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Fostering the growth of a diverse clinical & translational workforce. Diversity Inclusion

Program Services

    • PFDDI Faculty Fellowships

      The two-year, non-degree Faculty Fellowship Program for Harvard junior faculty is designed to address faculty need for additional support to conduct clinical and/or translational research and to free junior faculty from clinical and teaching demands at a key point in their career development.
      The 2018 Harvard Catalyst PFDDI Faculty Fellowship application process is closed.

    • Visiting Research Internship Program (VRIP)

      The Visiting Research Internship Program (VRIP) is an eight-week mentored, summer research program designed to enrich medical students' interest in research and health-related careers, particularly clinical/translational research careers.
      The 2019 Harvard Catalyst VRIP application process is now open. Email us to request an application. Application deadline is Friday, January 18, 2019.

    • Pipeline

      The Pipeline study examines decisions that may influence career intentions regarding an academic research track.


Program Informational Resources

    • Training Directory

      A catalog of information on residencies, fellowships, and other training opportunities available at the Harvard-affiliated academic healthcare centers, compiled by the Harvard Medical School Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership.

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Supporting a diverse clinical and translational research workforce is a top priority for Harvard Catalyst through its governance, programming, training, and resource allocation.

Specifically, the program:

  • Supports institutional efforts to increase diversity among Harvard faculty and trainees, through annual Faculty Development and Career Development Programs which include lectures and workshops aimed at addressing key career development issues. Topics span: Federal Funding opportunities, Presentation / Communication Skills, Getting it Right in Primetime: Improving Your Media Interaction Skills
  • Offers education, mentoring and community-building events aimed at improving the promotion and retention rates among diverse faculty who are conducting clinical and translational research, and
  • Improves the cultural competence of all Harvard faculty.

Harvard Catalyst collaborates with the Faculty Development and Diversity Inclusion offices across Harvard Medical School and its affiliated academic healthcare centers, and is a member of the Consortium of Harvard Affiliated Offices for Faculty Development and Diversity Inclusion (CHADD).

Harvard Medical School's Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership (DICP) has a mission to advance diversity inclusion in health, biomedical, behavioral, and STEM fields that build individual and institutional capacity to achieve excellence, foster innovation, and ensure equity in health locally, nationally, and globally.

Read the most recent HMS article featuring the VRIP 2018 program.

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