- Mentored clinical and translational research & education
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|A 2-year mentored research & education opportunity for junior faculty & senior fellows.||KL2 Medical Research Investigator Training|
The KL2 MeRIT program provides advanced training in clinical and translational research to senior fellows and junior faculty from all health professions represented by Harvard Catalyst, including medicine, dentistry, and nursing.
KL2 awardees will pursue a mentored research project in their area of expertise. It is expected that the research performed within the KL2 program will provide the basis for an independent NIH award (e.g., K23, KO8, or RO1).
KL2 awardees will also receive advanced training in multiple disciplines, including biostatistics, epidemiology, clinical pharmacology, study design, genetics, bioinformatics, bioethics, behavioral science, and imaging. Awardees can pursue this training in one of Harvard's master's programs in clinical and translational research, where eligible (Master's Program in Clinical and Translational Investigation, Biostatistics, and Biomedical Informatics). Alternatively KL2 awardees may self-design a work plan that fulfills the mission of the program and provides the awardee optimal training in his/her chosen career objective. They may do this by taking part in the courses found in the Advanced Curriculum Compendium where applicable or by participating in a Harvard Catalyst-based course.
Each awardee will work with his/her mentor to develop and execute a work plan for his/her research project. Mentors must be accomplished investigators in clinical and translational research and must have a track record of success in training new investigators and fostering their success as independent researchers. An integrated consultation service will connect each awardee with a group of experienced clinicians and researchers to provide additional resources in the fields of genetics, biostatistics, biomarkers, and imaging.