Classes

    Analyzing Genomic Research Data: Keeping the patient in mind

    Semester: 

    Summer

    Offered: 

    2020

    As researchers, it is important to keep in mind the clinical relevance of our work. In these sessions, participants will work together in small groups to analyze genomic research data utilizing publicly available online tools. This nanocourse will give participants a sense of how research is linked with the clinical aspect and how researchers can incoporate patient data into their own research. Throughout the sessions, participants will also learn about research and clinical careers that they may be interested in pursuing. 

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    Arduino for Biologists: Building scientific instruments using Arduino

    Semester: 

    Summer

    Offered: 

    2020

    Director: John Assad

    Instructors: Ofer Mazor, Pavel Gorelik, Brett Graham

    Course description:

    The Arduino is a powerful and inexpensive digital microcontrollers that can be used to develop custom lab instruments. Many tasks that used to require a PC or expensive hardware can be put together with an Arduino and tens of dollars worth of parts. Developing microcontroller-based tools allows researchers to automate and scale up aspects of their research that were previously unfeasible.

    This nanocourse will cover the basics of programming an...

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    Light-Sheet Microscopy for Neuroscientists

    Semester: 

    Summer

    Offered: 

    2020

    Course Directors: Aurelien Begue, PhD (HMS) and Jason DeBruyne, PhD (MSM)

    Course Description: Fluorescent light-sheet microscopy is a versatile microscopy technique that has diverse applications to neuroscience research and offers many advantages to other imaging methods. This nanocourse, offered as part of the MAHPING collaboration between Harvard Medical School and Morehouse School of Medicine, will introduce neuroscientists who have little or no experience with light-...

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    Public Health 101 Series: Introduction to Public Health

    Semester: 

    Summer

    Offered: 

    2021

    Course Description

    Public Health is an inherently multidisciplinary field, drawing on skills and knowledge across the biological, quantitative, and social sciences. The aim of this nancourse is to introduce students, researchers, and healthcare providers to public health as a field of research and as an approach to framing and addressing health challenges. Through lectures and small group experiential learning, students in this nanocourse will gain a...

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    Graduate TF Training in the Biomedical Sciences

    Semester: 

    Summer

    Offered: 

    2022

     

    Course description

    This nanocourse provides an introduction to the skills and frameworks necessary for success as a graduate student teaching fellow (TF). After completing this 6 hour introduction, students will be able to:

    • Describe core pedagogy concepts including backwards design, formative assessment, active learning, alignment, and inclusive teaching
    • Identify ways these core concepts may influence their work as graduate student TFs
    • Demonstrate...
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    Introduction to R

    Semester: 

    Summer

    Offered: 

    2022

    Course Description and Assignments

    This 4-session, online, hands-on nanocourse will instruct participants to using R and RStudio. R is a simple programming environment that enables the effective handling of data, while providing excellent graphical support. RStudio is a tool that provides a user-friendly environment for working with R. After this workshop participants can expect to be comfortable with the basics of data wrangling and plotting using R.

    Workshop segments will address the following:

    • ...
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