ORCD From Our Office to Yours...



2014 January 17

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 Annual Meeting

  RCR Series,
  of Mentors

  MGPA Post-doc
  Pub Night

  Grant Writing
  Series Part II

  2013 ORCD Poster

  Meet and Greet


  Upcoming Courses at
  Harvard Catalyst

  Louis V. Gerstner III
  Research Scholar

  Are you writing a K?
  Get practical advice.

  Future in Life Sciences
  (FILS) Series


From ORCD Offices

1. Mass General Postdoc Association Annual Meeting on Jan 22-
    Presented by the Mass General Postdoc Association

The MGPA Annual Meeting is an opportunity for all MGH postdoctoral fellows to learn more about the postdoc association, network, and learn valuable information to help your career. The 2014 meeting will feature:
  • Welcoming remarks and career development advice from Professor Dennis Brown, PhD
  • Presentation of the inaugural Postdoc Recognition Awards
  • Career Advancement panel discussion: Making the most of your MGH postdoctoral fellowship
  • Networking time with speakers, MGPA leaders and the postdoc community
Also learn about the next round of the MGPA Travel Awards and how you can be one of the winners!

Refreshments will be served. Registration is required.

Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Time: 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Location provided upon registration.

Please click here to register by Fri, Jan 17.

2. Responsible Conduct of Research, Mentoring: Responsibilities of Mentors &
    Mentees on Jan 23-

    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. Please note that this is a brown bag lunch session. The ORCD will provide drinks and we encourage you to bring your own lunch.

Facilitator: Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine, HMS; Director, Office for Research
   Career Development
Date: Thursday, January 23, 2014
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location will be sent upon registration.

You must register to get RCR training credit.

Please click here to register by Tue, Jan 21.

3. MGPA Post-doc Pub Night on Jan 31-
    Presented by the Mass General Postdoc Association

Postdocs are invited for a night of fun and networking at The Tip Tap Room in Boston. Spouses and friends are welcome!

Date: Friday, January 31, 2014
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Location: The Tip Tap Room, 138 Cambridge St., Boston, MA

Please email mgpa@partners.org or visit https://www2.massgeneral.org/mgpa for more information or to RSVP.

4. Grant Writing Lunch Series Part II: Finessing the A1/Resubmission Introduction on Feb 6-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Most NIH grant applications require a resubmission and second review before being funded. In the A1 resubmission, the Introduction is your opportunity to address the original reviews. This seminar will discuss how you can:
  • Interpret reviewers’ comments accurately
  • Address weaknesses and reposition your grant for success
  • Respectfully rebut reviews that are inaccurate
  • Succinctly summarize how the grant has improved
Facilitators: Jacob Hooker, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiology
  Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine, HMS; Director, Office for Research Career Development
Date: Thursday, February 6, 2014
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location provided upon registration.

Please click here to register by Mon, Feb 3.

5. SAVE THE DATE: 2014 ORCD Research Fellows Poster Celebration on May 28-
    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 28, 2014

Abstract submissions will open February 4 and will be due on March 21.

Click here to see last year's program.

From Other CFD Offices

1. "Meet and Greet" Networking Breakfast with Dr. Galit Alter on Feb 25-
     Presented by the Office for Women's Careers

Galit Alter, PhD, joined MGH in 2003 as a research fellow. In nine years she advanced to the faculty rank of Associate Professor of Medicine, and in 2013 she won a prestigious MGH Research Scholar award. This is an opportunity to hear from Dr. Alter 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.

Speaker: Galit Alter, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS; Kristine and Bob Higgins MGH
  Research Scholar; Director, Ragon Institute Imaging Core, and Director, Harvard Center
  for Aids Research Immunology Core
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time: 8:00 to 9:30 am
Location will be provided upon registration.

Please click here to register by Fri, Feb 14.


1. Upcoming Courses at Harvard Catalyst-
    Sponsored by the Harvard Catalyst

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)
Friday mornings, January 31- March 14, 2014
This eight-week course fulfills NSF and NIH requirements for formal Responsible Conduct of Research instruction.
Registration closes January 31, 2014.
Please click here for more information, and here to register.

Understanding Biomarker Science: From Molecules to Images
March 17-20, 2014
This course takes a more comprehensive look at biomarkers in translational research addressing the entire spectrum from discovery to evaluation and commercialization.
Application closes January 24, 2014.
Please click here for more information and to apply.

2. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Louis V. Gerstner III Research Scholar Awards due on Feb 1-
    Sponsored by the MGH Department of Psychiatry

This is a new annual, competitive grant award geared to newly or recently trained psychiatrists, psychologists and other MDs or PhDs who seek to pursue careers as clinician-researchers in the areas of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and related disorders, especially substance abuse, but also in anxiety, bipolar disorder and depression. Funded by The Gerstner Family Foundation and other donors, the Award Program honors the memory and the research interests of the late Louis V. Gerstner III. A minimum of two 2-year awards yearly will be granted.

Please click here for more information on the award description.

Please click here for the grant application.

3. Are you writing a K? Get practical advice on Feb 13-
    Presented by Harvard University Center for AIDS Research

Speakers: Ingrid Bassett, MD
  Kenneth Freedberg, MD
  Athe Tsibris, MD
  Rochelle Walensky, MD
  Special guest: Robin Huebner, PhD, MPH, NIH/NIAID program officer (by phone)
Dates: Thursday, February 13, 2014
Time: 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Location: Harvard Medical School, Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Rotunda Room, Boston, MA

Please click here to register.

4. Future in Life Sciences (FILS) Series: Consulting Career Paths on Feb 19-
    Presented by Propel Careers and MassBioEd

Futures in Life Sciences events are tailored for graduate students, postdocs and medical residents and discuss exciting career paths in the life sciences industry in various functional areas.

Dates: Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Time: 5:30 to 8:00 pm
Location: MassBio Offices, 300 Tech Square, 8th floor, Cambridge, MA

Please click here for more information.


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