This program is not currently offered.

The Summer Clinical and Translational Research Program (SCTRP) is a ten-week mentored, summer research program designed to enrich the pipeline of college students' understanding of and interest in pursuing clinical and/or translational research, as well as to increase exposure of college students from groups underrepresented in medicine and from disadvantaged groups to clinical/translational research.

In addition to mentored clinical/translational research experience, SCTRP students participate in weekly seminars with Harvard faculty and graduate students focusing on topics such as research methodology, health disparities, ethics, career paths, and the graduate school and medical school application process. Participants also have the opportunity to participate in offerings of other Harvard Medical School programs such as career development seminars and networking dinners.

Other Resources

Summer Science Research Internships at Harvard

Harvard PFDD Summer Programs General Brochure


Closing Ceremony Programs

Collage of 2017 SCTRP ceremony

Collage of 2016 SCTRP ceremony

Collage of 2015 SCTRP ceremony

Collage of 2014 SCTRP ceremony

Collage of 2013 SCTRP ceremony

Collage of 2012 SCTRP ceremony

Collage of 2011 SCTRP ceremony

Collage of 2010 SCTRP ceremony

Collage of 2009 SCTRP ceremony

2017 SCTRP Student Interns

Jared Bourke, Hampton University
Mentors: Eleftheria Maratos-Flier, MD, and Garima Singhal, PhD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Flier & Maratos-Flier Lab**

Brittnie Cannon, University of Michigan - Flint
Mentor: David Levine, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, General Internal Medicine

Ayooluwa (Ayo) Douglas, Duke University
Mentor: Joseph DeGutis, PhD, Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System (VABHS), Boston Attention and Learning Laboratory*

Kimberly Juarez, Syracuse University
Mentor: Brittany Charlton, MSc, ScD, Boston Children's Hospital, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) Working Group*

Laveen Khoshnaw, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Mentors: Carmen Priolo, MD, PhD, and You Feng, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Priolo Lab

Quynh (Sophie) Nguyen, The University of Texas at Austin
Mentors: Michael Super, PhD, and Shanda Lightbrown, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering**

Joshua Owili, Old Dominion University
Mentor: Synho Do, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Laboratory of Medical Imaging and Computation and Rapid Collaboration Hub (RCH)**

Annalia Ramos, Dalton State College
Mentors: Suzanne Walker, PhD, and Truc Do, Harvard Medical School, Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology**

Elizabeth Saxe, Ave Maria University
Mentor: Kristen Woodberry, MSW, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Program for Psychosocial Protective Mechanisms

* indicates returning mentor
** indicates multi-year mentor


June 5 to August 11, 2017