Spring

Graduate TF Training in the Biomedical Sciences

Semester: 

Winter

Offered: 

2022

SESSIONS 1 and 2 HAVE BEEN MOVED ONLINE. ZOOM INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED TO REGISTERED STUDENTS.

This course is an introduction to the skills and frameworks necessary for success as a graduate student teaching fellow (TF) or 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 TFs/TAs...

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Arduino for Biologists: Building scientific instruments using Arduino

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2022

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 Arduino microcontroller and...

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Electronics and Signal Processing for Experimental Rigs

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2022

Course Instructors: Ofer Mazor, Pavel Gorelik

Course description:

Biomedical researchers often build and use experimental rigs consisting of several interconnected electronic instruments. These rigs are typically used to make high-quality recordings of weak biological signals. The goal of this course is to demystify the rig: What does each instrument do? How should they be connected? How does one troubleshoot noise, or adjust settings in a principled way?

The course will focus on fundamental concepts in electronics and signal...

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Tools & Strategies For Getting Your Manuscript Published

Semester: 

Summer

Offered: 

2021

 

In order to get a manuscript published, it’s key to learn the framework of the process, build skills in writing, and find a community of peer editors who can help you catch errors and develop effective ways to articulate the importance of your research. In this Nanocourse, Dr. Marie Bao (BCMP, Harvard Medical School; former Editor-In-Chief of Developmental Cell)...

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Electronics and Signal Processing for Experimental Rigs

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2021

Course Director: John Assad

Course Instructors: Ofer Mazor, Pavel Gorelik

 

Course description:

Biomedical researchers often use, or even building, experimental rigs consisting of several interconnected electronic instruments. These rigs are typically used to make high-quality recordings of weak biological signals. The goal of this course is to demystify the rig: What does each instrument do? How should they be connected? How does one troubleshoot noise, or adjust settings in a principled way...

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Graduate TF Training in the Biomedical Sciences

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2021

This course is 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 TAs
- demonstrate the ability to apply these concepts to their expected teaching and course-related responsibilities
- identify classroom management and...

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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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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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