2019 Visiting Research Internship Program VRIP
2018 Visiting Research Internship Program VRIP
2017 Summer Clinical and Translational Research Program SCTRP
2017 Visiting Research Internship Program VRIP

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

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.

MEDICAL STUDENTS

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.

COLLEGE STUDENTS

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 is not currently offered.

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

 

In the News

 
 
How much research can a medical student get done in only eight weeks? It turns out, quite a bit.
 
“This experience introduced me to clinical and translational research, and it really opened my eyes. It made me enjoy research even more than I had before,” said medical student intern Abraham Isak, a participant in Harvard Medical School’s summer Visiting Research Internship Program (VRIP).  
 
HMS News, August 13, 2018
 
 

 

Harvard Catalyst

Harvard Catalyst is devoted to advancing human health by supporting and innovating clinical and translational science, and training the next generation of researchers.

As Harvard University’s Clinical and Translational Science Center, Harvard Catalyst serves the research community by offering courses and educational programs, research consulting, tools for study design and clinical trial collaboration, guidance on regulatory issues, and pilot funding for novel, high-impact projects – all freely available to trainees, fellows, and faculty. 

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Mentor Opportunity: Host a college or medical student in your laboratory through a Harvard Catalyst internship

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Contact PFDD

Joan Y. Reede, MD, MPH, MBA
Dean for Diversity and Community Partnership
Director, The Program for Faculty Development and Diversity, CTSC
Harvard Medical School
Tel: 617-432-2413
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Jessica St. Louis
Program Manager
The Program for Faculty Development and Diversity, CTSC
Tel: 617-432-1892
E-mail: jessica_st.louis@hms.harvard.edu