ORCD Announcement
2018 October 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.



  (RCR) Exorcising
  the Ghosts:
  Problems with


  2019 Claflin

  Are You Ready
  to Write an R01?

  Making the Most
  of Your

  Speaking Up:
  How to
  Yourself & Get
  Your Ideas Heard


  Funding Your
  Research: NIH -
  Online Course



1. RCR: Exorcising the Ghosts - Managing Problems with Coauthors on Oct 30-
    Responsible Conduct of Research Series

This Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) session will present the basic guidelines on responsible authorship, and will discuss common scenarios and case studies that will help you think through the challenges that can arise between co-authors.

Speaker: Roland C. Merchant, MD, MPH, ScD, Member of the Faculty of Emergency Medicine,
  HMS; Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location: SIM 3.110 Lg Conf Rm, Simches Research Building

Please note: you must register to get RCR credit.

Please click here to register.


1. 2019 Claflin Consultation Initiative-
    Sponsored by the Office for Women's Careers

If you are applying for a Claflin Distinguished Scholar Award, and have questions about the process, the OWC encourages you to take advantage of the pre-award Claflin Consultation Initiative (CCI) for applicants. The CCI is designed to help eligible faculty prepare their best application for the 2019 Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards. Many prior Claflin winners have volunteered their time to answer questions and offer guidance and encouragement to applicants. Through the CCI, you can speak with a Claflin alumna for advice on your application including your research plan, personal statement, and letters.

Please note: If you have questions about your eligibility, please email ecor@mgh.harvard.edu before requesting a consultation.

Deadline to apply: Friday, November 2, 2018

Please click here to register.

2. Are You Ready to Write an R01? on Nov 27-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

A great research project is not enough. This seminar will discuss resources and professional accomplishments that are key factors in determining if a researcher is ready to submit a competitive R01 grant application to NIH, including:

  • Independence
  • Reputation
  • Publications
  • Environment
  • Collaborators

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

Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location: SIM 3.110, Simches Research Building, 3rd floor

Please click here to register.

3. Making the Most of Your MGH/MGPO Benefits on Nov 13-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Work-Life Balance Series
    Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development

A seminar for MGH/MGPO professional staff.

Are you taking advantage of all the benefits MGH offers?

If you are not sure, come hear from the Professional Staff Benefits Office about changes for 2019 and to have all your benefits questions answered. Take advantage of this session during the annual open enrollment period which begins on October 29 and ends on November 20!

Facilitator: Dee Dee Chen, MS, Director, Professional Staff Compensation and Benefits office,

Date: Thursday, November 13, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus, details provided upon registration

Please click here to register.

4. Speaking Up: How to Represent Yourself & Get Your Ideas Heard on Dec 6-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Negotiation Series
    Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development

A seminar for MGH faculty with HMS academic appointments.

Would you like your ideas to get more recognition?
Are you a great advocate for others, but not as good at meeting your own interests?
In large groups, do you struggle to get your voice heard?

Speaking up clearly is an important leadership skill. Whether leading a team or navigating an academic career, representing yourself is critical to your success. During this interactive session, we examine common roadblocks to effective assertion and offer practical tips to help professionals speak up more effectively.

Facilitators: Gillien Todd, JD, Lecturer, Harvard Law School and Harvard Graduate School of
  Education; Consultant, Triad Consulting
Debbie Goldstein, JD, Lecturer, Harvard Law School and Lecturer, Harvard Graduate School of
  Education; Principal and Managing Director, Triad Consulting

Date: Thursday, December 6, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 2:00 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus, details provided upon registration.

Please click here to register.


1. Funding Your Research: NIH - Online Course-
    Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health

The NIH offers a range of different funding mechanisms and this online course will cover general principles related to NIH grant writing, with a particular focus on the R01 and K series of mentored career development grants. Participants will learn from researchers who have successfully applied for NIH funding and from researchers who have served on study sections. Course topics include:

  • Developing an NIH-fundable research topic
  • Writing the sections of the R01 or K mentored career development grant
  • Effective project management
  • Working with grant administrators and collaborators to assemble the grant
  • NIH peer review process

Applications due at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.

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