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Academic Year 2014 - 2015


Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Series

Responsible Authorship
Date: October 14, 2014
Facilitator: Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Director, Office for Research Career Development
This seminar presented authorship guidelines and case studies of authorship disputes that equipped participants to discuss and determine appropriate authorship for their research collaborations.
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Postdoc Appreciation Ice Cream Social

Date: September 15, 2014
In honor of National Postdoc Appreciation Week, the ORCD held an event to acknowledge MGH Research Fellows for their scientific contributions to the MGH research enterprise. The world-class research carried out at MGH would not be possible without the dedication and hard work of the 1100+ postdoctoral research fellows.

"Acing the Interview" and Vendor Fair

Presented by The Mass General Postdoc Association
Date: September 11, 2014
This two-part event began with a lecture, "Tips for a Successful Job Interview," led by Lauren Celano, CEO, Propel Careers
. The seminar covered: Performing research on the company and interviewers; Preparing potential interview questions; Customizing your response to the interview questions; and How to create your own “elevator speech". After the lecture, there was a vendor fair where attendees spoke to vendors about the newest equipment and supplies that will advance your research.
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Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

English as a Second Language for Researchers
Applications are closed for the Fall 2014 semester of the English as a Second Language (ESL) 15-week course for MGH researchers. The semester will be held from September to December 2014 and is geared towards researchers to help with scientific communication as well as everyday English.

If you have any questions about ESL for Researchers, please email

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch
Date: September 4, 2014
This session offered new MGH Research Fellows an overview of the resources, programs and events offered by the Office for Research Career Development (ORCD) and the Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA).

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

MGH ECOR Fellowships for Postdocs: How to Write a Competitive Application Date: September 3, 2014
Panelists: Iain Drummond, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, MGH Renal Unit; Robert Gerszten, MD, Professor of Medicine, Cardiology Division; Kristin White, PhD, Associate Professor of Dermatology, Cutaneous Biology Research Center
This panel discussion helped attendees understand the highly competitive Tosteson and Fund for Medical Discovery application process, including: when is the best time to apply, what factors reviewers consider in ranking your application, and how you can increase your chance of receiving an award.
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