2013 May 3

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.


  Fellows Poster

  of Research

  MGPA Networking
  and Recruitment

  Academic Career

  Faculty Parents
  Group: Media and
  Our Children

  What's the
  Secret to Getting


For Faculty and Postdocs

1. Research Fellows Poster Celebration on May 22-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

The ORCD Research Fellows Poster Celebration showcases the research accomplishments of MGH postdoctoral fellows. Posters will be on display in the Bulfinch Tent the entire day, and lectures and awards will follow this agenda:

Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2013

  9:00 am Poster Session I (Bulfinch Tent)
10:00 am Welcome and Lectures (Thier Conference Room)
               - "Trends in Biomedical Science"
                   Emery Brown, MD, PhD, Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anesthesia, HMS
               - "Research Career Development"
                   Cynthia Fuhrmann, PhD, Assistant Dean, Univ of MA Medical School
11:30 am Poster Awards Ceremony (Thier Conference Room)
12:00 pm Poster Session II (Bulfinch Tent)
  1:00 pm Formal program concludes
               Posters on display until 4 pm

Please click here to register for this event by Fri, May 17.

2. Responsible Conduct of Research- THE LAB: Avoiding Research Misconduct on June 13-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Responsible Conduct of Research Series

In this RCR seminar, you will view and discuss the short film, "THE LAB: Avoiding Research Misconduct," from the NIH Office of Research Integrity. As part of the discussion, audience members will be asked to take on the role of different characters and make decisions about integrity in research that can have long-term consequences.

Facilitator: Raymond T. Chung, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Director of Hepatology;
                Vice Chief, Gastroenterology Division, MGH
Date: Thursday, June 13, 2013
Time: noon to 1 pm
Location will be sent upon registration.

Please click here to register for this event by Fri, Jun 7.

For Postdocs

1. MGPA Networking and Recruitment Barbecue on May 28-
    Presented by the Mass General Postdoc Association

Come join the MGPA to this outdoor event where you can meet and socialize with other postdocs and learn about the MGPA's mission and programs at MGH. There will be fun and food! Note: This event is open to Research Fellows only.

Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Time: 5 to 7:30 pm
Location: CNY 114 (lawn/behind building)

Please click here to register by Thurs, May 23, or visit https://www2.massgeneral.org/mgpa/index.asp for more information.

For Faculty

1. Academic Career Advancement Series (ACAS) beginning on June 3-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Seminars for MGH faculty with HMS academic appointments.

The annual Academic Career Advancement Series helps MGH Faculty better understand the process of academic advancement and promotion. Plan to come and hear how to get promoted!

Session I- Instructor to Assistant Professor (All Areas of Excellence)
Date: Monday, June 3, 2013
Time: 4:30 to 6 pm

Session II- Area of Excellence: Investigation (All Academic Ranks)
Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Time: 4:30 to 6 pm

Session III- Areas of Excellence: Clinical Expertise and Innovation
   and Teaching and Educational Leadership (All Academic Ranks)

Date: Monday, June 10, 2013
Time: 4:30 to 6 pm

Please click here to register for one or all three sessions. Location provided upon registration.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.5 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


2. FACULTY PARENTS GROUP: Media and Our Children on May 16-
    Work-Life Balance Series

TV and movies…. Cell phones…. Video games…. How does exposure to various forms of media affect our growing children? This discussion will help you learn more about:

• Setting "screen-time" limits
• Protecting children from negative media influences
• Modeling appropriate use of media

Speaker: David S. Bickham, PhD, Center on Media and Child Health Children's Hospital, Boston
Date: Thursday, May 16, 2013
Time: noon to 1 pm
Location will be sent upon registration.

Please click here to register by Mon, May 6.


What's the Secret to Getting Grants?
by Karen M. Markin

This article, published in the Chronicle of Higher Education, compares two researchers of the same junior academic rank, one of whom has several external grants while the other has only one internal grant. The author discusses possible factors in their different funding track records.

Please click here to read this article.


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