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News and Events  |  September 09, 2021

Five Questions with Altaf Saadi
Our summer internship program mentor discusses her longstanding commitment to working with refugee, asylum seeker, and immigrant communities. Read interview.
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NCATS Newsletter
Read the latest newsletter from our NIH funding agency National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).

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New Resource: Creating a Good Research Question
Watch a series of interviews with Harvard c/t researchers as they explain how to create a good research question. Researchers share helpful frameworks, factors to consider, candid advice, and how they've utilized these strategies in their own work. Watch the video above to hear Chris Gibbons, MD, share his thoughts and visit Creating a Good Research Question to watch interviews and learn more. 

Support: Funding 

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study: Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Fellowships
Applications due September 30, 2021

NIH COVID-19 Open Funding Opportunities
Application deadlines vary

Support: IRB Risk Assessment of Technologies in Human Subjects Research 

IRB members and administrators: A new CITI module from our Regulatory program’s Emerging Technologies subcommittee provides a framework for assessing the risks of technologies and ways to identify strategies to mitigate risks. Learn more about CITI module.

Support: COVID-19 Resources

COVID Authors
COVID Authors, a resource that utilizes the framework of Harvard Catalyst Profiles, allows users to search publications on COVID-19 authored by experts from around the world. Read 126,252 PubMed publications from 475,001 researchers and filter by most discussed, location, and most cited. Start your own search at

COVID-19 Research Resources
Check out our list of research resources, guidelines, policies, and procedures related to COVID-19, drawn from Harvard University, affiliated academic healthcare centers, and government funding agencies. Newly added resources include COVID-19 vaccines & variants, long COVID, and the latest grant opportunities. View COVID-19 Research Resources

Train: Harvard Catalyst Education  

Introduction to Implementation Research: Designing & Evaluating Interventions
September 15 – November 10, 2021 | Applications due September 10, 2021

NIH Funding: Navigating the R01 & K Grant Submission Process
October 6 – December 1, 2021| Applications due September 22, 2021

Community-Engaged Research
October 13 – December 17, 2021 | Applications due October 1, 2021

Introduction to ‘Omics: Applying ‘Omics to Your Research
October 20, 2021 – March 16, 2022 | Applications due October 8, 2021

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Making Archives Accessible with Deep Learning
Melissa Dell, PhD, professor of economics at Harvard University, discusses developing technology that can detect complex text layouts using deep learning to create a database of newspaper data that is accessible to the visually impaired.

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Harvard Catalyst Events

Ceremony: Harvard Catalyst Research Day
September 14, 2021 | 2-5:00pm
This virtual ceremony will feature presentations by second-year trainees from our C/T Research Academy on the results of their research projects, as well as presentations by first-year trainees on their preliminary findings. KL2/Catalyst Medical Research Investigator Training program 2019 and 2020 awardees will also present their clinical/translational research. This event will take place via Zoom. Register for research day.

Biostatistics journal club: Mediation Analysis to Elucidate Pathways in Randomized Trials
October 6, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm
Robert Glynn, PhD, ScD, biostatistician at Brigham and Women's Hospital, will discuss mediation analysis in randomized control trials. Register for journal club.

Biostatistics short course: Statistical Remedies for Flawed Conventions in Medical Research
October 15, 2021 | 9:00am-1:00pm
Led by Peter Thall, PhD, MD Anderson Cancer Center, this short course will identify and describe, by example, problems with a variety of statistical practices commonly used by medical statisticians and physician researchers and introduce practical alternatives. Attendees should have some knowledge of elementary probability, statistics, Bayesian statistics, data analysis, and clinical trial design. Register for short course

Other Events 

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About Harvard Catalyst

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