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Academic Year 2015 - 2016

 

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Series

Research Integrity - It's a Matter of Trust
Date: April 27, 2016
Facilitators: Gretchen Brodnicki, JD, Dean for Faculty and Research Integrity,
  HMS; and Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Director, Office for
  Research Career Development
This RCR seminar will discussed:
 •  Public perceptions of scientific research
 •  Integrity in collaborations and publications
 •  Integrity in data management
 •  Perspectives of an HMS policymaker and a senior faculty member

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

MGPA Academic Career Series session and Vendor Show
Presented by the Mass General Postdoc Association
Date: April 15, 2016
This two-part event began with an MGPA Academic Career Series presentation "Tips for the NIH K99 Grant." This panel discussion featured MGH K99 awardees who offered tips and advice on putting together the best application for this competitive award. The presentation was followed by a Vendor Fair, which highlighted equipment and supplies for wet labs.

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch
Date: April 12, 2016
This session presented new MGH Research Fellows with an overview of the resources, programs and events offered by the Office for Research Career Development (ORCD) and the Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA).

Postdoc Development Seminar: Communication Series

Perfecting Your Scientific Communication: How to Get People to Care About Your Science
Sponsored by the Mass General Postdoc Association
Date: April 4, 2016
Speaker: Danielle Duplin, Curator, Executive Producer, TEDxBoston, Founder,
  Strategic Event Curator, FreeWind Productions, Vice President, Executive
  Producer, Fidelity Investments
This exciting program showed attendees the simple and key changes that could be made to improve their scientific communication skills. The speaker shared her knowledge about the success of TED talk speakers, and worked directly with attendees to improve speech content and delivery.

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch
Date: March 10, 2016
This session presented new MGH Research Fellows with 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: Management Series

Strategies for Building a Lab Team
Date: March 18, 2016
Panelists: Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine, HMS; Director, MGH
  Program in Membrane Biology; Director, Office for Research Career
  Development
Bryan Hurley, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, HMS
Melissa Suter, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, HMS
A panel discussion designed for early career faculty who are new to the process of hiring and leading laboratory staff. Topics covered helped them in building the best lab team for their new research program, including:
 •  Strategies for different types of research and funding
 •  Getting started: who to hire, postdoc or technician
 •  Getting your team off to a good start: setting expectations
 •  How to avoid pitfalls and what to do if things go wrong
Click here to view a copy of the first handout.
Click here to view a copy of the second handout.
Click here to view Dr. Brown's presentation slides.

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch
Date: February 9, 2016
This session presented new MGH Research Fellows with an overview of the resources, programs and events offered by the Office for Research Career Development (ORCD) and the Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA).

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Series

Responsibilities of Mentors and Mentees
Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Facilitator: Stephanie Seminara, MD, Professor of Medicine, HMS
This RCR seminar discussed what you should look for in a mentor, when you stop needing mentors, and how to make the transition from mentee to mentor. In this interactive seminar, participants discussed the responsibilities of mentors and mentees, and the characteristics of good mentoring relationships. This seminar helped attendees get the most out of this critical aspect of their career development.

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch
Date: January 26, 2016
This session presented new MGH Research Fellows with 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: Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Series

Responsible Authorship
Date: December 15, 2015
Speaker: David M. Langenau, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology
  and Director of the Molecular Pathology Unit
This seminar in the RCR series covered topics in authorship of science manuscripts, including guidelines for assigning authors on a manuscript, grey areas in authorship decisions, case studies of authorship disputes and resolutions, and tips for successful collaborations and authorship determination.
Click here to view the handouts
Click here to view the presentation slides

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch
Date: December 11, 2015
This session presented new MGH Research Fellows with 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

Career Pathways for Postdocs (CPP) Pilot: Information Session
Date: December 1, 2015
Speakers: Ann Skoczenski, PhD, Senior Program Manager, Center for Faculty
  Development, and collaborating office representatives
A majority of postdocs in the U.S. will pursue careers outside academia, due to the tight academic job market. The Career Pathways for Postdocs (CPP) program was designed to help MGH postdocs explore their career interests while continuing their research at the hospital. Through the CPP program, postdocs learn about a new career path such as science communications, program development/management, policy/government relations, and others.
Attendance at this information session was a pre-requisite to participating in the pilot phase of the CPP.
Please click here for more information about the CPP Pilot.

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Series

Peer Review of Journal Manuscripts
Date: November 11, 2015
Discussion Leaders: Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Director, Office
  for Research Career Development
Hensin Tsao, MD, PhD, Professor of Dermatology, Clinical Director, MGH
  Melanoma & Pigmented Lesion Center
During this RCR session, participants were presented with an overview of the scientific peer review process, including: journal guidelines and unwritten rules, ethical consideration for reviewers, case studies of peer review challenges and solution. Questions provided by participants prior to the seminar were addressed by the speakers.
Click here to view a copy of the handouts.

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Panel Discussion: The Academic Job Search
Sponsored by the Mass General Postdoc Association
Date: October 20, 2015
Panelists: Mark Cronin-Golomb, PhD, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University; Tayyaba Hasan, PhD, Professor of Dermatology, HMS; Josef M. Kurtz, PhD, Associate Dean of Natural Sciences, Associate Professor of Biology, Emmanuel College; John T. Ngo, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University; and Darren Roblyer, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University
The MGPA organized a panel discussion about applying for academic positions. Topics covered included: how to prepare your application, the application timeline, what search committees look for in an application and at an interview, among others. Panelists came from diverse backgrounds including both teaching and research institutions. Panelists made initial comments, followed by questions from the audience.

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Series

The Lab: Avoiding Research Misconduct
Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Facilitator: Sydney S. Cash, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurology
In this RCR seminar, participants viewed and discussed the film, "THE LAB: Avoiding Research Misconduct," from the NIH Office of Research Integrity. As part of the discussion, audience members were asked to take on the role of different characters and make decisions about integrity in research that can have long-term consequences.

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

MGPA International MDs: Medical Residency Mock Interview Session
Date: September 28, 2015
Sponsored by the Mass General Postdoc Association
Facilitators: Scott Beach, MD, Associate Program Director, Psychiatry Residency
  Program; Daniel Addison, MD, Clinical Research Fellow, Cardiology Division;
  and Winta Mehtsun, MD, Resident, General Surgery program
This session provided mock interview practice for applicants to US Residency programs as well as tips to ace interviews and feedback from MGH Faculty
and residents.
Click here to view the presentation slides

Postdoc Event

Postdoc Appreciation Ice Cream Social
Date: September 22, 2015
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 our 1300 postdoctoral research fellows.

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

MGH ECOR Fellowships for Postdocs: How to Write a Competitive Application
Date: September 17, 2015
Speakers/Co-Charis of the ECOR Review Committee: Iain Drummond, PhD,
  Associate Professor of Medicine, MGH Renal Unit and 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 applications, and how applicants can increase their changes of receiving an award.
Click here to view the handouts

Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Grant Writing Series: Mock NIH Study Section
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
Date: August 20, 2015
Chair: Dara S. Manoach, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology in the  Department of Psychiatry at MGH
Panel members: Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine, and Director of
 the Office for Research Career Development at MGH; and Patricia A. D'Amore,  PhD, MBA, Charles L. Schepens Professor of Ophthalmology and Professor of
  Pathology at MGH
Do you know what happens after you send your grant application to NIH? In this presentation, MGH faculty with experience as NIH reviewers staged a mock review panel to show how grants are evaluated for funding. Three real grants were discussed, including funded and unfunded grants. Participants learned about membership of a typical review panel (study section), responsibilities of review panel members, what happens during the review meeting, what their grantís priority score means, and how to communicate with NIH staff about
their grant.
Click here to view a copy of Dr. Manoach's presentation slides
Click here to view an updated copy of the handouts on the intranet

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
Date: August 11, 2015
This session presented new MGH Research Fellows with an overview of the resources, programs and events offered by the Office for Research Career Development (ORCD) and the Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA).

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