Basic Science Journal Club

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This event provides a forum for fellows to present and discuss current topics in basic science. Each month a fellow selects an article and leads a discussion with his/her peers. Ideally, the topic will have broad appeal to fellows from different divisions and departments and provide an opportunity to share varying perspectives.


The Office of Fellowship Training is seeking presenters for the Basic Science Journal Club.

Previous topics have included:

  • "Hands On: A Novel Approach for Healthy Lifestyle Counseling in Pediatric Primary Care."
  • "Flow of energy in the outer retina in darkness and in light."
  • “Optogenetic control of heart muscle in vitro and in vivo.”
  • “Coherently wired light-harvesting in photosynthetic marine algae at ambient temperature."
  • "Gene dysregulation and depressive illness: the role of limbic CRHR1 and GR."
  • "When Sperm meet an egg: How CATSPER controls Sperm Hyperactivation."


We invite you to be a discussion leader at a future session.  If you are interested, please email the OFT  including:

  • Proposed article or topic
  • Several available dates/times

November Basic Science Journal Club

The influence of computerized decision support on prescribing during ward-rounds: are the decision-makers targeted?


Led by Pascal Pfiffner, MD, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Children’s Hospital Informatics Program

The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO