Course Goals

  • Understand that network medicine is a team science and explore how these teams are built.
  • Understand the role of networks in biology and disease.
  • Understand networks as a paradigm for disease expression and course.
  • Understand the challenges of developing effective therapies for complex diseases.
  • Understand the role of omics data in networks.
  • Understand network medicine in terms of investigation for disease etiology, diagnosis, and treatment.

This three-day course offers an introduction to network medicine, a field that integrates systems biology and network science. The course will explore the concept of network medicine through: (1) a review of the role, identification, and behavior of networks in biology and disease, (2) the integration of multiple types of -omics data into networks as a paradigm for understanding disease expression and course, and (3) systems pharmacology approaches for the development and evaluation of effective therapies of complex disease.

Session dates

Harvard Catalyst in-person learning is suspended due to COVID-19 precautions. Please refer to Online Learning for current offerings.

Time commitment

Three days


MD and/or PhD (or equivalent).

We believe that the research community is strengthened by understanding how a number of factors including gender identity, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, culture, religion, national origin, language, disability, and age shape the environment in which we live and work, affect each of our personal identities, and impacts all areas of human health.


Receipt of endorsement from an applicant’s supervisor stating the applicant will be able to attend all days of the course.


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Accreditation statement

The Harvard Catalyst Education Program is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Harvard Catalyst Education Program’s policy requires full attendance and the completion of all activity surveys to be eligible for CME credit; no partial credit is allowed.


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