News for October 2011

  • October 27, 2011

    RFA for Transdisciplinary Obesity and Cancer Research

    The Harvard Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC) Center is pleased to invite investigators to submit developmental project proposals in the area of nutrition, energetics, energy balance, obesity, physical activity, and cancer research for awards beginning June 1, 2012. Deadline for Letters of Intent: Nov. 18, 2011.

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  • October 27, 2011

    New Vision of Clinical Research and Education Presented at Inaugural Lecture

    At the first Kantoff-Sang Lectureship, a high-ranking panel of senior university and medical school leaders will present its vision, and begin a discussion of how Harvard University will adapt its educational and research missions to meet these twenty-first century challenges. Open to the Harvard community. Held: Nov. 29, 2011. RSVP required.

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  • October 27, 2011

    Risky Business: Conference on Health Care Risk, Leadership, Technology and Culture

    Speakers will address themes relating to the measurement and management of risk, working in constrained settings, teamwork and leadership during adverse events, decision making and leveraging new systems to optimize quality and cost effective care, and meeting expectations. Held: Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2011. Registration fee: $125.00

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  • October 19, 2011

    Biostats Seminar on Analysis of Progression-Free Survival from a Cancer Clinical Trial

    In this Harvard Catalyst Biostatistics Seminar, speakers describe issues involving Progression-Free Survival (PFS) in cancer clinical trials. Held: Wed, Nov. 16, 2011. Registration not required.

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  • October 19, 2011

    Solve Algorithm Problem Through Crowdsourcing Challenge

    Harvard Catalyst invites faculty, associates, students, and other members of Harvard University and its affiliated institutions to submit an algorithmic problem with health-related applications for consideration. The due date for submissions is November 18, 2011 with rolling decisions as of October 30, 2011.

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  • October 19, 2011

    RFP for HIV/AIDS Research with Multi-disciplinary Focus

    The Harvard University Center for AIDS Research is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals for clinical and basic science HIV/AIDS research for awards beginning February 1, 2012.

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  • October 19, 2011

    Clinical Research Education Day and Health Fair

    The organizers of this event seek to raise awareness about the importance of clinical research, explain what clinical trials are and how they work, discuss why society needs clinical research, inform community members about benefits and risks of participating in clinical research. The day will include a celebration of the many clinical research volunteers who have participated in numerous studies across the Commonwealth. Held: Oct. 21, 2011

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  • October 19, 2011

    Create surveys and manage your research data online using REDCap

    REDCap, a free tool for electronic data capture, is available at many Harvard-affiliated academic healthcare centers. All Harvard faculty are invited to a series of REDCap information sessions at Children’s Hospital Boston in October and November 2011.

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  • October 19, 2011

    The Scholars in Clinical Science Program will soon start accepting applications

    This two year postgraduate clinical research training program provides didactic and practical training for individuals interested in careers in translational investigation, human pharmacology, and clinical trials. The program will start accepting applications for the 2012 class on November 1, 2011.

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  • October 6, 2011

    Autism Consortium 2011 Symposium

    The Autism Consortium is holding its annual symposium October 25th. The symposium is a free all-day event (8:30-4pm with a reception after), that brings together leaders in the field to discuss current research and advances in the causes and treatment of autism. Registration: required. Cost: free.

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  • October 6, 2011

    Request for Applications to Junior Investigators for Laboratory Testing or Genotyping

    The Harvard Catalyst Clinical Research Center is making funds available to junior investigators for laboratory tests on human blood, urine, or saliva samples at Harvard Catalyst Central Laboratory (HCCL) or through LabCorp; and genotyping services (SNPs: NOT sequencing) provided by Harvard Catalyst-affiliated institutional genotyping facilities. Applications due by Friday, October 28, 2011, 5pm.

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