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.
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.
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.
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".
3. OWC Faculty Parents Group: The Development of Empathy in Children on Jan 30-
In this session of the Faculty Parents Group we will discuss empathy, the ability to understand and share the feelings of others.
4. "Meet and Greet" Networking Breakfast with Dr. Galit Alter on Feb 25-
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.
From Other CFD Offices
1. Responsible Conduct of Research, Mentoring: Responsibilities of Mentors &
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.
2. Harvard Catalyst Overview Workshop on Jan 27-
Are you looking for more ways to connect to the clinical and translational research community?
3. How to Format the HMS CV on Feb 3-
Seminar for MGH faculty with HMS academic appointments.
1. JCSW: "Past to the Present – Celebrating 40 Years" on Jan 28-
Addressing where women at Harvard Medical School have been, how far we have come, and where we should go moving forward…
2. CALL FOR NOMINATIONS! 2014 Joseph B. Martin Dean’s Leadership Award for the Advancement
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.
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