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Past Events & Programs

Academic Year 2016 - 2017

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

ORCD Annual Research Fellow Poster Celebration
Date: May 18, 2017
The ORCD Research Fellow Poster Celebration showcased the research accomplishments of MGH postdoctoral fellows. The morning program included lectures and an awards ceremony. Posters were on display in the Bulfinch Tent the entire day.
Lectures-
- Trends in Biomedical Science lecture by Michael K. Mansour, MD, PhD,
   Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease
- Research Career Development lecture by Marie Bao, PhD, Editor,
   Developmental Cell, Cell Press

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch
Date: April 4, 2017
This session presented new MGH Research Fellows with an overview of the resources, programs and events offered by the Office for Research Career Development (ORCD) and the Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA).

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch
Date: March 29, 2017
This session presented new MGH Research Fellows with an overview of the resources, programs and events offered by the Office for Research Career Development (ORCD) and the Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA).

Faculty Development Seminar: Work-Life Balance Series

Tax Seminar for Foreign Scholars, Students & Trainees
Date: March 21, 2017
Facilitator: James A. Erdekian, Tax Partner and CPA, BDO USA, LLP
This seminar was designed to help international members of the MGH research community understand U.S. tax requirements. Information covered included: differences between "Tax resident" and non-resident, exceptions to residency rules, U.S. income taxed to non-residents, non-resident student income, researchers treaty exemption, and social security taxes and exemptions.
Click here to view the presentation slides.
Visit the Partners Office for International Professionals & Students (PIPS) website for additional information.

Faculty Development Seminar: Responsible Conduct of Research Series

Responsibilities of Scientific Peer Reviewers
Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017
Facilitators: Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Director of the
   Office for Research Career Development; & Hensin Tsao, MD, PhD, Professor
   of Dermatology
This Responsible Conduct of Research workshop presented an overview of the scientific peer review process, including: Journal guidelines and unwritten rules; Ethical considerations for reviewers; and Case studies of peer review challenges and solutions.
Click here to view the handouts

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Expanding from Basic to Translational Research
Date: February 28, 2017
Panelists: Silvie Breton, PhD,Professor of Medicine, HMS; Program in
  Membrane Biology/Nephrology Division; Center for Systems Biology, MGH
Mason W. Freeman, MD, Professor of Medicine, HMS; Director, Translational
  Research Center, MGH
M. Korkut Uygun, PhD, Assistant Professor of Surgery (Bioengineering), HMS;
  Deputy Director of Research, Shriners Hospitals for Children; Director, Cell
  Resource Core, MGH
This panel discussion was geared toward researchers thinking about developing their basic research programs to include translational science. The panel included basic scientists who have successfully funded translational projects and have become established translational researchers. MGH resources and collaboration opportunities were also discussed.

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch
Date: February 7, 2017
This session presented new MGH Research Fellows with an overview of the resources, programs and events offered by the Office for Research Career Development (ORCD) and the Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA).

Faculty Development Seminar: Networking Series

Academic Careers Mentored Lunch for Postdocs
Co-sponsored with the Office for Women's Careers
Date: February 1, 2017
The Office for Women’s Careers invited postdocs to a networking lunch for research fellows who were interested in a career in academia. At the lunch attendees: Met MGH women faculty and heard about their career paths; learned strategies for career growth and advancement; and discussed ways to balance family life and their career

Faculty Development Seminar: Responsible Conduct of Research Series

Responsible Authorship, Part II: Case Studies
Date: January 27, 2017
Speaker: Lawrence L. Wald, PhD, Professor of Radiology, Charles & Sara
   Fabrikant MGH Research Scholar
This seminar was part 2 of a seminar series that provided answers and a discussion forum for all topics related to manuscript authorship, including: formal guidelines, grey areas in authorship decisions, evolution of author groups and dispute resolution.
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Postdoc Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

MGPA Annual Meeting
Sponsored by the Mass General Postdoc Association
Date: January 26, 2017
Are you interested in meeting postdocs outside your lab and learning about how to optimize your postdoc years and advance your future career? The Mass General Postdoc Association’s annual meeting included: A brief talk on the new MGH Post Doctoral Division (PDD) by Marcia Goldberg, MD, Professor of Medicine, Director of the PDD; A career development and work/life seminar; Information about the benefits of joining MGPA activities; and A networking session with the MGPA’s eight subcommittees.

Postdoc Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Transitioning to Consulting: “Success Stories”
Sponsored by the Mass General Postdoc Association
Date: January 12, 2017
Attendees heard from a panel of PhDs who have successfully transitioned into full-time positions in consulting. They learned what it takes and how to prepare for a transition from life science research to life science and management consulting!

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch
Date: January 6, 2017
This session presented new MGH Research Fellows with an overview of the resources, programs and events offered by the Office for Research Career Development (ORCD) and the Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA).

Faculty Development Seminar: Responsible Conduct of Research Series

Responsible Authorship, Part I: Guidelines and Expectations
Date: December 20, 2016
Speaker: Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Office
   for Research Career Development
This seminar provided answers and a discussion forum for all topics related to manuscript authorship, including: formal guidelines, grey areas in authorship decisions, evolution of author groups and dispute resolution.
Click here to view the presentation slides

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch
Date: December 19, 2016
This session presented new MGH Research Fellows with an overview of the resources, programs and events offered by the Office for Research Career Development (ORCD) and the Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA).

Postdoc Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Academic Career Panel: Transitioning to Faculty
Sponsored by the Mass General Postdoc Association
Date: December 2, 2016
Panelists: Nasim Annabi, PhD, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering,
   Northeastern University; David Harris, MD, PhD, Chair, Department of
   Biochemistry, Boston University School of Medicine; Robert Kingston, PhD,
   Chief, Department of Molecular Biology, MGH, Professor of Genetics, HMS; and
   Mike Prerau, PhD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesia, HMS
This panel featured a mix of senior and junior faculty who have served on search committees or recently gone through the hiring process. Attendees heard panelists' success stories, learned how to prepare a successful application packet (cover letter, research proposal), learned how to best prepare for job interviews (presentations, meeting the faculty during interviews, selling your expertise) and received job negotiation advice. Attendees also had the opportunity to ask questions during a Q&A session.

Faculty Development Seminar: Responsible Conduct of Research Series

Responsible Mentorship
Date: November 29, 2016
Speaker: Elyse Park, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Senior Scientist,
   Mongan Institute of Health Policy
This seminar covered topics in authorship of science manuscripts, including: guidelines for assigning authors on a manuscript, grey areas in authorship decisions, case studies of authorship disputes and resolutions, and tips for successful collaborations and authorship determination.
Click here to view the presentation slides
Click here to view the DeCastro article
Click here to view the Shollen article

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch
Date: November 11, 2016
This session presented new MGH Research Fellows with an overview of the resources, programs and events offered by the Office for Research Career Development (ORCD) and the Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA).

Faculty Development Seminar: Responsible Conduct of Research Series

Conflicts of Interest in Research
Date: October 26, 2016
Speaker: John Kelly, PhD, Elizabeth R. Spallin Associate Professor of Psychiatry,
   Associate Director, MGH Center for Addiction Medicine
Conflict of interest occurs when an individual has two or more interests or roles that could interfere with making objective professional decisions. This seminar discussed conflicts of interest that may arise in research including those related to: financial gain; peer review; and collaborations.

Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

The Art of Scientific Storytelling: Transform Your Research Manuscript
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
Date: September 30, 2016
Speaker: Rafael E. Luna, PhD, Program Director, Office for Faculty Affairs, HMS,
   Instructor, BCMP, HMS, Author, "The Art of Scientific Storytelling"
Dr. Luna introduced his Scientific Storytelling method for writing research papers, and provided tips for implementing it into the basic components of a research manuscript: Title, Abstract, Figures, Results, Introduction, and Discussion.

Postdoc Event

Postdoc Appreciation Ice Cream Social
Date: September 22, 2016
In honor of National Postdoc Appreciation Week, the ORCD held an event to acknowledge MGH Research Fellows for their scientific contributions to the MGH research enterprise. The world-class research carried out at MGH would not be possible without the dedication and hard work of our postdoctoral research fellows.

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch
Date: September 7, 2016
This session presented new MGH Research Fellows with an overview of the resources, programs and events offered by the Office for Research Career Development (ORCD) and the Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA).

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