GSD Announcements
2015 March 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.


  How to identify
  Funding Opportunities
  Using COS Pivot


  with the GSD

  Future in Life
  Sciences (FILS)

  Drug Discovery &
  World Congress 2015


1. How To Identify Funding Opportunities using COS PIVOT on May 7 -
    Graduate Student Division Seminar: Communication Series

Are you a graduate student and you are interested in finding new external funding opportunities for your research? Community of Science (COS) Pivot is a database of funding announcements from government, commercial and international sponsors.

At this seminar you will learn how to:
    •  Find grant opportunities to support your research
    •  Find awards, scholarships, and travel support opportunities for you
    •  Set up COS Funding Alert for weekly, individualized notifications based on your
    •  Learn how to describe your research interest in the context of funding opportunities

Facilitator: Amy Robb, Assistant Director for Prospect Research and Funding Opportunities, Corporate and Foundation Relations, MGH Development Office

Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2015
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location provided upon registration.

Pre-registration is required, please register here by Thu, May 1.


1. CONSULTATIONS: GSD is offering consultations for MGH graduate students -
    Graduate Student Division

Are you interested in academic or career advice?

Thilo Deckersbach, PhD, Director of the Graduate Student Division within the Office for Research Career Development is available for individual meetings to discuss your career advancement.

Please email to schedule a consultation.

2. Future in Life Sciences (FILS) Series: Commercialization I on Mar 31-
    Sponsored by Propel Careers, MassBio, and MassBioEd

Commercialization I: (Marketing, Alliance/Product Management, Business Dev)

This Futures in Life Science program brings together experts across a wide range of disciplines and functional areas within the life science industry, who detail their roles and provide a rich context for the audience to gain a clear understanding of the skills, aptitudes, competencies, and personalities that thrive in their particular functions.

Panelists: Vin Sharma, MPH, MBA, Director, Strategic Marketing, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
               Alexis Moran, PhD, Senior Alliance Manager, ImmunoGen Tariq Kassum, MD,
Vice President, Business Development and Strategy,Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Time: 5:30 to 8:00 pm
Location: MassBio Offices, 300 Tech Square, 8th floor, Cambridge, MA

Please click here for more information.

3. "Drug Discovery & Therapy World Congress 2015" on July 22 - 25 -
    Sponsored by Drug Discovery & Therapy World Congress 2015

This event aims to highlight cutting-edge advances in all major disciplines of Drug Discovery and Drug Therapy. Presentations would focus on important areas of drug design and discovery, including but not limited to cardiovascular, endocrine and metabolic disorders, immune systems, anti-infectives, CNS, anti-cancer, inflammation and allergy, enabling technologies, emerging infectious diseases, frontier topics in medicinal chemistry, drug metabolism, drug safety, new and emerging biomarkers and drug targets, combinatorial chemistry and high throughput screening, drug delivery, pharmacogenomics, and protein and peptides sciences.

Conference President: Prof. Ferid Murad, MD, PhD, Nobel Laureate. He completed an internship and residency in Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston in 1967

Dates: July 22 - 25, 2015
Location: One Boston Place, Boston, MA

Please note, the organizers are pleased to offer FREE registration to a limited number of students from MGH to participate in this event.

Please click here for more information and to register.