2012 November 02

The Office for Research Career Development (ORCD) at MGH is a branch of the Center for
Faculty Development (CFD) and was created to facilitate the career advancement of
research faculty and fellows.



  and Your Career:
  Parenting Tweens
  and Teens

  Crafting Your CV

  Meet and Greet with
  Dr. Patricia D'Amore

  CRP Workshop
  on applying for an
  NIH Award


  Potts Faculty
  Mentoring Award


For Faculty and Postdocs

1. REMINDER-Responsible Conduct of Research: Collaborative Science on Nov 14-
    Faculty Development Seminar: RCR Series

Collaborative science covers all aspects of developing and maintaining research collaborations. This includes communicating and establishing the parameters of the collaboration, such as authorship determinations and sharing of data and materials. Another dimension is collaboration between researchers from academia and industry. This seminar will discuss best practices for setting up research collaborations founded on clear expectations, and well-defined roles for all collaborators.

Discussion Leader: Ravi I. Thadhani, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine and Director of Clinical
     Research in Nephrology at MGH
Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Time: noon to 1 pm

You must register to get RCR training credit. This seminar will be held at MGH.

Please click here to register.

From Other CFD Offices

2. Managing Parenthood and Your Career Panel Discussion: Parenting Tweens and
    Teens on Nov 15-

    Presented by the Office for Women's Careers

As children grow into the pre-teen and teenage years, their increased independence is paired with a changing and often increasing need for your attention. In this panel discussion you will hear from three faculty parents about how their children's needs changed, how their parenting roles changed in response, and how they have balanced this with their busy careers in academic medicine.

Panelists: Robert Gerszten, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Clinical and
                   Translational Research Program, MGH Heart Center
               Naomi Simon, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Center for
                   Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Related Disorders, Psychiatry Department
               Susan Slaugenhaupt, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurology and Co-Director of the
                   Genetics and Genomics Unit, Clinical Research Program

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2012
Time: noon to 1 pm
Location: Thier Conference Room, Thier Research Building, 1st fl

Faculty with HMS appointments, please click here to register.

3. Crafting Your CV Narrative on Nov 29-
    Presented by the Office for Clinical Careers

Seminar for MGH faculty with HMS academic appointments.

Your CV is almost complete, however, do you need help writing your CV narrative?

This interactive seminar will review the purpose and structure of the HMS CV narrative. Additionally, there will be a practicum on how to overcome your writer's block and craft a narrative that best describes your major contributions and achievements.

Facilitator: Theodore Stern, MD, Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of
                Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation and Director, Office for Clinical Careers
Date: Thursday, November 29, 2012
Time: noon to 1 pm
Location: Thier Conference Room, Thier Research Building, 1st fl

Faculty with HMS academic appointments, please click here to register.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Build a subject matter foundation for professional development
- Develop strategies for professional growth in subject matter (e.g., writing skills,
   communication skills, mentoring, leadership)
- Utilize a framework for professional growth related to subject matter
- Identify and manage personal areas of improvement related to subject matter
- Discuss subject matter to enhance professionalism and team-work
Course Director: Anne Klibanski, MD, Director of Center for Faculty Development and
Laurie Carrol Guthart Professor of Medicine

4. "Meet and Greet" series with Dr. Patricia D'Amore on Dec 4-
    Presented by the Office for Women's Careers

This is the fourth "Meet and Greet" in the bi-annual networking series.

This is an opportunity to hear from Dr. D'Amore about her career path and to gain some insights to help with your own career trajectory. You can also learn more about the Office for Women's Careers and spend some time with other women faculty colleagues.

Featured Guest: Patricia D'Amore, PhD, Professor Professor of Ophthalmology (Pathology)
Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Time: noon to 1:30 pm

Faculty with HMS appointments, please click here to register.

From Other Offices

5. Workshop on 'Applying for an NIH Career Development Award' on Dec 17-
    Sponsored by the MGH Clinical Research Program

The CRP is offering an interactive, hands-on workshop specifically directed towards Clinical Investigators applying for an NIH K Award. These awards provide up to five years protected time in a mentored environment where the recipient can develop into an independent investigator. This workshop will focus on practical approaches including timelines and grant structure, with an emphasis on the unique mentored requirements of these grants.

Please click here for more information.


John T. Potts Jr., MD
Faculty Mentoring Award

The Center for Faculty Development invites nominations for the John T. Potts, Jr., MD, Faculty Mentoring Award. Created to honor John T. Potts, Jr., MD’s outstanding achievements in faculty mentoring, this award seeks to recognize senior faculty members (MD, PhD, or equivalent advanced degree) with 10 or more years of mentoring experience at MGH. This $5,000 award will be given to a faculty member from any MGH department who has contributed to the success of junior faculty members and trainees and demonstrated excellence in a number of ways including:

     - Having a positive impact on careers of junior faculty
     - Implementing ideas/programs that promote faculty success
     - Demonstrating sustained interest and success in mentoring of junior faculty
        and/or trainees
     - Fostering and encouraging professional development of junior faculty and trainees
     - Facilitating and/or developing approaches to work-life balance.

Please click here for the official Call for Nominations. Applications are due Nov 30.


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