ORC Career Talk for Research Staff: Should I Get a Master’s Degree?

Organized By:

Office for Research Careers


Marshall A. Wolf Conference Center

Start Time:

March 26, 2024 3:00 pm EST

End Time:

March 26, 2024 4:00 pm EST

If I’m a clinical or lab research assistant with a bachelor’s degree, should I get a master’s? If so, in what?

In this event for entry-level research staff, we’ll hear from recent grads with master’s degrees (MBA, MPH, MS) about their journey, why they decided to get a master’s degree, and whether they’d do it again. Bring your questions — or better yet, submit them in advance when you register!


Frank David
Frank David, MD, PhD
Innovation Strategist, Brigham Research Institute; Managing Director, Pharmagellan; Professor of the Practice of Biotech, Tufts University


Chen Cao, MPH
Manager, MGB Emerging Technologies and Solutions

Leah Santacroce, MS
Programmer Analyst, BWH Division of Rheumatology, Inflammation, and Immunity

Sara Zent, MBA
Administrative Director, BWH Division of Cardiac Surgery


Marshall A. Wolf Conference Center

Hale Building for Transformative Medicine (Hale BTM)
From 60 Fenwood Road:
Enter at 60 Fenwood Rd lobby entrance.

Take the lobby staircase to the 2nd floor. Walk past the balcony overlooking the atrium and take the stairs on the left (Stair 2) to the 3rd floor. Once on the 3rd floor, exit the stairwell and take a right. The room is to your right through the double glass door, straight ahead.

Take S Elevator to 3rd floor. Take a right out of the elevator. The room is past the stairwell, on your right through the double glass doors