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

April 15th. Epigenetics: An Introduction and Applications

Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 1:00pm -4:15pm, Simches 3.110

The MGH Clinical Research Program and the Harvard Catalyst are sponsoring this nanocourse focused on epigenetics. This course is intended for clinical research investigators at the fellow and faculty level. Distinguished faculty from MGH will provide introductory lectures defining epigenetics and its effect on gene regulation and disease.

Schedule 1:05pm - 2:05pm Introduction to Epigenetic Mechanisms Robert Kingston, Ph.D., Chief, Department of Molecular Biology, MGH

2:05pm - 3:05pm
Drafting the epigenome through reading, writing and erasing Johnathan Whetstine, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, HMS, Cancer Center, MGH

3:15 - 4:15pm What Can the Epigenome Teach Us About Cellular States and Disease? Bradley Bernstein, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Pathologist, MGH, Professor of Pathology, HMS

Please register here. Contact Jillian Tonelli with any questions.

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April 15th. Future in Life Sciences (FILS) Series: Research and Development Career Paths.

Presented by Propel Careers and MassBioEd

Futures in Life Sciences events are tailored for graduate students, post-docs and medical residents, and discuss exciting career paths in the life sciences industry in various functional areas.

Date: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Time: 5:30 to 8:00 pm

Location: MassBio offices, 300 Tech Square, 8th Floor, Cambridge, MA.

Please click here for more information.

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April 24th. Budgeting for Industry Sponsored Clinical Trials

Thursday, April 24, 2:30pm to 4:00 pm, Simches 3.110

This program is sponsored by the MGH Clinical Research Program and the Partners Clinical Research Office.

Francine Molay, Project Manager, MGH Clinical Research Program Megan Hunt, Financial Analyst Specialist, Partners Clinical Research Office Sarah Bednar, Financial Analyst/MCA Specialist, Partners Clinical Research Office

This course will review the steps for developing an industry sponsored - clinical trial budget, describe direct costs, indirect costs, professional and technical fees, discuss the role of a Medicare Coverage Analysis and review the MGH budget approval process highlighting the role of the Partners Clinical Research Office (PCRO). An overview and live demonstration of Budget Builder will also be presented.

This session meets the requirements of the Board of Registration in Nursing, at 244 CMR 5.00, for 1.5 contact hours of nursing continuing education.

Registration is required. Please contact Jillian Tonelli with any questions.

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April 29th. Negotiation Series, Part I: Negotiation Essentials

Faculty Development Seminar: Negotiation Series

Seminar for MGH faculty with HMS academic appointments. This seminar will focus on the structure of negotiation by reviewing a systematic approach on preparing to negotiate. A case study example will be used to guide the participants through this process. This interactive workshop will help you understand the barriers and strategies to successful negotiations. Featured Speaker: Robert C. Bordone, Thaddeus R. Beal Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School; Director, Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinic

Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Time: 4:00 to 6:00 pm

Location will be provided upon registration.

Faculty with HMS academic appointments, please click here to register.

Accreditation  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 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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May 1st. Grant Writing Series: Mock NIH Study Section on May 1st.

Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

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.

Date: Thursday, May 1, 2014

Time: 12:00 to 1:30 pm

Location will be provided upon registration.

Please click here to register by Wed, Apr 23.

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May 8th. REGISTER NOW! Faculty Development Month: 6th Annual Nancy J. Tarbell, MD Faculty Development Lectureship Series

Faculty Development Seminar: Leadership Series

Seminar for MGH faculty with HMS academic appointments. "Ambulances, Epidemiology and the End of the Week" Featured Speaker: Katrina Armstrong, MD, MSCE, Jackson Professor of Clinical Medicine, HMS;
Chief, MGH Department of Medicine

Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014

Time: 12:00 to 1:30 pm

Location will be provided upon registration.

Faculty with HMS academic appointments, please click here to reserve your spot to hear Dr. Armstrong's talk and celebrate Faculty Development Month!

Accreditation 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 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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May 12th. Negotiation Series, Part II: Managing Challenging Negotiation Behaviors

Faculty Development Seminar: Negotiation Series

Seminar for MGH faculty with HMS academic appointments. We strongly recommend that you attend the Negotiation Essentials seminar prior to this advanced course. This seminar, for those who have participated in Part I of the Negotiation Series, will build on the framework from Negotiation Essentials. This interactive workshop will offer tools and advice on how to handle negotiations when the "other" side is using difficult tactics. Featured Speaker: Robert C. Bordone, Thaddeus R. Beal Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard
Law School; Director, Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinic

Date: Monday, May 12, 2014

Time: 4:00 to 6:00 pm

Location will be provided upon registration.

Faculty with HMS academic appointments, please click here to register.

Accreditation 
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 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Clinical Research Program

Epigenetics: An Introduction and Applications

Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 1:00pm – 4:15pm Simches 3.110 The MGH Clinical Research Program and the Harvard Catalyst are sponsoring this nanocourse focused on epigenetics. This course is intended for clinical research investigators at the fellow and faculty level. Distinguished faculty from MGH will provide introductory lectures defining epigenetics and its effect on gene regulation and disease.

Research Patient Database Registry (RPDR) Office Hours

Do you need help using the Research Patient Database Registry (RPDR) for your research study or understanding the data it has to offer? The Clinical Research Program is offering monthly office hours with an RPDR expert in order to answer any questions you may have regarding the tool and experience a one-on-one tutorial. New users of the tool can learn a general overview of how the tool works while research staff can discuss the best way to create a query and gather information for their study. Please contact Stacey Duey at sduey@partners.org to coordinate a timeslot.  

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Others

Three exciting scholarship opportunities from Patient Care Services. Application deadline May 29th.

The Norman Knight Nursing Scholarship was established to offer financial support for MGH employees interested in pursuing a nursing degree.

The Gil Minor Nursing and Health Professions Scholarship to Advance Workforce Diversity in Patient Care Services at MGH was established to support MGH employees interested in pursuing a nursing or health professions degree.

The Norman Knight Doctoral Nurse Scholarship Program was established to support MGH employees pursuing a career in nursing in an accredited nursing program granting doctoral degrees (you need to already be enrolled in a nursing doctoral program).

Please contact Julie Goldman for questions and applications at jgoldman2@partners.org or 617-724-2295.

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Master of Medical Sciences (MMSc) in Immunology. Harvard Medical School is pleased to announce a new Master of Medical Sciences (MMSc) in Immunology. The new program is based within the Program in Immunology. Its mission is to provide a solid instructional and research-based foundation in both basic and clinical immunology. Courses will start with the fundamentals and rapidly progress to cutting-edge knowledge, all taught by world-renowned faculty members of the Program in Immunology at HMS. The MMSc program will serve the needs of students with a strong undergraduate biology background with an interest in medicine and seeking deeper knowledge of immunology, as well as academic physicians and scientists from a range of specialties who seek an in-depth knowledge of immunology in order to further their professional goals and research expertise.

This two-year master’s program is designed to: give students a solid foundation in basic and clinical immunology in order to better understand the revolution occurring in the treatment of numerous diseases and conditions, including immunodeficiencies, allergies, chronic inflammatory diseases, transplantation and cancer; and to provide students with comprehensive tools and time to engage in mentored research on important issues in either basic or clinical immunology. This research will entail working with leading Harvard faculty members, culminating in a Master’s thesis.

The program will enroll its first students in the fall of 2014. Individuals with a bachelor’s degree with a strong background in biology and an interest in immunology or biomedical research are invited to apply, as are those who already possess a medical degree (MD or MBBS), a doctoral degree (PhD or ScD), or a degree in a health professions-related field.

Information on the MMSc in Immunology may be found at www.hms.harvard.edu/dms/immunology/mmsc_program
or by emailing MMSc_Immunology@hms.harvard.edu.

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Technology Transfer Fellowship Program

NIAID is seeking qualified candidates for the Technology Transfer Fellowship Program, an advanced training program for individuals with a science background and an advanced degree in the sciences. It offer opportunities such as the following:

            Apply their expertise in a new career path

            Learn about the policies and laws that drive technology development at NIH

            Develop the skills for a career in technology transfer

 

For more information and to apply, visit the Office of Intramural Training and Education.

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