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Academic Year 2007 - 2008

Grant-Writing Workshop - Pilot

Writing Consultant: Carol Winkleman, Grant-writing consultant
Date: September 24-25, 2007

Reception-NIH Pathway to Independence Grant

Honorees: Galit Alter, PhD, Pamela McMahon, PhD, Zdravka Medarova, PhD, Bakhos Tannous, PhD, B. Hyle Park, PhD, Thorsten Mempel, MD, PhD
Date: October 12, 2007

Lunchtime Seminar for Postdoctoral Researchers -

Image Manipulation in Scientific Research: Is an Image Still Worth 1,000 Words?
Speaker: Dennis Brown, PhD, Associate Chief for Research Affairs, MGH Nephrology Division
Director, MGH Program in Membrane Biology
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Date: October 15, 2007

Panel Discussions on Research Careers -

Beyond Academic: Careers in Biomedical Industry
Panelists: Joan Butterton, MD, Associate Director, Clinical Pharmacology, Merck
  Brian Cali, PhD, Vice President for Program Management, Microbia
  Doug Cole, MD, General Partners, Flagship Ventures
  Nicolas Solban, PhD, Scientist, Acceleron Pharma
Date: November 16, 2007

Postdoc Guidelines Information Session for MGH Research Fellows -

Speakers: Ann M. Skoczenski, PhD, Program Manager, Office for Research Career Development
  Lisa Goss, MSW, LICSW, CEAP, Employee Assistance Consultant, Partners Employee Assistance Program
Date: November 28, 2007

MGPA Seminar Series -

Grant Finding/Writing Seminar & Discussion
Speakers: Tayyaba Hasan, PhD, Professor of Dermatology
  Kay Ryan, Director, Clinical Research Operations
  Pembe Hande Ozdinler, PhD, Instructor in Surgery
  Janet Hall, MD, Professor of Medicine
  Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine
Date: January 29 & 31, 2008
Click here to view Dr. Hasan's presentation.

Grant-Writing Workshop

Writing Consultant: Carol Winkelman
Guest Speakers: Dennis Brown, PhD, Kristin White, PhD and Susan Slaugenhaupt, PhD
Date: February 4-5, 2008
Click here to view the workshop agenda
Click here to view Dr. Brown's presentation on 'Background and Significance
      Institutional Commitment'

Click here to view Dr. White's presentation on 'Responding to Critiques'
Click here to view Dr. Slaugenhaupt's presentation on 'Specific Aims'

Lunchtime Seminar for Researchers -

Funding Through Innovation: The Licensing Office as your Partner
Speaker: Frances Toneguzzo, PhD, Director, Partners Research Ventures & Licensing
Date: February 28, 2008
Click here to view presentation.

The Relaxatiom Response: How to Counteract the Harmful Effects of Stress

Speaker: Herbert Benson, MD, Founder and Director Emeritus, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine
Date: March 5, 2008

ORCD Mentored Lunch Series

An opportunity for informal conversations between senior research faculty Mentors and junior research faculty from different departments. Bring questions and topics of discussion.
Dates offered:
April 21, 2008
May 7, 2008
May 19, 2008
May 29, 2008

Professional Development for Researchers -

Poster Making Tips for Large-Format Posters
Featuring: Beth Beighlie, Harvard Medical School Information Technology Department
Date: May 15, 2008

Click for link to Handouts and Slides

When to Ask for Help: The EAP as Your Partners in Lab Management

Speaker: Lisa Goss, MSW, LICSW
Date: May 21, 2008

Professional Development for Researchers -

Career Panel Discussion: Finding Your First Academic Job
Panel Members:
  Rox Anderson, MD
  Xuanhong Cheng, PhD
  Michelle Dawson, PhD
  Jeffrey Karp, PhD
  Robert Kingston, PhD
Date: June 18, 2008

Click here to view Panel Agenda and Panelists' Biosketches

Click here to view Dr. Kingston's presentation
Click here to view Dr. Dawson's presentation
Click here to view Dr. Karp's presentation

2008 Research Fellows Poster Celebration

Date: June 24, 2008
Click here to view event flyer
Click here to view list of 2008 award recipients
Click here to view for 2008 Abstract Book

Scientific Writing Workshop

Speaker: Constance D. Baldwin, PhD, University of Rochester Medical Center
Date: July 18, 2008
Click here to view Handout 1 - Writing Successful Research Articles
Click here to view Handout 2 - Hands-on Activiy: Turning an Abstract Into a
     Research Article

Click here to view presentation
Click here to view Results slides

Lab Management Workshop for Research Faculty

Building a Gold Medal Lab Team
Speaker: Ellen Nelson
Date: August 20, 2008
Click here to view presentation

Graduate Student DivisionPost Doctoral Division Center for Faculty Development Office for Women's Careers Office for Research Career Development