Brain Endowment Bank

The 9th Annual MD/PhD Student Research Symposium

Thursday, April 6, 2017
11:45 am
Lois Pope Auditorium, 7th Floor

The 9th Annual MD/PhD Student Research Symposium will be held on Thursday April 6th, 2017. The Keynote speaker will be UM alum Wafik El-Deiry, M.D., Ph.D. (’87), Deputy Cancer Center Director, Translational Research Program at Fox Chase Cancer Center.

Dr. El-Deiry leads the Fox Chase translational research efforts and continues his work in the world of translational drug discovery and development. Dr. El-Deiry is a practicing physician-scientist who sees patients with colorectal cancer and whose research laboratory focuses on developing novel therapeutics targeting cell death pathways.

The event will include a Keynote Talk by Dr. El-Deiry, MD/PhD Student Scientific Talks and Poster Session.

Keynote Talk:
12:00 – 1:00 pm – Wafik El-Deiry, M.D., Ph.D.
Seminar Title: “Discovery and Clinical Translation of an Anti-Cancer Drug”
Location: Lois Pope Auditorium, 7th Floor

Student Scientific Talks
1:45 – 3:15 p.m. – Lois Pope Auditorium, 7th Floor

Student Poster Session
3:25 – 5:00 p.m. – Outside of Lois Pope Courtyard

The Symposium is being planned and organized by the following MD/PhD students: Symposium Chair and Vice Chair, Rhea Choi and Tyler Cunningham, Eric Bray, Ezra Blumenthal, Michelle Caunca, Derek Essegian, Ryan Gallo, Hema Kondur, Sofia Oluwole, Farhan Qureshi, Brandon Rosen, Jason Wagner, Michelle Zhang and Yusheng Zhang.

For more information, please contact Francia Portacio at or 305-243-6278.