Workshop Handouts and Presentations

Webcasts: please click on linked workshop titles to view the webcast

Promotion from Associate Professor to Professor
Speaker: Joelle Lomax, PhD, HMS Program Director for Academic Affairs, HMS Office for Faculty Affairs
Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 12 - 1 PM, Karp 10 Conference Room 
This workshop concentrates on outlining the criteria for areas of excellence pertaining to the HMS Professor level as well as some helpful tips on adapting the CV. 

Promotion from Assistant to Associate Professor

Tara Lauriat, PhD, Program Director for Academic Affairs, HMS Office for Faculty Affairs
Scott Pomeroy, MD, PhD, Bronson Crothers Professor of Neurology 
Thursday, November 7, 2019, 12 - 1 PM, Karp 7 Conference Room
This workshop provides practical advice on how to effectively navigate the HMS promotion process, the areas of excellence, and CV preparation. 


A Note on OFD Programs and Workshops 

Our workshop facilitators are faculty members and administrators from Children's and Harvard Medical School, as well as professional consultants, who have excellent track records in leading discussions. For announcements of new programs, watch your email, check the internal homepage, and read Perspectives.  

To request a workshop handout from an OFD program, please email

Our recent programs and workshops include:

Promotion sessions by Children’s senior faculty and HMS OFA leaders highlighting the HMS promotion criteria and CV format. 
• Orientation luncheon in July for new faculty with senior leaders
• OFD fellowship and medical education award ceremony in October to honor faculty who have been awarded Children’s and HMS fellowships, research and medical education grants
• Dealing Effectively with Abrasive Personalities 
by Melissa Brodrick, MEd, HMS Ombuds Office and Christine Power, MS, Director, DFCI Office for Faculty Development
• Negotiating Up by Melissa Brodrick, MEd, HMS Ombuds Office 
• Anesthesia Grand Rounds:Developmental Networks for Career Success by Jean Emans, MD
• Meditation sessions by Jamie Heath, MD, Registered Yoga Teacher, and Emily Davidson, MD, MPH, Registered Yoga Teacher
• Spring is Faculty Development Season to highlight annual career conferences and work/life balance, among other support mechanisms 
How to Plan a Productive Annual Career Conference
by Jean Emans, MD, Margaret Kenna, MD, MPH and Alan Leichtner, MD, MSHPEd 
Getting Your Clinical Research Funded by Isaac Kohane, MD, PhD
Strategies for Saving for College by Jonathan Griswold, MD
Time Management Solutions by Lydia Shrier, MD, MPH and Judith Zola, MBA
• Research Support and Guidance
Leadership in Research: A Seminar for Principal Investigators (in collaboration with HR, OFT, and Office of General Counsel)
by Melissa Brodrick, MEd; Jordan Kreidberg, MD, PhD; Fariba Houman, PhD; James Horgan, JD; Claire Marré, MS;  Lydia Shrier, MD, MPH, Judy Zola, MBA
Getting Your Basic Research Funded by Jordan Kreidberg, MD, PhD
Strategies for Applying for BCH Research Grants by Jean Emans, MD; Judith Fleming, PhD; Ellen Grant, MD, Jordan Kreidberg, MD, PhD
Strategies for Applying for Foundation Funds Incorporating Pivot by Jennifer Foley, Senior Director, Foundation Relations, BCH Trust and
Emma Dunlap, Senior Officer, Foundation Relations, BCH Trust 
Getting Your K Award Funded: Constructing the Career Development Plan and Mentor’s Statement by Maria Kontaridis, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, BIDMC
Preparing an NIH or Foundation Budget: by Theresa Applegate, Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP)
Writing for Scientific Publication by Marjorie Beeghly, PhD and  Lydia Shrier, MD, MPH
Harvard Catalyst Overview 2018 by Carol Martin, Harvard Catalyst Program for Faculty Development and Inclusion
• Programs for Underrepresented in Medicine and Science (URM)  Faculty and Fellows: 
topics of interest; discussion of ongoing diversity initiatives, representation at Student National Medical Association (SNMA) and Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) national conferences; speakers; and social/networking events
• Medical Education: workshops on teaching reflective practices, evaluating communications skills, dealing with implicit bias, enhancing scholarship, developing curricula ethics in teaching, project feedback conferences  
• Presentation and Technical Skills: key components of strong scientific presentations, including designing reliable on-screen presentations and digital imaging 
• Leadership Development for Physician and Scientists: a 3-day HMS course preparing HMS faculty for leadership roles in academic medicine