Classes

    Pitch Deck Creation (Engage Workshop Series)

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2020

    Course Description and Assignments

    Pitch Deck Creation is an essential skill for venture capitalists, business development professionals, etc. The ability to create and present high quality, concise and engaging pitch decks is critical for an entrepreneur seeking funding and partnerships. A great pitch balances detail with brevity in communicating the underlying biology, a company’s competitive advantage, and the relevant clinical/commercial landscape. During the first session of the course we will use case studies to cover the most important aspects of a...
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    Graduate TA Training in the Biomedical Sciences

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2020

    This course is an introduction to the skills and frameworks necessary for success as a graduate student teaching assistant (TA). 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 TAs
    - demonstrate the ability to apply these concepts to their expected teaching and course-related responsibilities
    - identify classroom management and...

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    Deep Learning for Biomedical Image Analysis

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2020

    Advances in the AI method of deep learning have the potential to transform how biomedical data is analyzed for research, clinical diagnosis and prognosis. This nanocourse will deliver information and allot guided practice so that anyone can apply the principles and algorithms of deep learning to process and analyze their own biomedical images. The purpose of the course is to deliver practical knowledge of deep learning for image analysis including possibilities, current limitations and challenges. Participants with and without programming experience are encouraged to attend!

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    Toxicity of Cancer Therapy - Lessons from Metabolomics

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2020

    Course Description and Assignments
    Chemotherapy is the cornerstone of modern cancer therapy and is an effective treatment, but is often accompanied by toxicity. In this course we will discuss current chemotherapies and their drawbacks, and we will learn about cutting edge advances in cancer treatment and future goals for the field. We will focus on brain toxicity following chemotherapy, a common condition that influences...

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    Public Health 101 Series: Introduction to Public Health

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2020

    Course Description:

    This nancourse will introduce students, researchers, and healthcare providers to Public Health as a field of research and as an approach to framing and addressing health challenges. As noted in the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s mission statement, Public Health is an inherently multidisciplinary field, drawing on skills and knowledge across the biological, quantitative, and social sciences. Through...

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    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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    Homelessness and Health - Lessons from Health Care, Public Health, and Research (online course; part of the Public Health 101 Series)

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2020

    Course description

    Homelessness in the United States (U.S.) is a complex issue intersecting health, public health, policy as well as other aspects of society. Examine the fundamentals of health and innovative research outcomes among homeless populations. Identify unique health issues, health care responses, social needs, and strategies for incorporating trauma-informed care into practice with respect to...

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    Cancer Immunotherapy

    Semester: 

    Fall

    Offered: 

    2020

    Course Description and Assignments

    Immunotherapy has revolutionized cancer treatments. It has resulted in complete and durable responses in several malignancies including advanced melanoma and non-small cell lung cancer, among...

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    Governance and Ethics of Biotechnology 2: Lifespan Extension

    Semester: 

    Fall

    Offered: 

    2020

    About the series

    This online nanocourse series is part of the curriculum offered by the Scientific Citizenship Initiative (SCI) at Harvard Medical School. SCI aims to make science more socially responsive and responsible by examining the social impact of scientific research and emerging technology, exposing students to the multiple roles and institutions that make up the innovation ecosystem, and teaching practical skills, such as how to communicate across disciplines and perspectives.

    This online course series consists...

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    Governance and Ethics of Biotechnology 1: Gene Drives

    Semester: 

    Fall

    Offered: 

    2020

    About the series

    This online nanocourse series is part of the curriculum offered by the Scientific Citizenship Initiative (SCI) at Harvard Medical School. SCI aims to make science more socially responsive and responsible by examining the social impact of scientific research and emerging technology, exposing students to the multiple roles and institutions that make up the innovation ecosystem, and teaching practical skills, such as how to communicate across disciplines and perspectives.

    This online course series consists...

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    Governance and Ethics of Biotechnology 3: Neural Interventions

    Semester: 

    Fall

    Offered: 

    2020

    About the series

    This online nanocourse series is part of the curriculum offered by the Scientific Citizenship Initiative (SCI) at Harvard Medical School. SCI aims to make science more socially responsive and responsible by examining the social impact of scientific research and emerging technology, exposing students to the multiple roles and institutions that make up the innovation ecosystem, and teaching practical skills, such as how to communicate across disciplines and perspectives.

    This online course series consists of three...

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    Microscopy Measurements: Considerations for accurate and precise quantitative microscopy

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2020

    Course Description

    Fluorescence microscopy can be a very powerful tool for making quantitative spatial and intensity measurements . However, sources of error and imprecision are inherent in every modality of light microscopy and digital image acquisition, and can lead to inaccurate conclusions if left unaddressed. In this nanocourse, we will discuss common sources of inaccuracy and imprecision in quantitative microscopy, and how to identify and address them. In the virtual laboratory exercises, you will learn how to estimate signal-to-noise ratio and...

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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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    Introduction to Anaerobe Physiology

    Semester: 

    Winter

    Offered: 

    2021

     

    Hosted by the Harvard Microbial Sciences Initiative and co-hosted by the Harvard Infectious Diseases Consortium and Massachusetts Host-Microbiome Center

    Course Overview: Life on planet earth has been dominated by anaerobes, from the earliest forms of life to the complex microbial communities that comprise your internal gut microbiota. This nanocourse will introduce...

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