ORCD From Our Office to Yours...



2017 July 21

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.


  Partners Innovation
  Fund: Letís Make a

  Mock Study Section
  for NIH Grant Reviews

  MGPA Monthly
  Planning Committee


  Identifying Funding



1. LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER! Partners Innovation Fund: Letís Make a Deal on Jul 26-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

The team from the Partners Innovation Fund (PIF) will present an introduction to their venture fund, which is a $165M fund specifically focused on early stage investments in Partnerís technologies. In addition, faculty who have collaborated with the PIF team will discuss their experiences.

Panelists: Mark W. Albers, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, HMS
   Meredith Fisher, PhD, MBA, Partner, Partners Innovation Fund
   Douglas Raines, MD, Edward Mallinckrodt Jr. Professor of Anaesthesia in the Field of
     Pharmacology and Innovation

Date: Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Time: 12:00 to 1:30pm
Location: MGH Main Campus, details provided upon registration

Please click here to register.

2. Mock Study Section for NIH Grant Reviews on Aug 9-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Would you like to know what happens after you send your grant application to NIH? This Ďmockí study section will provide a window into the NIH grant review process. Featuring MGH faculty with extensive NIH study section experience, this program will help you:
    •  Understand the NIH instructions to reviewers and the grant scoring process
    •  Experience the type of discussion that takes place on NIH review panels
    •  See examples of funded and unfunded grants being reviewed

Panelists: Staci D. Bilbo, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics
   Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine, HMS and Director, Office for Research Career
   Darlene Dartt, PhD, Professor of Ophthalmology
   Andrew A. Nierenberg, MD, Professor of Psychiatry

Date: Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Time: 12:00 to 1:30pm
Location: MGH Main Campus, details provided upon registration

Please click here to register.

3. MGPA Monthly Planning Committee meeting on Aug 24-
    Sponsored by the Mass General Postdoc Association

The Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA), with the support of the ORCD, offers career development, networking and social events specifically tailored for postdoctoral research fellows. All MGH postdocs are welcome to join the MGPA. Attend monthly planning meetings to:
    •  Help plan upcoming events
    •  Share your ideas for future events and initiatives
    •  Become eligible for elected positions on the MGPA board, and MGPA travel awards

Date: Thursday, August 24, 2017
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location: Simches 3.120 Medium Conference Room, Simches Research Building

No registration required. Please email mgpa@partners.org with any questions.


1. Do You Need Help Identifying Funding Opportunities?-

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.

This consultation will help you:
    •  Set up search parameters designed to identify funding sources for
        your research program.
    •  Receive a weekly report of updated search results.
    •  Gain a greater understanding of how to use COS Pivot to conduct
        additional searches on your own.

Please click here to register or email orcd@partners.org to express your interest in meeting with Amy Robb.


Office Phone #s:

  ORCD Main,
  GSD and PDD:     617.643.1606