A four-day survey course for undergraduates interested in C/T research. Introduction to Clinical/Translational Research
At a glance
Opportunity for
  • An introduction to the growing field of clinical/translational research
Eligibility
  • Harvard undergraduate students interested in a career that impacts human health through biomedical science
Time commitment
Funding level
  • Tuition-free
Session dates
  • January 22-25, 2013
Application Due
  • 5:00pm on January 11, 2013
Note: The application process is closed. Please check back for future opportunities.

Interested in a career that impacts human health through biomedical science? Curious how explosives can save lives? Or what dying cows have to do with preventing heart attacks? These are some of the questions we'll explore in our four-day survey course Introduction to Clinical/Translational Research.

The growing field of clinical/translational research encompasses the myriad ways we apply biomedical research to the improvement of human health. Explore this exciting and timely topic over four afternoons during which undergraduate students are encouraged to relate their current scientific endeavors to a larger clinical/translational framework and understand how basic biomedical research is eventually translated to improve population health. Exploring foundational concepts in biomedical research will offer an understanding of this important area of science, as well as help to clarify potential career goals.

Program Directors:

Elliott Antman, MD
Professor of Medicine
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Director, Harvard Catalyst Education Program in Clinical & Translational Science
Associate Dean of Clinical and Translational Research, HMS

James Ware, PhD
Frederick Mosteller Professor of Biostatistics
Harvard School of Public Health
Associate Director, Harvard Catalyst Education Program in Clinical & Translational Science
Associate Dean of Clinical and Translational Research, HSPH


"It was such a privilege to hear from leaders in the field. The course piqued my interest in clinical/translational research, and motivated me to get involved in research."
-Ashley Bach, Class of 2014

"This was a wonderful introduction to C/T Research. The material was both engaging and exciting. Little prior knowledge was needed in entering the course. The material was accessible to me, even as a freshman in college. Overall, I found this to be a wonderful course."
-Olive Tang, Class of 2015

"The course gave me a very fascinating purview of clinical and translation research that I do not think I would have been able to experience or find in any of the classes at the college. The class also gave me a glimpse into what my future could look like and made me broaden my perspective of what I am currently studying."
-Jonathan D'Gama, Class of 2014

Learn More

Watch a Pathfinder video in which Mason Freeman, MD, explains T1 translational research.