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Office of Faculty Development

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 2016 - 2017 and are now available with other materials 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


Fall 2016 Events - check for updates 

To register for any OFD workshop, please email ofd@childrens.harvard.edu 

Library Lunch Topics: A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens
Discussion with author Joani Geltman
Monday, September 12, 12 – 1 PM, Clinical Life Sciences (CLS) 12th Floor Conference Room, lunch provided
Cosponsored by the Office of Faculty Development, the Office of Fellowship Training, and the Library
Joani Geltman will provide tips on how to open communication with teenagers and how to help them avoid common adolescent problems that involve drinking, drugs, sexting, and bullying.

Boston Children’s Hospital Women in Medicine and Science Month: 
Medicine Grand Rounds:  Why Me and Why Now? Understanding the Molecular Epidemiology and Triggers of Placental Abruption, an Important Cause of Prematurity and Neonatal Mortality
Speaker: Michelle Williams, ScD, SM, MS,  Dean of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Registration is not necessary to attend this event
Wednesday, September 14, 12 –- 1 PM, Folkman Auditorium, Enders Building
Dr. Williams will discuss the challenges of understanding the epidemiology and pathophysiology of placental abruption and how neonatal outcomes can be improved.

Promotion from Instructor to Assistant Professor
Speakers: Carol K. Bates, MD, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Associate Professor of Medicine; Fredrick Lovejoy, MD, William Berenberg Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics

Tuesday, September 20, 12 – 1 PM, Karp 6 Conference Room, lunch provided
This workshop will provide practical advice on how to effectively navigate the HMS promotion process, the areas of excellence, and CV preparation.

Apple-Picking Expedition at Westward Orchards
Saturday, September 24, 1 – 4 PM, Westward Orchards in Harvard, MA

We will meet in the picnic area on the lawn at 1:00 PM:
just walk past the Orchard Store and look for the canopy
Directions to Orchard: http://www.westwardorchards.com/hours-directions/
Come spend a few hours apple-picking with colleagues and families in the Orchards and enjoy toddler/kid-antics, fresh air, and a countryside setting. Register by emailing ofd@childrens.harvard.edu with approximate number of adults and kids. There is no admission fee. The Office of Faculty Development will provide water; each family is responsible for other refreshments and apple purchases. Westward has a lunch menu from 11am to 3pm, with porch space and picnic tables available. Rain date: Sunday, September 25

Digital Imaging Essentials
Speaker: Beth Beighlie, HMS Research Computing, Senior Client Services Representative

Thursday, October 6, 12 - 1 PM, Karp 6 Conference Room, lunch provided
Cosponsored by the Office of Faculty Development and the Office of Fellowship Training
Learn the basics of digital image preparation. Understand how to prepare images in one application for use in other applications. Learn the proper resolution and file format for images to be inserted in presentations, publications, and grant submissions

Reliably Accessorize PowerPoint Presentations
Speaker: Beth Beighlie, HMS Research Computing, Senior Client Services Representative

Tuesday, October 18, 12 - 1 PM, Karp 6 Conference Room, lunch provided
Cosponsored by the Office of Faculty Development and 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.

2016 Boston Children's Hospital Research Awards Ceremony
Friday, October 28, 12 –1:00 PM, Folkman Auditorium, lunch provided 
Awards Ceremony with: Sandra Fenwick, President and CEO; and Jean Emans, Director of the Office of Faculty Development
Research Updates from:
Maitreyi Mazumdar, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Neurology
2015 Faculty Career Development Award Recipient
Mehdi Hedjazi Moghari, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Cardiology
2014 Faculty Career Development Award Recipient

Promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor
Speaker: Jonathan Matsui, PhD, HMS Office for Faculty Affairs, Program Director/Faculty Promotions
Tuesday, November 1, 12 - 1 PM, Enders Seminar 1, lunch provided
This workshop will provide practical advice on how to effectively navigate the HMS promotion process, the areas of excellence, and CV preparation.

Setting Boundaries in your Mentoring Relationship: A Faculty Development Course for Mentors
Sponsored by:
CHADD: Consortium of Harvard Affiliated Offices for Faculty Development and Diversity: the Harvard Catalyst – the Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center

When:            Friday, November 4, 2016, 9 AM – 12 Noon; optional networking lunch to follow
Location:       Harvard Medical School; Waterhouse Room, Gordon Hall at 25 Shattuck Street
Keynote:       John B. Herman, MD, Associate Chief of the Department of Psychiatry, MGH
Title:             Setting Boundaries in your Mentoring Relationship
Limited seating; RSVP by Friday, October 7, 2016
This faculty development course is free to all HMS/HSDM faculty members.  Registration is required and seating is limited.
Please register now! CME will be available (details to come).
To register, click this link
For more information, check the Course Outline

Getting Your K Award Funded: Constructing the Career Development Plan and Mentor’s Statement
Speaker: Maria Kontaridis, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, BIDMC
Tuesday, November 8, 12 - 1 PM, Karp 8 Conference Room, lunch provided
Cosponsored by the Office of Faculty Development and the Office of Fellowship Training
This workshop is designed to help junior faculty and fellows better navigate the K award application process with an emphasis on the Career Development Plan and the Mentor’s Statement.

HMS/HSDM Faculty of Medicine CV Workshop 
Sponsored by the HMS Office for Faculty Affairs
Speaker: Bethany Westlund, PhD, Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs

November 9, 2016, 8 – 9:30 AM, 260 Longwood Avenue, Tosteson Medical Education Center (TMEC) Room 227
CV guidelines will be reviewed.  This session is intended for faculty members; an additional seminar for staff members who assist faculty in CV preparation is scheduled for 12/5.
Space is limited. Please register by clicking this link

Preparing an NIH and Foundation Budget
Speaker: Theresa Applegate, MPA, Director, Office of Sponsored Programs
Tuesday, November 15, 12 - 1 PM, Enders Seminar 1
This 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.

HMS/HSDM CV Workshop for Administrators Assisting Faculty
Sponsored by the HMS Office for Faculty Affairs
Speaker: Carol Bates, MD, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

Monday, December 5, 2016, 8:30 AM – 10 AM, 260 Longwood Avenue, Tosteson Medical Education Center (TMEC) Walter Amphitheater (Room 246)
CV guidelines and formatting will be reviewed.  This session is intended for administrators who assist faculty in CV preparation.
Space is limited.  Please register by clicking this link

Writing for Scientific Publication Workshop
Speakers: Lydia Shrier, MD, MPH; Marjorie Beeghly, PhD
Monday, December 5, 12 - 1:30 PM, Karp 8 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.

2016 Harvard Catalyst Overview
Speakers: Danyellé Thorpe, Program Coordinator, Harvard Catalyst
Tuesday, December 6, 12 - 1 PM, Enders Seminar 1, lunch provided
Cosponsored by the Office of Faculty Development and the Office of Fellowship Training
Learn how to navigate the Catalyst website to access networks, innovation, funding, technical resources, educational training opportunities, classes and partnerships. Use Catalyst tools and partner institution resources to connect to the clinical and translational research community including HMS and the other 59 NIH-funded Clinical Translational Science Centers. Bring your laptop or IPad for an up-close and personal hands-on experience!

Leadership in Research: Building Your Team and Managing People 
Friday, December 9,  9 AM – 2:00 PM, Karp 8 Conference Room, breakfast and lunch provided
Cosponsored by the Office of Faculty Development, the Office of Fellowship Training, and Human Resources
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. Topics include:
• Team building, feedback and motivating
• Performance management 
• Employment legal issues 
Breakout sessions
• Managing Your Lab: Key Steps
• Managing Your Clinical Research Team and Meeting Your Timelines


Difficult Conversations
Speakers:
Melissa Brodrick, MEd, Ombudsperson, HMS/HSDM/HSPH Ombuds Office
Tuesday, December 13, 12 - 1 PM, Karp 11 Conference Room, lunch provided
Cosponsored by the Office of Faculty Development and the Office of Fellowship Training
This workshop will help participants explore the challenges behind difficult conversations.  Why are some conversations so difficult to have?  What do we have control over that might either help or hinder our efforts to communicate productively?  And are there times when it’s best to forgo a conversation for another option? Or times when a conversation—no matter how challenging—is the only way to proceed?  Bring your challenging conversations—past, present and ones looming in the future—and a willingness to engage in this interactive session.


The Fall 2016 issue of the OFD newsletter, Perspectives, has been postedclick on the Faculty Resources link to the left to open the Perspectives page.

In this issue:

George Daley, MD, PhD, Next Harvard Dean of the Faculty of Medicine
BCH Faculty Receive HMS Teaching Awards
Mark Proctor, MD, Appointed Neurosurgeon-in-Chief
David Williams, MD, Named Chief Scientific Officer
11/8 Spine Symposium Honors John Emans, MD
Elizabeth Armstrong, PhD, Honored with 2 Prestigious Awards
BCH Women in Medicine and Science Month
Latinos & Amigos Celebration
9/12 Library Lunch Topics: Joani Geltman, A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens
Update from the BCH Academy: Lori Newman, MEd
Ron Samuels, MD, MPH, Receives CDC Award
Michael Yogman, MD, Receives Simms/Mann Whole Child Award
HMS URM Residency Program Showcase
News from the BCH Library
2016 Apple-Picking Expedition
Leisurely Learning: City Trails



The 2016- 2017 OFD Overview of Faculty Development Resources is 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. 


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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