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 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 also have the opportunity to participate in offerings of other Harvard Medical School programs such as career development seminars and networking dinners.


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 2017 Harvard Catalyst SCTRP application process is now closed.

Download program brochure

2017 SCTRP Student Interns | June 5 to August 11, 2017

Jared Bourke, Hampton University
Mentors: Eleftheria Maratos-Flier, MD, and Garima Singhal, PhD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Flier & Maratos-Flier Lab**

Brittnie Cannon, University of Michigan - Flint
Mentor: David Levine, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, General Internal Medicine

Ayooluwa (Ayo) Douglas, Duke University
Mentor: Joseph DeGutis, PhD, Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System (VABHS), Boston Attention and Learning Laboratory*

Kimberly Juarez, Syracuse University
Mentor: Brittany Charlton, MSc, ScD, Boston Children's Hospital, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) Working Group*

Laveen Khoshnaw, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Mentors: Carmen Priolo, MD, PhD, and You Feng, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Priolo Lab

Quynh (Sophie) Nguyen, The University of Texas at Austin
Mentors: Michael Super, PhD, and Shanda Lightbrown, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering**

Joshua Owili, Old Dominion University
Mentor: Synho Do, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Laboratory of Medical Imaging and Computation and Rapid Collaboration Hub (RCH)**

Annalia Ramos, Dalton State College
Mentors: Suzanne Walker, PhD, and Truc Do, Harvard Medical School, Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology**

Elizabeth Saxe, Ave Maria University
Mentor: Kristen Woodberry, MSW, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Program for Psychosocial Protective Mechanisms

* indicates returning mentor
** indicates multi-year mentor

Other Resources

Summer Science Research Internships at Harvard