The successful translation of scientific discoveries to improve human health requires life-long education, skills development, mentoring, and a commitment to diversity and equity. The Postgraduate Education Program in Clinical and Translational Science (PGE) focuses on continuous development of a workforce across the translational spectrum — biomedical, behavioral, and clinical — by developing the foundational  resources and learning experiences that support research to succeed in today’s complex biomedical environment.

PGE, in collaboration with Harvard-affiliated institutions, offers a full range of courses, workshops, and training programs for members of the research community both within and outside of Harvard University and affiliated academic healthcare centers. A particular focus is on making available these offerings at critical junctures in a physician-scientist’s research career development. To meet these needs, our program customizes trainings to reflect the opportunities and challenges presented throughout their careers.

The program works to enhance c/t research education across the training spectrum by:

  • Providing courses and resources at the introductory and advanced levels in a variety of content areas, including:
    • boundary-crossing skills (e.g. communication, leadership)
    • research methodologies
    • translational domains
  • Offering longitudinal programs that strengthen mentor networks while skill building (e.g. Grant Review and Support Program and Career Catalyst)
  • Connecting with Harvard-affiliated education programs to ensure integration and comprehensive support of the research community
  • Customizing learning experiences for groups to supplement their independent programs

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.