ORCD Announcement
2020 January 7

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.



  RCR: IRB Issues for
  the Bench and
  Desk Scientist

  Crafting Your Faculty
  of Medicine CV


  MGPA Monthly
  Planning Meeting


   Calendar of Events


  Identify Funding

  Maximizing Mentee-
  Mentor Relationships


1. RCR: IRB Issues for the Bench and Desk Scientist on Jan 16-
    Responsible Conduct of Research Series
    Sponsored by the Division of Clinical Research

The purpose of this seminar is to discuss ethical, regulatory, and institutional issues relevant to analysis limited to human biological samples and medical records, survey and questionnaire studies, and databases. Some of the questions and topics that will be covered include:

   • What needs IRB Review? What is exempt? What is “not human subjects research?”
   • What is "Minimal Risk?"
   • What is expedited review, and what research qualifies for expedited review?
   • What is a "secondary use" of data or biological samples?
   • How to effectively provide all information the IRB needs to review your project promptly!
   • Outside collaborations - sharing your data and specimens properly.
   • Pitfalls and problems to avoid.

Facilitator: Elizabeth Hohmann, MD, Chair and Physician Director, Partners Human Research Committee

Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020
Time: 3:00 to 4:30 pm
Location: Simches Conf Rm 3.110, Simches Research Center, 3rd Fl

Please click here to register.

2. Crafting Your Faculty of Medicine CV on Feb 6-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series
    Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development

A seminar for MGH faculty and trainees with HMS academic appointments.

The HMS Office for Faculty Affairs will review details of the HMS CV format, including any recent changes to the formatting requirements. This seminar is particularly helpful for faculty who are thinking about or preparing for academic promotion.

Facilitator: Carol Bates, MD, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Associate Professor of
   Medicine, HMS

Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020
Time: 12:00 to 1:30 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus, details provided upon registration

Please click here to register.


3. MGPA Monthly Planning Meeting on Jan 30-
    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: Thursday, January 30, 2020
Time: 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Location: Simches 3.130 Conference Room, Simches Research Center, 3rd Fl

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

  The ORCD has a Calendar of Events available on the website with a listing of all events hosted by our office as well as the events hosted by the other offices under the Center for Faculty Development. To filter the calendar and only see the ORCD events, you may click on the Office for Research Career Development button on the left-hand side.

Click here for a full list of the upcoming events!


1.Do you need help identifying funding opportunities?-
    Offered through the Office for Research Career Development

If yes - make an appointment to meet with Amy Robb, Associate Director for Prospect Research and Funding Opportunities, Corporate & Foundation Relations, MGH Development Office, to set up personalized funding searches. Amy can meet with individuals or small groups who share funding goals. Meetings take place in the Center for Faculty Development office in Bulfinch.

Please click here to register.

2. APPLY NOW! Maximizing Mentee-Mentor Relationships: Empowering the Mentee on May 20-21-
    Sponsored by the Harvard Catalyst

Emphasizing the perspective of the mentee, this two-day course explores strategies for successful mentoring relationships through case studies, lectures, and interactive sessions. Each session addresses critical issues such as: expectations and responsibilities; pitfalls and challenges; and communication and career development. Participants will learn practical tools for empowering their own mentee-mentor relationships, and discuss the impact these relationships can have on both personal and academic success.

Date: May 20-21, 2020
Location: Simmons University School of Management

Please click here for more information. Application due: Thu, Feb 27.


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