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HMS Faculty Affairs
The Office for Faculty Affairs is responsible for the implementation and management of the faculty appointment process, governance, and other faculty-related matters at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. The Office was established to assist the Faculty of Medicine in its contributions to the education, research, and patient care missions of the School.

HMS Office for Human Resources
The Office for Human Resources is comprised of a team of administrators, consultants, and staff dedicated to providing resources, services, and support that enhance the quality of work - and the quality of life at work - for the faculty and staff of Harvard Medical School. The office's goal is to make HMS a place where people want to come and stay, to enjoy the pleasure to challenging and meaningful work in an environment that values and encourages excellence.

Harvard's Center for Workplace Development
The Center for Workplace Development (CWD) provides expertise in attracting and developing staff members, cultivating and growing leadership, and preparing teams, staff, and leaders to succeed today and in the future.

CWD accomplishes this by providing high-quality classroom instruction, online learning, and coaching for employees at all levels to learn new skills and prepare for organizational changes; creating effective recruiting strategies to identify qualified applicants for current and anticipated needs; identifying and developing internal talent and supporting career development; and coaching leaders and consulting with clients to increase organizational and individual effectiveness.

HMS Ombuds Office
The Ombudsperson of HMS provides an impartial review to surface and fairly resolve problems that arise within the organizations, and to give generic upward feedback on systemic concerns to senior management. The Ombudsperson is a designated neutral and, as such, does not advocate for any individual or point of view. As an impartial complaint-handler, the Ombudsperson strives to see that people are treated fairly and equitably. The Office is independent of any existing administrative or academic structures and is responsible only to the dean of each school.

Medical Research Education for Researchers
Various education opportunities are available to researchers through Partners affiliates, including:
   •Brigham and Women’s Center for Clinical Investigation
   •Massachusetts General Hospital Clinical Research Program
   •Harvard Medical Community Events Calendar

Partners Office for International Staff, Scholars, & Students
The Partners Office for International Staff, Scholars & Students (PIO) provides immigration services to all professional international staff. Processing of all non-immigrant staff, scholar and student visas (including J-1, J-2, H-1B, TN, O-1, F-1 and B-1/B-2 visas) is coordinated by the PIO. The PIO advises both the individual and the hiring department on initiating and extending the stay of international researchers and other professional staff.

Please note that this the link above is on an intranet server. You have to be logged on to a Partners computer to access it. If you do not have access to the intranet, you may contact this office by calling 617.726.9211.

MGH Multicultural Affairs Office
The MGH Multicultural Affairs Office seeks to promote increased recruitment, retention and advancement of the careers of underrepresented minority students, physicians and researchers, as well as to develop culturally competent physicians at MGH. The MAO implements its mission through numerous programs and collaborations encompassing three main categories broadly defined as Professional Leadership and Workforce Diversity, Education and Health Disparities Research, and Community Outreach.

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National Resources

The Chronicle of Higher Education
Online, The Chronicle is published every weekday and is the top destination for news, advice, and jobs for people in academe. The Chronicle's Web site features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; articles published since September 1989; vibrant discussion forums; and career-building tools such as an online CV's, salary databases, and more.

American Association for the Advancement of Science
The American Association for the Advancement of Science, "Triple A-S" (AAAS), is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association. In addition to organizing membership activities, AAAS publishes the journal Science, as well as many scientific newsletters, books and reports, and spearheads programs that raise the bar of understanding for science worldwide.

The Scientist | Careers
The Scientist Careers is a career resource is for anyone who is currently employed in, or is looking to break into, the biotech, pharmaceutical or life science fields. From process engineering to pharmaceutical sales, drug discovery to teaching, we have job listings across all disciplines. Beyond job postings, The Scientist Careers offers tools and information to help you take the next step on your professional journey.

American Association of University Professors
The mission of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is to advance academic freedom and shared governance, to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education, and to ensure higher education's contribution to the common good. Founded in 1915, the AAUP has helped to shape American higher education by developing the standards and procedures that maintain quality in education and academic freedom in this country's colleges and universities.

Association of American Medical Colleges
The Association of American Medical Colleges is a nonprofit association of medical schools, teaching hospitals, and academic societies. The AAMC seeks to improve the nation's health by enhancing the effectiveness of academic medicine. Through a broad array of programs and services, the AAMC acts as a champion of medical education; provides a national voice for the nation's medical schools, teaching hospitals, physician educators, and medical scientists; serves as both an integrating force and an agent of change; and works with its members to set the national agenda for medical education, research, and patient care.

The National Academies
The National Academies perform an unparalleled public service by bringing together committees of experts in all areas of scientific and technological endeavor. These experts serve pro bono to address critical national issues and give advice to the federal government and the public.

Four organizations comprise the Academies: the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council.

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