The Harvard Catalyst Program for Diversity Inclusion (PFDI)
THE HARVARD CATALYST PROGRAM FOR DIVERSITY INCLUSION
Director: Joan Y. Reede, MD, MPH, MBA, Dean for Diversity and Community Partnership
The Harvard Catalyst Program for Diversity Inclusion seeks to emphasize the recruitment and retention of a diverse Clinical Translational workforce as a top priority throughout Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center in governance, programming, training and resource allocation.
The Harvard Catalyst Program for Diversity Inclusion (PFDI) Faculty Fellowship (formerly PFDD Faculty Fellowship) is a two-year, non-degree Faculty Fellowship Program for Harvard junior faculty designed to address faculty need for additional support to conduct clinical and/or translational research and to free junior faculty from clinical and teaching demands at a key point in their career development.
The Visiting Research Internship Program (VRIP) is an eight-week mentored, summer research program designed to enrich medical students' interest in research and health-related careers, particularly clinical/translational research careers.
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 underrepresented minority and disadvantaged college student exposure to clinical/translational research.
This program is not currently offered.
The Harvard Catalyst Program for Diversity Inclusion's (PFDI) summer programs, VRIP and SCTRP, are featured in the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
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Joan Y. Reede, MD, MPH, MBA
Dean for Diversity and Community Partnership
Director, The Harvard Catalyst Program for Diversity Inclusion
Harvard Medical School
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The Harvard Catalyst Program for Diversity Inclusion