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January 12, 2007
Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
Office for Postdoctoral Careers
Postdoctoral Research Fellow...
Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
Office for Postdoctoral Careers
New Content!
The OPC Homepage on the BWH Rese...
Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
Office for Postdoctoral Careers
Upcoming Programs:
A wide array of topics spo...
Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
Office for Postdoctoral Careers
Professional Pathways Programs:
Careers in In...
Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
Office for Postdoctoral Careers
FOR INFORMATION & REGISTRATION
VISIT BWH INTE...
Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
Office for Postdoctoral Careers
Promotions Series:
Research Track
CV using FI...
Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
Office for Postdoctoral Careers
FOR INFORMATION & REGISTRATION
VISIT BWH INTE...
Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
Office for Postdoctoral Careers
FOR INFORMATION & REGISTRATION
VISIT BWH INTE...
Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
Office for Postdoctoral Careers
BWH Event Calendar:
http://www.brighamandwome...
February 6th, 2007
4:00 - 5:30pm
Bornstein Amphitheater
Imaging Program Seminar Series
Clare Tempany, M.D.
Director of Cli...
Cardiovascular Research Center RetreatCardiovascular Research Center Retreat
Open to BWH scientists of all levels,
interes...
Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
Office for Postdoctoral Careers
Case Studies:
Post-doc Issues, Research Ethic...
Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
Office for Postdoctoral Careers
Rules of the day:
• This is a discussion
• Si...
Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
Office for Postdoctoral Careers
Case 1:
You arrive in the laboratory and are ...
Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
Office for Postdoctoral Careers
Case 1:
You continue to repeat the experiment...
Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
Office for Postdoctoral Careers
Case 1:
After 6 months of frustration, you wa...
Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
Office for Postdoctoral Careers
Case 2:
You have been in the laboratory for a...
Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
Office for Postdoctoral Careers
Case 2:
You include in the paper three additi...
Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
Office for Postdoctoral Careers
Case 2:
Your best friend in the laboratory is...
Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
Office for Postdoctoral Careers
Case 2:
Many years and many papers later, you...
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  1. 1. January 12, 2007 Center for Faculty Development and Diversity Office for Postdoctoral Careers Postdoctoral Research Fellow Luncheon Barbara E. Bierer, M.D. Senior Vice President, Research, BWH Director, Office for Postdoctoral Careers (OPC) Director, Center for Faculty Development & Diversity Caroline Rotondi Administrative Director Office for Postdoctoral Careers (OPC) Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
  2. 2. Center for Faculty Development and Diversity Office for Postdoctoral Careers New Content! The OPC Homepage on the BWH Research Intranet: http://bwhbri.partners.org/bwh-opc/home.asp
  3. 3. Center for Faculty Development and Diversity Office for Postdoctoral Careers Upcoming Programs: A wide array of topics sponsored by: BWH Center for Faculty Development & Diversity Offices BWH BRI Research Career Development Committee Harvard Affiliated Postdoc Offices and Postdoc Association National Postdoc Association, AAAS, NIH FOR INFORMATION & REGISTRATION VISIT BWH INTERNET CALENDAR
  4. 4. Center for Faculty Development and Diversity Office for Postdoctoral Careers Professional Pathways Programs: Careers in Industry Research Compliance for New PIs - and as Career Path Technology Transfer - and as a Career Path Interviewing Skills for Academia and Industry FOR INFORMATION & REGISTRATION VISIT BWH INTERNET CALENDAR
  5. 5. Center for Faculty Development and Diversity Office for Postdoctoral Careers FOR INFORMATION & REGISTRATION VISIT BWH INTERNET CALENDAR Communication Topics: AAAS Grant Writing Workshop How to Get Your Paper Published Writers Workshop Verbal Communications Writing for Impact BWH Grant Writing Grants 101 @ HMS
  6. 6. Center for Faculty Development and Diversity Office for Postdoctoral Careers Promotions Series: Research Track CV using FIRST Instructor to Assistant Assistant to Associate Associate to Professor FOR INFORMATION & REGISTRATION VISIT BWH INTERNET CALENDAR
  7. 7. Center for Faculty Development and Diversity Office for Postdoctoral Careers FOR INFORMATION & REGISTRATION VISIT BWH INTERNET CALENDAR Gender, Work and Family: Modern Dads Issues of Gender in Academic Medicine Managing and Thriving in a Dual Career Life Women as Leaders in Medicine and Science
  8. 8. Center for Faculty Development and Diversity Office for Postdoctoral Careers FOR INFORMATION & REGISTRATION VISIT BWH INTERNET CALENDAR Additional Topics: Legal Seminar for International Postdocs Individual Development Plans and Mentorship Negotiations ORI Conference - Data Fabrication & Falsification
  9. 9. Center for Faculty Development and Diversity Office for Postdoctoral Careers BWH Event Calendar: http://www.brighamandwomens.org Health Information  Classes and Programs  List Events
  10. 10. February 6th, 2007 4:00 - 5:30pm Bornstein Amphitheater Imaging Program Seminar Series Clare Tempany, M.D. Director of Clinical MRI, BWH Professor of Radiology, HMS “Image-guided Therapy Research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital” Stephen Moore, Ph.D. Director, Nuclear Medicine Physics, BWH Associate Professor of Radiology, HMS “Technical Advances in Nuclear Medicine Imaging of Rodents and Humans” Please register by sending an email to BWHBRI@partners.org
  11. 11. Cardiovascular Research Center RetreatCardiovascular Research Center Retreat Open to BWH scientists of all levels, interested in any aspect of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and metabolic disease research February 13th, 2007 1:30 - 5:30pm New Research Building (NRB), 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur ~ CALL FOR ABSTRACTS ~CALL FOR ABSTRACTS ~ Abstracts from BWH scientists of all levels are welcome and should be submitted to BWHBRI@partners.org on or before January 30, 2006. Please specify if you’d like to be considered for a talk, poster or both.
  12. 12. Center for Faculty Development and Diversity Office for Postdoctoral Careers Case Studies: Post-doc Issues, Research Ethics and Authorship Questions Barbara E. Bierer, M.D. Senior Vice President, Research, BWH Director, Office for Postdoctoral Careers (OPC) Director, Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
  13. 13. Center for Faculty Development and Diversity Office for Postdoctoral Careers Rules of the day: • This is a discussion • Silence is not golden • No comment is too stupid • There is no right answer • All cases are made up • If you know anyone that sounds like this, speak to me later.
  14. 14. Center for Faculty Development and Diversity Office for Postdoctoral Careers Case 1: You arrive in the laboratory and are assigned to finish a project that was initiated by a very talented postdoc that just left the lab. The materials are prepared and methods have been well described. Should you do it? Any upside? Any downside? Do you discuss authorship before you start? You decide to take on the project. The methods are familiar to you. It takes a few weeks to establish the system again, but the results do not replicate the initial results. What do you do?
  15. 15. Center for Faculty Development and Diversity Office for Postdoctoral Careers Case 1: You continue to repeat the experiment, trying many variations of the protocol, generating all new reagents, calling the postdoc for advise and direction. While she is helpful, the results continue to be equivocal. The PI wants you to give lab meeting, presenting the earlier successful results. What should you do? What should you present? The PI decides that he wishes to submit an abstract to a meeting that will be held in 5 months, convinced that by then you will have good results. He tells you to ‘write it up.’ What do you do? Authorship?
  16. 16. Center for Faculty Development and Diversity Office for Postdoctoral Careers Case 1: After 6 months of frustration, you want to move on to another project. Your PI doesn’t want you to ‘quit’. What should you do? What do you do with the now submitted abstract? Has there been research misconduct? Misconduct: fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism
  17. 17. Center for Faculty Development and Diversity Office for Postdoctoral Careers Case 2: You have been in the laboratory for about 3 years, working steadily on a new project that is finally yielding publishable results. It is your first paper and, while others have worked on parts of the project, this has been your principal project. You plan the paper with your PI. What assumptions do you have about authorship? First? Last? Guidelines for other contributors? The PI tells you that the department chair has been very supportive of your career, and indeed has covered your salary for the last year, and should be an author. The Chair has heard you present twice and you know he is familiar with the work. Should the department chair be an author?
  18. 18. Center for Faculty Development and Diversity Office for Postdoctoral Careers Case 2: You include in the paper three additional figures: one figure is contributed from your friend in the laboratory. Should your friend be an author? One figure is contributed from your collaborator (postdoc) working in the laboratory of the division chief (PI) Should the postdoc be an author? Should the division chief? One figure is generated by the technician. Should the technician be an author? The PI tells you that the postdoc who oriented you to the laboratory 3 years ago and now a clinical fellow in the hospital, should be an author. Should the clinical fellow be an author?
  19. 19. Center for Faculty Development and Diversity Office for Postdoctoral Careers Case 2: Your best friend in the laboratory is also writing up his paper. You have discussed his project often, and you know his work. He has been helpful to you over the years. He suggests that he will make you an author on his paper if you make him an author on your paper. Should your friend be an author? Is there any problem with reciprocal authorship? The DNA construct was made by your friend in the next laboratory. Should your friend be an author? Does it matter if the construct has been previously published? Does it matter when the construct was provided? Does it matter if the construct was a critical reagent?
  20. 20. Center for Faculty Development and Diversity Office for Postdoctoral Careers Case 2: Many years and many papers later, you accept a fabulous job as assistant professor at an academic institution. That first paper was submitted several times but never accepted for publication and is now getting old in a file. You move on and get to work. The paper sits in your files until one day your old PI calls you. He explains that another postdoc picked up your project and has spent four months adding several experiments with RNAi that makes the findings ‘sexier’. These experiments confirm your conclusions. Should the current postdoc be an author on the paper? Your PI suggests that his current postdoc be first author on the paper. After all, he argues, you don’t need it anymore. What should you do? Are there alternatives that you could propose? First? Last? Second? Second to last? Corresponding? Asterisk?

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