Didactic sessions are offered by both the Office of Medical Research and also the Division of Geriatric Medicine. These sessions are offered Fridays a week between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. and attendance is required. Each week there will be two presentations (and lunch), the first will most often be about research and the second will be specific to aspects of aging research, or about the geriatric population. In the event a general research session does not occur we will have an aging or geriatric session.

The session topics may vary from year to year but are designed to address a variety of aspects related to your MSTAR program experience, from aging research, the geriatric population, programs, professions, to posters, presentations and manuscripts. Each event is an opportunity to learn something that can enrich your knowledge, and give you an advantage over your medical school peers.



JUNE 05: 12:00 -1:00 p.m. Topic: An Introduction to Geriatrics

JUNE 05: 1:00 -2:00 p.m. Topic: Physiology of Aging

JUNE 12: 12:00 -1:00 p.m. Topic: Data Analysis

JUNE 12: 1:00 -2:00 p.m. Topic: Aging Addiction and Researching

JUNE 19: 12:00 -1:00 p.m. Topic: The Geriatric Population and Ethics

JUNE 19: 1:00 -2:00 p.m. Topic: Geriatrics and Depression

JUNE 26: 12:00 -1:00 p.m. Topic: Poster & Oral Presentations

JUNE 26: 1:00 -2:00 p.m. Topic: Healthspan and Gene Research in Cancer

JULY 03: 12:00 -1:00 p.m. University Holiday – No Session

JULY 03: 1:00 -2:00 p.m. University Holiday – No Session

JULY 10: 12:00 -1:00 p.m. Topic: The Function of Combined Degrees MPH/MD

JULY 10: 1:00 -2:00 p.m. Topic: Polypharmacy and Aging

JULY 17: 12:00 -1:00 p.m. Topic: Research in Nursing Homes

JULY 17: 1:00 -2:00 p.m. Topic: Life and Choices of a Researcher

JULY 24: 12:00 -1:00 p.m. Topic: Panel of Young Investigators: The Realities and Rewards of Research

JULY 24: 1:00 -2:00 p.m. Topic: Geriatrics and Delirium