The current research landscape presents a variety of challenges for multisite pediatric research. The purpose of this year's day-long symposium is to bring together outstanding speakers from across the nation with Harvard's Child Health Research community to discuss key areas across the clinical and translational spectrum in relation to facilitating the success of multisite pediatric trials. See Harvard Catalyst Events below for registration information.
Are you interested in supporting the development of the next generation of clinical and translational scientists? The Harvard Catalyst Program for Faculty Development Diversity Inclusion is seeking faculty mentors from HMS and the affiliated hospitals for the Visiting Research Internship Program (VRIP) and the Summer Clinical and Translational Research Program (SCTRP) summer internship programs. Read the HMS News article spotlighting VRIP, and for more information, please contact Carol Martin.
See how this program helps bridge the gap for junior faculty and senior fellows by providing the tools and training to transition to a successful research career.
HARVARD CATALYST EDUCATION
This course fulfills NSF and NIH requirements for formal Responsible Conduct of Research instruction. Register for one of the seats reserved especially for Harvard-affiliated researchers in the RCR courses at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
This one-day, hands-on module will provide experience in the analysis of two specific types of biological networks: gene co-expression networks and gene regulatory networks.
This two-day course features both interactive and didactic sessions, with a focus on best practices in leading and managing a team, and navigating a career path in research.
This hybrid (online and in-person) course covers IRB and regulatory topics, trial implementation, statistical analysis, and instructions on how to design a protocol. Participants in this ten-week course will complete a protocol design and template.
As junior investigators (those who have already received K awards) make their way through their first year of NIH career development awards toward a R01 grant, this multi-year Harvard Catalyst program offers firsthand guidance and preparation each step of the way. GRASP provides grant writing workshops, tools, and resources that support investigators throughout this important career shift.
This online course offers an in-depth introduction to the grant-writing process, including strategies shared firsthand by biomedical researchers who have successfully received funding from various grant sources available to researchers.
In this four-day, one-stop shop for translational biomarker research, participants will learn about the entire spectrum of biomarker science, from discovery to evaluation and commercialization. Read the HMS News article on this course, and visit the website to apply.
HARVARD CATALYST EVENTS
This winter, the Harvard Catalyst Biostatistics Program will host a three-part seminar series on the placebo effect in clinical trials. For more information, please see below, or visit the website.
The second seminar of the series will be led by Maurizio Fava, MD, director, Division of Clinical Research, MGH Research Institute, executive vice chair, Department of Psychiatry, and executive director, Clinical Trials Network and Institute, MGH. February 8, 3:30-5:00pm, Kresge Building, Room G2, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Ted J. Kaptchuk, professor of medicine, professor of global health and social medicine, HMS, and Roger B. Davis, ScD, associate professor of medicine, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, BIDMC, will lead the last seminar in this series. February 23, 3:30-5:00pm, Kresge Building, Room G1, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Elissa Wilker, ScD, assistant professor of medicine, BIDMC, will lead the January meeting of the Harvard Catalyst Biostatistics Journal Club. January 30, 12:30-1:30pm, Building 2, Room 426, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Please contact Jai Vartikar for call-in information.
The KL2/CMeRIT program offers advanced training through educational activities and mentored research for senior fellows and junior faculty in clinical and translational research. Two information sessions will give prospective applicants an overview of the program and answer questions. February 15, 2:00-3:00pm, Ballard Room, Countway Library, HMS, and February 22, 12:00-1:00pm, Conference Room 3130, Simches Research Center, MGH. Applications open February 10, and are due March 30. Please see the RFA for application instructions and detailed eligibility requirements. Read the Spotlight and see information on applying.
Learn from prominent statisticians who will address current controversies and thinking about significance testing in science, with focused presentations on relevance to the FDA, publication in the clinical literature, health services research, neuro-imaging analysis, statistical genetics, and scientific replication. March 2, 9:00am-4:00pm, Countway Library, Minot Room, HMS. Registration is required.
The current research landscape presents a variety of challenges for multisite pediatric research. The purpose of this year's day-long symposium is to bring together outstanding speakers from across the nation with Harvard's Child Health Research community to discuss key areas across the clinical and translational spectrum in relation to facilitating the success of multisite pediatric trials. April 4, 8:00am-4:30pm, Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Rotunda, HMS. Please visit the website to register by March 28.
OTHER COURSES & EVENTS
January 30-February 3, 2017 (Module 1)
May 15-19, 2017 (Module 2)
In this workshop, participants will learn to develop effective strategies for information technology in health care, and how to leverage it to transform their hospital or health system. Participants must register for and participate in both modules.
February 6, 2017
The Harvard University Center for AIDS research is sponsoring a workshop that offers practical advice for writing a K. Lunch begins at 12:15pm. Please RSVP to attend.
February 10, 2017
Clinical investigators, public health advocates, and IRBs have been struggling to develop appropriate policies on how to return results to patients involved in research studies. Two experts in the field of research law and ethics will help conceive ways to move forward in the best interests of patients and the medical research enterprise. Please visit the website for more information and to register.
Members of the Boston-area scientific community are cordially invited to submit a poster for the annual poster session held on March 10. Please visit the website for more information and to access the poster abstract application.
Applications due February 28
The Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School is now offering a 48-credit Master of Biomedical Informatics program. This program is meant for students who hold a bachelor’s degree and are interested in in training in the exciting and growing field of biomedical informatics. Graduates of the program will gain a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of the field, and be proficient in applying a broad range of informatics approaches, methods, and techniques in their chosen careers. For more information, please email Aimee Smith or visit the website.