2013 February 22
 
               
 

The Center for Faculty Development (CFD) was established to facilitate career development of ALL MGH faculty. This umbrella organization addresses all aspects of faculty development, as well as, specializing on the clinical faculty through the Office for Clinical Careers (OCC), the research communities through the Office for Research Career Development (ORCD) and the women faculty through the Office for Women's Careers (OWC).

  
  WHAT'S
  HAPPENING

  Meet and Greet with
  Dr. Nancy J. Tarbell

  Drafting Your
  "Chief's Letter"

  Managing Difficult
  Conversations

  Women Inventors
  Turning Your Ideas
  into Patents

  Negotiation Essentials

  Enhancing Your
  Teaching Skills:
  Improving Your
  Presentation Skills

  ANNOUNCEMENTS

  Addressing Subtleties
  in Gender Bias
  in Academia

  CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:
  2013 Research Fellows
  Poster Celebration

 
 
WHAT'S HAPPENING

 

From Our Office

1. "Meet and Greet" Networking Breakfast with Dr. Nancy J. Tarbell on Mar 5-
     Faculty Development Seminar: Networking Series

This is an opportunity to hear from Dr. Tarbell about her career path and to gain some insights to help with your own career trajectory. You can also learn more about the Office for Women's Careers and spend some time with other women faculty colleagues.

Speaker: Nancy J. Tarbell, MD, HMS Dean for Academic and Clinical Affairs;
              C.C. Wang Professor of Radiation Oncology, HMS
Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Time: 8 to 9:30 am
Location will be sent upon registration.

Faculty with HMS academic appointments, please click here to register by Wed, Feb 27.

Please feel free to extend this invitation to the individuals you mentor or advise.

2. Drafting Your "Chief's Letter" on Mar 6-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Academic Career Advancement Series

Seminar for MGH faculty with HMS academic appointments.

Do you need help drafting the "Chief's letter" for your promotion?

Please join this interactive session on how to write a convincing letter for Harvard Medical School promotion committees. Learn how to help your chief understand and convey your story, so that your promotion can move forward. Don't let procrastination and anxiety get in your way!

Facilitator: Theodore Stern, MD, Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of
                Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation, HMS; Director, MGH Office for
                Clinical Careers
Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Time: noon to 1 pm
Location will be sent upon registration.

Faculty with HMS academic appointments, please click here to register by Wed, Feb 27.

The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Build a subject matter foundation for professional development
- Develop strategies for professional growth in subject matter (e.g., writing skills,
   communication skills, mentoring, leadership)
- Utilize a framework for professional growth related to subject matter
- Identify and manage personal areas of improvement related to subject matter
- Discuss subject matter to enhance professionalism and team-work
Course Director: Anne Klibanski, MD, Director of Center for Faculty Development and
Laurie Carrol Guthart Professor of Medicine

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3. Managing Difficult Conversations on Mar 13-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Negotiation Series

Seminar for MGH faculty with HMS academic appointments.

The seminar will focus on the structure of difficult conversations and the systematic errors we make when trying to discuss sensitive or emotional topics. In addition, it will explore the mental shifts that can help you change your difficult conversations into learning conversations.

Facilitator: Gillien Todd, JD, Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School;
                Consultant, Triad Consulting Group
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Location will be sent upon registration.

Faculty with HMS academic appointments, please click here to register by Wed, Mar 6.

The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Build a subject matter foundation for professional development
- Develop strategies for professional growth in subject matter (e.g., writing skills,
   communication skills, mentoring, leadership)
- Utilize a framework for professional growth related to subject matter
- Identify and manage personal areas of improvement related to subject matter
- Discuss subject matter to enhance professionalism and team-work
Course Director: Anne Klibanski, MD, Director of Center for Faculty Development and Laurie Carrol Guthart Professor of Medicine

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4. Women Inventors Speak: How to Turn Your Ideas into Patents on Mar 26-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Do you have research ideas or discoveries but don't know how to take the first steps to a patent? Are you unsure what types of ideas are patentable? This panel discussion will feature four MGH women inventors who will discuss their experience moving ideas through the patent process, with the help of Partners Research Ventures and Licensing Office. Although women make up approximately 30% of the MGH faculty, only about 10% of the patent disclosures at MGH come from women. The Office for Women's Careers invites you to learn how you can advance your career by turning your ideas into patents.

Panelists: Xandra Breakefield, PhD, Professor of Neurology
               Tayyaba Hasan, PhD, Professor of Dermatology
               Seemantini Nadkarni, PhD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology
               Laurence Rahme, PhD, Associate Professor of Surgery
Moderator: Frances Toneguzzo, PhD, Executive Director, Partners Research
                 Ventures and Licensing

Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Time: noon to 1 pm
Location will be sent upon registration.

Please click here to register by Fri, Mar 15.

5. Negotiation Essentials on Apr 9-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Negotiation Series

Seminar for MGH faculty with HMS academic appointments.

This seminar will focus on the structure of negotiation by reviewing a systematic approach on preparing to negotiate. A case study example will be used to guide the participants through this process. This interactive workshop will help you understand the barriers and strategies to successful negotiations.

Facilitator: Robert Bordone, JD, Thaddeus R. Beal Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard
                Law School; Director, Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program
Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Time: 4 to 6 pm
Location will be sent upon registration.

Faculty with HMS academic appointments, please click here to register by Fri, Mar 29.

The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Build a subject matter foundation for professional development
- Develop strategies for professional growth in subject matter (e.g., writing skills,
   communication skills, mentoring, leadership)
- Utilize a framework for professional growth related to subject matter
- Identify and manage personal areas of improvement related to subject matter
- Discuss subject matter to enhance professionalism and team-work
Course Director: Anne Klibanski, MD, Director of Center for Faculty Development and Laurie Carrol Guthart Professor of Medicine

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6. Enhance Your Teaching Skills: Improving Your Presentation Skills on Apr 24-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Seminar for MGH faculty with HMS academic appointments.

Would you like to learn how to improve your presentation skills and prepare more effective and captivating slides for grand rounds, national meetings and other oral presentations? If so, mark your calendar to participate in the upcoming interactive session on "Improving Your Presentation Skills."

Past participants have stated that this is an "excellent presentation" that taught them how to "deliver the impression of mastery" when giving talks, gathered "salient points" from Dr. Gorrindo who is "tech/PowerPoint savvy," and "learned important lessons on how to minimize mismatches between students and teacher when delivering a teaching talk."

Facilitators: Tristan Gorrindo, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, HMS;
                  Director, Postgraduate Medical Education, MGH Academy
                  Theodore Stern, MD, Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry
                  in the Field of Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation, HMS;
                  Director, MGH Office for Clinical Careers
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Time: 11 am to 1 pm
Location will be sent upon registration.

Faculty with HMS academic appointments, please click here to register by Fri, Apr 19.

The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Build a subject matter foundation for professional development
- Develop strategies for professional growth in subject matter (e.g., writing skills,
   communication skills, mentoring, leadership)
- Utilize a framework for professional growth related to subject matter
- Identify and manage personal areas of improvement related to subject matter
- Discuss subject matter to enhance professionalism and team-work
Course Director: Anne Klibanski, MD, Director of Center for Faculty Development and
Laurie Carrol Guthart Professor of Medicine

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Office Phone #s:

CFD Main:   617.724.0818
OCC: 617.724.1382
ORCD: 617.643.1606
OWC: 617.724.5229

Fax:   617.726.0568

 
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 

1. Addressing the Subtleties in Gender Bias in Academia on Mar 6-
    Sponsored by the Joint Committee on the Status of Women (JCSW)

Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Time: 5:30 to 8 pm
Location: Waterhouse Room, Gordon Hall, Harvard Medical School

Please RSVP to Tammy at JCSW by Fri, Mar 1.

Please click here for more information and to view the agenda.

2. CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 2013 Research Fellows Poster Celebration due Mar 15-
    Presented by the Office for Research Career Development (ORCD)

Please encourage your research fellows to submit an abstract for the 2013 ORCD Research Fellows Poster Celebration on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. Participants will gain visibility for themselves and your laboratory, and will have the chance to compete for awards.

Abstracts are due Fri, Mar 15 at 5 pm.

Please click here for more information and abstract submission materials.