2013 January 18
 
               
 

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

  MGPA Annual Meeting

  RCR, Peer Review:
  Guidelines and
  Practice

  New Research
  Fellow Orientation
  Lunch

  SAVE THE DATE:
  2013 ORCD Poster
  Celebration

  Conflict
  Management
  at Work

  How to Format
  the HMS CV

  "Conquering the K"

  Harvard Business
  School Course

 
 
WHAT'S HAPPENING

From ORCD Offices

1. Mass General Postdoc Association Annual Meeting on Jan 31-
    Presented by the Mass General Postdoc Association

All MGH postdoctoral fellows are invited to attend the MGPA's Annual Membership Meeting on January 31st. Keynote speaker Professor James Gusella will speak about his groundbreaking research, and career advice for postdocs. Also at this event you will learn more about getting involved with the MGPA, how to become eligible for an elected leadership position, and how to apply for one of the MGPA's $1000 Travel Awards. Don't miss this important event for all postdocs!!

Speaker: James F. Gusella, PhD, Director, Center for Human Genetic Research
    and HMS Bullard Professor of Neurogenetics
Date: Thursday, January 31, 2013
Time: 5:30 to 7 pm

Please click here to register by Fri, Jan 25.

2. 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.

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 credits.

Please click here to register by Fri, Feb 1.
Please note that due to prerequisite requirements, we are unable to allow walk-in attendance for this seminar.

3. New Research Fellow Orientation Lunch on Feb 13-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Networking Series

The ORCD will host an orientation lunch for new research fellows who joined the MGH in the past six months. If you, or one of your colleagues, are a new research fellow, please contact the ORCD to register for the orientation lunch. This is an opportunity to learn more about research and career resources at MGH. It is also an opportunity to meet ORCD staff and members of the Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA).

Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Time: noon to 1 pm

SPACE IS LIMITED. If you are a new Research Fellow, please click here to register.

4. 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 Other CFD Offices

1. REGISTER NOW! Conflict Management at Work on Jan 30-
    Presented by the Center for Faculty Development

Seminar for MGH faculty with HMS academic appointments.

This seminar will explore the benefits of understanding conflict at work and provide a pragmatic, situational approach to conflict resolution. Melissa Brodrick will demonstrate how and when to use conflict-handling styles effectively and coach participants to initiate productive dialogue to deal with conflict situations.

Speaker: Melissa Brodrick, Harvard Medical School Ombudsperson
Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Time: noon to 2 pm

Faculty with HMS academic appointments, please click here to register by Fri, Jan 18.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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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
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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.

This seminar will focus on the details of formatting the HMS CV. The HMS Office for Faculty Affairs is returning to the MGH to address the details of the CV for faculty members.

Speaker: Bethany Westlund, PhD and Zoe Fonseca-Kelly, PhD
                 Program Directors for Faculty Appointments, HMS Office for Faculty Affairs
Date: Thursday, February 28, 2013
Time: noon to 1:30 pm

Faculty with HMS academic appointments, 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.
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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
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From Other Offices

"Conquering the K": Applying for an NIH Career Development Award starting on Feb 6-
     Presented by the MGH Clinical Research Program

"Conquering the K" is a comprehensive, seven-session course, which focuses on the preparation of an NIH career development proposal. MGH faculty will discuss research design and career development plan focusing on how all the sections of the application must fit together to demonstrate the applicants’ commitment to becoming a clinical investigator. Several hands-on workshops are included to help participants prepare each section. At the end of the course each participant will have a workable draft of an NIH career development proposal.

Please click here for more information.


ANNOUNCEMENT


REGISTER NOW! Introduction to Innovation & Entrepreneurship starts on Jan 28-
Harvard Business School

Do you have a great idea to pursue, but lack the business background to start? The Harvard Business School can offer you a new way to get started.

Harvard graduate students and eligible cross-registrants from other Universities have a new opportunity to build a toolkit to identify and form a new venture in the inaugural University-wide winter/spring session course, Introduction to Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Taught by Professors Bill Sahlman and Joe Lassiter (i-lab faculty chair), this course is designed for students who intend to start or join a new venture early in their career. By covering the basics of entrepreneurial management and entrepreneurial finance, it can help you identify areas in which changes in science and technology, consumer and social attitudes, or political and regulatory processes allow the creation of new businesses or the re-design of established businesses.

Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays, between January 28 and March 12, 2013
Time: 3:30 to 5:30 pm

*NOTE: Before discussing any specific research idea at this course, please contact Partners Research Ventures and Licensing Office, or your P.I.

For more information on the course, please click here. Interested applicants, please email Theresa Gaignard.

 

Office Phone #s:

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