GSD Announcements
2018 February 16
  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.


  Acing the Interview

  Lunch Seminar


  Save the Date


  Call for
  2018 GSD PI
  Mentoring Award

  Call for
  GSD Travel
  Awards 2018

  MGH Cancer Research
  201 Course

  Still a PhD
  student at MGH?


1. Acing Your Interview on March 15-
    GSD Educational Seminar: Career Advancement Series

A career advancement seminar for MGH graduate students tailored for academic and non-academic interviews.

This educational seminar will provide tips and advice on:

    •  how to perform research on the company and interviewers
    •  how to prepare potential interview questions and responses
    •  how to create your own “elevator speech”
    •  how to handle behavioral focused interview questions

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

Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 2:00 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus, details provided upon registration.

Please click here to register by Fri, March 9.

2. MGH Graduate Student Lunch Seminar on March 21-
    Graduate Student Division Communication Series

Come support your fellow graduate students, GSD Travel Award October 2017 - March 2018 winners, who will present on their research. Come and mingle with your fellow graduate students and enjoy free lunch!

Presenter: Sebastian Friedrich Winter, PhD Candidate, Medicine and Neuroscience Program, Charité Medical University, Berlin, Germany; MGH Department of Neurology; Principal Investigator: Dr. Jorg Dietrich.

Presenter: Madeleine Jennewein, PhD Candidate, Virology Program, Harvard University;
Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard; Principal Investigator: Dr. Galit Alter.

Presenter: Jiahe Zhang, PhD Candidate, Psychology Program, Northeastern University; MGH Department of Psychiatry, Center for Law, Brain & Behavior; Principal Investigator: Dr. Lisa Barrett.

Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 1:30 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus, details provided upon registration.

Please click here to register by Fri, March 16.

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

    •   How to Identify Fellowships & Other External Funding Opportunities
         Thu, April 12 - 12:00 to 1:00 pm
         Location: MGH Main Campus


1. CALL FOR NOMINATIONS! 2018 MGH Graduate Student Division PI Mentoring Award-
    Sponsored by the MGH Graduate Student Division

Do you know an outstanding Principal Investigator (PI) mentoring PhD graduate student(s) in his/her lab?

The MGH Graduate Student Division aims to recognize outstanding achievements in PhD graduate student mentoring. This award seeks to recognize MGH Principal Investigators who mentor PhD graduate student(s) in their lab, who historically have had more than one PhD graduate student, and who have demonstrated outstanding contribution in helping PhD graduate students to advance their skills and provide support with scholarly activities. The award is to be used for PhD graduate student development and to celebrate their lab and its accomplishments.

Please click here for the nomination form. For further information regarding the application process, please e-mail All nominations are due by Thu, March 1.

2. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS! MGH Graduate Student Division Travel Awards
     May - October 2018-

    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 his/her 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 May and October 2018. Funding is intended to help defray registration, transportation and accommodation costs for the students while traveling only. Winners will present at an MGH student seminar.

Please click here for more information. Applications are due by Fri, Mar 16.

3. Mass General Cancer Research 201: Bringing Medicine and Science Together course-
    Sponsored by MGH Cancer Center

The course objective is to highlight the critical interrelationship between science and medicine in oncology. It will provide insight into how scientific discovery fuels advances in cancer treatment and how clinical experience can both focus and inform scientific investigation.

Please click here for more information.

4. 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.