OWC From Our Office to Yours..
2014 January 17

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.


  2014 Claflin
  Scholar Awards

  Claflin Consultation

  OWC Women
  Faculty Forum

  The Development of
  Empathy in Children

  Meet and Greet

  RCR Series,
  of Mentors
  & Mentees


  How to Format the


  JCSW - Past to the

  2014 Joseph B.
  Martin Dean’s
  Award for the
  Advancement of
  Women Faculty


From Our Office

1. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: 2014 Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards due Mar 4-

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 Tue, Mar 4 at 9:00 pm.

     In addition, the OWC announces the 2014 Claflin Consultation Initiative-

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

The CCI is designed to help 2014 applicants develop a strong application for the Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards. Through the CCI, you can speak with a Claflin alumna for advice on your application including your research plan, personal statement, and letters.

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

2. 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 summarizes a MGH Faculty Parents Group discussion of "Making Electronic Devices Work for Your Family".

Click here to access the OWC Women Faculty Forums.

3. OWC Faculty Parents Group: The Development of Empathy in Children on Jan 30-
     Faculty Development Seminar: Work-Life Balance Series

In this session of the Faculty Parents Group we will discuss empathy, the ability to understand and share the feelings of others.

   - Do infants express empathy?
   - How does it develop during childhood?
   - How we can help our children learn empathic skills?

Discussion Leader: Helen Riess, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology, HMS; Director,
   Empathy and Relational Science Program, MGH
Date: Thursday, January 30, 2014
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location will be sent upon registration.

To join the Faculty Parents Group and register for this program, please click here to register by Fri, Jan 24.

4. "Meet and Greet" Networking Breakfast with Dr. Galit Alter on Feb 25-
     Faculty Development Seminar: Networking Series

Galit Alter, PhD, joined MGH in 2003 as a research fellow. In nine years she advanced to the faculty rank of Associate Professor of Medicine, and in 2013 she won a prestigious MGH Research Scholar award. This is an opportunity to hear from Dr. Alter 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: Galit Alter, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS; Kristine and Bob Higgins MGH
  Research Scholar; Director, Ragon Institute Imaging Core, and Director, Harvard Center
  for Aids Research Immunology Core
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time: 8:00 to 9:30 am
Location will be sent upon registration.

Please click here to register by Tue, Feb 18.

From Other CFD Offices

1. Responsible Conduct of Research, Mentoring: Responsibilities of Mentors &
    Mentees on Jan 23-

    Presented by the Office for Research Career Development

What should you look for in a good mentor? When do you stop needing mentors? How do you make the transition from mentee to mentor? In this interactive seminar, we will discuss the responsibilities of mentors and mentees, and the characteristics of good mentoring relationships. This seminar will help you get the most out of this critical aspect of your career development. Please note that this is a brown bag lunch session. The ORCD will provide drinks, and we encourage you to bring your own lunch.

Facilitator: Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine, HMS; Director, Office for Research
   Career Development
Date: Thursday, January 23, 2014
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location will be sent upon registration.

You must register to get RCR training credit.

Please click here to register by Fri, Jan 17.

2. Harvard Catalyst Overview Workshop on Jan 27-
    Co-sponsored with the MGH Multicultural Affairs Office

Are you looking for more ways to connect to the clinical and translational research community?

Come to this workshop to learn about the Harvard Catalyst Clinical Translational Science Center’s:
  • Funding and Resources
  • Educational Training Opportunities
  • Classes and Partnerships
Bring your laptop or iPad for an up-close and personal hands-on experience!

Facilitator: Carol Martin, Harvard Catalyst CTSC Program Manager, Program for Faculty
    Development and Diversity, Harvard Medical School, Office for Diversity Inclusion and
    Community Partnership
Date: Monday, January 27, 2014
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location: Thier Conference Room, Thier Research Building, 1st Fl.

Please click here to register by Wed, Jan 22.

3. How to Format the HMS CV on Feb 3-
    Presented by the Center for Faculty Development

Seminar for MGH faculty with HMS academic appointments.

The HMS Office for Faculty Affairs is returning to the MGH to address the details of formatting the HMS CV for faculty members. This seminar will convey important information to prepare your CV for the academic promotion process.

Facilitator: Carol Bates, MD Associate Professor of Medicine; Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs,
   Harvard Medical School
Date: Monday, February 3, 2014
Time: 12:00 to 1:30 pm
Location provided upon registration.

Please click here to register by Mon, Jan 27.

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.


1. JCSW: "Past to the Present – Celebrating 40 Years" on Jan 28-
    Presented by The Joint Committee on the Status of Women

Addressing where women at Harvard Medical School have been, how far we have come, and where we should go moving forward…

Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Time: 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Location: Waterhouse Room, Gordon Hall, Harvard Medical School

Faculty and staff guests from HMS and HSDM, please click here for more information.

2. CALL FOR NOMINATIONS! 2014 Joseph B. Martin Dean’s Leadership Award for the Advancement
    of Women Faculty due Feb 14-

The Dean’s Award for Leadership in the Advancement of Women Faculty was initiated in 1998 by Joseph B. Martin, M.D., Ph.D., former Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, to recognize faculty members committed to the recruitment, retention and advancement of women at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine. In 2007, the Award was renamed the “Joseph B. Martin Dean's Leadership Award for the Advancement of Women” to honor Dr. Martin for his long-standing support of this effort.

Please click here for more information on award criteria and submitting a nomination.


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