Five Questions w/ David Sanchez, Career Catalyst, & New Webinar Series

News and Events  |  May 14, 2020
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Five Questions with David Sanchez
“That summer, seeing research from a more translational perspective and all the available resources, made me want to go to BWH for residency, says David Sanchez, MD. Our Visiting Research Internship Program (VRIP) alumnus discusses his summer at Harvard Medical School and his current residency at BWH where he treats COVID-19 patients. Read more.

NCATS Newsletter
Read the latest newsletter from our NIH funding agency National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)

Featured Announcements

Webinar Series: Building a Successful C/T Research Career
Our Postgraduate Education program has launched a new weekly c/t research webinar series. Each webinar will focus on leadership, communications, and mentoring. Additonal resources will be available to all participants. Registration is free and open to the public. Learn more from the director of our Postgraduate Education program, Elliott Antman, in this short video above. See webinars below.

Open Call for ThinkResearch Podcast Content: How has COVID-19 Affected Your Work?
Our podcast is seeking submissions from researchers on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their work for an upcoming episode. See below for details on how to submit your idea.

Webinar Series: COVID-19 Research Community Forum
Our Community Engagement program, along with Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute, University of Massachusetts Center for Clinical and Translational Science, and Boston University Clinical & Translational Science Institute, recently launched a series of webinars on COVID-19 research and health equity. Watch “Getting to the Post-pandemic Era – Herd Immunity, Social Distancing, and Vaccine,” recorded April 30 here.

Career Catalyst (formerly Mentee-Mentor Matching Program)
September 2020 – June 2021 | July 10, 2020
Our popular Mentee-Mentor Matching Program is back with the same resources and tools, but a new name. Career Catalyst is a one-year, strategic mentoring program for early-career researchers. Applications are due July 10, 2020. Learn more below.

2020 C/T Research Academy Trainees Announced
Our two-year C/T Research Academy recently accepted 12 new trainees to its program beginning this July. Open to fellows and junior faculty, the program provides advanced training for clinicians and researchers seeking to strengthen their knowledge in c/t investigation. Congratulations to our new trainees! Read more about the program here.

Support: COVID-19 Research Resources

Investigators, administrators, and study teams: Check out thisimportant list of curated resources that cover research policies and procedures, as well as other topics related to COVID-19. If you would like to add a resource from your institution, please contact us.

Support: Free Resources

Access critical support we provide around regulatory processes, data, biostatistics, and more – all free.

Cite our Grant: As information is rapidly being disseminated about projects and activities surrounding COVID-19 and other research, please remember to cite the Harvard Catalyst grant If you’ve used our services, resources, or funding. Learn how.

Support: Across Harvard

Wellness and Competency-Building Workshops Across Harvard:

Special Three-Part Workshop for Faculty & Staff at HMS and Affiliates:
Building Resilience Through Self and Co-Regulation”

May 20, 27, & June 3 | 10am-12pm
Receive training credits and Zoom link

10% Happier: Live Sanity Break
Every weekday | 3:00-3:30pm

30 Min Daily Support and Meditation Groups
Every weekday | 7, 8, 9, 10, & 11:00am

Harvard Longwood Campus Programs, Trainings, Resources, and Events

Harvard University Health Services Center for Wellness and Health Promotion Virtual Resources

Train: Harvard Catalyst Courses

Webinar: Understanding Your Team 
May 20, 2020 | 1:00-2:30pm EST
While research shows that diverse teams produce higher-quality and more innovative output, we often struggle to work with team members whose styles are different than our own. Whether you are joining a new team, navigating the unique dynamics of remote/online teamwork, working through a challenging relationship with a colleague, or leading a team of your own, this session will offer practical advice and tools for harnessing differences to boost team effectiveness. Attendees will also have the opportunity to complete a communication styles diagnostic and receive personalized results. Register.

Webinar: Empower Your Career Development Through Mentoring Relationships
May 27, 2020 | 1:00-2:30pm EST
Mentoring relationships are extremely influential in guiding career development for clinical and translational researchers. Yet, navigating the complexities of the mentoring dynamic can be challenging. Emphasizing the perspective of the mentee, this webinar will empower participants to reflect on their personal needs and goals and to take action to propel their career forward. Participants will clarify their personal definition of success, consider potential challenges to career progression, and learn practical strategies and tools for enhancing the value of their mentoring relationships. Register.

Online Courses
Funding Your Research: NIH
June 3 – July 29, 2020 | Applications due May 20, 2020

Models of Disease (MoD) Boot Camp
July 6 – 24, 2020 | Application deadline extended to June 19, 2020 

Career Catalyst (formerly Mentee-Mentor Matching Program) 
September 2020 – June 2021 | Applications due July 10, 2020  

Funding Your Research: Industry
July 29 – September 30, 2020 | Applications due July 15, 2020

More courses

Open Call for Podcast Submissions: How has COVID-19 Affected Your Research?

Our ThinkResearch podcast is seeking stories from researchers on how COVID-19 is impacting your work. For consideration, please submit a two-minute recording (or less) about your recent experiences.


May 20 – Panel: Incarcerated Populations and COVID-19 – Public Health, Ethical, and Legal Concerns

May 21 – Seminar: BWH Oncology Series

May 21 – Seminar: CRISPR Gene Body Scan – Merging Functional Genomics, Structural Biology, and Drug Discovery

May 26-28 – Workshop: Healthcare Market Research

June 11-12 – Symposium: i2b2tranSMART Foundation

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