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Academic Year 2013 - 2014

Faculty Development Seminar: Work-Life Balance Series

Business of Life Workshop™
Date: July 29, 2014
Facilitator: Allison Rimm, Executive Coach, Management Consultant and
  Former MGH Senior Vice President 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: Work-Life Balance Series

Faculty Parents Group - Book Discussion: How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
Date: July 15, 2014
Discussion Leaders: Ami B. Bhatt, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine
  Shannon Scott-Vernaglia, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
The Office for Women's Careers, under the auspices of the Center for Faculty Development, sponsored this summer meeting of the Faculty Parents Group with a 'book club’ format. Participants discussed the bestselling parenting book by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish. This is a great book to help build communication strategies for parents with kids of all ages.


Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

17th Annual Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards Luncheon
Date: June 12, 2014
The Office for Women's Careers offered this luncheon to all Claflin award winners to celebrate their achievements. The luncheon was by invitation only


Office for Women's Careers 4th Annual Leadership Strategies Workshop

Conquer Your Fears & Conquer the World. Discover Why Fear is Holding You Back from Leaning In and Realizing Your Full Leadership Potential
Date: May 19, 2014
Facilitator: Allison Rimm, Executive Coach, Management Consultant and Former MGH Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Information Management
Special Guest Speaker: Joan Miller, MD, Henry Willard Williams Professor of Ophthalmology; Chief, MEEI Ophthalmology; Chair, HMS Dept of Ophthalmology
The book, "Lean In," by Sheryl Sandberg has ignited debate about the reasons women don’t attain leadership positions anywhere near the rates that men do. In this highly interactive workshop, participants examined the fears and behaviors that are blocking them from attaining the leadership positions they aspire to and created a strategy to get back on track. They left the session with strategies for overcoming their self-imposed limits and practical advice to help put their career (back) on the fast track.


Faculty Development Seminar: Work-Life Balance Series

Managing Parenthood and Your Research Career
Date: April 11, 2014
Panelists: Beth Costine, PhD, Instructor in Neurosurgery; Sara Lazar, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry; Eve Valera, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry; and Elaine Yu, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine
This panel discussion focused on the unique experiences of research faculty. Topics included how to you balance a grant-funded research career with maternity leave and childcare challenges, whether the flexibility of a research career is a burden or a blessing for faculty who are parents, and how the challenges of balancing work and family life change as your children grow into semi-independence.


Faculty Development Seminar: Networking Series

OWC Mentored Lunch for Postdocs
Date: March 17, 2014
Faculty Mentors: Susan Cotman, PhD, Paola Divieti-Pajevic, MD, PhD, Rosemary Foster, PhD, Melissa Suter, PhD, and Jenny Tam, PhD
This networking lunch allowed participants to meet MGH women faculty and learn about their career paths, hear how they have worked to advance their careers, and discuss ways to balance family life and career.


Faculty Development Seminar: Networking Series

Faculty Parents Group: When Your Kids Push Your Buttons
Date: March 11, 2014
Facilitator: Danya Handelsman, PT, Parent Coach
This workshop helped participants understand what pushes their buttons and why, learn skills to defuse these situations, and end the action-reaction cycle between them and their children.


Faculty Development Seminar: Networking Series

"Meet and Greet" Networking Breakfast with Dr. Galit Alter
Date: February 25, 2014
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
This was an opportunity to hear from Dr. Alter about her career path and to gain some insights to help participants with their own career trajectory. They also learned more about the Office for Women's Careers and spent time with other women faculty colleagues.


Faculty Development Seminar: Work-Life Balance Series

Faculty Parents Group: The Development of Empathy in Children
Date: January 30, 2014
Discussion Leader: Helen Riess, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology, HMS; Director, Empathy and Relational Science Program, MGH
In this session of the Faculty Parents Group, participants discussed empathy, the ability to understand and share the feelings of others. This session addressed whether infants express empathy, how empathy develops during childhood, and how parents can help their children learn empathic skills.
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Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards Panel Discussion
Date: January 14, 2014
Panelists: Pouneh Fazeli, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, 2012 Claflin Award Winner; Tal Kenet, PhD, Instructor in Neurology, 2013 Claflin Award Winner; Kristin White, PhD,Associate Professor of Dermatology, 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. This discussion covered the eligibility requirements for the awards, tips on putting together the best application, resources to help participants apply, and how the award can help advance participants' careers.
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Click here to view the official Call for Applications.


Faculty Development Seminar: Managing Parenthood Series

Managing Parenthood and Your Clinical Career
Date: November 21, 2013
Panelists: Meridale Baggett, MD, Instructor in Medicine; Robin Schoenthaler, MD, Clinical Instructor in Radiation Oncology; Carey York-Best, MD, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
This session of the Managing Parenthood Series focused on the challenges of balancing family responsibilities with a clinical career. Participants heard how their colleagues have overcome challenges and developed strategies to manage and enjoy this balancing act.


Faculty Development Seminar: Networking Series

"Meet and Greet" Networking Breakfast with Dr. Karen Carlson
Date: October 22, 2013
Speaker: Karen Janet Carlson, MD, Medical Director, MGH Women's Health Associates; Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS
Participants heard from Dr. Carlson about her career path and gained some insights to help with their own career trajectories. Participants also learned more about the Office for Women's Careers and spent some time with other women faculty colleagues.


Faculty Development Seminar: Work-Life Balance Series

Faculty Parents Group: Making Electronic Devices Work for Your Family
Date: October 3, 2013
Discussion Leaders: Helen Delichatsios, MD and Ann Skoczenski, PhD

In this follow-up session to May 16's seminar on "Media and Our Children," participants had an open discussion of children and electronic devices.


Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Co-presented with the Office for Women's Careers

"Speaking Up"
Date: September 26, 2013
Facilitators: Debbie Goldstein, JD, Lecturer, Tufts University School of Medicine; Principal and Managing Director, Triad Consulting Group.Gillien Todd, JD, Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School; Consultant, Triad Consulting Group
Speaking up clearly and effectively is a critical leadership skill. In this fun and interactive session, common roadblocks to effective assertion were examined and a menu of options to help professionals speak up more effectively were offered.


Women in Medicine Month Annual Reception

The View from Above the Glass Ceiling
Date: September 18, 2013
Guest Speaker: Luanne Thorndyke MD, FACP, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS)
The term, “glass ceiling”, was first coined in 1984 and yet almost 30 years later many women still struggle in their career climb. Dr. Thorndyke discussed what issues women leaders face in the executive suite and how they are similar and different from those that men face. Drawing on her career experience, Dr. Thorndyke shared how to avoid some of the common pitfalls that can get in the in the way of women’s success.




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