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Academic Year 2015 - 2016

 

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
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.
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Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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