Interdisciplinary Seminars

Research-in-Progress (RiP): Internal Interdisciplinary Research Conference

The RiP Conference is open to researchers across scientific disciplines and experience levels. We encourage early career and senior investigators from all Manne Research Institute pillars and their trainees to attend whenever possible, including when presented topics differ from their own areas of expertise. The RiP conference aims to foster a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration, underscored by the philosophy that our mutual research successes are enhanced by a broad understanding of basic, clinical, and population science topics. Presentations should last anywhere from 40 to 50 minutes, to leave time for questions from the audience. Talks should include the project background, rationale, and expected outcomes, and may feature projects at any stage in the research process. Please consider giving a talk yourself, and/or encouraging your trainees and associates to do so. Success of this conference depends on our active participation.

Virtual Research-in-Progress presentation slots are available every Monday from 11:00 a.m. to noon.

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Pediatric Science Seminars: Invited External Speakers

The new “Pediatric Science Seminars” (PSS) will be comprised of one-hour presentations held approximately once per month throughout the academic calendar year, during the typical Research-in-Progress Monday morning timeslot (11:00 a.m.–noon). Speakers will include experts from other institutions, as well as faculty from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (departments outside of Pediatrics) and will cover a wide variety of topics relevant to our diverse research community.

Speakers will be selected by a committee of faculty and students from the Manne Research Institute Basic and Preclinical Science, Clinical and Community Trials, and Community, Population Health and Outcomes research pillars.

We are currently accepting speaker nominations. Please submit to:

We will share more information about upcoming speakers as details are finalized.

Four I's Workshops

This series is a space for individuals across the research institute (faculty, trainees, and research professionals) to workshop their research ideas and works in progress and gain exposure to new skills and methods. No need for slides or polished presentations. Time slots range from 15 to 30 minutes. Those attending this seminar will receive rigorous academic feedback and opportunities for new connections to potential collaborators and help strengthen our research community.

We seek to use this seminar series in alignment with Manne Research Institute efforts to establish communities of practice for translation of Basic Science; Clinical and Community Trials; Community, Population Health, and Outcomes; and Quantitative Sciences. Sessions occur monthly on Mondays from 3:30-4:30pm.

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The first tab is the place to reserve your timeslot, the second tab contains example presentation types and the third tab lists past presenters and topics. 

The sessions are hosted on Zoom. Meeting details and information for upcoming presentations can be found on the shared spreadsheet. Please direct questions to Roman Gomez.