Research Council Announcements: Education

Announcements of educational opportunities from the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Research Council.

Educational Opportunities

Center for Faculty Development, Office for Research Career Development, MGH Women’s Careers, ECOR


Drafting your “Chief’s Letter”

Faculty Development Seminar, August 19th, 2014, 12-1 p.m. Location provided on registration.

This interactive session will focus on how to write a convincing letter for HMS promotion committees.

Faculty with HMS academic appointments, please click here to register by Mon, Aug 11.


Call for applications! English as a Second Language for Researchers. Due Aug. 5th.

Applications are being accepted for the Fall 2014 semester of the English as a Second Language (ESL) 15-week course (Sept.-Dec.) for MGH researchers. Classes meet once a week from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Simches Building. Before applying, please be sure that you can commit to the whole course.

Click here for the application. If you have any questions, please email


eIRB Training: A Hands-On Introduction

Aug. 12th, 3-5 p.m., 165 Cambridge St., 2nd Floor, Computer Lab 235.

This training is a hands-on workshop for users that need to submit to the Partners IRB. The workshop will focus on the basics of how to navigate, track, and submit common submission types using eIRB.
The eIRB/Humans module within the Insight Research Portal allows users to electronically prepare, submit, sign and track their human-research protocol submissions to the Partners Intuitional Review Board (MGH, BWH, and Faulkner). This course is limited to 11 participants.

Registration is required. Contact Jillian Tonelli with questions.


Faculty Development Seminar

Insights and Innovations: Achieving Gender Equity in Academic Medicine

Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil, Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Radiation Oncology, Univ. of Michigan

Sept. 18th, 2014, 12-1:30 p.m.

Details to follow. If you would like to register early, please feel free to click here to register.


Faculty Development Seminar

Negotiating Up: Dealing with Power in the Workplace

Melissa Brodrick, HMS Ombudsperson

Sept. 30th, 2014, 12-1 p.m.

Details to follow. If you would like to register early, please feel free to click here to register.


Future in Life Sciences (FILS) Series

Bioinformatics, Modeling and Systems Biology Career Paths

Sept. 16th, 2014, 5:30-8 p.m.

MassBio Offices. 300 Tech Square, 8th Floor, Cambridge, MA

Please click here for more information and to register.


Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials

September - October 2014, Yawkey 2 Conference Rooms, Mondays, 5:30 - 6:45pm, Thursdays, 5:00 - 6:15pm

Sponsored by the MGH Clinical Research Program, the Division of Infectious Diseases, and the Department of Psychiatry

Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials is an intensive fourteen-session course offered from early-September through late October. Physicians with a serious interest in clinical trials will be introduced to theoretical and practical issues facing clinical researchers. Course participants will learn how to envision, plan, develop and execute effective clinical trials. Study content includes research designs, protocols, ethical patient recruitment, informed consent, regulations, and clinical trial management.

The course is ideally suited for clinical fellows starting their research years, junior faculty pursuing careers in clinical research, and physicians with an interest in becoming more actively involved in clinical research. All participants are expected to use the course curriculum to develop and present a trial design at the final session of the course.

Enrollment is limited to facilitate interaction and individual attention. To ensure placement in the course, early application is recommended. All applications will be reviewed in mid-August.

To submit an application and/or view a course schedule, please go to: Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials. Contact Kelsey Gay with any questions.





Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar

September 5-8, 2014, Vancouver

Registration is open for the AAMC Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar, Sept. 5-8 in Vancouver. The three-day seminar for junior faculty (senior clinical and research fellows, instructors, and assistant professors) and post-docs who aspire to leadership positions in academic medicine provides participants with real-world guidance and tools for pursuing career advancement in academic medicine, developing key professional competencies, building grant writing and communication skills, and expanding their network of colleagues and role models. Additionally, faculty who are preparing a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Career Development K or R grant proposal can apply to attend the Grant Writers Coaching Group for NIH Awards, which is offered on the first day of this seminar and includes an individual meeting with the coach, followed by biweekly virtual group meetings to facilitate ongoing review and discussion. To learn more about both programs, click here.




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