Past Events


May 2022 In-Person Event

May 18, 2022
5:30-7:30pm ET
Babson Executive Conference Center in Babson, MA

Join MedTech professionals from across the country at our BridgeResearch: MedTech Networking Event following the conclusion of our TRANSforming Care with Emerging, Novel Devices (TRANSCEND) course. All individuals with an interest in medical device development are welcome to attend.

2021 Virtual Event

April 27, 2021
12:15 – 1:15pm ET

A virtual discussion with a panel of professionals whose work intersects with c/t research.

Four panelists with backgrounds in nursing, engineering, public health, business, and other scientific roles discussed their perspectives on implementing c/t research into their respective roles.


Anna Etchin, PhD, RN

“C/T research allows me to integrate my nursing clinical expertise with my passion for conducting research. The holistic nursing perspective naturally aligns with my ultimate goal: to improve nursing practices in caring for veterans with complex trauma.”

Anna Etchin, PhD, RN, is a polytrauma and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation advanced nurse fellow with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Etchin’s clinical background is in geriatric, psychiatric, hospice and palliative, and long-term care nursing with the VA. She works under the mentorship of Regina McGlinchey, PhD, within the Translational Research Center for  Traumatic brain injury and Stress Disorders (TRACTS) at VA Boston Healthcare System. Her program of research focuses on post-9/11 U.S. Veteran resilience and reintegration, within the context of childhood and deployment trauma. Etchin is committed to improving the holistic wellbeing of Veterans as they reintegrate into civilian life.

Ishita Basu, PhD

“In my most recent position as a research instructor at MGH, and with the help of c/t research, I studied the effects of electrical stimulation on recorded neural signals with an objective to simulate them using a biophysically inspired model.”

Ishita Basu, PhD, is a neural engineer with more than a decade of experience in brain signal analysis and modelling. Her research uses techniques from engineering and computational neuroscience to design innovative treatment paradigms for major neurological and psychiatric disorders. Born and brought up on the east coast of India, Basu came to Chicago where she received her PhD from the University of Illinois. She went on to complete postdoctoral fellowships at Johns Hopkins University and Massachusetts General Hospital before taking her current position as an assistant professor in the neurosurgery department at the University of Cincinnati. Basu’s future vision is to integrate a diverse group of biomedical engineers, neuroscientists, psychiatrists, and medical students to advance the field of neural engineering and neuromodulation in mental disorders.

Junaid Nabi, MD, MPH

“C/T research has enabled us to bridge the gap between biomedical research findings and their applications to address the unmet needs of patients and communities.”

Junaid Nabi, MD, MPH, is a public health researcher and medical journalist. A senior researcher at Harvard Business School, he is examining how value-based healthcare strategy can transform care delivery and promote health equity. He is also a senior fellow at the Aspen Institute and a fellow at the Harvard Graduate School Leadership Incubator. His previous projects at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital included investigating health system factors that lead to racial disparities in cancer care, evaluating the economic impact of innovative medical technologies, and implementing novel digital decision support tools into electronic medical records. His ongoing research in medical ethics and global health policy includes studying global health colonialism and healthcare equity, understanding the role of bioethics in artificial intelligence-based medical decision-making systems, and applying principles of behavioral economics in the delivery of healthcare. In 2020, he served as an emerging leaders fellow at the United Nations Association of the United States and coordinated one of the first global lectures on systems-based public health response to the COVID pandemic.

Sudeshna Fisch, PhD

“C/T research has been instrumental in bridging Brigham and Women’s Cardiovascular Physiology Core’s preclinical and therapeutics-focused work with the development of clinical trials.”

Sudeshna Fisch, PhD, is the associate director of a busy and prolific preclinical core (Cardiovascular Physiology, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital). Additionally, she serves as guest editor and reviewer for scientific journals, and seeks new collaborations and learning opportunities. Fisch’s research focuses on preclinical therapeutic studies using mouse, rat, and zebrafish models (surgical and non-surgical techniques including advanced cardiac imaging and data analytics). Her prior work includes intellectual property (IP), and research commercialization and grant-funding strategies, with stints at The Broad Institute (chemical biology), Nanobiosym (nanotechnology), Harvard’s Office of Technology Development, Partners office for Research Ventures and Licensing, and Fish & Richardson, LLP.  She was born in Calcutta, India, and earned her BS and MS degrees in zoology and genetics from Calcutta University, where she received a National Merit Scholarship award. Fisch received her PhD in biological sciences on a full scholarship from Bowling Green State University in Ohio before moving to HMS for postdoctoral work.

2020 Virtual Event

December 1, 2020
4:30-5:15 pm ET


Elliott Antman, MD

Elliott Antman, MD, leads Harvard Catalyst’s Postgraduate Education program. He is a senior physician specializing in cardiovascular medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease, and was president of the American Heart Association from 2014-15.

Niteesh Choudhry, MD, PhD

Niteesh Choudhry, MD, PhD, is the associate director of Postgraduate Education in Clinical and Translational Science at Harvard Catalyst and a professor at Harvard Medical School. He is the executive director of the Center for Healthcare Delivery Sciences at Brigham and Women’s Hospital where he serves as an associate physician in the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics. Choudry has published over 200 scientific papers in leading medical and policy journals and has won awards from AcademyHealth, the Society of General Internal Medicine, the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, and the National Institute of Health Care Management for his research.