2012 November 16

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.


  MGPA Monthly

  "Random Collisions"
  Holiday Mixer Party
  for Postdocs

  MGPA Career
  Discussion and
  Pub Night

  RCR Series:

  Meet and Greet with
  Dr. Patricia D'Amore


  Potts Faculty
  Mentoring Award

  Call for Abstracts


From Our Office

1. Mass General Postdoc Association monthly meeting on Nov 28-

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, November 28, 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. "Random Collisions" Holiday Mixer Party for Postdocs on Nov 29-
     Co-sponsored by HMS, MGH and MIT Postdoc Associations

Don't miss out on this opportunity to meet and interact with fellow postdocs from MGH, HMS and affiliates, MIT. This promises to be a very popular event, so be sure to reserve your spot soon ...everyone is invited, but space is limited!

Date: Thursday, November 29, 2012
Time: 8 pm
Location: Lir Restaurant, 903 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115

Please click here to register.

3. MGPA Career Discussion and Post-doc Pub Night on Nov 30-

Come talk to former MGH Post-docs, as they discuss their recent career development experience in industry and research licensing. Following the Career Discussion will be a Pub Night at Boston Beer Works to continue the discussion and socialize.

Speakers: Adnan Abu-Yousif, Scientist at Merrimack Pharmaceuticals
                Ulysses Sallum, Licensing Associate at Partners Healthcare
Date: Friday, November 30, 2012
Time: Career Discussion 4 to 5:30 pm (Haber Auditorium, Blake 1st fl., across from the             O'Keefe Auditorium)
         Pub Night 6 to 8 pm Boston Beer Works (112 Canal Street, Boston, MA 02114)

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

4. Responsible Conduct of Research: Responsible Authorship on Jan 17-

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.

Please click here to register.

From Other CFD Offices

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

The "Meet and Greet" faculty networking luncheon is part of the Office for Women's Careers networking series. It 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 of Ophthalmology (Pathology)
Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Time: noon to 1:30 pm

Faculty with HMS appointments, please click here to register.


1. CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Faculty Mentoring Award due on Nov 30-
    Sponsored by the MGH Center for Faculty Development

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., MDs 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 by Nov 30.

2. Call for Abstracts: New England Science Symposium at due Nov 30-
    Co-Sponsored by the Harvard Medical School, Biomedical Science Careers Program and Harvard Catalyst

The New England Science Symposium, established in 2002, provides a forum for postdoctoral fellows; medical, dental and graduate students; post-baccalaureates; college and community college students (particularly African-American, Hispanic/Latino and American Indian/Alaska Native individuals) to share their biomedical and health-related research activities through oral or poster presentations, to engage in discussions related to career development in the sciences, to exchange ideas and to expand their professional networks.

There is no registration fee for this symposium, but pre-registration is required and seating is limited. Please click here to submit an abstract or register. Abstract deadline: November 30, 2012


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