An introductory course on the T3/T4 translational research domains. T3/T4 Research: Translating Effective Interventions into Practice
At a glance
Opportunity for
  • An overview of T3/T4 research that focuses on the translation of findings from research in controlled environments to general clinical practice and population health. Methods include comparative effectiveness research, cost-benefit analysis, and implementation science.
  • MD, DMD, PharmD, DNP, PhD, or equivalent
Time commitment
  • Two days
  • Free for Harvard-affiliated schools and institutions
  • CTSA member: $653.00
    (Note: this is a 25% discount off the standard fee.)
  • Non-CTSA member: $870.00
Session dates
  • May 2-3, 2019
Application due
  • 5:00pm on March 29, 2019
  • Endorsements due 5:00pm on April 3, 2019
  • All applicants will be notified of their status no later than April 12, 2019.
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This introductory survey course provides an opportunity for fellows and junior faculty to become familiar with the tools, and vocabulary of T3/T4 research. Sessions are designed to help participants understand the motivations for T3/T4 research and the relationship between this domain and other T-domains. Participants will also develop an appreciation for the broad range of study designs and methods employed by T3/T4 researchers, as well as understand how the choice of research methods affects feasibility and potential study implications.

T3/T4 research addresses questions such as:

  • How do alternative therapies for a given condition compare in their effectiveness and safety?
  • Do the added benefits from a new therapy represent good value for money?
  • What is the best way to get my patients to change their behavior (e.g., quit smoking, lose weight, take their medications)?
  • Does expanding health insurance coverage impact clinical outcomes and spending?

Presentations will include formal introductory lectures on T3/T4 research methods, as well as case examples presented by researchers actively working in this space.

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.

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