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Past Events & Programs

 

Academic Year 2014 - 2015
Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development (including the Office for Clinical Careers, Office for Research Career Development, Office for Women's Careers and Graduate Student Division)

Mass General Postdoc Association

Industry Careers Exposure (ICE) Club Panel Discussion
Sponsored by the Mass General Postdoc Association
Date: December 16, 2014
Panelists: Maja Janas, PhD, Scientist, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals; James Mutamba, PhD, Associate, PureTech Ventures; and William Sellers, MD, VP/Global Head of Oncology, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Novartis Oncology
The Industry Subcommittee of the Mass General Hospital Postdoc Association (MGPA) has established the Industry Careers Exposure (ICE) Club. As part of this initiative they invited guests from the biotech, pharma and biopharma industries to visit MGH and discuss their companies, the science that takes place within and their own individual careers.


Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
Date: December 12, 2014
This session offered new MGH Research Fellows an overview of the resources, programs and events offered by the Office for Research Career Development (ORCD) and the Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA).


Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Drafting Your Chief's Letter
Sponsored by the Office for Clinical Careers
Date: December 10, 2014
This interactive session focused on how to write a convincing letter for Harvard Medical School promotion committees. Faculty learned how to help their chief understand and convey their story so that their promotion can move forward.
Facilitator: Theodore Stern, MD, Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in
    the Field of Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation and Director, Office for
    Clinical Careers
Click here to view the presentation.
Click here to view the Template for Department Head Letter Proposing Candidates for Promotion.


Faculty Development Seminar: Networking Series

"Meet and Greet" Networking Lunch with Dr. Susan Slaugenhaupt
Sponsored by the Office for Women's Careers
Date: December 9, 2014
The OWC’s “Meet and Greet” networking series provided an opportunity for faculty to hear from a senior MGH faculty member about her career path, and is also a great way to meet colleagues in a relaxed setting. Susan Slaugenhaupt, PhD joined as the guest speaker at this event. Dr. Slaugenhaupt is a Professor of Neurology in the Center for Human Genetic Research, a 2013 MGH Scholar, and was recently appointed as the first Scientific Director of the MGH Research Institute.


Mass General Postdoc Association

Career Pathways Panel Discussion: The Academic Job Search
Sponsored by the Mass General Postdoc Association
Date: December 8, 2014
Panelists: Irving Bigio, PhD, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering, Boston University; Tayyaba Hasan, PhD, Professor of Dermatology, MGH, Wellman Center for Photomedicine; Kate Jeffrey, PhD, Instructor, Department of Medicine/Gastroenterology, MGH; and Josef Kurtz, PhD, Chair, Department of Biology, Associate Professor of Biology, Emmanuel College
The MGPA hosted a session to learn about the academic job search from the perspective of search committee members and recently hired faculty. Topics covered included: Setting a timeline for your search; What search committees look for in an application; What search committees look for in an interview; and After the offer: negotiating dos and don'ts.


Graduate Student Division Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Building a Positive On-line Personal Brand: Using LinkedIn, Blogs, and other Social Media Tools
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Division
Date: December 4, 2014
This seminar helped graduate students build and develop a professional on-line personal brand using sites, such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and blogs. They learned how to: Use the advanced functionality of LinkedIn and how to customize their profile; Highlight their background and experiences to compliment their CV/resume; and Leverage on-line tools to explore career opportunities.


Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

The Power of Presentation
Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development
Date: December 1, 2014
Facilitator: Claudyne Wilder, President of Wilder Presentations
This seminar wprovided the tools and job aids needed to make your point to an audience more effectively. Claudyne Wilder discussed key ingredients to consider the next time you create and deliver a scientific talk.


Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

On the Record: Mastering Your Media Message
Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development
Date: November 20, 2014
Facilitators: Mallika Marshall, MD, Instructor in Medicine, WBZ-TV Medical Reporter and Peggy Slasman, Senior Vice President, MGH Public Affairs
This seminar focused on: how to articulate your point of view to the media, tips and techniques to become media savvy, and how the MGH Public Affairs Office can help you to better engage with the media.
Click here to view the handouts
Click here to view video presentation


Mass General Postdoc Association

MGPA Career Exploration Panel: Consulting Careers
Sponsored by the Mass General Postdoc Association
Date: Monday, November 17, 2014
Panelists: Anais Gervais, PhD, Life Sciences Consultant, Putnam Associates; Manuel Lowenhaupt, MD, Senior Industry Innovation Executive, Accenture plc; Samuel Murphy, PhD, Vice President, IMS Health Capital, Inc.; and Xun Wang, PhD, Senior Analyst, ICON plc
In this panel discussion, panelists described their transition from research and clinical work to consulting. Topics covered included: what it means to work as a consultant, the do's and don'ts for finding a job in consulting firms, which skills are relevant/trasferable, and how big the gap is between the two types of jobs (research and consulting)?


Graduate Student Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Looking your Best on Paper: Building a CV or Resume
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Division
Date: November 13, 2014
Facilitator: Lauren Celano, Founder and CEO, Propel Careers
This seminar provided important information how to prepare your CV or Resume, how to tailor it to your goals, and highlight transferable skills and experience.
Click here to view the presentation slides
Click here to view the tips for CV and Resume writing


Faculty Development Seminar: Work-Life Balance Series

Making the Most of Your MGH/MGPO Benefits
Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development
Date: November 11, 2014
Facilitator: Dee Dee Chen, Manager, MGH Professional Staff Benefits Office
The Professional Staff Benefits Office spoke about changes for 2015 and answered benefits questions from faculty.
Please click here to view the handouts


Mass General Postdoc Association

MGPA Career Exploration Panel: U.S. Clinical Careers for International MD’s
Sponsored by the Mass General Postdoc Association
Date: November 10, 2014
Facilitators: Lucia De Gregorio, MD, Research Fellow in Surgery;
    Rami Kantar, MD,
Research Fellow in Neurology;
   Elie Ramly, MD, Research Fellow in Surgery
This informative session discussed the USMLE board exams and application to U.S. residency programs for non-U.S. trained medical doctors.
Click here to view the handout


Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

MGH New Faculty Orientation
Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development
Date: Thursday, October 23, 2014
The Center for Faculty Development hosted the annual MGH New Faculty Orientation for faculty across all departments that recently joined MGH. This served as an opportunity for faculty to hear from senior leaders and to familiarize themselves with key information to enhance their MGH experience. The three-hour session provided an overview of the MGH environment and faculty resources.
Click here for a copy of the 2014 New Faculty Resource Guide
Click below to view a copy of the presentation slides from the speakers:
- MGH Overview by Peter Slavin, MD
- MGPO Overview by Greg Pauly, MHA on behalf of Dr. David Torchiana
- MGH Research Environment:
     • Research Management by Gary Smith on behalf of Harry Orf, PhD
'         - Top 10 Things for MGH Researchers by Gary Smith
     • MGH Graduate Student Recruitment by Thilo Deckersbach, PhD
- Clinician Teaching & Education Environment:
     • Teaching & Education Environment and ECOTE by Theodore Stern, MD
     • Clinical Teaching Opportunities by Alberto Puig, MD, PhD
- HMS Overview by Maureen Connelly, MD
- Introduction to your CV by Theodore Stern, MD
- CFD Overview by Nancy Rigotti, MD


Faculty Development Seminar: Work-Life Balance Series

Managing Parenthood and Your Career: "Getting Out the Door"
Sponsored by the Office for Women's Careers
Date: October 22, 2014
Panelists: Ingrid Bassett, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine
   Paola Divieti-Pajevic, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine
   Ann Kao, MD, Instructor in Medicine
Moderator: Ann Skoczenski, PhD, Program Manager, Center for Faculty
   Development
This discussion focused on better ways to get prepared for the workday and the kids ready for daycare or school. Participants who struggle with this part of their day were able to share ideas on making the mornings run smoothly.


Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Series

Responsible Authorship
Sponsored by the Office for Reearch Career Development
Date: October 14, 2014
Facilitator: Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Director, Office for    Research Career Development
This seminar presented authorship guidelines and case studies of authorship disputes that equipped participants to discuss and determine appropriate authorship for their research collaborations.
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
Click here to view the presentation slides
Click here to view the handouts


Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Crafting Your CV Narrative
Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development
Date: October 9, 2014
Facilitator: Theodore Stern, MD, Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in
    the Field of Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation and Director, Office for
    Clinical Careers
This interactive seminar reviewed the purpose and structure of the HMS CV narrative. Additionally, there there was a practicum on how to overcome your writer's block and craft a narrative that best describes your major contributions and achievements.
Sponsored by the Office for Clinical Careers
Click here to view a copy of the handouts.


Graduate Student Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Overview Career Opportunities in the Life Science Sector
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Division
Date: October 2, 2014
Facilitator: Lauren Celano, MBA, Founder and CEO, Propel Careers
This session provided an overview on career opportunities available to individuals with advanced degrees and the skills needed to excel in each type of role.
Click here to view the presentation slides


Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch
Sponsored by the Office for Reearch Career Development
Date: October 2, 2014
This session offered new MGH Research Fellows an overview of the resources, programs and events offered by the Office for Research Career Development (ORCD) and the Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA).


Faculty Development Seminar: Negotiation Series

Negotiating Up: Dealing with Power in the Workplace
Sponsored by the Office for Women's Careers
Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Speaker: Melissa Brodrick, Harvard Medical School Ombudsperson
This interactive workshop dealt with power differentials in the workplace and focused on types of power, attitudes towards power that influence negotiations and tips for negotiation preparation from a power perspective.
Click here to view the handouts


Women in Medicine Month Annual Reception

Insights and Innovations: Achieving Gender Equity in Academic Medicine
Sponsored by the Office for Women's Careers
Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014
Speaker: Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil, Associate Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Michigan Health System and Research Investigator in the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine
In commemoration of Women in Medicine month, the OWC celebrated the 17th Annual Women in Medicine Month celebrating women faculty.
Click here to view the presentation slides.
Click here to view the 2014 Tribute Book.


Postdoc Appreciation Ice Cream Social

Date: September 15, 2014
In honor of National Postdoc Appreciation Week, the ORCD held an event to acknowledge MGH Research Fellows for their scientific contributions to the MGH research enterprise. The world-class research carried out at MGH would not be possible without the dedication and hard work of the 1100+ postdoctoral research fellows.
Sponsored by the Office for Reearch Career Development


Presented by The Mass General Postdoc Association

"Acing the Interview" and Vendor Fair
Date: September 11, 2014
This two-part event began with a lecture, "Tips for a Successful Job Interview," led by Lauren Celano, CEO, Propel Careers.
The seminar covered: Performing research on the company and interviewers; Preparing potential interview questions; Customizing your response to the interview questions; and How to create your own “elevator speech". After the lecture, there was a vendor fair where attendees spoke to vendors about the newest equipment and supplies that will advance your research.
Click here to view the handouts


Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

English as a Second Language for Researchers
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
This 15-week course served the significant portion of the research trainee community who are non-native speakers of English. The sessions were designed to improve everyday language skills, as well as those skills specific to a science career.
If you have any questions about ESL for Researchers, please email orcd@partners.org.


Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
Date: September 4, 2014
This session offered new MGH Research Fellows an overview of the resources, programs and events offered by the Office for Research Career Development (ORCD) and the Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA).


Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

MGH ECOR Fellowships for Postdocs: How to Write a Competitive Application
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
Date: September 3, 2014
Panelists: Iain Drummond, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, MGH Renal Unit; Robert Gerszten, MD, Professor of Medicine, Cardiology Division; Kristin White, PhD, Associate Professor of Dermatology, Cutaneous Biology Research Center
This panel discussion helped attendees understand the highly competitive Tosteson and Fund for Medical Discovery application process, including: when is the best time to apply, what factors reviewers consider in ranking your application, and how you can increase your chance of receiving an award.
Click here to view the handouts


Previously recorded programs available online:

MGH New Faculty Orientation

Date: October 9, 2013
The Center for Faculty Development hosted the annual MGH New Faculty Orientation for faculty across all departments that recently joined MGH. This served as an opportunity for faculty to hear from senior leaders and to familiarize themselves with key information to enhance their MGH experience. The three-hour session provided an overview of the MGH environment and faculty resources.
Click here to view video presentation- Part One
- Welcome, Anne Klibanski, MD
- Massachusetts General Hospital Overview, Peter Slavin, MD
- Massachusetts General Physicians Organization (MGPO) Overview,
  Greg Pauly, MHA
Click here to view video presentation- Part Two
- MGH Research Environment Overview
- Harvard Medical School Overview, Maureen Connelly, MD
- Introduction to Your CV, Theodore Stern, MD
- Center for Faculty Development Overview, Theodore Stern, MD

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series-

HMS/HSDM CV: 'How to Format' the New HMS CV
Program on April 24, 2009 presented by Mary C. Walsh, PhD, Program Director, Faculty Appointment, HMS Office of Faculty Affairs.
Following the more general CV seminars offered, this seminar focused on the details of formatting the new HMS CV. The HMS Office for Faculty Affairs returned to the MGH to address the faculty, administrators and administrative assistants who work directly on the details of the CV for their faculty.
Click here to view video presentation

Academic Career Development Series-

What it takes to get promoted in your area of excellence...
Teaching and Educational Leadership

Program on June 2, 2009 included the following panelists:
Beverly MK Biller, MD, Professor of Medicine and Clinical Director, MGH Fellowship in Endocrinology
Robert A. Novelline, MD, Professor of Radiology and Director of Emergency Radiology Division
Theodore A. Stern, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Consultation Psychiatry for Adult Hospital Patients
Moderated by Jules L. Dienstag, MD, Professor of Medicine and Dean for Medical Education
Click here to view video presentation

Academic Career Development Series-

What it takes to get promoted in your area of excellence...
Investigation

Program on June 17, 2009 included the following panelists:
Xandra O. Breakefield, PhD, Professor of Neurology and Director of the Laboratory of Experimental Gene Therapy, Department of Neurology
Anne Klibanski, MD, Laurie Carrol Guthart Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Neuroendocrine Unit
David N. Louis, MD, Benjamin Castleman Professor of Pathology and Chief of the Department of Pathology
Moderated by Stephen B. Calderwood, MD, Morton N. Swartz MD Academy Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases
Click here to view video presentation

Academic Career Development Series-

What it takes to get promoted in your area of excellence...
Clinical Expertise and Innovation

Program on June 25, 2009 included the following panelists:
David N. Caplan, MD,PhD Professor of Neurology Medicine and Director of the Cognitive Behavioral Neurology Unit
Maureen T. Connelly, MD, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at Harvard Medical School
Theresa C. McLoud, MD, Professor of Radiology, Associate Radiologist in Chief and Director of Education, Department of Radiology
Moderated by Andrew L. Warshaw, MD, W. Gerald Austen Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Department of Surgery
Click here to view video presentation

Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series-

Effective Negotiation Skills
Program on December 10, 2007 presented by Linda Wilcox, Ombudsperson for the HMS/HSDM/HSPH.
Explore ways for you to become a more effective negotiator. This case-based interactive seminar is to help you approach controversial conversations. The speaker focused on relevant negotiation skills and strategies that you can practice in real-life situations.
Click here to view video presentation


Office for Women's Careers Center for Faculty Development Office for Research Career Development