ORCD Announcement
2018 September 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.



  MGH New Faculty

  New Investigator
  Initiative (NIAI)


  Teaching Careers


  MGPA Bike Ride

  Week Event

  MGPA Monthly
  Planning Meeting



1. MGH New Faculty Orientation on Oct 4-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series
    Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development

Have you recently joined the MGH faculty?

An opportunity for new faculty who joined MGH from October 2017 to present to hear from senior faculty leaders and familiarize yourself with key information to enhance your MGH experience and your academic career.

This three-hour session is designed to provide an overview of the MGH environment and faculty resources focusing on:
  • MGH and MGPO overview
  • MGH Research Institute overview
  • Teaching and education environment overview
  • Introduction to HMS and the promotion process
  • Center for Faculty Development overview and more!

Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 3:00 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus, details provided upon registration

Invited guest speakers include:
Carol Bates, MD; O'Neil Britton, MD; Cynthia Cooper, MD; Maurizio Fava, MD;
Timothy Ferris, MD; Harry Orf, PhD; Susan Slaugenhaupt, PhD and more!

Registration is required to attend.

New faculty with HMS appointments, please click here to register.

2. New Investigator Advancement Initiative (NIAI)-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Have you recently received your first R01 grant?

The NIAI is a cohort-based opportunity designed to bring faculty together who have their first independent NIH R-level grant. Over the course of the academic year, there will be discussions regarding important topics for a successful research career at MGH.

The objectives of this initiative include:
  • Create opportunities for you to meet and talk with MGH research leadership
  • Provide critical information and skills to advance your career
  • Facilitate networking among new PIs, to encourage collaborations and peer support

If you have received your first R01 level grant, please email orcd@partners.org to let us know, so that we may invite you to join this cohort which will convene later in December.


1. Teaching Careers for Scientist 101 on Sep 24-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Are you a scientist considering a teaching career, but unsure of your options or how to prepare?

This seminar will cover the basics of teaching careers for scientists:
  • Different types of educational roles/careers including teaching, administration, and curriculum
  • Different types of educational settings such as K-12, undergraduate, graduate, and online
  • Experience needed for each career path
  • Practical tips for building teaching skills during your early career through opportunities such
     as outreach programs, adjunct teaching, coursework, and online resources

HMS Curriculum Fellows Program Speakers:
  Kate McDonnell-Dowling, PhD, Curriculum Fellow, HMX Office of Online Learning
  Depali Ravel, PhD, Curriculum Fellow, Infectious Diseases Consortium
  Taralyn Tan, PhD Curriculum Fellow, HMS Neurobiology

Date: Monday, September 24, 2018
Time: 3:30 to 5:00 pm
Location: Simches 3.120 Md Conf Rm, Simches Research Bldg, 3rd fl

Please click here to register.


1. MGPA Bike Ride on Sep 9-
    Sponsored by the Mass General Postdoc Association

Join us for a beginner/intermediate bike ride with a stop for ice cream! We will ride the Minuteman Bike Path from Cambridge through Arlington and back

Date: Sunday, September 9, 2018
Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Meeting Point: Alewife T-stop (Red line). Meet at the wooden curved benches in the Passenger
                     Pick up/Drop off area.

Bring your own bike if you have one (bikes are allowed on the T during off hours, except for the Green line) or rent a bike at Alewife ("Blue" bikes and "Lime" bikes available).

Please click here to register.

2. Celebrate National Postdoc Appreciation Week on Sep 17-
    Co-Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division and Mass General Postdoc Association

In honor of National Postdoc Appreciation Week (Sep 17-21), MGH research fellows are invited to join us for an Ice Cream Social, beginning at 3:30 pm!

After, stay for an inspiring panel discussion: "Making the Most of Your Postdoc" at 4:30 pm. Learn the steps our panel of speakers took during their postdoctoral years that proved successful in their career transitions.

  Marco Loggia, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiology, HMS; Pain Neuroimaging Laboratory,
   A.A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, MGH
  Amanda Lyall, PhD, Instructor of Radiology, HMS; Psychiatry Neuroimaging Laboratory, BWH
  Cιsar de la Fuente, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate & Areces Foundation Junior Fellow; Timothy
   K. Lu Laboratory, MIT
  Finola Moore, PhD, Associate Director of Immune Tolerance, Research and Development
   SQZ Biotechnologies

Date: Monday, September 17, 2018
Time: 3:30 to 5:30 pm
Location: Thier Conference Room, Thier Research Bldg, 1st fl

Please click here to register.

3. MGPA Monthly Planning Meeting on Sep 21-
    Sponsored by the Mass General Postdoc Association

All interested research fellows are welcome to attend the MGPA's planning meetings. Come to learn how you can be involved, and share your ideas for new programs.

Date: Friday, September 21, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location: Simches 3.130 Sm Conf Rm, Simches Research Bldg, 3rd fl.

No RSVP is required, but please email mgpa@partners.org with any questions.


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