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2019 Annual Faculty Research Retreat


Registration is now open for the 2019 Annual Faculty Research Retreat at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Our theme this year is:

"Social Entrepreneurialism in Research"

  • Date: Friday, June 14, 2019
  • Time: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • Location: The Inn at Swarthmore
  • Organizers: Drs. Bruce Freedman, Phil Scott, Nicola Mason, Giacomo Gianotti, Andrew Vaughan, Patricia Mundy, Barbara Dallap-Schaer, Raimon Duran-Struuck, Anna Kashina, and Molly Church

Deadline for abstracts: May 24, 2019

Please Note: Registration for the 2019 Annual Faculty Retreat closes is now closed.

The Marshak Lecture to be delivered by:

Dr. Daniel Rader, Penn MedicineAbout Dr. Rader:

Dr. Daniel Rader is the Seymour Gray Professor of Molecular Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He serves as the Chair of the Department of Genetics as well as the Chief of the Division of Translational Medicine and Human Genetics in the Department of Medicine.

He is also Associate Director of Penn’s Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics, and is co-director of the Penn Medicine Biobank.

Dr. Rader’s research focuses on the human genetics and functional genomics of lipoprotein metabolism and atherosclerosis, as well as the translational implications for novel therapeutic approaches.