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Academic Year 2011 - 2012

Scholarly Writing Seminar Series

Case Reports
Dates: June 13 and 27, 2012
Speaker: Theodore Stern, MD, Director of the Office for Clinical Careers, Professor of Psychiatry and Chief, Avery D. Weisman, MD Consultation Service
This two-part series helped identify what is important and interesting about the case, and for whom. It also outlined the discussion in order to publish a scholarly work (and thereby disseminate knowledge).
Click here to view Dr. Stern's presentation

 

Academic Career Advancement Series

The annual Academic Career Advancement Series helps MGH Faculty better understand the process of academic advancement and promotion.
Session I: "Investigation"
Date: June 4, 2012
Panelist:
Stephen Calderwood, MD, Morton N. Swartz, MD Academy Professor of Medicine;
  Chief,Infectious Diseases Division
Mohammed Milad, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Laboratory
  for Behavioral Neuroscience
Bethany Westlund, PhD, Program Director for Faculty Appointments,
  Harvard Medical School
Moderated by Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine; Director, Office for
  Research Career Development
Click here to view Dr. Bethany Westlund's presentation

Session II: "Instructor to Assistant Professor"
Date: June 12, 2012
Panelist:
Carol Bates, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics ; Assistant Dean for Faculty
  Affairs, Harvard Medical School
Elizabeth Lawson, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine; Investigator, Neuroendocrine   Clinical Research Program
Jay Loeffler , MD, Herman and Joan Suit Professor of Radiation Oncology;
  Chief, Radiation Oncology Department
Moderated by Nancy Rigotti, MD, Professor of Medicine; Associate Chief,
  General Medicine Division; Director, Office for Women’s Careers
Click here to view Dr. Carol Bates' presentation

Session III: "Clinical Expertise and Innovation" &
                     "Teaching and Educational Leadership
"
Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Panelists:
Carol Bates, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics ; Assistant Dean for Faculty
  Affairs, Harvard Medical School
Jeffrey Huffman, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Attending Psychiatrist,
  MGH Inpatient Psychiatry Service
Isaac Schiff, MD, Joe Vincent Meigs Professor of Gynecology; Chief, Obstetrics
  and Gynecology Department
Moderated by Theodore Stern, MD, Professor of Psychiatry; Chief, Avery D.
  Weisman, MD Psychiatry Consultation Service; Director, Office for Clinical
  Careers
Click here to view Dr. Carol Bates' presentation

 

The Organization of Minority Residents and Fellows (OMRF) Brings You...-

Ins and Outs: Grant/Medical Writing Workshop
Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Speaker: Theodore Stern, Professor of Psychiatry, Chief of the Avery D. Weisman, MD Psychiatry Consultation Service and Director of the Office for Clinical Careers

Dr. Stern is an MGH Psychiatrist and the Editor and Chief of Psychosomatics. He has given advice on grant and academic writing for minority faculty and came and shared his advice with OMRF. His lecture on medical writing showed attendees how to maximize their time and energy to get published and think about applying for grants.

 

Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series-

Office for Clinical Careers- Scholarly Writing Seminar Series
Date: Wednesdays, February 9, 16, 23, 2011
Facilitator: Theodore Stern, MD, Director of the Office for Clinical Careers

This seminar series helped clinicians improve their scholarly writing. The course was the most valuable for those that desired to improve their scientific writing and productivity. Participants learned how to:
       • Clarify interests and goals
       • Select a target audience for writing
       • Create an outline
       • Avoid obsessive perfectionism
       • Understand the peer-review process
       • Communicate effectively with journal editors
The process used in this series was to serve as a template for future academic projects.

Click here to view a copy of Dr. Theodore Stern's presentation


Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Understanding the HMS Promotion Process
Date: December 9, 2010
Facilitator: Theodore Stern, MD, Director of the Office for Clinical Careers This seminar answered frequently asked questions that help navigate the promotion process at Harvard Medical School


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