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A course series on network science in biology and medicine. Network Medicine

Introduction to Network Medicine

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Opportunity for
  • An introduction to the developing field of network science in biology and medicine.
  • MD and/or PhD (or equivalent)
  • Receipt of endorsement from an applicant's supervisor stating the applicant will be able to attend all days of the course.
Time commitment
  • Three days
Session dates
  • October 2-4, 2019
Application due
  • 5:00pm on August 26, 2019
  • Endorsements due 5:00pm on August 28, 2019
  • All applicants will be notified of their status via email no later than September 6, 2019.
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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.

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.

For a sample schedule or learning objectives for each of the sessions, please email us.

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.