GSD Announcements
2015 December 18

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.


  Conflict Management
  at Work

  Save the date:
  How to Write
  a Successful
  Fellowship Application


  with the GSD

  Identifying Funding

  If you are no longer
  a PhD student at MGH
  please click here

  Happy Holidays
  from the GSD Office


1. Conflict Management at Work on Jan 13-
    Graduate Student Division Seminar: Negotiation Series
    Co-Sponsored with the Center for Faculty Development

This seminar will explore the benefits of understanding conflict and provide a pragmatic, situational approach to conflict resolution. Melissa Brodrick will demonstrate how and when to use the conflict-handling styles effectively and coach participants to initiate productive dialogue to deal with conflict situations.

Facilitator: Melissa Brodrick, Harvard Medical School Ombudsperson

Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Time: 12:00 to 2:00 pm
Location provided upon registration.

Please click here to register by Tue, Jan 5.

2. SAVE THE DATE: How to Write a Successful Fellowship Application on Feb 25-
    GSD Educational Seminar: Career Advancement Series

We will discuss the elements that go into a successful Fellowship application, including how to pick a research project, how to select sponsors and mentors, and what to emphasize in a solid training plan.

Facilitator: Kristen K. Ellard, Ph.D., Clinical Fellow in Psychology
                Bipolar Clinic and Research Program Program, MGH

Date: Thursday, February 25, 2016
Time: 3:00 to 4:00 pm
Location provided upon registration.

Pre-registration is required. Please click here to register early.


1. CAREER ADVICE: GSD is offering individual consultations for MGH graduate students -

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 consultations to discuss your career advancement.

Please email to schedule a consultation.

2. Do You Need Help Identifying Funding Opportunities?-

The ORCD is sponsoring consultation meetings for faculty and fellows to meet with Amy Robb, Assistant Director for Prospect Research and Funding Opportunities, Corporate & Foundation Relations, MGH Development Office, to set up personalized funding searches. Amy can meet with individuals or small groups who share funding goals. There are currently slots available on Monday, December 21, 2015.

This consultation will help you:
    •  Set up search parameters designed to identify funding sources for
        your research program.
    •  Receive a weekly report of updated search results.
    •  Gain a greater understanding of how to use COS Pivot to conduct
        additional searches on your own.

Please click here to register. If you cannot attend a meeting on Monday, please email to express your interest in meeting with Amy.

3. Are you a PhD student at MGH?-

As we look to ensure the accuracy of our mailing list please let us know if you are no longer a PhD graduate student at MGH by clicking here

We hope that you are able to take some time and enjoy the holidays
with your family and friends. We wish you warmest greetings of the Season
and every good wish for the coming year.

From all of us at the Center for Faculty Development
Office for Clinical Careers
Office for Research Career Development
- Graduate Student Division
Office for Women's Careers