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Past Events & Programs

Academic Year 2018 - 2019
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: Negotiation Series

Speaking Up: How to Represent Yourself & Get Your Ideas Heard
Date: December 6, 2018
Facilitators: Gillien Todd, JD, Lecturer, Harvard Law School and Harvard
  Graduate School of Education; Consultant, Triad Consulting
 Debbie Goldstein, JD, Lecturer, Harvard Law School and Lecturer,
  Harvard Graduate School of Education; Principal and Managing Director,
  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: Work-Life Balance Series

Managing Parenthood and Your Career: Transitioning to Parenthood
Co-sponsored with the Office for Women's Careers
Date: December 12, 2018
Panelists:
 Leonora Balaj, PhD, Instructor of Neurosurgery, HMS; Co-investigator in the
;  Carter Lab, MGH
 Jenna Galloway, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biology at the Center for
  Regenerative Medicine and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at
  MGH and HMS
 Emily Hyle, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor of Medicine, HMS; Infectious
  Disease Physician, MGH; Clinical Investigator, Medical Practice Evaluation Ctr
A panel discussion on work-life balance and keeping your career on track during the first years of parenthood. Discussion topics included: Navigating the first months of parenthood; Returning from parental leave; Choosing/finding childcare that works for your career and family; and Time management as a parent of infants and toddlers.

 

Postdoc Development Seminar: Work-Life Balance Series

Green Card Info Session
Sponsored by the Mass General Postdoc Association
Date: December 4, 2018
Participants learned about the process and requirements for the USA permanent residence application.

 

Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Are You Ready to Write an R01?
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
Date: November 27, 2018
Facilitator: Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine, HMS; Director of the
   Office for Research Career Development, Director of the Program in Membrane
   Biology, and Associate Director of the Center for Systems Biology, MGH
A great research project is not enough to make a successful grant. This seminar discussed numerous key factors that must be in place before a researcher is ready to submit a competitive R01 grant application to NIH, including: Independence, Reputation, Publications, Environment, Collaborators, Timing, Preliminary data and Writing support
Click here to view the presentation slides.

 

Postdoc Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Good Science and Balanced Life as a Postdoc
Sponsored by the Mass General Postdoc Association
Date: November 15, 2018
As a hard-working and dedicated MGH postdoc, are you seeking to improve your mentoring?
Are you questioning how to be more successful in your career and personal life?
Then join the MGPA Salon and listen to wonderful pieces of advice on: outstanding career paths; ways to balance life and work; and how to build up "allyship" and "mentorship".

 

Faculty Development Seminar: Leadership Series

Developing Presence
Sponsored by the Office for Women's Careers
Date: November 14, 2018
Facilitator: Angie O’Donnell, MBA, Co-Founder, 3D Leadership Group
Today's leaders need more than a great resume, they need Presence - the ability to connect, inspire and influence others at all levels.
In this workshop, participants learned three elements of Presence that apply to everyone and can easily be learned and refined. Participants left with some tips and techniques for: creating a positive first impression, enhancing verbal presence and being intentional about connecting with others.

 

Faculty Development Seminar: Work-Life Balance Series

Making the Most of Your MGH/MGPO Benefits
Date: November 13, 2018
Speaker: Dee Dee Chen, MS, Director, Professional Staff Compensation and
  Benefits Office, MGH
The Professional Staff Compensation and Benefits Office explained changes for 2019 and answered benefits questions from faculty.
Click here to view the presentation slides on the intranet.
Click here to visit the MGH/MGPO Professional Staff Benefits Office.

 

Postdoc Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation
Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division
Date: November 9, 2018
This was an exclusive event for MGH Research Fellows/Post Docs. New Research Fellows were encouraged to attend our orientation lunch where we covered career development resources and opportunities available to them here at the MGH. Participants also had the chance to meet staff from the Office for Research Career Development, the Post Doctoral Division, volunteers from the MGPA and, of course, other post docs!

 

Education Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Looking Your Best on Paper: Building a CV or Resume
Date: November 1, 2018
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.
At this seminar participants learned to:
    • Tailor their CV/Resume to their goals
    • Highlight and build transferable skills and experience
    • Focus the content and structure
    • Apply value added tips and tricks

 

Responsible Conduct of Research Series

Exorcising the Ghosts - Managing Problems with Coauthors
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
Date: October 30, 2018
Speaker: Roland C. Merchant, MD, MPH, ScD, Member of the Faculty of
  Emergency Medicine, HMS; Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital
This Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) session presented the basic guidelines on responsible authorship, and discussed common scenarios and case studies that helped participants think through the challenges that can arise between co-authors.
Click here to view the presentation slides.

 

Faculty Development Seminar: Negotiation Series

Dealing with Difficult Tactics
Date: October 15, 2018
Speaker: Robert C. Bordone, JD, Thaddeus R. Beal Clinical Professor of Law
   at Harvard Law School
In this advanced interactive seminar, participants learned strategies on how to handle negotiators who use difficult tactics, stonewalling, and hard-bargaining
at the negotiation table. The session combined lecture and in-class demonstration that equipped participants with a menu of responses to increase the likelihood of neutralizing difficult behaviors and producing cooperative and value-creating outcomes.

 

Education Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Sponsored by the Graduate Student Division
Overview of Career Opportunities in the Life Science Sector
Date: October 11, 2018
This seminar focused on career opportunities and provided an overview of the skills needed to excel within each type of role.
At this seminar 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: Communication Series

Can I Really Write a Book?
Sponsored by the Office for Clinical Careers
Date: October 10, 2018
Speaker: 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
In this interactive seminar, participants learned strategies for formulating their ideas, writing and collaborating on chapters, editing, and finding a publisher.
Click here to view the presentation slides.
Click here to view the handouts.

 

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

MGH New Faculty Orientation
Date: October 4, 2018
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.

 

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Drafting Your Chief's Letter
Date: September 27, 2018
Speaker: 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
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.
Click here to view the presentation slides.

 

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards Panel Discussion
Co-Sponsored by the Office for Women's Careers and the Office for Research Career Development
Date: September 25, 2018
Speakers:
 Esther E. Freeman, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of
  Dermatology, 2017 Claflin Award Winner
 Gina R. Kruse, MD, MS, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine,
  2016 Claflin Award Winner
 Karen K. Miller, MD, Professor, Department of Medicine, Co-Chair, ECOR
  review committee, 1999 Claflin Award Winner
Moderator: Ann M. Skoczenski, PhD, Senior Program Manager, Department
  of Medicine, Director, Office for Women's Careers
Would you like to know more about the Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards?
These awards are designed to provide bridge funding for junior faculty women to sustain research productivity during the child-rearing years with the intention of advancing women in academic medicine.
This discussion had covered: information on how the award can help advance your career; advice from recent Claflin Scholars; tips on putting together your best application; resources to help you apply.

 

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Teaching Careers for Scientists 101
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
Date: September 24, 2018
HMS Curriculum Fellows Program Speakers:
  Kate McDonnell-Dowling, PhD, Curriculum Fellow, HMX Office of
   Online Learning
  Deepali Ravel, PhD, Curriculum Fellow, Infectious Diseases Consortium
  Taralyn Tan, PhD Curriculum Fellow, HMS Neurobiology
This seminar covered the basics of teaching careers for scientists including: different types of educational roles/careers including teaching, administration, and curriculum development; different types of educational settings such as K-12, undergraduate, graduate, and online education; experience needed for each career path; practical tips for building teaching skills during your early career through opportunities such as outreach programs, adjunct teaching, coursework, and online resources.
Click here to view the presentation.

 

Postdoc Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation
Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division
Date: September 20, 2018
This was an exclusive event for MGH Research Fellows/Post Docs. New Research Fellows were encouraged to attend our orientation lunch where we covered career development resources and opportunities available to them here at the MGH. Participants also had the chance to meet staff from the Office for Research Career Development, the Post Doctoral Division, volunteers from the MGPA and, of course, other post docs!

 

Postdoc Appreciation Events

Ice Cream Social and Panel Discussion: Making the Most of Your Postdoc
Co-sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division and the Mass General
  Postdoc Association

Date: September 17, 2018
In honor of National Postdoc Appreciation Week, and all of your hard work throughout the year, we hosted an Ice Cream Social! After, participants were invited to stay for an inspiring panel discussion: "Making the Most of Your Postdoc". They learned the steps our panel of speakers took during their postdoctoral years that proved successful in their career transitions.

 

Faculty Development Seminar: Leadership Series

Annual Women in Medicine Month Lecture
Co-sponsored by the MGH Office for Women's Careers and Human Resources
Date: September 12, 2018
This event celebrated Women in Medicine month. The annual lecture featured Kathryn M. Rexrode, MD, MPH, as she shared advice on career success and advancement.
Click here to watch the video.
Click here to view the presentation.

 

Graduate Student Division: Networking Series

"FALL KICK-OFF" Graduate Student Back to School Social
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Division
Date: September 6, 2018
A welcome back graduate student social networking event for MGH Graduate students with ice cream and prizes.

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