Summer Clinical and Translational Research Program (SCTRP)


The Summer Clinical and Translational Research Program (SCTRP) is a ten-week mentored, summer research program designed to enrich the pipeline of college students' understanding of and interest in pursuing clinical and/or translational research, as well as to increase exposure of college students from groups underrepresented in medicine and from disadvantaged groups to clinical/translational research.

In addition to mentored clinical/translational research experience, SCTRP students will participate in weekly seminars with Harvard faculty and graduate students focusing on topics such as research methodology, health disparities, ethics, career paths, and the graduate school and medical school application process. Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in offerings of other Harvard Medical School programs such as career development seminars and networking dinners.

2015 SCTRP Students | June 8 to August 14, 2015

Ayushi Aggarwal, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Mentor: Synho Do, PhD and Garry Choy, MD, MBA, Massachusetts General Hospital, Laboratory of Medical Imaging and Computation & Rapid Collaboration Hub (RCH)

Emaline Laney, Agnes Scott College

Mentor: Suzanne Walker, PhD, Harvard Medical School, Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology**

Sloane Mebane, Hampton University

Mentor: Michael Whalen, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Acute Brain Injury Research Lab

Randall Proctor, University of Oklahoma

Mentor: Ronilda Lacson, MD, PhD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Center for Evidence Based Imaging**

Amina Rahimi, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Mentor: Michael Super, PhD, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering**

Deborah Rose, Cornell University

Mentor: Erin Dunn, DSc, MPH, Massachusetts General Hospital, Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit

Mario Soliman, Pennsylvania State University, Capitol College

Mentor: Tim Mitchison, PhD and Peter Koch, Harvard Medical School, Systems Biology

Hillary Yeboah, Cornell University

Mentor: Synho Do, PhD and Garry Choy, MD, MBA, Massachusetts General Hospital, Laboratory of Medical Imaging and Computation & Rapid Collaboration Hub (RCH)

* indicates returning mentor
** indicates multi-year mentor


Eligible participants are undergraduate sophomores, juniors and seniors, particularly those attending Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS) and Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) NIH-funded institutions, historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, and/or Tribal Colleges with baccalaureate degree programs, and/or alumni of the Harvard Medical School Minority Faculty Development Program and/or the Biomedical Science Careers Program. US Citizens or U.S. Noncitizen Nationals or Permanent Residents of U.S. are eligible to apply.

Program Details and How to Apply

The 2016 Harvard Catalyst SCTRP application process is to be announced.