MD-PhD Program 33rd Annual Student/Faculty Retreat

October 2-4, 2015
Red Jacket Resort
South Yarmouth, Cape Cod


© Photo by Steve Lipofsky


This year we welcomed Dr. Salmaan Keshavjee, who delivered the annual Eva Neer Memorial Lecture. Dr. Keshavjee is the Director of Harvard Medical School’s Center for Global Health Delivery-Dubai and Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine.  Dr. Keshavjee’s research spans four areas: (1) multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) treatment and policy; (2) health-sector reform and access to health care and medical technology in transitional societies, with a special focus on countries of the former Soviet Union (Central Asia and the Russian Federation); (3) the role of non-governmental organizations in globalization and the formation of trans-border civil society; and (4) modernity, social institutions, civil society, and health in the Middle East and Central Asia.

Dr. Salmaan Keshavjee, M.D., Ph.D. Biographical Information



Red Jacket Resort
South Yarmouth, Cape Cod

Annual Retreat

The annual fall retreat, organized by the program students and staff, is the most important collegial activity of the academic year. First held in 1983, this retreat takes place at a local New England conference center. This year it will be held at the Red Jacket Resort in Cape Cod. All MD-PhD students are included, whether or not they have MSTP funding. HMS sponsors the retreat, with financial assistance from industry donors. Faculty members active on program committees are also invited. Typically, more than half of the students and 25-30 faculty members attend, with most faculty presenting posters. The retreat is highly interactive. The program varies from year to year, but usually includes oral presentations and posters by students about their thesis research, and discussions about postgraduate training and career choices. In addition, a prominent physician-scientist is invited to give a keynote lecture, named for Eva Neer, M.D., a strong faculty supporter of the program who died of breast cancer in 2000.

MD-PhD Retreat 2014

MD-PhD Retreat 2013

MD-PhD Retreat 2012

MD-PhD Retreat 2011

MD-PhD Retreat 2010

MD-PhD Retreat 2009

MD-PhD Retreat 2008

Past Faculty Keynote Speakers - The Eva Neer Memorial Lecture

Past Retreats

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Updated: October 30, 2015