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Academic Year 2014 - 2015


Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Fundraising for Faculty: Communicating with Potential Donors
Sponsored by the Office for Women's Careers
Date: March 4, 2015
Faculty Panelists: Jeanette Ives Erickson, RN, DNP, FAAN, Senior Vice
  President for Patient Care and Chief Nurse, MGH; Instructor in Obstetrics,
  Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, HMS
  Janet Wozniak, MD, Director, Pediatric Bipolar Disorder Clinical and
  Research Program in the Department of Psychiatry, MGH; Associate
  Professor of Psychiatry, HMS
Discussion Leader: Lucy Miller, Senior Managing Director Development
  Campaigns, MGH
This panel discussion featured the MGH Development Office and women faculty with successful fundraising experience. This session provided tools to raise donations for faculty's research and clinical interests.

Faculty Development Seminar: Work-Life Balance Series

Faculty Parents Group: "Growing Up Brave"
Sponsored by the Office of Women's Careers
Date: January 23, 2015
Facilitator: Donna Pincus, PhD, Associate Professor, Psychology & Brain
   Sciences, Boston University, and Director of Research, Child and Adolescent
   Fear and Anxiety Treatment Program
Occasional feelings of anxiety can be a normal part of growing up, but at higher levels, anxiety can interfere with social and academic development. Dr. Pincus, author of the book Growing Up Brave, will lead the Faculty Parents Group in a discussion to help:
    •  Identify and understand anxiety in children
    •  Learn techniques to reduce children’s anxiety
    •  Learn tips to encourage bravery and confidence
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Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards Panel Discussion
Co-sponsored by the Office for Women's Careers and the Office for Research Career Development
Date: January 13, 2015
Panelists: Andrea L. Ciaranello, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine and
       2011 Claflin Award Scholar;
   Basak E. Uygun, PhD,
Instructor in Surgery and 2013 Claflin Award Scholar;
   Karen K. Miller, MD,
Associate Professor of Medicine, 1999 Claflin Award       Scholar and Co-chair of Claflin Award Review Committee
The Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards are designed to provide bridge funding for junior faculty to sustain research productivity during the child-rearing years with the intention of advancing women in academic medicine. In this session, attendees learned:
    •  Eligibility requirements
    •  Tips on putting together your best application
    •  Resources to improve your application
    •  How the award can help advance your career
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Faculty Development Seminar: Networking Series>

"Meet and Greet" Networking Lunch with Dr. Susan Slaugenhaupt
Date: December 9, 2014
The OWC’s “Meet and Greet” networking series provided an opportunity for faculty to hear from a senior MGH faculty member about her career path, and is also a great way to meet colleagues in a relaxed setting. Susan Slaugenhaupt, PhD joined as the guest speaker at this event. Dr. Slaugenhaupt is a Professor of Neurology in the Center for Human Genetic Research, a 2013 MGH Scholar, and was recently appointed as the first Scientific Director of the MGH Research Institute.

Faculty Development Seminar: Work-Life Balance Series

Managing Parenthood and Your Career: "Getting Out the Door"
Date: October 22, 2014
Panelists: Ingrid Bassett, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine
   Paola Divieti-Pajevic, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine
   Ann Kao, MD, Instructor in Medicine
Moderator: Ann Skoczenski, PhD, Program Manager, Center for Faculty
This discussion focused on better ways to get prepared for the workday and the kids ready for daycare or school. Participants who struggle with this part of their day were able to share ideas on making the mornings run smoothly.

Faculty Development Seminar: Negotiation Series

Negotiating Up: Dealing with Power in the Workplace
Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Speaker: Melissa Brodrick, Harvard Medical School Ombudsperson
This interactive workshop dealt with power differentials in the workplace and focused on types of power, attitudes towards power that influence negotiations and tips for negotiation preparation from a power perspective.
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Women in Medicine Month Annual Reception

Insights and Innovations: Achieving Gender Equity in Academic Medicine
Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014
Speaker: Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil, Associate Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Michigan Health System and Research Investigator in the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine
In commemoration of Women in Medicine month, the OWC celebrated the 17th Annual Women in Medicine Month celebrating women faculty.
Click here to view the presentation slides.
Click here to view the 2014 Tribute Book.

Center for Faculty Development Office for Women's Careers Office for Research Career Development