GSD Announcements
2017 April 28

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

  GSD Graduate Student
  Lunch Seminar

  Mark Your Calendars


  Mentoring Award

  GSD Video

  Introduction to

  IMPACT program for
  career development

  Still a PhD
  student at MGH?


1.LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER! How To Identify Funding Opportunities on May 3 -
    Graduate Student Division Seminar: Communication Series

Are you a graduate student 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 3, 2017
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location provided upon registration.

Registration is required, please register here by 4:00 pm TODAY, Apr 28.

2. MGH Graduate Student Lunch Seminar on June 6-
    Graduate Student Division Communication Series

Come support your fellow graduate students, GSD Travel Award October 2016 - March 2017 winners, Suzanne Wilkens and Sam Osseiran who will present on their research. Come and mingle with your fellow graduate students and enjoy free lunch!

Presenter: Suzanne Wilkens, MD, PhD Candidate, Harvard University,
Dr. Neal Chen Principal Investigator, MGH Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity Service

Presenter: Sam Osseiran, PhD Candidate, Medical Engineering & Medical Physics Program,
Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences & Technology,
Dr. Conor Evans Lab, MGH Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Department of Dermatology.

Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location provided upon registration.

Please click here to register.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS - Upcoming Program (Details to follow)-

     • MGH Graduate Student (GSD), Post Doctoral Division(PDD)and Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA) BBQ
        Thu, July 6 - 5:00 to 7:00 pm
        Location: Charlestown Navy Yard (CNY) Location


1. Congratulations! MGH GSD Principal Investigator Mentoring Award Recipient -
    Presented by the MGH Graduate Student Division

The MGH Graduate Student Division is pleased to announce that Mikael Pittet, PhD, the Samana Cay MGH Research Scholar, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, Director, Cancer Immunology Program, MGH Center for Systems Biology is the winner of the 2017 MGH GSD Principal Investigator (PI) Mentoring Award. This award is given to an MGH PI who has contributed to the success of PhD graduate student(s) at MGH and demonstrated excellence in a number of ways including:

Demonstrating sustained interest and success in mentoring of PhD student(s) in research
Having a positive impact on academic progress and achievements of PhD student(s)
Helping PhD graduate student(s) to stay on track with their academic work
Fostering and encouraging professional development of PhD student(s)

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Pittet on this outstanding achievement!

2. The MGH Graduate Student Division (GSD) Video -
    Presented by the MGH Graduate Student Division

Click here to see the new MGH Graduate Student Division Video on YouTube! Please share with your friends and colleagues, with current and prospective students joining MGH.

Visit our website for more information about the MGH Graduate Student Division.

3. Introduction to Bioinformatics both May 18 and 25-
    Sponsored by the MGH Research Institute

This introductory mini-course is intended for experimentalist who would like to get oriented in basic Bioinformatics concepts and tools. It is intended as a primer that would allow you to better understand general ideas and approaches and to start asking the right questions about your data. If you want to drill very deeply into a specific question or to get hands-on experience, this probably isn't a course for you. However, we are open to organizing more in-depth courses and workshops in the future.

Speaker: Ruslan Sadreyev, PhD, Director of Bioinformatics, MGH

This workshop will be offered on two dates:

Dates: Thursdays, May 18 & 25, 2017
Time: 2:00 to 3:30 pm
Location: Simches 3.110 Large Conference Room, Simches Research Building, 3rd Floor

Please click here to register for one of the sessions.

4. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: MIT IMPACT program for career development due May 19-
    Sponsored by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

In IMPACT, you will be challenged to refine your research focus and to identify the most promising paths to achieve real-world impact. Expert faculty from a broad range of institutions and companies in the Boston area will help you reflect on your work to both gain new insights into your approach, as well as learn how to share your story with others. IMPACT alumni feel energized and a new sense of direction for their work.

Please click here for more information. Applications are due Fri, May 19.

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.