Global Clinical Scholars Research Training Program - Harvard University


Global ClinicalScholars ResearchTraining ProgramAdvanced training in the methods andconduct of clinical researchAPPLY AT HMS.HARVARD.EDU/GCSRT

Letter from the DeanIn the rapidly evolving field of health science, you need an authoritative partner that can helpyou keep pace with medicine’s latest trends and developments. At Harvard Medical School, weset the gold standard for postgraduate academic excellence, while meeting the needs of theglobal health care community, through our Postgraduate Medical Education programs.Designed for clinicians and clinician-scientists in both the United States and abroad, our GlobalClinical Scholars Research Training (GCSRT) program provides advanced training in health careresearch methods. Using a blended learning model that incorporates online tools, in-personseminars and dynamic workshops, the comprehensive curriculum is focused on enhancing yourability at every stage of the research process—from writing grant proposals and launching newprojects to analyzing data and presenting your results.We invite you to join our world-renowned network of clinician-scientists and researchers, as wereinvent the way that physicians, clinicians and clinician-scientists learn. We hope you will joinus for this exceptional educational experience.Sincerely,David H. Roberts, MDDean for External EducationHarvard Medical SchoolAjay K. Singh, MBBS, FRCP, MBASenior Associate DeanPostgraduate Medical EducationHarvard Medical School

Program OverviewDesigned for clinicians and clinician-scientists in both the United States and abroad, our GlobalClinical Scholars Research Training (GCSRT) program provides advanced training in health careresearch and methods. Using a blended learning model that incorporates online tools, in-personseminars and dynamic workshops, the curriculum is focused on enhancing your ability at every stageof the research process–from writing grant proposals and launching new projects to analyzing data andpresenting your results.Scholars have the ability to learn at their own pace. Following Harvard Medical School guidelines,the start of this program will commence as a live virtual workshop. Our current plan is to hold thesecond and third workshop in-person as originally scheduled. We will share updates as new informationbecomes available.WORKSHOP 1:ONLINEJune 21-25, 2022WORKSHOP 2:BOSTONDecember 5-8, 2022LONDONDecember 11-15, 2022SHANGHAIDecember 17-21, 2022WORKSHOP 3 &Certificate AwardCeremony:BOSTONJune 5-9, 2023Upon fulfilling the GCSRT program requirements, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. You also will become an AssociateMember of the Harvard Medical School and Harvard University Alumni Associations, and will be invited to attend GCSRT programalumni events throughout the year.

Program ObjectivesIn this immersive program, you will explore the latest advancements and best practices in clinicalresearch—improving your ability to drive health care innovation and achieve better outcomes.Throughout the program, you will learn alongside a talented group of peers from around the world,collaborating to create a deeper and more enduring understanding of the topics.By attending GCSRT, you will enhance your ability to: Design and perform observational and experimental clinical researchAnalyze, interpret and present clinical research dataWrite and revise successful grant proposalsLead clinical teams across a variety of health care settingsLearners collaborating at a recent GCSRT workshop.

“GCSRT presents us with unique challenges. Wecollaborate not just across the continent but also aroundthe world—from San Francisco to the United ArabEmirates, from the United Kingdom to Trinidad.However,regardless of our locales, we all face the same challengesas physicians. This state-of-the-art education has fullyprepared me for the challenges I will face as the worldbecomes an increasingly smaller place.Sunil Saith, MDKeck School of MedicineUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles, California

Program ThemesThe program curriculum features five to six interactive webinars each month, as well as approximately85 prerecorded online lectures. In addition to the core coursework, you can personalize yourexperience by choosing an elective and a concentration that align with your interests.The program’s core curriculum falls under three primary themes:CLINICAL LEADERSHIP IN MEDICINEExpand your leadership abilities and acquire theskills and frameworks you need to: Manage a health care team in diverseclinical settingsPilot successful collaborations within andoutside your groupNavigate the complexities of the institutionManage conflicts that arise in a high-stakesenvironmentCONCENTRATIONSClinical TrialsEpidemiologyADVANCED STATISTICAL TOOLSLearn to utilize Stata statistical software andother advanced computing methods for: Analyzing longitudinal dataModeling regression and survival analysisRepresenting polynomial trends for time(e.g., linear or quadratic) and linear mixedeffects modelsIdentifying missing data in longitudinal andcross-sectional analysisGenerating polished figures and tablesELECTIVESDrug DevelopmentSecondary Analysis of Clinical TrialsSurvey Design

RESEARCH ETHICSExamine common challenges in the conduct andreview of biomedical human subjects research,including: Evolution of ethical codes and regulationsResponsibility of physicians as investigatorsPreparation of the research protocolapplication and informed consent documentsChallenges of conducting research involvingchildren and adolescentsCAPSTONE PROJECTFor the GCSRT capstone project,you will write a formal proposalbased on an original researchquestion. Faculty and peers willprovide feedback on your workthroughout the process.EXAMINATIONSTo demonstrate proficiency, you must passtwo multiple-choice question exams.Once completed, the capstoneprojects will be ranked by a facultypanel. The authors of the topproposals will be invited to presentat the final workshop in Boston.

FacultyThe GCSRT program is led by distinguished senior faculty members from Harvard Medical School,Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and other prominent academic institutions. All facultymembers are experts in their fields and draw on the latest literature and their practical experience toaddress the common challenges encountered in clinical research.PROGRAM DIRECTORSAjay K. Singh, MBBS, FRCP, MBAAssociate Director, GCSRT ProgramSenior Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical EducationDr. Singh is the director of the Master in Medical Sciences in Clinical Investigation program, headof Postgraduate Medical Education at Harvard Medical School, and executive director of the DubaiHarvard Foundation for Medical Research. He has led groundbreaking studies in anemia of kidneydisease, and is the author of more than 150 original contributions and review articles.Sagar Nigwekar, MBBSAssociate Director, GCSRT ProgramAssistant Professor, Harvard Medical SchoolAssistant Professor of Medicine, MassachusettsGeneral HospitalDjøra Soeteman, PhD, MAAssociate Director, GCSRT ProgramResearch Scientist, Center for Health DecisionScience, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

WORKSHOP FACULTYHeather Baer, ScDAssistant Professor of Medicine,Harvard Medical SchoolAssistant Professor of Epidemiology,Harvard T.H. Chan School ofPublic HealthAssociate Epidemiologist, Brigham andWomen’s HospitalJulie Buring, ScDProfessor of Medicine, Harvard MedicalSchoolProfessor of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public HealthSenior Epidemiologist, Brigham andWomen’s HospitalNiteesh Choudhry, MD, PhDProfessor of Medicine, HarvardMedical SchoolAssociate Physician, Divisionof Pharmacoepidemiology andPharmacoeconomics and theHospitalist Program, Brigham andWomen’s HospitalBrian Claggett, PhDAssistant Professor of Medicine,Harvard Medical SchoolTim Clayton, MScAssociate Professor of MedicalStatistics,London School of Hygiene andTropical Medicine,University of LondonGanmaa Davaasambuu, MD, PhDAssistant Professor of Medicine,Harvard Medical SchoolAssistant Professor, Harvard T.H. ChanSchool of Public HealthJeffrey M. Drazen, MDDistinguished Parker B. FrancisProfessor of Medicine, HarvardMedical SchoolChief of Pulmonary Medicine, Brighamand Women’s HospitalGroup Editor, New England Journal ofMedicineJohn P. Forman, MD, MScAssociate Physician, Brigham andWomen’s HospitalAssistant Professor of Medicine,Harvard Medical SchoolVanessa Garcia Larsen, PhDAssistant Professor,Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School ofPublic HealthBrian Healy, PhDAssistant Professor of Neurology,Harvard Medical SchoolAssistant Professor of Biostatistics,Harvard T.H. Chan School ofPublic HealthMiguel Hernán, MD, MPH, ScM, DrPHProfessor of Biostatistics andEpidemiology, Harvard T.H. ChanSchool of Public HealthFaculty, Harvard-MIT Division ofHealth Sciences and TechnologySusan Z. Kornetsky, MPHDirector of Clinical ResearchCompliance,Boston Children’s HospitalEldrin Foster Lewis, MD, MPHAssociate Professor of Medicine,Harvard Medical SchoolDirector of the CardiovascularClerkship Program, Brigham andWomen’s HospitalSayeed K. Malek, MD, FACSClinical Director of Transplant SurgeryPhysician Lead, Transplant QAPI,Brigham and Women’s HospitalAssistant Professor of Surgery,Harvard Medical SchoolFinnian R. Mc Causland, MBBCh,MMSc, FRCPI, PG CertMedEdFaculty Director for Global EducationAssistant Professor, Harvard MedicalSchoolMelvyn Menezes, PhD, MBAAssociate Professor,Boston University Questrom Schoolof Business

FacultyWORKSHOP FACULTY CONT.Sagar Nigwekar, MBBSAssistant Professor of Medicine,Harvard Medical SchoolAssistant Physician, MassachusettsGeneral HospitalJulie Paik, MD, ScD, MPHAssociate Physician, Brigham andWomen’s HospitalAssistant Professor of Medicine,Harvard Medical SchoolStuart Pocock, PhDProfessor of Medical Statistics,London School of Hygiene and TropicalMedicine, University of LondonJamie M. Robertson, PhD, MPHInstructor in Emergency Medicine,Harvard Medical SchoolAmil M. Shah, MD, MPHAssistant Professor of Medicine,Harvard Medical SchoolCardiovascular Medicine Specialist,Brigham and Women’s HospitalAneesh Singhal, MD, MBBSVice Chair, Department of Neurologyand Associate Professor of Neurology,Massachusetts General HospitalDjøra Soeteman, PhDResearch Scientist, Center for HealthDecision Science,Harvard T.H. Chan School of PublicHealthONLINE CURRICULUM FACULTYThomas Trikalinos, MD, PhDAssociate Professor, Health Services,Policy and Practice and Director,Center for Evidence-Based Medicine,Brown University School of PublicHealthRuth Wageman, PhDAssociate of the Department ofPsychology,Faculty of Arts and SciencesDepartment of Psychology,Harvard UniversitySushrut Waikar, MD, MPHAssociate Professor of Medicine,Harvard Medical SchoolDirector of Renal TranslationalResearch, Brigham and Women’sHospitalDavid Wypij, PhDAssociate Professor of Pediatrics,Harvard Medical SchoolSenior Lecturer on Biostatistics,Harvard T.H. Chan School of PublicHealthDirector, Statistics and DataCoordinating Center, Department ofCardiology, BostonChildren’s HospitalEthan Balk, MD, MPHAssociate Professor,Brown University School of Public HealthAndrew L. Beam, PhDAssistant Professor, Department ofEpidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School ofPublic HealthMaurizio Cecconi, MDProfessor of Anaesthesia and IntensiveCare, Humanitas Research HospitalMichael Cho, MDAssistant Professor of Medicine,Harvard Medical SchoolStephanie Eckman, PhDFellow in Survey Methodology,RTI InternationalGarrett Fitzmaurice, ScDProfessor of Psychiatry (Biostatistics),Harvard Medical SchoolProfessor of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public HealthDirector of Laboratory for PsychiatricBiostatistics, McLean HospitalChase H. Harrison, PhDAssociate Director, Program on SurveyResearchPreceptor in Survey Research, Departmentof Government

ONLINE CURRICULUM FACULTY CONT.Kathy Jenkins, MD, MPHProfessor of Pediatrics,Harvard Medical SchoolSenior Associate in Cardiology,Boston Children’s HospitalFlorian Keusch, PhD, MScAssistant Professor of Statistics andMethodology,University of MannheimS. David Kimball, PhDInterim Senior Vice President, Office ofResearch and Economic Developmentand Vice President, Innovation andResearch Commercialization,Rutgers UniversityMaralee McVean, PhDVice President, Pharmacology andToxicology Services,Pre-Clinical Research ServicesJessica Paulus, ScDInvestigator, Institute for ClinicalResearch and Health Studies, AssistantProfessor of Medicine, Tufts UniversitySchoolAdjunct Assistant Professor ofEpidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan Schoolof Public HealthGeoffrey Poitras, PhDProfessor of Finance,Simon Fraser UniversityParaneedharan Ramachandran, MDMedical Safety Officer, ImmunologyJanssen Pharmaceutical Companies ofJohnson & JohnsonMegan L. Ranney, MD, MPH, FACEPAssociate Professor of EmergencyMedicine, Alpert Medical SchoolAssociate Professor of Health Services,Policy and Practice, Brown UniversityRebecca Givens Rolland, EdDAdjunct Lecturer on EducationHarvard Graduate School of EducationPetra Sevcikova, PhDSenior Research Fellow, Health SystemsBlizard Institute – Barts and The LondonSchool of Medicine and DentistryRadley Christopher Sheldrick, PhDResearch Associate Professor, HealthLaw, Policy and Management,Boston University School of PublicHealthPriya Singhal, MD, MPHGlobal Head and Senior Vice President,Safety and Benefit Risk Management,Biogen, Inc.Mark Taubert, FRCP, MScClinical Director/Consultant in PalliativeMedicine,Honorary Senior Lecturer,Cardiff UniversityAdrienne Tierney, EdDPreceptor in Expository Writing,Harvard UniversityKatrin Uhlig, MD, MSSenior Medical Director,Rare Genetic Diseases,Agios PharmaceuticalsAdjunct Associate Professor,Tufts University School of Medicine

Who Are We Looking For?This program is designed for clinicians with an MD, PhD, DMD, DDS, PharmD, DNP or an equivalentdegree. In most cases, qualified candidates will have prior clinical research or proposal preparationexperience, and their work will have appeared in at least one publication.GCSRT is truly a global program: Throughout the years, our cohorts of students represent more than 75countries, including the United States, Canada, Brazil, Japan, the United Kingdom, Italy, South Africa,India, Australia, and many more. Past student participants have included chief physicians, directors,fellows, scientists and specialists. Most students have authored or contributed to research publications.Clinicians, residents and lecturers who demonstrated strong career interest in clinical research on theirapplication materials also were admitted to the program.

TestimonialsThe first workshop in London of the GCSRT program was extraordinary. The successful threeday collaboration of these accomplished health professionals from so many countries, ages andbackgrounds, working together in teams through the application of concepts and the designing ofstudies, was matched only by their clear enthusiasm for the process. As a faculty member, it waswithout doubt one of my most enjoyable and rewarding teaching experiences.Julie Buring, ScD, GCSRT Program FacultyProfessor of MedicineHarvard Medical SchoolProfessor of Epidemiology,Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public HealthSenior Epidemiologist,Brigham and Women’s HospitalOnline classes open up unique opportunities for individuals in my situation. Most participants havefull-time jobs and busy careers. I am very happy to be working with other members in my team.Lifelong learning is crucial to stay abreast of the innovations in the ever-changing field of medicalscience. This course is helping me and other participants obtain the tools to become better clinicians and researchers.Lubna Mirza, MDEndocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism,Norman Regional HospitalNorman, Oklahoma““

“GCSRT was the missing piece to complementmy experiences. It was the right way to get theknowledge and experience I needed to do the kindof job I wanted to do in clinical development. Thishas opened my eyes to not only pharma researchbut also academic research and has created infinitepossibilities.Caryn Lobel, MDNew York City, New York

AdmissionsAPPLICATION DEADLINESPlease check our website for the most up-to-date program deadlines.Once you are accepted to the program, payment is required either in full or through a paymentschedule. A 10 percent deposit by the deposit deadline date secures your place in the program.Tuition includes facility fees for the three workshops and access to all four lecture modules (summer,fall, winter and spring). Fees do not include supplemental books, supplies, software or workshop traveland accommodation expenses.ADDITIONAL APPLICATION AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION ISAVAILABLE ONLINE AT: HMS.HARVARD.EDU/GCSRT


Member of the Harvard Medical School and Harvard University Alumni Associations, and will be invited to attend GCSRT program alumni events throughout the year. Program Overview WORKSHOP 1: ONLINE June 21-25, 2022 WORKSHOP 2: BOSTON December 5-8, 2022 LONDON December 11-15, 2022 SHANGHAI December 17-21, 2022 WORKSHOP 3 & Certificate Award Ceremony: