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Academic Year 2017 - 2018

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Series

Research Integrity and Data Management
Speakers: Gretchen Brodnicki, JD, Dean for Faculty and Research
   Integrity, HMS
Jessica Haberer, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS; Director,
   Global Health Research, MGH
The final Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) session of the 2017-2018 academic year discussed: management of research data for publication and sharing and research integrity in collaborations and publications.
Click here to view Gretchen Brodnicki's slides.
Click here to view Dr. Jessica Haberer's slides.

Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Beyond the Research Plan: Bits and Pieces of the NIH R01 Grant
Date: May 23, 2018
Facilitator: Dennis Brown, PhD Professor of Medicine, HMS; Director of the
  Office for Research Career Development, Director of the Program in
  Membrance Biology, and Associate Director of the Center for Systems Biology,
  MGH
There are many sections beyond the research plan that are critical for the success of an NIH research grant. This seminar discussed these R01 application "bits and pieces," including budget justifiction, rigor and reproducibility, resource sharing plan, validation of key resources, letters of support/collaboration, human subjects and vertebrate animals. Details and examples for each section were discussed, as well as key criticisms and 'deal breakers' that can arise during a grant's review.
Click here to view the Presentation Slides.
Click here to view the handouts.

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Annual Research Fellow Poster Celebration
Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division
Date: May 16, 2018
The PDD Annual Research Fellow Poster Celebration showcased the research accomplishments of MGH Research Fellows.

Responsible Conduct of Research Series

Responsible Mentorship in the Research Lab
Date: April 26, 2018
Facilitator: Carlos A. Camargo Jr., MD, DrPH, Conn Chair, Emergency Medicine,
  MGH; Founder, Emergency Medicine Network; Professor of Emergency
  Medicine, HMS; Professor of Medicine, HMS; Professor of Epidemiology,
  Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
This interactive seminar covered the responsibilities of mentors and mentees, and the characteristics of good mentoring relationships at all stages of a research career. More specifically, this seminar discussed the best practices for an effective mentor, transitioning from mentee to mentor, and where to find mentors for mid-career advancement.

Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Achieving Research Independence: Advice from the NIH
Date: Monday, March 26, 2018
Facilitator: P. Kay Lund, PhD, Director, Division of Biomedical Research,   National Institutes of Health
This seminar provided tips and strategies for making a successful transition from mentored researcher to independent principal investigator (PI), and the
NIH funding mechanisms to support your research.
Click here to view Part I of the Presentation Slides
Click here to view Part II of the Presentation Slides

Faculty Development Series: Management Series

Managing Your Lab in the Electronic Age
Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
This program had discussed how the management of a research program evolves with the use of an electronic lab (ELN). Using an ELN can mean changes in how you lead your lab, including oversight of experiments and lab meetings; and preparation of grants and publications. Participants heard how PIs have achieved this transition, and enhanced their lab management.

 

Responsible Conduct of Research

Responsibilities of Scientific Peer Reviewers
Date: February 14, 2018
Facilitators: Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine, HMS; and Director of
   the Office for Research Career Development, MGH
 Hensin Tsao, MD, PhD, Professor of Dermatology, HMS; and Clinical Director    of the MGH Melanoma and Pigmented Lesion Center
This RCR seminar 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 for What is Peer Review?
Click here for COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers
Click here for Criteria for Judgment
Click here for Case:Pandering to the Public

Postdoc Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch
Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division
Date: February 6, 2018
This was an exclusive event for MGH Research Fellows/Post Docs. New Research Fellows were encouraged to attend our orientation lunch where the PDD covered career development resources and opportunities available to them at the MGH. Participants also had the chance to meet staff from the Office for Research Career Development, the Post Doctoral Division, volunteers from the MGPA and, of course, other post docs!

Postdoc Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Speed Networking for Post Docs with Special Guests
Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division
Date: January 31, 2018
Participants met MGH leaders, fellow post docs,and alum in this fun and informative networking program hosted by the Post Doctoral Division. They learned about potential career pathways and opportunities, found collaborators and got to know their colleagues!

Mass General Postdoc Association

MGPA Portraits and Networking
Sponsored by the MGPA
Date: January 19, 2018
Participants had the opportunity to have a professional headshot taken, enjoy refreshments and mingle with other post docs.

Responsible Conduct of Research

Responsible Authorship, Part II: Case Studies
Date: January 11, 2018
Facilitator: Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Office
   for Research Career Development
In this RCR seminar, case studies of authorship disputes and resolutions were used as a basis for discussions about successful collaborations, authorship determination, and dispute resolution.
Please click here to view the presentation slides

Graduate Student Division: Negotiation Series

Conflict Management at Work
Co-sponsored by the Graduate Student Division and the Center for Faculty Development
Date: January 10, 2017
Facilitator: Melissa Brodrick, Harvard Medical School Ombudsperson
This interactive seminar explored the benefits of understanding conflict and provided a pragmatic, situational approach to conflict resolution. Melissa Brodrick demonstrated how and when to use the conflict-handling styles effectively and coached participants to initiate productive dialogue to deal with conflict situations.
Please click here to view the presentation slides

Responsible Conduct of Research

Avoiding Conflict of Interest
Date: December 19, 2017
Facilitator: Udo Hoffman, MD, Professor of Radiology, HMS; Division Chief,
   Cardiovascular Imaging; and Director, Cardiac MR PET CT Program
This Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) seminar discussed avoiding conflicts of interest that may arise in various aspects of research, including those related to: Collaborations with academia and industry; Financial gain from research discoveries; and Peer review of manuscripts and grants.
Please click here to view the presentation slides

Postdoc Development Seminar: Communication Series

Scholarly Writing Seminar
Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division
Date: December 13, 2017
Facilitator: Theodore Stern, MD, Director of the Office for Clinical Careers, MGH;
  Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Psychosomatic
  Medicine Consultation, HMS
The course was geared towards postdoctoral fellows who desired to enhance their scientific writing and productivity. Participants learned how to: Clarify interests and goals; Select a target audience for writing; Create an outline; and Avoid obsessive perfectionism

Postdoc Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch
Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division
Date: December 12, 2017
This session provided new MGH Research Fellows an overview of the resources, programs and events offered by the Office for Research Career Development (ORCD), the Post Doctoral Division (PDD), and the Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA).

Graduate Student Division Career Advancement Series

Looking Your Best on Paper: Building a High Impact CV or Resume
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Division
Date: December 7, 2017
Facilitator: Lauren Celano, MBA, Founder and CEO, Propel Careers
This seminar helped graduate students to prepare CV/Resume for academia, industry or for a more general career exploration.

Postdoc Development Seminar: Communication Series

Scientific Editing as a Career Path
Sponsored by the Mass General Post Doc Association
Date: December 5, 2017
Panelists: Dr. Srilatha Raghuram, Elsevier; Dr. Steve Mao, Science; Dr. Ana
   Batista, Cell Press Dr. Indrani Mukherjee, JoVe
The Science Communication sub-committee of MGPA organized this panel discussion to focus on career opportunities for postdocs as editors. Panelists/Editors from reputed scientific journals talked about their career paths, experiences and gaining guidance for becoming an editor.

Postdoc Development Seminar: Networking Series

Networking 101: Strategies for Building Relationships That Move Your Career
Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division
Date: November 21, 2017
Participants learned how to start building relationships that moved their career forward. This workshop has helped post docs assess their current network and develop a plan to nurture and grow new relationships. We have shared tips and strategies for assessing and leveraging their current network, navigating networking nights and other events, and maximizing LinkedIn to help move their career forward.

Postdoc Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch
Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division
Date: November 16, 2017
This session provided new MGH Research Fellows an overview of the resources, programs and events offered by the Office for Research Career Development (ORCD), the Post Doctoral Division (PDD), and the Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA).

Graduate Student Division Career Advancement Series

How to Stay on Track with your PhD
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Division
Date: November 2, 2017
Facilitator: Robert E. Kingston, PhD, Chief, Department of Molecular Biology, MGH, Vice Chair and Professor of Genetics at HMS provided graduate students with tips, tricks, and strategies on how to stay on track with a dissertation.

Mass General Postdoc Association

Industry Careers Coffee Hour With MGH Post Doc Alumni
Sponsored by the MGPA ICE Club
Date: November 1, 2017
A networking coffee hour to meet MGH post doc alums currently working in industry. Current postdocs were able to: network with biotech industry professionals who are MGH alumni as well as meet current postdocs who share their interest in industry careers.

Graduate Student Division Career Advancement Series

Overview of Career Opportunities in the Life Science Sector
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Division
Date: October 25, 2017
Facilitator: Lauren Celano, MBA, Founder and CEO, Propel Careers
This seminar focused on career opportunities available to individuals with advanced degrees and provided an overview of the skills needed to excel in each type of role. Participants learned about: research and non-research career paths such as consulting, product, development, etc.; numerous opportunities in non-profit and for-profit organizations; and transferable skills, their importance and how to highlight them for specific roles.

Post Doctoral Division: Career Advancement Series

Tips and Tools for Career Development
Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division
Date: October 24, 2017
Facilitators: Ann Skoczenski, PhD, ORCD Senior Program Manager
   Jenn Walker, MA, PDD Program Manager
This was a workshop to learn more about popular tools for career exploration and professional development including the Academic Career Readiness Assessment, the Individual Development Plan and the Annual Career Planning Form.It covered how to use these tools to maximize options, develop skills, identify transferable skills and prepare for next move with confidence.

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Series

Responsible Authorship: Guidelines and Expectations
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
Date: October 16, 2017
Facilitator: Andrew T. Chan, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS;
  Program Director, Gastroenterology Training Program, MGH; Chief, Clinical
  and Translational Epidemiology Unit; and the Stuart and Suzanne Steele
  MGH Research Scholar
This seminar provided answers and a discussion forum for 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
Click here for HMS Authorship Guidelines
Click here for ICMJE Guidelines

Postdoc Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch
Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division
Date: October 13, 2017
This session provided new MGH Research Fellows an overview of the resources, programs and events offered by the Office for Research Career Development (ORCD), the Post Doctoral Division (PDD), and the Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA).

Post Doctoral Division: Career Advancement Series

Tips and Tools for Career Development
Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division
Date: October 11, 2017
An interactive workshop to learn more about popular tools for career exploration and professional development including the Academic Career Readiness Assessment, the Individual Development Plan and the Annual Career Planning Form. It covered how to use these tools to maximize options, develop skills, identify transferable skills and prepare for next move with confidence.

Postdoc Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch
Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division
Date: September 29, 2017
This session provided new MGH Research Fellows an overview of the resources, programs and events offered by the Office for Research Career Development (ORCD), the Post Doctoral Division (PDD), and the Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA).

Mass General Postdoc Association

Green Card Info Session
Sponsored by the Mass General Postdoc Association
Date: September 28, 2017
Lawyers: Madeline Cronin, Eoin Reilly and Prasant Desai from IANDOLI DESAI & CRONIN P.C.
A session for research Fellows from foreign countries with a visa to learn more from expert lawyers about the USA permanent resident application requirements and process.

National Postdoc Appreciation Week

Postdoc Appreciation Ice Cream Social
Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division
Date: September 19, 2017
In honor of National Postdoc Appreciation Week, the Post Doctoral Division (PDD) would like to acknowledge MGH Research Fellows for your scientific contributions to the MGH research enterprise. The world-class research carried out at MGH would not be possible without the dedication and your hard work. The PDD invites you to a Postdoc Appreciation Ice Cream Social for ice cream, socializing, and raffles to thank you for your hard work.

Faculty and Postdoc Development Seminar: Management Series

Lab Management: Building Your Lab Team
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
Date: September 18, 2017
Panelists: Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine, HMS and Director,
   Office for Research Career Development, MGH
 Tal Kenet, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, HMS
 Timothy P. Padera, PhD, Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology, HMS
 Allison K. Robinson, Senior Staffing Specialist, MGH Human Resources
This panel discussion was designed for early career faculty and focused on the process of hiring and leading laboratory staff. Topics covered included: deciding who to hire first a postdoc or a research assistant, interviewing and hiring advice from HR, and motivating a team and setting expectations. The panel included two MGH PI's who have gone through the process of building their own lab, a HR staff specialist, and a faculty leader and senior PI.
Click here to view Dr. Dennis Brown's slides
Click here to view Allison Robinson's slides
Click here to view the 'How to Organize Your Lab' Handout
Click here to view the 'Legal ABC's' Handout

Faculty Development Seminar: Networking Series

Welcome to Boston! An Overview of the Life Sciences Ecosystem
Co-sponsored by Graduate Student Division and Post Doctoral Division
Date: September 14, 2017
Facilitator: Lauren Celano, MBA, Founder and CEO, Propel Careers
This seminar provided an overview of the various professional associations, groups, and other organizations that are active in the Boston area life sciences ecosystem. It highlighted some of the various networking events, conferences, and meetings happening in the Boston area as well as other resources to be aware of to learn more about the life sciences area and even potentially connect with people to learn about specific career paths. "Welcome to Boston" also covered news sources and websites useful to gain information about specific research areas and/or industry trends related to different areas of the life sciences sector.

Graduate Student Division Networking Series:

FALL KICK-OFF" Graduate Student Back to School Social
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Division Date: September 7, 2017
A welcome back "FALL KICK-OFF" graduate student back to school ice cream social and networking event for MGH Graduate students with ice cream, prizes, and more.

Graduate Student DivisionPost Doctoral Division Center for Faculty Development Office for Women's Careers Office for Research Career Development