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  1. Government Shut-down In general • Spending may continue on active grants and contracts • NO budgetary or other changes that require agency approval are allowed • Expenditures made without the requisite prior approval are at risk and may not be reimbursed • Subcontractors may continue to spend FY 2013 funds. • is not operating – BWH RA is accepting and storing NIH grant applications.

  2. NIH October Deadlines during Gov. Shut-down • R01, U01, UM1 – Monday10/7, • All K’s – Monday 10/14, • R03, R21, R33, 34, 36 – Wed.10/16 • NIH Notice states “safest course is to wait to submit any application to NIH until after operations resume and a Notice is posted.’ NOT-OD-13-126 for more information. • is open and accepts applications. • NIH eRA Commons is closed and will not retrieve applications from

  3. What does this mean? • NIH applications submitted to will not move forward. • When Commons re-opens, applications will have a 2-day review period. • RM standard review process applies – they are receiving and holding. Send proposals to Pre Award GA for review by the posted NIH deadline. Notify GA if you want the application submitted to prior to re-opening of the Commons. • Reviewed applications will be submitted in order received, once Commons re-opens and new due dates are posted.

  4. Flu Vaccination at 221 Longwood BDA Our Triage Team will run Flu Clinics this year! Kathy Ernst LPN, Maureen Benoit LPN, Mary Fortin LPN, Jillian Celata LPN. • Flu Clinic Schedule for this week: • Friday, October 11th, 2013, 1pm – 4pm (exam rooms 13 and 14) • Flu Clinic Schedule for next week: • Tuesday, October 15th, 2013,   1pm – 4pm (exam rooms 13 and 14) • Thursday, October 17th, 2013, 9am - 11am, and 1pm - 4pm (Phototherapy Unit) Flu Vaccines are also available by appointment, no walk-ins please. Email our triage nurses to schedule another more convenient time, we will do our best to accommodate.   

  5. Office for Research Careers The ORC’s 2013 Researcher Survey is now open! ORC wants to hear from Postdocs about experiences in the lab; expectations of training ,career development and mentoring; feedback on the resources and programs offered by the ORC. The survey should take less than 10 minutes and is anonymous.  Please encourage postdocs to take the survey!Respondents enter a drawing for one of 15 $10 Starbucks gift cards!

  6. The ORC & CFDD invites all graduate students doing research in BWH labs to attend this Town Hall meeting. This meeting will provide a forum for the graduate student community to come together to discuss opportunities and challenges, and to give feedback on their experiences and training environment to BWH Sr. VP of Research , CFDD Director, and ORC Faculty Director. The ORC would like to know more about the BWH graduate student community. Please go to the registration page to answer a few brief questions, even if you cannot attend this Town Hall Meeting event. PIs are encouraged to spread the word to their graduate students. Office for Research Careers Graduate Student Town HallOctober 15, 2013, 5:30-6:30pm, OBC 4th floor Details:

  7. BWH-wide Women Residents & Fellows Roundtable October 16, 2013 4:00 - 5:30 PMShapiro Breakout Room Please join your colleagues from residency and fellowship programs throughout Brigham and Women’s Hospital for an opportunity to engage in a timely discussion on preparing women for careers in academic medicine. The program will offer participants the chance to join small roundtable discussion groups on issues such as negotiations, climbing the academic ladder, mentorship, choosing a career path, career and family balance, and leadership.  Each discussion will be led by an experienced woman faculty member. Come network with women trainees and faculty while participating in the discussions.Light refreshments will be served.Registration is required.  Limited space is available.

  8. Arriving and Surviving in the U.S. Seminar Series J-Visa Overview & Travel TipsOctober 23, 2013 from 12:00 - 1:30pmJ-Visa holders may drop in for travel signatures 1:30-2:00Shapiro Breakout Room Information Seminar for InternationalsJanuary 13, 2014 from 12:00 - 1:30pmCarrie Hall Card Information SessionMarch 18, 2014 from 12:00 - 1:30pmJ-Visa holders may drop in for travel signatures 1:30-2:00Shapiro Breakout Room Save the Date!  Applications for the English as a Second Language for Scientistsspring semester will be accepted from December 2, 2013 through January 9, 2014. The 12 week semester will run from the week of February 17th through the week of May 9th.

  9. Effective Negotiations Part of the Professional Interactions & Communications Series Monday, November 18 ~ 8:30 - 10:00amCarrie Hall Conference Room Please register online: To be effective in your career requires learning how to negotiate with senior managers, subordinates and peers. This seminar will help you explore approaches to potentially challenging conversations and your own style of negotiation.  This highly interactive program will include relevant exercises designed to enhance your skills. Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: • Understand the building blocks of a good negotiation • Interpret their personal inclinations toward conflict resolution • Better interact with colleagues  Speaker: Melissa Brodrick, Harvard Medical School OmbudspersonIn her role as Ombudperson, Ms. Brodrick assists Harvard faculty, staff, students and trainees who are experiencing conflict to organize their ideas, acquire relevant information, and create options for resolution. This event is hosted by the CFDD in collaboration with HMS Ombuds Office.

  10. HMS LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT FORPHYSICIANS AND SCIENTISTS • Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School • April 2 – April 4, 2014 • This course is designed for HMS and HSDM instructors, assistant professors, and associate professors who currently have responsibility for a research grant, laboratory, educational course, or clinical program. This course is intended for those in the early stages of leadership and not for chairs of departments or divisions. The goal of the course is to build on participants' knowledge base and skills to enhance their professional development as administrative leaders in academic medicine. Participants will acquire skills in institutional organization, finance, legal and regulatory issues, and the full spectrum of communication skills. Women and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. • Faculty Eligibility Guidelines: This course is intended for HMS/HSDM faculty in the early stages of leadership, and not for chairs of departments or divisions. Additionally, one must be engaged in HMS/HSDM activities a minimum of 50% time or 2.5 days per week. • Preference for eligibility given to faculty who have held an appointment as: • Instructor for at least 2 years • Assistant Professor for any number of years • Associate Professor for no more than 5 years • Please note that we require a 3-day commitment from all attendees starting on Wednesday, April 2nd at 8:00am and ending on Friday April 4th at 5:00pm and expect all participants to attend the entire course. • Tuition: $650 – Must be paid in full by Monday, March 3, 2014 • For more information please contact: • Megan Dross • Faculty Development Coordinator • Tel. 617-432-1198 • Email:

  11. BWH DermatologyResearch Presentation Schedule • October 18 Rheinwald Lab • October 25 Dimitroff Lab • November 1 Sackstein Lab • November 8 Clark Lab