Faculty Development Days: April 29 and 30, 2015

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Questions? Contact Jessica Bell.

Wednesday, April 29


Shouse 315

Using Your GPS: All roads lead to scholarship at the IHP 

Alex Johnson, PhD, CCC-SLP, Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Why is scholarship important for the whole IHP community? Using the recently developed handbook, Your GPS: Guiding Professional Success at the MGH Institute, this talk will look at scholarship and publication from both the faculty and the institutional points of view. It will touch on the importance of scholarship to the Institute and its strategic plan as well as what faculty should know to successfully navigate the road to promotion. In particular, current and new resources to help faculty move their work to dissemination will be highlighted.
Presentation slides.
GPS: Guiding Professional Success.


Shouse 315

The Publishing Process: The View from the Editor’s Chair

Janis P. Bellack, PhD, RN, FAAN, President and John Hilton Knowles Professor, and
Diane Mahoney, PhD, APRN, BC, FGSA, FAAN, Jacques Mohr Professor of Geriatric Nursing Research

See manuscript submission and review processes from a journal editor’s perspective. Two of the Institute’s more experienced journal editors talk about the process from journal selection all the way through to publication.
Jan's slides.
Diane's slides.


Shouse 305


Changing Course Presentation: Improving our understanding of language challenges: Differentiating Experience Versus Disability in English Language Learners, Joanna A. Christodoulou, EdD, Assistant Professor Communication Sciences and Disorders


Shouse 305

Zen and the Art of Research Maintenance

Lisa Connor, PhD, MSOT, Inaugural Chair and Professor, Occupational Therapy and
Diane Jette, PT, DSc, FAPTA, Associate Chair and Professor, Physical Therapy

You will have an opportunity to work with your colleagues in improving your approach to your research/scholarship. No matter where you are in your journey, there is something for you. Perhaps you want to work on establishing a focused area of scholarship and a framework for ongoing work. Perhaps you need some strategies for managing your time and sticking it through to publication, including overcoming the initial reviews and occasional outright rejections. We hope to provide support to meet these needs and more. Come and feel the Zen! Handout.


Shouse 322

Playing Well with Others: Finding and Working with Collaborators

Peter Cahn, PhD, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Office of the Provost and Interim Director and Professor, Center for Interprofessional Studies and Innovation

Learn tips for identifying potential partners and best practices for making the collaboration work. Then get started finding your future collaborator in our version of “speed dating.” Bring your elevator speech and get ready to share your scholarly interests in a series of minute “dates” with your. Handout.

Thursday, April 30


Shouse 322

Before you Start

Laura Walsh, Senior Editor-Clinical Medicine, Springer, and
Melissa Ramondetta, Executive Editor – Clinical Medicine, Springer



Shouse 322

Structuring your Article

Jason Miller, Elsevier

How to Get Published
Research and Publishing Ethics
How to Review Manuscripts



Shouse 315


Changing Course Presentation: Use of Simulation to Integrate Cultural Competency and Therapeutic Communication, Abraham Ndiwane, EdD, MSc, RN, CHES, Associate Professor Nursing, Antonia Makosky, MSN, MPH, ANP-BC, Assistant Professor Nursing, and Patricia Reidy, DNP, FNP-BC, Associate Professor Nursing. Slides.


Shouse 305

Time on Task: Writing Time and Consultations

No matter where you are in the process, this gift of time is a valuable one for moving your scholarship forward. Join your colleagues in a quiet space and get focused on your writing, literature synthesis, data analysis, etc. We will also have some of the Institute’s expert researchers and veterans of publishing available for consultations.

Presented by the Committee for Teaching Excellence

An Office of the Provost academic committee

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