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HST looking for new course proposals

The Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST) is seeking proposals for developing innovative educational courses that bring together scientists and engineers with research-oriented physicians and others at MIT, Harvard Medical School and its affiliated teaching hospitals.

HST is looking to develop undergraduate or graduate interdisciplinary courses involving engineers, life scientists and physician scientists that increase our understanding of biological and health sciences as applied to the improvement of health care. Especially desirable are courses that fall within one or more of the five focus areas: biomedical engineering/biological physics, medical sciences and molecular medicine, imaging sciences and technology, bioinformatics and medical informatics, and experimental therapeutics.

Anyone interested should submit a brief abstract describing the scope, mission and frequency of the educational program, a one-page outline of the prospective syllabus with any prerequisites, two-page biosketches (NIH or similar format) of the principal instructors, and a detailed support budget not to exceed $20,000 for development of a one-semester course, as well as an estimated annual budget necessary to sustain the course offering.

Three copies of the proposal are due by April 1 and should be delivered to either HST co-director: Martha L. Gray in Rm E25-519, or Joseph V. Bonventre, Harvard Medical School, MEC213, 260 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on March 4, 1998.

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