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Past Events & Programs

Academic Year 2015 - 2016
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)

Faculty Development Seminar: Leadership Series

Delivering Effective Feedback
Date: February 4, 2016
Facilitator: Jo Shapiro, MD, FACS, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, HMS;
  Chief, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) Division of Otolaryngology;
  Director, BWH Center for Professionalism & Peer Support
This seminar for MGH faculty with HMS appointments, provided faculty with tools for preparing and delivering constructive and regular feedback in their professional life.
Please click here to view a copy of the handouts

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
Date: January 26,2016
This session presented new MGH Research Fellows with 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: Leadership Series

Effective Mentoring Relationships: Strengthening Your Developmental Network
Co-sponsored with the Office for Women's Careers
Date: January 22, 2016
Facilitator: Ellen W. Seely, MD, Professor of Medicine, HMS; Vice Chair for Faculty
  Development, Brigham and Women's Hospital Department of Medicine
This interactive workshop welcomed all MGH faculty with HMS academic appointments who were looking to improve their mentoring relationships. The speaker explored in detail how to create and cultivate their own developmental network. With a self assessment of their mentoring needs completed prior to the workshop, attendees discussed:
    • Creation of their developmental network
    •  Reassessment of their network as their career situations change
    •  Helping out supporters as much as they help them
Please click here to view a copy of the handouts

Faculty Development Seminar: Negotiation Series

Conflict Management at Work
Co-sponsored with the Graduate Student Division
Date: January 13, 2016
Facilitator: Melissa Brodrick, Harvard Medical School Ombudsperson
This seminar explored the benefits of understanding conflict and provided a pragmatic, situational approach to conflict resolution. Melissa Brodrick demonstrated how and when to use the conflict-handling styles effectively and coached participants to initiate productive dialogue to deal with conflict situations.
Please click here to view a copy of the handouts

Faculty Development Seminar: Work-Life Balance Series

Panel Discussion: Navigating Separation/Divorce
Co-sponsored with the Office for Women's Careers
Date: Friday, January 8, 2016
Panelists: Janet Lydon, Esq., Principal at Poblocki & Lydon and Member of Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation; Donna McNally, MSW, LICSW, LADC1, Partners Employee Assistance Program; Erin Tracy, MD, Associate Professor, Department Obstetrics and Gynecology Service
This panel discussion covered different aspects of divorce to help make this difficult time more manageable, including perspectives from MGH faculty, tips on legal procedures, mediation and child custody, and advice to help children be resilient during/after divorce.
Please click here to view a copy of the presentation slides.

Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Writer's Block: An Impediment to Scholarly Writing
Date: January 6, 2016
Facilitator: Theodore Stern, MD, Director of the Office for Clinical Careers;
   Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Psychosomatic
   Medicine/Consultation at HMS; Chief of the Avery D. Weisman, MD,
   Psychiatry Consultation Service; and Editor-in-Chief of Psychosomatics
This seminar helped clinicians tackle the frustrating issue of writer's block. The course was most valuable for those who tend to procrastinate and often find themselves delayed with their scientific writing projects. Participants learnt how to modulate anxiety, remove stumbling blocks, and create an outline.
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Faculty Development Seminar: Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Series

Responsible Authorship
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
Date: December 15, 2015
Speaker: David M. Langenau, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology
   and Director of the Molecular Pathology Unit
This seminar in the RCR series covered topics in authorship of science manuscripts, including guidelines for assigning authors on a manuscript, grey areas in authorship decisions, case studies of authorship disputes and resolutions, and tips for successful collaborations and authorship determination.
Click here to view the handouts
Click here to view the presentation slides

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
Date: December 11, 2015
This session presented new MGH Research Fellows with 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

Scholarly Writing Seminar Series for Faculty
Co-sponsored with the Office for Clinical Careers
Dates: December 2 and 10, 2015
Speaker: Theodore Stern, MD, Director of the Office for Clinical Careers, MGH;
   Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Psychosomatic
   Medicine/Consultation, HMS; Chief of the Avery D. Weisman, MD, Psychiatry
   Consultation Service, MGH
A two-part seminar series for faculty with HMS academic appointments who desired to improve their scientific writing and productivity. Seminar included how to: Clarify interests and goals; Select a target audience for writing; Create an outline; and Avoid obsessive perfectionism.
Click here to view the handouts

Graduate Student Division Seminar: Career Advancement Series

How to Stay on Track with Your PhD
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Division
Date: December 3, 2015
Facilitator: Robert E. Kingston, PhD, Chief, Department of Molecular Biology, Professor of Genetics
This seminar provided tips, tricks and strategies on how to stay on track with your dissertation.

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Career Pathways for Postdocs (CPP) Pilot: Information Session
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
Date: December 1, 2015
Speakers: Ann Skoczenski, PhD, Senior Program Manager, Center for Faculty
   Development, and collaborating office representatives
A majority of postdocs in the U.S. will pursue careers outside academia, due to the tight academic job market. The Career Pathways for Postdocs (CPP) program was designed to help MGH postdocs explore their career interests while continuing their research at the hospital. Through the CPP program, postdocs learn about a new career path such as science communications, program development/management, policy/government relations, and others.
Attendance at this information session was a pre-requisite to participating in the pilot phase of the CPP.
Please click here for more information about the CPP Pilot.

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Development Series

Enhancing Mentoring Relationships through a Mutual Understanding of Unconscious Bias: A Faculty Development Course for Mentors on Nov 20-
Co-sponsored by the Consortium of Harvard Affiliated Offices for Faculty Development (CHADD) and Diversity and the Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC Harvard Catalyst)
Date: November 20, 2015
Facilitated by faculty across HMS-affiliated institutions. The CHADD Mentoring Course is an annual career development seminar sponsored by CHADD and CTSC Harvard Catalyst to enhance mentorship skills and effectiveness.
Click here to view Program Agenda .

Faculty Development Seminar: Work-Life Balance Series

Making the Most of Your MGH/MGPO Benefits
Date: November 17, 2015
Facilitator: Dee Dee Chen, Manager, MGH Professional Staff Benefits Office
The Professional Staff Benefits Office spoke about changes for 2016 and answered benefits questions from faculty.
Click here to visit the MGH/MGPO Financial Planning Program website.

Graduate Student Division Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Looking your Best on Paper: Building a High Impact CV or Resume
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Division
Date: November 12, 2015
Facilitator: Lauren Celano, MBA, Founder and CEO, Propel Careers
This seminar provided advice for the graduate students on how to prepare a CV/Resume for academia, industry, and for a more general career exploration.
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Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Series

Peer Review of Journal Manuscripts
Date: November 11, 2015
Discussion Leaders: Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Director, Office
  for Research Career Development
Hensin Tsao, MD, PhD, Professor of Dermatology, Clinical Director, MGH
  Melanoma & Pigmented Lesion Center
During this RCR session, participants were presented with an overview of the scientific peer review process, including: journal guidelines and unwritten rules, ethical consideration for reviewers, case studies of peer review challenges and solution. Questions provided by participants prior to the seminar were addressed by the speakers.
Click here to view a copy of the handouts.

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Drafting Your Chief's Letter
Sponsored by the Office for Clinical Careers
Date: November 6, 2015
Facilitator: Theodore Stern, MD, Director of the Office for Clinical Careers; Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation at HMS; Chief of the Avery D. Weisman, MD, Psychiatry Consultation Service
This interactive session focused on how to write a convincing letter for Harvard Medical School promotion committees. Participants learned how to help their chief understand and convey their story in order for their promotion to move forward.
Click here to view the handouts
Click here to view the Template for Department Head Letter Proposing Candidates for Promotion

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

MGH New Faculty Orientation
Date: October 28, 2015
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 the 2015 MGH New Faculty Resource Guide
Click below to view a copy of the presentation slides from the speakers:
- MGPO Overview by by Thomas J. Lynch, Jr., MD
- MGH Overview by Peter Slavin, MD
- MGH Research Environment:
     • Research Management/Research Institute by Harry Orf, PhD
'         - Top 10 Things for MGH Researchers by Harry Orf
     • 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 Carol Bates, MD
- Introduction to your CV by Theodore Stern, MD
- CFD Overview by Nancy Rigotti, MD

Graduate Student Division Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Overview Career Opportunities in the Life Science Sector
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Division
Date: October 22, 2015
Facilitator: Lauren Celano, MBA, Founder and CEO, Propel Careers
This seminar focused on career opportunities available to individuals with advanced degrees and provided an overview of the skills needed to excel in each type of role. Attendees learned about research and non-research career paths such as consulting and product development, opportunities in non-profit and for-profit organizations, and transferable skills, their importance and how to highlight them for specific roles.

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Panel Discussion: The Academic Job Search
Sponsored by the Mass General Postdoc Association
Date: October 20, 2015
Panelists: Mark Cronin-Golomb, PhD, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University; Tayyaba Hasan, PhD, Professor of Dermatology, HMS; Josef M. Kurtz, PhD, Associate Dean of Natural Sciences, Associate Professor of Biology, Emmanuel College; John T. Ngo, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University; and Darren Roblyer, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University
The MGPA organized a panel discussion about applying for academic positions. Topics covered included: how to prepare your application, the application timeline, what search committees look for in an application and at an interview, among others. Panelists came from diverse backgrounds including both teaching and research institutions. Panelists made initial comments, followed by questions from the audience.

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Crafting Your CV Narrative
Sponsored by the Office for Clinical Careers
Date: October 14, 2015
Facilitator: Theodore Stern, MD, Director of the Office for Clinical Careers,
  Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Psychosomatic
  Medicine/Consultation at HMS, and Chief of the Avery D. Weisman, MD,
  Psychiatry Consultation Service.
This interactive seminar reviewed the purpose and structure of the HMS CV narrative. Additionally, there was a practicum on how to overcome your writer's block and craft a narrative that best describes your major contributions and achievements.
Click here to view a copy of the handouts.

Faculty Development Seminar: Networking Series

Faculty Parent Group: Preventing Back to School Stress with
Mind/Body Techniques

Sponsored by the Office for Women's Careers
Date: October 13, 2015
Speaker: Rana Chudnofsky, MEd, Director, Resilient Youth
   Program at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, MGH
In this session, participants learned about effective techniques on reducing stress for parents and children. She shared ways children can overcome challenges so that they can reach their full potential.
Click here to view notes on this session.

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Series

The Lab: Avoiding Research Misconduct
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Facilitator: Sydney S. Cash, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurology
In this RCR seminar, participants viewed and discussed the film, "THE LAB: Avoiding Research Misconduct," from the NIH Office of Research Integrity. As part of the discussion, audience members were asked to take on the role of different characters and make decisions about integrity in research that can have long-term consequences.

Graduate Student Division Educational Seminar: Career Advancement Series

How to Write a Successful National Science Foundation's (NSF) Grant
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Division
Date: October 1, 2015
Facilitator: Tina Chou, MA, Graduate Student in the Clinical
   Research Laboratory, Department of Psychology,MGH
This seminar provided an overview of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship application process. This NSF fellowship offers three years of stipend support for graduate students pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science and engineering. You will have an opportunity to discuss the elements that go into a successful NSF fellowship application, including how to craft a strong personal statement, what to emphasize in the research proposal, and how to select appropriate recommendation letter writers.

Faculty Development Seminar: Networking Series

"Meet and Greet" Networking Lunch with Dr. Katharine (Kate) Treadway, MD
Sponsored by the Office for Women's Careers
Date: September 30, 2015
Speaker: Katharine (Kate) Treadway, MD, Gerald S. Foster Academy Associate
    Professor of Medicine; Associate Master of the HMS Walter B. Cannon
    Society; 2014 Trustees Medal Recipient
The OWC’s “Meet and Greet” networking series provides 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. Katharine (Kate) Treadway, MD, joined us as the guest speaker at this event and talked about her career path.

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

International MDs: Medical Residency Mock Interview Session
Sponsored by the Mass General Postdoc Association
Date: September 28, 2015
Facilitators: Scott Beach, MD, Associate Program Director, Psychiatry Residency Program; Daniel Addison, MD, Clinical Research Fellow, Cardiology Division;and Winta Mehtsun, MD, Resident, General Surgery program
This session provided mock interview practice for applicants to US Residency programs as well as tips to ace interviews and feedback from MGH Faculty and residents.
Click here to view the presentation slides

Faculty Development Seminar: Negotiation Series

Negotiation Essentials
Date: September 24, 2015
Facilitator: Robert C. Bordone, Thaddeus R. Beal Clinical Professor of Law
   at Harvard Law School; Founding Director, Harvard Negotiation and
   Mediation Clinic
This seminar focused on the structure of negotiation by reviewing a systematic approach on preparing to negotiate. A case study example was used to guide the participants through this process. This interactive workshop helped participants understand the barriers and strategies to successful negotiations.
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Postdoc Event

Postdoc Appreciation Ice Cream Social
Date: September 22, 2015
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 our 1300 postdoctoral research fellows.

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

MGH ECOR Fellowships for Postdocs: How to Write a Competitive Application Date: September 17, 2015
Speakers/Co-Chairs of the ECOR Review Committee: Iain Drummond, PhD,
       Associate Professor of Medicine, MGH Renal Unit and
    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 applications, and how applicants can increase their changes of receiving
an award.
Click here to view the handouts

Women in Medicine Month Annual Celebration

Reflections on Women and the Grammar of Leadership
Sponsored by the Office for Women's Careers
Date: September 10, 2015
In commemoration of Women in Medicine month, the OWC celebrated the 18th Annual Women in Medicine Month celebrating women faculty.
This year's featured speaker was the inaugural Celia White Tabor lecturer in the Department of Medicine, Nancy Andrews, MD, PhD, Dean of the Duke University School of Medicine, Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, Nanaline H. Duke Professor of Pediatrics, and Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology at Duke University.
Click here to view video presentation on the intranet

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.
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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.
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