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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 and Graduate Student Division)

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

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 Division 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, Assistant 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.

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 at 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.

Faculty Development Seminar: Leadership Series

Setting Boundaries in Your Mentoring Relationships
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: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
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) 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
During this session the business-side of science and the basics of financing start-ups (i.e. series, venture capital, etc) were discussed. Additionally, career opportunities for scientists in biotech investment and commercialization (i.e. venture capital analyst) were presented.

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
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) 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 Division Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Lessons Learned: How to Write A Fellowship Application Part II: NSF Grants
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: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
Date: March 14, 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

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

Postdoc Development Seminar: Networking Series

Soulcycle
Sponsored by the Mass General Postdoc Association
Date: March 6, 2017
A special networking activity with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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
A seminar designed for MGH faculty with HMS academic appointments. The focus of this seminar was on the structure of difficult conversations and the systematic errors we make when trying to discuss sensitive or emotional topics.
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 Division Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Lessons Learned: How to Write A Fellowship Application Part I: Overview & NRSA Grants
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) 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 closed session offered to a group of junior faculty a unique opportunity to meet with Peter Slavin, MD, Thomas Lynch, MD, Ann Klibanski, MD, Department Chairs and and other executive leaders. This allowed them to network with faculty they otherwise may not cross paths with in their day-to-day work life.

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 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 seminar explored the benefits of understanding conflict and provide a pragmatic, situational approach to conflict resolution. Melissa Brodrick demonstrated how and when to use the conflict-handling styles effectively and coach 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, grey 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
Are you interested in meeting postdocs outside your lab and learning about how to optimize your postdoc years and advance your future career? The Mass General Postdoc Association’s annual 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: 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 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 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, grey 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 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 Division Seminar: Career Advancement Series

How to Stay on Track with Your PhD
Date: December 8, 2016
Facilitator: Robert E. Kingston, PhD, Chief, Department of Molecular Biology, MGH; Vice Chair and Professor of Genetics, HMS
This seminar covered how to: get organized; find a routine that works; and stop procratinating. The seminar provided tips, tricks and strategies on how to stay on track with your dissertation.

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, grey 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 Division 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 Division Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Overview of Career Opportunities in the Life Science Sector
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. They learned to: tailor the CV/resume to their goals; highlight and build transferable skills and experience; and focus the content and structure.

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.

Graduate Student Division Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Overview of Career Opportunities in the Life Science Sector
Date: October 25, 2015
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 Division Education Seminar: Communication Series

MGH Graduate Student Lunch Seminar
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 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

Networking Series for MGH Graduate Students

"Fall Kick-Off" Graduate Student Social
Date: September 8, 2016
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

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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