MSK Student Seminar Series

MSK Student Seminar Series

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The Office of Faculty Development (OFD) at Memorial Sloan Kettering sponsors student talks and lectures pertaining to cancer and related topics. Students at all educational levels (college, high school, post-baccalaureate, medical school, graduate school) are welcome to attend one or more of these seminars. Our goal is to share the expertise of MSK faculty with students, communicate the excitement of cancer research, and create a learning environment for students and staff at MSK.

These student lectures are presented throughout the year and may be viewed either in person or on the MSK YouTube Channel; all are free and open to the public. If you have any questions or would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact us at or 212-639-5732.

Upcoming Programs of the MSK Student Seminar Series

Watch Past Programs

VIDEO | 01:04

Language Barriers to Healthcare

Doctors may not always be fluent in a patient’s primary language. In this video, Dr. Diamond discusses language barriers to healthcare while highlighting available interpreting methods and her research on improving cancer care for patients with limited English proficiency. (Presented on 11/28/17)

VIDEO | 1:01:09

COVID-19 Testing

In this talk, Dr. Babady describes SARS-CoV-2 testing, including development of testing at MSK.

VIDEO | 59:54

Disability and Healthcare

This talk explores healthcare disparities for people with disability, focusing on disparities in cancer diagnosis and treatment.

VIDEO | 58:50

Statistics in Medicine: Introduction to Drug Development

In this talk, Dr. Iasonos discusses how statistics are used in the development of new therapies.

HPV Info

VIDEO | 01:39:00

HPV Vaccine: Not Just For Kids!

In this seminar, Dr. Abraham Aragones will discuss HPV, the HPV vaccine, and how increasing use of the vaccine can potentially wipe out cervical cancer and many head & neck and anal cancers. Come arm yourself with facts from an expert and help lead the fight to eradicate HPV-associated cancers.

Volunteer Opportunities for High School Students Info Session

VIDEO | 62:01

MSK Volunteer Opportunities for High School Students Info Session

Learn about MSK summer and school year volunteer opportunities for high school students, both in Manhattan and at our regional network sites. For more information, go to and search “Volunteer application.”

Dr. Jessica Scott

VIDEO | 59:29

From NASA to MSK: Exercise Oncology

In this introduction to the new field of exercise oncology, Dr. Jessica Scott will discuss her research examining how NASA’s countermeasures program may help to prevent or reverse multisystem toxicity after a diagnosis of cancer. (Presented on 11/28/18)

Summer 2019 Undergraduate Programs: MSK Information Session

VIDEO | 34:19

Summer 2019 Undergraduate Programs: MSK Information Session

Click to hear and learn about summer 2019 programs for college students at MSK and our neighboring institutions.

Ethical Issues in Health Care

VIDEO | 52:40

Introduction to Bioethics

In this talk, Louis Voigt, MD and Nessa Coyle, RN PhD talk about the ethical issues that arise when caring for patients. (Presented on 10/16/18)

Video: How the Immune System Can Be Manipulated to Control Cancer

VIDEO | 69:00

How the Immune System Can Be Manipulated to Control Cancer

In this talk, Dr. Postow talks about how the immune system can be harnessed to fight cancer. (Presented on 4/25/18)