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Academic Year 2017 - 2018


Postdoc Development Seminar: Communication Series

Communicating Your Science to the General Public
Co-Sponsored by the Mass General Post-Doc Association and the Post Doctoral Division
Date: August 8, 2018
Public scientific literacy has never been more crucial for society, and raising private research funds has never been more important to keep your lab running. These issues both require researchers to disseminate their science! This seminar helped participants learn strategies and tactics for effectively sharing their hard work.

Postdoc Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation
Date: August 1, 2018
This was an exclusive event for MGH Research Fellows/Post Docs. New Research Fellows were encouraged to attend our orientation lunch where we covered career development resources and opportunities available to you here at the MGH. Participants also had the chance to meet staff from the Office for Research Career Development, the Post Doctoral Division, volunteers from the MGPA and, of course, other post docs!

Faculty Development Series: Work-Life Balance

Business of Life Workshop
Sponsored by the Office for Women's Careers
Date: August 2, 2018
Facilitator: Allison Rimm, President & CEO, Allison Rimm and Associates, LLC;
  Former MGH Senior VP of Strategic Planning and Information Management
In this highly experimental workshop, participants learned how to apply the
principles of strategic planning to achieve their personal and professional goals
while deriving greater fulfillment from their lives. They learned a systematic
process to examine their personal skills, talents and passions.

Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Grant Writing Series: NIH Specific Aims Workshop
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
Date: July 16, 2018
Speaker: Richa Saxena, PhD, Associate Professor of Anaesthesia, HMS;
   Principal Investigator, Center for Genomic Medicine, MGH; Phyllis and    Jerome Lyle Rappaport MGH Research Scholar
Coaches: MGH faculty with extensive NIH funding and review experience
The Specific Aims section of your grant application is your chance to make a
great first impression with NIH reviewers. This workshop helped participants
polish this important part of their grant.

Graduate Student & Postdoc Event: Networking Series

Annual Networking Barbecue
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Division, Post Doctoral Division, and Mass General Postdoc Association
Date: June 28, 2018
This outdoor event was designed for MGH graduate students and postdocs to meet and interact in a relaxed environment.

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

21st Annual Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards Luncheon
Sponsored by the Office for Women's Careers
Date: June 21, 2018
This annual luncheon celebration provided the Claflin Distinguished Scholar Award recipients from 1997 to 2018 the opportunity to meet and network.
Click here to view the 2018 award recipients.

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series (ACAS)

Academic Career Advancement Series (ACAS)
The annual Academic Career Advancement Series (ACAS) helped MGH faculty better understand the process of academic advancement and promotion. Each panel featured an MGH faculty from department leadership, a recently promoted faculty colleague, and a representative from the HMS Office for Faculty Affairs.
Session I- Area of Excellence: Investigation
Date: June 7, 2018
Panelists: Steven Greenberg, MD, PhD, Vice-Chair, Faculty Development and
  Promotions, MGH; Jonathan Matsui, PhD, Senior Program Director, Faculty
  Promotions, HMS; Emily Hyle, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, HMS;
  Moderated by Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine, HMS and Director,
  Office for Research Career Development, MGH.
Click here to view Dr. Emily Hyle's slides.
Click here to view the handouts.

Session II- Areas of Excellence: Clinical Expertise and Innovation & Teaching and Educational Leadership
Date: June 13, 2018
Panelists: David Brown, MD, Chief, Emergency Medicine, MGH;
  Carol Bates, MD, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Associate Professor
   of Medicine, HMS; Rachel Rosovsky, MD,Assistant Professor of Medicine,
  HMS; Moderated by Theodore Stern, MD, Ned H. Cassem Professor of
  Psychiatry in the Field of Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation, HMS and
  Director, Office for Clinical Careers, MGH.
Click here to view Dr. David Brown's slides.
Click here to view the handouts.

Session III- Instructor to Assistant Professor
Date: June 18, 2018
Panelists: Jeffrey Ecker, MD, Chief, Obstetrics and Gynecology, MGH;
  Jonathan Matsui, PhD, Senior Program Director, Faculty Promotions, HMS;
  Jason Wasfy, MD, MPhil, Assistant Professor of Medicine, HMS;
  Moderated by Nancy Rigotti, MD, Professor of Medicine, HMS and Director,
  Office for Women’s Careers, MGH.
Click here to view Dr. Jonathan Matsui's slides.
Click here to view the handouts.


Session IV- Crafting Your CV Narrative
Date: June 20, 2018
Facilitator: Theodore Stern, MD, Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the
  Field of Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation, HMS and Director, Office for
  Clinical Careers, MGH.
Click here to view the handouts.

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Series

Research Integrity and Data Management
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
Date: June 14, 2018
Speakers: Gretchen Brodnicki, JD, Dean for Faculty and Research
   Integrity, HMS
Jessica Haberer, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS; Director,
   Global Health Research, MGH
The final Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) session of the 2017-2018 academic year discussed: management of research data for publication and sharing and research integrity in collaborations and publications.
Click here to view Dr. Gretchen Brodnicki's slides.
Click here to view Dr. Jessica Haberer's slides.

Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Beyond the Research Plan: Bits and Pieces of the NIH R01 Grant
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
Date: May 23, 2018
Facilitator: Dennis Brown, PhD Professor of Medicine, HMS; Director of the
  Office for Research Career Development, Director of the Program in
  Membrance Biology, and Associate Director of the Center for Systems Biology,
  MGH
There are many sections beyond the research plan that are critical for the success of an NIH research grant. This seminar discussed these R01 application "bits and pieces," including budget justifiction, rigor and reproducibility, resource sharing plan, validation of key resources, letters of support/collaboration, human subjects and vertebrate animals. Details and examples for each section were discussed, as well as key criticisms and 'deal breakers' that can arise during a grant's review.
Click here to view the Presentation Slides.
Click here to view the handouts.

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Annual Research Fellow Poster Celebration
Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division
Date: May 16, 2018
The PDD Annual Research Fellow Poster Celebration showcased the research accomplishments of MGH Research Fellows.

Faculty Development Seminar: Negotiation Series

Negotiation Boot Camp
Sponsored by the Office for Women's Careers
Date: May 21, 2018
Facilitators: Robert C. Bordone, JD, Thaddeus R. Beal Clinical Professor of
  Law, Harvard, Law School and Director, Harvard Negotiation and Mediation
  Clinic
Joan A. Sapir, EdM, MBA, Senior Vice President, Neuroscience, Pediatrics and
  Dermatology
Merit E. Cudkowicz, MD, MSc, Chief, Neurology Service, Director, Amyotrophic
  Lateral Sclerosis Clinic, and Co-Director, Neuromuscular Division
This workshop helped participants learn the basics of negotiation. MGH senior leadership and workshop facilitators have demonstrated how you can apply them to become a more confident negotiator moving forward.

Faculty Development Seminar: Leadership Series

10th Annual Nancy J. Tarbell, MD Lectureship Series
Date: May 9, 2018
Featured Speaker: Elizabeth "Betsy" Nabel, MD, President of Brigham Health,
  Professor of Medicine, HMS
This special lecture commemorated Faculty Development Month. This annual event was named in honor of Nancy J. Tarbell, MD, the founding director of the MGH Center for Faculty Development.

Responsible Conduct of Research Series

Responsible Mentorship in the Research Lab
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018
Facilitator: Carlos A. Camargo Jr., MD, DrPH, Conn Chair, Emergency Medicine,
  MGH; Founder, Emergency Medicine Network; Professor of Emergency
  Medicine, HMS; Professor of Medicine, HMS; Professor of Epidemiology,
  Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
This interactive seminar covered the responsibilities of mentors and mentees, and the characteristics of good mentoring relationships at all stages of a research career. More specifically, this seminar discussed the best practices for an effective mentor, transitioning from mentee to mentor, and where to find mentors for mid-career advancement.

Faculty Development Seminar: Networking Series

Meet and Greet Networking Lunch with Shelly F. Greenfield, MD, MPH
Sponsored by the Office for Women's Careers
Date: April 24, 2018
The April guest of honor, Shelly F. Greenfield, MD, MPH, is the editor in chief of the Harvard Review of Psychiatry and a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. She shared her personal career story as a clinican, researcher, and hospital leader.

Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Speaking Up and Giving Feedback: Mastering Conversations Up and Down the Ladder
Sponsored by the Office for Clinical Careers
Date: April 11, 2018
Facilitator: Rebecca D. Minehart, MD, MSHPed, Assistant Professor, HMS;
  Assistant Director of Residency Program and Director of Obstetric Anesthesia
  Fellowship, Dept. of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine, MGH
This interactive workshop discussed the importance of speaking up across authority gradients, as well as giving effective receiver-focused feedback. An array of strategies and techniques had been taught and demonstrated. Using simulated cases, participants had opportunities to practice these skills in a safe and supported environment.
Click here to view the presentation slides

 

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Drafting Your Chief's Letter
Date: April 5, 2017
Speaker: Theodore Stern, MD, Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the
  Field of Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation, HMS; Director of the Office for
  Clinical Careers, Chief Emeritus of the Avery D. Weisman, MD, Psychiatry
  Consultation Service, and Director of the Thomas P. Hackett Center for
  Scholarship in Psychosomatic Medicine, MGH
This interactive session focused on the structure and components of the department head nominating letter also known as 'the Chief's Letter'. Using a real life example, participants learnt how to write a compelling and convincing letter for the Harvard Medical School promotion committees and convey their story in order for their promotion to move forward.
Click here to view the presentation slides.

Postdoc Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Becoming a Leader: Cultivating Leadership Skills for Career Advancement
Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division
Date: April 2, 2018
Facilitator: Lauren Celano, CEO, Propel Careers This seminar focused on cultivating leadership skills during a Ph.D. or postdoctoral program. Tangible examples were provided on how to become involved with student clubs, academic groups, industry organizations, non-profit organizations, and networking groups to build leadership, management, presentation, communication, networking, and interpersonal skills.

Postdoc Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation
Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018
This is an exclusive event for MGH Research Fellows/Post Docs. New Research Fellows were encouraged to attend our orientation lunch where we covered career development resources and opportunities available to you here at the MGH. Participants also had the chance to meet staff from the Office for Research Career Development, the Post Doctoral Division, volunteers from the MGPA and, of course, other post docs!

Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Achieving Research Independence: Advice from the NIH
Date: Monday, March 26, 2018
Facilitator: P. Kay Lund, PhD, Director, Division of Biomedical Research,   National Institutes of Health
This seminar provided tips and strategies for making a successful transition from mentored researcher to independent principal investigator (PI), and the
NIH funding mechanisms to support your research.
Click here to view Part I of the Presentation Slides
Click here to view Part II of the Presentation Slides

GSD Educational Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Acing Your Interview
Co-sponsored by the Graduate Student Division and the Post Doctoral Division
Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018
Facilitator: Lauren Celano, MBA, Founder and CEO, Propel Careers
This educational seminar provided tips and advice on:
    • how to perform research on the company and interviewers
    • how to prepare potential interview questions
    • how to customize your response to the interview questions
    • how to create your own “elevator speech”
    • how to handle behavioral focused interview questions
    • how to succeed during an interview
    • how to follow up after an interview

Faculty Development Series: Management Series

Managing Your Lab in the Electronic Age
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
This program had discussed how the management of a research program evolves with the use of an electronic lab (ELN). Using an ELN can mean changes in how you lead your lab, including oversight of experiments and lab meetings; and preparation of grants and publications. Participants heard how PIs have achieved this transition, and enhanced their lab management.

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Cancelled- Innovative Women Speak: How to Turn Your Ideas Into Patents
Sponsored by the Office for Women's Careers
Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018
In this Office for Women’s Careers program, representatives from Partners Innovation discussed how they can help you access industry collaborations, venture investing, and licensing expertise. In addition, women inventors from the MGH faculty shared their experiences moving ideas through the patent and licensing process. This seminar has provided participants with the knowledge
to advance their career by moving their ideas into the business development
space.

Faculty Development Seminar: Negotiation Series

Managing Difficult Conversations
Date: Thursday, March 1, 2018
Facilitator: Gillien Todd, JD,Lecturer, Harvard Law School and Harvard
   Graduate School of Education; Consultant, Triad Consulting Group
The seminar focused on the structure of difficult conversations and the systematic errors we make when trying to discuss sensitive or emotional topics. In addition, it explored the mental shifts that can help you change your difficult conversations into learning conversations.
Click here for "A Quick Cheatsheet on Difficult Conversations"

Postdoc Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

How to Evaluate, Build and Highlight Transferable Skills Workshop
Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division
Date: Friday, February 23, 2018
Facilitator: Lauren Celano, MBA, Founder and CEO, Propel Careers
Lauren Celano of Propel Careers discussed evaluating, building and highlighting transferable skills. She provided insight on how to evaluate transferable skills and which skills are valued in various careers. Through this seminar, Lauren shared common non-scientific skills that scientists can apply towards their desired career. She also provided guidance on how to package scientific and non-scientific skills on resumes, cover letters, and during interviews.

 

Mass General Postdoc Association

MGPA Portraits and Networking
Sponsored by the MGPA
Date: Friday, February 16, 2018
Join the MGPA for our Portraits and Networking program. Participants had the opportunity to have a professional headshot taken, enjoy refreshments and mingle with other post docs.

Responsible Conduct of Research

Responsibilities of Scientific Peer Reviewers
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Discussion Leaders: Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine, HMS;
   Associate Director, Center for Systems Biology, MGH; Director, Office for
  Research Career Development, MGH
Hensin Tsao, MD, PhD, Professor of Dermatology, HMS; Clinical Director,
   MGH Melanoma & Pigmented Lesion Center
This RCR seminar presented an overview of the scientific peer review process, including journal guidelines and unwritten rules; ethical considerations for reviewers; and case studies of peer review challenges and solutions.

Click here for What is Peer Review?
Click here for COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers
Click here for Criteria for Judgment
Click here for Case:Pandering to the Public


GSD Educational Seminar: Career Advancement Series

How to Survive Graduate School? We Did it! So Can You!
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Division
Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018
Panelists: Camilla Engblom, PhD, Harvard Immunology Program,
  Dr. Mikael Pittet’s lab, MGH Center for Systems Biology.
Vinidhra Mani, PhD Candidate, Harvard Immunology Program,
  Dr. Thorsten Mempel's Lab, MGH Center for Immunology and
  Inflammatory Diseases.
Moderator: Thilo Deckersbach, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology,
  Harvard Medical School, Director, MGH Graduate Student Division,
  Associate Director, Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation,
  Associate Director, Division of Neurotherapeutics.
This panel discussion featured two of your graduate student colleagues. Come hear from them what it took to get through their graduate school years.
Participants have learned how to stay motivated and focused through the graduate school; deliver their work and ask for feedback; gain confidence and enjoy their graduate school years.

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

"Making Connections to Get Ahead"
Sponsored by the Office for Clinical Careers
Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Facilitator: Theodore Stern, MD, Director, Office for Clinical Careers;
  Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Psychosomatic
  Medicine/Consultation, HMS; and Chief Emeritus,
  Avery D. Weisman, MD, Psychiatry Consultation Service, MGH
This seminar has helped participants with steps to take at their next academic society meeting, at MGH and elsewhere... it’s all about the connections you need to become more well-known!
Click here to view the presentation slides

 

Postdoc Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch
Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division
Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2018
This is an exclusive event for MGH Research Fellows/Post Docs. New Research Fellows were encouraged to attend our orientation lunch where we covered career development resources and opportunities available to you here at the MGH. Participants also had the chance to meet staff from the Office for Research Career Development, the Post Doctoral Division, volunteers from the MGPA and, of course, other post docs!

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

How to Format the HMS CV
Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018
Facilitator: Joelle Lomax, PhD Program Director for Faculty Appointments, Office for Faculty Affairs, HMS
The Office for Faculty Affairs at Harvard Medical School (HMS) went over details of the HMS CV format, including recent changes to the formatting requirements. This seminar was particularly helpful for faculty who are thinking about or preparing for academic promotion.

Postdoc Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Speed Networking for Post Docs with Special Guests
Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division
Date:Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Participants met MGH leaders, fellow post docs,and alum in this fun and informative networking program hosted by the Post Doctoral Division. They learned about potential career pathways and opportunities, found collaborators and got to know their colleagues!

Mass General Postdoc Association

MGPA Portraits and Networking
Sponsored by the MGPA
Date: Friday, January 19, 2018
Participants had the opportunity to have a professional headshot taken, enjoy refreshments and mingle with other post docs.

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Can I/Should I Be Promoted? A Discussion for Clinical Faculty
Sponsored by the Office for Clinical Careers
Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Facilitator: Theodore Stern, MD, Director of the Office for Clinical Careers, MGH;
  Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Psychosomatic
  Medicine Consultation, HMS
This interactive seminar designed for MGH clinical faculty with HMS academic appointments helped participants:
- Consider the possibilities regarding promotion
- Understand the promotion process for clinical faculty
- Consider priorities and achieve career goals
Click here to view the presentation slides

Responsible Conduct of Research

Responsible Authorship, Part II: Case Studies
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018
Facilitator: Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Office
   for Research Career Development
In this RCR seminar, case studies of authorship disputes and resolutions were used as a basis for discussions about successful collaborations, authorship determination, and dispute resolution.

Faculty Development Seminar: Negotiation Series

Conflict Management at Work
Co-sponsored with the Graduate Student Division
Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Facilitator: Melissa Brodrick, Harvard Medical School Ombudsperson
This interactive seminar explored the benefits of understanding conflict and provided a pragmatic, situational approach to conflict resolution. Melissa Brodrick demonstrated how and when to use the conflict-handling styles effectively and coached participants to initiate productive dialogue to deal with conflict situations.
Click here to view the presentation slides

Responsible Conduct of Research

Avoiding Conflict of Interest
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
Date: Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Facilitator: Udo Hoffman, MD, Professor of Radiology, HMS; Division Chief,
   Cardiovascular Imaging; and Director, Cardiac MR PET CT Program
This Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) seminar discussed avoiding conflicts of interest that may arise in various aspects of research, including those related to:
 • Collaborations
 • Financial gain
 • Peer review

Postdoc Development Seminar: Communication Series

Scientific Writing Workshop
Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division
Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Facilitator: Theodore Stern, MD, Director of the Office for Clinical Careers, MGH;
  Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Psychosomatic
  Medicine Consultation, HMS

Postdoc Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch
Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division
Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2017
This session gave new MGH Research Fellows an overview of the resources, programs and events offered by the Office for Research Career Development (ORCD), the Post Doctoral Division (PDD), and the Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA).

GSD Educational Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Looking Your Best on Paper: Building a High Impact CV or Resume
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Division
Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017
Facilitator: Lauren Celano, MBA, Founder and CEO, Propel Careers
This seminar will helped graduate students prepare their CV/Resume for academia, industry or for a more general career exploration. Participants
learned to:
    •  Tailor your CV/resume to your goals
    •  Highlight and build transferable skills and experience
    •  Focus the content and structure

Faculty Development Seminar: Negotiation Series

OWC Negotiation Boot Camp
Sponsored by the Office for Women's Careers
Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Facilitators Robert C. Bordone, JD, Thaddeus R. Beal Clinical Professor of Law,
   Harvard Law School and Director, Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinic
Ann L. Prestipino, MPH, Senior Vice President for Surgical, Anesthesia,
   Emergency Services and Clinical Business Development, MGH and MGPO
Other invited MGH senior leadership
Effective negotiation skills are crucial for your career (e.g. academic promotion, transitioning to a new position, authorship decisions, salary/resource requests) and in your everyday life as well, but many women do not feel confident in their negotiation abilities. This Office for Women's Careers workshop helped faculty learn the basics of negotiation and demonstrated how to apply them to become a more confident negotiator moving forward.

Faculty Development Seminar: Networking Series

"Meet and Greet" Networking Event with Denise L. Faustman, MD, PhD
Sponsored by the Office for Women's Careers
Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017
The OWC’s “Meet and Greet” networking series provides an opportunity for faculty to hear from a senior HMS faculty member about her career path, and is also a great way to meet colleagues in a relaxed setting. Denise L. Faustman, MD, PhD, the November guest of honor, is a 2016 inductee into the National Academy of Inventors. She shareed her personal career story as a physician, researcher and inventor.

Postdoc Development Seminar: Networking Series

Networking 101: Strategies for Building Relationships That Move Your Career
Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division
Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2017
In this session, MGH Post Docs learned how to start building relationships that move their career forward. This workshop helped post docs assess their current network and develop a plan to nurture and grow new relationships.

Postdoc Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch
Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division
Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017
This session gave new MGH Research Fellows an overview of the resources, programs and events offered by the Office for Research Career Development (ORCD), the Post Doctoral Division (PDD), and the Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA).

Faculty Development Seminar: Work-Life Balance Series

Making the Most of Your MGH/MGPO Benefits
Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Facilitator: Dee Dee Chen, MS, Director, Professional Staff Compensation
   and Benefits Office
The Professional Staff Compensation and Benefits Office explained changes for 2018 and answered benefits questions from faculty and trainees.
Click here to view the presentation slides on the intranet.
Click here to visit the MGH/MGPO Professional Staff Benefits Office.

Graduate Student Division Seminar: Career Advancement Series

How to Stay on Track with your PhD
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Division
Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017
This seminar will provided tips, tricks, and strategies on how to stay on track with your dissertation. Participants learned how to:
    •  Get organized
    •  Find a routine that works
    •  Stop procrastinating

Mass General Postdoc Association

Industry Careers Coffee Hour With MGH Post Doc Alumni
Sponsored by the MGPA ICE Club
Date: November 1, 2017
A networking coffee hour to meet MGH post doc alums currently working in industry. Current postdocs were able to: network with biotech industry professionals who are MGH alumni as well as meet current postdocs who share their interest in industry careers.

Faculty Development Seminar: Work-Life Balance

Faculty Parents Group: Ask the Pediatrician
Sponsored by the Office for Women's Careers
Date: October 27, 2017
Guest expert: Shannon Scott-Vernaglia, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
  HMS and Director, Pediatric Residency Program, MGH for Children
During this open discussion, parents were able to ask an expert about eating habits, sleep, behavior, car safety, or any topic related to their child’s health that are not asked during their well-child visits. It was also an opportunity to meet fellow MGH faculty parents.

Graduate Student Division Career Advancement Series

Overview of Career Opportunities in the Life Science Sector
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Division
Date: October 25, 2017
Facilitator: Lauren Celano, MBA, Founder and CEO, Propel Careers
This seminar focused on career opportunities available to individuals with advanced degrees and provided an overview of the skills needed to excel in each type of role. Participants learned about: research and non-research career paths such as consulting, product, development, etc.; numerous opportunities in non-profit and for-profit organizations; and transferable skills, their importance and how to highlight them for specific roles.

Post Doctoral Division: Career Advancement Series

Tips and Tools for Career Development
Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division
Date: October 24, 2017
Facilitators: Ann Skoczenski, PhD, ORCD Senior Program Manager
   Jenn Walker, MA, PDD Program Manager
This was a workshop to learn more about popular tools for career exploration and professional development including the Academic Career Readiness Assessment, the Individual Development Plan and the Annual Career Planning Form.It covered how to use these tools to maximize options, develop skills, identify transferable skills and prepare for next move with confidence.

Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Can I Really Write a Book?
Sponsored by the Office for Clinical Careers
Date: October 19, 2017
Facilitator: Theodore Stern, MD, Director of the Office for Clinical Careers,
   Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Psychosomatic
   Medicine/Consultation at HMS, and Chief Emeritus of the Avery D. Weisman,
   MD, Psychiatry Consultation Service
During this interactive seminar participants will learn strategies for formulating ideas, writing and collaborating on chapters, editing, and finding a publisher.

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Series

Responsible Authorship: Guidelines and Expectations
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
Date: October 16, 2017
Facilitator: Andrew T. Chan, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS;
  Program Director, Gastroenterology Training Program, MGH; Chief, Clinical
  and Translational Epidemiology Unit; and the Stuart and Suzanne Steele
  MGH Research Scholar
This seminar provided answers and a discussion forum for topics related to manuscript authorship, including: formal guidelines; grey areas in authorship decisions; evolution of author groups; and dispute resolution.
Click here to view the presentation slides
Click here for HMS Authorship Guidelines
Click here for ICMJE Guidelines

Postdoc Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch
Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division
Date: October 13, 2017
This session presented new MGH Research Fellows with an overview of the resources, programs and events offered by the Office for Research Career Development (ORCD), the Post Doctoral Division (PDD), and the Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA).

Post Doctoral Division: Career Advancement Series

Tips and Tools for Career Development
Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division
Date: October 11, 2017
An interactive workshop to learn more about popular tools for career exploration and professional development including the Academic Career Readiness Assessment, the Individual Development Plan and the Annual Career Planning Form. It covered how to use these tools to maximize options, develop skills, identify transferable skills and prepare for next move with confidence.

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

MGH New Faculty Orientation
Date: October 5, 2017
The Center for Faculty Development hosted the annual MGH New Faculty Orientation for faculty across all departments that recently joined MGH. This served as an opportunity for faculty to hear from senior leaders and to familiarize themselves with key information to enhance their MGH experience. The three-hour session provided an overview of the MGH environment and faculty resources.
Click here to view the resources presented during this session.

Postdoc Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch
Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division
Date: September 29, 2017
This session presented new MGH Research Fellows with an overview of the resources, programs and events offered by the Office for Research Career Development (ORCD), the Post Doctoral Division (PDD), and the Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA).

Mass General Postdoc Association

Green Card Info Session
Sponsored by the Mass General Postdoc Association
Date: September 28, 2017
Lawyers: Madeline Cronin, Eoin Reilly and Prasant Desai from IANDOLI DESAI & CRONIN P.C.
A session for research Fellows from foreign countries with a visa to learn more from expert lawyers about the USA permanent resident application requirements and process.

Women in Medicine Month Annual Celebration

Pushing Ourselves to Succeed
Co-sponsored by MGH Office for Women's Careers and Human Resources
Date: September 27, 2017
In commemoration of Women in Medicine month, the OWC celebrated the 20th Annual Women in Medicine Month celebrating women faculty. This year's featured speaker was Redonda Miller, MD, MBA, President, The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine
Click here to view video presentation

Faculty Development Seminar: Negotiation Series

Negotiation Essentials
Date: September 21, 2017
Facilitator: Robert C. Bordone, JD, Thaddeus R. Beal Clinical Professor of Law,
    Harvard Law School and Director, Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinic
This interactive workshop focused on the structure of negotiation by reviewing a systematic approach on preparing to negotiate. A case study example was be used to guide the participants through the process. The session helped faculty understand the barriers and strategies to successful negotiations.

National Postdoc Appreciation Week

Postdoc Appreciation Ice Cream Social
Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division
Date: September 19, 2017
In honor of National Postdoc Appreciation Week, the Post Doctoral Division (PDD) held an event to acknowledge MGH Research Fellows for their scientific contributions to the MGH research enterprise. The world-class research carried out at MGH would not be possible without the dedication and hard work of our postdoctoral research fellows.

Faculty and Postdoc Development Seminar: Management Series

Lab Management: Building Your Lab Team
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
Date: September 18, 2017
Panelists: Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine, HMS and Director,
   Office for Research Career Development, MGH
 Tal Kenet, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, HMS
 Timothy P. Padera, PhD, Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology, HMS
 Allison K. Robinson, Senior Staffing Specialist, MGH Human Resources
This panel discussion was designed for early career faculty and focused on the process of hiring and leading laboratory staff. Topics covered included: deciding who to hire first a postdoc or a research assistant, interviewing and hiring advice from HR, and motivating a team and setting expectations. The panel included two MGH PI's who have gone through the process of building their own lab, a HR staff specialist, and a faculty leader and senior PI.
Click here to view Dr. Dennis Brown's slides
Click here to view Allison Robinson's slides
Click here to view the 'How to Organize Your Lab' Handout
Click here to view the 'Legal ABC's' Handout

Faculty Development Seminar: Networking Series

Welcome to Boston! An Overview of the Life Sciences Ecosystem
Co-sponsored by Graduate Student Division and Post Doctoral Division
Date: September 14, 2017
Facilitator: Lauren Celano, MBA, Founder and CEO, Propel Careers
This seminar provided an overview of the various professional associations, groups, and other organizations that are active in the Boston area life sciences ecosystem. It highlighted some of the various networking events, conferences, and meetings happening in the Boston area as well as other resources to be aware of to learn more about the life sciences area and even potentially connect with people to learn about specific career paths. "Welcome to Boston" also covered news sources and websites useful to gain information about specific research areas and/or industry trends related to different areas of the life sciences sector.

Graduate Student Division Networking Series:

FALL KICK-OFF" Graduate Student Back to School Social
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Division
Date: September 7, 2017
A welcome back "FALL KICK-OFF" graduate student back to school ice cream social and networking event for MGH Graduate students with ice cream, prizes, and more.

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Drafting Your Chief's Letter
Sponsored by the Office for Clinical Careers
Date: September 6, 2017
Facilitator: Theodore Stern, MD, Director of the Office for Clinical Careers, MGH;
  Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Psychosomatic
  Medicine Consultation, HMS
This interactive session focused on the structure and components of the department head nominating letter also known as 'the Chief's Letter'. Using a real life example, participants learned how to write a compelling and convincing letter for the Harvard Medical School promotion committees and convey their story in order for their promotion to move forward.

Office for Research Career DevelopmentCenter for Faculty Development Office for Women's Careers Graduate Student Division Post Doctoral Division