Catch up on our virtual sessions

For now, we still need to keep apart. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t learn and think together.

Over the past few months, the IRM has been hosting virtual sessions for researchers and students of all ages. Because everyone is on different schedules, we have recorded when possible for future viewing.

Below are some links to our Spring 2020 library of recordings. Thank you to all of the presenters and partners who made these possible. Please contact if you have any questions or ideas for future events. Hope to see you all soon!

Socially Distanced Seminars (SDS)

Want to learn about new techniques or pick up some skills to help your research? Check out our SDS recordings and:


Do you want to learn about STEM careers and biomedical research? Do you, your family, or your class have questions about what it takes to pursue research in college and beyond? IRM@Home is for you! Scroll through our video archive and hear about cutting edge science and science career paths from actual scientists and educators.

Stay connected with IRM@Home

Dear PARS students, PASH students, and other friends:

We miss you!

Social distancing means we can’t meet in person right now, but we don’t have to lose touch! The IRM and our partner organizations will be hosting “IRM@Home” webinars for students during our time away. These session will help you grow your networks and learn even more about biomedical science and careers in STEM. Please mark your calendars for Tuesdays at 10 AM!

How to participate:

  • Visit during our scheduled session.
  • Connect to the audio via computer or phone line.
  • Ask questions using the chat function. Type your questions into the box and submit.
  • If you can’t make it, please check back here Tuesday afternoon for information about our recording.

***Please note that this session will be recorded and made publicly available. All participants will have audio and video muted upon entry to the meeting. If you do not consent to having your audio or video recorded, please stay muted. Participants will be able to ask questions using the Bluejeans chat function.

Upcoming IRM@Home recordings

03/31- Heather Butts


Join us on Tuesday, March 31 as we welcome back Heather Butts! Heather will be answering your questions about:

  • Essays
  • Applications
  • Interviews
  • and more!

04/07- David Garbe


Our April 7 speaker will be David Garbe, Ph.D., Director of Outreach and Education at the Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research (PSBR). David develops in-class activities for students like you using the scientific know-how he’s developed over a wide-ranging STEM career. Listen in to hear about his path from Penn graduate student to the pharmaceutical industry and nonprofit sector and learn insights to help you on your own STEM journey!

Previous IRM@Home recordings

Recording link:

On March 24, Heather Butts, JD, MPH, MA, Founder of L.E.A.R.N. for Life Consulting and Adjunct Professor at Columbia University School of Public Health and St. John’s University School of Law, joined us. She spoke about how to scout colleges and prepare for applications and answered viewer questions. Click here to view a recording of this session.