GSD Announcements
2014 June 27

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.


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  Secrets to Success
  in Graduate School

  Current Techniques in
  Molecular Genetics

  Future in Life


1. New! MGH GSD Twitter Account -
    Created by GSD Committee

NEW: Follow us on Twitter now!


2. Joint our MGH GSD LinkedIn group -
    Created by GSD Committee

Join the MGH GSD LinkedIn group today and start building your network for successful career in academia and/or industry!!


3. MGH GSD Facebook group -
    Created by GSD Committee

REMINDER: There is a facebook group created for you! Join today and start participating in social activities with your peers!!!


4. Secrets to Success in Graduate School Seminar-
    Presented by Dora Farkas,Ph.D, Founder of

Would you like to finish your thesis soon and find a job? The "Secrets to Success in Graduate School" seminar intended for students at all stages of graduate school as it teaches how to structure your experience in graduate school, so you can break your research and writing into manageable stages.

The seminar is led by Dora Farkas, PhD, Thesis and Career Coach, author of "The Smart Way to Your PhD: 200 Secrets from 100 Graduates"

During this seminar, you will learn:

    •  The five steps to success in graduate school
    •  What causes burnout in graduate school and how to prevent it
    •  Tips for communicating with your thesis supervisor to get the mentoring you need
    •  Strategies for improving productivity throughout the day
    •  How to stay focused and motivated to work on your thesis until it is done

Time and place of seminar will be determined based on number of participants. If you would like to register or to receive more information about this seminar, please email

5. Current Techniques in Molecular Genetics starting Jul 14-
    Sponsored by the NIH/NIDDK supported Center for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease,
    Massachusetts General Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

The Center for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease is pleased to announce the schedule for the 24th Annual MGH/BIDMC Summer Course, "Current Techniques in Molecular Genetics". This course is open to all fellows, students, house officers, research staff and faculty of all Harvard affiliated institutions and institutions associated with the CSIBD. There is no charge for the course, however, all participants must pre-register.

Dates: July 14 - 23, 2014
Location: O'Keeffe Auditorum

Please click here for detailed agenda and registration information.

6. Future in Life Sciences (FILS) Series: Bio-Informatics, Modeling and Systems Biology
    Career Paths on Sep 16-

    Presented by Propel Careers and MassBioEd

Futures in Life Sciences events are tailored for graduate students, postdocs and medical residents and discuss exciting career paths in the life sciences industry in various functional areas.

Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Time: 5:30 to 8:00 pm
Location: MassBio Offices, 300 Tech Square, 8th floor, Cambridge, MA

Please click here for more information and to register.