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Harvard Catalyst
All nine 2023 VRIP interns stand in front of the large marble wall by Harvard Medical School.

For most first- and-second year medical students, the chance to conduct real-world experiments, network with world-class researchers, and learn from Harvard faculty is only a dream. This summer, nine medical students have the opportunity to live that dream. This summer’s annual cohort of students won’t be spending this summer in their hometowns; instead, they’re currently paired with mentors across Harvard Medical School (HMS), learning firsthand the ins and outs of conducting clinical and translational research.

Michelle Keenan of DICP and Roeshana Moore-Evans from Legacy of Slavery at Harvard smile at the camera as they sit by a table with flyers promoting Harvard happenings.

On Monday, June 19, Harvard tabled at the 13th annual Juneteenth Emancipation Observance in Roxbury, organized by the Boston Juneteenth Committee and National Center of Afro-American Artists. Featuring food, music, a parade, and activities for all ages, the event had over 500 attendees.