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Meet the Team

Center for Faculty Development (CFD) Faculty:

Ted SternMiriam Bredella, MD
Director, Center for Faculty Development
Tel: 617.724.0818 |

Dr. Bredella is Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School, and Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs in the Department of Radiology at MGH. She brings a wealth of mentoring and management expertise to her new position. Dr. Bredella established a department-wide mentoring program for junior faculty, a Radiology Leadership Academy (which supports physicians and non-physicians in leadership roles), and a management and leadership curriculum for radiologists. She led initiatives to fight physician burnout and designed a compensation model for Radiology researchers, which allows an unbiased assessment of compensation.

Dennis BrownDennis Brown, PhD
Director, Office for Research Careers (ORC)
Tel: 617.643.1606 |

Dr. Brown is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Program in Membrane Biology at MGH. He also serves as the Associate Director of the MGH Center for Systems Biology. Dr. Brown is a cell biologist/physiologist who specializes in the use of state-of-the art imaging techniques to follow and dissect physiologically-relevant membrane protein trafficking events in epithelial and non-epithelial cells. He is also a member of the MGH Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) and serves as Chair of the MGH Research Council. Dr. Brown joined the MGH in 1986 as an Assistant Professor. He has a long standing interest in mentoring and has been associated with the Office for Research Careers since its inception and is deeply committed to advancing the interests of our research community.

Marcia GoldbergMarcia Goldberg, MD
Director, Post Doctoral Division (PDD), ORC
Tel: 617.643.1606 |

Dr. Goldberg is a Professor of Medicine and Microbiology and Immunobiology at HMS, Director of Research Program Development in the Department of Medicine (DOM), Director of Research in the Division of Infectious Diseases at MGH, Associate Program Director for Research for the Partners Combined Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program, and Director of the NIH-funded Harvard-wide adult training program in Infectious Disease and Basic Microbiological Mechanisms. She has a strong track record of providing career development guidance to post doctoral fellows and other trainees. In the DOM, she launched a career development initiative designed to provide guidance and community for junior faculty and senior trainees on career advancement, specifically on strategies for achieving independent R level funding.

Karen K. MillerKaren K. Miller, MD
Interim Director, Graduate Student Division (GSD), ORC
Tel: 617.643.1606 |

Dr. Miller is the Chief of the Neuroendocrine Unit, Professor of Medicine at HMS, the Laurie and Mason Tenaglia MGH Research Scholar, Co-Director of the MGH Clinical Research Education Center for the Division of Clinical Research, Principal Investigator of the MGH Endocrine Division Training Grant, Director of the Neuroendocrine and Pituitary Tumor Clinical Center, Director of Mentoring Initiatives for the Department of Medicine at MGH and a practicing endocrinologist. She has a sustained record of independent NIH funding on the effects of neuroendocrine dysregulation throughout the weight spectrum and has published more than 180 original peer-reviewed manuscripts. She was named a Claflin Distinguished Scholar in 1999 and received the A. Clifford Barger Award for Excellence in Mentoring by HMS in 2015.

Nancy RigottiNancy A. Rigotti, MD
Director, Office for Women's Careers (OWC)
Tel: 617.724.0818 |

Dr. Rigotti is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. A member of the General Medicine Division of the Medical Service and Mongan Institute for Health Policy, Dr. Rigotti is a national leader in general medicine and primary care and she is currently serving as President of the Society of General Internal Medicine. She has practiced primary care at MGH Women's Health Associates since that practice was founded. Dr. Rigotti has a long-standing interest in women's health and careers and mentoring in general and serves on the MGH Women in Academic Medicine Committee. She is also Associate Director of MGH's General Medicine Research Fellowship. An internationally renowned expert in tobacco use and dependence and directs the MGH Tobacco Research and Treatment Center.

Ted SternTheodore A. Stern, MD
Director, Office for Clinical Careers
Tel: 617.724.0818 |

Dr. Stern is the Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation at Harvard Medical School, past-President of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine and the Editor-in-Chief of Psychosomatics. An author of more than 300 scientific articles and book chapters and the editor of many books, Dr. Stern has a demonstrated interest in faculty development, as shown by his participation on many promotions’ committees and as a leader of a highly successful writing course taken by many of our faculty.

CFD Administration:

Maire LeyneMaire Leyne, MS, MBA
Executive Director for Research and Faculty Support
Tel: 617.724.0818 |

Maire's role as Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) Director within the Research Institute was expanded on March 1st to include the Center for Faculty Development.

Nicole DavidsonNicole L. Davidson, MBA
Administrative Coordinator
Tel: 617.724.0818 |

Nicole is part of CFD's administrative team. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts from the University of Massachusetts and her Master in Business Administration in Marketing from the Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH. She comes to us with over eight years of customer service and administrative assistant experience.

Liz DiModicaElizabeth DiModica
Administrative Coordinator
Tel: 617.724.0818 |

Liz is part of CFD's administrative team. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in American Studies with a minor in Healthcare Administration from Stonehill College, Easton, MA. She came to us from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where she worked as an Administrative Assistant and a Practice Representative in the Ophthalmology Department.

Anna NarinskyAnna V. Narinsky, MPA
Program Manager, Graduate Student Division (GSD), ORC
Tel: 617.643.2589 |

Anna joined Partners Healthcare System in 2001 where she worked at Partners Finance department providing analytic services to entities and across the system. Anna is responsible for the program management and administrative efforts for the GSD and is currently serving as a member of the GSD Advisory Council and the GSD Committee. Anna received a Bachelor Degree in Education from Ukraine and a Master of Public Administration from Suffolk University. Anna is committed to being a dynamic resource for the healthcare research community. Her diverse experience is a significant asset to the MGH GSD and the CFD.

Brenda VegaBrenda I. Vega
Office Manager
Tel: 617.724.3114 |

Brenda is the Office Manager of the CFD. She has worked at the MGH since January 2000 where she began as a Patient Care Coordinator. She then worked with the Geriatric Research Laboratory before starting at the OWC in 2002 and now her role has expanded to include the CFD. Brenda brings many skills and accomplishments to the Center, including graphic design, project management, organizational skills, leadership skills and strong interpersonal skills. Brenda is a graduate of Westwood College Online where she earned an Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design and Multimedia. She is also fluent in both English and Spanish which adds to her repertoire.

CFD Advisory Board:

Our advisory board is called the MGH Faculty Council and is comprised of faculty members and MGH/HMS leaders that meet twice a year to provide the CFD with guidance. Members Include:

Michael Blute, MD
David Brown, MD
Dennis Brown, PhD
Marie Demay, MD
Maurizio Fava, MD
G. Scott Gazelle, MD, PhD
Steven Greenberg, MD, PhD
Nancy Harris, MD

Richard Hodin, MD
Lewis Holmes, MD
Lisa Leffert, MD
Joan Miller, MD
Elena Olson, JD
Harry Orf, PhD
Nancy Rigotti, MD
Joan Sapir, EdM, MBA
Isaac Schiff, MD
Susan A. Slaugenhaupt, PhD
Peter Slavin, MD
Thomas Spitzer, MD
Theodore Stern, MD
Debra Weinstein, MD



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