ORCD Announcement
2017 December 1

The Office for Research Career Development (ORCD) at MGH is a branch of the Center for
Faculty Development (CFD) and was created to facilitate the career advancement of
research faculty and fellows.



  Conflict Management
  at Work


  RCR: Avoiding
  Conflict of


  Scientific Editing
  as a Career Path

  Scholarly Writing




  Inspire a MGH
  Youth Scholar!

  Successful Grant
  Writing Strategies




- Conflict Management at Work on Jan 10-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Negotiation Series
    Co-Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development and the Graduate Student Division

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, Harvard Medical School Ombudsperson

Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 2:00 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus, details provided upon registration

Faculty with HMS academic appointments, please click here to register.

Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Partners HealthCare System designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


- RCR: Avoiding Conflict of Interest on Dec 19-
    Responsible Conduct of Research Series

This Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) seminar will discuss avoiding conflicts of interest that may arise in various aspects of research, including those related to:
  Collaborations with academia and industry
  Financial gain from research discoveries
  Peer review of manuscripts and grants

Facilitator: Udo Hoffman, MD, Professor of Radiology, HMS; Division Chief,
   Cardiovascular Imaging; and Director, Cardiac MR PET CT Program

Date: Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Time: 3:00 to 4:00 pm
Location: MGH Campus, details provided upon registration

Please click here to register.

This seminar counts as one of the four required lectures in part III of Partners RCR training.
All are welcome, but space is limited and registration preference will be given to those with RCR training requirements. For more information on RCR training, click here.
**For a list of upcoming RCR sessions at MGH and other local sites, please click here.**


1. Scientific Editing as a Career Path on Dec 5-
    Postdoc Development Seminar: Communication Series
    Sponsored by the Mass General Post Doc Association

Have you thought about pursuing a career as an editor of a scientific journal?

The Science Communication sub-committee of MGPA is organizing a panel discussion that focuses on career opportunities for postdocs as editors. Join us to listen to editors from reputed scientific journals talk about their career paths, experiences and gain guidance for becoming an editor.

Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Time: 4:30 to 6:30 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus, details provided upon registration.

  Dr. Srilatha Raghuram, Elsevier
  Dr. Steve Mao, Science
  Dr. Ana Batista, Cell Press
  Dr. Indrani Mukherjee, JoVe

Please click here to register.

2. Scholarly Writing Seminar on Dec 13-
    Postdoc Development Seminar: Communication Series
    Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division

Would you love to start the new year with a more productive writing practice?

Join the Post Doctoral Division for our final program of 2017 and improve your scholarly writing. The course will be most valuable for those who desire to enhance their scientific writing and productivity. Participants will learn how to:
  Clarify interests and goals
  Select a target audience for writing
  Create an outline
  Avoid obsessive perfectionism

Facilitator: Theodore Stern, MD, Director for Clinical Careers, Professor of Psychiatry in the field
   of Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation, Harvard Medical School, Chief Emeritus of the
   Avery D. Weisman, MD Psychiatry Consultation Service, Director, Thomas P. Hackett
   Center for Scholarship in Psychosomatic Medicine, MGH and Editor-in-Chief, Psychosomatics.

Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Time: 12:00 to 1:30 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus, details provided upon registration.

Please click here to register.

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

 RCR Responsible Authorship, Part II: Case Studies
  Thu, Jan 11 — 4:00 to 5:00 pm — MGH Main Campus, details provided upon registration
  Please click here to register early.


1. Inspire a MGH Youth Scholar!-

The MGH Youth Scholars program is looking for job shadowship hosts for 10th and 11th grade students. The students have been part of our program since 9th grade and were selected because of their interest in science and health careers and topics. They have been exploring a variety of topics in science and healthcare and are now ready to see what careers are out there! Please see the details below:

Your Role: As a host you will spend about an hour with 1-2 students and introduce them to your career. When you take them back to your work place, share with them some of the responsibilities of your job, the training and education involved, and answer any questions they may have. This is an opportunity for students to have an introduction of what your career involves.

11th Grade Job Shadowship: December 6, 2017 4:00-5:15pm, pick up student in Wang Lobby
10th Grade Job Shadowship: January 10, 2018 4:00-5:15pm, pick up student in Yawkey 4-820

Please click here for more information and to sign up.

2. Successful Grant Writing Strageties-
    Sponsored by Harvard Catalyst

Successful Grant Writing Strategies (SGWS) is an online course designed to provide an overview of the requisite skills and comprehensive considerations needed to give participants an in-depth introduction to the grant writing process. Participants will learn strategies firsthand from researchers who have successfully applied for funding from a variety of sources. The course will cover:
  The preliminary criteria being considered to apply for grant funding
  The components of a grant
  Understanding the grant application process
  Creating a clear and concise grant proposal
  Understanding the peer review process

Session Dates: January 24, 2017 - April 11, 2018
Application Deadline: 5:00pm on December 20, 2017

Please click here for eligibility information and the application.

3. Biostatistical Consulting-
    Sponsored by Harvard Catalyst

The Harvard Catalyst Biostatistical Consulting Program, funded by the National Institutes of Health, supports Harvard investigators undertaking clinical and translational research. Drawing on a team of highly skilled biostatisticians from the Harvard academic medical and hospital community, the program offers consultations and expertise on a range of relevant areas to researchers as they launch new clinical and translation projects. The program also promotes the development and mentoring of Harvard Catalyst biostatisticians, as well as biostatistical training for clinical investigators.

Please click here for more information and to request a consultation.


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