Comprehensive opportunities for postgraduate clinical & translational education. Postgraduate Education in C/T Science Program

Program Services

  • Courses

    • Certificate in Applied Biostatistics

      This 40-week course offers a comprehensive introduction to biostatistics in medical research. The course includes a review of the most common techniques in the field, as well as the manner in which these techniques are applied in standard statistical software.

    • Responsible Conduct of Research

      The courses combine didactics and small-group discussion by research training faculty in fulfillment of RCR recommendations from the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health.

  • Online Resources

    • Advanced Curriculum Compendium

      Through a searchable online catalog, the Advanced Curriculum Compendium offers clinical investigators educational opportunities to learn new methods or update existing clinical investigative skills from courses, seminars, and lectures offered at Harvard schools and affiliated academic healthcare centers.

    • Elements of Grant Writing

      This guide features a series of tips and tools that will assist investigators seeking grant funding from federal, foundation, and corporate sources.

  • Mentored Research

  • Masters Programs Funded Through Other Sources

    • Biomedical Informatics Research Training Program

      Supported by a grant from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health and offered by a consortium of leading informatics laboratories at Harvard, MIT, Boston University, and Tufts, this is a two-year, Master in Medical Science degree program that enables individuals to acquire a level of knowledge and skills in competency areas necessary for biomedical informatics research.

    • Biostatistical Training Program

      A 60-credit Master of Science program in applied biostatistics offered by the Harvard School of Public Health, which is designed to prepare students for applied research positions in hospitals and universities, research organizations, and the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

    • Clinical Effectiveness Program

      The Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women's Hospital offer a summer program in clinical effectiveness that is completed in three consecutive summers and is available to targeted individuals in two concentrations, Quantitative Methods and Clinical Effectiveness.

The Postgraduate Education Program in Clinical and Translational Science increases the pipeline of clinical researchers through clearly articulated educational pathways across the T1-T4 spectrum. Understanding the fluid, bidirectional nature of clinical and translational research, the Postgraduate Education Program, in collaboration with Harvard-affiliated institutions, offers a full range of seminars, lectures, workshops, nanocourses, and courses to assist researchers in customizing their training throughout their careers. With a specific focus on fellows and junior faculty, the program:

  1. Provides educational opportunities at the introductory and advanced levels,
  2. Supports Masters degree programs, and
  3. Offers a funded mentored research program that includes career consultation (KL2/Catalyst Medical Research Investigator Training)

The Postgraduate Education Program works to enhance and integrate clinical and translational research education across the training spectrum from undergraduate to senior faculty, ensuring integrated career development and mentoring for all clinical and translational research trainees, and providing mentorship for junior faculty.

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