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Events & Programs

Within MGH

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 and Graduate Student Division)

Sessions by month

February 2018 June 2018 October 2018
March 2018 July 2018 November 2018
April 2018 August 2018 December 2018
May 2018 September 2018 January 2019


February 2018

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

"Making Connections to Get Ahead"
Sponsored by the Office for Clinical Careers

Are you looking for ways to make new connections to help you advance your career? This seminar will help you with steps to take at your next academic society meeting, at MGH and elsewhere... it’s all about the connections you need to become more well-known!

Facilitator: Theodore Stern, MD, Director, Office for Clinical Careers;
  Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Psychosomatic
  Medicine/Consultation, HMS; and Chief Emeritus,
  Avery D. Weisman, MD, Psychiatry Consultation Service, MGH

Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus, details provided upon registration.

Registration for this event has been closed.

 

GSD Educational Seminar: Career Advancement Series

How to Survive Graduate School? We Did it! So Can You!
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Division

This panel discussion will feature two of your graduate student colleagues. Come hear from them what it took to get through their graduate school years.
You will learn how to:
    • Stay motivated and focused through the graduate school
    • Deliver your work and ask for a feedback
    • Gain confidence and enjoy your graduate school years

Panelists: Camilla Engblom, PhD, Harvard Immunology Program,
  Dr. Mikael Pittet’s lab, MGH Center for Systems Biology.
Vinidhra Mani, PhD Candidate, Harvard Immunology Program,
  Dr. Thorsten Mempel's Lab, MGH Center for Immunology and
  Inflammatory Diseases.

Moderator: Thilo Deckersbach, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology,
  Harvard Medical School, Director, MGH Graduate Student Division,
  Associate Director, Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation,
  Associate Director, Division of Neurotherapeutics.

Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus, details provided upon registration.

Pre-registration is required, please click here to register.

 

Responsible Conduct of Research

Responsibilities of Scientific Peer Reviewers
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development

This RCR seminar will present an overview of the scientific peer review process, including:
• Journal guidelines and unwritten rules
• Ethical considerations for reviewers
• Case studies of peer review challenges and solutions

Discussion Leaders:
Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine, HMS; Associate Director,
   Center for Systems Biology, MGH; Director, Office for Research Career
  Development, MGH
Hensin Tsao, MD, PhD, Professor of Dermatology, HMS; Clinical Director,
   MGH Melanoma & Pigmented Lesion Center

Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus, details provided upon registration.

Please click here to register.

This seminar counts as one of the four required lectures in part III of Partners RCR training.
All are welcome, but space is limited and registration preference will be given to those with RCR training requirements. For more information on RCR training, click here.
**For a list of upcoming RCR sessions at MGH and other local sites, please click here.**

 

Mass General Postdoc Association

MGPA Portraits and Networking
Sponsored by the MGPA

Does your LinkedIn profile or professional website need an update? You're in luck!

Join the MGPA for our Portraits and Networking program. Participants will have the opportunity to have a professional headshot taken, enjoy refreshments and mingle with other post docs.

Date: Friday, February 16, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 2:00 pm
Location: CNY Campus

Registration is closed.

 

Postdoc Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

How to Evaluate, Build and Highlight Transferable Skills Workshop
Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division

Join Lauren Celano of Propel Careers for this seminar on evaluating, building and highlighting transferable skills. She will provide insight on how to evaluate transferable skills and which skills are valued in various careers. Through this seminar, Lauren will share common non-scientific skills that scientists can apply towards their desired career. She will also provide guidance on how to package scientific and non-scientific skills on resumes, cover letters, and during interviews.

Date: Friday, February 23, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 1:00pm
Location: CNY Campus, details provided upon registration.


Click here for more information and to register.

 

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March 2018

Faculty Development Seminar: Negotiation Series

Managing Difficult Conversations

The seminar will focus on the structure of difficult conversations and the systematic errors we make when trying to discuss sensitive or emotional topics. In addition, it will explore the mental shifts that can help you change your difficult conversations into learning conversations.

Facilitator: Gillien Todd, JD, Lecturer, Harvard Law School and Harvard Graduate School of Education; Consultant, Triad Consulting Group

Date: Thursday, March 1, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 3:00 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus, details provided upon registration.

Faculty with HMS academic appointments, please click here to register.

Accreditation
Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Partners HealthCare System designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Innovative Women Speak: How to Turn Your Ideas Into Patents
Sponsored by the Office for Women's Careers

In this Office for Women’s Careers program, representatives from Partners Innovation will discuss how they can help you access industry collaborations, venture investing, and licensing expertise. In addition, women inventors from the MGH faculty will share their experiences moving ideas through the patent and licensing process. Come learn how you can advance your career by moving your ideas into the business development space.

Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus, details provided upon registration.

Faculty with HMS academic appointments, please click here to register.

 

Faculty Development Series: Management Series

Managing Your Lab in the Electronic Age
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development

Are you transitioning your lab to an electronic lab notebook?

This program will discuss how the management of a research program evolves with the use of an electronic lab (ELN). Using an ELN can mean changes in how you lead your lab, including oversight of experiments and lab meetings; and preparation of grants and publications. Come hear how PIs have achieved this transition, and enhanced their lab management.

Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus, details provided upon registration.

Pre-registration is required, please click here to register.

 

GSD Educational Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Acing Your Interview
Co-sponsored by the Graduate Student Division and the Post Doctoral Division

A career advancement seminar for MGH graduate students tailored for academic and non-academic interviews.

This educational seminar will provide tips and advice on:
    • how to perform research on the company and interviewers
    • how to prepare potential interview questions
    • how to customize your response to the interview questions
    • how to create your own “elevator speech”
    • how to handle behavioral focused interview questions
    • how to succeed during an interview
    • how to follow up after an interview

Facilitator: Lauren Celano, MBA, Founder and CEO, Propel Careers

Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 2:00 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus, details provided upon registration.

Pre-registration is required, please click here to register.

 

Postdoc Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation
Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division

This is an exclusive event for MGH Research Fellows/Post Docs. New Research Fellows are encouraged to attend our orientation lunch where we'll be covering career development resources and opportunities available to you here at the MGH. You will also have 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!

Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Time: 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus

Registration will open one month before the orientation date.

 

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April 2018

Postdoc Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Becoming a Leader: Cultivating Leadership Skills for Career Advancement
Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division

This seminar focuses on cultivating leadership skills during a Ph.D. or postdoctoral program. Tangible examples will be provided on how to become involved with student clubs, academic groups, industry organizations, non-profit organizations, and networking groups to build leadership, management, presentation, communication, networking, and interpersonal skills. Leadership ability is tremendously valuable as you build your career and is sought after by employers.

This workshop will be facilitated by Lauren Celano, CEO of Propel Careers.

Date: Monday, April 2, 2018
Time: 4:00 to 5:00pm
Location: MGH Main Campus

Registration will open one month prior to the program Click here to learn more.

 

Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Speaking Up and Giving Feedback: Mastering Conversations Up and Down the Ladder
Sponsored by the Office for Clinical Careers

Seminar for MGH faculty with HMS academic appointments.

This interactive workshop will discuss the importance of speaking up across authority gradients, as well as giving effective receiver-focused feedback. An array of strategies and techniques will be taught and demonstrated. Using simulated cases, participants will have opportunities to practice these skills in a safe and supported environment.

Speakers: Rebecca D. Minehart, MD, MSHPed, Assistant Professor, HMS;
  Assistant Director of Residency Program and Director of Obstetric Anesthesia
  Fellowship, Dept. of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine, MGH

Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 1:30 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus, details provided upon registration.

Pre-registration is required, please click here to register.

 


Accreditation
Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Partners HealthCare System designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Faculty Development Seminar: Networking Series

Meet and Greet Networking Lunch with Shelly F. Greenfield, MD, MPH
Sponsored by the Office for Women's Careers

The Office for Women’s Careers “Meet and Greet” series is an opportunity to meet a distinguished faculty member, hear about her career path in academic medicine and network with your colleagues.

Speakers: Shelly F. Greenfield, MD, MPH, Chief Academic Officer, McLean Hospital
  Kristine M. Trustey Endowed Chair in Psychiatry, McLean Hospital
  Chief, Division of Women's Mental Health, McLean Hospital
  Director, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Clinical and Health Services Research    Program, McLean Hospital
  Professor of Psychiatry, HMS

Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus, details provided upon registration.

Faculty with HMS academic appointments, please click here to register.

 

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May 2018

Faculty Development Seminar: Leadership Series

10th Annual Nancy J. Tarbell, MD Lectureship Series

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. This year's speaker is Elizabeth "Betsy" Nabel, MD, President of Brigham Health and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location: MGH Campus, details provided upon registration.

Pre-registration is required, please click here to register.

 

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Annual Research Fellow Poster Celebration
Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division

The PDD Annual Research Fellow Poster Celebration showcases the research accomplishments of MGH Research Fellows.

Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Time: 9:00 to 4:00 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus

Please click here to learn more.

 

Postdoc Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation
Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division

This is an exclusive event for MGH Research Fellows/Post Docs. New Research Fellows are encouraged to attend our orientation lunch where we'll be covering career development resources and opportunities available to you here at the MGH. You will also have 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!

Date: Thursday, May 24, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus

Registration will open one month before the orientation date.

 

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June 2018

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series (ACAS)

Academic Career Advancement Series (ACAS)

The annual Academic Career Advancement Series (ACAS) helps MGH faculty better understand the process of academic advancement and promotion. Plan to come and hear how to get promoted! Each panel will feature an MGH faculty from department leadership, a recently promoted faculty colleague, and a representative from the HMS Office for Faculty Affairs.

Session I- Area of Excellence: Investigation
Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 1:30 pm

Session II- Areas of Excellence: Clinical Expertise and Innovation & Teaching and Educational Leadership
Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 1:30 pm

Session III- Instructor to Assistant Professor (All Areas of Excellence)
Date: Monday, June 18, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 1:30 pm

Session IV- Crafting Your CV Narrative (All Ranks and Areas of Excellence)
Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm

All sessions will be held in the MGH Main Campus, additional details provided at a later date.

 

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

21th Annual Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards Luncheon
Sponsored by the Office for Women's Careers

The annual luncheon celebration provided to celebrate the new 2018 Claflin Distinguished Scholar Award winners as well as an opportunity for all recipients from 1997 to 2018 to meet and network.

Date: June 21, 2018
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm

Invitation only

 

Graduate Student & Postdoc Event: Networking Series

Annual Networking Barbecue
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Division, Post Doctoral Division, and Mass General Postdoc Association

This outdoor event is designed for MGH graduate students and postdocs to meet and interact in a relaxed environment.

Date: June 28, 2018
Time: 5:00-7:00 pm
Location: CNY Campus

Details to follow.

 

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July 2018

Faculty Development Seminar: Lectureship Series

Claflin Distinguished Scholar / Faculty Development Awards Panel
Sponsored by the Office for Women's Careers

This seminar will honor the recipients of the Claflin Distinguished Scholar Award and the Faculty Development Awards.

Date: Friday, July 27, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 1:30 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus

Details to follow.

 

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August 2018

Postdoc Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch
Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division

This is an exclusive event for MGH Research Fellows/Post Docs. New Research Fellows are encouraged to attend our orientation lunch where we covere career development resources and opportunities available to you here at the MGH. You also have 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!

Date: Monday, August 13, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location: CNY campus

Registration will open one month before the orientation date.

 

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September 2018

Faculty Development Seminar: Leadership Series

Annual Women in Medicine Month Lecture
Co-sponsored by the MGH Office for Women's Careers and Human Resources

In commemoration of Women in Medicine month, the annual lecture features a leader in academic medicine, sharing advice on career success and advancement. .

Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 1:30 pm
Location: MGH Campus, details provided upon registration.

Details to follow.

 

Postdoc Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation
Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division

This is an exclusive event for MGH Research Fellows/Post Docs. New Research Fellows are encouraged to attend our orientation lunch where we'll be covering career development resources and opportunities available to you here at the MGH. You will also have 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!

Date: Thursday September 20, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus

Registration will open one month before the orientation date.

 

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October 2018

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

MGH New Faculty Orientation

An opportunity for new faculty who joined MGH from October 2017 to October 2018 to hear from senior faculty leaders and familiarize yourself with key information to enhance your MGH experience.

A three-hour session designed to provide an overview of the MGH environment and faculty resources focusing on:
    •  MGH and MGPO Overview
    •  Research Environment (e.g. Research Management, Executive Committee
         on Research & Research Council)

    •  Teaching and Education Environment Overview
    •  Introduction to HMS and the promotion process
    •  Center for Faculty Development Overview and more!

Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 3:00 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus, details provided upon registration.

NOTE: This session is targeted for the MGH environment. It is a separate and distinct orientation session from the HMS Office for Faculty Affairs event at the HMS Longwood location

Details to follow.

 

Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Can I Really Write a Book?
Sponsored by the Office for Clinical Careers

Have you ever wondered whether you could write or edit a book? Have you been uncertain about how to get started and how to proceed?

In this interactive seminar, you will learn strategies for formulating your ideas, writing and collaborating on chapters, editing, and finding a publisher.

Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 1:30 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus, details provided upon registration.

Details to follow.

 

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November 2018

Postdoc Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation
Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division

This is an exclusive event for MGH Research Fellows/Post Docs. New Research Fellows are encouraged to attend our orientation lunch where we'll be covering career development resources and opportunities available to you here at the MGH. You will also have 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!

Date: Friday November 9, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location: CNY campus

Registration will open one month before the orientation date.

 

Faculty Development Seminar: Work-Life Balance Series

Making the Most of Your MGH/MGPO Benefits

Are you taking advantage of all the benfits we offer?

If you are not sure, come hear from the Professional Staff Benefits Office about changes for 2019 and to have all your benefits questions answered. Take advantage of this session during the annual open enrollment period!

Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus, details provided upon registration.

Details to follow.

 

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December 2018

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January 2019

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