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New Investigator Advancement Initiative


The NIAI is designed to bring faculty who have their first independent NIH R-level grant together over the course of the academic year to discuss important topics for a successful career at MGH.

The objectives of this initiative include:

  • Create opportunities for you to meet and talk with MGH research leadership
  • Provide critical information and skills to advance your career
  • Facilitate networking among new PIs, to encourage collaborations and
    peer support

NIAI 2014-2015 Schedule  

Part I- Welcome, Introduction to the NIAI and Discussion of the
            MGH Research Landscape

Date: October 31, 2014
Presenters: Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine; Director, Office for
     Research Career Development
    Ann Skoczenski, PhD, Program Manager, Center for Faculty Development
Click here to view the handouts

Part II- The MGH Executive Committee on Research (ECOR)
Date: December 11, 2014
Presenters: Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine; Director, Office for
      Research Career Development
    Bob Kingston, PhD, Professor of Molecular Biology; Chief of
      the Department of Molecular Biology; Chair, MGH Executive Committee
      on Research (ECOR)
    Harry Orf, PhD, Senior Vice President of Research, MGH
Click here to view Dr. Kingston's presentation
Click here to view Dr. Orf's presentation

Part III- Mentoring: For Yourself and Your Mentees
Date: January 30, 2015
Presenters: Xandra Breakefield, PhD, Professor of Neurology
    Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine; Director, Office for Research
      Career Development
Click here to view Dr. Breakefield's presentation

Part IV- Building Collaborations to Expand Your Research Program
Date: February 27, 2015
Presenter: Tayyaba Hasan, PhD, Professor of Dermatology

Part V- Conflict Resolution in the Lab
Date: March 31, 2015
Presenter: Melissa Brodrick, Harvard Medical School Ombudsperson

Part VI- Topic to be determined
Date: May 22, 2015


 


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NIAI sessions from previous academic year

2013-2014 Schedule


Part I- Welcome, Introduction to the NIAI and Discussion of the
            MGH Research Landscape

Date: October 8, 2013
Presenters: Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine; Director, Office for
     Research Career Development
    Harry Orf, PhD, MGH Senior Vice President for Research
Click here to view Dr. Orf's presentation slides

Part II- Mentoring: Develop Yourself as a Mentor
Date: November 12, 2013
Presenters:Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine; Director, Office for
    Research Career Development
    Maurizio Fava, MD Slater Family Professor of Psychiatry; Executive Vice Chair
    for the Department of Psychiatry
Click here to view Dr. Brown's presentation slides

Part III- Introduction to ECOR, and How to Get Involved to Get Promoted
Date: December 4, 2013
Presenters: Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine; Director, Office for
    Research Career Development
    Bob Kingston, PhD, Professor of Molecular Biology; Chief of
    the Department of Molecular Biology; Chair, MGH Executive Committee
    on Research (ECOR)

Part IV- Managing Your Laboratory Budget
Date: February 26, 2014
Presenter: Marie Demay, MD, Professor of Medicine; Physician and Associate
    Program Director for Basic Science Career Development, MGH Department
    of Medicine
Moderator: Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine; Director, Office for
    Research Career Development

Part V- Building your Lab Team
Date: April 8, 2014
Presenter: Marcy MacDonald, PhD, Professor of Neurology; Geneticist,
    MGH Neurology Service
Moderator: Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine; Director, Office for
    Research Career Development

Part VI- Communication and Conflict Resolution in the Lab
Date: May 13, 2014
Presenter: Melissa Brodrick, Harvard Medical School Ombudsperson
Moderator: Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine; Director, Office for
    Research Career Development

 


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