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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.
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    As sequencing technologies improve and costs decline, it’s imperative for biomedical researchers to build a foundational understanding of managing large omics datasets. This self-paced online course, running October 20, 2021-March 16, 2022, covers the different omics areas, including their appropriate applications and experimental challenges. Register by October 8.

  • 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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    Community engagement in research provides an opportunity for greater trust and respect to be built between academic researchers and communities and, ultimately, improved community health. Therefore, this course was designed for both researchers and community members in mind. The purpose of this online course is two-fold: to build the skills of researchers to develop trusting relationships and
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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.
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    Attend an information session to learn more about our KL2/CMeRIT program, which offers advanced training through educational activities and mentored research for senior fellows and junior faculty in clinical and translational research. An information session will be held via Zoom March 3 from 12:00-1:00pm. Additionally information can be found on our website.
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    Attend an information session to learn more about our KL2/CMeRIT program, which offers advanced training through educational activities and mentored research for senior fellows and junior faculty in clinical and translational research. An information session will be held via Zoom March 1 from 5:00-6:00pm. Additionally information can be found on our website.
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    Attend an information session to learn more about our KL2/CMeRIT program, which offers advanced training through educational activities and mentored research for senior fellows and junior faculty in clinical and translational research. An information session will be held via Zoom February 23 from 12:00-1:00pm. Additionally information can be found on our website.
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    Symposium: Precision Medicine – Statistical Opportunities and Challenges Speakers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Pfizer, and other experts present on precision medicine at our annual biostatistics symposium. Register by April 7, 2021.
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    Information session: Innovations & Interventions – GI Surgical Leaks Pilot Funding Funding opportunity In conjunction with Johnson & Johnson Innovation and its affiliates (J&J Innovation and its affiliates), seeking highly innovative proposals directed at reducing the complications resulting from post-surgery gastrointestinal (GI) leaks with the goal to reduce complications and improve outcomes
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    Harvard Medical School
    Information session: Innovations & Interventions – GI Surgical Leaks Pilot Funding Funding opportunity In conjunction with Johnson & Johnson Innovation and its affiliates (J&J Innovation and its affiliates), seeking highly innovative proposals directed at reducing the complications resulting from post-surgery gastrointestinal (GI) leaks with the goal to reduce complications and improve outcomes
  • International website links researchers, collaborators. Faced by the growing enormity of the coronavirus pandemic, the global research community wasted no time. By the end of December 2020, more than 300,000 researchers from different countries and fields of inquiry have authored more than 81,000 publications on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19. Now, the profiles of all these coronavirus experts and their
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    KL2 awardees from clinical and translational science centers (CTSA) present virtual lectures as part of CTSA Visiting Scholars. Nhu Tran, PhD, of the University of Southern California will present his research on "Associations of Cerebrovascular Autoregulation with Neuordevelopmental Delays in Infants with Congenital Heart Disease compared to Controls." Free and open to the public. Register.