2013 September 20
 
             

The Office for Women’s Careers (OWC) at MGH is a branch of the Center for Faculty Development (CFD) and was created to foster a gender equitable environment to assure that women faculty will be given the same opportunity as men faculty to succeed in research and clinical careers.

  
  WHAT'S
  HAPPENING

  
  "Speaking Up"

  FPG: Making
  Electronic Devices
  Work for Your Family

  Meet and Greet

  Managing Parenthood
  and Your Clinical
  Career

  OWC Women's
  Careers Faculty
  Forum

  RCR: Collaborative
  Science

  MGH New Faculty
  Orientation

  Drafting Your
  "Chief's Letter"

  The Power of
  Presentation

  NEW! Faculty
  Development Course
  for Mentors

  ANNOUNCEMENTS

  CALL FOR
  APPLICATIONS:
  HMS Foundation Funds

  Science Club for Girls


WHAT'S HAPPENING

From Our Office

1. ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT! "Speaking Up" on Sep 26-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series
    Co-presented with the Office for Clinical Careers

Seminar for MGH faculty with HMS academic appointments.

Would you like your ideas to get more recognition? Would you like to have more influence within your team? Would you assert yourself more, if you could do so without damaging relationships? Are you a great advocate for others, but not as good at meeting your own interests?

Speaking up clearly and effectively is a critical leadership skill. In this fun and interactive session, common roadblocks to effective assertion will be examined and a menu of options to help professionals speak up more effectively will be offered.

Facilitator: Debbie Goldstein, JD, Lecturer, Tufts University School of Medicine;
                  Principal and Managing Director, Triad Consulting Group
                Gillien Todd, JD, Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School;
                  Consultant, Triad Consulting Group
Date: Thursday, September 26, 2013
Time: noon to 2 pm
Location will be sent upon registration.

Faculty with HMS academic appointments, please click here to register by Mon, Sep 23.

Accreditation Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Partners HealthCare System designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

2. Faculty Parents Group (FPG): Making Electronic Devices Work for Your Family on Oct 3-
     Faculty Development Seminar: Work-Life Balance Series

In this follow-up session to last spring's seminar on "Media and Our Children," we will have an open discussion of children and electronic devices. Come learn from your peers and share your ideas on topics such as:

   - How do I set - and enforce - limits on screen time?
   - At what age should a child get a cell phone?
   - How can I balance the need for outdoor play time with peer pressure to play video games?

There are many questions and views on this topic - come share yours!

Discussion Leaders:
Helen Delichatsios, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, HMS;
Ann Skoczenski, PhD, Program Manager, Center for Faculty Development
Date: Thursday, October 03, 2013
Time: noon to 1:30pm
Location will be sent upon registration.

To join the Faculty Parents Group and register for this program, please click here to register by Thu, Sep 26.

3. "Meet and Greet" Networking Breakfast with Dr. Karen Carlson on Oct 22-
     Faculty Development Seminar: Networking Series; Co-sponsored by the Office for Clinical Careers

Join your colleagues for breakfast and a chance to meet a leader in MGH patient care. This is an opportunity to hear from Dr. Carlson about her career path and to gain some insights to help with your own career trajectory. You can also learn more about the Office for Women's Careers and spend some time with other women faculty colleagues.

Speaker: Karen Carlson, MD, Medical Director, MGH Women's Health Associates;
              Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS
Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Time: 8 to 9:30 am
Location will be sent upon registration.

Faculty with HMS academic appointments, please click here to register by Fri, Oct 11.

4. Managing Parenthood and Your Clinical Career on Nov 21-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Managing Parenthood Series

This session of the Managing Parenthood Series will focus on the challenges of balancing family responsibilities with your clinical careers. Come and hear how your colleagues have overcome challenges and developed strategies to manage and enjoy this balancing act.

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013
Time: noon to 1pm
Location will be sent upon registration.

Faculty with HMS academic appointments, please click here to register Mon, Nov 11.

5. The OWC Women Faculty Forum-

The MGH Office for Women's Careers has launched a forum for women faculty. We would like this to be a space for all MGH women faculty to read and possibly share your own experiences as a woman in academic medicine. This month's installment of MGH Dr. Mom talks about sleep - for your kids and yourself!

Click here to access the Women's Careers Faculty Forums.

From Other CFD Offices

1. Responsible Conduct of Research: Collaborative Science on Sep 24-
    Presented by the Office for Research Career Development

Team science can be very powerful when it brings together individuals with different perspectives and skills. This Responsible Conduct of Research seminar will help you think about how to set up successful scientific collaborations and how to keep them positive and productive for all members.

Facilitator: Sydney Cash, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurology, 2013 MGH Scholar

Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Time: noon to 1pm
Location provided upon registration.

Please click here to register by Mon, Sep 23.

2. LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER! MGH New Faculty Orientation on Oct 9-
    Presented by the Center for Faculty Development

An exclusive invitation for new faculty (appointed July 2012 to present) to hear from senior faculty leaders and familiarize yourself with key information to enhance your MGH experience.

Guest speakers at this three-hour session designed to provide an overview of the MGH environment and faculty resources focusing include: Peter L. Slavin, MD; Harry Orf, PhD; Robert Kingston, PhD; Anne Klibanski, MD; Maureen Connelly, MD and others!!

Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Time: noon to 3pm
Location provided upon registration.

New faculty with HMS academic appointments, please click here to register by Mon, Sep 23.

3. Drafting Your "Chief's Letter" on Oct 23-
    Presented by the Office for Clinical Careers

Seminar for MGH faculty with HMS academic appointments.

Do you need help drafting the "Chief's letter" for your promotion?

This interactive session will focus on how to write a convincing letter for Harvard Medical School promotion committees. Learn how to help your chief understand and convey your story so that your promotion can move forward. Don’t let procrastination and anxiety get in your way!

Facilitator: Theodore Stern, MD, Director of the Office for Clinical Careers; Ned H. Cassem
                Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation at HMS;
                Chief of the Avery D. Weisman, MD, Psychiatry Consultation Service
Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Time: noon to 1 pm
Location will be sent upon registration.

Faculty with HMS academic appointments, please click here to register by Fri, Oct 11.

Accreditation Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Partners HealthCare System designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

4. The Power of Presentation on Oct 24-
    Presented by the Center for Faculty Development

Seminar for MGH faculty with HMS academic appointments.

This seminar will provide the tools and job aids needed to make your point to an audience more effectively. Claudyne Wilder will discuss key ingredients to consider the next time you create and deliver a scientific talk.

Facilitator: Claudyne Wilder, President of Wilder Presentations
Date: Thursday, October 24, 2013
Time: noon to 1:30 pm
Location will be sent upon registration.

Faculty with HMS academic appointments, please click here to register by Fri, Oct 11.

Accreditation
Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Partners HealthCare System designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

5. NEW! Strategies to Strengthen Your Mentoring Relationship: A Faculty Development Course for
    Mentors on Nov 22-

    Co-sponsored by the Consortium of Harvard Affiliated Offices for Faculty Development and Diversity

Seminar for MGH faculty with HMS academic appointments.

The MGH Center for Faculty Development invites you to register for the annual career development seminar sponsored by the Consortium of Harvard Affiliated Offices for Faculty Development and Diversity (CHADD) and the Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC Harvard Catalyst) to enhance your mentorship skills and effectiveness.

Facilitated by faculty across HMS-affiliated institutions, this course is targeted to both:
    - senior mentors who are interested in enhancing their mentoring toolkit
    - junior faculty who are transitioning to become mentors and at the same time are   selecting good mentors for their careers
Date: Friday, November 22, 2013
Time: 8 am to 1 pm (optional session extends to 2 pm)
Location: Boston Children's Hospital, Auditoriums A and B (basement), 1 Autumn Street
              (off Longwood Avenue)

Please see the Program Agenda for more information.

There is limited enrollment for this course and registration will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Pre-registration is required to attend. Faculty with HMS academic appointments, please click here to register by Fri, Nov 1.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


ANNOUNCEMENTS


1. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: HMS Foundation Funds Applications due Oct 16-
    Sponsored by Harvard Medical School

Each year several foundations invite HMS faculty and postdocs to apply for their fellowships and grants, which serve as critical funding at the early stages of a research career. Interested investigators must first apply for the HMS nomination through the HMS Foundation Funds, and a committee will select the final candidates to submit applications to the foundations.

Applications are due on Wed, Oct 16.

Please click here for more information.

2. Interested in volunteering with Science Club for Girls?

Science Club for Girls is looking for some amazing women to volunteer for 2-3 hours each week from October to December as Mentor-Scientists. Visit the website for more information.

Click here to fill out the SCFG Volunteer Application.

 

Office Phone #s:

  OWC Main:
    617.724.5229
  CFD:
    617.724.0818
  OCC:
    617.724.1382
  ORCD:
    617.643.1606
  Fax:
    617.726.0568