ORCD Announcement
2018 March 2

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.



  Research Fellow
  Poster Celebration

  Research Fellow
  Poster Celebration


  Managing Your Lab
  in the Electronic


  Innovative Women:
  How to Turn Your
  Ideas into Patents

  Acheiving Research
  Independence from
  the NIH


  Leadership Skills
  for Career


  Identifying Funding

  The State of
  Women in



1. CALL FOR ABSTRACTS! 2018 Research Fellow Poster Celebration abstracts due Mar 9-

The Post Doctoral Division's Research Fellow Poster Celebration will take place on May 16, 2018. The annual Poster Celebration highlights the excellent research being done by MGH post doctoral fellows. The Call for Abstracts is now open! All MGH postdocs are invited to submit a research abstract now to present your research to the MGH community at this high-profile event. Abstracts/posters will be evaluated by a review committee, and the top submissions will receive awards and cash prizes.

Abstracts are due at 5:00 pm on Fri, Mar 9.

Please click here for submission materials.

Email pdd@partners.org with questions about the Poster Celebration.

2. GET INVOLVED TO GET PROMOTED: Review abstracts for the ORCD 2018 Research Fellow
    Poster Celebration-

Instructors and Assistant Professors are invited to volunteer as abstract reviewers for the ORCD's 2018 Research Fellows Poster Celebration. Each year, MGH research fellows submit abstracts for the celebration, and the review committee helps to select winners of awards given at the celebration. This is a great opportunity to help the MGH research community and gain experience as a reviewer.

Please take this brief survey to volunteer for the 2018 Poster Celebration Review Committee by Tuesday, March 6.


1. Managing Your Lab in the Electronic Age on Mar 14-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Management Series
    Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development

Are you considering transitioning your lab to an electronic lab notebook?

This program will discuss how the management of a research program evolves with the use of an electronic lab notebook (ELN). Using an ELN can mean changes in how you lead your lab, including oversight of experiments and lab meetings; and preparation of grants and publications. Come hear how PIs have achieved this transition and enhanced their lab management.

Panelists: Anna Mandinova, MD, PhD, Investigator, Cutaneous Biology Research Center, MGH
   Assistant Professor of Dermatology, HMS
  Bo Rueda, PhD, Director, Vincent Center for Reproductive Biology, MGH
   Director, Deborah Kelly Center for Outcomes Research, MGH
   Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Biology, HMS
Moderator: Dennis Brown, PhD, Director, Program in Membrane Biology, MGH
   Director, Office for Research and Career Development, MGH
   Professor of Medicine, HMS

Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus, details provided upon registration.

Please click here to register.


1. Innovative Women Speak: How to Turn Your Ideas into Patents on Mar 8-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series
    Sponsored by the Office for Women's Careers

  • Are you unsure what types of ideas are patentable?
  • Do you want to learn how to take the first steps to a patent?
  • Did you know that only 10% of MGH patent disclosures are from women?

In this Office for Women's Careers program, representatives from Partners Innovation will discuss how you can access industry collaborations, venture investing, and licensing expertise. In addition, MGH women faculty inventors will share their experiences moving ideas through the patent and licensing process. Come learn how you can advance your career by moving your ideas into the business development space.

Panelists: Sylvie Breton, PhD, Principal Investigator, Program in Membrane Biology, MGH;
  Professor of Medicine, HMS
Zdravka Medarova, PhD, Principal Investigator, Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, MGH;
  Associate Professor in Radiology, HMS
Moderator: Meredith Fisher, PhD, Partners Innovation Fund

Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus, details provided upon registration

Please click here to register.

2. Achieving Research Independence: Advice from the NIH on Mar 26-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Are you preparing for the next steps towards an independent research career?

This seminar will provide tips and strategies for making a successful transition from mentored researcher to independent principal investigator (PI), and the NIH funding mechanisms to support your research.

Speaker: P. Kay Lund PhD, Director, Division of Biomedical Research, National Institutes of

Date: Monday, March 26, 2018
Time: 3:00 to 4:00 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus, details provided upon registration

Please click here to register.


1. Becoming a Leader: Cultivating Leadership Skills for Career Advancement on Apr 2-
    Postdoc Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series
    Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division

This seminar focuses on cultivating leadership skills during a PhD or postdoctoral program. Tangible examples will be provided on how to become involved with student clubs, academic groups, industry organizations, non-profit organizations, and networking groups to build leadership, management, presentation, communication, networking, and interpersonal skills. Leadership ability is tremendously valuable as you build your career and is sought after by employers.

Speaker: Lauren Celano, CEO, Propel Careers

Date: Monday, April 2, 2018
Time: 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus, details provided upon registration

Please click here to register.


1. Do You Need Help Identifying Funding Opportunities?

If yes - make an appointment to meet with Amy Robb, Associate Director for Prospect Research and Funding Opportunities, Corporate & Foundation Relations, MGH Development Office, to set up personalized funding searches. Amy can meet with individuals or small groups who share funding goals. Meetings take place in the CFD.

Please click here to register for a meeting with Amy Robb.

2. The State of Women in Biomedical Science: A Call to Action on Mar 19-
    Sponsored by Tufts University School of Medicine

What are the challenges facing women scientists today?
Why do these challenges still exist?
How do we promote equal opportunities for men and women scientists?

Speakers: Nancy Hopkins, PhD, Professor, MIT
Joanne Kamens, PhD, Executive Director, Addgene
Vicki Lundblad, PhD, Professor, Salk Institute
Judge Nancy Gertner, Harvard Law School

Date: Monday, March 19, 2018
Time: 2:00 to 6:00 pm
Location: Behrakis Auditorium - Jaharis Building 1st Floor, Tufts University

Please click here to register.


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