Program Overview

The HMS China Clinical Trials program provides clinicians and clinician-scientists advanced training in the methods and conduct of clinical research. In addition to covering basic concepts in epidemiology, biostatistics, study design and research ethics, the course will tap into a global network of like-minded colleagues to foster an exchange of information and the opportunity to collaborate.

    • Curriculum

      Learning Objectives

      The program will take a deep dive into the workshop curriculum through various modes of learning. Through lectures on hospital operations and site visits, participants will get a behind-the-scenes look at how safer, higher quality health care is delivered in Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

      Participants will also gain access to the latest innovation and expertise from hospital leaders through Harvard Business School case studies and panel discussions. Course faculty will address the curriculum using a selected quality or safety challenge to help translate knowledge into practice.

      The objectives of this workshop are:

      • To understand the drug discovery and developmental pathway – the pitfalls and opportunities
      • To understand the importance of leadership and teamwork in drug development
      • To recognize how evidence from observational research and clinical trials inform strategy and implementation
    • Faculty

      Program Director

      Ajay K. Singh, MBBS, FRCP, MBA

      Senior Associate Dean for Postgraduate Medical Education


      Ebrahim Barkoudah, MD, MPH, FACP, FHM
      Instructor in Medicine
      Harvard Medical School

      Kenneth B. Christopher, MD, SM
      Assistant Professor of Medicine
      Harvard Medical School

      Vanessa Garcia-Larsen, PhD, MSc
      Assistant Professor
      Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

      Susan Z. Kornetsky, MPH
      Director of Clinical Research Compliance
      Boston Children's Hospital

      Melvyn Menezes, PhD, MBA
      Associate Professor of Marketing
      Boston University

      Paula Sandler, PhD
      Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

      Aneesh Singhal, MD
      Associate Professor of Neurology
      Harvard Medical School