2013 February 15

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.


  2013 Claflin
  Scholar Awards

  Claflin Consultation

  Meet and Greet with
  Dr. Nancy J. Tarbell

  Managing Parenthood
  and Your Career

  Maximize Your
  Leadership Style

  K Award Panel

  Managing Difficult

  NJT Lectureship


From Our Office

1. a) REMINDER! CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: 2013 Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards due Feb 26-

Applications are invited for Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards from the Executive Committee On Research (ECOR) and the Office for Women's Careers. Each award includes funding of $50,000 per year in direct costs, plus 15% for indirect costs. Funds may be used to support a technician, postdoctoral fellow or graduate student and supplies.

Please click here for more information.

Applications are due Fri, Feb 26 at midnight..

b) Claflin Consultation Initiative-

If you are applying for a Claflin award, or are considering it, the OWC encourages you to take advantage of the pre-award Claflin Consultation Initiative (CCI) for potential applicants.

This initiative is designed to help 2013 applicants develop a strong application for the Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards. Through the CCI, you can have questions about eligibility answered, as well as speak with a Claflin alumna for advice on your application.

Please complete this short online form to help us provide you with the best consultation possible.

2. "Meet and Greet" Networking Breakfast with Dr. Nancy J. Tarbell on Mar 5-
     Faculty Development Seminar: Networking Series

This is an opportunity to hear from Dr. Tarbell 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: Nancy J. Tarbell, MD, HMS Dean for Academic and Clinical Affairs;
              C.C. Wang Professor of Radiation Oncology, HMS
Date: Tuesday, March 5, 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, Feb 27.

Please feel free to extend this invitation to the individuals you mentor or advise.

3. Managing Parenthood and Your Career Series: After Maternity Leave on Apr 11-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Work-Life Balance Series

Your maternity leave is about to end, now what? Three faculty panelists will discuss how they transitioned back to their careers in basic science, clinical research and patient duties. Come bring your questions and ideas about balancing your infant's needs, your new role as a parent, and your busy career.

Panelists: Galit Alter, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine
               Jessica Haberer, MD, Instructor in Medicine
               Monique Tello, MD, Instructor in Medicine
Date: Thursday, April 11, 2013
Time: noon to 1 pm
Location will be sent upon registration.

Faculty with HMS academic appointments, please click here to register by Wed, Apr 3.

4. Maximize Your Leadership Style: Know it, Grow it, and Use it! on May 9-
     3rd annual Office for Women's Careers Leadership Workshop

Building on our tradition of offering highly interactive workshops, this session will help you develop your own leadership style, build your confidence and improve your team communications. At the end of the session you will leave with:
       • Greater self-awareness
       • Tips for enhancing your personal brand
       • People management techniques:
          - Setting expectations
          - Providing feedback

Facilitators: Allison Rimm, President, Allison Rimm and Associates, LLP and former Senior VP                    Strategic Planning and Information Management at MGH
                 Janet Long, Partners Healthcare Sr. HR Compliance Consultant
Date: Thursday, May 9, 2013
Time: noon to 5 pm
Location will be sent upon registration.

Faculty with HMS academic appointments, please click here to register by Wed, May 1.

From Other CFD Offices

1. Applying for an NIH K Award: A Panel Discussion for Laboratory Researchers on Feb 26-
    Presented by the Office for Research Career Development

Which K award should you apply for? How do you choose a mentor? What are the elements of an excellent career plan? This panel discussion, featuring an NIH representative and senior MGH faculty who have mentored K awards, will help answer these questions and others, and will help you put together a successful application. This program will focus on K awards designed for laboratory research careers.

Panelists: Tracy Rankin, PhD, Program Director, NIH/NIDDK (video-conferencing from NIH)
               Iain Drummond, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, MGH
               Ralph Weissleder, MD, PhD, Professor of Radiology, MGH
Moderator: Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine, HMS, Director, Office for Research                  Career Development, Associate Director, Center for Systems Biology
Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Time: noon to 1:30 pm
Location will be sent upon registration.

Faculty with HMS academic appointments, please click here to register by Wed, Feb 20.

2. Managing Difficult Conversations Seminar on Mar 13-
    Presented by the Center for Faculty Development

The seminar will focus on the structure of difficult conversations and the systematic errors we make when trying to discuss sensitive or emotional topics. In addition, it will explore the mental shifts that can help you change your difficult conversations into learning conversations.

Facilitator: Gillien Todd, JD, Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School;
                Consultant, Triad Consulting Group
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Location will be sent upon registration.

Faculty with HMS academic appointments, please click here to register by Wed, Mar 6.

The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Build a subject matter foundation for professional development
- Develop strategies for professional growth in subject matter (e.g., writing skills,
   communication skills, mentoring, leadership)
- Utilize a framework for professional growth related to subject matter
- Identify and manage personal areas of improvement related to subject matter
- Discuss subject matter to enhance professionalism and team-work
Course Director: Anne Klibanski, MD, Director of Center for Faculty Development and Laurie Carrol Guthart Professor of Medicine

3. SAVE THE DATE- Faculty Development Month: 5th Annual Nancy J. Tarbell, MD Faculty
    Development Lectureship Series on May 1-

    Presented by the Center for Faculty Development

Featured Speaker: Gary P. Pisano, Harry E. Figgie Professor of Business Administration,
                            Harvard Business School
Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Time: noon to 1:30 pm


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