114. NeuroMex Project, Boston, MA

The NeuroMex project is a collaboration between the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Stanley Center at the Broad Institute, and the National Institute of Psychiatry in Mexico with specific aims to:

  1. Expand knowledge of the genetic architecture of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in Mexico through large-scale sample collection, analysis and follow-up.
  2. Increase understanding of the genetics of Mexican populations
  3. Enhance neuropsychiatric genetic research capacity in Mexico through the training of scientists and support the development of locally led research programs... Read more about 114. NeuroMex Project, Boston, MA

113. Reconstruction and Mechanics of the Middle Ear Lab, Massachusetts Eye & Ear, Boston, MA

Please note: Applying for this internship will not count against the three application limit. You do not need to receive permission to submit an additional application for this internship.

The Reconstruction and Mechanics of the Middle Ear lab under Aaron Remenschneider, MD, MPH at Massachusetts Eye & Ear in downtown Boston studies a variety of pathologies and novel engineering solutions to problems faced in the middle ear, which includes the tympanic membrane (eardrum) and ossicles (bones of hearing). Current projects in the lab include 3D printing of novel biodegradable grafts for tympanic membrane repair, investigation of tympanic membrane remodeling in chinchilla models and human histopathological samples, and studying the acoustics of the middle ear following various reconstruction procedures. We also use human temporal bone specimens to improve our understanding of changes that occur following surgery during life. Tympanic membrane perforations occur following traumatic injury, cholesteatoma, and chronic otitis media. One of the current problems with tympanic membrane repair is the lack of biomimetic circular/radial collagen structure in remodeled graft materials, leading to variable hearing outcomes. Our lab is creating biomimetic 3D printing grafts and studying the properties of these in vitro and in vivo.... Read more about 113. Reconstruction and Mechanics of the Middle Ear Lab, Massachusetts Eye & Ear, Boston, MA

333. Greater Boston Legal Services - Elder, Health & Disability Unit, Boston, MA

Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) is one of the largest providers of civil legal aid in New England. We provide legal representation and counsel to over 10,000 people each year to prevent and resolve issues of homelessness, domestic violence, inability to access medical care, wage theft, consumer fraud, elder abuse, and other emerging issues that arise in vulnerable populations. Our free civil legal aid helps individuals and families achieve justice and meet their basic needs, such as food, housing, and access to health care. As an organization, we are committed to public service and to mentoring students and young lawyers who wish pursue public service careers.

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331. Joint Committee on Public Health, Boston, MA

Please Note: This internship is co-sponsored with the IOP, and therefore you should apply through the HGHI-IOP funding source in CARAT. The IOP has a strict two-application limit for opportunities they fund, which includes internships that are co-sponsored with HGHI.

The Joint Committee on Public Health considers all matters concerning the public health of the Commonwealth and such other matters as referred to it.  The Committee reviews, drafts and reports legislation relating to public health and also reviews other issues or matters relative to public health in Massachusetts.... Read more about 331. Joint Committee on Public Health, Boston, MA

112. The Alter Lab at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard, Harvard

Officially established in February 2009 at MGH, MIT and Harvard, The Phillip T. and Susan M. Ragon Institute has the dual mission: to contribute to the accelerated discovery of an HIV/AIDS vaccine and subsequently to establish itself as a world leader in the collaborative study of immunology.

Dr. Alter is PI of the largest lab at the Ragon Institute. Dr. Alter’s research interests lie at the intersection of the innate immune response and the adaptive humoral immune response, with a focus on defining the role of innate immune recruiting antibodies in providing specificity to the innate immune system to kill virally infected cells. In this capacity, Dr. Alter has developed a suite of antibody profiling assays that aim at gaining a deeper appreciation of the correlates of humoral immune activity against HIV and beyond.... Read more about 112. The Alter Lab at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard, Harvard

106. International Quality Improvement Collaborative, Boston

The vision of the International Quality Improvement Collaborative for Congenital Heart Disease (IQIC) is to facilitate a collaborative of healthcare teams from around the world creating a culture of culture of safety and quality for care for congenital heart disease. The IQIC mission is to reduce mortality and major complications for congenital heart disease in low- and middle-income countries. ... Read more about 106. International Quality Improvement Collaborative, Boston

102. Harvard University Center for AIDS Research, Harvard

This internship is offered by the Harvard University Center for AIDS Research (HU CFAR)- Community Engaged Research Program (CERP) in partnership with Fenway Health/ AIDS Action Committee (AAC). Community engagement, partnership, education and outreach are key priorities within the Harvard University CFAR which span across all Cores.

The Community Engaged Research Program (CERP) within the Bio-Behavioral and Community Science Core was developed to support these priority areas. CERP connects faculty members with the communities that their research will impact and engages those communities in the research process. CERP works to identify and establish research collaborations with community organizations and provides guidance to faculty members, particularly early career investigators, who would like to engage in research involving communities at highest risk of HIV infection.... Read more about 102. Harvard University Center for AIDS Research, Harvard

340. Innovation & Digital Health Accelerator, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston

Through the creation of the Innovation and Digital Health Accelerator, Boston Children’s reinforces a commitment to, and investment in pediatric innovation. We are combining our data, clinical expertise, and health care technology development experience, with leading worldwide industry partners – including start-ups – to transform health care. We work to surface, support and accelerate Boston Children’s innovations for the purpose of improving pediatric care Until Every Child is Well. Today, there is a new level of investment and urgency behind accelerating innovations and expanding our reach globally.... Read more about 340. Innovation & Digital Health Accelerator, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston

103. Duraisingh Lab, Harvard

The Duraisingh Laboratory studies the biology and pathogenesis of human malaria and Babesia parasites using molecular, genetic and cell biological approaches. Specifically, we are interested in the mechanism by which these parasites invade red blood cells, the regulation of parasite virulence genes by epigenetic mechanisms, and the effect of red blood cell variation on malaria infection. Preference will be given to students with experience or coursework in molecular biology, genetics, biology, or infectious diseases. ... Read more about 103. Duraisingh Lab, Harvard