2013 February 2
 
               
 

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

  RCR, Peer Review:
  Guidelines and
  Practice

  K Award Panel
  Discussion

  2013 ORCD Poster
  Celebration

  HMS Foundation
  Funds

  CALL FOR
  APPLICATIONS:
  MGPA Travel Awards

  Claflin Consultation
  Initiative

  How to
  Format the
  HMS CV

  Drafting Your
  "Chief's Letter"

  Managing Difficult
  Conversations

  Minority Faculty
  Development Award
  Program

 
 
WHAT'S HAPPENING

For Faculty and Postdocs

1. Responsible Conduct of Research, Peer Review: Guidelines and Practice on Feb 14-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Responsible Conduct of Research Series

In this interactive workshop you will learn about and practice scientific peer review. Discussion topics will include: an overview of the peer review process, journal guidelines and unwritten rules, and ethical considerations for reviewers. Participants will also participate in a mock peer review and get feedback from the faculty presenters. You are required to read a short manuscript (chosen by the presenters) before the session, and participate as a mock reviewer during the session.

Facilitators: Hensin Tsao, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Dermatology, HMS,
                     Clinical Director, MGH Melanoma & Pigmented Lesion Center;
                Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine, HMS, Director, Office for Research
                     Career Development, Associate Director, Center for Systems Biology
Date: Thursday, February 14, 2013
Time: 10 to 11:30 am
Location will be sent upon registration.

You must register to get RCR training credit. This seminar earns 2 hours RCR credit.

Please click here to register by Mon, Feb 4.

2. Applying for an NIH K Award: A Panel Discussion for Laboratory Researchers on Feb 26-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Which K award should you apply for? How do you choose a mentor? What are the elements of an excellent career plan? This panel discussion, featuring an NIH representative and senior MGH faculty who have mentored K awards, will help answer these questions and others, and will help you put together a successful application. This program will focus on K awards designed for laboratory research careers.

Panelists: Tracy Rankin, PhD, Program Director, NIH/NIDDK (video-conferencing from NIH)
          Iain Drummond, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, MGH
          Ralph Weissleder, MD, PhD, Professor of Radiology, MGH
Moderator: Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine, HMS, Director, Office for Research     Career Development, Associate Director, Center for Systems Biology
Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Time: noon to 1:30 pm
Location will be sent upon registration.

Please click here to register by Tue, Feb 19.

3. 2013 Research Fellows Poster Celebration: Abstract submissions opening soon!-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

The ORCD's Research Fellows Poster Celebration will take place on May 22, 2013. The Poster Celebration highlights the excellent research being done by MGH postdoctoral fellows. The Call for Abstracts will open early next week! All MGH postdocs are invited to submit your research abstract, to present your research to the MGH community at this high-profile event, and compete for cash prizes.

Abstract submissions will open early next week.

4. HMS Foundation Funds Informational Forum on Mar 7-
    Presented by HMS Foundation Funds

Each year several foundations invite HMS junior faculty members and postdocs to apply for their fellowships and grants, which serve as critical funding at the early stages of a research career. This informational forum will be held to provide information on funding opportunities open for nomination this spring through the HMS Foundation Funds.

Date: Thursday, March 7, 2013
Time: noon to 1 pm
Location will be sent upon registration.

Please click here to register by Wed, Feb 20.

For Postdocs

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS! MGPA Travel Awards due Feb 6-
    Presented by the MassGeneral Postdoc Association

The Mass General Postdoc Association is pleased to announce the availability of 2 MGPA Travel Awards. These awards are designed to make it possible for MGH postdocs to participate in a scientific conference that they may otherwise not be able to attend. The MGPA Travel Awards are open to all MGH Research Fellows with an interest in helping the MGPA develop programs for postdoc career development. Each travel award recipient will be responsible for designing and organizing an MGPA event, with the help of the MGPA board.

Applications are due Wed, Feb 6.

Please click here for more information.

From Other CFD Offices

1. Claflin Consultation Initiative-
    Presented by the Office for Women's Careers

If you are applying for a Claflin award, or have questions about the process, the MGH Office for Women's Careers (OWC) encourages you to take advantage of the pre-award Claflin Consultation Initiative (CCI) for potential applicants.

This program of the Center for Faculty Development's Office for Women's Careers is designed to help 2013 applicants develop a strong application for the Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards. Through the CCI, you can have questions about eligibility answered, as well as speak with a Claflin alumna for advice on your application.

The last date to request a consultation is Fri, Feb 15.
Claflin applications are due Tue, Feb 26.

Please complete this short online form to help us provide you with the best consultation possible.

2. How to Format the HMS CV on Feb 28-
    Presented by the Center for Faculty Development

Seminar for MGH faculty with HMS academic appointments.

The HMS Office for Faculty Affairs is returning to the MGH to address the details of formatting the HMS CV for faculty members. This seminar will convey important information to prepare your CV for the academic promotion process.

Speaker: Bethany Westlund, PhD and Zoe Fonseca-Kelly, PhD
                 Program Directors for Faculty Appointments, HMS
Date: Thursday, February 28, 2013
Time: noon to 1:30 pm
Location will be sent upon registration.

Please click here to register by Fri, Feb 15.

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.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

3. Drafting Your "Chief's Letter" on Mar 6-
    Presented by the Office for Clinical Careers

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: Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Time: noon to 1 pm
Location will be sent upon registration.

Faculty with HMS academic appointments, please click here to register by Wed, Feb 27.

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.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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. Managing Difficult Conversations Seminar on Mar 13-
    Presented by the Center for Faculty Development

Seminar for MGH faculty with HMS academic appointments.

This seminar will focus on the structure of difficult conversations and the systematic errors we make when trying to discuss sensitive or emotional topics. In addition, it will explore the mental shifts that can help you change your difficult conversations into learning conversations.

Facilitator: Gillien Todd, JD, Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School
          and Consultant, Triad Consulting Group
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Location will be sent upon registration.

Faculty with HMS academic appointments, please click here to register by Wed, Mar 6.

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 3 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
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


ANNOUNCEMENT

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Minority Faculty Development Award Program (MFDAP)-
    Sponsored by the Multicultural Affairs Office

The purpose of the MFDAP is to increase opportunities for URM faculty to advance to senior positions in academic medicine and leadership at MGH. Each award provides $120,000 over four years and is designed for MGH-appointed faculty pursuing different career goals.

• The Physician-Scientist Development Award (PSDA)– for URM fellows or faculty pursuing a
  career as a physician-scientist. Click here for the 2013 PSDA Call for Applications.

Applications are due by Fri, Mar 15.

 

Office Phone #s:

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