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Academic Year 2014 - 2015


Faculty Development Seminar: Work-Life Balance Series

Business of Life Workshop™
Date: July 10, 2015
Facilitator: Allison Rimm, President and CEO, Allison Rim and Associates,
   LLC, Best-selling Author, Executive Coach, Management Consultant, and
   Former MGH Senior VP of Strategic Planning and Information Management
The Office for Women's Careers, under the auspices of the Center for Faculty Development, sponsored a full-day "Business of Life™ Workshop". In this highly experiential workshop, attendees learned how to apply the principles of strategic planning to achieve their personal and professional goals while deriving greater fulfillment from their lives. They learned a systematic process to examine their personal skills, talents and passions.

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

18th Annual Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards Luncheon
Date: June 18, 2015
The Office for Women's Careers offered this luncheon to all Claflin award winners to celebrate their achievements. The luncheon was by invitation only

Faculty Development Seminar: Leadership Series

"Becoming a Leader"
Date: May 29, 2015
Panelists: Merit E. Cudkowicz, MD, MSc, Chief, Department of Neurology; Director, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Clinic; Director, Neurological Research Institute; Co-Director, Neuromuscular Division in the Department of Neurology at MGH; and Julieanne Dorn Professor of Neurology at HMS; Anne Klibanski, MD, Chief, Neuroendocrine Unit in the Department of Medicine; Director, MGH Center for Faculty Development; Chief, Academic Officer at Partners HealthCare; and Laurie Carrol Guthart Professor of Medicine at HMS; Elizabeth Mort, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President Quality & Safety; Chief Quality Officer, MGH/MGPO; Assistant Professor of Medicine and Assistant Professor of Health Care Policy at HMS
Attendees at this panel discussion heard senior leaders discuss their perspectives on:
    •  “Nature/nurture” issues in developing as a leader
    •  Skills/strengths to work on to position themselves for a leadership role
    •  Skills to develop “on the job” after they attained their first leadership role
    •  Common pitfalls of new leadership roles and how to avoid them.

Faculty Development Seminar: Work-Life Balance

Faculty Parents Group: Getting the Most Out of Your Family Dinner
Sponsored by the Office for Women's Careers
Date: Monday, April 6, 2015
Facilitator: Anne K. Fishel, PhD, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology,
  Department of Psychiatry; Director, MGH Family and Couples Therapy Program;
  Author of "Home for Dinner: Mixing Food, Fun, and Conversation for a Happier
  Family and Healthier Kids."

Studies have tied shared meals to increased resiliency and self-esteem in children, higher academic achievement, a healthier relationship to food, and even reduced risk of substance abuse and eating disorders. During this session we discussed how and why to make family dinners, particularly how to make them playful, talkative, meaningful, and connected to the world in general.
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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.
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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