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.


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.

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2016 SCTRP Student Interns | June 6 to August 12, 2016

Grace Ahn, Cornell University
Mentor: Alexander Lin, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Center for Clinical Spectroscopy**

Alexandra Capellini, Johns Hopkins University
Mentor: Raymond Huang, MD, PhD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Department of Neuroradiology**

Garlyn Colas, Johns Hopkins University
Mentor: Einat Liebenthal, DSc, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Functional Neuroimaging Laboratory

Breland Crudup, Tougaloo College
Mentor: Iman Aganj, PhD, and Bruce Fischl, PhD Massachusetts General Hospital, Laboratory for Computational Neuroimaging

Alexander Jeremiah, Tufts University
Mentor: Bernardo Lemos, PhD, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Lemos Lab

Keturah Kiper, University of Arkansas
Mentor: Michael Super, PhD and Anna Waterhouse, PhD, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering**

Eseosa Odigie, Cornell University
Mentor: Ronilda Lacson, MD, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Center for Evidence Based Imaging**

Mariana Serrano, Eastern Connecticut State University
Mentor: Jacquelyn Quin, MD, Annette Phillips and Jennifer Gabany, Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System (VABHS), Cardiac Surgery Research

Trevon Waters, Norfolk State University
Mentor: Dennis P. Orgill, MD, PhD, and Giorgio Giatsidis, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Tissue Engineering and Wound Healing Laboratory

Bethel Yeshiwas, University of Virginia
Mentor: Synho Do, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Laboratory of Medical Imaging and Computation and Rapid Collaboration Hub (RCH)

* indicates returning mentor
** indicates multi-year mentor

Other Resources

Summer Science Research Internships at Harvard