Every year members of the CMDB program travel to an off-campus site for a retreat. In recent years, the annual retreats have been held in conjunction with CMDB faculty at Maine Medical Center Research Institute and Genetics faculty based at GSBS as well as Genetics faculty from The Jackson Laboratory. Bringing together faculty, students, postdoctoral scholars and staff in a pleasant and informal environment provides a special scientific and social experience that is an integral part of our program.
The two-day retreat includes research presentations by faculty, students and postdoctoral scholars as well as opportunities for program planning. Feedback and discussion with students is an important part of the event.
Informal interaction and time for socializing is also an important part of the retreat.