2012 December 07
 
               
 

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.

  
  WHAT'S
  HAPPENING

  Drafting Your
  "Chief's Letter"

  The Power of
  Presentation

  Claflin
  Distinguished
  Scholar Awards
  Panel
  Discussion

  Conflict
  Management at
  Work

  Yoga for
  Mindfulness
  and Resilience
  at Work

  CALL FOR
  APPLICATIONS:
  ESL for
  Researchers

  RCR:
  Responsible
  Authorship

  MGPA Monthly
  Meeting

  MGPA Panel
  Career
  Discussion

  Upcoming
  Courses at
  Harvard
  Catalyst

 
 
WHAT'S HAPPENING

For Faculty

1. Drafting Your "Chief's Letter" on Dec 11-
    Presented by the Center for Faculty Development

Seminar for MGH faculty with HMS academic appointments.

Do you need help drafting the "Chief's letter" for your promotion?

Please join this interactive session on how to write a convincing letter for Harvard Medical School promotion committees. Learn how to help your chief understand and convey your story, so that your promotion can move forward. Don't let procrastination and anxiety get in your way!

Facilitator: Theodore Stern, MD, Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of
         Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation, HMS, and Director, MGH Office for Clinical Careers
Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Time: noon to 1 pm

Faculty with HMS academic appointments, please click here to register today, Dec 7.

The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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.
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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
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2. The Power of Presentation on Jan 10-
    Presented by the Center for Faculty Development

Seminar for MGH faculty with HMS academic appointments.

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.

Speaker: Claudyne Wilder, President of Wilder Presentations
Date: Thursday, January 10, 2013
Time: noon to 1:30 pm

Faculty with HMS academic appointments, please click here to register by Fri, Dec 28.

The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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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
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3. Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards Panel Discussion on Jan 23-
    Presented by the Office for Women's Careers

Would you like to know more about the Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards? These awards are designed to provide bridge funding for female junior faculty to sustain research productivity during the child-rearing years with the intention of advancing women in academic medicine. This discussion will cover the eligibility requirements for the awards, tips on putting together your best application, resources to help you apply, and how the award can help advance your career.

Panelists: Ebru Oral, PhD, Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery, 2011 Claflin Award Winner
           Simona Temereanca Ibanescu, PhD, Instructor in Radiology, 2010 Claflin Award Winner
           Kristin White, PhD, Associate Professor of Dermatology, Claflin Award Review Committee
Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Time: noon to 1 pm

Please click here to register by Fri, Jan 11.

4. Conflict Management at Work on Jan 30-
    Presented by the Center for Faculty Development

Seminar for MGH faculty with HMS academic appointments.

This seminar will explore the benefits of understanding the conflict and provide a pragmatic, situational approach to conflict resolution. Melissa Brodrick will demonstrate how and when to use the conflict-handling styles effectively and coach participants to initiate productive dialogue to deal with conflict situations.

Speaker: Melissa Brodrick, Harvard Medical School Ombudsperson
Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Time: noon to 2 pm

Faculty with HMS academic appointments, please click here to register by Fri, Jan 18.

The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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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
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For Faculty and Postdocs

1. Yoga for Mindfulness and Resilience at Work on Dec 13-
    Presented by the Office for Research Career Development

Often we are faced with conflicting demands or difficult circumstances that can be challenging. What helps people adapt well to these situations? It involves resilience. This interactive seminar will teach basic yoga skills helpful in developing a personal strategy for enhancing resilience and managing stress.

Facilitators: Lucila Leone, LMHC, Employee Assistance Program Counselor and
    Certified Yoga Instructor
Date: Thursday, December 13, 2012
Time: noon to 1 pm

Researchers with HMS academic appointments, please click here to register by Mon, Dec 10.

2. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: English as a Second Language for Researchers due Dec 28-
    Presented by the Office for Research Career Development

Applications are now being accepted for the Spring 2013 semester of the English as a Second Language (ESL) 15-week course for MGH researchers. The semester runs January to May 2013 and is geared towards researchers to help with scientific communication as well as every day English. Classes meet once a week from 5:30 to 8:45 pm in the Simches Research Building.

Before applying, please be certain you can devote the time necessary for weekly sessions for the duration of this course. Eligibility for future ESL classes depends on attendance during this semester.

Click here for the ESL application. Applications are due Fri, Dec 28 at 2pm.

If you have any questions, please email orcd@partners.org.

3. Responsible Conduct of Research: Responsible Authorship on Jan 17-
    Presented by the Center for Faculty Development

This seminar will present authorship guidelines and case studies of authorship disputes that will equip you to discuss and determine appropriate authorship for your research collaborations.

Facilitator: James B. Meigs, MD, MPH, FAHA, Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS; Co-Director,                 MGH Clinical Research Program, Clinical Effectiveness Research Group
Date: Thursday, January 17, 2013
Time: noon to 1 pm

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

Researchers, please click here to register by Fri, Jan 11.

For Postdocs

1. Mass General Postdoc Association monthly Planning Committee meeting on Dec 19-

The Mass General Postdoc Association, with the support of the ORCD, offers career development, networking and social events specifically tailored for postdoctoral research fellows. All MGH postdocs are welcome to join the MGPA. Attend this meeting to hear how you can take part in upcoming events and share your ideas for future events and initiatives.

Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Time: noon to 1:30 pm
Location: Bulfinch 380D, Bulfinch Bldg, 3rd fl.

For more information or to RSVP please email mgpa@partners.org.

2. MGPA Panel Career Discussion: Transition to Industry on Dec 19-
    Presented by the Mass General Postdoc Association

This panel discussion will answer your questions about transitioning from academic research to industry. Panelists will discuss different opportunities for scientists in the biomedical industry.

Panelists: Lauren Celano, MBA, Co-Founder and CEO, Propel Careers in Life Sciences
        Yair Benita, PhD, Senior Computational Biologist, Merck
        Derek Chiang, PhD, Senior Research Investigator, Novartis
        Marta Fernández Suárez, PhD, Senior Scientist, Daktari Diagnostics
Date: Wednesday December 19, 2012
Time: 4 to 5:30 pm

Please click here to register.

From Other Offices

1. Upcoming Courses at Harvard Catalyst-
    Presented by the Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center

Responsible Conduct of Research Training Opportunities through Harvard Catalyst: MDs, PhDs, or the equivalent may register for each of the following Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) courses fulfilling NIH and NSF training requirements, at no cost.

Leadership Strategies for the Researcher (LSR): Designed to prepare clinical and translational investigators to confront the challenges of establishing a research program. Applications will be accepted beginning Dec 7. Please click here for more information on this program.

For details on course contents as well as registration instructions, please click here.

 

Office Phone #s:

  ORCD Main:
    617.643.1606
  CFD:
    617.724.0818
  OCC:
    617.724.1382
  OWC:
    617.724.5229
  Fax:
    617.726.0568