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Academic Year 2011 - 2012

Business of Life™ Workshop

Date: July 30, 2012
Facilitator: Allison Rimm, President, Allison Rimm and Associates, LLP and former Senior VP Strategic Planning and Information Management at MGH
This full-day "Business of Life™ workshop was sponsored by the Office for Women's Careers. In this highly experiential workshop, the women faculty learned how to apply the principles of strategic planning to achieve their personal and professional goals while deriving greater fulfillment from life.

15th Annual Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards Luncheon

Date: Thursday, June 14, 2012
The Office for Women's Careers offered this luncheon to all Claflin award winners to celebrate their achievements. The luncheon was by invitation only.

2nd Annual Office for Women's Careers Leadership Strategies Workshop

"Building Your Leadership Strengths to Influence and Inspire Others"
Date: Monday, May 14, 2012
Allison Rimm, President, Allison Rimm and Associates, LLP
Janet Long, Partners Healthcare Sr. HR Compliance Consultant
Special Guest Speaker:
Nancy J. Tarbell, MD, Dean for Academic and Clinical Affairs, HMS, C.C. Wang Professor of Radiation Oncology
This interactive session helped participants:
       • Understand more about yourself and your leadership traits
       • Master the formal and informal paths of leadership
       • Motivate your team and colleagues

Invitation Only-Faculty Parents Group

"Tips for a Good Night's Sleep"
Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Discussion Leader:
Erin Evans, PhD, Division of Sleep Medicine, BWH
Senior Sleep Consultant - Isis Parenting

At the third meeting of the Faculty Parents Group, Dr. Evans discussed:
        • the biology behind natural sleep cycles
        • realistic sleep/nap expectations for every age
        • tips to implement a sleep routine that matches your parenting style

Managing Parenthood and Your Career Series

Dual Career Families
Date: April 12, 2012
Panelists: Lisa Leffert, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesia; Lee Schwamm, MD, Professor of Neurology; Jose Florez, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine; and Lucia Sobrin, MD, Assistant Professor of Opthalmology.
In this session of our "Managing Parenthood and Your Career" series, invited faculty members discussed how they balance work and family life when both parents have careers in academic medicine.

Meet and Greet Series

Joan Brugge, PhD, Professor and Chair
HMS Department of Cell Biology

Date: April 6, 2012

At the 3rd session of our "Meet and Greet" Series, MGH Faculty and Researchers had the opportunity to hear from Dr. Brugge about her career path and to gain some insights to help with their own career trajectories. This was an informal conversation format with Dr. Brugge, where participants were encouraged to bring questions and spend some time networking with other MGH women colleagues.

Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Scholarly Writing Seminar Series for Faculty
Dates: March 15 and March 29, 2012
Speaker: Theodore Stern, MD, Director of the Office for Clinical Careers
This seminar series is designed to help faculty improve their scholarly writing and is particularly valuable to those who wish to improve their scientific writing and productivity.
Click here to view Dr. Stern's presentation.

Invitation Only-Faculty Parents Group

"Ask the Pediatrician"
Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Speaker: Peter T. Greenspan, MD
Vice-Chair, Department of Pediatrics, MGH
Medical Director, MassGeneral Hospital for Children
At the second meeting of the Faculty Parents Group, Dr. Greenspan discussed topics related to children's health, including eating habits, sleep, behavior and car safety.

Managing Parenthood and Your Career Series

Nuts & Bolts of the Infant-Toddler Years
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2012

In this panel discussion, HMS faculty shared tips for keeping your career on a forward track during the busy infant and toddler stages.

   Rhonda Bentley-Lewis, MD, Instructor in Medicine, MGH
   Galit Lahav, PhD, Associate Professor of Systems Biology, HMS
   Wilma Wasco, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurology, MGH
   Moderated by Mallika Marshall, MD, Instructor in Medicine, MGH

Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards

Panel Discussion
Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Sponsored by the Office for Women's Careers (OWC) and the Office for Research Career Development (ORCD).

These awards are designed to provide bridge funding for junior faculty to sustain research productivity during the child-rearing years with the intention of advancing women in academic medicine. This panel discussion covered eligibility requirements for the awards, tips for putting together your best application, resources to help you apply, and how the award can help advance your career.

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Series

Responsible Authorship
Date: Friday, January 6, 2012
Speaker: James B. Meigs, MD, MPH, FAHA, Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS; Co-Director, MGH Clinical Research Program, Clinical Effectiveness Research Group

The topics covered in this session include NIH RCR topics, authorship definitions and guidelines, and uniform requirements for manuscripts.

Click here to view Dr. Meigs' presentation.

"Meet and Greet" Series

Anne Klibanski, MD
Date: Monday, December 12, 2011
Speaker: Anne Klibanski, MD, Laurie Carrol Guthart Professor of Medicine; Chief, Endocrine Division and Neuroendocrine Unit, MGH; Director, Center for Faculty Development at MGH
Opportunity to hear from Dr. Klibanski about her career path and to gain some insights to help with personal career trajectory. This was an informal conversation format with Dr. Klibanski, participants were encouraged to bring questions and spend some time networking with other MGH women colleagues.

Invitation Only-Faculty Parents Group

From Compliance to Collaboration: Working With (not against) Our Children
Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Speaker: J. Stuart Ablon, PhD, Director, Think-Kids at MGH; Associate Clinical Professor, Harvard Medical School

Managing Parenthood and Your Career Series

Making Career Travel Work for You and Your Family
Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Panelists: Marylyn M. Addo, MD, PhD; Assistant Professor of Medicine
Susan A. Slaugenhaupt, PhD; Associate Professor of Neurology
Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH; Associate Professor of Medicine

Women in Medicine Month and Annual Reception for Women Faculty

Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2011
Speaker: Evelynn M. Hammonds, PhD, Dean of Harvard College
Click here to view a copy of this year's Tribute Book 2011

Click below for copies of past Tribute Books given at former Annual Receptions:
Tribute Book - Sep 23, 2009
Tribute Book - Sep 18, 2008
Tribute Book - May 24, 2007
Tribute Book - May 25, 2006
Tribute Book - Jun 22, 2005
Tribute Book - May 24, 2004
Tribute Book - May 29, 2003

Leadership Strategies for Women - Follow-up Session

Date: Monday, September 19, 2011
Speaker: Allison Rimm, President, Allison Rimm and Associates
This follow-up session to the May 23, 2011 Leadership program discussed various strategies for helping participants achieve their individual goals for leadership in their career.

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