Harvard Catalyst Education and Training Overview Matrix

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Resources Type Opportunity for Time commitment Funding level Eligibility Application cycle T1 T2 T3 T4
Biostatistics Continuing Education Courses - Advanced Continuing education on recent advances in biostatistics 1-2 hours n/a All members of the Harvard Catalyst community, but primarily geared toward biostatisticians n/a x x x x
Certificate in Applied Biostatistics Courses - Advanced A comprehensive overview of study design and applied biostatistics 3-4 hours per week for 35 weeks Tuition free MD, PhD, or equivalent with involvement in basic science/clinical research Annually (summer) x x x x
Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) Courses - Advanced Overview of CER methods 12 weeks Tuition free Completed master's-level introductory courses in regression and epidemiology, and must possess at least a basic working knowledge of SAS, Stata, or R. varies x x
Effectively Communicating Research Courses - Advanced Writing for publications or creating communication materials for scientific presentations 2 days Tuition free MD and/or PhD involved in medical research, fellows, and junior faculty Annually (spring) x x x x
Leadership Strategies for the Researcher Courses - Advanced Building leadership and management skills 2 days Tuition free MD/PhD involved in clinical research, instructors or assistant professors currently leading research teams Twice per year (winter and spring) x x x x
Medical Device Development Courses - Advanced An introduction to medical device development and translation. 2 day intensive course (8:00am - 5:30pm) Tuition free MD, PhD, Masters degree, specializing in engineering or science, MBA Twice per year (winter and spring) x x x x
Fundamentals of Clinical and Translational Research Courses - Introductory An introduction to the fundamental components of clinical and translational research. varies Tuition free MPH and/or MD, PhD, DMD, or equivalent varies x x x x
Funding Your Research: NIH Courses - Introductory Online course for researchers applying for NIH grant funding. varies Tuition free MD, PhD, DMD, ScD, DNP, or equivalent doctorate-level degree varies x x x x
Grant Review and Support Program Courses - Introductory K grant-funded junior investigators to improve their chances for successful R01 grant submissions varies Tuition free Investigators funded by career development awards Twice per year (spring and winter) x x x x
Imaging Methods for Clinical and Translational Research Courses - Introductory Introductory online course for imaging technologies 1-2 hours per week for 12 weeks Tuition free MD or PhD varies x x x x
Introduction to Clinical Investigation Courses - Introductory An overview of the principles and methods of clinical investigation 1 week
(videos available)
Tuition free MD, PhD, or equivalent with involvement in clinical research Twice per year (summer and winter) x x x x
Introduction to Mixed Methods Research Courses - Introductory Researchers who may want to apply a Mixed Methods approach to their work. Averaging 2-3 hours per week over nine weeks Tuition free MD, PhD, DMD, ScD, DNP, or master's degree, or equivalent, with quantitative research experience varies x x
Introduction to Network Medicine Courses - Introductory An overview of this developing field combining systems biology and network science. 3 days Tuition free All members of the Harvard Catalyst community varies x x x x
Introduction to Translational Medicine Courses - Introductory An introduction to the principles and practice of T1 translational research 3 days (videos available) Tuition free MD, DMD, PharmD, or PhD with involvement in basic or clinical research Annually (summer) x
Maximizing the Mentee-Mentor Relationship Courses - Introductory Individuals who are early in their careers and interested in maximizing the benefit of mentee-mentor relationships 2 days Tuition free MD, PhD, or equivalent with an interest in clinical and translational research Annually (late winter) x x x x
Models of Disease (MoD) Boot Camp Courses - Introductory Scientific dialog, topical updates, career planning, faculty networking, and community building 3 weeks (8:30am - 1:00pm) Tuition free Clinical trainees with basic research experience who plan to continue basic or translational projects in their postdoctoral fellowships Annually (spring) x x x x
Responsible Conduct of Research Courses - Introductory Training in integrity of research practices Course - 2 hours/week for 7-8 weeks Tuition free MD, PhD, or equivalent with involvement in basic science/clinical research Annually x x x x
Successful Grant Writing Strategies (SGWS) Courses - Introductory Researchers seeking to learn more about sources of grant funding and how to manage and write successful grant applications. 6 weeks Tuition free MD, PhD, DMD, ScD, DNP, or equivalent doctorate-level degree varies x x x x
T3/T4 Research: Translating Effective Interventions into Practice Courses - Introductory An overview of T3/T4 research that focuses on the translation of findings from research in controlled environments to general clinical practice and population health 2 days Tuition free MD, DMD, PharmD, DNP, PhD, or equivalent Annually (fall) x x
Understanding Biomarker Science: From Molecules to Images Courses - Introductory An overview of the role of biomarkers in translational science 2.5 days Tuition free Members of Harvard or other CTSCs; national academic institutions or regulatory agencies; pharma-biotech companies Annually (winter) x x x x
Advanced Curriculum Compendium Educational Resource Advanced education in core competencies fundamental to clinical investigation varies n/a MD, PhD, or equivalent with involvement in basic science/clinical research varies x x x x
Education Video Library Educational Resource Videos of past education opportunities varies n/a All members of the Harvard Catalyst community n/a x x x x
Biomedical Informatics Master of Medical Sciences Training & Fellowships Master's-level mentored research and education in biomedical informatics at HMS 2 years Stipend and tuition Pre- and post-doctoral students November x x x
Biostatistics Training Training & Fellowships Master's-level training in applied biostatistics at HSPH 60 credits n/a Bachelor's degree in one of the mathematical sciences or an allied field Annually, due in December x x x x
Clinical Research Orientation Program for PhDs Training & Fellowships First-hand experience within a clinical translational research setting 5 hours/week for 8 weeks Tuition free PhDs with an interest in, but no experience with, clinical translational research Annually (spring) x x x x
KL2/Catalyst Medical Research Investigator Training Training & Fellowships Mentored clinical and translational research and education 2 years 50-75% of salary Research/health-professional doctoral degree, junior faculty or senior fellowship appointment at a Harvard Catalyst-affiliated institution Annually x x x x
Leder Human Biology Training Training & Fellowships Doctoral training in fundamentals of human biology and disease 1.5 years (in the context of a Harvard PhD program) n/a Enrollment in a Harvard Integrated Life Sciences (HILS) PhD program Annually, due in November x
Clinical and Translational (C/T) Research Academy Training & Fellowships Postdoctoral training (didactic curriculum and mentored research) in clinical and translational science 2-4 years Tuition free MD, DMD, PhD, or equivalent in a Harvard-based fellowship Annually x x x x
ThinkResearch Podcast Educational Resource Anyone interested in hearing fascinating stories of research varies n/a All members of the Harvard Catalyst community n/a x x x x