CFD From Our Office to Yours...
2018 June 22

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).


  Grant Writing
  Series: Specific
  Aims Workshop




  Information from


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

The Specific Aims section of your grant application is your chance to make a great first impression with NIH reviewers. This workshop will help you polish this important part of your grant.

Speaker: Richa Saxena, PhD, Associate Professor of Anaesthesia, HMS; Principal Investigator,
  Center for Genomic Medicine, MGH; Phyllis and Jermone Lyle Rappaport MGH Research Scholar
Coaches: MGH faculty with extensive NIH funding and review experience

Date: Monday, July 16, 2018
Time: 12:30 to 2:00 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus

Seminar 12:30 to 1:00 pm
Learn best practices for the Specific Aims.

Coaching Session 1:00 - 2:00 pm*
Get personalized feedback on your Specific Aims.

*Note: The coaching session is a unique opportunity to improve your grant. Submission of your Specific Aims draft is required to participate in the coaching session. Please submit your Specific Aims draft by July 3, 2018.

Please click here to register for this session.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS - Upcoming Programs

1. 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.

"An Interwoven Journey: Women's Health and Advancement of Women Faculty"

Speaker: Kathryn M. Rexrode, MD, MPH, Chief, Division of Women's Health, Department of
 Medicine, Faculty Director, Office for Women's Careers, and Associate Physician, Brigham and
 Women's Hospital; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 1:30 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus

Registration coming at a later date.

2. Drafting Your Chief's Letter on Sept 27-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series
    Sponsored by the Office for Clinical Careers

Do you need help drafting your Chief's Letter for your promotion?
This interactive session will focus on how to help you write a convincing letter for HMS promotion committees. Learn how to help your chief understand and convey your story in order for your promotion to move forward. Don't let procrastination and anxiety get in your way!

Facilitator: 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

Date: Thursday, September 27
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus

Registration coming at a later date.

3. MGH New Faculty Orientation on Oct 4-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Are you a new faculty member?
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!

Date: Thursday, October 4
Time: 12:00 to 3:00 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus

Registration coming at a later date.


1. Information from Partners Employee Assistance Program

Suicide – The Silent Battle That Can’t Be Won Alone; Help Is Available

Recent celebrity deaths have heightened media attention about suicide. Many of us carry dark private weight and fight silent battles alone. It doesn’t have to be this way. Support, a listening ear, and guidance are available to staff, employees and household members. If you are feeling suicidal call 911, call or text Samaritans Statewide Helpline, 877-870-4673 or call Partners EAP 866-724-4327 to speak confidentially with an EAP counselor, or visit the EAP website for more resources. If you are a manager dealing with a staff member or employee who is at risk of suicide in the workplace, don’t hesitate to call the EAP for support.

Partners Employee Assistance Program Work and Life Resources
866-724-4EAP (4327)


Office Phone #s:

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

Fax:   617.726.0568