2012 December 21

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.


  ESL for

  The Power of


  MGPA Monthly

  RCR, Peer Review:
  Guidelines and

  2013 ORCD Poster

  Announcements from
  Harvard Catalyst


From ORCD and Other CFD Offices

1. : English as a Second Language for Researchers due Dec 28-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Applications are 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 next Fri, Dec 28 at 2pm.

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

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.
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. Responsible Conduct of Research, Responsible Authorship on Jan 17-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Responsible Conduct of Research Series

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 by Fri, Jan 11.

4. Mass General Postdoc Association monthly Planning Committee meeting on Jan 30-
    The Mass General Postdoc Association

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, January 30, 2013
Time: noon to 1:30 pm
Location: Bulfinch 222 Conference Room, Bulfinch Bldg, 2nd fl.

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

5. 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 have the chance to practice 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.

Facilitator: 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

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

Please click here to register by Fri, Feb 1.

6. SAVE THE DATE: 2013 ORCD Research Fellows Poster Celebration on May 22-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Our annual Spring event is right around the corner! The Poster Celebration recognizes the excellent research being done by MGH postdoctoral fellows. Plan now to submit your abstract, present a poster and be eligible for a cash prize.

Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Abstract submissions will open in February.

From Harvard Catalyst
Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center

1. Upcoming courses at Harvard Catalyst-

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.

2. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS! Harvard Catalyst KL2 MeRIT Awards due Mar 14-

The KL2 MeRIT program provides salary support and advanced training in clinical and translational research to senior fellows and junior faculty from all health professions represented by Harvard Catalyst, including medicine, dentistry, and nursing.

Applications are due Thu, Mar 14.

Please click here for more information.


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