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Office of Faculty Development logoThe Office of Faculty Development's logo reflects the four components of the BCH mission and the juggling of clinical, teaching, research, and work/life balance.

Mission Statement

To facilitate the career advancement and satisfaction of Harvard Medical School (HMS) faculty at Boston Children's Hospital, fostering careers of all junior faculty, and increasing leadership opportunities for women and minorities.

The Office of Faculty Development's Mentoring Guidebooks, Guidelines for Junior Faculty and Guidelines for Mentors, have been updated for 2014 - 2015 and are now available on our Community of Mentors webpage.

Check the link below for the February 2008 Pediatrics article on the BCH faculty development program (first author, S. Jean Emans, MD)

Creating a Faculty Development Office in an Academic Pediatric Hospital: Challenges and Successes

The Office of Faculty Development is now on Twitter! Look for announcements, links, updates, reminders, and reflections in 140 characters or less.

https://twitter.com/BCHFacultyDev

The 2015 OFD/RRRC/CTREC Career Development Fellowship Announcement is now posted on the "Fellowships and Opportunities" webpage!


Winter/Spring 2015 Events - check for updates

Strategies for Applying for BCH Research Grants
Speakers: Judy Fleming, PhD; Jordan Kreidberg, MD, PhD; Jane Newburger, MD

Tuesday, January 6, 12 - 1 PM, Gamble Room, lunch provided
This workshop is designed to clarify the process for applying for BCH grants and other small grants available to junior faculty including fellows who will be promoted to an HMS Instructor appointment as of 7/1/15.

Getting Your Basic Research Funded
Speaker: Jordan Kreidberg, MD, PhD

Wednesday, January 7, 3 - 4 PM, Karp 7 Conference Room
Co-sponsored with the Office of Fellowship Training
This workshop is designed to present strategies, tips, and practical guidance for fellows and junior faculty to obtain funding for basic research.

Promotion from Instructor to Assistant Professor, including longer service criteria
Speaker: Zoe Fonseca-Kelly, PhD, HMS Office for Faculty Affairs

Tuesday, January 20, 12 - 1 PM, CH Library's Gamble Room, lunch provided
This workshop will provide practical advice on how to effectively navigate the HMS promotion process, its areas of excellence, and CV preparation.

BCH Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Observance
Speaker: Judy Richardson, Civil Rights Worker

Thursday, January 22, 11 - 12 Noon, Folkman Auditorium in the Enders Building
The Observance is sponsored by the Diversity and Cultural Competency Council (DCCC), Human Resources, and the Office of Faculty Development.
Registration is not necessary to attend this event.

Strategies for Applying for Foundation Funds Using Pivot
Speaker: Lisa Kaufman, Assistant VP, BCH Trust, Foundation Relations

Tuesday, February 3, 12 - 1 PM, CH Library's Gamble Room

HMS CV Preparation for Administrative Staff Assisting Faculty
Speaker: Jonathan Matsui, PhD, HMS Office for Faculty Affairs

Tuesday, February 10, 10 - 11 AM, Farley 1 Classroom (133)

Getting Your Clinical Research Funded
Speaker: Isaac Kohane, MD, PhD

Tuesday, March 17, 12 - 1 PM, CH Library's Gamble Room
Co-sponsored with the Office of Fellowship Training
This workshop is designed to present strategies, tips, and practical guidance for fellows and junior faculty to obtain funding for clinical research.

Upcoming HMS Faculty Appointment Changes
Speaker: Maureen Connelly, MD, MPH, HMS Dean for Faculty Affairs

Tuesday, May 5, 12 - 1 PM, CH Library's Gamble Room, lunch provided

Negotiating Up: Dealing with Power Differentials
Speaker: Melissa Brodrick, MEd, HMS Ombuds Office

Tuesday, May 19, 12 - 1 PM, CH Library's Gamble Room, lunch provided
Co-sponsored with the Office of Fellowship Training
Wondering about how to best negotiate with the leaders in your division or department? For a successful career, join us for this interactive workshop on power differentials in the workplace and how to influence others effectively.

 

The 2014 - 2015 OFD Overview of Faculty Development Resources is now available online. The handbook includes information on our program, as well as other offices at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School that support faculty careers in both research and clinical areas.
2014-15 OFD Overview of Faculty Development Resources

Boston Children's Hospital joins New England HERC (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)!HERC provides a free job-seeking database for faculty, staff, and medical positions from a consortium of New England educational and medical institutions. It is a family-friendly tool as dual-career couples may enter their profiles to find matching positions, conduct searches on relocation resources, and explore schools for children. For further information, check HERC's website. 

HERC Website

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