OWC From Our Office to Yours..
2014 May 16

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.


  OWC Faculty Parents
  Group: Book Club

  Business of Life

  OWC Women
  Faculty Forum

  Research Fellows
  Poster Celebration

  Academic Career
  Advancement Series

  Grant Writing Series:
  Mock NIH Study


From Our Office

1. OWC Faculty Parents Group: Book Club-
     Faculty Development Seminar: Work-Life Balance Series

The summer meeting for the Faculty Parents’ Group (FPG) will take a “book club” format to discuss a parenting book. If you are a member of the FPG or would like to attend our summer meeting, please take this very short survey to let us know if the proposed date of July 15th at noon works for you, and vote for your book choice. We will discuss the book chosen by the majority of respondents.

2. Business of Life™ Workshop on Jul 29-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Work-Life Balance Series

The Office for Women's Careers, under the auspices of the Center for Faculty Development, is sponsoring a full-day "Business of Life™ Workshop." In this highly experiential workshop, you will learn how to apply the principles of strategic planning to achieve your personal and professional goals while deriving greater fulfillment from your life. You will learn a systematic process to examine your personal skills, talents and passions and to bring who you truly ARE to all that you DO.

Facilitator: Allison Rimm, Executive Coach, Management Consultant and Former MGH Senior
    Vice President of Strategic Planning and Information Management
Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Please click here to register.

3. 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 entry summarizes a recent OWC panel discussion on "Managing Parenthood and Your Research Career." As always, we encourage faculty to contact us if you would like to submit an essay to the Faculty Forum.

Please click here to access the May 2014 entry in the OWC faculty forum.

From Other CFD Offices

1. Research Fellows Poster Celebration on May 28-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series
    Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development

Faculty are encouraged to attend the ORCD Research Fellows Poster Celebration to support the research accomplishments of MGH Postdoctoral Fellows. The morning program will feature lectures from Sylvie Breton, PhD Professor of Medicine and Rudolph Tanzi, PhD, Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology (Neuroscience). The lectures will be followed by an awards ceremony and posters will be on display in the Bulfinch Tent the entire day.

Date: Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

We ask that you please click here to RSVP to help us gauge attendance for this event. Thank you.

2. REGISTER NOW! Academic Career Advancement Series (ACAS) beginning on June 2-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series
    Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development

The annual Academic Career Advancement Series helps MGH Faculty better understand the process of academic advancement and promotion. Plan to come and hear how to get promoted!

Session I- Area of Excellence: Investigation
Date: Monday, June 2, 2014
Time: 12:00 to 1:30 pm
Panelists: Stephen Calderwood, MD, Morton N. Swartz, MD Academy Professor of Medicine;
                 Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
               Maureen Connelly, MD, Assistant Professor of Population Medicine, Dean for Faculty
                 Affairs, Harvard Medical School
               Benjamin Neale, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine; Assistant in Genetics,
                 Analytic and Translational Genetics Unit
Moderator: Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine; Director, Program in Membrane Biology;
                 Director, Office for Research Career Development

Session II- Areas of Excellence: Clinical Expertise and Innovation &
                   Teaching and Educational Leadership

Date: Thursday, June 5, 2014
Time: 12:00 to 1:30 pm
Panelists: Michaela Higgins, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine; Attending Physician,
                 MGH Breast Cancer Program
               Jay Loeffler, MD, Herman and Joan Suit Professor of Radiation Oncology;
                  Chief, Radiation Oncology Department
               Bethany Westlund, PhD, Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs, Harvard Medical School
Moderator: Theodore Stern, MD, Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of
                 Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation; Chief, Avery D. Weisman, MD Psychiatry
                 Consultation Service; Director, Office for Clinical Careers

Session III- Instructor to Assistant Professor (All Areas of Excellence)
Date: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Time: 4:30 to 6:00 pm
Panelists: Carol Bates, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Assistant Dean for Faculty
                 Affairs, Harvard Medical School
               Isaac Schiff, MD, Joe Vincent Meigs Professor of Gynecology; Chief, Obstetrics
                  and Gynecology Department
               Markella V. Zanni, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine; Assistant in Medicine,
                  Neuroendocrine Clinical Center
Moderator: Nancy Rigotti, MD, Professor of Medicine; Associate Chief, General Medicine
                 Division; Director, Office for Women’s Careers

Faculty with HMS academic appointments, please click here to register for one or more sessions. Location provided upon registration.

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.

3. Grant Writing Series: Mock NIH Study Section on June 16-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series
    Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development

Do you know what happens after you send your grant application to NIH? In this presentation, MGH faculty with experience as NIH reviewers will stage a mock review panel to show how grants are evaluated for funding. Three real grants will be discussed, including funded and unfunded grants. You will learn about:
    • Membership of a typical review panel (study section)
    • Responsibilities of review panel members
    • What happens during the review meeting
    • What your grant’s priority score means
    • How to communicate with NIH staff about your grant

Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Director, Office for Research
   Career Development
Darlene Dartt, PhD, Professor of Ophthalmology, Senior Scientist, Schepens Eye Research
   Institute/Mass Eye and Ear
Bakhos Tannous, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurology, Director, Experimental Therapeutics
   and Molecular Imaging Lab, Director, Vector Development Facility

Date: Monday, June 16, 2014
Time: 12:00 to 1:30 pm
Location provided upon registration.

Please click here to register by Fri, June 6.


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