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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

See "Fellowships and Opportunities" webpage for list of 2014 OFD/RRRC/CTREC Career Development Fellowship recipients!

Fall 2014 - Winter/Spring 2015 Events - check for updates

To register, email ofd@childrens.harvard.edu


Writing for Scientific Publication
Speakers: Lydia Shrier, MD, MPH; Marjorie Beeghly, PhD
Friday, October 31, 12 - 1:30 PM, Karp 7 Conference Room, lunch provided
This workshop will cover the steps to successful publication and provide tips in overcoming problems, such as how to get started, criteria for authorship, writer's block, style choices, as well as ethical issues. The primary focus will be on authorship of clinical research papers although the principles are also applicable for basic science papers.

Reliably Accessorized PowerPoint Presentations
Speaker: Beth Beighlie, HMS Research Computing, Senior Client Services Representative
Monday, November 3, 12 - 1:30 PM, Karp 8 Conference Room, lunch provided
Cosponsored with the Office of Fellowship Training
Understand important concepts of presentation design to reliably display images. Minimize the risks associated with certain fonts & design templates. Learn to use PowerPoint to correctly to insert illustrations, charts & movies in a way that will enable you to present with confidence. Also master ways to use animation & make hyperlinks.

2014 BCH Fellowship, Research, and Program Awards Celebration
Hosts: Sandra Fenwick, President and CEO; S. Jean Emans, MD, Director of the Office of Faculty Development Research Updates: Leslie Benson, MD, Instructor in Neurology; Alejandro Gutierrez, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology
Tuesday, November 4, 12 - 1 PM, Folkman Auditorium, lunch provided
The Office of Faculty Development invites the BCH community to a special celebration to honor the recipients of the 2014 Boston Children’s Hospital Fellowship, Research, and Program Awards.  

Productive Conflict Resolution 
Speaker: Melissa Brodrick, MEd, HMS/HSDM/HSPH Ombuds Office
Cosponsored with the Office of Fellowship Training
Part 1: Friday, November 7, 12 - 1 PM, Karp 7 Conference Room, lunch provided
Part 2: Tuesday, December 2, 12 - 1 PM, CH Library's Gamble Room, lunch provided
We’ll examine what you bring to conflict situations that may help or hinder them, some skills for handling conflicts when they arise and additional resources available to support you in finding resolutions that work for everyone. The 2nd session will focus on solutions.

Bringing Your CV Up-to-Date
Speaker: Bethany Westlund, PhD, HMS Office for Faculty Affairs
Monday, November 17, 12 – 1 PM, Farley 1 Classroom (Farley 133)
Learn how to adapt your CV as your career grows and your reputation broadens.

Preparing an NIH and Foundation Budget
Speaker: Theresa Applegate, MPA, Director of Sponsored Programs

Tuesday, November 18, 12 - 1 PM, CH Library's Gamble Room
The workshop is intended for Boston Children’s Hospital junior faculty, fellows, and support staff who are new to submitting grants and /or who want to learn more about procedures and resources at BCH. This workshop will explore pre-award resources, NIH and Foundation forms and guidelines, personnel and equipment allotments, justifications, and the submission process. This will be an interactive presentation and attendees are encouraged to bring their specific budget questions.

Building Your Team and Managing People Seminar
Speakers: Alan Paret, MBA, Senior Learning Development Specialist; Chris Newell, PsyD, Director, Learning and Development; Ellen Rothstein, JD, Associate General Counsel; Joanne Doherty, MS, HR Director; Melissa Brodrick, MEd, HMS Ombudsperson; Jordan Kreidberg, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Lydia Shrier, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Monday, December 1, 9 - 2 PM, Karp 8 Conference Room, breakfast and lunch provided
Co-sponsored with the Office of Fellowship Training, Human Resources, and the Office of General Counsel
Successful basic science and clinical research projects require a proficient team. If you are a PI or an aspiring leader, come learn about hiring, supervising, and managing your staff.

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 7/1/14.

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, the Office of Faculty Development, and the Office of Fellowship Training.
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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