Scholars in Translational and Academic Research (STARs)
The Harvard Medical School Scholars in Translational and Academic Research (HMS STARs) was established by the Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership to support career advancement of postdoctoral fellows from underrepresented minority backgrounds while building a community of diverse scientists at Harvard Medical School. HMS STARs provides enrichment activities to enhance the training experience of postdoctoral fellows through mentorship, career development, and networking opportunities.
Events and Announcements
MAY 7, 2020
Career Management Strategies for Postdocs During COVID-19
Discussion on strategies on how to keep motivated, productive and connected, as well as what is expected of you as a postdoc, during these challenging times.
APRIL 5, 2020
New England Science Symposium
Harvard Medical School | www.NewEnglandScienceSymposium.org
Adjudicated session featuring posters and oral presentations by 225 students/fellows who were selected to present their research projects to a registered audience of over 350. The symposium provides awards for postdocs, along with the opportunity to network with professionals from biopharma companies, academic institutions and the National Institutes of Health.
APRIL 3 - 4, 2020
Biomedical Science Career Student Conference (BSCP)
Westin Copley Place Boston | www.BSCP.org
Graduate and Postdoctoral program events include an industry visit to Vertex, followed by a series of workshops that include opportunities at Harvard, careers in academia and industry, fellowships and postdoctoral training, funding and research, and networking.
MARCH 13, 2020
Women of Color in the Academy Conference
Northeastern University | web.northeastern.edu/woc/
The overall conference goal is to facilitate a more diverse academy by enhancing the timely career progression primarily of faculty, but also of post-doctoral scholars and graduate students. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of interactive, hands-on workshops, as well as to network with other women faculty of color throughout the New England area.
FEBRUARY 4, 2020
The BSCP is a biennial conference for more than 1,200 registered students/fellows, particularly underrepresented minority groups, and attended by 250 advisors/speakers. On Friday, April 3, the program for postdocs will include a series of workshops that include careers in academia and industry, fellowships and postdoctoral training, funding and research, mentoring, and networking. A complete schedule of panels and workshops will be available in January, 2020. There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration by February 4 is required.