Early Career Network

Launched in 2014, the Center on the Developing Child’s Early Career Network provides a forum for postdoctoral fellows and other early career scholars interested in issues related to child development, early adversity, and resilience. The group brings together new investigators from a variety of disciplines—including public health, education, psychology, cognitive neuroscience, genetics, and medicine—who are interested in advancing the Center’s mission.


Panelists speakingThe Center designed this cross-disciplinary experience to support the development of the next generation of researchers working at the intersection of the biological and social sciences. This group will work to expand an integrated knowledge base that will promote innovation in science, policy, and practice.

Members collaborate, share resources, and have opportunities to present and receive constructive feedback about their own research in a supportive environment. The 2016-17 academic year will feature “in-house” seminars taught by members, for members, to share expertise on topics of mutual interest to the group. Outside speakers have also been invited to present on topics beyond the scope of what members may be exposed to in their own research laboratories, settings, or career trajectories.

Membership in the Early Career Network is limited to Harvard postdoctoral researchers and is by invitation only, with recommendations taken from the Center’s Affiliated Faculty as well as from current members. All meetings are on Thursdays from 3:30-5:00 pm, with opportunities to get together for social hours after meetings. Meeting locations will alternate between the Cambridge and Longwood campuses.

If you would like to learn more about the possibility of joining, please contact Lisa Haidar.

Session Schedule 2016-17

Check back here for the complete 2016-17 session schedule, which will be posted soon!

To learn more about the possibility of joining the Early Career Network, please contact Lisa Haidar.

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