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NJT Lecture: “Finding your Voice through Writing in Medicine”

May 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Provided by: MGH Center for Faculty Development & Mass General Brigham

Nancy J. Tarbell, MD Faculty Development Lecture:
“Finding your Voice through Writing in Medicine”

In-person in the Simches Conference Room (CRP 3.110)

In commemoration of Faculty Development Month, the Center for Faculty Development invites you to the fifteenth annual Nancy J. Tarbell, MD, Faculty Development Lecture. The lecture was established to honor Dr. Tarbell’s dedication and leadership. She was the founding Director of both the MGH Center for Faculty Development and the Office for Women’s Careers where she was instrumental in advancing and promoting the academic careers of MGH faculty.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, participants were be able to: 

  • Name personal and cognitive barriers to academic writing
  • Identify opportunities to turn routine work into scholarship
  • Describe one strategy to commit to express your passions through writing

Target Audience: This activity is intended for faculty and faculty trainees.
Course Director: Darshan H. Mehta, MD, MPH, Office for Well-Being; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Speaker: Grace C. Huang, MD, Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School; and Hospitalist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Dr. Huang is Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. In directing the Office of Faculty Affairs, she is responsible for the strategic leadership, oversight, planning, and implementation for Faculty of Medicine, including the recruitment, retention, academic promotion processes, and career advancement of our faculty through professional development programming, resources, and celebration of their accomplishments.

She is a hospitalist at Beth Israel Deaconess and nationally recognized educator with expertise in faculty development and educational scholarship.

Dr. Huang is the recipient of many teaching awards, including the 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award from the Society of Hospital Medicine, the 2021 Clifford A. Barger Excellence in Mentoring Award at HMS, and the 2022 Class Day Excellence in Clinical Instruction Award at HMS.

She also served for nine years as associate editor of NEJM Journal Watch and was on the editorial board of Simulation in Healthcare for 14 years. She serves as editor-in-chief of MedEdPORTAL, a journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. As a leading authority on educational scholarship, she gives presentations nationally and internationally on publishing and developing academic writing skills. She is an editorial board member of Academic Medicine.


In support of improving patient care, Mass General Brigham is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Mass General Brigham designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTMPhysicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsoring of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibly for the content of the programs. 1 Continuing Education (CE) credit is awarded.


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