ORCD Announcement
2019 August 6

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, fellows and PhD graduate students.


  Research Fellow
  Progress & Annual
  Career Planning Form


  Panel Discussion:
  Claflin Distinguished
  Scholar Awards


  MGPA Monthly
  Planning Meeting

  MGPA Mentoring

  Week Event


  Matching Program

  Research course

IMPORTANT NOTICE! Research Fellow Progress & Annual Career Planning Form (ACPF)-

The Annual Career Planning Form for postdoctoral trainees has been updated.

Please click here for the new form. Please start using this form from this point forward.

Email orcd@partners.org with any comments.


1. Panel Discussion: Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards on Sep 24-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series
    Co-sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development and the Office for Women's Careers

Would you like to know more about the Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards?

These awards are designed to provide bridge funding for junior faculty women to sustain research productivity during the child-rearing years, with the intention of advancing women in academic medicine.

The call for applications is now open and this discussion will cover:
    • Information about how the award can help advance your career
    • Advice from recent Claflin Scholars
    • Tips on putting together your best application
    • Resources to help you apply

Panelists: Laura Dichtel, MD, MHS, Instructor, Department of Medicine; 2018 Claflin
    Award Winner
   Emily Hyle, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine; 2018 Claflin
    Award Winner
   Kristin White, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology; Co-Chair, ECOR
    Review Committee
Moderator: Nancy A. Rigotti, MD, Professor, Department of Medicine, Director, Office for
    Women’s Careers

Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus, details provided upon registration

Please click here to register.


2. MGPA Monthly Planning Meeting on Aug 20-
    Sponsored by the Mass General Postdoc Association

All interested research fellows are welcome to attend the MGPA's planning meetings. Learn how you can be involved, and share your ideas for new programs. The MGPA organizes a variety of events including: careers in academia; industry careers exposure; careers in consulting; career networking events; mentoring programs; social events; USMLE study groups; and green card information sessions.

Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location: CNY 149 Bldg, Conf Rm A, 1st fl.

Join the MGPA to stay informed! No RSVP is required, but please email mgpa@partners.org with any questions.

3. MGPA Mentoring Program: Call for Mentors and Mentees!-
    Sponsored by the Mass General Postdoc Association

The Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA) is excited to announce that applications for the MGPA Mentoring Program are now open! This program connects postdocs with mentors in Academia, Industry, or Medicine for career advising and networking. Selected participants will be placed into small groups that will meet on a monthly basis to share knowledge, support, and encouragement with the goal of advancing mentees’ and mentors' careers. The program will start on September 25, 2019 and end in June 2020.

Applications due on Fri, Aug 23.

Please click here to apply.

4. Postdoc Appreciation Ice Cream Social on Sep 17-
    Postdoc Development Seminar: Networking Series
    Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division

In honor of National Postdoc Appreciation Week, the MGH Post Doctoral Division would like to thank all research fellows for their scientific contributions to the MGH research enterprise. All MGH research fellows are invited to join us for ice cream, networking and raffle prizes!

Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Time: 3:00 to 4:00 pm
Location: Thier Conference Room, Thier Research Bldg, 1st fl

Please click here to register.


1. Mentee-Mentor Matching Program-
    Sponsored by the Harvard Catalyst

One-year program for graduate students, post-docs, and junior faculty seeking guidance on overall career development. Matches junior investigators with senior faculty who serve as developmental mentors for the duration of the program.

Dates: September 2019 - June 2020

Applications due on Thu, Aug 15.

Please click here for more information.

2. Effectively Communicating Research course on Oct 28 & 30-
    Sponsored by the Harvard Catalyst

Effectively Communicating Research is a two-day, intensive course offered by Harvard Catalyst. The course is designed to provide fellows and junior faculty with the skills necessary to express their science clearly to diverse audiences, to prepare abstracts, manuscripts, and posters, and to speak effectively.

Dates: October 28 and 30, 2019

Applications due on Fri, Aug 23.

Please click here for more information.


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