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Past Events & Programs

Academic Year 2016 - 2017
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)

Graduate Student & Postdoc Event: Networking Series

Annual Networking Barbecue
Presented by the Graduate Student Division, Post Doctoral Division, and Mass General Postdoc Association
Date: July 6, 2017
This outdoor event was designed for MGH graduate students and postdocs to meet and interact in a relaxed environment.

Postdoc Development Seminar: Communication Series

MGPA ICE Resume Clinic
Sponsored by the Mass General Postdoc Association
Date: June 27, 2017
Facilitator: Lauren Celano, MBA, Founder and CEO, Propel Careers
This seminar presented by the Industry Careers Exposure (ICE) Club, focused on the format and content of successful industry resumes. Some participants provided their resumes which were then used as samples during discussion circles. Resumes were critiqued and reviewed in real time by industry resume experts.

Faculty Development Seminar: Responsible Conduct of Research Series

Research Integrity and Data Management
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
Date: June 20, 2017
Speakers:
Gretchen Brodnicki, JD, Dean for Faculty and Research Integrity, HMS
Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine, HMS and Director of the Office
    for Research Career Development
During the final Responsible Conduct of Research workshop of the 2016-2017 academic year, an HMS policymaker and a senior faculty member discussed their perspectives on managing research data for publication and sharing, as well as, research integrity in collaborations and publications.
Click here to view the presentation slides from Dr. Dennis Brown
Click here to view the presentation slides from Gretchen Brodnicki

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

20th Annual Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards Luncheon
Sponsored by the Office for Women's Careers
Date: June 15, 2017
This annual luncheon celebration provided the Claflin Distinguished Scholar Award recipients from 1997 to 2017 the opportunity to meet and network.
Click here to view the 2017 award recipients.

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Academic Career Advancement Series (ACAS)
The annual Academic Career Advancement Series helped MGH faculty with HMS academic appointments better understand the process of academic advancement and promotion.
Session I- Area of Excellence: Investigation
Date: June 1, 2017
Panelists:
Stephen B. Calderwood, MD, Chief, Division of Infectious Disease, MGH; Bethany M. Westlund, PhD, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, HMS;
Gina R. Kruse, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, HMS;
Moderated by Dennis Brown, PhD, Director, Office for Research Career Development, MGH
Click here to view the handouts from Session I

Session II- Areas of Excellence: Clinical Expertise and Innovation &
  Teaching and Educational Leadership

Date: June 2, 2017
Panelists:
Jay S. Loeffler, MD, Chief, Department of Radiation Oncology, MGH;
Jonathan I. Matsui, PhD, Program Director for Faculty Appointments, HMS;
Sandhya K. Rao, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, HMS;
Moderated by: Nancy A. Rigotti, MD, Director, Office for Women's Careers, MGH
Click here to view the handouts from Session II

Session III- Instructor to Assistant Professor
Date: June 7, 2017
Panelists:
David F.M. Brown, MD, Chief, Department of Emergency Medicine, MGH;
Carol K. Bates, MD, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, HMS;
Amy K. Barczak, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, HMS;
Moderated by Theodore Stern, MD, Director, Office for Clinical Careers, MGH
Click here to view the handouts from Session III

Session IV- Crafting Your CV Narrative
Date: June 28, 2017
Speaker: 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; Chief of the Avery D. Weisman, MD,
   Psychiatry Consultation Service; and Editor-in-Chief of Psychosomatics
Click here to view the handouts from Session IV

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development / Post Doctoral Division
Date: May 30, 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).

Faculty Development Seminar: Networking Series

"Meet and Greet" Faculty Networking Breakfast with Dr. Suzanne Koven
Sponsored by the Office for Women's Careers
Date: May 23, 2017
Guest Speaker: Suzanne Koven, MD, MFA, Assistant Professor of Medicine,
  HMS and Writer in Residence, Division of General Internal Medicine, MGH
During this “Meet and Greet” series, junior faculty and researchers had the opportunity to network with colleagues and hear from Dr. Suzanne Koven about her career path. Dr. Koven offered personal and professional advice to the group in a relaxed and intimate setting.

Postdoc Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

The US Medical Residency: How to Get Matched
Sponsored by the Mass General Postdoc Association
Date: May 22, 2017
This discussion session was designed for international medical graduates looking to get MATCHED in US medical residency. Participants heard from successful applicants and had the opportunity to ask questions and network.

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

ORCD Annual Research Fellow Poster Celebration
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development / Post Doctoral Division
Date: May 18, 2017
The ORCD Research Fellow Poster Celebration showcased the research accomplishments of MGH postdoctoral fellows. The morning program included lectures and an awards ceremony. Posters were on display in the Bulfinch Tent the entire day.
Lectures-
- Trends in Biomedical Science lecture by Michael K. Mansour, MD, PhD,
   Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease
- Research Career Development lecture by Marie Bao, PhD, Editor,
   Developmental Cell, Cell Press
Click here to view the list of the 2017 poster winners!
Click here to view a copy of the Event Program
Click here to view a copy of the Reference Booklet

Faculty Development Seminar: Leadership Series

9th Annual Nancy J. Tarbell, MD Faculty Development Lectureship Series
"An Uncommon Journey"

Date: May 10, 2017
Featured Speaker: O'Neil Britton, MD, Chief Medical Officer & Senior Vice
   President, MGH; Instructor in Medicine, HMS
This special lecture commemorated Faculty Development month. This annual event was named in honor of Nancy J. Tarbell, MD, the founding director of the MGH Center for Faculty Development.

Graduate Student Educational Seminar: Communication Series

How to Identify Fellowships and Other Funding Opportunities Using COS Pivot
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Division
Date: May 3, 2017
Facilitator: Amy Robb, Associate Director for Prospect Research and
   Funding Opportunities, Corporate and Foundation Relations, MGH
   Development Office
This seminar provided graduate students with an overview on finding new external funding opportunities using Community of Science (COS) Pivot database of funding announcements from government, commercial and international sponsors.

Postdoc Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Funding Opportunities for Postdocs: Career Development Awards
Sponsored by the Mass General Postdoc Association
Date: April 26, 2017
Speakers: Maria Kontaridis, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS, and
  Interim Director, Basic Cardiovascular Research, BIDMC
Hyungsoon Im, PhD, Instructor in Radiology, HMS and Investigator at the
  Center for Systems Biology, MGH
This session was designed for MGH postdocs interested in securing postdoctoral grants. Topics discussed included: key aspects for writing a successful grant-proposal, grant opportunities available for transition/career development, preparing a transition grant, planning a timeline for a successful applications and much more. The session was followed by a Q&A portion.

Faculty Development Seminar: Work-Life Balance Series

Financial Planning for Faculty: What You Need to Know Now
Date: April 26, 2017
Facilitator: Tamara Indianer, CFP, AIF, Regional Vice President, Lincoln
   Investment
This session provided faculty with a better understanding of the financial planning process, including: basic financial planning principles, understanding TIAA-CREF and Fidelity 403(b)s, Roth IRAs and other IRAs, mitigating tax risk, and understanding the future cost of college and how to best prepare for it.
Click here to view the presentation slides.

Postdoc Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Panel
Sponsored by the Mass General Postdoc Association
Date: April 20, 2017
This panel discussion was designed for MGH postdocs interested in learning about the medical science liaison (MSL) career. Topics discussed included: activities of a MSL, required skills for a MSL, preparing for a career as a MSL, transitioning from a postdoc position, and interview "dos" and "don'ts".

Faculty Development Seminar: Leadership Series

Setting Boundaries in Your Mentoring Relationships
Co-sponsored with the Office for Clinical Careers
Date: April 13, 2017
Facilitators: John Herman, MD, Associate Chief, Department of Psychiatry
   and Trustees Chair of Medical Psychiatry, MGH; Medical Director, Employee
   Assistance Program; and Associate Professor of Psychiatry, HMS; and 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; Chief of the Avery D. Weisman, MD,
   Psychiatry Consultation Service; and Editor-in-Chief of Psychosomatics
This interactive session for MGH faculty with HMS academic appointments, offered strategies for setting and managing boundaries in mentoring relationships.

Faculty Development Seminar: Leadership Series

Understanding Your Leadership Style
Sponsored by the Office for Women's Careers
Date: April 7, 2017
Facilitator: Sharon Badgett-Lichten, LICSW, Graduate Certified Executive Coach
  and Senior Organizational Development Specialist, MGH/MGPO
This session was designed for MGH faculty with HMS academic appointments with leadership roles in a clinical practice, a research lab, committee(s), and/or administration. During this interactive workshops, participants received an individualized leadership assessment to help them identify their strengths and areas of improvement. Participants were also presented with strategies to adapt behavior in different leadership situations and were able to share tips with colleagues for leadership effectiveness.

Graduate Student Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Acing Your Interview
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Division
Date: April 6, 2017
Facilitator: Lauren Celano, MBA, Founder and CEO, Propel Careers
This session was designed to prepare MGH graduate students for academic and non-academic interviews. Topics discussed included: researching the company and interviewers, preparing potential interview questions, customizing responses to interview questions, creating "elevator speech", handling behavioral focused interview questions, succeeding during an interview, and following up after the interview.

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development / Post Doctoral
Division

Date: April 4, 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).

Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Teaching: How to Lead Medical Rounds
Sponsored by the Office for Clinical Careers
Date: March 31, 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; Chief of the Avery D. Weisman, MD,
   Psychiatry Consultation Service; and Editor-in-Chief of Psychosomatics
This seminar focused on how to make medical rounds more efficient and effective for patient care and clinical teaching. Strategies discussed included: setting ground rules, enhancing trust, clarifying information, and providing feedback.

Postdoc Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

ICE Club Biotech Financing, Investment and Commercialization: The Process and Career Opportunities
Sponsored by the Mass General Postdoc Association
Date: March 30, 2017
This session designed for MGH postdocs, discussed the business-side of science and the basics of financing start-ups (i.e. series, venture capital, etc). Career opportunities for scientists in biotech investment and commercialization (i.e. venture capital analyst) were also discussed.

Graduate Student Educational Seminar: Communication Series

How to Give a Talk
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Division
Date: March 30, 2017
Facilitator: Andrew A. Nierenberg, MD, Thomas P. Hackett, MD, Endowed Chair
  in Psychiatry; Director, Bipolar Clinic and Research Program; Associate
  Director, Depression Clinical Research Program at MGH; and Professor of
  Psychiatry, HMS
This session offered a quick and easy guide for MGH PhD graduate students on how to give oral presentations. Topics discussed included: tools for giving effective presentations, organizing the talk, making slides that work, applying the most effective ways to talk to an audience, and managing performance anxieties.

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development / Post Doctoral Division
Date: March 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).

Faculty Development Seminar: Work-Life Balance Series

Tax Seminar for Foreign Scholars, Students & Trainees
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
Date: March 21, 2017
Facilitator: James A. Erdekian, Tax Partner and CPA, BDO USA, LLP
This seminar was designed to help international members of the MGH research community understand U.S. tax requirements. Information covered included: differences between "Tax resident" and non-resident, exceptions to residency rules, U.S. income taxed to non-residents, non-resident student income, researchers treaty exemption, and social security taxes and exemptions.
Click here to view the presentation slides.
Visit the Partners Office for International Professionals & Students (PIPS) website for additional information.

Faculty Development Seminar: Work-Life Balance Series

Managing Parenthood and Your Career: Balancing Professional Travel & Parenting
Sponsored by the Office for Women's Careers
Date: March 17, 2017
Panelists: Joyita Dutta, PhD, Instructor, Department of Radiology; Anne Neilan,
   MD, MPH,
Instructor, Department of Medicine/Infectious Disease Unit; &
   Yakeel Quiroz, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry;
   Moderated by Nancy Rigotti, MD, Professor, Department of Medicine, Director,
   Office for Women’s Careers
Professional travel and presenting your work at conferences can advance your career, but it can be a struggle to balance it with your parenting responsibilities. This panel discussion featured MGH faculty parents discussing their strategies to make travel work with their family obligations. Attendees had the opportunity to ask questions and shared their own ideas.

Graduate Student Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Lessons Learned: How to Write A Fellowship Application Part II - NSF Grants
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Division
Date: March 16, 2017
Facilitator: Tina Chou, MA, PhD Student, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Candidate, Department of Psychiatry, MGH
The second part of this two-part seminar provided an overview of fellowship grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and tips on how to write successful grant applications.

Faculty Development Seminar: Responsible Conduct of Research Series

Responsibilities of Scientific Peer Reviewers
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017
Facilitators: Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Director of the
   Office for Research Career Development; & Hensin Tsao, MD, PhD, Professor
   of Dermatology
This Responsible Conduct of Research workshop presented an overview of the scientific peer review process, including: Journal guidelines and unwritten rules; Ethical considerations for reviewers; and Case studies of peer review challenges and solutions.
Click here to view the handouts

Faculty Development Seminar: Negotiation Series

Managing Difficult Conversations
Date: March 6, 2017
Facilitator: Gillien Todd, JD, Lecturer, Harvard Law School and Harvard
  Graduate School of Education; Consultant, Triad Consulting
This seminar designed for MGH faculty with HMS academic appointments focused on the structure of difficult conversations and common errors made when trying to discuss sensitive or emotional topics. The speaker offered strategies on how to manage difficult conversations that people may encounter in their professional and personal life.
Click here to view a summary of the presentation

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Expanding from Basic to Translational Research
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
Date: February 28, 2017
Panelists: Silvie Breton, PhD, Professor of Medicine, HMS; Program in
  Membrane Biology/Nephrology Division; Center for Systems Biology, MGH
Mason W. Freeman, MD, Professor of Medicine, HMS; Director, Translational
  Research Center, MGH
M. Korkut Uygun, PhD, Assistant Professor of Surgery (Bioengineering), HMS;
  Deputy Director of Research, Shriners Hospitals for Children; Director, Cell
  Resource Core, MGH
This panel discussion was geared toward researchers thinking about developing their basic research programs to include translational science. The panel included basic scientists who have successfully funded translational projects and have become established translational researchers. MGH resources and collaboration opportunities were also discussed.

Graduate Student Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Lessons Learned: How to Write A Fellowship Application Part I - Overview & NRSA Grants
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Division
Date: February 16, 2017
Facilitator: Kristen K. Ellard, PhD, Staff Psychologist Bipolar Clinic and Research Program, MGH
The first part of this two-part seminar provided an overview of the National Research Service Award (NRSA) predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowship grant applications.

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

How to Format the HMS CV
Date: February 8, 2017
Facilitator: Bethany Westlund, PhD, Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs, HMS
The assistant dean for faculty affairs at Harvard Medical School (HMS) reviewed details of the HMS CV format, including recent changes to the formatting requirements. This seminar was particularly helpful for faculty who are thinking about or preparing for academic promotion.
Click here to view the presentation slides.

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
Date: February 7, 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).

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Positioning Yourself for the Future
Sponsored by the Office for Clinical Careers
Date: February 6, 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; Chief of the Avery D. Weisman, MD,
   Psychiatry Consultation Service; and Editor-in-Chief of Psychosomatics
As a faculty member you know what you need to do to move ahead in your career, but have you thought about how to do it? In this interactive workshop, participants learned specifics on how to position themselves to take their next steps.
Click here to view the presentation slides
Click here to view the handout for Clinical Expertise & Innovation - Professor
Click here to view the handout for Clinical Expertise & Innovation - Associate Professor
Click here to view the handout for Clinical Expertise & Innovation - Assistant Professor
Click here to view the handout for Investigation - Professor
Click here to view the handout for Investigation - Associate Professor
Click here to view the handout for Investigation - Assistant Professor

Faculty Development Seminar: Networking Series

Speed Networking
Date: February 2, 2017
This session offered a unique opportunity for a select group of MGH junior faculty to meet and network with faculty that they may not otherwise cross paths with in their day-to-day work life. Participating leaders included: Peter Slavin, MD, Thomas Lynch, MD, Ann Klibanski, MD, department chairs and executive leaders.

Faculty Development Seminar: Networking Series

Academic Careers Mentored Lunch for Postdocs
Co-sponsored by the Office for Women's Careers and the Office for Research Career Development
Date: February 1, 2017
The Office for Women’s Careers invited postdocs to a networking lunch for research fellows who were interested in a career in academia. At the lunch attendees met MGH women faculty and heard about their career paths, learned strategies for career growth and advancement, and discussed ways to balance family life and their career.

Faculty & Graduate Student Development Seminar: Negotiation Series

Conflict Management at Work
Co-sponsored with the Graduate Student Division
Date: January 30, 2017
Facilitator: Melissa Brodrick, Harvard Medical School Ombudsperson
This interactive session for MGH faculty and graduate students, explored the benefits of understanding conflict and provide a pragmatic, situational approach to conflict resolution. The facilitator demonstrated how and when to use the conflict-handling styles effectively and coached participants to initiate productive dialogue to deal with conflict situations.
Click here to view the presentation slides.

Faculty Development Seminar: Responsible Conduct of Research Series

Responsible Authorship, Part II: Case Studies
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
Date: January 27, 2017
Speaker: Lawrence L. Wald, PhD, Professor of Radiology, Charles & Sara
   Fabrikant MGH Research Scholar
This seminar was part 2 of a seminar series that provided answers and a discussion forum for all topics related to manuscript authorship, including: formal guidelines, gray areas in authorship decisions, evolution of author groups and dispute resolution.
Click here to view the presentation slides.

Postdoc Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

MGPA Annual Meeting
Sponsored by the Mass General Postdoc Association
Date: January 26, 2017
This event was designed for MGH postdocs interested in networking with peers and learn about how to optimize their postdoc years and advance their future career. This meeting included: a brief talk on the new MGH Post Doctoral Division (PDD) by Marcia Goldberg, MD, Professor of Medicine, Director of the PDD; a career development and work/life seminar; information about the benefits of joining MGPA activities; and a networking session with the MGPA’s eight subcommittees.

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Can I/Should I Be Promoted?...A Discussion for Clinical Faculty
Sponsored by the Office for Clinical Careers
Date: January 25, 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; Chief of the Avery D. Weisman, MD,
   Psychiatry Consultation Service; and Editor-in-Chief of Psychosomatics
This interactive seminar designed for MGH clinical faculty with HMS academic appointments helped faculty: consider the possibilities regarding promotion, understand the promotion process for clinical faculty, and consider priorities and achieve their career goals.
Click here to view a copy of the handouts

Postdoc Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Transitioning to Consulting: “Success Stories”
Sponsored by the Mass General Postdoc Association
Date: January 12, 2017
Attendees heard from a panel of PhDs who have successfully transitioned into full-time positions in consulting. They learned what it takes and how to prepare for a transition from life science research to life science and management consulting.

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
Date: January 6, 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) and the Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA).

Faculty Development Seminar: Responsible Conduct of Research Series

Responsible Authorship, Part I: Guidelines and Expectations
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
Date: December 20, 2016
Speaker: Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Office
   for Research Career Development
This seminar provided answers and a discussion forum for all topics related to manuscript authorship, including: formal guidelines, gray areas in authorship decisions, evolution of author groups and dispute resolution.
Click here to view the presentation slides

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
Date: December 19, 2016
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) and the Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA).

Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Scholarly Writing Seminar Series Part I & II
Co-sponsored with the Office for Clinical Careers
Date: December 15, 2016 and January 11, 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; Chief of the Avery D. Weisman, MD,
   Psychiatry Consultation Service; and Editor-in-Chief of Psychosomatics
This two part writing series for MGH clinical faculty with HMS academic appointments, focused on the process of revision and editing, as well as, tips on how to improve scientific writing and productivity.
Click here to view a copy of the handouts.

Faculty Parents Group

Difficult Conversations with Children
Sponsored by the Office for Women's Careers
Date: December 13, 2016
Discussion Leader: Steven C. Schlozman, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, HMS and Associate Director, The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds, MGH
During this discussion, ideas and tools were offered to help parents open up age-appropriate communication with children across various difficult topics.

Graduate Student Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

How to Stay on Track with Your PhD
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Division
Date: December 8, 2016
Facilitator: Robert E. Kingston, PhD, Chief, Department of Molecular Biology, MGH; Vice Chair and Professor of Genetics, HMS
This seminar provided tips, tricks, and strategies to graduate students on how to stay on track with their dissertation. Topics covered included: getting organized, finding a routine that works, and eliminating procrastination.

Postdoc Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Academic Career Panel: Transitioning to Faculty
Sponsored by the Mass General Postdoc Association
Date: December 2, 2016
Panelists: Nasim Annabi, PhD, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering,
   Northeastern University; David Harris, MD, PhD, Chair, Department of
   Biochemistry, Boston University School of Medicine; Robert Kingston, PhD,
   Chief, Department of Molecular Biology, MGH, Professor of Genetics, HMS; and
   Mike Prerau, PhD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesia, HMS
This panel featured a mix of senior and junior faculty who have served on search committees or recently gone through the hiring process. Attendees heard panelists' success stories, learned how to prepare a successful application packet (cover letter, research proposal), learned how to best prepare for job interviews (presentations, meeting the faculty during interviews, selling your expertise) and received job negotiation advice. Attendees also had the opportunity to ask questions during a Q&A session.

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Crafting Your CV Narrative
Sponsored by the Office for Clinical Careers
Date: November 30, 2016
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 of the Avery D. Weisman, MD,
  Psychiatry Consultation Service.
This interactive seminar reviewed the purpose and structure of the HMS CV narrative. Additionally, there was a practicum on how to overcome your writer's block and craft a narrative that best describes your major contributions and achievements.
Click here to view a copy of the handouts.

Faculty Development Seminar: Responsible Conduct of Research Series

Responsible Mentorship
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
Date: November 29, 2016
Speaker: Elyse Park, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Senior Scientist,
   Mongan Institute of Health Policy
This seminar covered topics in authorship of science manuscripts, including: guidelines for assigning authors on a manuscript, gray areas in authorship decisions, case studies of authorship disputes and resolutions, and tips for successful collaborations and authorship determination.
Click here to view the presentation slides
Click here to view the DeCastro article
Click here to view the Shollen article

Graduate Student Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Fall Career Symposium for Graduate Students and Research Fellows
Sponsored by the Northeastern Section Younger Chemists Committee (NSYCC) with support from the MGH Graduate Student Division (GSD)
Date: November 19, 2016
This half-day workshop was organized and co-hosted with the Northeastern Section Younger Chemists Committee (NSYCC). It featured: resume review, career advice, and hands-on workshops.

Faculty Development Seminar: Networking Series

"Meet and Greet" Faculty Networking Reception
Sponsored by the Office for Women's Careers
Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Speaker: Constance Cepko, PhD, Bullard Professor of Genetics and Neuroscience, Professor of Ophthalmology, HMS, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
The OWC’s “Meet and Greet” networking series provided an opportunity for faculty to hear from a senior HMS faculty member about her career path, and was also a great way to meet colleagues in a relaxed setting. Constance Cepko, PhD, was the guest speaker at this event and talked about her career path.

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
Date: November 11, 2016
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) and the Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA).

Graduate Student Educational Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Looking Your Best on Paper: Building a CV or Resume
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Division
Date: November 10, 2016
Facilitator: Lauren Celano, MBA, Founder and CEO, Propel Careers
This seminar helped participants prepare their CV/Resume for academia, industry or for a more general career exploration. MGH graduate students learned to tailor the CV/resume to their goals, highlight and build transferable skills and experience, and focus the content and structure.

Postdoc Development Seminar: Communication Series

Elevate Your Science Symposium
Sponsored by the Mass General Postdoc Association
Date: November 9, 2016
This session aimed at MGH postdocs featured experts in academia and industry who discussed ways to effectively communicate scientific presentations. In addition, a few MGH postdocs gave live presentations which were then reviewed by the panel of experts. A networking event followed the seminar.

Faculty Development Seminar: Work-Life Balance Series

Making the Most of Your MGH/MGPO Benefits
Date: November 1, 2016
Facilitator: Dee Dee Chen, Director, MGH Professional Staff Compensation and Benefits Office
The Professional Staff Compensation and Benefits Office spoke about changes for 2017 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.

Faculty Development Seminar: Responsible Conduct of Research Series

Conflicts of Interest in Research
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
Date: October 26, 2016
Speaker: John Kelly, PhD, Elizabeth R. Spallin Associate Professor of Psychiatry,
   Associate Director, MGH Center for Addiction Medicine
Conflict of interest occurs when an individual has two or more interests or roles that could interfere with making objective professional decisions. This seminar discussed conflicts of interest that may arise in research including those related to: financial gain, peer review, and collaborations.

Postdoc Development Seminar: Networking Series

Speed Networking with Industry Recruiters
Sponsored by the Mass General Postdoc Association
Date: October 25, 2016
During this interactive session, MGH postdocs had the opportunity to connect with life sciences industry recruiters in a structured, fast-paced format. This session was designed for postdocs who were interested in industry careers.

Graduate Student Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Overview of Career Opportunities in the Life Science Sector
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Division
Date: October 25, 2016
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.

Faculty Development Seminar: Negotiation Series

Speaking Up: How to Represent Yourself & Get Your Ideas Heard
Date: October 20, 2016
Facilitators: Debbie Goldstein, JD, Lecturer, Harvard Law School and Harvard Graduate School of Education; Principal and Managing Director, Triad Consulting and Gillien Todd, JD, Lecturer, Harvard Law School and Harvard Graduate School of Education; Consultant, Triad Consulting
During this interactive session facilitators examined common roadblocks to effective assertion and offered practical tips to help professionals speak up more effectively.

Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Daunting or Do-able: Can I Really Write a Book?
Sponsored by the Office for Clinical Careers
Date: October 17, 2016
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 of the Avery D. Weisman, MD,
   Psychiatry Consultation Service
During this interactive seminar, participants learned strategies for formulating ideas, writing and collaborating on chapters, editing, and finding a publisher.
Click here to view the handout.

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

MGH New Faculty Orientation
Date: October 6, 2016
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.

Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

The Art of Scientific Storytelling: Transform Your Research Manuscript
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
Date: September 30, 2016
Facilitator: Rafael E. Luna, PhD, Program Director, Office for Faculty Affairs, HMS,
   Instructor, BCMP, HMS, Author, "The Art of Scientific Storytelling"
Dr. Luna introduced his Scientific Storytelling method for writing research papers, and provided tips for implementing it into the basic components of a research manuscript: Title, Abstract, Figures, Results, Introduction, and Discussion.

Graduate Student Development Seminar: Communication Series

MGH Graduate Student Lunch Seminar
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Division
Date: September 29, 2016
Presenter: Angela She, PhD Candidate, Harvard University Chemical Biology Program, Dr. Stephen J. Haggarty's Lab, MGH Center for Human Genetic Research.
GSD Travel Award winner, Angela She presented on her research about “Chemogenomic Profiling of HDAC Inhibitors as Progranulin Enhancers for Treating Frontotemporal Dementia”.

Postdoc Development Seminar: Work-Life Balance

Green Card Information Session
Sponsored by the Mass General Postdoc Association
Date: September 27, 2016
Lawyers from Iandoli Desai & Cronin PC provided information regarding requirement and the process of USA permanent resident application to non-US citizen MGH Postdocs on a visa.

Postdoc Event

Postdoc Appreciation Ice Cream Social
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
Date: September 22, 2016
In honor of National Postdoc Appreciation Week, the ORCD held an event to acknowledge MGH Research Fellows for their scientific contributions to the MGH research enterprise. The world-class research carried out at MGH would not be possible without the dedication and hard work of our postdoctoral research fellows.

Women in Medicine Month Annual Celebration

Perspectives from the Road Less Traveled
Co-sponsored by the Office for Women's Careers and Human Resources at MGH
Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
In commemoration of Women in Medicine month, the OWC celebrated the 19th Annual Women in Medicine Month celebrating women faculty. This year's featured speaker was Juanita Merchant, MD, PhD, H. Marvin Pollard Professor of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Michigan.
Click here to view the presentation slides on the intranet

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Drafting Your Chief's Letter
Sponsored by the Office for Clinical Careers
Date: September 9, 2016
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; Chief of the Avery D. Weisman, MD, Psychiatry Consultation Service
This interactive session focused on how to write a convincing letter for Harvard Medical School promotion committees. Participants learned how to help their chief understand and convey their story in order for their promotion to move forward.
Click here to view the handouts
Click here to view the Template for Department Head Letter Proposing Candidates for Promotion

Graduate Student Event

"Fall Kick-Off" Graduate Student Social
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Division
Date: September 8, 2016
This social and networking event for MGH graduate students served as a "FALL KICK-OFF" and back to school celebration with ice cream, prizes, and much more..

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
Date: September 7, 2016
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) and the Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA).


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