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The Academy at Harvard Medical School

The Academy is responsible for professional development of faculty who teach in the MD program. Its role is also to develop and support a community of leaders in education and a culture of excellence in teaching and learning, to foster the careers of educators in medicine and science, to provide programming to improve the skills of teachers, to stimulate and support the creation and implementation of innovative approaches to learning and assessment, and to support educational research and scholarship in medical and graduate education.


Center for Workplace Development

The Center for Workplace Development (CWD) provides expertise in attracting and developing staff members, cultivating and growing leadership, and preparing teams, staff, and leaders to succeed today and in the future.

CWD accomplishes this by providing high-quality classroom instruction, online learning, and coaching for employees at all levels to learn new skills and prepare for organizational changes; creating effective recruiting strategies to identify qualified applicants for current and anticipated needs; identifying and developing internal talent and supporting career development; and coaching leaders and consulting with clients to increase organizational and individual effectiveness.


Continuing Medical Education, HMS

HMS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. It was awarded ACCME's highest level of accreditation, Accreditation with Commendation.

HMS Continuing Medical Education (CME) offers an extensive, best-in-class catalog of continuing education activities that serve the diverse educational needs of healthcare providers. The offerings promote quality improvement in clinical practice and health care, medical research, and lifelong learning.

HMS CME spans a wide domain of topic areas across all medical specialties and subspecialties within the basic medical sciences, clinical medicine, and the provision of health care to patients. New knowledge gained prepares healthcare providers to implement system and practice enhancements in the delivery of health care to patients.


Countway Library of Medicine

The Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, one of the largest medical libraries in the world, serves the Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston Medical Library and the Massachusetts Medical Society. The Countway Library holds more than 630,000 volumes, subscribes to 3,500 current journal titles and houses over 10,000 non-current biomedical journal titles. The library also houses one of the world's leading medical history collections, and provides access to many electronic information resources.

The Countway hosts The Center for the History of Medicine, which includes Archives and Records Management Program for the schools of the Harvard medical area, and the Warren Anatomical Museum.


Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership, Office for

The mission of the Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership (DICP) is to advance diversity inclusion in health, biomedical, behavioral, and STEM fields that builds individual and institutional capacity to achieve excellence, foster innovation, and ensure equity in health locally, nationally, and globally.




E-Research at Harvard Libraries

Here you can identify, locate, and connect to Harvard’s growing collection of e-resources and e-journals. You can also use new tools that allow you to search multiple resources at one time and to save sets of e-resources, e-journals, and citations. Services include:

» Quick Search - an easy way to do an initial search for articles and books in broad topic areas.

» Find E-Resources - find and connect to indexes, encyclopedias, dictionaries, e-book or e-journal collections, and many other electronic resources.

» Find E-Journals – Search or browse by journal title or ISSN. Find frequently consulted e-journals to add to your “My E-Journals” list in My Research.


Faculty and Staff Directory - Harvard Medical School White Pages


Faculty Affairs, Office for

The Office for Faculty Affairs is responsible for the implementation and management of the faculty appointment process, governance, and other faculty-related matters at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. The Office was established to assist the Faculty of Medicine in its contributions to the education, research, and patient care missions of the School.

Email if you have questions related to promotion, appointments or CV formatting.


Grant Proposal Resources

List of resources that cover the many aspects and considerations when writing a grant proposal.


Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center

Harvard Catalyst works with Harvard schools and the academic healthcare centers (hospitals) to build and grow an environment where discoveries are rapidly and efficiently translated to improve human health. We catalyze research across all clinical and translational domains by providing investigators with opportunities such as pilot funding, with free resources such as biostatistics consultations, with educational programs such as the Clinical and Translational (C/T) Research Academy and over a dozen courses, and with a range of web tools that assist in data collection and team collaboration efforts.

Harvard Catalyst offers clinical and translational investigators what they need to conduct clinical experiments, including clinical research nursing, research dietician support, experimental design assistance, sample processing, data management, and information about core facilities.

Advanced Curriculum Compendium

Over the past several years, the landscape of clinical investigation has undergone dramatic changes. New tools have transformed the magnitude and scope of clinical investigation and changes in regulatory practices have altered how we conduct these studies. To prepare clinical investigators for the challenges that lie ahead, the Harvard Catalyst Advanced Curriculum Compendium (ACC) has been developed to provide clinical investigators with opportunities for continuing education in clinical investigation beyond the introductory level.

Through a searchable online catalog, the Advanced Curriculum Compendium offers educational opportunities to learn new methods or update existing clinical investigative skills. The compendium consists of lectures, seminars, and courses that target core competencies fundamental to successful clinical investigation.


Harvard Longwood Campus Research Administration

The Harvard Longwood Campus Research Administration (HLCRA) web site provides current research administration information for faculty and staff at the HMS, the HSDM and the HSPH. The website includes resources for topics such as:
   » Finding Funding
   » Proposal Development
   » Award Management
   » Policies
   » Learning & Development


Harvard Macy Institute

The Institute works to inspire and promote real organizational change by training individuals, groups, and organizations across the continuum of health science education. The Institute delivers continuing healthcare education programs designed to instruct faculty educators in the health professions in methods for translating their knowledge and capabilities into organization-wide improvements. Their commitment is to the cross-fertilization of ideas among all faculty involved in healthcare education. Through these programs, the Institute offers a lifelong membership in a global community of leaders, scientists and educators transforming healthcare education at the local level.


Joint Committee on the Status of Women (JCSW)

The Joint Committee on the Status of Women (JCSW) was established in 1973 as a standing committee of the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at HMS that represents an inclusive constituency of faculty, staff, fellows, residents, and students of HMS, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and affiliated hospitals and institutions. Notable achievements of the JCSW include contributing towards creation of the Longwood Ombudsperson Office and the Office of Work and Family at HMS, formal recommendations that women serve on all faculty search committees, establishing Mother’s Rooms at HMS, creating the Childcare Summit to address childcare issues at HMS and HSDM, and establishing the HMS Joseph B. Martin Dean’s Leadership Award for the Advancement of Women Faculty and Staff Awards. Through the efforts of its members, the JCSW represents a voice for change through advocacy, action, education, networking and visibility.


Ombuds Office

Speaking with the Ombudsperson will increase your awareness of alternatives available to you for resolving work-related problems. Possibilities are tailored to fit your particular circumstances while taking into account any fears you may have. The office enhances your ability to deal more effectively with situations on your own. If you request more assistance, further information can be gathered on your behalf, referrals can be made to those more expert in a specific concern, or proper authorities at your school or affiliated hospital can be contacted. When appropriate, shuttle diplomacy or mediation can be employed to help find a satisfactory solution. You will choose what course of action you wish to take.

The Ombuds Office serves anyone affiliated with HMS, HSDM or HSPH as a student, fellow, faculty member or staff person who needs a safe and confidential place to talk privately and to receive impartial attention. You may also choose to discuss a matter without giving your name.

Typical concerns brought to the Ombuds Office include:

  • Career Management issues including advancement, work/learning environment and performance, fear of retaliation;
  • Research-related issues including authorship, proprietorship of work, conflict of interest, professional misconduct;
  • Harassment including remarks or behaviors that are unwelcomed and sexual in nature;
  • Discrimination complaints including different treatment due to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, veteran status, or disability;
  • Other Issues including personal/private problems not occurring in the workplace, safety, housing;
  • Any issue may be brought to the Ombudsperson
Melissa Brodrick is the Ombudsperson and she is available for private consultation. To schedule an appointment, please call her confidential line at 617.432.4040 or the office at 617.432.4041.

Please note that the website also has many useful Self-Help Resources available ranging from understanding the power of an apology to writing a letter of complaint.



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