Purpose

The New England Science Symposium, established in 2002,  provides a forum for  postdoctoral fellows; medical, dental and graduate students; post-baccalaureates; college and community college  students (particularly for African-American, Hispanic/Latino and American Indian/Alaska Native individuals) to  share  their biomedical and health-related research  activities through oral or poster presentations, to engage in discussions  related to  career development  in the sciences,  to  exchange ideas and to expand their professional networks.

Abstract Submission and Registration

Abstract submission deadline has passed for NESS 2014.

Online registration for New England Science Symposium (NESS) is now closed.  Walk-in Registration will be available at the Symposium on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School located at 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, Massachusetts.

Agenda

Please click here for the 2014 Agenda.

Click here for DIRECTIONS pdf

Awards

Ruth and William Silen, M.D. Awards

The Ruth and William Silen, M.D. Awards recognize participants who deliver outstanding oral presentations and who create exceptional scientific posters.

PAST RECIPIENTS


Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Awards

The Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Awards recognize one oral and one poster presenter who deliver outstanding cancer-related presentations.

PAST RECIPIENTS


Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research Postdoctoral Awards

Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research Postdoctoral Awards recognize postdoctoral participants who create outstanding scientific posters.

PAST RECIPIENTS


The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Department of
Neonatology Award

The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Department of Neonatology Award recognizes one outstanding neonatology-related poster presentation. 

PAST RECIPIENTS


The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Division of
Nephrology Award

The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Division of Nephrology Award recognizes one outstanding kidney function or kidney disease-related poster presentation.

PAST RECIPIENTS


Parcell Laboratories Stem Cell and
Regenerative Medicine Awards

Parcell Laboratories Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Award recognizes one outstanding stem cell/regenerative medicine-related poster presentation.  

PAST RECIPIENTS

Sponsors

Harvard Medical School
Minority Faculty Development Program (MFDP)

The Minority Faculty Development Program (est. 1990) of the Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership (est. 2002; originally named Faculty Development and Diversity) sponsors programs for the development of Harvard Medical School faculty and trainees, with an emphasis on mentoring and leadership, as well as programs that are designed to reach out to the pre-college, college, graduate and postdoctoral populations with the goal of bringing outstanding, underrepresented minority students into the biomedical science pipeline.

Biomedical Science Careers Program (BSCP)

BSCP was founded in 1991 by MFDP in collaboration with the Massachusetts Medical Society and the New England Board of Higher Education to identify, inform, support and provide mentoring for academically outstanding minority students and fellows ranging from middle school to postdoctoral level.

Harvard Catalyst|The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center

Founded in 2008, Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center is dedicated to improving human health by enabling collaboration and providing tools, training, and technologies to clinical and translational investigators. As a shared enterprise of Harvard University, Harvard Catalyst resources are available to all Harvard faculty, regardless of institutional affiliation or academic degree.

Contact

For more information, please contact:

Harvard Medical School
Pinar Kilicci-Kret
Phone: 617-432-5580
pinar_kilicci-kret@hms.harvard.edu

Biomedical Science Careers Program
Lise D. Kaye
Phone: 617-432-0552
lise_kaye@hms.harvard.edu