2013 November 22

The Graduate Student Division (GSD) within the Office for Research Career Development,
a branch of the Center for Faculty Development, was created to foster a graduate student community and to serve the practical needs of graduate students
from all academic institutions who are associated with basic and clinical research at MGH.


  Career Search
  How to Identify
  Roles and Best
  for Job Searching

  GSD Seminar:
  How to Give a Talk



  Your Personal
  on Harvard

  MGH Research
  Core Day

  Responsible Conduct
  of Research Series


1. Career Search Strategy: How to Identify Opportunities and Roles and Best Practices for Job Searching on Dec 5*
    GSD Educational Seminar: Career Advancement Series

This seminar will provide insight on how to prepare a search strategy to identify the relevant companies and/or roles relevant for your background. This includes strategy on self-awareness, informational interviewing, company research using modern social networks, and awareness of networking events to attend.

Date: Thursday, December 5, 2013
Time: noon - 2 pm

Location will be sent upon registration.

Pre-registration is required, please register here by Fri, Nov 29.

* Keynote address at the MGH Graduate Student Community Celebration Day

2. How to Give a Talk on Jan 23-
    GSD Educational Seminar: Communication Series

A quick and easy guide for MGH graduate students on how to give an oral presentation.

This seminar provides graduate students with the tools for giving effective presentations, understanding how to organize a talk, making slides that work, learning the most effective ways to talk to an audience including the uses and the dangers of humor, and managing performance anxieties.

Facilitator: Andrew A. Nierenberg, MD, Director, Bipolar Clinic and Research Program
                Associate Director, Depression Clinical and Research Program
                Director, Clinical Research Support Office, Clinical Research Program                 

Date: Thursday, January 23, 2014
Time: noon to 1 pm
Location will be sent upon registration.

Pre-registration is required, please register here by Wed, Jan 1.


1. MGH GSD Facebook group -
    Created by GSD Committee

REMINDER: There is a new facebook group created for you!

Join the group today and start participating in social activities with your peers!

The link to the facebook group is: www.facebook.com/groups/mghgsd

2. Build Your Personal Website on Harvard OpenScholar-

Did you know that if you have a Harvard appointment, you can build your own personal website on the Harvard Web Publishing Platform, powered by OpenScholar? Scholars at Harvard offers you the next generation scholarly web site. With it, you can easily create and manage a highly dynamic, powerful, and customizable site, with an easy-to-use interface and a look and feel that is uniquely yours. You can get started by going to http://scholar.harvard.edu, or e-mail the support team at support@openscholar.harvard.edu.

3. MGH Research Core Day on Dec 2-

Stop by the Simches Conference Area to learn more about the Cores at the 1st MGH Core Day event.

Dates: Monday, December 2, 2013
Time: 1:00 to 4 pm
Location: Simches Conference Room, 3rd floor, Boston, MA

Reminder: You need your MGH ID Badge to enter Simches Research building at MGH.

4. Responsible Conduct of Research: Peer Review of Journal Manuscripts on Dec 12-
    Presented by the Office for Research Career Development

This Responsible Conduct of Research workshop will cover:
        Overview of the peer review process
        Journal guidelines and unwritten rules
        Ethical considerations for reviewers

In addition, you will work in a small group to review a manuscript, guided by the faculty presenters. Participants will be assigned a short basic or clinic research manuscript to read before the session.

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

Date: Thursday, December 12, 2013
Time: 10:30am to 12pm
Location provided upon registration

You must register to get RCR training credit. Completion of this seminar earns 2 hours RCR credits.

Please click here to register by Thu, Dec 5.

Please note that due to prerequisite requirements, we are unable to allow walk-in attendance for this seminar.


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