ORCD Newsletter Summer 2006 / Issue #1

FROM OUR OFFICE

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
As part our our Professional Development for Researchers curriculum, the ORCD will be hosting a discussion with Nature Editor, Angela Eggleston, on the ins and outs of getting a manuscript through the Nature review process.

Please join us on September 7th, 2006, from 4:00-5:30pm in the Thier Conference Room. For more information, or to RSVP, please contact our office by emailing orcd@partners.org.


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FALL ESL COURSE FOR POSTDOCS - CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
The ORCD is offering a pilot program to MGH postdoctoral fellows in ESL training this fall. The course will start mid-September and run through the fall semester for approximately 15 weeks. Classes will be held in the evening and will meet twice weekly at a nearby location in Gov't Center. Space is very limited.

To apply, please discuss the opportunity with your PI and complete the application. Please return the completed application to our office no later than August 15th, 2006. The application can be found by CLICKING HERE.

In this issue:

latest news

events of interest

from our office

funding opportunities

postdoc news

links of interest

EVENTS OF INTEREST

IBC's 11th ANNUAL WORLD CONGRESS
A Conference on Drug Discovery Technology & Development
August 7th-10th, 2006
Times Vary | Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, Boston
-- For more information or to register, please visit www.drugdisc.com.

ScienceCareers.org CAREER FAIR
August 10th, 2006
11:00am-4:00pm | Seaport Hotel, Plaza Ballroom
-- Science will be hosting a career fair in conjunction with the Drug Discovery Technology Meeting at the Seaport Hotel in Boston, MA. The job fair attracts hundreds of researchers interested in working for scientific organizations. For more information, please visit ScienceCareers.org.

RESEARCH COUNCIL MEETING
September 5th, 2006
12:00-1:15pm | CNY 114, D1
-- Peter Slavin, MD, President of the MGH, will be meeting with the Research Community to discuss the MGH & research.

THE GRANT INSTITUTE
Certificate in Professional Program Development and Grant Communication
August 14th-18th, 2006
8:00am-5:00pm | HMS Conference Center
-- A five-day intensive and interactive experience in which participants are led through the program development, grant writing, and funding acquisition processes through the completion of four courses. For more information call (888)824-4424 or visit thegrantinstitute.com.

HMS QUAD CENTENNIAL SYMPOSIA
Celebrating 100 years of discovery on the Longwood Quadrangle
September 21st-22nd, 2006
Times Vary | HMS - New Research Building
--Please join for one or all three scientific symposia featuring HMS faculty and distinguished alumni to celbrate the centennial of the HMS Longwood Quad. For more information or to register, please visit the HMS Centennial Symposia site.

CIMIT INNOVATION CONGRESS
November 6th-7th, 2006
Times: TBD | Location: TBD
-- The CIMIT Innovation Congress 2006 will bring together innovators and clinical investigators to learn about the challenges of innovating in different settings, including academia, government, and business. For more information, please visit www.cimit.org.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

MGH INTERIM SUPPORT FUND
Call for Applications
DEADLINE EXTENDED - APPLY ASAP
-- Since the discontinuation of NIH funding for the institutional Biomedical Research Support Grant, MGH has committed funds each year to assist investigators in need of interim salary support. For more information on applying and the fast approaching deadline, please visit the Research Management site at mghra.partners.org.

PEW SCHOLARS PROGRAM
Call for Preliminary Applications
DEADLINE SOON
-- The Pew Scholars Program in Biomedical Sciences is designed to support young investigators of outstanding promise in basic and clinical sciences relevant to the advancement of human health. The funding of the awards is provided by The Pew Charitable Trusts. The award is intended to provide assured support, during their earlier years, for junior members of the faculty as they establish their laboratories. For more information on applying and the exact deadline, please visit the Research Management site at mghra.partners.org.

RADCLIFFE INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY FELLOWSHIPS
Call for Applications
DEADLINE: 12/04/06
-- The Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program is a scholarly community where individuals pursue advanced work across a wide range of academic disciplines, professions, and creative arts. Radcliffe Institute fellowships are designed to support scholars, scientists, artists, and writers of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment who wish to pursue work in academic and professional fields and in the creative arts. For more information on applying, please visit The Radcliffe Institute.

CAREER AWARDS FOR MEDICAL SCIENTISTS
Call for Applications
DEADLINE: 10/02/06
-- Research in the medical sciences provides a firm foundation for improving human health. The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is committed to fostering the development of the next generation of academic medical scientists. By providing funding to help bridge the gap between the postdoctoral and early faculty years, the Fund hopes to bolster the careers of the most promising up and coming scientists. For more information on applying, please visit The Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

LATEST NEWS

ECOR ELECTIONS
Online Ballot
August 2nd-30th, 2006
-- Pick you ECOR representatives! Online balloting will be available from August 2nd through 5pm, August 30th. MGH faculty at Assistant Professor and above, who are primarily engaged in research, are eligible to vote. Two representatives (1 Assistant Professor and 1 Full Professor) will be chosen from a slate of 3 candidates for each opening. For more information, please visit the ECOR Online Ballot after August 1st.

MGH RESEARCH IN THE NEWS
Nature Article
Turning Thoughts into Action
-- Read about how MGH Neurologist Leigh Hochberg and a team of researchers enabled a paralyzed man to turn thoughts into action. Through an implanted array of 100 electrodes over the motor cortex, Matthew Nagle was able to move a mouse cursor, open an email, move a prosthetic arm, as well as other complex tasks. The Providence Journal has a nice news article on the findings (click for article) or you can visit www.nature.com for a .pdf of the actual journal article.
For more information about events and programs, please visit our website
http://www2.massgeneral.org/facultydevelopment/orcd/
POSTDOC NEWS

Tuesday, August 15th | 12:30-1:30pm | CNY 114, D1
The ORCD will be holding an information session on forming a postdoc association at the MGH. All interested postdocs should attend this session to find out more about starting a postdoc association, the National Postdoc Association, and what the ORCD can do to help.

National Postdoc Association Affiliate Membership
COMING SOON! As an institutional member of the NPA, the ORCD is entitled to extend our membership to everyone affiliated with the MGH. With a FREE affiliate membership, postdocs, administrators, faculty, and graduate students are granted access to members-only web content and additional benefits. The affiliate membership program should be in place early Fall 2006. Stay tuned for more details.


LINKS OF INTEREST

mgh center for faculty development

nature network boston

research management

partners core facilities

grants.gov

national postdoctoral association

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