CTSA Undergraduate Student Symposium


2014 Symposium Overview: Precision Medicine

Penn's Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics, with the support of the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), announces the fifth annual CTSA Undergraduate Student Symposium. The topic of the symposium is Precision Medicine. Precision medicine is the integration of emerging research on the molecular nature of diseases with clinical data on individual patients. Its intent is to provide care that is targeted, effective, and safe.

The symposium will be held Friday, April 4, 1:30–5 pm, in the auditorium of the Biomedical Research Building (BRB) II/III of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. It is directed toward undergraduate students from all area institutions. It is open as well to all other interested parties, including post-baccalaureate students, graduate and medical students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty.

A luncheon preceding the symposium will be offered for students interested in PhD, MD, and MD/PhD programs as they relate to careers in the biomedical sciences. Talks will be given by senior staff representing respective programs at Penn. The luncheon will take place noon–1:30 pm on the 2nd floor of BRB II/III in room 251.

There is no cost to attend the symposium or preceding luncheon. We request, however, that those who wish to attend pre-register through this website.

Questions regarding the symposium can be directed to Megan Maxwell at 215-662-4581 or mmaxwell@upenn.edu.