Translational Journal Club

The MSTP TMJC is a monthly meeting in which MD/PhD students work with affiliated faculty members to select and present a current research publication of clinical significance. Presenters describe relevant medical background, hypothesis, results, and conclusions on their selected paper, and affiliated faculty members are invited to facilitate and moderate the discussion. Participants are expected to pre-read the paper and contribute to discussion following the presentation.

Previous articles

  • "Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding in Severely Obese Adolescents: A Randomized Trial" (O’Brien, 2010)
  • "Surgical Treatment of Obesity in Adolescents" (Livingston, 2010)
  • "The polymorphisms of UCP2 and UCP3 genes associated with fat metabolism, obesity and diabetes" (Gable, 2006)
  • "Intensive Lifestyle Changes for Reversal of Coronary Heart Disease" (Ornish, 1998)
  •  "CFTR Delivery to 25% of Surface Epithelial Cells Restores Normal Rates of Mucus Transport to Human Cystic Fibrosis Airway Epithelium" (Zhang, 2009)
  • "Warfarin genotyping reduces hospitalization rates" (Epstein, 2010)


All current UCI medical students are invited to participate, however priority is given to MSTP students. Interested parties should contact the TMJC committee.