The 2018 Pathology Retreat

Retreat story

Grit. Perseverance. Passion. Those were some of the takeaway words from the Pathology Retreat on April 21, gleaned from Keynote Speaker Todd Brady, MD PhD‘s talk, “The Case for Pathological Innovation.”

Dr. Brady inspired the group with tales of his journey from the MD PhD program at Duke to CEO at a private biotech firm, opening minds to pathways of career trajectories that are often overlooked in the academic programs.  Other speakers filled the day with science topics from genetic and molecular discoveries to cautions in assumed diagnoses.  (See the entire program of speakers and topics)

A poster session followed the talks, and prizes were awarded to graduate student Pakawat Chongsathidkiet, MD and resident Catherine Luedke, MD.   The view of the Duke campus and surrounding spring-green trees from the top floor of University Tower, where the Retreat was held, added to the novelty of the event.

The chance to exchange ideas and discussion between the clinical- and research-focused staff was highly praised by attendees. This was the second departmental retreat hosted by the Graduate Program of the Department of Pathology, an annual event which was proposed by our Chairman, Dr. Jiaoti Huang, with the goal of building collaboration and community between faculty and trainees, and between the clinical and basic science pillars of the Department. 

(See the GradBlog post for more details from Dr. Soman Abraham!)
 

Here is just a sampling of photos, starting with the group of speakers, followed by a few captured moments from the day.

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