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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 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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