Friday, May 18, 2012

Fourth annual Tarbell lecture held

LASTING CONTRIBUTIONS: From left, Slavin, Klibanski, Warshaw and Tarbell

In 1972, Andrew Warshaw, MD, was new to the MGH and in the early stages of navigating the path that would ultimately lead him to a career as a world-renowned pancreatic surgeon and a 14-year tenure as surgeon-in-chief and chair of the Department of Surgery. During his presentation, “Getting Ahead in Academic Medicine,” Warshaw, now senior consultant of International and Regional Clinical Relations, discussed the skills that put him on that path to leadership and the lessons he learned along the way.

Warshaw was the featured speaker at the Nancy J. Tarbell, MD, Faculty Development Lecture Series May 4 in the Thier Conference Room. The fourth annual event was created by the MGH Office for Women’s Careers and the Center for Faculty Development to honor Tarbell, the founding director, who now serves as dean of Clinical and Academic Affairs at Harvard Medical School. The lecture provides faculty with career advancement and professional development insights from highly regarded leaders. “Nancy and I have been colleagues and friends for many years, so this is particularly special for me,” Warshaw said.

During the event, Anne Klibanski, MD, chief of MGH Neuroendocrinology at the MGH and director for the Center for Faculty Development, welcomed attendees, and MGH President Peter L. Slavin, MD, offered introductory remarks, thanking Tarbell and Warshaw for their lasting contributions to the MGH.

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