GSD Announcements
2016 March 25

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.


  Getting Your
  Point Across

  How to identify
  Funding Opportunities
  Using COS Pivot


  MGH Volunteer
  Consulting Group
  Call for

  "Imaging Inside
  the Body"
  Open House

  Are you still
  a PhD student
  at MGH?


1. Getting Your Point Across on April 21-
    GSD Educational Seminar: Communication Series

Deliver better presentations by using PowerPoint as a more effective public speaking tool.

At this educational seminar you will:

    •  Understand elements of PowerPoint presentation construction
    •  Capitalize on PowerPoint's capabilities to convey your ideas
    •  Learn the principles of information design and communication

Facilitator: Beth Beighlie, Digital Imaging Coordinator, Research Imaging Solutions, Harvard Medical School

Date: Thursday, April 21, 2016
Time: 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Location provided upon registration.

Pre-registration is required, please click here to register by Fri, Apr 15

2. How To Identify Funding Opportunities using COS PIVOT on May 5 -
    Graduate Student Division Seminar: Communication Series

Are you a graduate student and are you 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: Thursday, May 5, 2016
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location provided upon registration.

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


1. MGH Volunteer Consulting Group Call for Applications-

Are you interested in gaining real-world consulting experience for life sciences companies? The MGH Consulting Club is recruiting enthusiastic individuals to join their Volunteer Consulting Group (MGH-VCG) for a 6-week engagement. This is a great opportunity to participate in team-based projects and gain valuable, hands-on consulting experience with local companies in the life sciences sector!

When: Starting in May 2016.

Eligibility: No formal affiliation required. Background in life sciences preferred. Experience in business or consulting NOT required. Time commitment is 10-15 hours per week with 3 mandatory meetings with the client

How to Apply: Write a short statement of purpose (no more than 200 words) about why you are interested in participating in the MGH-VCG and describe relevant experience that makes you qualified for this engagement. Attach your statement and resume in a single PDF file and email to

Applications are due by 11:59 pm on April 2.

2. "Imaging Inside the Body" Open House TODAY -
    Sponsored by MGH/HST Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging and Real Colegio
    Complutense (RCC) at Harvard University.

If you are curious about how new technological advances are having a major impact in the medical field, you are welcome to attend this seminar. Students of all levels are welcome!

"Imaging Inside the Body" is a program targeted to graduate students and aspiring researchers interested in the field of medical imaging. It is organized by RCC Fellow and MGH graduate student, Angel Torrado Carvajal.

Date: Friday, March 25, 2016
Time: 3:00 to 8:00 pm
Please click here for more information

3. Are you still a PhD student at MGH?-

As we look to ensure the accuracy of our mailing list please click here if you are no longer a PhD graduate student at MGH.