GSD Announcements
2018 November 27

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.


  Join GSD
  Graduate Student

  Importance of

  Conflict Management
  at Work


  Upcoming Program


  Individual career
  with the GSD

  To Be (a Postdoc),
  or Not To Be?

  Still a PhD
  student at MGH?


1. COME JOIN US! GSD Graduate Student Committee Meeting on Nov 29-
    Presented by the Graduate Student Division

The Graduate Student Division, with the support of the Center for Faculty Development and Office for Research Career Development, offers educational seminars, networking and social events specifically tailored for graduate students. All MGH graduate students can join the GSD Committee and help us to:

    •  Plan upcoming events
    •  Share your ideas for future events and initiatives
    •  Embrace the MGH graduate student community

You are welcome to attend the GSD Committee meeting on:

Date: Thursday, November 29, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location provided via email.

Please email if you are interested in attending.

2. Importance of Mentoring while in Graduate School on Dec 5-
    Graduate Student Division Seminar: Communication Series

Why is mentoring important while in graduate school? Come listen to the to 2017 MGH GSD Principal Investigator (PI) Mentoring Award winner Mikael Pittet, PhD, the Samana Cay MGH Research Scholar, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, and Director, Immunology Program, MGH Center for Systems Biology and learn about how to:

    •  Interact with your PI/mentor
    •  Develop your own vision of good mentoring
    •  Recognize the basics of good mentoring

Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location provided upon registration.

Please click here to register.

3. Conflict Management at Work on Jan 9-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Negotiation Series
    Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development, Graduate Student Division, and the Post
    Doctoral Division

A seminar for MGH faculty and research fellows with HMS academic appointments, and MGH PhD graduate students in research.

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, MEd, Harvard Medical School Ombudsperson

Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Time: 12:00 to 2:00 PM
Location: MGH Main Campus, details upon registration

Please click here to register.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS - Upcoming Program (Details to follow)

    •   How to Stay on Track with your PhD
         Thu, Feb 14 - 12:00 to 1:00 pm
         Location: MGH Main Campus


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. "To Be (a Postdoc), or Not To Be? Choosing the Next Step After Your PhD" on Dec 5-
    Sponsored by National Postdoctoral Association

This webinar for PhD graduate students will provide advice on how to choose what lab is best for you, and how to enter a postdoctoral position with a clear plan on how to move on to the ultimate career path. Too often, graduate students make this critical career choice without knowing the full ramifications of their decision, or how it can open new doors.
Keith Micoli, PhD will help attendees understand that this is a time of great opportunity, but also great risk if proper care is not put into this decision.

Facilitator: Keith Micoli, PhD, Assistant Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs at New York University (NYU) Langone Medical Center.

Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Webinar

Please click here for more information and to register.

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.