Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program

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MD-PhD Student Houses

In the spring of 2019, the Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program founded a "House System." This MD-PhD student-led initiative has the goal of fostering mentorship and community within and across the Program. Other than the annual retreat, many students felt that there were not enough opportunities to get to know MD-PhD students who are enrolled in different years. The Houses were thus introduced to address this concern.

In the House System, MD-PhD students across different classes are assigned to one of five Houses. Each House organizes social activities and establishes mentorship lineages between classes. The Houses also recruit alumni or MD-PhD faculty to act as advisors. The intent for this system is to make it easier for students to find mentors and also enjoy some “informal mentorship”.

House Leadership 2019-2020

House Mae Jemison

Co-Heads: Neville Dusaj and Cayla Broton
Treasurer: Ally Moyer
Mentorship: Sarah Szwed
Falutly/Alumni Mentors: Andy Intelkofer and Rachel Niec

House Rosalind Franklin

Co-Heads: Alisha Dua and Josh Weiss
Treasurer: Sam Philips
Mentorship: Friederike Buck
Falutly/Alumni Mentors: Paul Cohen and Bianca Santomasso

House Archimedes

Co-Heads: Abby Janke and Diane Lumaquin
Treasurer: Jeremy Chang
Mentorship: Andrew Griswold
Falutly/Alumni Mentors: Randy Longman and Sunny Kishore

House Ramon y Cajal

Co-Heads: Alex Talishinsky and Maria Passarelli
Social Chair: Jesse Novak
Treasurer: George Zakusilo
Mentorship: Kristina Navrazhina
Falutly/Alumni Mentors: Mac Ishii and Ping Chi

House Marie Curie

Co-Heads: Harlan Pietz and Rhiannon Aguilar
Social Chair: Felipe D'Andrea
Treasurer: Kirsten Bredvick
Mentorship: Camila Villasante
Falutly/Alumni Mentor: Toby Hohl