DMS PhD Students Only

2020 Apr 02

[PGE PDD Webinar] Using Business Strategies to Keep Your Research Moving (Thi Nguyen, Ph.D.)

Registration Closed 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Zoom - TBA

Want to use this time away from the lab to strategically plan next steps for your research? Learn to set goals that make the best use of your time.

Scientists have been using business frameworks to be more effective in the lab. Taking time to define what’s important to your research and who your research impacts can help you make decisions about next steps and potential collaborations. 

Join Thi Nguyen, a neuroscientist, career coach, and course director for “Business Concepts for Life Scientists,” a course hosted by iBiology, to...

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2020 Apr 07

[PGE PDD Webinar] Looking Your Best on Paper: Building a Resume (Lauren Celano, MBA)

Registration Closed 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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Zoom - TBA

This workshop will focus on how to highlight experiences and skills on a resume and the importance of tailoring these documents for specific roles. This seminar will provide examples of skills and experiences that should be emphasized for different types of roles including bench research roles, non-bench research roles, business development, marketing, consulting, product/project management roles, and clinical roles. Advice will be provided regarding how to build and format a resume and how to tailor resumes for different roles.

Facilitator: Lauren Celano, MBA (...

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2020 Apr 08

Dissertation Defense: Alexandra Pourzia (BBS)

11:00am to 12:00pm

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Zoom access information available here: https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/dmsdefenses

Context-dependent requirements for mitochondrial apoptosis in CAR T killing of cancer cells

2020 Apr 07

Dissertation Defense - Rachel Nicole Cotton (Immunology)

12:30pm to 1:30pm

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Zoom access information available here: https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/dmsdefenses

Capture and molecular control of CD1a-autoreactive T cells in human skin

Advisor: D. Branch Moody

Immunology

2020 Apr 07

Dissertation Defense - Angela Kim (PiN)

1:30pm to 2:30pm

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Zoom access information available here: https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/dmsdefenses

Neural Basis for Regulation of Vasopressin Secretion by Presystemic Anticipated Disturbances in Osmolality, and by Hypoglycemia

Advisor: Bradford Lowell

Neuroscience

2020 Mar 30

Dissertation Defense: Yi-Jang Lin (BBS)

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Zoom - TBD

Oncogenic K-Ras Alleles and Their Genetic Interactors in Mouse Models of Colorectal Cancer

Advisor: Kevin Haigis

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

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Start Career Advising for Ph.D. Students in Year 1 (The Chronicle of Higher Education)

March 26, 2020

A simple fact drives the movement to prepare doctoral students for diverse careers: Most of them won’t become professors. Given that reality, when should departments and professors start offering graduate students practical advice on their career options?

The answer is: very early.

Despite more than a decade of news coverage and social-media warnings about too few tenure-track positions and too many job candidates, most people who apply to graduate school still do so because they hope to teach at the college level. They usually have some idea that the academic job...

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Mind the gap: Expediting gender parity in MD-PhD admissions (JCI Insight) -- A Harvard publication

March 26, 2020
The 2018 National MD-PhD Program Outcomes Study highlighted the critical need to increase MD-PhD trainee diversity and close the gender gap in MD-PhD enrollment. This Association of American Medical Colleges imperative prompted us to evaluate trends in female matriculation from our institutional MD-PhD program compared with national data. Based on a 10-year review of Harvard/MIT Medical Scientist Training Program admissions, we observed a sharp and sustained increase in female matriculants for the past 5 years that is well above the national average. We report our experience with achieving... Read more about Mind the gap: Expediting gender parity in MD-PhD admissions (JCI Insight) -- A Harvard publication
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Why Every Doctoral Student Should Volunteer Off Campus (The Chronicle of Higher Education)

March 26, 2020

I had just received a private tour of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and seen treasures like B.F. Skinner’s famous Teaching Machine, but as I sat in a curator’s office and looked out over the National Mall, all I could think about was my dissertation.

With a big deadline looming, I was angry at myself for taking a whole three hours away from my writing. I had asked to meet with the curator because I had applied for a postdoctoral fellowship at the museum, but the...

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Workshops and Support Groups

Participation in one of CAMHS' many groups or workshops provides a safe and supportive place to discuss your concerns and learn coping skills with others who may have similar challenges.

Let's Talk

Let's Talk is a program that provides easy access to informal, confidential conversations with clinicians from CAMHS. Clinicians hold walk-in hours at designated sites around campus. There is no appointment necessary and no fee for the service.

iHope Network

Counseling and Mental Health Services' iHope Network of resources.

Countway Library Therapy Dogs

Feeling stressed? Come relax with one of our trained therapy dogs. Countway Cuddles is a therapy dog program that takes place on the 1st floor of the library, near the circulation desk.
Sometimes the dogs need to take a break or cancel, so be sure to check online regularly.
2020 Mar 31

[PGE PDD Webinar] The Making of a Great LinkedIn Page (Milka Kostic, Ph.D., DFCI)

Registration Closed 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Zoom - TBA

To LinkedIn or not to LinkedIn? That has been a question for the scientists ever since the platform launched in early 2000s.

Although, scientists may have shrugged the usefulness of LinkedIn in the past, the platform is now being used by a growing number of researchers who are realizing that LinkedIn can help them not only with finding their next career opportunity, but also in a number of ways that may not be immediately obvious.

Join Milka Kostic, Program Director of Chemical Biology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and LinkedIn aficionado, to learn more about...

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