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The Office for Research Career Development (ORCD) at MGH is a branch of the Center for Faculty Development (CFD) and was created to facilitate the career advancement of research faculty and trainees.


The ORCD, Office for Research Career Development, addresses the specific needs of the research faculty and trainees at MGH. Areas of emphasis for this office are to:
  • Develop programs to advance the career development pathways of research faculty in an academic medical center environment.
  • Strengthen the career guidance and mentoring offered to trainees.
  • Enhance communication within the research community.
  • Provide individual counseling, advice and support.

ORCD Advisory Board

The ORCD Advisory Council is comprised of senior hospital administrators and faculty and meets annually to provide the ORCD with oversight and guidance. Membership on the advisory board is continuously evolving and current members include:
Sylvie Breton, PhD
Dennis Brown, PhD
Sydney Cash, MD, PhD
Thilo Deckersbach, PhD
Patricia Donahoe, MD
Nick Dyson, PhD
David Fisher, MD, PhD
Marcia Goldberg, MD
Rakesh Jain, PhD
Robert E. Kingston, PhD
Anne Klibanski, MD
Henry Kronenberg, MD
Donna Lawton, MS
Maire Leyne, MS, MBA
David Louis, MD
Joren Madsen, MD, DPhil
Harry Orf, PhD
Bruce Rosen, MD, PhD
Jerrold F. Rosenbaum, MD
Paul S. Russell, MD
Isaac Schiff, MD
Jeanine Wiener-Kronish, MD




We would like to bring your attention to a change in NIH policy on the funding of salaries of postdoctoral trainees supported on NRSA awards (including T32s and F awards). A 2017 notice posted by the NIH now allows supplementation of stipends on NRSA awards for the equivalent of up to 10 hours per week. Allowable sources of funds for supplementation include federal funds. This may open up options for supplementing salaries of trainees supported on T32 and F32 grants. This has been an issue specifically for individuals in clinical fellowship programs who move onto T32 support for research years, but also applies to others supported on these awards. (See NIH Grants Policy Statement, Section and, for more details.)



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