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    Harvard Catalyst

    Harvard Catalyst works with Harvard University’s schools and affiliate academic healthcare centers to build and grow an environment focused on team science – where discoveries are rapidly and efficiently translated to improve human health. We catalyze research across all clinical and translational domains by providing investigators with opportunities such as pilot funding, free resources such as biostatistics consultations, training and mentoring programs, and numerous courses. To facilitate communication, collaboration, and data collection, our informatics team develops a range of open-source tools available to the community within Harvard University and beyond.
  • Course title and dates, April through May 2022
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    Harvard Medical School

    TRANSforming Care with Emerging, Novel Devices (TRANSCEND) explores the current climate for the development of class II and class III medical devices. This hybrid course begins with a 4-week online session. After laying the foundation online, participants will travel to Babson Executive Conference Center in Babson, MA for three days of live in-person activities to put into practice the ideas and

  • Course title and dates, February 23 through April 20, 2022
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    This online course is designed to provide an overview of the requisite skills and comprehensive considerations needed to give participants an in-depth introduction to the grant writing process. Participants in this course will learn grant writing strategies firsthand from researchers who have successfully applied for funding from a variety of sources. Register by February 9.

  • Course title and dates, March 9 through June 8, 2022
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    Designed as an introduction to comparative effectiveness research (CER), participants learn about the motivation for CER and how it compares to other research areas. The course also dives into the purpose of CER and the variety of data sources and analytic methods that are used in CER studies. Further, course participants gain experience performing data transformation and analysis using R, Stata

  • Course title and dates, February 9 through March 23, 2022
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    Harvard Medical School

    This online course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the writing and application process for foundation and philanthropic grant funding. The course covers the differences between foundation and philanthropic funding, guiding principles supporting applications for foundation and philanthropic funding, relational aspects that occur between the researcher/individual, institution, and

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    KL2 awardees from clinical and translational science centers (CTSA) present virtual lectures as part of CTSA Visiting Scholar Program. Kelly Mahaney, MD, Stanford University, will present her research on intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) clearance from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) following severe hemorrhage in preterm neonates and the correlations with severe ventricular enlargement and clinical

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    Harvard Medical School
    Training program: Clinical and Translational (C/T) Research Academy Program dates: July 2022 – May 2024 Application deadline: January 28, 2022 Two-year program offering advanced training in clinical and translational (c/t) investigation and a mentored research experience to clinicians and PhD researchers in Harvard-based clinical fellowships. ⁠This program focuses on clinical trial and study
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    Fundamentals & Applications of Clinical and Translational Research (FaCToR) offers an overview of the concepts of clinical/translational research through the dynamic and interactive medium of online learning. As a selected participant of this online course, you will learn about the spectrum of clinical and translational research from first-in-human studies to healthcare interventions implemented

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    Fundamentals & Applications of Clinical and Translational Research (FaCToR) offers an overview of the concepts of clinical/translational research through the dynamic and interactive medium of online learning. As a selected participant of this online course, you will learn about the spectrum of clinical and translational research from first-in-human studies to healthcare interventions implemented

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    Harvard Medical School
    Mini-Symposium: The Five Senses Pilot Opportunity Please join us to kick off our new pilot grant opportunity on senses and perception at this virtual event featuring four Harvard University investigators working in this exciting research area. In addition to learning about their leading-edge research, our discussion will focus on potential areas for investigation for those considering submitting
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    Up to 10 grants, $50K on the five senses. This funding opportunity will support investigations on any aspect of human sensory systems, or systems-enabling sensory perception, in human health or disease. Proposals on both traditional sensory systems – sight, sound, smell, taste and touch – which gather, organize, and integrate external stimuli, as well as on internal sensory systems (vestibular
  • Our summer internship program mentor discusses her longstanding commitment to working with refugee, asylum seeker, and immigrant communities. Altaf Saadi, MD, MSc, is an instructor in neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), where she is also associate director of the MGH Asylum Clinic at the Center for Global Health and principal investigator of the Neurodisparities and Health Justice
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    Community engagement in research creates trust between academic researchers and communities and, ultimately, improves community health. To bolster this partnership, Harvard Catalyst has created Community-Engaged Research, an online course designed for both researchers and community members running October 13-December 17. This course will help researchers like you build trusting relationships with

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    Please join us for Harvard Catalyst Research Day, where C/T Research Academy second-year trainees will present the results of their research projects as a capstone requirement, and first-year trainees will present their preliminary findings. Trainees who have completed the two-year program will each receive a certificate of completion. KL2/Catalyst Medical Research Investigator Training program
  • A mentor in our summer internship program discusses research with her mentee investigating stress and post-traumatic growth during COVID-19. Patrizia Vannini, PhD, is an assistant professor of neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and an investigator in Massachusetts General Hospital’s Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging. A faculty lead for our Grant Review and Support Program (GRASP)
  • Two-year faculty fellowship supports junior faculty at critical juncture. This past year, as a new attending physician in pediatric gastroenterology at Boston Children’s Hospital, Dennis Spencer has been juggling his clinical responsibilities and his clinical research, studies which he hopes “may unearth a new prebiotic that would allow us to bolster the gut’s microbiome and protect those at risk
  • Medical students from across the U.S. virtually participate in our annual summer c/t research internship program. This summer, students will fire up their computers and learn from Harvard Medical School (HMS) researchers as part of our Visiting Research Internship Program (VRIP). This annual program, offered by our Diversity Inclusion program, gives medical school students from across the U.S. the
  • Our summer intern discusses her research evaluating healthcare spending & clinical outcomes among disadvantaged populations. Where do you go to school, and what are you studying? I’m an MD-PhD student at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. I’m currently in the graduate phase of my training and am studying epidemiology. Who is your mentor and what is your project? I’m excited to be working with
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    Interns from our annual summer internship program present their research projects. This year’s ceremony will be broken into two sessions. Session one will take place from 10:30am-12:20pm, and session two will take place from 1:00-3:00pm.
  • Single IRB Resources: What, When, Why, & How to Use Them. July 21 @ 2:00 pm
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    This webinar will discuss SMART IRB resources (and beyond!) that are available to help IRBs and HRPPs implement single IRB arrangements. We will present and discuss a range of resources for documenting reliance arrangements, getting started as a Reviewing IRB, being an informed Relying Institution, and educating and working with study teams - including how and when to use these resources. Our two

  • Our ambassador for Postgraduate Education shares his work which examines how value-based healthcare strategy can transform delivery and promote health equity. Junaid Nabi, MD, MPH, serves on a team of “ambassadors” who introduce our courses and training programs to faculty and scientists, both within and outside of Harvard University. A public health researcher and medical journalist, he is
  • A leader in Informatics and creator of Harvard Catalyst Profiles discusses his innovative work to make COVID-19 research data available to the world. Griffin Weber, MD, PhD is the co-faculty lead for Harvard Catalyst’s Informatics team. He’s an associate professor of medicine and biomedical informatics at Harvard Medical School and at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), where he directs
  • A trainee in our CT Research Academy broadens her research career in pulmonary hypertension and expands her connections to others in the field. A pulmonary vascular disease fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Jenna McNeill, MD, is a trainee in our Clinical and Translational Research Academy, a two-year advanced training that offers a pathway to conduct independent research for early
  • A clinical fellow in gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition at Boston Children's Hospital learns to navigate launching a research career in gastroenterology as part of Harvard Catalyst's Clinical/Translational Research Academy. Lauren Veit Collen, MD, is a clinical fellow in gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition at Boston Children’s Hospital. Since 2019, she has participated in our two
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    Lecture: CTSA Visiting Scholars KL2 awardees from clinical and translational science centers (CTSA) present virtual lectures as part of CTSA Visiting Scholars series. Rupal Mehta, MD, of the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, will present his research on "Pathogenesis of Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction in Chronic Kidney Disease." This event is free and open to the
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    Lecture: CTSA Visiting Scholars KL2 awardees from clinical and translational science centers (CTSA) present virtual lectures as part of CTSA Visiting Scholars. Heather Watchel, MD, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss her research on "Circulating microRNA Signatures in Primary Hyperparathyroidism." This event is free and open to the pubic. Register.
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    Training program: KL2/Catalyst Medical Research Investigator Training (CMeRIT) Award Session Dates: October 2021 – September 2023 Application Deadline: April 30, 2021 Two-year program offering advanced training through educational activities and mentored research for senior fellows and junior faculty in clinical and translational research. The award provides two years of salary support at 50-75 %
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    KL2 awardees from Clinical and Translational Science Centers (CTSA) present virtual lectures as part of the CTSA Visiting Scholar Program. Heather Watchel, MD from the University of Pennsylvania, hosted by the Harvard Medical School will present her research on “Circulating microRNA Signatures in Primary Hyperparathyroidism.”

  • Our C/T Research Academy trainee discusses the role of precision medicine in his work to create personalized treatments as part of neurocritical care and research. Haitham Alabsi, DO, is an attending physician in the Division of Neurocritical Care at Massachusetts General Hospital. In 2020, he began our two-year Clinical and Translational (C/T) Research Academy, an advanced training program that
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    Lecture: CTSA Visiting Scholars KL2 awardees from clinical and translational science centers (CTSA) present virtual lectures as part of CTSA Visiting Scholars. Joyce Gomes-Osman, PhD, PT, of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, will present her research on "Exercise: Harnessing Neuroplasticity to Promote Brain Health in Aging." This event is free and open to the pubic. Register.