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



Crafting Your CV Narrative

Theodore Stern, MD, Professor of Psychiatry

Oct. 9th, 2014, 12-1 p.m.

Location provided upon registration. Faculty with HMS academic appointments, please click here to register by Wed, Oct 1.


Responsible Conduct of Research: Responsible Authorship

Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine

Oct. 14th, 2014, 12-1 p.m.

Location provided upon registration. Please click here to register by Tue, Oct 7.






APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED: New Investigator Advancement Initiative (NIAI)

Have you recently been funded with your first NIH R-level grant? If so, we encourage you to join the NIAI. The NIAI is designed to bring newly-funded faculty together over the course of the academic year to discuss important topics for a successful career at MGH. The main purpose of the NIAI is to prepare you for continued success as a funded researcher. The objectives of this initiative include:

• Create opportunities for you to meet and talk with MGH research leadership

• Provide critical information and skills to advance your career

• Facilitate networking among new PIs, to encourage collaborations and peer support

Six sessions will be presented between October 2014 and May 2015. Each session is designed to contribute in important ways to your research career at MGH. Guest speakers will include: 

  • Harry Orf, PhD, MGH Senior Vice President for Research
  • Robert Kingston, PhD, Chief of MGH Molecular Biology and Chair, Executive Committee on Research
  • Xandra Breakefield, PhD, Professor of Neurology

Melissa Brodrick, HMS Ombudsperson
     ...and more


If you would like to join the New Investigators Advancement Initiative, please register here by Tue, Sep 30. For questions about eligibility email






12th Annual MGH Clinical Research Day is Oct 9 The Clinical Research Program invites you to the 12th annual MGH Clinical Research Day.

Date: Thursday, October 9, 2014
Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Locations: O'Keeffe Auditorium and Bulfinch Tents

            8 am – Keynote Address: Katrina Armstrong, MD, MSCE, Physician-in-Chief, MGH, Jackson Professor of Clinical Medicine, HMS

            9 am – Poster Session

            11 am – Panel Discussion: “Bridging the Clinical Research Gap through Patient Engagement 
and Translation Initiatives”

The keynote address and panel discussion will be held in the O'Keeffe Auditorium and the poster session will be held under the Bulfinch tents.

Please click here for the MGH Clinical Research Day 2014 Event Schedule. Please contact Jillian Tonelli with questions or for more information.

CBRC Confocal Microscope Core
 Director: Kristin White, PhD
Location: Building 149 13th Street, Charlestown

The CBRC Confocal Microscope Core provides support for confocal microscopy. The core is currently equipped with a Nikon A1SiR confocal equipped with galvo and resonant scanners for high resolution and high speed scanning. A motorized stage facilities data collection at multiple regions during time lapse imaging. A stage incubator is available for long term imaging of mammalian cells. Spectral imaging and unmixing allows users to separate multiple fluorescent proteins in live and fixed tissue. This facility is available on a fee for service basis to trained users from the CBRC and the MGH Community. Training is a two step process, scheduled on an as needed basis. Please contact the core coordinator with questions or to schedule training.

To learn more about the CBRC Confocal Microscope Core, please click here.

MGH Research Council

Monday, October 6, 12:00-1:00 PM, Simches 3.110with Broadcast to Isselbacher Auditorium (CNY-149, 7th floor), Lunch available at 11:45 AM

MGH Research and the HMS Quad: Opportunities for Collaboration
Jeffrey S. Flier, MD, Dean, Faculty of Medicine

“Top 10” Things MGH Researchers May Not Know, But Should!
Harry Orf, PhD, Sr VP for Research

All MGH Researchers welcome!




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