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Past Events & Programs

Academic Year 2017 - 2018
Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development (including the Office for Clinical Careers, Office for Research Career Development, Office for Women's Careers, Graduate Student Division, and Post Doctoral Division)

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) would like to acknowledge MGH Research Fellows for your scientific contributions to the MGH research enterprise. The world-class research carried out at MGH would not be possible without the dedication and your hard work. The PDD invites you to a Postdoc Appreciation Ice Cream Social for ice cream, socializing, and raffles to thank you for your hard work.

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 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.

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