GSD Announcements
2016 September 23

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.


  Student Lunch

  Career Opportunities
  in the Life Science


  GSD Travel
  Awards 2016

  "GSD Select"
  Paper of the Month

  Futures in Life
  Sciences (FILS)

  HST Faculty

  Are you still
  a PhD student
  at MGH?


1. MGH Graduate Student Lunch Seminar on Sep 29-
    Graduate Student Division Communication Series

Come support your fellow graduate student, GSD Travel Award winner, Angela She who will present on her research about “Chemogenomic Profiling of HDAC Inhibitors as Progranulin Enhancers for Treating Frontotemporal Dementia”. Come and mingle with your fellow graduate students and enjoy free lunch!

Presenter: Angela She, PhD Candidate, Harvard University Chemical Biology Program,
Dr. Stephen J. Haggarty's Lab, MGH Center for Human Genetic Research.

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location provided upon registration.

Please click here to register by Tue, Sep 27.

2. Overview of Career Opportunities in the Life Science Sector on Oct 25 -
    Graduate Student Division Career Advancement Series

Are you interested in exploring your future career opportunities? This seminar will focus on career opportunities available to individuals with advances degrees and provides an overview of the skills needed to excel in each type of role.

At this seminar you will learn about:
    •  Research and non-research career paths such as consulting, product development, etc.
    •  Numerous opportunities for you in non-profit and for-profit organizations
    •  Transferable skills, their importance and how to highlight them for specific roles

Facilitator: Lauren Celano, MBA, Founder and CEO, Propel Careers

Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2015
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location provided upon registration.

Registration is required, please register here by Fri, Oct 14.


    MGH Graduate Student Division Travel Awards Oct 2016 - Mar 2017 due Oct 14-

    Sponsored by the MGH Graduate Student Division

Recognizing that one of the obstacles to career advancement is the challenge of traveling while in graduate school and doing research, the MGH Graduate Student Division within the CFD's Office for Research Career Development established the GSD Travel Awards to help you travel.

This award will support travel to an academic/society meeting related to your academic advancement possible. The award is open to PhD graduate students who are currently doing research at MGH and who have plans to attend a professional meeting between October 2016 and March 2017. Funding is intended to help defray registration, transportation and accommodation costs for the students while traveling only. Winners will present at a MGH student seminar.

Please click here for more information. Applications are due by Fri, Oct 14.

2."GSD Select" - Paper of the month-
    Presented by the MGH Graduate Student Division

Click here to see GSD Select!

GSD Select is a collection of original research papers published by graduate students with their MGH mentor. Each month, all papers submitted to the GSD, and selected as "paper of the month" will be highlighted on the GSD Select web page and will be entered into the “paper of the year” contest.

Have you published a paper with your MGH mentor recently? If so, send us the reference and we will showcase it on the GSD Website as one of the papers of the month.

All papers of the month will be entered into the “paper of the year” contest with a chance to win a $250 prize!

Click here to submit your abstract.

3. Futures in Life Sciences: Career Paths in Big Data in the Life Sciences on Sep 27-
    Sponsored by Propel Careers, MassBio, and MassBioEd

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.

Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time: 5:30 to 8:00 pm
Location: MassBio Offices, 300 Tech Square, 8th floor, Cambridge, MA

Please click here to register.

4. HST Faculty Poster Session on Oct 6-
    Sponsored by Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST)

Students and faculty are warmly invited to attend the HST's annual faculty poster session where MD and PhD students learn about research opportunities.

Date: Thursday, October 6, 2016
Time: 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Location: HMS, Warren Alpert Building, 200 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA

Students may register a poster using this link by 5:00 pm on Sep 26. For questions please email

5. 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.