2013 March 15

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.


  2013 Research

  MGPA Monthly

  RCR Series:
  of Mentors
  & Mentees

  Grant Writing

  Speak: How to
  Turn Your
  Ideas Into

  and Your
  After Maternity

  Are You
  Writing a K?
  Get Practical


  Career Advice



From ORCD Offices

Abstracts Due Today2013 Research Fellows Poster Celebration-
    In collaboration with the Mass General Postdoc Association

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. All MGH postdocs are invited to submit your research abstract TODAY to present your research to the MGH community at this high-profile event and compete for cash prizes.
Note: Abstracts previously presented at other conferences are eligible.

Abstracts are due TODAY, Mar 15 at 5 pm.

Please click here for more information and abstract submission materials.

2. Mass General Postdoc Association Monthly Planning Committee meeting on Mar 27-
    The Mass General Postdoc Association

The Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA), 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 help plan upcoming events and share your ideas for future events and initiatives. Active planning committe members are eligible for elected positions on the MGPA board.

Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2012
Time: noon to 1:30 pm
Location: Bulfinch 222, Bulfinch Bldg, 2nd fl.

Please email mgpa@partners.org for more information or to RSVP.

3. Responsible Conduct of Research: Responsibilities of Mentors & Mentees on Apr 3-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Responsible Conduct of Research Series

What should you look for in a good mentor? When do you stop needing mentors? How do you make the transition from mentee to mentor? In this interactive seminar, we will discuss the responsibilities of mentors and mentees, and the characteristics of good mentoring relationships. This seminar will help you get the most out of this critical aspect of your career development.

Facilitator: Rochelle Walensky, MD, Professor of Medicine
Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Time: noon to 1 pm
Location will be sent upon registration.

You must register to get RCR training credit.

Please click here to register by Tue, Mar 26.

4. Grant Writing Workshop on April 30-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Are you preparing an NIH grant? In this workshop, senior MGH faculty will share tips for a successful application. Lectures will focus on R- and K- grants. A mock NIH study section will allow you to see how your grant will be reviewed.

Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Time: 9 am to 2 pm
Location will be sent upon registration.

Please click here to register by Fri, Apr 19.

From Other CFD Offices

1. Women Inventors Speak: How to Turn Your Ideas into Patents on Mar 26-
    Presented by the Office for Women's Careers

Do you have research ideas or discoveries but don't know how to take the first steps to a patent? Are you unsure what types of ideas are patentable? This panel discussion will feature four MGH women inventors who will discuss their experience moving ideas through the patent process, with the help of Partners Research Ventures and Licensing Office. Although women make up approximately 30% of the MGH faculty, only about 10% of the patent disclosures at MGH come from women. The Office for Women's Careers invites you to learn how you can advance your career by turning your ideas into patents.

Panelists: Xandra Breakefield, PhD, Professor of Neurology
               Tayyaba Hasan, PhD, Professor of Dermatology
               Seemantini Nadkarni, PhD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology
               Laurence Rahme, PhD, Associate Professor of Surgery
Moderator: Frances Toneguzzo, PhD, Executive Director, Partners Research
                 Ventures and Licensing

Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Time: noon to 1 pm
Location will be sent upon registration.

Please click here to register by Wed, Mar 20.

2. Managing Parenthood and Your Career Series: After Maternity Leave on Apr 11-
    Presented by the Office of Women's Careers

Your maternity leave is about to end, now what? Three faculty panelists will discuss how they transitioned back to their careers in basic science, clinical research and patient duties. Come bring your questions and ideas about balancing your infant's needs, your new role as a parent, and your busy career.

Panelists: Galit Alter, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine
               Jessica Haberer, MD, Instructor in Medicine
               Monique Tello, MD, Instructor in Medicine
Date: Thursday, April 11, 2013
Time: noon to 1 pm
Location will be sent upon registration.

Please click here to register by Wed, Apr 3.

From Other Offices

Are You Writing a K? Get Practical Advice on Apr 4-
Presented by Harvard University Center for AIDS Research

Speakers: Ingrid Bassett, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, MGH
                Kenneth Freedberg, MD, Professor of Medicine, MGH
                Athe Tsibris, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, BWH
                Rochelle Walensky, MD, Professor of Medicine, MGH
Special guest: Robin Huebner, PhD, MPH, NIAID Program Officer
Date: Thursday, April 4, 2013
Time: 1 pm to 3 pm *Lunch at 12:15
Location: Harvard Medical School, Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Amphitheater

Please click here to register.


Are you interested in advancing your career?

Dr. Dennis Brown, Director of the Office for Research Career Development, is available for individual meetings to discuss your career advancement.

Please email orcd@partners.org to request a meeting with Dr. Brown.

Did you know?

The MGH Tuition Reimbursement Program reimburses eligible employees for a portion of their out-of-pocket tuition expenses for certain types of educational programs?

For example: diploma and certificate programs are included, as are adult basic education classes such as English for Speakers of Other Languages.

For more information, call 617.726.2230.


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