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Academic Year 2013 - 2014
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)

Presented by the Mass General Postdoc Association

CV and Resume Writing Workshop
Date: Thursday, July 24, 2014
Facilitator: Lauren Celano, Founder and CEO, Propel Careers
In this workshop participants learned: similarities and differences between resumes and CVs, how to highlight experiences and skills on a resume/CV, how to customize a resume/CV for different positions, what happens to their resume/CV after they apply, and, how organizations utilize resume databases. Following the talk, time was allocated for Q&A to address additional topics.
Click here to view the presentation slides


Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Crafting Your CV Narrative
Date: July 23, 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.
Click here to view a copy of the handouts.


Faculty Development Seminar: Work-Life Balance Series

Faculty Parents Group - Book Discussion: How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
Date: July 15, 2014
Discussion Leaders: Ami B. Bhatt, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine
  Shannon Scott-Vernaglia, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
The Office for Women's Careers, under the auspices of the Center for Faculty Development, sponsored this summer meeting of the Faculty Parents Group with a 'book club’ format. Participants discussed the bestselling parenting book by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish. This is a great book to help build communication strategies for parents with kids of all ages.


Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch
Date: July 8, 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

"HMS Faculty Appointment" Guideline Changes
Dr. Bethany Westlund, Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs of HMS discussed the new guidelines for Instructor, Lecturer, and Part time appointments going into effect on July 1, 2014.
Date: June 26, 2014
Click here for handout on Part-time appointments
Click here for handout on FAQs
Click here for handout on Instructor appointments
Click here for handout on Lecturer appointments


Presented by the MGH Graduate Student Division (GSD) and Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA)

Networking BBQ for Postdocs and Graduate Students
Date: June 25, 2014
The GSD and the MGPA hosted an outdoor event where graduate students and research fellows were able to meet and socialize with other graduate students and research fellows. They also learned about ways to get involved.


Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Grant Writing Series: Mock NIH Study Section
Date: June 16, 2014
Facilitators: Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Director of Office for Research Career Development; Darlene Dartt, PhD, Professor of Ophthalmology and Senior Scientist at the Schepens Eye Research Institute/Mass Eye and Ear; and Bakhos Tannous, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurology, Director of the Experimental Therapeutics and Molecular Imaging Lab and Director of the Vector Development Facility
Do you know what happens after you send your grant application to NIH? In this presentation, MGH faculty with experience as NIH reviewers staged a mock review panel to show how grants are evaluated for funding. Three real grants were discussed, including funded and unfunded grants. Participants learned about membership of a typical review panel (study section), responsibilities of review panel members, what happens during the review meeting, what their grant’s priority score means, and how to communicate with NIH staff about their grant.
Click here to view the presentation slides.


Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

17th Annual Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards Luncheon
Date: June 12, 2014
The Office for Women's Careers offered this luncheon to all Claflin award winners to celebrate their achievements. The luncheon was by invitation only


Presented by the Mass General Postdoc Association

Management 101 for Scientists: Communication as a Key to Leading People
Date: June 9, 2014
Facilitator: Joanne Kamens, PhD, Executive Director, Addgene.
This talk was designed to give research fellows an introduction to the skills they can develop to be a good scientific leader and manager. Talented managers of scientists get more science done.
Click here to view the presentation slides


Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Session I- Area of Excellence: Investigation
Date: June 2, 2014
Panelists: Stephen Calderwood, MD, Morton N. Swartz, MD Academy Professor
  of Medicine and Chief of the Infectious Diseases Division; Maureen Connelly,
  MD,
Assistant Professor of Population Medicine, Dean for Faculty Affairs at
  Harvard Medical School; Benjamin Neale, PhD, Assistant Professor of
  Medicine and Assistant in Genetics in the Analytic and Translational Genetics
  Unit
Moderator: Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Director of Program in
  Membrane Biology, and Director of Office for Research Career Development
Session II- Areas of Excellence: Clinical Expertise and Innovation & Teaching and Educational Leadership
Date: June 5, 2014
Panelists: Michaela Higgins, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and
  Attending Physician in MGH Breast Cancer Program; Jay Loeffler, MD,
  
Herman and Joan Suit Professor of Radiation Oncology and Chief of the
  Radiation Oncology Department; Bethany Westlund, PhD, Assistant Dean
  for Faculty Affairs at Harvard Medical School
Moderator:Theodore Stern, MD, Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the
  Field of Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation, Chief of Avery D. Weisman, MD
  Psychiatry Consultation Service and Director of Office for Clinical Careers
Session III- Instructor to Assistant Professor (All Areas of Excellence)
Date: June 10, 2014
Panelists: Carol Bates, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Assistant Dean
  for Faculty Affairs at Harvard Medical School; Isaac Schiff, MD, Joe Vincent
  Meigs Professor of Gynecology and Chief of the Obstetrics and Gynecology
  Department; Markella Zanni, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and
  Assistant in Medicine in the Neuroendocrine Unit
Moderator: Nancy Rigotti, MD, Professor of Medicine, Associate Chief of
  General Medicine Division and Director of Office for Women’s Careers
The annual Academic Career Advancement Series helps MGH Faculty better understand the process of academic advancement and promotion.
Session I - Click here to view Dr. Maureen Connelly's presentation
                     Click here to view Dr. Benjamin Neale's presentation
Session II - Click here to view Dr. Bethany Westlund's presentation
Session III - Click here to view Dr. Carol Bates's presentation


Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellows Poster Celebration
Date: May 28, 2014
The ORCD Research Fellows Poster Celebration showcases the research accomplishments of MGH Postdocs and Instructors. The morning program included lectures and an awards ceremony, and posters were on display in the Bulfinch Tent the whole day.
Lectures
Trends in Biomedical Science - Sylvie Breton, PhD Professor of Medicine Research Career Development lecture - Rudolph Tanzi, PhD, Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology (Neuroscience), Director, Genetics and Aging Research Unit, Vice-Chair (Research), Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital.
Click here to view the list of the 2014 poster winners!
Click here to view a copy of the Event Program


Office for Women's Careers 4th Annual Leadership Strategies Workshop

Conquer Your Fears & Conquer the World. Discover Why Fear is Holding You Back from Leaning In and Realizing Your Full Leadership Potential
Date: May 19, 2014
Facilitator: Allison Rimm, Executive Coach, Management Consultant and Former MGH Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Information Management
Special Guest Speaker: Joan Miller, MD, Henry Willard Williams Professor of Ophthalmology; Chief, MEEI Ophthalmology; Chair, HMS Dept of Ophthalmology
The book, "Lean In," by Sheryl Sandberg has ignited debate about the reasons women don’t attain leadership positions anywhere near the rates that men do. In this highly interactive workshop, participants examined the fears and behaviors that are blocking them from attaining the leadership positions they aspire to and created a strategy to get back on track. They left the session with strategies for overcoming their self-imposed limits and practical advice to help put their career (back) on the fast track.


Faculty Development Seminar: Negotiation Series

Part II: Managing Challenging Negotiation Behaviors
Date: May 12, 2014
Facilitator: Robert C. Bordone, Thaddeus R. Beal Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School; Director, Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinic
This seminar, for those who participated in Part I of the Negotiation Series, was built on the framework from Negotiation Essentials. This interactive workshop offered tools and advice on how to handle negotiations when the "other" side is using difficult tactics.


Faculty Development Seminar: Leadership Series

Faculty Development Month: 6th Annual Nancy J. Tarbell, MD Faculty Development Lectureship Series
"Ambulances, Epidemiology and the End of the Week"
Date: May 8, 2014
Featured Speaker: Katrina Armstrong, MD, MSCE, Jackson Professor of Clinical Medicine, HMS; Chief, MGH Department of Medicine
Click here to view video presentation


Faculty Development Seminar: Negotiation Series

Part I: Negotiation Essentials
Date: April 29, 2014
Facilitator: Robert C. Bordone, Thaddeus R. Beal Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School; 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.


Faculty Development Seminar: Work-Life Balance Series

Managing Parenthood and Your Research Career
Date: April 11, 2014
Panelists: Beth Costine, PhD, Instructor in Neurosurgery; Sara Lazar, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry; Eve Valera, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry; and Elaine Yu, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine
This panel discussion focused on the unique experiences of research faculty. Topics included how to you balance a grant-funded research career with maternity leave and childcare challenges, whether the flexibility of a research career is a burden or a blessing for faculty who are parents, and how the challenges of balancing work and family life change as your children grow into semi-independence.


Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Grant Writing Series: Advice for the NIH Research Plan
Date: April 10, 2014
Speakers: Patricia D’Amore, PhD, Charles L. Schepens Professor of Ophthalmology and Filip Swirski, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiology
Discussion leader: Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Director, Office for Research Career Development
The Research Plan is the centerpiece of the NIH R01 application. This seminar will offer tips to help you with all aspects of the R01 Research Plan including specific aims, background and significance, preliminary studies/progress report, research design and method, approach, and results.
Please click here to view Dr. D'Amore's presentation slides.
Please click here to view Dr. Swirski's presentation slides.


Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Where Am I in My Clinical Career?
Date: April 7, 2014
Facilitators: Annah Abrams, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, HMS; Child Psychiatrist, Pediatric Hematology Oncology, MGH; Child Psychiatrist, Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation Liaison Service, MGH; Miriam Bredella, MD, Associate Professor of Radiology, HMS; Assistant Radiologist, MGH; Alberto Puig, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS; Associate Director, MGH Principal Clinical Experience for HMS; Director, Longitudinal Case Conference, MGH; Theodore Stern, MD, Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation, HMS; Chief, Avery D. Weisman Psychiatry Consultation Service, MGH; Director of the Office for Clinical Careers, MGH
This session helped early career clinicians identify and achieve thier goals through self-reflection and by learning about practical strategies.
Click here to view the participant worksheet


Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch

Date: April 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).


Presented by the Mass General Postdoc Association

"Social" Science: Using Online Media in Your Research & Your Career
Date: March 28, 2014
Facilitator: Melissa Turman, PhD, Research Fellow in Medicine
LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, blogs… Thanks to social media, scientists now have new ways and means to connect with peers, students, politicians, and diverse public audiences around the globe. This session took participants on a brief tour of the digital universe and showed them how to connect with people online, what all the social media platforms are good for, how to manage their online presence and how scientists are using social media for research, networking, outreach, and more.


Faculty Development Seminar: Responsible Conduct of Research Series

Research Integrity - It's a Matter of Trust
Date: March 25, 2014
Facilitators: Gretchen Brodnicki, JD, Dean for Faculty and Research Integrity, HMS and Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Director, Office for Research Career Development This Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) seminar discussed public perceptions of scientific research and research integrity, integrity in collaborations and publications, integrity in data management, and perspectives from an HMS policymaker and a senior faculty member.
Click here to view the presentation slides


Faculty Development Seminar: Networking Series

OWC Mentored Lunch for Postdocs
Date: March 17, 2014
Faculty Mentors: Susan Cotman, PhD, Paola Divieti-Pajevic, MD, PhD, Rosemary Foster, PhD, Melissa Suter, PhD, and Jenny Tam, PhD
This networking lunch allowed participants to meet MGH women faculty and learn about their career paths, hear how they have worked to advance their careers, and discuss ways to balance family life and career.


Faculty Development Seminar: Work-Life Balance Series

Transition to Practice
Date: March 12, 2014
Discussants: Scott Beach, MD, Instructor in Psychiatry, HMS; Director, MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Program. Alberto Puig, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicince, HMS; Associate Director, MGH Principal Clinical Experience for HMS; Director, Longitudinal Case Conference, MGH. Theodore Stern, MD, Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of
Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation, HMS; Chief, Avery D. Weisman Psychiatry Consultation Service, MGH; Director of the Office for Clinical Careers
This interactive discussion, for third year medical students, explored perspectives to help frame an approach on deciding which residency, fellowship, specialty or practice type to pursue.


Faculty Development Seminar: Networking Series

Faculty Parents Group: When Your Kids Push Your Buttons
Date: March 11, 2014
Facilitator: Danya Handelsman, PT, Parent Coach
This workshop helped participants understand what pushes their buttons and why, learn skills to defuse these situations, and end the action-reaction cycle between them and their children.


Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Crafting Your CV Narrative
Date: March 3, 2014
Facilitator: Theodore Stern, MD, Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation; Director, Office for Clinical Careers
This interactive seminar reviewed the purpose and structure of the HMS CV narrative. Additionally, a practicum was completed on how to overcome your writer's block and craft a narrative that best describes your major contributions and achievements.
Click here to view the presentation slides
Click here for the CV Narrative Template


Faculty Development Seminar: Networking Series

"Meet and Greet" Networking Breakfast with Dr. Galit Alter
Date: February 25, 2014
Speaker: Galit Alter, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS; Kristine and Bob Higgins MGH Research Scholar; Director, Ragon Institute Imaging Core, and Director, Harvard Center for Aids Research Immunology Core
This was an opportunity to hear from Dr. Alter about her career path and to gain some insights to help participants with their own career trajectory. They also learned more about the Office for Women's Careers and spent time with other women faculty colleagues.


Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch

Date: February 11, 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

Grant Writing Lunch Series Part II: Finessing the A1/Resubmission Introduction

Date: February 6, 2014
Facilitators: Jacob Hooker, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiology; Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine, HMS; Director, Office for Research Career Development
This seminar discussed how to interpret reviewers' comments accurately, address weaknesses and reposition a grant for success, respectfully rebut reviews that are inaccurate, and succinctly summarize how a grant has been improved.
Click here to view the presentation slides.


Presented by the Massachusetts General Postdoc Association

Interviewing for Jobs in Industry
Date: February 4, 2014

Panelists: Dave Anderson, ALM, R&D Recruiting Manager, EMD Serono; Erik Hett, PhD, Senior Scientist, Chemical Biology, Pfizer; Johan Skog, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Exosome Diagnostics, Inc.
Attendees got insiders perspective on industry job interviews, including the do's and don'ts for an industry job interview and how to make the transition from academia to industry.


Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

How to Format the HMS CV
Date: February 3, 2014
Facilitator: Carol Bates, MD Associate Professor of Medicine; Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs, Harvard Medical School
The HMS Office for Faculty Affairs returned to the MGH to address the details of formatting the HMS CV for faculty members. This seminar conveyed important information to prepare your CV for the academic promotion process.
Click here to view the presentation slides


Faculty Development Seminar: Work-Life Balance Series

Faculty Parents Group: The Development of Empathy in Children
Date: January 30, 2014
Discussion Leader: Helen Riess, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology, HMS; Director, Empathy and Relational Science Program, MGH
In this session of the Faculty Parents Group, participants discussed empathy, the ability to understand and share the feelings of others. This session addressed whether infants express empathy, how empathy develops during childhood, and how parents can help their children learn empathic skills.
Click here to view the presentation slides.


Faculty Development Seminar: Responsible Conduct of Research Series

Mentoring: Responsibilities of Mentors & Mentees
Date: January 23, 2014

Facilitator: Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine, HMS; Director, Office for Research Career Development
In this interactive seminar, participants discussed the responsibilities of mentors and mentees, and the characteristics of good mentoring relationships. This seminar helped participants to get the most out of this critical aspect of their career development.
Click here to view the presentation slides.


Presented by the Mass General Postdoc Association

MGPA Annual Meeting
Date: January 22, 2014
Speaker: Dennis Brown, PhD; Panelists: Rima Ahmad, MB, BS; Cris LaPierre, PhD; Casey Maguire, PhD; Melissa Turman, PhD
The MGPA Annual Meeting was an opportunity for all MGH postdoctoral fellows to learn more about the postdoc association, network, and learn valuable information to help your career. The 2014 meeting featured: welcoming remarks and career development advice from Professor Dennis Brown, PhD, presentation of the inaugural Postdoc Recognition Awards, career Advancement panel discussion: Making the most of your MGH postdoctoral fellowship, and networking time with speakers, MGPA leaders and the postdoc community. Participants also learned about the next round of the MGPA Travel Awards and how they could be one of the winners.


Faculty Development Seminar: Negotiation Series

Conflict Management at Work
Date: January 16, 2014
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 conflict-handling styles effectively and coached participants to initiate productive dialogue to deal with conflict situations.
Click here to view the presentation handouts


Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards Panel Discussion
Date: January 14, 2014
Panelists: Pouneh Fazeli, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, 2012 Claflin Award Winner; Tal Kenet, PhD, Instructor in Neurology, 2013 Claflin Award Winner; Kristin White, PhD,Associate Professor of Dermatology, Co-chair of Claflin Award Review Committee
The Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards are designed to provide bridge funding for junior faculty to sustain research productivity during the child-rearing years with the intention of advancing women in academic medicine. This discussion covered the eligibility requirements for the awards, tips on putting together the best application, resources to help participants apply, and how the award can help advance participants' careers.
Click here to view the presentation slides.
Click here to view the official Call for Applications.


Presented by the Mass General Postdoc Association

MGPA Self-Sponsored Green Card Information Session
Date: January 13, 2014
Panelists: Richard Iandoli, Prasant Desai, and Eoin Reilly of Iandoli & Desai, PC.

The MGPA organized an informational session about the self-sponsored Green Card application process for international postdocs. Two expert immigration lawyers explained in detail the process and requirements for the EB-1 Person of Extraordinary Ability and EB-2 National Interest Waiver (NIW) categories.
Click here to view the presentation slides.


Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Grant Writing Series Part I: Identifying Funding Opportunities Using COS Pivot

Date: January 9, 2013
Facilitator: Amy Robb, Assistant Director for Prospect Research and Funding Opportunities, Corporate & Foundation Relations, MGH Development Office
Pivot is a database of funding announcements from government, philanthropic, commercial and international sponsors. This seminar taught attendees how to: find grant opportunities to support their research, find awards, fellowships, and travel support opportunities for your team, find conference support and equipment acquisition funds, and set up COS Funding Alert for weekly, individualized notifications based on their needs/interests.
Click here to see how to get started using COS Pivot.


Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch

Date: January 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: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch

Date: December 20, 2013
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

Can I/Should I Be Promoted?...Consider the Possibilities for Clinical Faculty
Co-sponsored by the Office for Clinical Careers

Date: December 11, 2013
Facilitators: Vicki Jackson, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, HMS, Chief, MGH Palliative Care Service andTheodore Stern, MD, Director, Office for Clinical Careers, Ned H. Cassem, Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation, Chief, Avery D. Weisman Psychiatry Consultation Service
This seminar will helped participants reflect on their motivations about promotion, understand the promotion process for clinical faculty, and consider and achieve their goals.
Click here to view the presentation slides
Click here to view the promotion planning worksheet


Faculty Development Seminar: Responsible Conduct of Research Series

Peer Review of Journal Manuscripts

Date: December 12, 2013
Facilitators: Hensin Tsao, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Dermatology, HMS, Clinical Director, MGH Melanoma & Pigmented Lesion Center; Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine, HMS, Director, Office for Research Career Development
This Responsible Conduct of Research workshop covered an overview of the peer review process, journal guidelines and unwritten rules, and ethical considerations for reviewers. Participants worked in a small group to review a manuscript, guided by the faculty presenters. Participants were assigned a short basic or clinical research manuscript to read before the session.
Click here to view the handouts.
Click here to view Reference Article 1.

Click here to view Reference Article 2.
Click here to view Reference Article 3.


Presented by the Mass General Postdoc Association

MGPA Academic Job Interviews Panel

Date: December 10, 2013
Facilitators: Heather Brenhouse, PhD, Assistant Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, Northeastern University; Nick Dyson, PhD, Professor of Medicine, MGH; Jenna Galloway, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biology, MGH Center for Regenerative Medicine; Josef Kurtz, PhD, Chair & Associate Professor, Emmanual College; Clinical Instructor, HMS
This panel discussion provided tips for putting your best foot forward during interviews. Panelists represented different academic environments, from teaching colleges to research-intense universities.


Faculty Development Seminar: Leadership Series

Strategies to Strengthen Your Mentoring Relationship: A Faculty Development Course for Mentors
Date: November 22, 2013
Facilitated by faculty across HMS-affiliated institutions.
The CHADD Mentoring Course is an annual career development seminar sponsored by the Consortium of Harvard Affiliated Offices for Faculty Development and Diversity (CHADD) and the Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC Harvard Catalyst) to enhance mentorship skills and effectiveness.


Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch

Date: November 22, 2013
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: Managing Parenthood Series

Managing Parenthood and Your Clinical Career
Date: November 21, 2013
Panelists: Meridale Baggett, MD, Instructor in Medicine; Robin Schoenthaler, MD, Clinical Instructor in Radiation Oncology; Carey York-Best, MD, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
This session of the Managing Parenthood Series focused on the challenges of balancing family responsibilities with a clinical career. Participants heard how their colleagues have overcome challenges and developed strategies to manage and enjoy this balancing act.


Presented by the Mass General Postdoc Association

MGPA ImageJ Workshop
Date: November 19, 2013
Facilitator: Lai Ding, PhD, Harvard Medical School
ImageJ, developed at NIH, solves many processing and analysis problems in your research. This workshop taught particpants: how to open an image, how to merge channels, how to make AVI movies, how to adjust contrast, how to add scale bars, stack alignment, and cell counting and measurement. Participants brought their own questions, examples and laptops for a hands-on-experience.


Faculty Development Seminar: Work-Life Balance Series

Making the Most of Your MGH/MGPO Benefits
Date: November 14, 2013

Facilitator: Dee Dee Chen, Manager, MGH Professional Staff Benefits Office
The Professional Staff Benefits Office spoke about changes for 2014 and answered benefits questions from faculty and fellows.
Click here to view the presentation slides


Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Improving Case Presentations through Effective Feedback for Clinical Faculty
Co-sponsored by the Office for Clinical Careers
Date: November 7, 2013
Facilitators: Cynthia Cooper, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, HMS. Theodore Stern, MD, Director, Office for Clinical Careers; Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation
This session helped faculty set the framework for case presentations and deliver feedback more effectively. During this interactive seminar, participants gained an understanding of the challenges and obstacles faced when shaping a trainee's case presentations and delivering feedback. In addition, faculty benchmarked their own style of delivering feedback against patterns discussed in the literature and learned how to improve the quality of feedback provided in their role as a teacher.


Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Marketing for Scientists: How to Shine in Tough Times

Dates: October 30 & 31, 2013
Facilitator: Marc J. Kuchner, PhD, Astrophysicist, National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Author, "Marketing for Scientists," Island Press, 2012
This two-part workshop taught participants how to use techniques from the business world to build their science career. Participants learned "how to get their ideas across vividly while maintaining their integrity and building the outstanding reputations they need." (www.marketingforscientists.com)
Click here to view the Part I handouts.
Click here to view the Part II handouts.


Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch

Date: October 25, 2013
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

The Power of Presentation

Date: October 24, 2013
Facilitator: Claudyne Wilder, President of Wilder Presentations
This seminar will provide the tools and job aids needed to make your point to an audience more effectively. Claudyne Wilder will discuss key ingredients to consider the next time you create and deliver a scientific talk.
Click here to view the presentation materials


Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Drafting Your Chief's Letter
Date: October 23, 2013
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 presentation slides
Click here to view the Template for Department Head Letter Proposing Candidates for Promotion


Faculty Development Seminar: Networking Series

"Meet and Greet" Networking Breakfast with Dr. Karen Carlson
Speaker: Karen Janet Carlson, MD, Medical Director, MGH Women's Health Associates; Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS
Date: October 22, 2013
Participants heard from Dr. Carlson about her career path and gained some insights to help with Their own career trajectories. Participants also learned more about the Office for Women's Careers and spent some time with other women faculty colleagues.


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.

2013 New Faculty Resource Guide
Click below to view a copy of the presentation slides:
- MGH Overview by Peter Slavin, MD
- MGPO Overview by Greg Pauly, MHA
- MGH Research Management by Harry Orf, PhD
- Teaching & Education Environment by Theodore Stern, MD
- HMS Overview by Maureen Connelly, MD
- Introduction to Your CV by Theodore Stern, MD
- CFD Overview by Theodore Stern, MD

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 Parents Group

Making Electronic Devices Work for Your Family
Date: October 3, 2013
Discussion Leaders: Helen Delichatsios, MD and Ann Skoczenski, PhD

In this follow-up session to May 16's seminar on "Media and Our Children," participants had an open discussion of children and electronic devices.


Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch

Date: September 27, 2013
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

Co-presented with the Office for Women's Careers

"Speaking Up"
Date: September 26, 2013
Facilitators: Debbie Goldstein, JD, Lecturer, Tufts University School of Medicine; Principal and Managing Director, Triad Consulting Group.Gillien Todd, JD, Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School; Consultant, Triad Consulting Group
Speaking up clearly and effectively is a critical leadership skill. In this fun and interactive session, common roadblocks to effective assertion were examined and a menu of options to help professionals speak up more effectively were offered.


Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Responsible Conduct of Research - Collaborative Science
Date: September 24, 2013
Speaker: Sydney Cash, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurology, 2013 MGH Scholar
Team science can be very powerful when it brings together individuals with different perspectives and skills. This Responsible Conduct of Research seminar will help you think about how to set up successful scientific collaborations and how to keep them positive and productive for all members. Click here to view the presentation slides.


Women in Medicine Month Annual Reception

The View from Above the Glass Ceiling
Date: September 18, 2013
Guest Speaker: Luanne Thorndyke MD, FACP, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS)
The term, “glass ceiling”, was first coined in 1984 and yet almost 30 years later many women still struggle in their career climb. Dr. Thorndyke discussed what issues women leaders face in the executive suite and how they are similar and different from those that men face. Drawing on her career experience, Dr. Thorndyke shared how to avoid some of the common pitfalls that can get in the in the way of women’s success.


Faculty Development Seminar: Networking Series

Postdoc Appreciation Ice Cream Social
Date: September 17, 2013
In honor of National Postdoc Appreciation Week, the MGH Office for Research Career Development hosted an event to thank all Research Fellows for their scientific contributions to the MGH research enterprise.


Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Achieving Independence from Your Mentor
Date: September 11, 2013
Panelists:Thilo Deckersbach, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology, Director, Graduate Student Division; Javier Irazoqui, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics; and moderated by Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine.
The session focused on: "Is it necessary to "cut ties" with your mentor in order to convince funding agencies, journal editors and colleagues that you are independent?" In most cases the answer is no. In this panel discussion, participants learned how others have navigated the path to an independent faculty position while continuing collaborations with their mentors. Geared towards junior faculty, this discussion helped form their own plan to achieve independence with positive results.


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
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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
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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
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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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