive a lunch ticket at check-in on the day of the event. Registrations occurring after the deadline or on-site the day of the event, will not qualify for a lunch ticket.