CFD From Our Office to Yours...
2018 June 8

The Center for Faculty Development (CFD) was established to facilitate career development of ALL MGH faculty. This umbrella organization addresses all aspects of faculty development, as well as, specializing on the clinical faculty through the Office for Clinical Careers (OCC), the research communities through the Office for Research Career Development (ORCD) and the women faculty through the Office for Women's Careers (OWC).






  Career Advice for
  MGH Faculty


1. Academic Career Advancement Series (ACAS) Instructor to Assistant Professor seminar on June 18-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Are you interested in learning about the academic promotion process?

If so, please register for the Academic Career Advancement Series (ACAS). The annual ACAS helps MGH faculty better understand the process of academic advancement and promotion. Plan to come and hear how to get promoted! Each panel will feature an MGH faculty from department leadership, a recently promoted faculty colleague, and a representative from the HMS Office for Faculty Affairs.

Session III- Academic Promotion: Instructor to Assistant Professor (All Areas of Excellence)
  Date: Monday, June 18, 2018
  Time: 12:00 to 1:30 pm
  Location: MGH Main Campus, details provided upon registration

    Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for

    Partners HealthCare System designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) . Physicians should claim only the credit
    commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MGH faculty with HMS appointments, please click here to register for this session.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS - Upcoming Programs

1. Grant Writing Series: Specific Aims Workshop on Jul 16-
    Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development

Are you preparing your first NIH grant?
The Specific Aims section is your chance to make a great first impression on NIH reviewers. This workshop will help you polish this key part of your grant. To attend, you must submit a working draft of your specific aims. (for investigators using the October NIH deadline)

Registration will be upcoming, details to follow.

2. Annual Women in Medicine Month Lecture on Sept 12-
    Sponsored by the Office for Women's Careers and MGH Human Resources

Save the Date! In commemoration of Women in Medicine month, the annual lecture features a leader in academic medicine, sharing advice on career success and advancement.

Details and registration coming at a later date.

3. New Faculty Orientation on Oct 4 (noon to 3pm)-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

An opportunity for new faculty who joined MGH from October 2017 to October 2018 to hear from senior faculty leaders and familiarize yourself with key information to enhance your MGH experience and your academic career.
This three-hour session is designed to provide an overview of the MGH environment and faculty resources focusing on:
   MGH and MGPO Overview
   Research Environment Overview (e.g. Research Management, Executive Committee on Research &
    Research Council)
   Teaching and Education Environment Overview (Executive Committee on Teaching and Education)
   Introduction to HMS and the promotion process
   Center for Faculty Development Overview and more!

Details and registration coming at a later date.

4. New Investigator Advancement Initiative (NIAI)-
    Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development

Have you recently received your first R01 grant?
The NIAI is a cohort-based opportunity designed to bring faculty who have their first independent NIH R-level grant together over the course of the academic year to discuss important topics for a successful career at MGH.

The objectives of this initiative include:
 • Create opportunities for you to meet and talk with MGH research leadership
 • Provide critical information and skills to advance your career
 • Facilitate networking among new PIs, to encourage collaborations and peer support

If you have received your first R01 level grant, please email let us know, so that we may invite you to join this cohort!


1. Would you like advice on advancing your career?-

Directors from the Center for Faculty Development and its' sub-offices are available to discuss career advice/professional development, navigating the HMS promotions process, HMS Curriculum Vitae (CV) review, managing relationships in the lab or clinic, and much more.

To set up a meeting with the following directors, please email:
   Office for Clinical Careers - Dr. Ted Stern -
   Office for Research Career Development - Dr. Dennis Brown -
     Graduate Student Division - Dr. Thilo Deckersbach -
     Post Doctoral Division - Dr. Marcia Goldberg -
   Office for Women's Careers - Dr. Nancy Rigotti -


Office Phone #s:

CFD Main:   617.724.0818
OCC: 617.724.1382
ORCD: 617.643.1606
OWC: 617.724.5229

Fax:   617.726.0568