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Upcoming Events

2019 Dec 10

Shahin Lockman presents "The Botswana "Ya Tsie" HIV combination prevention project: what did we learn?" | A HOPE Phys Conference


Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 7:00am to 8:00am


Webinar or in person MGH Cox Building, 6th Floor Conference Room (breakfast will be provided)

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The Botswana "Ya Tsie" HIV combination prevention project: what did we learn?
Dr. Shahin Lockman, an infectious-disease trained clinician, has conducted epidemiologic, implementation science, and clinical trials investigation related to HIV-1 in Botswana since 1996, with a focus on optimizing treatment of pregnant women living with HIV and their children. She leads the Botswana Clinical Trials Unit at the Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership (BHP) and mentors many early stage investigators and students (from the US and Africa) on a range of HIV-related clinical research projects in Botswana.
2019 Dec 18

Bioinformatics Monthly Breakfast


Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 9:00am to 10:30am


Harvard Medical School, Jeffrey Modell Center for Immunology, Room 100A

The Harvard Chan Bioinformatics Core (HBC) is hosting imonthly community breakfasts on the last Wednesday of the month from from 9:00 - 10:30am.

Come join for breakfast and good conversation!

These breakfasts provide the opportunity to:

  • Learn about bioinformatics training opportunities and community resources available
  • Discuss bioinformatics-related questions
  • Help foster a local bioinformatics community
  • Get to know the HBC analysts and trainers, in addition to members from other facilities associated with bioinformatics research (in one way or another), including the Single Cell CoreHMS Research Computing, and BCH Research Computing

There is no registration for this event, just show up! We plan to have (brief) introductions at 9:30 AM, but other than that the time is yours to mingle and meet others in the LMA bioinformatics community. We welcome anyone with bioinformatics questions or just an interest in bioinformatics to attend, in addition to other bioinformaticians looking for a community.

Location: HMS’ Jeffrey Modell Center for Immunology**, Room 100A

**Detailed directions to Modell Center: Enter Armenise from HMS Quad, then turn left at the security desk. The Modell center will be to the right as you walk down the hallway, follow the signs to it.

More information about these breakfast events can be found at

2020 Feb 11

POSTPONED Mentoring the Mentors Workshop for HIV Researchers


Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 8:00am to 5:00pm


Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, HMS The Pechet Room 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115

Register for the Workshop 

Meeting Agenda

Drs. Ingrid Bassett, Jessica Haberer, Bisola Ojikutu, and Markella Zanni are pleased to bring the well-established “Mentoring the Mentors” Workshop for HIV Researchers to Harvard Medical School (led by the UCSF workshop leaders and experts in the field).

This one-day abridged workshop (modeled after the two-day program held at UCSF since 2012) is an intensive and interactive meeting designed to provide faculty in HIV research with the tools for more effective mentoring, especially of mentees of diversity (defined mainly as those from underrepresented racial/ethnic minorities).

The workshop discusses barriers related to being an early career investigator of diversity (e.g. microaggressions, unconscious bias), and features didactic and interactive sessions on practical tips for mentoring, including sessions on distance mentoring, funding sources for mentoring efforts, time management, leadership styles, manuscript writing, grant writing, individual development plans, teaching work-life balance to mentees, alternative funding strategies, forming teams, etc.

Descriptions and findings from UCSF workshops ( 1st workshop, 2nd workshop, 3rd workshop) are found here.

Eligible Participants: Harvard-affiliated investigators with a faculty appointment currently mentoring early career researchers engaged and/or interested in HIV research.

Registration for the workshop has been extended.  Registrants accepted to participate in the workshop will be notified by email.  Space is limited.

group photo

See also: Symposia
2020 Feb 26

Are you writing a K? Get practical advice.


Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 12:15pm to 4:00pm


Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, HMS, Rotunda Room, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115

Are you writing a K? Get practical advice.

This workshop is appropriate for clinical and basic science researchers from all fields.  K99 applications will not be discussed in detail.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
12:15 - 1:00 Networking Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 Program Workshop
3:15 - 4:00 Optional Session on Administrative Components

Joseph B. Martin Conference Center
Rotunda Room

77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02155 

Featuring via teleconference:
Robin Huebner, PhD, MPH  
NIAID Program Officer

Register here to reserve your space:

Meeting Presenters:

Ingrid Bassett MD, MPH; Kenneth Freedberg MD, MSc; Jodi Kurtz MS, CRA; Rochelle Walensky MD, MPH; Athe Tsibris MD

See also: Symposia