ORCD Announcement
2018 May 4

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.



  Beyond the
  Research Plan



  Research Fellow
  Poster Celebration

  RCR: Research
  Integrity & Data




  New NIH Policy
  on Supplementation
  of NRSA Stipends



1. A Few Spots Left! Beyond the Research Plan: Bits and Pieces of the NIH R01 Grant on May 23-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

There are many sections beyond the research plan that are critical for the success of an NIH research grant. This seminar will discuss these R01 application “bits and pieces,” including:
  • budget justification
  • resource sharing plan
  • letters of support/collaboration
  • rigor and reproducibility
  • validation of key resources
  • human subjects and vertebrate animals
Details and examples for each section will be discussed, as well as key criticisms and ‘deal breakers’ that can arise during a grant’s review.

Speaker: Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine, HMS; Director, Office for Research
   Career Development; Director, Program in Membrane Biology; Associate Director, Center for
   Systems Biology, MGH

Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Time: 3:00 to 4:00 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus, details provided upon registration.

Pre-registration is required, please click here to register.

Note: Spaces remaining are reserved for faculty.

2. Academic Career Advancement Series (ACAS) in June-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series
    Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development

Are you interested in learning about the academic promotion process?

If so, please register for the Academic Career Advancement Series (ACAS). The annual ACAS helps MGH faculty better understand the process of academic advancement and promotion. Plan to come and hear how to get promoted! Each panel will feature an MGH faculty from department leadership, a recently promoted faculty colleague, and a representative from the HMS Office for Faculty Affairs.

Area of Excellence: Investigation (All Faculty Ranks)
Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 1:30 pm

Academic Promotion: Instructor to Assistant Professor (All Areas of Excellence)
Date: Monday, June 18, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 1:30 pm

Crafting Your CV Narrative (All Faculty Ranks and Areas of Excellence)
Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm

All sessions will be held at the MGH Main Campus, additional details provided upon registration.

MGH faculty with HMS appointments, please click here to register for one or more sessions.

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 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


3. Research Fellow Poster Celebration on May 16-
    Postdoc Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series
    Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division

The PDD Annual Research Fellow Poster Celebration showcases the research accomplishments of MGH research fellows. Posters will be on display in the Bulfinch Tent the entire day, and lectures and awards will follow this agenda:

Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
  9:00 am Poster Session I (Bulfinch Tent)
10:00 am Welcome and Lectures (Thier Conference Room)
          - Trends in Biomedical Science Lecture by Amy E. Keating, PhD,
               Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering, MIT
          - Research Career Development Lecture by Timothy P. Padera, PhD,
               Associate Professor in Radiation Oncology, HMS; Principal Investigator
                Department of Radiation Oncology, MGH
11:30 am Poster Awards Ceremony (Thier Conference Room)
12:00 pm Poster Session II (Bulfinch Tent)
  1:00 pm Formal program concludes

We ask that you please click here to RSVP to help us gauge attendance for this event. Thank you.

4. RCR: Research Integrity & Data Management on Jun 14-
    Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Series
    Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development

The final Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) session of the 2017-2018 academic year will discuss:

   - Management of research data for publication and sharing
   - Research integrity in collaborations and publications
   - Perspectives of an HMS policymaker and a senior faculty member

Facilitators: Gretchen Brodnicki, JD, Dean for Faculty and Research Integrity, HMS
Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine, HMS; Director, Office for Research Career Development;
   Director, Program in Membrane Biology; Associate Director, Center for Systems Biology, MGH

Date: Thursday, June 14, 2018
Time: 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Location: MGH Main 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.**

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

     • MGH Graduate Student Division (GSD), Post Doctoral Division(PDD)
        and Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA) Barbecue

        Thu, Jun 28 - 5:00 to 7:00 pm
        Charlestown Navy Yard (CNY)

     • Specific Aims Workshop
        Are your preparing your first NIH grant? If so, plan to attend the ORCD's Specific
        Aims Workshop. To attend, you must submit a working draft of your specific aims.
        (for investigators using the October NIH deadline)
        July TBD


1. New NIH Policy on Supplementation of NRSA Stipends -

We would like to bring your attention to a change in NIH policy on the funding of salaries of
postdoctoral trainees supported on NRSA awards (including T32s and F awards). A 2017
notice posted by the NIH now allows supplementation of stipends on NRSA awards for the equivalent of up to 10 hours per week. Allowable sources of funds for supplementation include federal funds. This may open up options for supplementing salaries of trainees supported on T32 and F32 grants. This has been an issue specifically for individuals in clinical fellowship programs who move onto T32 support for research years, but also applies to others supported on these awards. (See NIH Grants Policy Statement, Section and, for more details.)

Click here for the Guidelines for Research Fellows and the MGH Postdoctoral Fellow Salary Policy.

If you have any questions, please contact the Division of Biomedical Research Workforce at NIHTrain@mail.nih.gov.


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