Scholars in Translational and Academic Research (STARs)

PAST EVENTS

Objective

The Harvard Medical School Scholars in Translational and Academic Research (HMS STARs) was established by the Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership to support career advancement of postdoctoral fellows from underrepresented minority backgrounds while building a community of diverse scientists at Harvard Medical School. HMS STARs provides enrichment activities to enhance the training experience of postdoctoral fellows through mentorship, career development, and networking opportunities. HMS STARs encourages innovative science by providing postdoctoral fellows with opportunities to learn from diverse leaders from various disciplines in basic and biomedical sciences. Postdoctoral fellows also benefit from the sharing of unique perspectives, experiences and lessons learned from leaders with similar backgrounds and colleagues from a broad range of scientific disciplines.  HMS STARs provides an exceptional environment in which postdoctoral fellows can exchange scientific ideas in an informal setting.



Goals

  • Mentorship
  • Professional and career development opportunities including workshops, seminars, and lectures
  • Networking opportunities
  • Leadership development

     

HMS STARs Career Development Series

Past Events

TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016

Dr. Antonio T. Baines
Associate Professor
Department of Biology and Cancer Research Program
North Carolina Central University

FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2016

DICP Career Development Series for Postdoctoral Fellows 

Sponsored by the Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership, Biomedical Careers Science Program, New England Science Symposium and Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research

Interactive Workshop: “Take charge of your career: How to recognize and root out the obstacles that are holding you back”

David Maxfield
Co-Author & VP of Research
VitalSmarts®

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2015

Dr. Tirin Moore
Associate Professor of Neurobiology
Stanford School of Medicine

 

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015

DICP Career Development Series for Postdoctoral Fellows 

Sponsored by the Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership, Biomedical Careers Science Program, and Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research.

This session will expose postdoctoral fellows to a range of career pathways. Postdoctoral fellows will have the opportunities to visit Novartis learn more about careers pathways at Novartis. Postdoctoral fellows will then have the opportunity to attend an interactive workshop at Harvard Medical School that will prepare fellows to recognize and build upon skills developed during academic training to help postdocs best position themselves for the different career pathways. Registration is required.

Interactive Workshop: “How to Build, Highlight and Communicate your Skills for Career Success”

Lauren Celano, MBA, Founder and Chief Executive Officer,  Propel Careers

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Waterhouse Room, Gordon Hall
Harvard Medical School
25 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014

Dr. Russell A. DeBose-Boyd, PhD
Professor of Molecular Genetics
Department of Molecular Genetics
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014

Paula T. Hammond, PhD
David H. Koch Professor of Engineering and Executive Officer
Department of Chemical Engineering
Koch Institute of Integrative Cancer Research
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2014

Keynote Speaker:

Negotiation Strategies for Postdoctoral Fellows

Luanne E. Thorndyke, MD, FACP
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
Professor of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Panel Discussion: “Negotiation Strategies”
Moderator: Rafael Luna, PhD
Research Fellow
Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Harvard Medical School
Panelists:  
Galit Lahav, PhD
Associate Professor of Systems Biology
Harvard Medical School

Jabbar Bennett, PhD
Associate Dean, Graduate School
Associate Dean, Division of Biology and Medicine
Director, Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
The Warren Alpert Medical School
Brown University

Cherié Butts, PhD
Associate Director
Immunology Research
Biogen Idec

THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014

Pedro J. Greer, Jr., MD
Professor of Medicine
Associate Dean for Community Engagement
Founding Chair of the Department of Humanities, Health, and Society
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014

Darren Higgins, PhD
Professor of Microbiology and Immunobiology
Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology
Harvard Medical School

TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2014

Gisela T. Storz, PhD
Deputy Chief, Cell Biology and Metabolism Program
National Institute Child Health and Human Development
National Institutes of Health

 

Contact

For more information please contact:

E-mail: dicp_deanspostdoc@hms.harvard.edu

Ellen McCarthy, PhD, MPH                                                     Pinar Kilicci-Kret
Associate Professor of Medicine                                          Program Manager
Assistant Dean for Development and Diversity                 Career Development
Tel: 617-432-7212                                                                   Tel: 617-432-1083