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Academic Year 2018 - 2019

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Series

Rigor and Reproducibility in Scientific Research
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Facilitator: Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine, HMS; Director of the
  Office for Research Career Development, Director of the Program in
  Membrane Biology and Associate Director of the Center for System
  Biology, MGH
Rigor and reproducbility are key factors in strong scientific research. This seminr discussed the considertaion of these factors in research design, and how to describe them in NIH funding applications, including rigor of prior research (scientific premise); experimental design for robust, unbiased results; consideration of relevant biological variables; and authentication of key biological and/or chemical reagents.

 

Communication Series and Responsible Conduct of Research Series

Mock NIH Study Section
Date: March 26, 2019
Speakers: Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine, HMS; Director, Office for
   Research Career Development, Director, Program in Membrane Biology, and
   Associate Director, the Center for Systems Biology, MGH
 Patricia D’Amore, PhD, MBA, Charles L. Schepens Professor of
   Ophthalmology and Professor of Pathology, HMS; and Director of Research,
   Schepens Eye Research Institute, MEEI
  Nick Dyson, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Mary B. Saltonstall Chair in
   Oncology, HMS; Scientific Director of the Cancer Center, MGH; James and
   Shirley Curvey MGH Research Scholar
  Jill Goldstein, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, HMS; Executive Director of the
   Women, Heart and Brain Global Initiative, MGH
This “mock” study section provided a window into the NIH grant review process. The session also featured HMS faculty with extensive NIH study section experience.
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Postdoc Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

New Research Fellow Orientation
Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division
Date: February 27, 2019
This was an exclusive event for MGH Research Fellows/Post Docs. New Research Fellows were encouraged to attend our orientation lunch where we covered career development resources and opportunities available to them here 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!

 

Responsible Conduct of Research Series

Responsibilities of Mentors and Mentees
Date: February 26, 2019
Speaker: Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine, HMS; Director,
   Office for Research Career Development, Director, Program in Membrane
   Biology, and Associate Director, the Center for Systems Biology, MGH
This interactive seminar covered the characteristics of good mentoring relationships at all stages of a research career, including the best practices for an effective mentor, transitioning from mentee to mentor and how to build your mentoring network.
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Postdoc Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Postdoc to Industry: What to Expect
Sponsored by the Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA)
Date: January 30, 2019
Former MGH postdocs described their experience with moving into industry positions. Topics included how they obtained the position, how they managed the transition with their academic coworkers, and how life in an industry job has differed from academic life.

 

Postdoc Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation
Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division
Date: December 17, 2018
This was an exclusive event for MGH Research Fellows/Post Docs. New Research Fellows were encouraged to attend our orientation lunch where we covered career development resources and opportunities available to them here 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!

 

Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Are You Ready to Write an R01?
Date: November 27, 2018
Facilitator: Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine, HMS; Director of the Office for Research Career Development, Director of the Program in Membrane Biology, and Associate Director of the Center for Systems Biology, MGH
A great research project is not enough to make a successful grant.
This seminar discussed numerous key factors that must be in place before a researcher is ready to submit a competitive R01 grant application to NIH, including:
  • Independence
  • Reputation
  • Publications
  • Environment
  • Collaborators
  • Timing
  • Preliminary data
  • Writing support
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Postdoc Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation
Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division
Date: November 9, 2018
This was an exclusive event for MGH Research Fellows/Post Docs. New Research Fellows were encouraged to attend our orientation lunch where we covered career development resources and opportunities available to them here 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!

Responsible Conduct of Research Series

Exorcising the Ghosts - Managing Problems with Coauthors
Date: October 30, 2018
Speaker: Roland C. Merchant, MD, MPH, ScD, Member of the Faculty of
  Emergency Medicine, HMS; Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital
This Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) session presented the basic guidelines on responsible authorship, and discussed common scenarios and case studies that helped participants think through the challenges that can arise between co-authors.
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Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards Panel Discussion
Co-Sponsored by the Office for Women's Careers and the Office for Research Career Development
Date: September 25, 2018
Speakers:
 Esther E. Freeman, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of
  Dermatology, 2017 Claflin Award Winner
 Gina R. Kruse, MD, MS, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine,
  2016 Claflin Award Winner
 Karen K. Miller, MD, Professor, Department of Medicine, Co-Chair, ECOR
  review committee, 1999 Claflin Award Winner
Moderator: Ann M. Skoczenski, PhD, Senior Program Manager, Department
  of Medicine, Director, 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.
This discussion had covered: information on 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.

 

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Teaching Careers for Scientists 101
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
Date: September 24, 2018
HMS Curriculum Fellows Program Speakers:
  Kate McDonnell-Dowling, PhD, Curriculum Fellow, HMX Office of
   Online Learning
  Deepali Ravel, PhD, Curriculum Fellow, Infectious Diseases Consortium
  Taralyn Tan, PhD Curriculum Fellow, HMS Neurobiology
This seminar covered the basics of teaching careers for scientists including: different types of educational roles/careers including teaching, administration, and curriculum development; different types of educational settings such as K-12, undergraduate, graduate, and online education; experience needed for each career path; practical tips for building teaching skills during your early career through opportunities such as outreach programs, adjunct teaching, coursework, and online resources.
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Postdoc Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation
Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division
Date: September 20, 2018
This was an exclusive event for MGH Research Fellows/Post Docs. New Research Fellows were encouraged to attend our orientation lunch where we covered career development resources and opportunities available to them here 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 Appreciation Events

Ice Cream Social and Panel Discussion: Making the Most of Your Postdoc
Co-sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division and the Mass General
  Postdoc Association

Date: September 17, 2018
In honor of National Postdoc Appreciation Week, and all of your hard work throughout the year, we hosted an Ice Cream Social! After, participants were invited to stay for an inspiring panel discussion: "Making the Most of Your Postdoc". They learned the steps our panel of speakers took during their postdoctoral years that proved successful in their career transitions.

 

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