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News for September 2008

  • September 26, 2008

    Harvard Catalyst in the News

    HMS receives an NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award, and Harvard Catalyst launches.

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  • September 3, 2008

    Harvard Catalyst Profile: Jordan W. Smoller, M.D., Sc.D.

    As leader of the Genetics Consortium, Dr. Jordan Smoller is spearheading the effort to enhance genetics-related resources for Harvard Catalyst. Dr. Smoller is very familiar with Harvard, having received his B.A., M.S., M.D. and Sc.D. here. He is currently Associate Professor of Psychiatry at HMS and Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at HSPH.

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  • September 3, 2008

    New Human Research Laboratory Replaces General Clinical Research Centers

    The General Clinical Research Centers (GCRCs) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Children's Hospital Boston, Massachusetts General Hospital and MIT have become the Harvard Catalyst Human Research Laboratory (HRL). As mandated by the NIH, the Harvard Catalyst Human Research Laboratory will enhance human subject research across Harvard and MIT while eliminating duplicative functions.

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  • September 3, 2008

    Dean’s Annual Symposium April 30 – May 1, 2009

    Students, trainees and faculty who are engaged in, or are interested in clinical and translational research will convene on the evening of April 30 and all day on May 1, 2009 for the first Annual HMS Dean's Symposium. The Symposium will highlight the full spectrum of high impact clinical and translational research conducted at all Harvard institutions, and the Dean will formally summarize the state of clinical and translational research at Harvard.

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  • September 3, 2008

    New Courses On Tools And Technology From The Imaging And Genetics Consortia

    This Fall, the Harvard Catalyst Imaging and Genetics Consortia will launch new educational offerings. These courses will be taught by experts in medical imaging and genetics and are designed to educate clinical and basic scientists on the implementation of these disciplines in contemporary translational research.

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  • September 3, 2008

    Harvard Catalyst Cataloging Scientific Core Facilities

    Harvard Catalyst will improve access to shared instruments and core services across Harvard and its affiliated academic healthcare centers. Research Navigators at Harvard Catalyst are assembling information from every available scientific core into an indexed, searchable database. This valuable resource will allow scientists to identify and utilize scientific core facilities, and promises to improve the quality and efficiency of translational research at Harvard.

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  • September 3, 2008

    New T32 and K12 Educational Programs Launched

    Harvard Catalyst will integrate and expand education in clinical and translational research across the training spectrum, from undergraduate courses to Masters programs for Junior Faculty to nano-courses on emerging technologies for the entire community.

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  • September 3, 2008

    Three Harvard Catalyst “Research Navigators” Named

    Ann Schlesinger, Ph.D. , Zeke Bernstein-Hanley, Ph.D. and Jocelyn Kasper, Ph.D., M.P.H., have been named Harvard Catalyst Research Navigators. Harvard Catalyst is recruiting at least one more Research Navigator. Research Navigators will help members of the Harvard Catalyst community find tools and technologies and connect with other investigators throughout Harvard.

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  • September 3, 2008

    Building a Harvard Network of CBPR Investigators

    A community based participatory research (CBPR) survey was emailed to hundreds of Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers in June 2008. The results of the electronic survey will help identify Harvard investigators who practice community based participatory research and will lay the groundwork for one piece of the Harvard Catalyst Community Engagement Program.

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  • September 3, 2008

    Proposed Reciprocal IRB Reliance Agreement Across Harvard Institutions

    To reduce the time researchers' must spend on administration, a draft of a Reciprocal Institutional Review Board (IRB) Reliance Agreement is currently circulating among participating Harvard institutions for review and comment. When completed, this Reciprocal Reliance Agreement will eliminate the need for multiple IRB applications and reviews of multi-institutional studies.

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