Classes

POSTPONED Tools & Strategies For Getting Your Manuscript Published

Semester: 

N/A

Offered: 

2020

This nanocourse has been postponed until further notice.

It can take a village to get a manuscript published, so finding a community of peer editors who can help you catch errors and develop effective ways to clearly articulate the importance of your research can be key. In this Nanocourse, Dr. Marie Bao (BCMP, Harvard Medical School) and Dr. Vivian Siegel (Scientific Communications, Biology, MIT) will apply their decades of experience, including as editors-in-chief at high profile journals, to better explain the editorial process...

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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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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. 

Learning Objectives...

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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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POSTPONED - Cancer Immunotherapy

Semester: 

Spring

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 others. However, responses remain heterogeneous among patients, and some...

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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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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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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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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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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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