CFD From Our Office to Yours...
2018 October 9

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).


  2019 Claflin

  (RCR) Exorcising
  the Ghosts:
  Problems with

  Making the Most
  of Your

  Are You Ready to
  Write an R01?


  Would you like
  advice on advancing
  your career?


1. 2019 Claflin Consultation Initiative-
    Sponsored by the Office for Women's Careers

If you are applying for a Claflin Distinguished Scholar Award, and have questions about the process, the OWC encourages you to take advantage of the pre-award Claflin Consultation Initiative (CCI) for applicants. The CCI is designed to help eligible faculty prepare their best application for the 2019 Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards. Many prior Claflin winners have volunteered their time to answer questions and offer guidance and encouragement to applicants. Through the CCI, you can speak with a Claflin alumna for advice on your application including your research plan, personal statement, and letters.

Please note: If you have questions about your eligibility, please email before requesting a consultation.

Deadline to apply: Friday, November 2, 2018

Please click here to register.

2. RCR: Exorcising the Ghosts - Managing Problems with Coauthors on Oct 30-
    Responsible Conduct of Research Series
    Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development

This Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) session will present the basic guidelines on responsible authorship, and will discuss common scenarios and case studies that will help you think through the challenges that can arise between co-authors.

  Roland C. Merchant, MD, MPH, ScD, Member of the Faculty of Emergency Medicine, HMS; Physician,
  Brigham and Women's Hospital

Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location: SIM 3.110 Lg Conf Rm, Simches Research Building

Please note: you must register to get RCR credit.

Please click here to register.

This seminar counts as one of the four required lectures in part III of Partners RCR training.
All are welcome, but space is limited and registration preference will be given to those with RCR training requirements. For more information on RCR training, click here.
**For a list of upcoming RCR sessions at MGH and other local sites, please click here.**

3. Making the Most of Your MGH/MGPO Benefits on Nov 13-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Work-Life Balance Series

A seminar for MGH/MGPO professional staff.

Are you taking advantage of all the benefits MGH offers?

If you are not sure, come hear from the Professional Staff Benefits Office about changes for 2019 and to have all your benefits questions answered. Take advantage of this session during the annual open enrollment period which begins on October 29 and ends on November 20!

  Dee Dee Chen, MS, Director, Professional Staff Compensation and Benefits Office, MGH

Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus, details provided upon registration.

Please click here to register.

4. Are You Ready to Write an R01? on Nov 27-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series
    Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development

A great research project is not enough. This seminar will discuss resources and professional accomplishments that are key factors in determining if a researcher is ready to submit a competitive R01 grant application to NIH, including:

 • Independence
 • Reputation
 • Publications
 • Environment
 • Collaborators

Facilitator: Dennis Brown, PhD Professor of Medicine, HMS; Director, Office for Research Career
  Development, Director, Program in Membrane Biology, and Associate Director, Center for
  Systems Biology, MGH

Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location: SIM 3.110, Simches Research Building, 3rd Floor

Please click here to register.


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