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Academic Year 2011 - 2012

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Series:
Data Management and Data Integrity

Date: July 17, 2012
Discussion Leader: Dennis Brown, PhD, Director, Office for Research Career
                Development, Professor of Medicine and Associate Director,
                Center for Systems Biology
This seminar fulfills one hour of the RCR education requirement for those researchers on NIH training grants. All are welcome, but space is limited and registration preference will be given to those with RCR training requirements.


Research Fellow Orientation Lunch -

Date: July 10, 2012
Offered to 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) was provided.


Academic Career Advancement Series (ACAS) June 2012-

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


Preparing for Industry - Resumé and Cover Letter Tips

Date: June 7, 2012
Facilitator: Lauren Celano, BS, MBA, CEO, Propel Careers
This seminar will help you prepare cover letters that will get you noticed, and transform your CV into a resumé that will highlight your key strengths for research positions in industry.
Click here to view Lauren Celano's presentation.


Research Fellows Poster Celebration

Date: May 24, 2012

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 - Rakesh Jain, PhD
    Andrew Werk Cook Professor of Tumor Biology (Radiation Oncology), MGH
Research Career Development lecture - Orfeu Buxton, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Division of Sleep Medicine, HMS, BWH


Research Career Development Seminar: Networking Series-

Careers Away from the Bench
Date: May 9, 2012
This networking lunch for Faculty and Research Fellows discussed career opportunities beyond laboratory research, including Grant Administration, Publishing, Research Licensing, Consulting, Patent Law and Teaching.
Participating Scientists:
Marie Bao, PhD - Editor, Developmental Cell, Cell Press, Cambridge, MA
Leah Cataldo, PhD - Science Department Chair, Buckingham, Brown &
      Nichols Upper School, Cambridge, MA
Nina Joshi, PhD - Grants Management, MGH Department of Surgery
Bram Lutton, PhD - Assistant Professor, Endicott College, Beverly, MA
Amit Srivastava, PhD - Boston Consulting Group
Bruce Tedeschi, PhD, JD - Partners Research Ventures & Licensing


Research Fellow Orientation Lunch -

Date: April 10, 2012
Offered to 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) was provided.


Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series -

Scholarly Writing Seminar Series for Faculty
Dates: March 15 and March 29, 2012
Speaker: Theodore Stern, MD, Director of the Office for Clinical Careers
This seminar series is designed to help faculty improve their scholarly writing and is particularly valuable to those who wish to improve their scientific writing and productivity.
Click here to view Dr. Stern's presentation.


Invention Liaison Program Panel Discussion-

Date: March 28, 2012
Panelists: Henry Chueh, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Medicine, MGH;
   David Cohen, MD, PhD, Robert H. Ebert Professor of Medicine and Health
   Sciences and Technology, BWH; and Mark Poznansky, MD, PhD, Associate
   Professor of Medicine, MGH.
The panelists discussed their own experiences and gave examples of how an idea moves through the licensing process.


Responsible Conduct of Research Series-

THE LAB: Avoiding Research Misconduct
Date: March 23, 2012
Presenter: Karen K. Miller, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS
"THE LAB: Avoiding Research Misconduct," a film from the NIH Office of Research Integrity, was presented by Dr. Miller. Afterwards, audience members took on the roles of different characters from the film, making decisions about integrity in research.


HMS Foundation Funds MGH Informational Forum-

Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2012
This presentation provided an overview of funding opportunities from private foundations for HMS/HSDM junior faculty members and postdocs, who are invited each year to apply for their fellowships and grants, which serve as critical funding at the early stages of a research career.
Click here to view the February 28 presentation


Responsible Conduct of Research Series-

Peer Review
Date: Thursday, February 16, 2012
This seminar discussed the responsibilities of scientists invited to review manuscripts for journals. Speakers:
Hensin Tsao, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Dermatology, HMS
  Wellman Center for Photomedicine
Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine, HMS
  Director, MGH Program in Membrane Biology
  Division of Nephrology
  Director, Office for Research Career Development


Research Career Development Seminar: Communication Series-

Grantwriting Seminar Series
Part I: The Business of Grantwriting: Advice from Grant Administrators
Date: January 24, 2012
The Business of Grantwriting: Advice from Grant Administrators
Click here to view the presentation slides
Click hereto view NIH application standard due dates
Click hereto view proposal submission checklist
Click here to view NIH Pathway to Independance Award
Click here to view New Individual Training Grant (F or K Series) Applications
Click here to view Career Development (K) Grants
Click here to view Administrative Review Components Checklist
Part II: Tips for a Successful Grant: Advice from MGH Faculty
Date: February 1, 2012
Click here to view Dr. Gary Tearney's presentation slides.
Click here to view Dr. Henry Kronenberg's presentation slides.
Click here to view NIH Grant Review resources.


Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards-

Panel Discussion
Date: January 10, 2012
Co-sponsored with the the Office for Women's Careers (OWC).
This panel discussion covered eligibility requirements for the awards, tips for putting together your best application, resources to help you apply, and how the award can help advance your career.


Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Series-

Responsible Authorship
Date: Friday, January 6, 2012
Speaker: James B. Meigs, MD, MPH, FAHA, Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS; Co-Director, MGH Clinical Research Program, Clinical Effectiveness Research Group
The topics covered in this session include NIH RCR topics, authorship definitions and guidelines, and uniform requirements for manuscripts.
Click here to view Dr. Meigs' presentation


Research Career Development Seminar: Communication Series-

Reliably Accessorize On-Screen Presentations
Date: December 15, 2011
Speaker: Beth Beighlie, Harvard Medical School
This seminar helped research scientists: understand important technical concepts of presentation design, use PowerPoint to insert illustrations, charts and movies, and master ways to use animation and hyperlinks.


Research Fellow Orientation Lunch-

Date: November 18, 2011
Offered to new MGH Research Fellows. An overview of the resources, programs and events offered by the ORCD and Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA) was provided.


Research Career Development Seminar: Work-Life Balance Series-

Improving Work-Life Satisfaction for Scientists
Date: November 8, 2011
Speaker: Masha Fridkis-Hareli, PhD, President, Association for Women in Science (AWIS) of Massachusetts


Responsible Conduct of Research Series-

Investigator Conflict of Interest
Date: October 17, 2011
Speaker: Michael A. Schwarzschild, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurology
Director, Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory, MGH
Click here to view Dr. Schwarzschild's presentation


Research Fellow Orientation Lunch-

Date: October 11, 2011
Offered to new MGH Research Fellows. An overview of the resources, programs and events offered by the ORCD and Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA) was provided.


Responsible Conduct of Research Series-

The Mentor/Mentee Relationship
Date: Friday, September 23, 2011
Speaker: Raymond T. Chung, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine
Director of Hepatology and Vice Chief, Gastroenterology Division, MGH
Click here to view Dr. Chung's presentation


Research Fellow Orientation Lunch-

Date: September 16, 2011
Offered to new MGH Research Fellows. An overview of the resources, programs and events offered by the ORCD and Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA) was provided.


English as a Second Language classes - Fall 2011 Semester-

The Office for Research Career Development offered a 15-week course to the MGH Research Community (Faculty, Postdocs, Research Staff) in English as a Second Language (ESL) September through December.


Presented by the Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA)

"The PhD Movie!"-

Date: March 20, 2012
The film introduces audiences to the unique and funny culture of Academia and follows four graduate students (Cecilia, Mike, Tajel and the “Nameless Grad Student”) as they struggle to find balance between research, teaching and their personal lives with humor and heart.


Information Session: MGPA Industry Exploration Program-

Date: March 9, 2012
The Industry Exploration Program (IEP) arranges informational visits to local life sciences and biotech companies, giving postdocs the opportunity to learn about the culture and professional life in industry.
Click here to view the Intellectual Property presentation
Click here to view the Industry Exploration Program presentation


Postdoc Parents Lunch Forum-

Date: February 9, 2012
Panelists: Alicia Carlson, PhD; Melanie Leussis, PhD; Erroll Rueckert, PhD;
   Jan Schuemann, PhD; Nina Dickerman, MS, HSPH Work/Life Liaison;
   Allison Lilly, LICSW, CEAP, Partners Employee Assistance Program; and
   Martha McNulty, EdM, Partners Child Care Services
In this panel discussion, postdoc parents-and those planning to become parents-learned about available resources at MGH, heard the experiences of a panel of postdoc parents, shared ideas and also got to know other postdoc parents.


"Academia vs. Reality" Panel Discussion-

Date: November 10, 2011
Panelists: Janet Buhlmann, PhD, Centers for Therapeutic Innovation;
   Todd Meyerrose, PhD, Leverage Venture Capital Group; Amar Sahav, PhD,
   Assistant Professor, Center for Regenerative Medicine, MGH; Sarika Verma,    PhD, Wellman Center for Photomedicine, MGH; moderated by Simon    Schlachter, PhD, Wellman Center for Photomedicine
The panel discussion was followed by a vendor fair, which included displays from BioRad Laboratories, PerkinElmer, and ThermoScientific.
Click here for a list of the participating companies.


Entrepreneurship: From Ideas to Angel Funding-

Date: October 19, 2011
Speaker: Beacon Value Partners, Cambridge, MA


Postdoc Networking and Recruitment Event-

Date: September 21, 2011
Over 100 postdocs joined the MGPA at CNY to celebrate "Postdoc Appreciation Week" and to learn about the MGPA's mission and programs at MGH.


Intellectual Property Seminar-

Date: September 14, 2011
Speaker: Seema Basu, PhD; Senior Business Strategy and Licensing Manager
Partners Research Ventures and Licensing).


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