ORCD Announcement
2019 September 3

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

  Negotiation Essentials


  Week Event

  MGPA Harvest Food
  Pantry Volunteering

  MGPA Monthly
  Planning Meeting


  Establish Your
  LabArchives Account
  and Notebook Now

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

The Annual Career Planning Form for postdoctoral trainees has been updated as well as the Guidelines for Research Fellows (Postdoc Policy).

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

Click here to view the updated guidelines.

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 with 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, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine; 2018 Claflin
    Award Winner
   Emily Hyle, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine; 2018 Claflin
    Award Winner
   Karen Miller, MD, Professor, Department of Medicine; Co-chair, ECOR review committee;
    1999 Claflin Award Winner
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.

Also, if you are are applying for a Claflin Award, and would like help preparing your application, the OWC encourages you to take advantage of the pre-award Claflin Consultation Initiative (CCI).

Please click here to to enroll in the CCI by Fri, Oct 4.

2. Negotiation Essentials on Oct 30-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Negotiation Series
    Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development

This interactive workshop will focus on the structure of negotiation by reviewing a systematic approach on preparing to negotiate. A case study example will be used to guide the participants through this process. This session will help you understand the barriers and strategies to successful negotiations.

Facilitator: Robert Bordone, JD, Senior Fellow, Harvard Law School

Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Time: 12:00 to 2:00 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus, details provided upon registration

Please click here to register.


3. 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.

4. MGPA Harvest Food Pantry Volunteering on Sep 21-
    Sponsored by the Mass General Postdoc Association

Please join the MGPA for a fun and rewarding morning of volunteering with the Harvest Food Pantry in Cambridge! Meet your fellow MGH postdocs while giving back to the community. Activities will include carrying, sorting, and distributing food donations to community members - tasks are available for all ability levels. Space is limited.

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: 8:45 to 11:45 am
Location: Cambridgeport Baptist Church

Please click here to register.

5. MGPA Monthly Planning Meeting on Sep 25-
    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.

Date: Saturday, September 25, 2019
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location: Bulfinch Bldg, Conf Rm 222, 2nd fl.

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


Establish Your LabArchives Account and Notebook Now: Deadline Approaching-

As you know, as of October 1, 2019, all Partners research activity must be managed through electronic systems and processes. LabArchives is the electronic lab notebook (ELN) Partners has selected for researchers to meet this requirement. PIs are required to establish a LabArchives account in their name and create notebooks, in addition to designating notebook access for their research staff.

Get started today by visiting https://rc.partners.org/LabArchives for the full Quick Start guidance document and more.
If you have any questions, please contact the Partners Enterprise Research IS Applications team at edcsupport@partners.org or stop by an upcoming training session to learn more.

• Monday, September 9, 2019 – 2:00 – 3:00PM – Simches 3.120
• Tuesday, September 10, 2019 – 2:00 – 3:00 PM – CNY, Bldg 114, Conf Rm D1 (1st flr)


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