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Academic Year 2016 - 2017

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Panel Discussion: Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards
Date: August 10, 2017
Panelists: Kamryn Eddy, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
    and 2015 Claflin Award Winner;
  Sara Looby, PhD, ANP-BC, Assistant Professor, Department of
    Medicine and 2016 Claflin Award Winner;
  Karen K. Miller, MD, Professor, Department of Medicine,
    Co-chair, ECOR review committee, and 1999 Claflin Award Winner;
  Christina Psaros, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
    2016 Claflin Award Winner
Moderated by Nancy A. Rigotti, MD, Professor, Department of Medicine and
    Director, Office for Women's Careers
This informative session was designed for faculty interested in applying for the Claflin Distinguished Scholar Award. The award is 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. Three recent Claflin Scholars offered advice and tips for putting together the application. Additionally, the co-chair of the ECOR review committee, provided information about the award and discussed resources to help applicants submit a successful application.

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

20th Annual Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards Luncheon
Date: June 15, 2017
This annual luncheon celebration provided the Claflin Distinguished Scholar Award recipients from 1997 to 2017 the opportunity to meet and network.
Click here to view the 2017 award recipients.

Faculty Development Seminar: Networking Series

"Meet and Greet" Faculty Networking Breakfast with Dr. Suzanne Koven
Date: May 23, 2017
Guest Speaker: Suzanne Koven, MD, MFA, Assistant Professor of Medicine,
  HMS and Writer in Residence, Division of General Internal Medicine, MGH
During this “Meet and Greet” series, junior faculty and researchers had the opportunity to network with colleagues and hear from Dr. Suzanne Koven about her career path. Dr. Koven offered personal and professional advice to the group in a relaxed and intimate setting.

Faculty Development Seminar: Leadership Series

Understanding Your Leadership Style
Date: April 7, 2017
Facilitator: Sharon Badgett-Lichten, LICSW, Graduate Certified Executive Coach
  and Senior Organizational Development Specialist, MGH/MGPO
This session was designed for MGH faculty with HMS academic appointments with leadership roles in a clinical practice, a research lab, committee(s), and/or administration. During this interactive workshops, participants received an individualized leadership assessment to help them identify their strengths and areas of improvement. Participants were also presented with strategies to adapt behavior in different leadership situations and were able to share tips with colleagues for leadership effectiveness.

Faculty Development Seminar: Work-Life Balance Series

Managing Parenthood and Your Career: Balancing Professional Travel & Parenting
Date: March 17, 2017
Panelists: Joyita Dutta, PhD, Instructor, Department of Radiology; Anne Neilan,
   MD, MPH,
Instructor, Department of Medicine/Infectious Disease Unit; &
Yakeel Quiroz, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Moderated by Nancy Rigotti, MD, Professor, Department of Medicine,
   Director, Office for Women’s Careers
Professional travel and presenting your work at conferences can advance your career, but it can be a struggle to balance it with your parenting responsibilities. This panel discussion featured MGH faculty parents discussing their strategies to make travel work with their family obligations. Attendees had the opportunity to ask questions and shared their own ideas.

Faculty Development Seminar: Networking Series

Academic Careers Mentored Lunch for Postdocs
Co-sponsored with the Office for Research Career Development
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: Work-Life Balance

Faculty Parents Group: Difficult Conversations with Children
Date: December 13, 2016
Discussion Leader: Steven C. Schlozman, MD, Assistant Professor, Psychiatry at HMS and Associate Director, The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at MGH
During this discussion ideas and tools were offered to help parents open up age-appropriate communication across various difficult topics.

Faculty Development Seminar: Networking Series

"Meet and Greet" Faculty Networking Reception
Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Speaker: Constance Cepko, PhD, Bullard Professor of Genetics and Neuroscience, Professor of Ophthalmology, HMS, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
The OWC’s “Meet and Greet” networking series provided an opportunity for faculty to hear from a senior HMS faculty member about her career path, and was also a great way to meet colleagues in a relaxed setting. Constance Cepko, PhD, was the guest speaker at this event and talked about her career path.

Women in Medicine Month Annual Celebration

Perspectives from the Road Less Traveled
Co-sponsored with Human Resources at MGH
Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
In commemoration of Women in Medicine month, the OWC celebrated the 19th Annual Women in Medicine Month celebrating women faculty. This year's featured speaker was Juanita Merchant, MD, PhD, H. Marvin Pollard Professor of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Michigan.
Click here to view the presentation slides on the intranet

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