Program for Faculty Development and Diversity Inclusion (PFDD)
THE PROGRAM FOR FACULTY DEVELOPMENT AND DIVERSITY INCLUSION
Director: Joan Y. Reede, MD, MPH, MBA, Dean for Diversity and Community Partnership
The Program for Faculty Development and Diversity Inclusion seeks to emphasize the recruitment and retention of a diverse Clinical Translational workforce as a top priority throughout Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center in governance, programming, training and resource allocation.
Harvard Catalyst Program for Faculty Development and Diversity Inclusion (PFDD) Faculty Fellowship (formerly PFDD Faculty Fellowship) is a two-year, non-degree Faculty Fellowship Program for Harvard junior faculty designed to address faculty need for additional support to conduct clinical and/or translational research and to free junior faculty from clinical and teaching demands at a key point in their career development.
The Visiting Research Internship Program (VRIP) is an eight-week mentored, summer research program designed to enrich medical students' interest in research and health-related careers, particularly clinical/translational research careers.
The 2018 Harvard Catalyst VRIP application process is now closed.
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 underrepresented minority and disadvantaged college student exposure to clinical/translational research.
This program will not be offered in summer 2018.
The Program for Faculty Development and Diversity Inclusion's (PFDD) summer programs, VRIP and SCTRP, are featured in the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Inspiring the Best Minds through Mentorship: Through Harvard Catalyst's Summer Clinical & Translational Research Program, mentor Mike Super of Wyss Institute inspires college students to consider careers in science.
" 'Science is no longer conducted by the lone genius in the lab. It's now led by large teams of people with different skill sets, working together and focused on a common problem. For that, we want the best minds, and if we don't reach out to and motivate young students, we'll be losing the best people.' says Michael Super, PhD, senior staff scientist at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, who has been a mentor the past six summers for the Summer Clinical and Translational Research Program (SCTRP), the program for college students. 'It's now led by large teams of people with different skill sets, working together and focused on a common problem. For that, we want the best minds, and if we don't reach out to and motivate young students, we'll be losing the best people.' " MORE...
Harvard Catalyst | November 2017
Budding Interests: Program fosters diversity in clinical and translational research
Adrian Godoy Vazquez, a third-year student at Howard University College of Medicine, had always planned to dedicate his career solely to clinical practice. But after his experience in this summer’s Harvard Catalyst Visiting Research Internship Program (VRIP), he has had healthy doubts.
“How can I just be a clinician when I can also work on a research challenge with new approaches that may bring new medicines and procedures to the patients we serve?” he wondered.
HMS News, August 12, 2016
Recipients of the 2016-2018 HMS Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership Faculty Fellowship and the Harvard Catalyst Program for Faculty Development and Diversity Inclusion Faculty Fellowship were celebrated at a breakfast in March at Harvard Medical School.
The fellows are accomplished HMS junior faculty who will spend a portion of their time over the next two years conducting individual mentored research projects at their respective HMS-affiliated institutions.
HMS News, May 18, 2016
Giving Matters, BIDMC, Fall/Winter 2015
Dr. Landry leading the Suturing Simulation Training with VRIP 2015 interns.
HMS News, September 1, 2015