SAVE THE DATE: MD-PhD Program 32nd Annual Retreat – September 27-28, 2014 Red Jacket Resort South Yarmouth, Cape Cod

This year we welcome Dr. Stuart Orkin, who will deliver the annual Eva Neer Memorial Lecture. Dr. Orkin is Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Orkin’s research focuses on stem cell biology, particularly the development and function of the blood system, the relationship between cancer and stem cells, and the mechanisms responsible for self-renewal of stem cells and the switch from fetal to adult hemoglobin. 


M.D.-Ph.D. Program 31st Annual Retreat - October 5-6, 2013


This year we welcomed Dr. David Sabatini, who delivered the annual Eva Neer Memorial Lecture. Dr. Sabatini is Professor of Biology at MIT, Member of the Whitehead Institute, Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Senior Associate Member of the Broad Institute and Member of the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer.

David M. Sabatini, 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 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: May 9, 2014