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The Graduate Student Division (GSD) within the Office for Research Career Development (ORCD), a branch of the Center for Faculty Development (CFD), 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.


The GSD, Graduate Student Division, addresses the specific needs and career advancement of the graduate students at the MGH. Areas of emphasis for this office are to:

  • Provide programs, services and resources
  • Create a sense of community
  • Enhance the overall experience of students affiliated with MGH
  • Attract more graduate students to MGH
  • Establish relationships with the graduate schools

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GSD Advisory Board

The GSD Advisory Council is comprised of senior faculty members and hospital leadership who meet twice a year to provide oversight and review GSD priorities and activities.
Members include:

Mark Albers, MD, PhD
Erin Dunn, PhD
Thilo Deckersbach, PhD
David Fisher, MD, PhD
Bettina Hoeppner, PhD
Jacob M Hooker, PhD

Rakesh Jain, PhD
Robert Kingston, PhD
David Langenau, PhD
Donna Lawton, MS
Andrea McClatchey, PhD
Mo Motamedi, PhD

Ebru Oral, PhD
Patrick Purdon, PhD
Anthony Rosenzweig, MD
Khalid Shah, PhD
Jack Szostak, PhD
Ralph Weissleder, MD, PhD


GSD Committee

The GSD Committee is comprised of graduate students who meet four times a year to a more active role to help identify needs as well as to design and implement activities.
Members include:

Anne Dinaux
Camilla Engblom
Thilo Deckersbach, PhD
Dongjian Hu
Jakob Jespersen
Lisa Leijssen
Vinidhra Mani
Karina Marshall-Bowman
Ana Martins Metelo
Laura Mateyka
Vanessa Merker
Anna Narinsky
Sofia Santos
Catarina Seabra
Quirina Thio
Fabian Troschel
Quirine Van Der Vliet
Bianca Verbeek
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