Upcoming Events

  • October 1, 2014

    arrow-rightMind Brain Behavior Distinguished Lectures

    Location: Northwest Building, room B-103, Cambridge

    Mind Brain Behavior Distinguished Lectures – September 30-October 1, 2014
    Randy Gallistel, director of the Institute for Empirical Research in Economics at the University of Zurich, will give two lectures as part of the Mind Brain Behavior Distinguished Lecture series. The first talk, “The Neurobiology of Human Altruism”, is on September 30, and the second, “Neuroeconomics as a unifying approach towards understanding the human mind and individual behavior” will take place on October 1. Both lectures start at 5:00pm in the Northwest Building, room B-103, Cambridge. Please see the website for more information.

  • October 2, 2014

    arrow-rightSeminar: Pursuing Placebo Effects

    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Location: 70 Francis Street, Shapiro Breakout Room, Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Ted J. Kaptchuk, professor of medicine at HMS and director of the Program in Placebo Studies and Therapeutic Encounter at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center will speak on this topic at the Integrative Medicine Research Seminar. October 2, 4:00-5:00pm, 70 Francis Street, Shapiro Breakout Room, Brigham and Women's Hospital.

  • October 6, 2014

    arrow-rightSymposium: Mental Health & the Developing Brain in the Second Decade of Life

    Time: 09:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    Location:

    The second decade of life is one of tremendous physiological and psychological changes. This year’s symposium will bring together outstanding speakers from across the nation to participate in a dialog with Harvard’s Child Health Research community, and spur formation of new collaborations, which will hopefully lead to groundbreaking research aimed at enhancing mental health in late childhood and adolescence, and across the lifecourse. Session topics include mood dysregulation, youth suicide, violence, and concussion and the developing brain, with keynotes from Ronald C. Kessler, PhD, and Jay N. Geidd, MD. October 6, 9:00am-5:30pm, Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School (HMS). Please visit the website for more information and to register.


    Attendees at the forthcoming Child Health Symposium are eligible to apply for a new pilot funding opportunity: Addressing Mental Health in the Second Decade of Life Through Translational Lifecourse Research. Proposals are welcome in the following two research priority areas of child/adolescent health: (1) mood dysregulation and its consequences, including suicide, and (2) interpersonal violence. The anticipated funding start date is May 2015. If you have questions, please
    email us. Please note: To be eligible for this award, the principal investigator or a co-investigator must attend Harvard Catalyst’s Child Health Symposium on October 6.

  • October 6, 2014

    arrow-rightLegal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare Startups

    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Location: Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East B, Cambridge

    New healthcare startups face a range of legal and ethical challenges as they develop new products and services and solicit financial support from investors. Building on the success of the President’s Challenge at the Harvard Innovation Lab, which invites teams of Harvard students to develop innovative solutions to a range of global issues including healthcare accessibility and affordability, the Petrie-Flom Center will host a discussion of the issues that past winners of the President’s Challenge have faced as they seek to move their ideas out of the lab and into the private sector. Complete information on panelists can be found on the website. October 6, 4:00-5:30pm, Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East B, Cambridge.

  • October 6, 2014

    arrow-rightPetrie-Flom Center Annual Open House

    Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    Location: Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East B, Cambridge

    Come learn more about what the Petrie-Flom Center does and how you can get involved at this gathering for faculty, colleagues, and students with shared interests in health law policy, biotechnology, and bioethics.  We will review our sponsored research portfolio, introduce our staff and fellows, describe various opportunities for students and others, and demonstrate key features on our website. October 6, 5:30-7:00pm, Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East B, Cambridge. For more event information, please visit the website.

  • October 7, 2014

    arrow-rightValue Forum Series Part I: Creating Value from Cradle to Commercialization

    Time: 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Location: MassBio, 300 Technology Square, eighth floor, Cambridge

    Value creation is key to success in the life sciences industry. Biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies must be attuned to value drivers today more than ever. Join us to learn how stakeholders perceive value in a variety of ways and how companies can balance the needs of all key stakeholder groups. October 7, 2014, 8:00am-10:00am, MassBio, 300 Technology Square, eighth floor, Cambridge. Registration is required.

  • October 8, 2014

    arrow-rightSurvival Analysis with Uncertain Endpoints Using an Internal Validation Subsample

    Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

    Location: HSPH Building 2, fourth floor, room 426

    Biostatistics Seminar:  Survival Analysis with Uncertain Endpoints Using an Internal Validation Subsample – October 8, 2014
    Sharon Xie, PhD, associate professor of biostatistics in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania, will present at the Harvard Catalyst Biostatistics Program seminar, co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) on October 8, 12:30-1:30pm, Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), Building 2, fourth floor, room 426.

     

  • October 23, 2014

    arrow-rightConference: Addressing Irreproducibility in Target Validation

    Location: 250 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA

    This one-day conference addresses a critical and timely topic in preclinical drug discovery which was succinctly stated in a recent article by Drs. Collins and Tabak (NIH): "A growing chorus of concern, from scientists and laypeople, contends that the complex system for ensuring the reproducibility of biomedical research is failing and is in need of restructuring." (Nature 505, 612–613,30 January 2014). The conference includes a series of talks and panels by industry, academic and government scientists, as well as editors from leading journals to lend perspective and brainstorm practical solutions. See the website for more information and to register.

  • October 30, 2014

    arrow-rightBoston Children’s Hospital’s Global Pediatric Innovation Summit + Awards 2014

    Location: Seaport World Trade Center, Boston

    Boston Children’s Hospital’s Global Pediatric Innovation Summit + Awards 2014 – October 30-31, 2014
    Taking on Tomorrow provides an engaging forum to build partnerships, accelerate innovations, and help reshape the future of pediatric medicine. The dynamic and comprehensive agenda gathers innovators, thought leaders, investors and more from across the globe to examine clinical, informatics and business opportunities in pediatric innovation. Taking on Tomorrow will also recognize pediatric innovators with two awards: the Lifetime Impact Award and the Rising Star Award. October 30-31, Seaport World Trade Center, Boston. For program details, award nomination information, and to register, visit Taking on Tomorrow.

  • October 31, 2014

    arrow-rightBoston Children’s Hospital’s Global Pediatric Innovation Summit + Awards 2014

    Location: Seaport World Trade Center, Boston

    Boston Children’s Hospital’s Global Pediatric Innovation Summit + Awards 2014 – October 30-31, 2014
    Taking on Tomorrow provides an engaging forum to build partnerships, accelerate innovations, and help reshape the future of pediatric medicine. The dynamic and comprehensive agenda gathers innovators, thought leaders, investors and more from across the globe to examine clinical, informatics and business opportunities in pediatric innovation. Taking on Tomorrow will also recognize pediatric innovators with two awards: the Lifetime Impact Award and the Rising Star Award. October 30-31, Seaport World Trade Center, Boston. For program details, award nomination information, and to register, visit Taking on Tomorrow.

  • November 3, 2014

    arrow-rightIntegrative Medicine Research Forum

    Time: 12:00 PM - 6:30 PM

    Location:

    Integrative Medicine Research Forum - November 3, 2014

    The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine will host the Inaugural Integrative Medicine Research Forum at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, HMS, on November 3, from 12:00-6:30pm. Bringing together experts and practitioners with interests in integrative medicine research, this forum will find common ground, foster collaboration, and start to build a platform from which integrative medicine researchers, educators, and clinicians can speak with one voice. Please see the
    website for complete details.

  • November 20, 2014

    arrow-rightBWH Research Day

    Location: BWH

    Brigham and Women's Hospital Research Day is a way to engage the hospital community, as well as the public, industry professionals, and invited guests, with the innovative and cutting-edge research that happens here every day. It is an opportunity for researchers in all fields and academic levels to share their discoveries and learn from others, while the entire event recognizes the achievement of so many outstanding members of the research community. Please see the website for details on this event.

  • November 20, 2014

    arrow-rightIntegrative Approaches to Understand Allelic Function

    Location: Joseph B. Martin Conference, HMS

    Conference: Integrative Approaches to Understand Allelic Function – November 20-21, 2014
    The 2014 PQG Conference: Integrative Approaches to Understand Allelic Function will examine the use of evolutionary functional genomics, statistical genetics, and integrative approaches to understand the function of rare and common human alleles, as well as discuss the interdisciplinary challenges of data analysis involved. Participants are encouraged to submit abstracts for the poster session. Three abstracts will be selected to be presented as 15-minute platform talks. November 20-21, Joseph B. Martin Conference, HMS, Boston, MA. Please see the website for complete information and to register.

     

  • November 21, 2014

    arrow-rightIntegrative Approaches to Understand Allelic Function

    Location: Joseph B. Martin Conference, HMS

    Conference: Integrative Approaches to Understand Allelic Function – November 20-21, 2014
    The 2014 PQG Conference: Integrative Approaches to Understand Allelic Function will examine the use of evolutionary functional genomics, statistical genetics, and integrative approaches to understand the function of rare and common human alleles, as well as discuss the interdisciplinary challenges of data analysis involved. Participants are encouraged to submit abstracts for the poster session. Three abstracts will be selected to be presented as 15-minute platform talks. November 20-21, Joseph B. Martin Conference, HMS, Boston, MA. Please see the website for complete information and to register.