2020

 

Successful Strategies for Women in Academic Medicine

 

23rd Annual FOCUS Fall Leadership Development 
Virtual Conference
Friday, October 9, 2020

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Discuss historical evolution of women’s participation in the medical profession and evidence suggesting dysfunction in the pipeline to leadership in academic medicine

  • Explore the focus on leadership development and opportunities for the 21st century

  • Learn about bystander reactions to social biases and how these reactions can help or hinder decisions to speak up

PRESENTERS

Julie K. Silver, MD

Accelerating Workforce Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Academic Medicine: In this lecture, Dr. Julie Silver looks at workforce diversity and inclusion through the lens of gender equity. Recently, numerous reports have demonstrated that although there is some progress for women in academic medicine, it is demonstrably slow with troubling gaps persisting. In this talk, Dr. Silver focuses on 4 key gatekeepers in academic medicine and explains how addressing barriers for each one will accelerate progress overall for women and others who identify with underrepresented groups. Dr. Silver’s research has focused on gender equity and she uses strategy, innovation, and collaboration to overcome barriers. Dr. Silver explains some of the tools she utilizes including a powerful combination of research, social norms and bibliometrics (both conventional and alternative metrics) to drive and measure impact. She describes how to identify tipping points and focuses on disruptive innovation concepts. Connections and collaborations can be fostered through a variety of networks—both virtual and live. Dr. Silver provides examples including the Be Ethical Campaign and the Need Her Science Campaign that are aimed at accelerating equity, diversity, and inclusion for everyone in academic medicine. Participants will be inspired and armed with new knowledge and skills to advance their careers and support others. At the conclusion of this lecture, participants will be able to:
    1. List the 4 key gatekeepers to advancement in academic medicine
    2. Identify new research studies on workforce gender equity in academic medicine
    3. List at least one gender disparity that is relatively easy and inexpensive to address
    4. Recognize the value and potential pitfalls of diversity structures

Paula A. Johnson, MD, MPH

The Covid-19 Effect: Advancing Women - and Women's Health - Beyond the Pandemic: The impact of Covid-19 has been swift and unrelenting, profoundly shifting our daily lives and core assumptions. In this talk, Dr. Paula Johnson will reflect on what this means for women in health care and medicine - on how we can both build resilience and seize this moment to move towards a healthier, more equitable world.

Eda Roth, Principal

Strengthening Your Presence: Developing and Delivering Clear Messages:
Presence and the ability to communicate our ideas clearly and effectively is important at all stages of our careers. In this session we will address some of the key components of presence and expressing our ideas with confidence: key principles, creating clear strategic messages, strengthening physical presence and our voices, identifying what can obstruct our best communications, and ways we can dissolve those barriers. Our goal is for us to be more confident and genuine in expressing our thoughts and ideas in order to achieve the results we desire. In this session, we will address, and work on some of the key elements that will strengthen your presence and enable you to connect with others genuinely, powerfully, and achieve the results you desire. We will deal with structuring clear messages, physical presence, opening your voices, addressing some of what gets in the way of your fullest expression and how to dissolve some of those barriers. These skills can benefit women at all stages of their careers. 

 

2019

Successful Strategies for Women in Academic Medicine


(This conference is made possible through the generous funding of the Dean of the School of Medicine and the Trustees' Council of Penn Women.)

Date: October 18, 2019 (Friday)
Time: 8:00 AM - 3:40 PM
Location: Hall of Flags, Houston Hall 
Perelman Quadrangle, 3417 Spruce Street
 

*Registration Fee:$30
 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Discuss historical evolution of women’s participation in the medical profession and evidence suggesting dysfunction in the pipeline to leadership in academic medicine

  • Explore the focus on leadership development and opportunities for the 21st century

  • Learn about bystander reactions to social biases and how these reactions can help or hinder decisions to speak up

PRESENTERS

 

Carrie L. Byington, MD

Executive Vice President, UC Health

Leadership Lessons: Learning from Crossing Borders: The talk will focus on leadership development and opportunities for the 21st century. Dr. Byington will discuss the national environment for women and others underrepresented in medicine and science and explore opportunities for inclusion. The session will involve story-telling and lessons learned from her own career history.

Stephanie A. Goodwin, PhD
Higher Education Consultant
Research Faculty Wright State University
Department of Psychology

Speaking Up to Bias in Healthcare Settings: What Can Bystanders Do?: Ever wondered “Why didn’t I say something?” after witnessing social bias—a stereotype, a prejudice or discrimination—that happened in your everyday life?
You’re not alone. Research suggests that people typically want to say or do something when bias occurs, but in the end most opt not to respond. Deciding whether and how to respond to bias is complicated. Understanding what motivates us to speak up, the challenges we face when doing so, and strategies for effective responding can help bystanders to bias better evaluate their options and select effective strategies. This interactive presentation will invite attendees to learn about bystander reactions to social biases and how these reactions can help or hinder decisions to speak up. Attendees will apply these concepts to everyday incidents of bias in a range of settings, including academic and client contexts.
 

Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil

Deputy Chair of Radiation Oncology

Newman Family Professor of Radiation Oncology

Residency Program Director

Director of the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences

University of Michighan

Creating Safe and Equitable Environments in Academic Medicine: This talk and discussion will provide information on the historical evolution of women’s participation in the medical profession and evidence suggesting dysfunction in the pipeline to leadership in academic medicine.  Dr. Jagsi will review research that she and others have led to investigate the nature and causes of gender inequities, including unconscious biases, gendered expectations of society, and overt discrimination and harassment.  She will describe behavioral science and legal definitions of sexual harassment, share insights from decades of research in occupational psychology, and lead a discussion of targeted interventions to ensure safe and equitable environments in academic medicine.

2018

 

Successful Strategies for Women in Academic Medicine


(This conference is made possible through the generous funding of the Dean of the School of Medicine and the Trustees' Council of Penn Women.)

Date: October 12, 2018 (Friday)
Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Hall of Flags, Houston Hall 
Perelman Quadrangle, 3417 Spruce Street
 

*Registration Fee: $30


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Explore the evolving opportunities for leadership roles in academic health systems as well as training strategies to acquire the skills that complement these roles

  • Learn about what types of power are available and how one can use power to more effectively lead, influence, and do good in our work and in the world

  • Discuss the similarities and differences between sponsorship and mentorship, why women lack sponsors and how to acquire one

    • Given the emphasis on teams in medicine and science and the data indicating that diverse teams outperform homogeneous teams, women will not only be members of these teams but must be prepared to lead them

  • Establish networking relationships that foster support, growth and professional success

PRESENTERS

Mary E. Klotman, MD

Professor of Medicine

R.J. Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Medicine

Dean, School of Medicine

Professor in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

Professor of Pathology

Member of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute

Embracing leadership in academic careers: Dr. Klotman will address the evolving opportunities for leadership roles in academic health systems as well as training strategies to acquire the skills that complement these roles.

 

 

Elizabeth L. Travis, PhD, FASTRO
Associate Vice President, Women and Minority Faculty Inclusion
Mattie Allen Fair Professor in Cancer Research
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Sponsorship- Can it change the landscape for leadership in academic medicine?: In a span of 27 years, 1980-2006, 38 women were appointed deans of medical school, 7%, vs. 496 men. Today that number is 16%, certainly an improvement but women remain under-represented in decanal positions relative to the current eligible applicant pool. Although these statistics may be shocking the question is not why but how can we alter the “think leader think male” paradigm and accelerate change? Mentorship is clearly not the answer, in fact one could argue that women are over-mentored with little impact on leadership demographics. However sponsorship, a corporate strategy for successfully developing women leaders, may be useful in changing the leadership landscape in academic medicine. Quite clearly, nothing else seems to be working! This session will discuss the similarities and differences between sponsorship and mentorship, why women lack sponsors and how to acquire one. Given the emphasis on teams in medicine and science and the data indicating that diverse teams outperform homogeneous teams, women will not only be members of these teams but must be prepared to lead them.

 

 

Colleen Bracken, PCC, MSOD
Founder and Managing Director
Bracken Leadership
 

Women and Power: Claim It and Aim It: Many women relate to power as negative and destructive. We avoid even speaking the word! We hide our power and rarely take it out of the shadows. In this provocative talk, Colleen Bracken will help us bring our power into the light. Colleen will lead us in examining power with a sense of curiosity and reframe our relationship to it. We will learn what types of power are available to us, and how we can use power to more effectively lead, influence, and do good in our work and in the world.
 

2017

 

Successful Strategies for Women in Academic Medicine


(This conference is made possible through the generous funding of the Dean of the School of Medicine and the Trustees' Council of Penn Women.)

Date: October 20, 2017 (Friday)
Time:8:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Location: Hall of Flags, Houston Hall 
Perelman Quadrangle, 3417 Spruce Street
 

*Registration Fee: $25
Payment (cash or check* please) at the event only.

* Please make checks payable to "Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania" and indicate in memo portion "2017 FOCUS Fall Conference."

PROGRAM


Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine recognizes the importance of women in academic medicine and supports various initiatives that address recruitment, retention, promotion, and overall job satisfaction for women medical faculty. In 1997, with support from the School of Medicine, FOCUS expanded its original mission in order to address the national data that show that, relative to their male colleagues, women medical faculty are over-represented in the junior ranks and are less likely to attain promotion or tenure. The overall program, FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women, maintains a dual mission: to support the advancement and leadership of women in academic medicine, and to promote education and research in women's health and leadership.

Successful Strategies for Women in Academic Medicine, our fall leadership mentoring conference, is open to all women in academic medicine at the University of Pennsylvania: MDs, PhDs, faculty, instructors, lecturers, fellows and residents. Women in any rank or track or department are welcome to attend. In addition to providing a daylong opportunity to learn from nationally renowned experts and leading women in academic medicine about professional development and career strategies, this forum also provides opportunities for skill building and facilitates networking and mentoring relationships.

Upon completion of this year's conference, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss current trends, challenges and opportunities in academic medicine

  • Employ critical skills and strategic thinking to negotiate authentically and successfully

  • Explore opportunities for leadership and growth along the academic medicine career trajectory

  • Establish networking relationships that foster support, growth and professional success

AUDIENCE: This event is open to all women Penn women in academic medicine in any rank, track, department or division. This includes faculty, instructors, lecturers, fellows and residents; MDs & PhDs; all are welcome and encouraged to attend.

PRESENTER BIOS
 

Susan Hockfield, PhD
President Emerita and Professor of Neuroscience
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Susan Hockfield served from 2004 to 2012 as the sixteenth president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the first life scientist and first woman in that role. She is now President Emerita, Professor of Neuroscience and a member of the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research. As president, Hockfield strengthened the foundations of MIT’s finances and campus planning while advancing Institute-wide programs in sustainable energy and the convergence of the life, physical and engineering sciences. She helped shape national policy for energy and next-generation manufacturing, appointed by President Obama in 2011 to co-chair the steering committee of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership and by serving as a member of a Congressional Commission evaluating the Department of Energy laboratories in 2015. As a biologist, she pioneered the use of monoclonal antibody technology in brain research, identifying proteins through which neural activity early in life affect brain development. She discovered a gene implicated in the spread of cancer in the brain, providing a link between her research and human health. Prior to MIT, she was the William Edward Gilbert Professor of Neurobiology, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (1998-2002), and Provost (2003-2004) at Yale University. She studied at the University of Rochester and Georgetown University and carried out research at the NIH and UCSF before joining the faculty at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and then Yale. She has published extensively, in scientific and public media. She is president of AAAS and currently serves as a director of General Electric, Partners HealthCare System, and the Council on Foreign Relations, is a life member of the MIT Corporation, a trustee of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and a board member of the Belfer Center at the Harvard Kennedy School. She has received many academic and civic awards, as well as numerous honorary degrees from national and international universities.

 

Claire Pomeroy, MD, MBA
President, Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation

Claire Pomeroy is president of the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation. She serves as chief executive officer of the Foundation and is responsible for advancing the Foundation's mission to "improve health by accelerating support for medical research through recognition of research excellence, public education and advocacy.” An expert in infectious diseases, Dr. Pomeroy is a long-time advocate for patients, especially those with HIV/AIDS, and public health. She passionately supports ongoing investment in the full range of research. She has a special interest in health care policy, with a focus on the importance of the social determinants of health. She has published more than 100 articles and book chapters and edited three books. Dr. Pomeroy serves on the Board of Trustees for the Morehouse School of Medicine and the Board of Directors for the Sierra Health Foundation; the Foundation for Biomedical Research; iBiology, Inc.; and New York Academy of Medicine. She is also a member of the Board of Directors for Expanesthetics, Inc. and for Becton Dickinson & Company. Dr. Pomeroy was inducted into the National Academy of Medicine in 2011. Dr. Pomeroy received bachelors and medical degrees from the University of Michigan and completed her residency and fellowship training in internal medicine and infectious diseases at the University of Minnesota. She earned an MBA from the University of Kentucky. She has held faculty positions at the University of Minnesota, University of Kentucky and University of California (UC) Davis. Dr. Pomeroy was chief of infectious diseases and associate dean for research and informatics at the University of Kentucky. She joined UC Davis in 2003 as executive associate dean and served as vice chancellor and dean of the School of Medicine from 2005 through 2013. She became president of the Lasker Foundation in June 2013.

 

Sigal G. Barsade, PhD
Joseph Frank Bernstein Professor of Management
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Sigal Barsade is the Joseph Frank Bernstein Professor of Management at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania since 2003 and prior to that was a faculty member at Yale University for 10 years. Professor Barsade studies the influence of emotions on work behavior, particularly in groups and teams and on individual employee outcomes; organizational culture; emotional intelligence and the influence of diversity at work. She has published articles in the field of emotional contagion in groups; the influence of work emotions on organizational outcomes generally - and on creativity, decision-making and negotiations specifically; emotional organizational culture; emotional intelligence; the outcomes of specific emotions on work performance, such as loneliness and contempt; the influence of affective personality on managerial performance; and affective diversity and implicit emotions in organizations. Current research projects include research about emotional culture, loneliness, the influence of hope versus fear on escalation of commitment, and affective interventions at work. She has served on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly; Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes and Organization Science. She was a co-associate editor for a special issue Psychology of Networks Issue of Organization Science, and is currently the OB Symposia Chair on the five year Division Chair track of the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management. In addition, Professor Barsade has been engaged as a speaker or consultant to numerous large corporations across myriad industries such as Cisco, Coca Cola, Coldwell Banker, Comcast, Deloitte, Del Monte, Estee Lauder, Google, Hertz, Hitachi, IBM, KPMG, Lincoln Financial, Magna PowerTrain, Merrill Lynch, the NBA, the NFL, Office Depot, Penske, State Farm Insurance, Sunoco, US Trust, and Wyndham Worldwide; health care and biopharma organizations such as GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis and Penn Medicine; public and not for profit corporations such as the OECD, World Economic Forum and the United Nations; as well as to small entrepreneurial organizations. 

2016

 

Successful Strategies for Women in Academic Medicine


(This conference is made possible through the generous funding of the Dean of the School of Medicine and a grant from the Trustees' Council of Penn Women)

Date: October 28, 2016 (Friday)
Time:8:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Location: Hall of Flags, Houston Hall 
Perelman Quadrangle, 3417 Spruce Street
 

*Registration Fee:$25
Payment (cash or check* only please) at the event.

* Please make checks payable to "Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania" and indicate in memo portion "2016 FOCUS Fall Conference."


PROGRAM
Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine recognizes the importance of women in academic medicine and supports various initiatives that address recruitment, retention, promotion, and overall job satisfaction for women medical faculty. In 1997, with support from the School of Medicine, FOCUS expanded its original mission in order to address the national data that show that, relative to their male colleagues, women medical faculty are over-represented in the junior ranks and are less likely to attain promotion or tenure. The overall program, FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women, maintains a dual mission: to support the advancement and leadership of women in academic medicine, and to promote education and research in women's health and leadership.

Successful Strategies for Women in Academic Medicine, our fall leadership mentoring conference, is open to all women in academic medicine at the University of Pennsylvania: MDs, PhDs, faculty, fellows, instructors, lecturers, and residents. Women in any rank or track or department are welcome to attend. In addition to providing a daylong opportunity to learn from nationally renowned experts and leading women in academic medicine about professional development and career strategies, this forum also provides opportunities for skill building and facilitates networking and mentoring relationships.

Upon completion of this year's conference, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss current trends, challenges and opportunities in academic medicine

  • Employ critical skills and strategic thinking to negotiate authentically and successfully

  • Explore opportunities for leadership and growth along the academic medicine career trajectory

  • Recognize the difference (in yourself and in others) between leading from “role” versus “person” to enhance workplace effectiveness

  • Establish networking relationships that foster support, growth and professional success

AUDIENCE: This event is open to all women Penn women in academic medicine in any rank, track, department or division. This includes faculty, instructors, lecturers, fellows and residents; MDs & PhDs; all are welcome and encouraged to attend.

PRESENTER BIOS
A grant to FOCUS from the Trustees' Council of Penn Women has been dedicated toward our guest speaker honoraria and expense.

Nicole Lurie, MD, MSPH
Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
US Department of Health & Human Services

Dr. Lurie is the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at the US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). The ASPR serves as the Secretary's principal advisor on matters related to public health emergencies including bioterrorism. The mission of her office is to lead the nation in preventing, responding to and recovering from the adverse health effects of public health emergencies and disasters. As such, she coordinates interagency activities between HHS, other federal agencies, and state and local officials responsible for emergency preparedness and the protection of the civilian population from public health emergencies. Previously, Dr. Lurie was Senior Natural Scientist and the Paul O’Neill Alcoa Professor of Health Policy at the RAND Corporation where she directed RAND’s public health and preparedness work as well as its Center for Population Health and Health Disparities. She has previously served in leadership positions in both federal and state government. She is an internationally renowned health services researcher and health policy expert. Dr. Lurie attended college and medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, and completed her residency and MSPH at UCLA, where she was also a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar. She served as Senior Editor for Health Services Research and as President of the Society of General Internal Medicine, as well as on numerous other national committees. She is the recipient of many awards, and is a member of the Institute of Medicine. Finally, Dr. Lurie continues to practice clinical medicine in the health care safety net in Washington, DC.
 

Catherine J. Morrison, JD
Principal, Morrison Associates
Negotiation and Conflict Management Consultant & Coach

Catherine J. Morrison, JD is a negotiation and conflict management expert who helps academic professionals become more capable at resolving conflicts and negotiating effective change. She brings extensive experience as an administrator in academic medicine and an award-winning professor. She employs negotiation and conflict management frameworks that are compatible with clinical diagnostic models and bioscience research approaches and that apply across diverse cultures. Her consulting clients include Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Duke University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York University Langone Medical Center, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Association of American Medical Colleges, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and others. Catherine is a two-time recipient of the Best of Hopkins teaching award from the graduates of Johns Hopkins University’s Business of Medicine MBA program. She has also received the Excellence in Teaching award from the Graduate Division of Business and Management at Johns Hopkins. She has served in senior administrative roles at the University of Texas Medical Branch, University of Maryland Baltimore, and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, as a faculty member at Penn State Hershey and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Carey Business School, and has practiced law. She received her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and undergraduate degree from Oakland University. As both a participant and an observer in academic health care management and the practice of law, Catherine recognizes the transformative potential of negotiation and conflict for individuals and organizations. Her consulting, teaching, and research are grounded in the belief that individuals can use negotiation and conflict as a means to define themselves and others. Effective negotiation can be an opportunity to engage in a collaborative, imaginative dialogue to develop unique ideas and agreements. When thoughtfully analyzed and appropriately managed, the energy of conflict can be used to strengthen ideas and relationships. Catherine’s favorite place to spend time outside the classroom is in a free weights only gym. She trains, and occasionally competes, as a power lifter. After many years of training she believes that her experience in the gym has enhanced her teaching and consulting capabilities. The purpose of powerlifting is not to carry heavy burdens. It requires mindful assessment of a seemingly immovable object and the use of exquisite form to move it forward without injuring yourself or others. It also teaches you to know your own limitations and recognize that there are some burdens that should not be carried. Catherine views negotiation and conflict management in much the same way. They both require analysis and mindful engagement with the purpose of forward movement without harm to self and others.
 

Beulah Trey, PhD
Organizational Psychologist
Owner, Strategy--Culture Change--Teamwork Engagement--Leadership Coaching
Vector Group Consulting NA

Beulah Trey, PhD is a licensed organizational development psychologist specializing in helping health-care professionals, teams, and organizations achieve excellence. She is expert in assisting her clients to navigate the unpredictable, informal side of organizational life through a values-based approach. Blending the tools and systems of process improvement with the relational and emotional intelligence skills of organizational development, Beulah is committed to working with health-care professionals, especially clinicians, to advance leadership and promote the influence of the clinical voice. In 2007, Beulah, who holds a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from Swarthmore College, co-founded Vector Group Consulting, an international leadership and organizational development firm. VGC’s mission is to free leaders to enjoy doing their best work. VGC coaches leaders, develops teams and transforms cultures through an ethical, educational and skills based approach to strategic planning/cultural alignment and relational skills development. Beulah is a Team STEPPS Master Trainer and has taught in Wharton’s MBA program, the Aresty Institute, and the Medical College of South Carolina. In 2005, she co-founded Mussar Leadership Programs to promote ethical character development. Beulah is certified in Positive Psychology and numerous assessments processes. She has published widely, including with Penn Medicine’s own Dr. Lee Fleisher, Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care. “Turning Mission-Based Academic-Department Leaders into a Leadership Team: A Case Study in Creating Value,” can be viewed on the New England Journal of Medicine-Harvard Business Review web page on Leading Health Care Innovation: http://images.nejm.org/editorial/supplementary/2013/hbr16-fleisher.pdf.

2015

 

Successful Strategies for Women in Academic Medicine


(This conference is made possible through the generous funding of the Dean of the School of Medicine and a grant from the Trustees' Council of Penn Women)

Date: October 23, 2015 (Friday)
Time: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Hall of Flags, Houston Hall 
Perelman Quadrangle, 3417 Spruce Street
 

*Registration Fee: $25
Payment (cash or check* only please) at the event.

* Please make checks payable to "Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania" and indicate in memo portion "2015 FOCUS Fall Conference."


PROGRAM
Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine recognizes the importance of women in academic medicine and supports various initiatives that address recruitment, retention, promotion, and overall job satisfaction for women medical faculty. In 1997, with support from the School of Medicine, FOCUS expanded its original mission in order to address the national data that show that, relative to their male colleagues, women medical faculty are over-represented in the junior ranks and are less likely to attain promotion or tenure. The overall program, FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women, maintains a dual mission: to support the advancement and leadership of women in academic medicine, and to promote education and research in women's health and leadership.

Successful Strategies for Women in Academic Medicine, our fall leadership mentoring conference, is open to all women in academic medicine at the University of Pennsylvania: MDs, PhDs, faculty, fellows, instructors, lecturers, and residents. Women in any rank or track or department are welcome to attend. In addition to providing a daylong opportunity to learn from nationally renowned experts and leading women in academic medicine about professional development and career strategies, this forum also provides opportunities for skill building and facilitates networking and mentoring relationships.

Upon completion of this year's conference, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss current trends, challenges and opportunities in academic medicine

  • Recognize the critical targets for needed culture change in academic medicine and how to serve as an advocate

  • Confront the realities of social media in academic medicine: consider its rapid growth, implications and potential benefits; and, learn skills to manage it

  • Explore leadership strategies along the academic medicine career trajectory

  • Establish networking relationships that foster support, growth and professional success

AUDIENCE: This event is open to all women Penn women in academic medicine in any rank, track, department or division. This includes faculty, instructors, lecturers, fellows and residents; MDs & PhDs; all are welcome and encouraged to attend.

PRESENTER BIOS
A grant to FOCUS from the Trustees' Council of Penn Women has been dedicated toward our guest speaker honoraria and expense.

Hannah Valantine, MD, MRCP, FACC
Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity
National Institutes of Health

Hannah Valantine is the National Institutes of Health (NIH) inaugural Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, and a Senior Investigator in the Intramural Research Program at NHLBI.Prior to starting this position in April 2014, Dr. Valantine was Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and the Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Leadership at the Stanford University School of Medicine (CA), a leadership position she held since November 2004. She is nationally recognized for her transformative approaches to diversity, and is a recipient of the NIH Director’s Pathfinder Award for Diversity in the Scientific Workforce. While at Stanford, she also pioneered the Academic Biomedical Career Customization model to better align the academic workplace with the needs of faculty in the twenty-first century, for which Stanford gained national recognition as the recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Faculty Career Flexibility. Dr. Valantine has maintained an active clinical research program that continues to yield high impact transformations in patient care. She was the PI for an NIH-funded study in which she proposed (and confirmed) that the organ transplant is essentially a genome transplant, and that monitoring the level of donor DNA in the recipient’s blood as a marker of organ damage will detect early stages of rejection, published in Science Translational Medicine (June, 2014). Dr. Valantine has been the recipient of several research grants from the NIH and AHA, and has authored over 160 peer-reviewed publications in high impact journals including NEJM, PNAS, Cell, Science Translational Medicine, Circulation, Transplantation, Journal of Heart & Lung Transplant, 10 book chapters, and has been invited to be a presenter at over 100 lectures. She has served on many editorial boards including Journal of Heart & Lung Transplant, Transplantation and Circulation. 


 

Katrina A. Armstrong MD MSCE
Physician-in-Chief, Department of Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)
Jackson Professor of Clinical Medicine
Harvard Medical School


Katrina Armstrong, MD, MSCE, became the physician-in-chief of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Department of Medicine in April 2013. Trained as a primary care physician, Dr. Armstrong is an internationally recognized investigator in the areas of medical decision-making, quality of care and cancer prevention and outcomes. A graduate of Yale University and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Armstrong completed her internship, residency and chief residency in medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She joined the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 1996 as a physician-scientist fellow in the Division of General Internal Medicine. She was appointed chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine, Associate Director of the Abramson Cancer Center and the co-Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Penn before her move to MGH. Her research program spans several multi-disciplinary centers including the NCI funded Center for Innovation in Personalized Cancer Screening and Center for Comparative Effectiveness of Genomic Medicine and a recently funded center to examine the impact of genomics on cancer disparities. Her many awards and honors include the 2011 FOCUS Award for the Advancement of Women in Medicine from the Perelman School of Medicine and election to the Institute of Medicine.

 

Nancy P. Rothbard, PhD
David Pottruck Professor
Professor of Management
The Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania

Nancy Rothbard is the David Pottruck Professor of Management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania where she has been on the faculty since Fall, 2000. Dr. Rothbard was previously on the faculty of the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and holds degrees from Brown University and the University of Michigan. She began her career in organizational behavior as a Research Associate and case writer at the Harvard Business School. She has published her research in top academic research journals in her field on topics such as work engagement, emotions, work-family balance, and diversity, her current research focuses on how technology is changing work, examining issues of online social networking and gamification. Her research has been discussed in general media outlets such as ABC News, NBC News, Business Week, CNN, Financial Times, Forbes, Fortune, Huffington Post, National Public Radio, New Yorker, US News & World Report, Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post among others. Professor Rothbard is an award winning scholar and teacher who brings the latest thought leadership to her research and teaching. In 2010, she won the teaching and curricular innovation award for her role in the redesign of the core leadership and teamwork course for all incoming Wharton MBA students. She has taught students ranging from undergraduates, to MBAs, PhD students and executives. She is also faculty director for several Wharton Executive Education programs that focus on leadership. Her personal website is: https://mgmt.wharton.upenn.edu/profile/1355//.

2014

 

Successful Strategies for Women in Academic Medicine


(This conference is made possible through the generous funding of the Dean of the School of Medicine and a grant from the Trustees' Council of Penn Women)

Date: October 17, 2014 (Friday)
Time: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Hall of Flags, Houston Hall <link>
Perelman Quadrangle, 3417 Spruce Street
 

*Registration Fee: $20
Payment (cash or check* only please) at the event.

* Please make checks payable to "Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania" and indicate in memo portion "2014 FOCUS Fall Conference."


PROGRAM
Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine recognizes the importance of women in academic medicine and supports various initiatives that address recruitment, retention, promotion, and overall job satisfaction for women medical faculty. In 1997, with support from the School of Medicine, FOCUS expanded its original mission in order to address the national data that show that, relative to their male colleagues, women medical faculty are over-represented in the junior ranks and are less likely to attain promotion or tenure. The overall program, FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women, maintains a dual mission: to support the advancement and leadership of women in academic medicine, and to promote education and research in women's health.

Successful Strategies for Women in Academic Medicine, our fall leadership mentoring conference, is open to all women in academic medicine at the University of Pennsylvania: MDs, PhDs, faculty, fellows, instructors, lecturers, and residents. Women in any rank or track or department are welcome to attend. In addition to providing a daylong opportunity to learn from nationally renowned experts and leading women in academic medicine about professional development and career strategies, this forum also provides opportunities for skill building and facilitates networking and mentoring relationships.

Upon completion of this year's conference, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss current trends, challenges and opportunities in academic medicine

  • Review the essentials and learn key techniques for clear and compelling communication as a leader

  • Explore opportunities for changes in one’s career and how to take action in the most optimal and strategic way

  • Consider advocacy and how it can be used as a launch to a leadership role

  • Learn about how gender specific medicine evolved in the United States

  • Establish networking relationships that foster support, growth and professional success

AUDIENCE: This event is open to all women Penn women in academic medicine in any rank, track, department or division. This includes faculty, instructors, lecturers, fellows and residents; MDs & PhDs; all are welcome and encouraged to attend.

PRESENTER BIOS
A grant to FOCUS from the Trustees' Council of Penn Women has been dedicated toward our guest speaker honoraria and expense.

Julie A. Freischlag, MD
Vice Chancellor for Human Health Sciences
Dean of the School of Medicine
University of California, Davis

 

Julie A. Freischlag, MD is the Vice Chancellor for Human Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine at UC Davis. She oversees UC Davis Health System’s academic, research and clinical programs, including the School of Medicine, the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, the 1,000-member physician practice group, and UC Davis Medical Center. Dr. Freischlag is one of the most prominent leaders among the nation’s academic health centers. For more than 15 years, she has led education and training programs at top medical schools in her role as professor and chair of surgery and vascular surgery departments. Dr. Freischlag also has more than 30 years of experience leading patient-care services as chief of surgery or vascular surgery at nationally ranked hospitals. Before joining UC Davis Health System, she served as professor, chair of the surgery department and surgeon-in-chief at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. She led initiatives to expand research, add specialty clinical services, improve patient-centered care and patient safety, redesign the surgical training program and enhance academic career paths for faculty. Dr. Freischlag received a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Illinois and a medical degree from Rush University Medical College in Chicago. She completed her surgical residency and vascular fellowship at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
 

Marianne J. Legato, MD, FACP
Founder and Director of the Foundation for Gender-Specific Medicine
Professor Emerita of Clinical Medicine
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons 

Marianne J. Legato, MD, FACP is an internationally renowned academic, physician, author, lecturer, and pioneer in the field of gender-specific medicine. She is a Professor Emerita of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Medical School. Dr. Legato is also the Director of the Foundation for Gender-Specific Medicine, which she founded in 2006 as a continuation of her work with The Partnership for Gender-Specific Medicine at Columbia University. At its core, gender-specific medicine is the science of how normal human biology differs between men and women and how the diagnosis and treatment of disease differs as a function of gender. Dr. Legato’s discoveries and those of her colleagues have led to a personalization of medicine that assists doctors worldwide in understanding the difference in normal function of men and women and in their sex-specific experiences of the same diseases. She began her work in gender-specific medicine by authoring the first book on women and heart disease, The Female Heart: The Truth About Women and Coronary Artery Disease, which won the Blakeslee Award of the American Heart Association. Because of this research, the cardiovascular community began to include women in clinical trials affirming the fact that the risk factors, symptoms, and treatment of the same disease can be significantly different between the sexes. Convinced that the sex-specific differences in coronary artery disease were not unique, Dr. Legato began a wide-ranging survey of all medical specialties and published the first textbook on gender-specific medicine, The Principles of Gender-Specific Medicine, now in its second edition. She also founded the first scientific journals publishing new studies in the field, The Journal of Gender-Specific Medicine, and a newer version, Gender Medicine, both listed in the Index Medicus of the National Library of Medicine. Dr. Legato is the author of several other books for the lay public including What Women Need to Know (Simon & Schuster, 1997), Eve’s Rib (Harmony Books, 2002), Why Men Never Remember and Women Never Forget (Rodale, 2005) and most recently Why Men Die First (Palgrave, 2008). Her books have been translated into 28 languages to date. As an internationally respected authority on gender medicine, Dr. Legato has chaired symposia and made keynote addresses to world congresses in gender-specific medicine in Berlin, Vienna, Stockholm, Japan, South Korea, and Israel. She maintains the only gender-specific private practice in New York City, and she has earned recognition as one of the “Top Doctors in New York” by New York Magazine for the past 15 years.
 

Susan Miller, PhD, CCC
CEO and Founder, Voicetrainer, LLC

Susan Miller, PhD is principal and founder of Voicetrainer, LLC, a voice and communication consulting business, and specializes in refinement of the speaking voice and training in effective presentation. She writes and speaks about vocal power, vocal health, communication challenges and presenting with impact. For over 30 years, Dr. Miller has worked closely with individuals at all stages of their career, from corporate executives, government officials, broadcasters, scientists, physicians, academicians and international diplomats to entry-level associates and summer interns. She is a popular trainer and riveting speaker whose presentations, group seminars, and training programs have included topics on communicating confidently, using vocal power, developing a commanding presence, diminishing stage fright, diffusing conflict in the workplace, and maintaining vocal health. Dr. Miller is a nationally and internationally recognized communications and voice expert who has been featured on ABC, CBS, CNN, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Voice of America, and NPR. Her prestigious client list includes the United States Congress, GAO, The World Bank, The Department of Defense, The Department of Energy, Lockheed Martin, Morgan Stanley, Pfizer, NBC, CBS, CNN, The International Monetary Fund, The Smithsonian Institution, National Geographic, Fannie Mae, and The Marriott Corporation, the Association of American Colleges, Georgetown University Medical Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Wake Forest School of Medicine. Dr. Miller is an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at the Georgetown University Hospital, a scientific fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology and a certified speech-language pathologist. She is a member of the Voice Foundation and the Career Women’s Golf Association. Dr. Miller received her Ph.D. in Human Development and Communication Science from the University of Texas at Dallas. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Hearing and Language Association. Dr. Miller has directed speech and hearing clinics at The Methodist Hospital - Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, and Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC.

2013

 

Successful Strategies for Women in Academic Medicine


(This conference is made possible through the generous funding of the Dean of the School of Medicine and a grant from the Trustees' Council of Penn Women)

Date: October 25, 2013 (Friday)
Time: 8:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Location: Hall of Flags, Houston Hall <link>
Perelman Quadrangle, 3417 Spruce Street
 

*Registration Fee: $20
Payment (cash or check* only please) at the event.

* Please make checks payable to "Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania" and indicate in memo portion "2013 FOCUS Fall Conference."


PROGRAM
Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine recognizes the importance of women in academic medicine and supports various initiatives that address recruitment, retention, promotion, and overall job satisfaction for women medical faculty. In 1997, with support from the School of Medicine, FOCUS expanded its original mission in order to address the national data that show that, relative to their male colleagues, women medical faculty are over-represented in the junior ranks and are less likely to attain promotion or tenure. The overall program, FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women, maintains a dual mission: to support the advancement and leadership of women in academic medicine, and to promote education and research in women's health.

This conference, Successful Strategies for Women in Academic Medicine, is designed to promote the retention and advancement of women faculty as they face the opportunities and challenges of careers in medicine and biomedical research at Penn. Through plenary sessions and interactive workshops, faculty will have opportunities for skill building, mentoring and networking designed to support their career progression.

Upon completion of this year's conference, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss current trends, challenges and opportunities in academic medicine

  • Understand the peer review process and how to maximize efficiency and success in getting published in a peer review journal

  • Explore the dynamics of medical school and department economics and their impact on academic medicine policies, procedures, career progression and leadership

  • Learn to recognize and identify the “Imposter Syndrome” and gain tips and strategies to interrupt and overcome this common obstacle for women in academic medicine

  • Establish networking relationships that foster support, growth and professional success

AUDIENCE: This event is open to all women Penn women in academic medicine in any rank, track, department or division. This includes faculty, instructors, lecturers, fellows and residents; MDs & PhDs; all are welcome and encouraged to attend.

PRESENTER BIOS
A grant to FOCUS from the Trustees' Council of Penn Women has been dedicated toward our guest speaker honoraria and expense.

Catherine D. DeAngelis, MD, MPH
University Distinguished Service Professor, Emerita
Professor of Pediatrics, Emerita
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Professor of Health Policy and Management
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Editor in Chief Emerita, JAMA

Dr. Catherine D. DeAngelis is University Distinguished Service Professor Emerita, Professor Emerita at the Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine (Pediatrics) and  School of Public Health (Health Policy and Management),  and Editor-in-Chief Emerita of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association (2000-2011), serving as the first woman Editor in Chief.  She received her M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine, her M.P.H. from the Harvard Graduate School of Public Health (Health Services Administration), and her pediatric specialty training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She also has been awarded seven honorary doctorate degrees and has received numerous awards for humanitarianism and medical excellence, including the Ronald McDonald Award for Medical Excellence ($100,000 donation made to the Johns Hopkins Child Life Program), the Catcher in the Rye Award for Humanitarianism by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and a lifetime achievement award by the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC). From 1990-2000 she was Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Faculty, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and from 1994-2000 she was editor of Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine and also has been a member of numerous journal editorial boards. She has authored or edited 12 books on Pediatrics, Medical Education and Patient Care and Professionalism and has published over 250 peer reviewed articles, chapters, and editorials. Most of her recent publications have focused on professionalism and integrity in medicine, on conflict of interest in medicine, on women in medicine, and on medical education.  Her major efforts have centered on human rights especially as they relate to patients, health professionals and the poor. Dr. DeAngelis is a former council member and current member of the National Academy of Science, Institute of Medicine (IOM); a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) and has served as an officer of numerous national academic societies including past chairman of the American Board of Pediatrics and Chair of the Pediatric Accreditation Council for Residency Review Committee of the American Council on Graduate Medical Education. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of the U.S. Government Accountability Office, is a member of the Board of Physicians for Human Rights and serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of Pittsburgh.

Lilly Marks
Vice President for Health Affairs
University of Colorado
Executive Vice Chancellor
Anschutz Medical Campus

Lilly Marks serves as Vice President for Health Affairs of the University of Colorado and Executive Vice Chancellor in charge of the Anschutz Medical Campus which is comprised of the University’s Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Public Health, Nursing and Graduate School and the University of Colorado Hospital and Children’s Hospital Colorado.  Prior to assuming this University position, Ms. Marks spent two decades in the concurrent positions of Senior Associate Dean for Finance and Administration of the University of Colorado School of Medicine and as Executive Director of University Physicians, Inc., a 501(c) (3) that operates as the centralized faculty practice plan.  Ms. Marks is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the University of Colorado Hospital and a member of the University of Colorado Health System Board, a member of the Board of Directors of Children’s Hospital Colorado, the Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority, Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, and is a trustee of the University of Colorado Foundation.  She serves as a member of the Association of American Medical College’s (AAMC) Advisory Panel on Health Care and the AAMC Advisory Panel on Research.  Ms. Marks is also on the Board of Directors of the Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC).  January 2013 Ms. Marks was appointed to a 3 year term on the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Denver Branch Board of Directors.  In 2008-2009, Ms. Marks served as a member of the Advisory Committee on Healthcare Reform to Senator Edward M. Kennedy.  She is past chair of the AAMC Group on Faculty Practice; Chair of the Faculty Practice Solutions Center (FPSC), and has served on the steering committees of the University Health Systems Consortium Group Practice Council, and the AAMC Group on Business Affairs.  She has also served as chair of the Academic Practice Assembly of the Medical Group Management Association and as a member of the MGMA national Board of Directors. The Denver Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business Award was awarded to Ms. Marks in August 2012.  Ms. Marks is a frequent national speaker on topics related to medical school economics, health care and clinical practice management, and leadership issues in academic medicine.


Valerie Young, EdD
Speaker, Author, Expert on the Imposter Syndrome

Valerie Young, Ed.D. is an internationally known speaker, author, and leading expert on the Imposter Syndrome. A former Fortune 200 marketing manager, her speaking engagements have reached more than 60,000 people around the world, and her client list includes such diverse organizations as Intel, Chrysler, Boeing, IBM, Procter & Gamble, Ernst & Young, McDonalds European division, American Women in Radio and Television, and Society of Women Engineers. Dr. Young has also addressed faculty, administrators, and students at over 60 major colleges and universities including Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Columbia, NYU Medical School, Johns Hopkins, Cornell, UCSF, Cal Tech, Duke, Princeton, and many more. Her award-winning book, The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It (Random House, 2011), is currently being reprinted in five languages including Russian. Publisher’s Weekly calls it “a can’t-miss primer for businesswomen everywhere.” Valerie’s career-related tips have been cited in the Wall Street Journal, USA Weekend, More, Woman’s Day, Redbook, Psychology Today, the Chicago Tribune, the Sydney Morning Herald, The Daily Mail, The Irish Independent, and the UK edition of Glamour, among others. She is also a guest blogger at Huffington Post. In addition to her work at www.ImpostorSyndrome.com, Valerie is also the founder and Dreamer in Residence at www.ChangingCourse.com, where her newsletter teaching people how to make a living doing what they love is read by over 26,000 people worldwide.

2012

 

Successful Strategies for Women in Academic Medicine


(This conference is made possible through the generous funding of the Dean of the School of Medicine and a grant from the Trustees' Council of Penn Women)

Date: October 19, 2012 (Friday)
Time: 7:30 AM - 3:55 PM
Location: Hall of Flags, Houston Hall <link>
Perelman Quadrangle, 3417 Spruce Street
 

*Registration Fee: $20
Payment (cash or check* only please) at the event.

* Please make checks payable to "Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania" and indicate in memo portion "2012 FOCUS Fall Conference."


PROGRAM
Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine recognizes the importance of women in academic medicine and supports various initiatives that address recruitment, retention, promotion, and overall job satisfaction for women medical faculty. In 1997, with support from the School of Medicine, FOCUS expanded its original mission in order to address the national data that show that, relative to their male colleagues, women medical faculty are over-represented in the junior ranks and are less likely to attain promotion or tenure. The overall program, FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women, maintains a dual mission: to support the advancement and leadership of women in academic medicine, and to promote education and research in women's health.

This conference, Successful Strategies for Women in Academic Medicine, is designed to promote the retention and advancement of women faculty as they face the opportunities and challenges of careers in medicine and biomedical research at Penn. Through plenary sessions and interactive workshops, faculty will have opportunities for skill building, mentoring and networking designed to support their career progression.

Upon completion of the conference, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss current trends, challenges and opportunities in academic medicine
     

  • Learn about institutional (Penn Medicine and CHOP) planning to meet the potential impact of health care reform
     

  • Gain tips and strategies to address some of the historic work-life obstacles for women in academic medicine
     

  • Explore leadership through the lens of different personality types
     

  • Develop a vision of work that matches individual strengths and values
     

  • Understand how innovation pushes institutional change
     

  • Establish networking relationships that foster support, growth and professional success

AUDIENCE: This event is open to all women faculty, instructors, lecturers, fellows and residents at Penn Medicine: MDs & PhDs; all Penn women in academic medicine in any rank or track or department are welcome to attend.

PRESENTER BIOS
A grant to FOCUS from the Trustees' Council of Penn Women has been dedicated toward our guest speaker honoraria.

Deborah Epstein Henry, Esq.
Founder & President
Law & Reorder
A Division of Flex-Time Lawyers LLC

Deborah Epstein Henry is an internationally recognized expert on workplace restructuring, talent management, work/life balance, and retaining and promoting women. Debbie has garnered visibility for her work from The New York Times, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, The National Law Journal, among numerous others.Her initial work in this arena was sparked from the status of women in the legal profession. She is the author of LAW & REORDER: Legal Industry Solutions for Restructure, Retention, Promotion & Work/Life Balance, the #1 best selling ABA Flagship book for 2011.Debbie is also an Advisor to the Task Force for Talent Innovation, a private sector task force focused on helping corporations, in a full spectrum of industries, leverage their talent across the divides of gender, generation and culture. A former practicing litigator, Debbie is President of Flex-Time Lawyers LLC, a consulting firm she founded in the late 1990s. Her firm is well known for running Best Law Firms for Women with Working Mother magazine – a national survey to select the top 50 law firms for women and report on legal profession trends. Debbie received her B.A. from Yale and J.D. cum laude from Brooklyn Law School. She clerked for the Honorable Jacob Mishler in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York. Debbie is married and the mother of three sons, ages 16, 14 and 11.

 

Adam M. Grant, PhD
Associate Professor of Management
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Adam Grant is an award-winning teacher, researcher, and tenured management professor at Wharton. Dr. Grant received his Ph.D. and M.S. from the University of Michigan in organizational psychology and his B.A. from Harvard University, magna cum laude with highest honors, Phi Beta Kappa honors, and the John Harvard Scholarship for highest academic achievement. Dr. Grant's research focuses on work motivation, prosocial giving and helping behaviors, job design and meaningful work, initiative and proactivity, leadership, and burnout. He has earned numerous prestigious awards for distinguished scholarly achievement, including the Cummings Scholarly Achievement Award for early-to mid-career contributions from the Academy of Management, the Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution from the American Psychological Association, the Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award and the Owens Scholarly Achievement Award for the best publication in the field from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and a fellowship from the National Science Foundation. His studies have been profiled in bestselling books such as Drive by Daniel Pink and Quiet by Susan Cain, as well as in media outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, BusinessWeek, Time Magazine, Fast Company, The Daily Telegraph, CNN, Forbes, The Financial Times, and the Freakonomics blog. His pioneering research has introduced evidence-based techniques that increase performance and reduce burnout among engineers and sales professionals, enhance call center productivity, and motivate helping and safety behaviors among doctors, nurses, and lifeguards. He has published more than 50 articles in a wide range of leading management and psychology journals, such as the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science, Organization Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Harvard Business Review. He has served on the AMR, AMJ, and JAP editorial boards, and he is currently an Associate Editor at AMJ. Dr. Grant has taught executive education, consulted, and presented for clients such as Google, Citi, Merck, Yahoo!, IBM, Medco, Accenture, Time-Warner Cable, the Royal Bank of Scotland, United Health Group, Havas, Russell Reynolds Associates, JP Morgan, GlaxoSmithKline, Duke Energy, Novo Nordisk, Lincoln Financial, Grant Thornton, the American Financial Services Association, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, and the U.S. Air Force, Army, and Navy. At Wharton, he has been honored with the Excellence in Teaching Award for all of his classes: the MBA teamwork and leadership core, the MBA negotiations elective, and the undergraduate organizational behavior elective. He has also earned the Goes Above and Beyond the Call of Duty MBA Teaching Award and been recognized as one of the world’s top 40 business professors under 40. He has designed several experiential learning activities based on The Apprentice in which students have raised over $101,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation while developing leadership, influence, networking and collaboration skills. Before graduate school, Dr. Grant worked at Let’s Go Publications, where he set multiple company records for advertising sales and earned the Manager of the Year award. He is a former All-State and All-American springboard diver and performed for over a decade as a professional magician.

 

Peter D. Quinn, DMD, MD
Schoenleber Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Vice Dean for Professional Services
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Senior Vice President
University of Pennsylvania Health System

Peter D. Quinn, DMD, MD is Vice Dean for Professional Services at the University of Pennsylvania, and Senior Vice President of the Health System. In this capacity, he is responsible for financial and operational aspects of CPUP. Prior to his current role, Dr. Quinn served as the chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and as the Schoenleber Professor and Chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He has served as Chair of the Medical Board at HUP and has received the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Alfred Stengel Health System Champion Award for his numerous Medical Center Committee responsibilities. Dr. Quinn’s main area of research interests is the surgical treatment of disorders of the temporomandibular joint. He has also published widely in the advanced techniques in management of high-flow arteriovenous malformations of the maxillofacial skeleton.


Madeline Bell
President and Chief Operating Officer
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Madeline Bell is the President and Chief Operating Officer for The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). In this role, Madeline provides executive leadership for the operations of CHOP including the hospital and the CHOP care network. In addition, Madeline is responsible for implementing the strategic roadmap, developing the operating plan and budget and she participates in fund raising activities. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Villanova University, and a Master of Science in Organization Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania. She serves as a board member for the Delaware Valley Healthcare Council, University City District, Schuylkill River Development Corporation and is the Chair of the Children’s Hospital Association Public Policy Council. She also serves as an advisor to numerous community based organizations, children’s advocacy and public policy organizations.
 

Roy M. Rosin, MBA
Chief Innovation Officer, Penn Medicine Center for Innovation
University of Pennsylvania Health System

Roy Rosin recently joined University of Pennsylvania Health System as Chief Innovation Officer, looking at new opportunities across health outcomes, patient experience and new revenue streams. Previously, Roy served as the first Vice President of Innovation for Intuit, a leading software company best known for Quicken, QuickBooks and TurboTax. In this role, he led changes in how Intuit manages new business creation, allowing small teams pursuing new opportunities to get to market and experiment rapidly. Roy also built innovation programs that dramatically increased entrepreneurial activity, with annual new releases increasing from 5 per year to 30, while time to market decreased from one year to less than 5 months. After five years of Intuit’s new approach to growth, the company had delivered shareholder returns of 3 times Google and 33 times the S&P 500. Prior to his innovation leadership position, Roy was General Manager for Intuit’s consumer division, responsible for a portfolio of businesses including Quicken software. His team achieved record profitability and product leadership, while growing the active user base to 14 million consumers. Roy's 18 years with Intuit spanned the company's early years in retail software to their emergence as a leading SaaS provider. He started his software career as Product Manager for Quicken and later became part of the management team that rapidly built Intuit's web businesses. Roy received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and graduated with honors from Harvard College. Outside of work he serves as a board member and angel investor for venture funded startups, an advisor to Fortune 100 companies and a coach to his sons’ little league baseball teams.

2011

 

Successful Strategies for Women in Academic Medicine


(This conference is made possible through the generous funding of the Dean of the School of Medicine and a grant from the Trustees' Council of Penn Women)

Date: October 21, 2011 (Friday)
Time: 7:30 AM - 4:15 PM
Location: Hall of Flags, Houston Hall <link>
Perelman Quadrangle, 3417 Spruce Street
 

*Registration Fee: $20
Payment (cash or check* only please) at the event.

* Please make checks payable to "Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania" and indicate in memo portion "2011 FOCUS Fall Conference."


PROGRAM
Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine recognizes the importance of women in academic medicine and supports various initiatives that address recruitment, retention, promotion, and overall job satisfaction for women medical faculty. In 1997, with support from the School of Medicine, FOCUS expanded its original mission in order to address the national data that show that, relative to their male colleagues, women medical faculty are over-represented in the junior ranks and are less likely to attain promotion or tenure. The overall program, FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women, maintains a dual mission: to support the advancement and leadership of women in academic medicine, and to promote education and research in women's health.

This conference, Successful Strategies for Women in Academic Medicine, is designed to promote the retention and advancement of women faculty as they face the opportunities and challenges of careers in medicine and biomedical research at Penn. Through plenary sessions and interactive workshops, faculty will have opportunities for skill building, mentoring and networking designed to support their career progression.

Upon completion of the conference, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss current trends, challenges and opportunities in academic medicine

  • Learn about the flow of funding at Penn Medicine and how its allocation supports the tripartite institutional mission

  • Clarify personal and professional development goals and think strategically about how to negotiate work and family/life demands

  • Explore leadership through traditional and non-traditional paths

  • Learn about the experience of women in the political arena

  • Gain insight about how to establish and sustain effective mentoring relationships from the perspective of both mentors and mentees.

  • Establish networking relationships that foster support, growth and professional success

AUDIENCE: This event is open to all women faculty, instructors, lecturers, fellows and residents at Penn Medicine: MDs & PhDs; all Penn women in academic medicine in any rank or track or department are welcome to attend.

PRESENTER BIOS
A grant to FOCUS from the Trustees' Council of Penn Women has been dedicated toward our guest speaker honoraria.

Deborah C. German, MD
Vice President for Medical Affairs
Dean, University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Deborah C. German, M.D. was appointed Founding Dean of the University of Central Florida College of Medicine in December 2006 and Vice President for Medical Affairs in July 2010. She leads the development of a full-scale medical school and academic medical center that is part of an evolving research-based medical city within a highly engaged central Florida community. As Dean of the UCF College of Medicine, she has hired more than 400 employees and appointed more than 1,600 volunteer faculty, gained preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, and has overseen construction of more than 400,000 square feet of medical school space. She also raised enough money in broad-based community donations to provide full four-year scholarships for the college’s entire Charter Class, a first in American medical school history according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. As Vice President for Medical Affairs for the University of Central Florida, Dr. German oversees the medical practice plan and coordinates other medical initiatives.

Prior to her appointment at UCF, Dr. German spent a year as a Petersdorf Scholar-in-Residence at the Association of American Medical Colleges in Washington, D.C. There she studied the leadership of academic health centers framed in the concepts of chaos theory and complex adaptive system science. From 2002 to 2004, Dr. German served as President and Chief Executive Officer at Saint Thomas Hospital and Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer for Saint Thomas Health Services in Nashville. While there, she led a successful hospital turn-around and initiated service excellence and quality hospital programs that received national recognition while continuing to practice medicine.

Dr. German spent 13 years at Vanderbilt University, where she served as Associate Dean for Students and later Senior Associate Dean of Medical Education. During that time she also served as the National Chair for the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Student Affairs. For eight years, Dr. German served as an Associate Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, where she studied adenosine metabolism. She became Director of the Duke Gout Clinics in 1984 and Associate Dean of Medical Education at Duke in 1987. During this time, she also maintained her own private practice of Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. Dr. German is a graduate of Boston University and Harvard Medical School. She completed an Internal Medicine residency at Strong Memorial Hospital at the University of Rochester in New York and a Fellowship in Rheumatic and Genetic Diseases at Duke University.

Dr. German has served on national committees and is recognized as a leader in medicine and medical education. She has served on the Board of Trustees for the Tennessee Medical Association and chaired the Tennessee Board of Directors for the Arthritis Foundation. Dr. German currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation and the Medical Advisory Board of the Central Florida YMCA. She is the current Treasurer of the Harvard Medical School Alumni Council. Many communities have recognized Dr. German for her contributions. The city of Nashville honored her as the recipient of the Athena Award and inducted her into the YWCA Academy for Women of Achievement. She is also a recipient of the AAMC Women in Medicine Leadership Development Award and was named a Local Legend of Medicine in the National Library of Medicine. In 2008, the Orlando Business Journal and Orlando Regional Healthcare named her Business Executive of the Year and Businesswoman of the Year. In that same year, Dr. German was recognized as the Orlando Sentinel Editorial Board’s Central Floridian of the Year. Most recently, Dr. German has been honored as a recipient of the Hospice of the Comforter’s Heart of Hospice Award, the Jewish National Fund Tree of Life Award, the Lighthouse Central Florida Community Visionary Award, and the Girl Scouts of Citrus Council Women of Distinction Awards: The Visionary Award.

Jennifer L. Lawless, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Government
Director, Women & Politics Institute, School of Public Affairs
American University

Jennifer L. Lawless received her Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University in 2003 and her B.A. in political science from Union College in 1997. She is currently an Associate Professor Government at American University, where she is also the Director of the Women & Politics Institute. Prior to arriving at American University in Fall 2009, she was an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Brown University. Her teaching and research focus on gender politics, electoral politics, and public opinion. She has published numerous articles in academic journals, such as the American Journal of Political Science, Perspectives on Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Legislative Studies Quarterly, The Journal of Politics, Politics & Gender, and Women & Politics. She is also the lead author of It Still Takes A Candidate: Why Women Don't Run for Office (Cambridge University Press, 2010) and a Brookings Institution public policy report that is used by EMILY’s List, the Women’s Campaign Forum, and many other women’s organizations to help promote and recruit women candidates. She also currently serves as the editor of Politics & Gender.

Dr. Lawless is a recognized speaker on the subject of electoral politics, frequently discussing these issues on national and local television and radio outlets. Her scholarly analysis and political commentary have been quoted in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, USA Today, The New Republic, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Boston Globe, the Pittsburgh-Gazette, the Seattle Times, the Hartford Courant, the Providence Journal, the Associated Press Newswire, Reuters, CNN.com, MSNBC.com, and FOXNews.com. In 2006, she sought the Democratic nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives in Rhode Island’s second congressional district. Although she lost the race, she is very active in politics. She has served on the national board of Emerge America since 2009.

PENN MEDICINE PRESENTERS

Kathleen F. Bramwell, MBA
Executive Director, Department of Finance
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Kathleen F. Bramwell is the Executive Director of Finance in the School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where she provides financial oversight for the School’s annual budget which exceeds $990M.   Ms. Bramwell has served in this role since August 2004 and is responsible for budget planning and forecasting, financial reporting, variance analyses, capital transactions and lease management, payroll, and financial management of service centers. Prior to her tenure in the School of Medicine Division of Finance, Ms. Bramwell successfully provided over ten years of financial and operational leadership for various basic science and clinical departments. During that time, she demonstrated expertise in strategic planning, project management, clinical practice management, process redesign, clinical billing and patient record documentation, revenue enhancement strategies, human resources, and JCAHO certification of outpatient practices. Ms. Bramwell received her Bachelor’s Degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Holy Family University.

Marcia S. Brose, MD PhD
Assistant Professor of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery
Director, Head and Neck Clinical Research
Director, Thyroid Cancer Therapeutics Program
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Vice Chair, Clinical Trials Scientific Review and Monitoring Committee (CTSRMC)
Abramson Cancer Center
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Marcia S. Brose is an assistant professor at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University Of Pennsylvania, in the departments of Medicine, division of Hematology/Oncology, and Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery, where she is currently the Director of the Head and Neck Clinical Research and Director of the Thyroid Cancer Therapeutics Program. She received her Medical Degree from Cornell University Medical College, and her PhD from the Rockefeller University in New York City.  Following her graduation, she moved to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where she completed her specialty training in Internal Medicine, and Hematology and Oncology. Trained in genetics, Dr. Brose then pursued additional post-doctoral training in the field of cancer genetics in the laboratory of Barbara Weber MD. At the time of her appointment as a faculty member, Dr. Brose chose to focus on the genetics of head and neck cancers, and in particular, thyroid cancer.  Dr. Brose’s current research interests include the identification of novel treatments for advanced thyroid cancer.  She is currently running her own program in thyroid cancer therapeutics at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, and is the PI of fiver active clinical phase I-III clinical trials. She is the recognized leader of the field of thyroid cancer oncology, and has been lectured in the US, Europe and Asia on the emerging treatments for advanced thyroid cancers. She is the global co-PI of the pivotal international multi-institutional Phase III trial of sorafenib for patients with iodine refractory differentiated thyroid cancer, the global PI of an international Phase II study of vemurafenib for patients with Papillary Thyroid Cancer that harbor the BRAFV600E mutations, and a global co-PI of FACT2, and international registrational trial of Cabretastatin plus Carboplatin and paclitaxel for patients with Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer  .  Her publication on her Phase II trial of sorafenib in advanced thyroid cancer has been described as creating a paradigm shift in the care of these patients. Dr. Brose is the director of the Head and Neck Clinical Research Program for the Department of the University of Pennsylvania, and Co-PI of the Head and Neck Tissue bank.  She has a strong interest in translational research, and runs her own lab studying bio-samples from patients on her clinical trials. Dr. Brose is a member of the American Association of Cancer Research, American Head and Neck Society, and American Society of Clinical Oncology. She is the recipient of the several prestigious awards including the Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator award, and the General Motors Cancer Research Foundation Research Scholar Award.

Rebecca Cooke MBA
Vice Dean for Administration and Finance
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

On July 1, 2011, Rebecca Cooke became the Vice Dean for Administration and Finance for the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine.  Her responsibilities include Finance; Space and Operations; Research Support Services; Faculty Affairs and Professional Development; Office of Organizational Effectiveness; Decision Support and Analysis; and Research Compliance and Integrity. Prior to arriving at the Perelman School, Rebecca was the Senior Associate Dean for Administration and then the Chief Operating Officer at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. The Feinberg School houses undergraduate medical education, PhD programs, and ten graduate and professional programs serving 2,500 students. Rebecca worked closely with the Dean and senior management of the medical school, university and clinical affiliates to plan and implement strategic direction.  From 1999 to 2007, Rebecca was the Administrator of the Department of Medicine at the Feinberg School where she was responsible for the administration and financial management of the department’s clinical practice, research grants and educational programs. Prior to arriving at Northwestern, Rebecca worked in the Dean’s office at Thomas Jefferson University’s Jefferson Medical College where she was the Director of Administrative Affairs for the newly formed faculty foundation. Starting in 1989, Rebecca spent six years in departmental administration at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where she worked in Cardiology, Oncology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology and Endocrinology. Rebecca received an MBA in Health Care Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1988 and has a BS in Business Administration from Towson State University in 1983.

Allison E. Curry, PhD, MPH
Senior Scientist and Director of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Center for Injury Research and Prevention
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Allison E. Curry, PhD MPH is a Senior Scientist and the Director of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She serves as a Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator on several projects aimed at preventing motor vehicle-related injuries to children and young adults. Prior to this position, she served as the Director of Research for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Bureau of Vital Statistics. Her research interests are in the areas of injury, pediatric and perinatal epidemiology and epidemiologic methods, and she has collaborated on a variety of epidemiologic projects with researchers from domestic and international academic institutions, local and federal governmental agencies, and non-profit organizations. Dr. Curry earned her BA from Northwestern University, MPH in Epidemiology from the University of California Los Angeles and her PhD in Epidemiology from Emory University in Atlanta. An award-winning scientist, she has been honored for her achievements by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, American Women in Science, and the U.S. Department of Defense’s National Security Education program.

Dennis R. Durbin, MD, MSCE
Professor of Pediatrics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Division of Emergency Medicine
Co-Scientific Director, Center for Injury Research and Prevention
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Dennis R. Durbin, MD, MSCE is a pediatric emergency physician and clinical epidemiologist. He is a Professor of Pediatrics at The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and an attending physician in the Division of Emergency Medicine at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). An internationally recognized leader in pediatric trauma research, he is the Co-Scientific Director of the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at CHOP. Dr Durbin’s research interests are in the area of pediatric injury epidemiology, with particular emphasis on the prevention of motor vehicle occupant injuries to children and the prevention of teen driver crashes. Dr. Durbin has been a major contributor to policy planning and guidance efforts in reducing vehicle-related injuries and deaths among children. He served on the Committee for Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and is a member of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention, Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, and Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. His research has been recognized by a number of organizations with several awards, including the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

C. Neill Epperson, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics & Gynecology
Founder & Director, Penn Center for Women's Behavioral Wellness
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Neill Epperson, M.D. is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics, Gynecology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where she is also the Founder and Director of the Penn Center for Women’s Behavioral Wellness, a clinical and research program in the Departments of Psychiatry and Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Epperson received her M.D. degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed her postdoctoral and research training in psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine where she rose to the level of Associate Professor before moving to Penn in the Fall of 2009. Dr. Epperson’s research focusing on the role of ovarian hormones and neurosteroids in cognition and behavior across the female life span has been funded, in part, by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Drug Abuse, the Ethel F. Donaghue Foundation, the National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Depression, the Dana Foundation, and the National Institute on Aging. Dr. Epperson’s work has been published in prestigious peer-reviewed journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, the Archives of General Psychiatry, Biological Psychiatry, Neuropsychopharmacology, and the journal Menopause.

Deborah Kim, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Penn Center for Women's Behavioral Wellness
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Deborah Kim, MD is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. She is boarded in both psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine.  As director of the Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program, a division of the Penn Center for Women’s Behavioral Wellness, Dr. Kim provides clinical care to women experiencing psychiatric illness in the context of reproductive events.  Dr. Kim is also the director of the medical-psychiatry outpatient clinic at the University of Pennsylvania.  She supervises and teaches residents and fellows as well as medical students.  Dr. Kim is funded by the NIMH (K23) to study transcranial magnetic stimulation for the treatment for depression during pregnancy and has written many peer-reviewed articles on the topic of pregnancy and depression.  Her other research includes studying the fetal HPA axis in women experiencing perinatal stress and looking at neurotrophins and their levels in pregnant women.  Dr. Kim has won awards for her teaching and clinical care including the Earl Bond Award and the Emily B. Harthshorne Mudd Award for significant contributions to the field of Family Health.

Karin L. McGowan, PhD, F(AAM), MS, SM(NRCM)
Director, Microbiology
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Karin L. McGowan, PhD, F(AAM), MS, SM(NRCM) is a Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine with secondary appointments in the Departments of Pediatrics and Microbiology, at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, she is the Director of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  Her areas of research are focused on the laboratory testing of young children with fever, bacteremia, fungal and parasitic infections, and the rapid laboratory diagnosis of pediatric infectious diseases. In addition to her clinical service and research, Dr. McGowan teaches infectious diseases and microbiology to medical students and has received numerous teaching awards including the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award in 1998. Besides her clinical, research, and educational efforts, Dr. McGowan enjoys mentoring junior faculty. In 2005 she was appointed Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Promotion in Pediatric Pathology and that same year received the FOCUS Award for the Advancement of Women in Medicine.  In 2007, she received the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Mentoring Award. Since 2006 she has co-directed the FOCUS Women’s Writers Group which is dedicated to improving the manuscript writing skills of junior faculty.

Peter D. Quinn, DMD, MD
Schoenleber Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Vice Dean for Professional Services
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Senior Vice President for CPUP
University of Pennsylvania Health System

Peter D. Quinn, DMD, MD is Vice Dean for Professional Services at the University of Pennsylvania, and Senior Vice President of the Health System.  In this capacity, he is responsible for financial and operational aspects of CPUP.  Prior to his current role, Dr. Quinn served as the chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and as the Schoenleber Professor and Chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.  He has served as Chair of the Medical Board at HUP and has received the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Alfred Stengel Health System Champion Award for his numerous Medical Center Committee responsibilities.  Dr. Quinn’s main area of research interests is the surgical treatment of disorders of the temporomandibular joint. He has also published widely in the advanced techniques in management of high-flow arteriovenous malformations of the maxillofacial skeleton. 

2010

 

Successful Strategies for Women in Academic Medicine


(This conference is made possible through the generous funding of the Dean of the School of Medicine and a grant from the Trustees' Council of Penn Women)

Date: October 15, 2010 (Friday)
Time: 7:30 AM - 4:15 PM
Location: Hall of Flags, Houston Hall <link>
Perelman Quadrangle, 3417 Spruce Street

 

* Budget reductions in the School of Medicine have significantly impacted the FOCUS program. We therefore must charge this registration fee to help defray conference costs. We thank you for your continued support of FOCUS programs


* * Please make checks payable to "Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania" and indicate in memo portion or anywhere "2010 FOCUS Fall Conference.


PROGRAM
Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine recognizes the importance of women in academic medicine and supports various initiatives that address recruitment, retention, promotion, and overall job satisfaction for women medical faculty. In 1997, with support from the School of Medicine, FOCUS expanded its original mission in order to address the national data that show that, relative to their male colleagues, women medical faculty are over-represented in the junior ranks and are less likely to attain promotion or tenure. The overall program, FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women, maintains a dual mission: to support the advancement and leadership of women in academic medicine, and to promote education and research in women's health.

This conference, Successful Strategies for Women in Academic Medicine, is designed to promote the retention and advancement of women faculty as they face the challenges and realities of academic medicine at Penn. Through plenary sessions and interactive workshops, faculty will have opportunities for skill building and networking designed to support their career progression.

Upon completion of the conference, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss current trends, challenges and realities of academic medicine

  • Employ critical skills and strategic thinking in negotiations related to salary and authorship

  • Gain awareness and knowledge about unconscious bias and emotional intelligence (within self and others) to enhance workplace effectiveness

  • Explore paths to leadership through traditional and non-traditional means

  • Clarify personal and professional development goals

  • Establish networking relationships that foster support, growth and professional success

AUDIENCE: This event is open to all women faculty, instructors, lecturers, fellows and residents at Penn Medicine: MDs & PhDs; all Penn women in academic medicine in any rank or track or department are welcome to attend.

PRESENTER BIOS
A grant to FOCUS from the Trustees' Council of Penn Women has been dedicated toward our guest speaker honoraria.

 

Sigal G. Barsade, PhD
Professor of Management
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Sigal Barsade is a Professor of Management at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, where she has been on the faculty for seven years, and prior to that was a faculty member at Yale University for ten years.  Dr. Barsade has consulted to many large corporations such as Del Monte, GlaxoSmithKline, Levi Strauss, Merrill Lynch, the NBA, Oxford Health Plans, State Farm Insurance and Wyndham Worldwide, public and not for profit corporations such as Philadelphia Gas Works, as well as to small entrepreneurial organizations. The focus of her consulting practice has been on emotional intelligence, organizational culture, organizational change, teamwork and leadership. Dr. Barsade is an award winning researcher and teacher whose academic expertise enables her to integrate cutting edge research tools and knowledge into her consulting practice. She has published in the top academic research journals in her field, and is often interviewed by, and had her research referenced in, the general media, such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Business Week, Time Magazine, US News & World Report, International Herald Tribune, Forbes, LA Times, Oprah Magazine, Fast Company, Slate, ABC News and numerous national and regional news outlets.  Her research and areas of expertise include:

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • Organizational Culture 

  • Leadership and Top Management Teams

  • Emotions in the Workplace

  • Group Dynamics

Ann C. Bonham, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer
Association of American Medical Colleges

Chief Scientific Officer Ann C. Bonham, Ph.D., directs the AAMC's array of programs that support all aspects of research and training. As the primary AAMC contact for external research organizations, Dr. Bonham addresses policy issues affecting research through engagement with key officials in the public and private sectors. Dr. Bonham also works closely with AAMC constituents to address their research and research training needs, and represents the association on the national stage in forums dealing with research policy and administration. Prior to joining the association, Dr. Bonham served as executive associate dean for academic affairs and professor of pharmacology and internal medicine at the University of California at Davis School of Medicine. Dr. Bonham was a member of the UC Davis faculty for nearly 20 years and played a major role in the UC Davis’ expansion of basic biomedical sciences in pharmacology, neurosciences, and membrane and vascular biology and exemplified the School of Medicine’s emphasis on combining research, education and mentoring as interwoven and inseparable missions. As executive associate dean, Dr. Bonham oversaw the School of Medicine’s research, undergraduate medical education, and faculty academic programs. During her tenure, UC Davis School of Medicine’s research funding increased from $106 to $162 million and included an NIH Roadmap Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC), for which she chaired the Executive Committee and the Oversight and Governance Committee. Research training grants also nearly tripled during Bonham’s tenure and included a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Training Grant: Integrating Medical Knowledge into Graduate Education, on which Dr. Bonham was the Program Director. Dr. Bonham led the team which successfully competed for a $100 million philanthropic grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation for a new School of Nursing to create an innovative program that integrated inter-professional education, leadership training, evidence-based practice and health information technology. She previously served as chair of the Department of Pharmacology where, over a two-year period she rebuilt the department, increasing NIH funding by six-fold and increased the number of women faculty from 1 to 5. She also served as vice chair of research for the Department of Internal Medicine, associate chief of research for the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and acting chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. She was twice awarded the UC Davis Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching Science Basic to Medicine and was honored with the American Medical Women’s Association Gender Equity Award for providing a gender-fair environment for the education and training of women physicians. Dr. Bonham’s extensive experience in mentoring scientists and junior faculty, especially women in research, has advanced many careers. She is acclaimed for her role in initiating training opportunities, mentoring women and men who have accepted positions in academics and industry, bringing together investigators to work in teams toward common goals, and fostering collaborations with faculty and department chairs across disciplines. Dr. Bonham’s research interest is in central nervous system regulation of cardiovascular and respiratory functions and how gender, environmental pollutants, and changes in physiological states (i.e. exercise) or pathophysiological states (i.e. hypertension, heart failure, diabetes) alter this regulation. The common theme is the hypothesis that neuroplasticity in the central neural network contributes to the altered regulatory mechanisms. She has a long history of federal funding, has served on various National Institutes of Health and American Heart Association review panels, and was a reviewing editor for the Journal of Physiology.


Catherine J. Morrison, JD
Assistant Professor, Business of Health
The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

Catherine J. Morrison, JD is a negotiation and conflict management expert who helps academic health care institutions become more capable at resolving conflicts and creating effective change.  For each consulting engagement she brings extensive experience as an institutional administrator herself and as an award-winning professor. She employs negotiation and conflict management frameworks that are compatible with clinical diagnostic models and bioscience research approaches and that apply across diverse cultures.  Her consulting clients include Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences, New York University Langone Medical Center, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, University of Vermont College of Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Association of American Medical Colleges, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and others. She is an Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School and Associate Faculty member in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  Catherine is a two-time recipient of the Best of Hopkins teaching award from the graduates of Johns Hopkins University’s Business of Medicine MBA program. She has also received the Excellence in Teaching award from the Graduate Division of Business and Management at Johns Hopkins. She has served in senior administrative roles at the University of Texas Medical Branch, University of Maryland Baltimore, and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, and has practiced law.  She received her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and undergraduate degree from Oakland University. As both a participant and an observer in academic health care management and the practice of law, Catherine recognized the transformative potential of negotiation and conflict for individuals and organizations.  Her consulting, teaching, and research are grounded in the belief that individuals can use negotiation and conflict as a means to define themselves and others.  Effective negotiation can be an opportunity to engage in a collaborative, imaginative dialogue to develop unique ideas and agreements.  When thoughtfully analyzed and appropriately managed, the energy of conflict can be used to strengthen ideas and relationships. Catherine’s favorite place to spend time outside the classroom is in a free weights only gym.  She trains, and occasionally competes, as a power lifter.  After six years of training, she has developed an interesting theory about the relationship between power lifting and conflict management.

 

Jesse P. Joad, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pulmonology
Associate Dean Diversity and Faculty Life Emerita
University of California Davis School of Medicine
Consultant

Jesse Joad, MD,MS is Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Dean Diversity and Faculty Life Emerita from the School of Medicine University of California Davis.  She received her BS, MS (Pharmacology), MD degrees and did her Pediatrics residency, and her Pediatric Pulmonary and Allergy Immunology fellowships all at the University of Iowa.  After three years on the faculty at the University of Illinois, she joined the faculty at the University of California, Davis until she retired one year ago.  Her research interest was how air pollutants (especially ozone and sidestream tobacco smoke) alter innate airway responsiveness and the neural control of airways of young animals.  She served as Director of the Pediatric Asthma Program, Ward Manager, and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Pediatrics.  She served on the  Pulmonary and Allergy Drug Advisory Committee of the FDA. In her role as Associate Dean, she developed multiple faculty development programs, workshops, and series that enhanced and promoted the non-clinical aspects of faculty life, including research, education, leadership, work-life balance.  Highlights include:  1) a school-wide mentoring program for all assistant professors, a program that enrolled over 200 mentor/mentee pairs (about 80% of Assistant Professors in all series), 2) intensive year-long programs for Junior Faculty, Mid-Career Faculty interested in leadership, and Teaching Scholars. She founded the Office of Diversity in the School of Medicine.  The office provided pipeline programs for disadvantaged K-12, college, and postbaccalaureate students and she served as the head of the California Postbaccalaureate Consortium consisting of postbaccalaureate programs at each University of California Medical School.  She revised the search process for faculty recruitments in order to infuse more diversity, cultural competency, and overall strength into our health system.  She lead the Women in Medicine and Science executive group which sponsored four events per year and published a book:  “Under the Plan Tree:  Celebrating Our Founding Women In Medicine”, a book highlighting stories as told by those women.  She founded a URM (underrepresented in medicine) faculty mentorship group, and an LGBT social, educational, and advocacy group. She presently serves as a faculty advisor for ELAM (Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine), as a consultant for the FDA and academic diversity offices, and as a reviewer for the NIH.

2009

 

Successful Strategies for Women in Academic Medicine


(This conference is made possible through the generous funding of the Dean of the School of Medicine and a grant from the Trustees' Council of Penn Women)

Date: November 13, 2009 (Friday)
Time: 7:30 AM - 3:50 PM
Location: Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall <link>
Perelman Quadrangle, 3417 Spruce Street

 

* Budget reductions in the School of Medicine have significantly impacted the FOCUS program. We therefore, for the first time, must charge this registration fee to help defray conference costs. We thank you for your continued support of FOCUS programs


* * Please make checks payable to "Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania" and indicate in memo portion or anywhere "2009 FOCUS Fall Conference.


PROGRAM
Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine recognizes the importance of women in academic medicine and supports various initiatives that address recruitment, retention, promotion, and overall job satisfaction for women medical faculty. In 1997, with support from the School of Medicine, FOCUS expanded its original mission in order to address the national data that show that, relative to their male colleagues, women medical faculty are over-represented in the junior ranks and are less likely to attain promotion or tenure. The overall program, FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women, maintains a dual mission: to support the advancement and leadership of women in academic medicine, and to promote education and research in women's health.

This conference, Successful Strategies for Women in Academic Medicine, is designed to promote the retention and advancement of women faculty as they face the challenges and realities of academic medicine at Penn. Through plenary sessions and interactive workshops, faculty will have opportunities for skill building and networking designed to support their career progression.

Upon completion of the conference, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss current trends, challenges and realities of academic medicine

  • Employ critical skills and strategic thinking regarding finance and budgets to more effectively advocate and negotiate with department leaders

  • Gain knowledge and perspective regarding unconscious gender bias and work-family balance

  • Clarify personal and professional development goals

  • Explore ways to enhance one’s career through traditional and non-traditional paths

  • Establish networking relationships that foster support, growth and professional success

AUDIENCE: This event is open to all women faculty, instructors, lecturers, fellows and residents at Penn Medicine: MDs & PhDs. all Penn women in academic medicine in any rank or track or department are welcome to attend.

PRESENTER BIOS
A grant to FOCUS from the Trustees' Council of Penn Women has been dedicated toward our guest speaker honoraria.

 

Jocelyn D. Chertoff, MD, MS, FACR
Associate Professor of Radiology and Obstetrics and Gynecology
Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs
Dartmouth Medical School
Vice Chair, Department of Radiology
Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program
Assistant Medical Director for Medical Staff Affairs
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Dr. Chertoff is an Associate Professor of Radiology and of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. She is Vice Chair of the Department of Radiology, Program Director for the Diagnostic Radiology Residency, Director of the Section of Gastrointestinal Radiology, Assistant Medical Director for Medical Staff Affairs for Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, and Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs at Dartmouth Medical School.

She grew up in New York City and graduated from Brown University, then from University of Vermont College of Medicine. Following a Transitional Internship at Hartford Hospital and a Pediatric Internship at University of Connecticut Health Sciences Center, and after spending two years in a physician shortage area in New York State, and serving as the Medical Director for Vermont EMS, she returned to the Medical Center of Vermont for a Residency in Radiology and a Fellowship in Cross-Sectional Imaging. She came to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center after completing her training in 1991. She was a 2003-2004 Fellow of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women, and she received a Master’s degree from the Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences at Dartmouth College in 2005.

Dr. Chertoff is particularly interested in workforce issues in Radiology, in Gastrointestinal Imaging, in resident education, in issues for women physicians, and in faculty development. She serves on multiple institutional and national committees. She is married with three children.

Ann Schwind, MHA
Chief Administrative Officer
University of Minnesota Medical School

Ann Schwind, MHA is chief administrative officer for the University of Minnesota Medical School.  She oversees administrative services provided by the Dean’s Office and the School’s eight administrative centers.  She also has responsibility for Medical School planning, particularly as it relates to space, renovations, and the interface between the Medical School and UMPhysicians, the separately incorporated faculty practice plan.

Previous experience includes a decade at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine as chief financial officer and associate dean for administration, 15 years at Harvard Medical School as administrative dean for planning and several years as a director in the health care practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers.  Ann has an undergraduate degree in business administration, a masters in health administration and a certificate in accountancy.  She has chaired numerous committees for the American Association of Medical Colleges and has been a faculty member in AAMC education programs.

Ann lives in St. Paul with her husband, Manuel Vivas.  Their two children are in college.

Valerie A. Arkoosh, MD, MPH
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
President-elect, National Physicians Alliance

Dr. Valerie Arkoosh is the President-elect of the National Physicians Alliance, a multispecialty physician organization founded as a professional home for physicians to focus on the core values of service, integrity and advocacy with a patient-centered view.  She is currently a member of the Board’s Executive Committee and chairs the organization’s Secure Health Care For All Campaign, which seeks to guarantee high quality, affordable health care for all.

Dr. Arkoosh holds the Master of Public Health degree, with a concentration in Health Policy, from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  Her policy study has focused on ways to provide access to health care for uninsured Americans with a particular emphasis on the impact of comprehensive state-based health care reform efforts.  Dr. Arkoosh received the Doctor of Medicine from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and a B.A. in economics from Northwestern University.

Dr. Arkoosh is Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.  Dr. Arkoosh’s medical practice has centered on the care of the obstetric patient during labor and delivery.  Her research has focused on drugs and devices using the spinal route of administration to produce labor analgesia. Dr. Arkoosh is an examiner for the American Board of Anesthesiology and an elected member of the Association of University Anesthesiologists.  She has won several resident teaching awards.  Dr. Arkoosh has served as President of the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP), an organization focused on the provision of optimal care to women during labor and delivery.  Prior to joining the University of Pennsylvania, she was Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Dr. Arkoosh also has an avid interest in improving maternal and infant health in developing countries.  She has participated in three medical missions to Kenya with Operation Smile and facilitated the development of SOAP’s International Outreach Program.

Jill M. Baren, MD, MBE, FACEP, FAAP
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
President of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

Dr. Baren is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She serves as the Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Education within the Emergency Medicine residency training program and a clinical and research liaison between the two emergency departments. She has been awarded the “mentor of the year award” twice by the Department of Emergency Medicine and has been named to the teaching honor role and awarded the divisional teaching award for many years with her colleagues in the Division of Emergency Medicine at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Baren is the current President of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, the largest organization in the specialty devoted to research and education. She is immediate past chair of the Subboard of Pediatric Emergency Medicine of the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Emergency Medicine, and past chair of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Baren is the senior editor of the textbook, “Pediatric Emergency Medicine” and co-editor of a case-based teaching text, “Emergency Medicine Pearls,” an Associate Editor for the journal Academic Emergency Medicine and editorial board member of Journal Watch Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Baren completed a Master of Bioethics degree in the Department of Medical Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania several years ago with a concentration on research ethics and currently serves as faculty for ethics courses in the medical school and in the graduate degree program at the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania.  She conducts clinical trials in the area of acute neurological emergencies and focuses on the issues of informed consent, parental decision making for children’s participation in research, human subjects protections in clinical trials, and special protections of research subjects in emergency circumstances. Dr. Baren is a funded investigator receiving grants from the National Institute of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Emergency Medicine Foundation.

Katherine Margo, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Director of Medical Student Programs
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Dr. Margo has been the Director of Medical Student Programs for the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health since 2000. She runs the family medicine clerkship and various electives, and is co-director of the Doctor-Patient Communication course for MS1’s as well as a small group leader for several other medical student courses. 

She was one of the founding members and current Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Sayre Health Center, a new Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in the Sayre High School in West Philadelphia.  For the past few years, she has been able to send two medical students there as their clerkship site, to work with an underserved patient population. 

Nationally Dr. Margo is very active in the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM).  She is the Founding director of STFM’s Predoctoral Director Development Institute, an institute to train faculty to design and run medical student programs.  She is the STFM representative to the Alliance for Clinical Education, a group that represents eight core disciplines’ national clerkship director groups.  Dr. Margo has recently been on a task force which has written a new national family medicine curriculum for medical students and is an Associate Editor for FMCases, a national initiative of online patient cases that cover the core topics of the new national curriculum.

2008

 

Successful Strategies for Women in Academic Medicine


(This conference is made possible through the generous funding of the Dean of the School of Medicine and a grant from the Trustees' Council of Penn Women)

Date: November 14, 2008 (Friday)
Time: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Location: The Inn at Penn
Woodlands Ballroom
3600 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine recognizes the importance of women in academic medicine and supports various initiatives that address recruitment, retention, promotion, and overall job satisfaction for women medical faculty. In 1997, with support from the School of Medicine, FOCUS expanded its original mission in order to address the well-documented national issue that, relative to their male colleagues, women medical faculty are over-represented in the junior ranks and are less likely to attain promotion or tenure. The overall program, FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women, maintains a dual mission: to support the advancement and leadership of women in academic medicine, and to promote education and research in women's health.

This conference, Successful Strategies for Women in Academic Medicine, is designed to promote the retention and advancement of women faculty as they face the challenges and realities of academic medicine at Penn. Through plenary sessions and interactive workshops, faculty will have opportunities for skill building and networking designed to support their career progression.

Upon completion of the conference, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss current trends, challenges and realities of academic medicine

  • Employ crucial leadership skills to effectively navigate the dynamic environment of academic medicine

  • Gain critical skills in time management and decision making processes

  • Clarify personal and professional development goals

  • Establish mentoring relationships that foster support, growth and professional success

PRESENTER BIOS

A grant to FOCUS from the Trustees' Council of Penn Women has been dedicated toward our guest speaker honoraria.

Denice Cora-Bramble, MD, MBA
Professor of Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine
Executive Director, Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health
Children's National Medical Center

Denice Cora-Bramble, MD, MBA is the Executive Director of the Diana L. and Stephen A. Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. The Goldberg Center is one of the six Centers of Excellence at Children’s Hospital and includes the Divisions of General Pediatrics, Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Pediatric Dentistry, the Child and Adolescent Protection Center, the Mobile Health Program, seven health centers and multiple related programs. The Goldberg Center is the largest provider of pediatric primary care in the District of Columbia, delivering more than 78,000 visits per year and serving an urban, multicultural population.

In her role as Executive Director, Dr. Cora-Bramble leads the clinical, research, education and advocacy activities of the Goldberg Center. She is the first minority and currently the only woman to lead a clinical Center of Excellence at CNMC. She provides leadership to a multi-site staff of over 190, to include more than 38 medical and dental faculty members. She is a Professor of Pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine. As a bilingual, board-certified pediatrician, Dr. Cora-Bramble has developed and implemented national and local programs that increase access to health care services for underserved populations. Her areas of expertise and interest are community pediatrics, faculty development and cultural competency. She is the recipient of the Academic Pediatric Association and American Academy of Pediatrics’ 2007 National Pediatric Community Teaching Award, the highest national honor in community pediatric education. She was also the Association of American Medical Colleges’ 2007 Robert G. Petersdorf Scholar-in-Residence. She has received multiple awards from organizations such as the American Public Health Association, George Washington University, District of Columbia Public Schools and the Metropolitan Washington Public Health Association. Her work in community pediatrics was featured in the Advocate for Children section of the national pediatric journal, Contemporary Pediatrics.

After finishing a Bachelor of Science degree at George Washington University and a Doctor of Medicine degree from Howard University College of Medicine, she began her career in community pediatrics as a school physician in the public schools of the District of Columbia. She subsequently held several leadership positions at the George Washington University Medical Center, including Executive Medical Director for Medicaid Managed Care and Community Health in the Office of the Vice President for Health Affairs and Director of the School of Public Health and Health Service’s Community Oriented Primary Care Track. Dr. Cora-Bramble also served at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as the Director of the Quality Center in the Bureau of Primary Health Care and as Chief of the Primary Care Medical Education Branch at the Bureau of Health Professions.

In addition to her medical training, Dr. Cora-Bramble completed a three-year W.K. Kellogg Foundation Leadership Fellowship and recently finished a Master in Business Administration with a concentration in Medical Services Management from Johns Hopkins University.

 

Susan R. Johnson, MD, MS
Associate Provost for Faculty
University of Iowa
Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Epidemiology
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Dr. Susan R. Johnson received her B.S, M.D., and an M.S. in Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health from the University of Iowa. She completed residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and then joined the faculty of that Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, where she is now Professor. In 1999 she received a secondary appointment in the Department of Epidemiology in the College of Public Health. Dr. Johnson’s clinical and research interests are in the areas of Premenstrual Syndrome, and menopausal health issues, particularly the use of hormones and other drugs for prevention in post menopausal women. She was the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in the Carver College of Medicine from 1994 to 2003, and since July, 2005 serves as the Associate Provost for Faculty at the university level.

Her interest in time management began many years ago, as she found herself struggling with how to get everything done on time. In 1998, after amassing the world’s largest collection of TM books, she decided to read them and apply the principles found therein. A co-worker, after observing that the top of her desk was visible for the first time in anyone’s memory, asked her to present a talk to the office staff. Since then, Dr. Johnson has made more than 100 presentations on this topic to physicians, support personnel, managers, students, and a variety of other groups at the University of Iowa and around the country. In addition, between September 2003 and June 2005, she had the opportunity to work one-on-one with over 50 faculty and staff members in their offices. In 2006, based on her contributions regarding faculty time management and organization, Dr. Johnson was appointed to the editorial advisory board of Academic Physician & Scientist.

 

Kathy Pearson, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor, Operations and Information Management Department
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Senior Consultant and Director of Executive Development
Decision Strategies International (DSI)

Kathy Pearson, PhD serves as an adjunct associate professor in the Operations and Information Management Department at The Wharton School. She has taught operations management courses in the MBA program and Executive Master’s of Technology Management programs as well as Probability and Statistics, Simulation Modeling, and other courses for the department and the University of Pennsylvania. In 2006, Dr. Pearson was honored with the "Goes above and beyond the call of duty" award by the 2007 Wharton MBA class. In addition Dr. Pearson is a senior consultant and Director, Executive Education for Decision Strategies International (DSI), a management consulting firm focused on scenario-based strategic planning and decision-making.

Dr. Pearson is heavily involved in Executive Education at The Wharton School and DSI, teaching on a variety of topics such as Critical Thinking, Scenario Planning, Strategic Decision Making, Project Management, and Stakeholder Analysis. As Academic Director for many programs, she is responsible for the design of the academic curriculum, the integration of the material, and the overall educational quality of the program. Specifically, Dr. Pearson has served as the Academic Director for the Wharton Executive Management Program for Academic Surgery Leaders, the Patient Safety Leadership Academy Executive Program, the Wharton Nursing Leaders Program, and the GlaxoSmithKline Executive Management Program for Pharmacy Leaders. Many of her clients are in the health care field, but she has also worked with executives from a wide variety of industries, including financial services, professional services, and the manufacturing sector, and has taught at Cedep at INSEAD in Fountainebleau, France.

Dr. Pearson’s industrial experience includes analytical support for the pharmaceutical industry, various hospital groups, the Department of Defense, and several manufacturing companies. Most recently, she has served on a number of quality management and Best Practice teams for a major health care company, has been heavily involved in developing computer simulation models for the health care industry, and has worked with several professional organizations in developing long-term strategic business plans. In addition, she has worked with hospital clinicians in the area of patient safety.

Dr. Pearson received her B.S. degree in theoretical mathematics from Auburn University, her M.S. degree in Decision Sciences from Georgia State University, and her Ph.D. in industrial engineering (concentration in statistics) from Northwestern University.

2007

 

Successful Strategies for Women in Academic Medicine


(A CME-certified Course, supported by the School of Medicine and the trustees' Council of Penn Women)

Date: November 16, 2007 (Friday)


Time: 7:45 am - 4:30 pm

Location: The Hilton Inn at Penn
3600 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine recognizes the importance of women in academic medicine and supports various initiatives that address recruitment, retention, promotion, and overall job satisfaction for women medical faculty. In 1997, with support from the School of Medicine, FOCUS expanded its original mission in order to address the well-documented national issue that, relative to their male colleagues, women medical faculty are over-represented in the junior ranks and are less likely to attain promotion or tenure. The overall program, FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women, maintains a dual mission: to support the advancement and leadership of women in academic medicine, and to promote education and research in women's health.

This conference, Successful Strategies for Women in Academic Medicine, is designed to promote the retention and advancement of women faculty as they face the challenges and realities of academic medicine at Penn. Through plenary sessions and interactive workshops, faculty will have opportunities for skill building and networking designed to support their career progression.

Upon completion of the conference, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss current trends, challenges and realities of academic medicine

  • Employ crucial leadership skills to efficiently and successfully navigate the dynamic environment of academic medicine

  • Gain skills for effective communication and presentation of scientific work

  • Clarify personal and professional development goals and create a career agenda

  • Establish mentoring relationships that foster support, growth and professional success

PRESENTER BIOS

Julie A. Freischlag, MD <link>
The William Stewart Halsted Professor
Chair, Department of Surgery
Surgeon-in-Chief
Department of Surgery
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Julie Ann Freischlag, MD is The William Stewart Halsted Professor, Chair of the Department of Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Freischlag came to Johns Hopkins in 2003, from the University of California in Los Angeles, where she was Chief of the Vascular Surgery Division and Director of the Gonda (Goldschmied) Vascular Center. She completed her surgical residency and post residency Vascular Fellowship at UCLA. Before she returned to work at UCLA, she was a Professor of Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin where she was also the Vice Chair of the Vascular Surgery Section and Chief of Surgery at Zablocki VA Medical Center. Dr. Freischlag is recognized nationally and internationally as an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of thoracic outlet syndrome. She is presently conducting a quality of life study on all patients before and years after surgical intervention for this disease. She is the national principal investigator of the VA OVER trial (Open Versus Endovascular Repair) of abdominal aortic aneurysms. The study is a prospective randomized trial which has already randomized over 800 patients from 34 medical centers across the country. She is the Editor of the Archives of Surgery which is one of the major surgical journals. She also serves on several other editorial boards. She has published over 135 manuscripts, numerous abstracts and book chapters.

Monica McGrath, PhD <link>
Founder and CEO, Resources for Leadership, Inc.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Management Department
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Monica McGrath, PhD is the operating principle of Resources for Leadership, Inc. and an experienced leadership development consultant and executive coach. Recent clients have included FMC Agriculture Products, Bowne, Inc., Women's World Bank, Siemens Medical Systems, Colgate Palmolive Company, Yves Rocher North America, Hills Pet Nutrition, and Unisys Corporation. Dr. McGrath also serves as adjunct faculty at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and as co-leader for Wharton's first leadership course for women, Women in Leadership: Legacies and Opportunities. She is the academic director for a number of Wharton Executive Education programs including The Executive Coaching Workshop and an innovative new program for women, Career Comeback: A UBS Fellowship Program for Professional Women Reentering the Workforce. Dr. McGrath received her PhD in adult learning and organizational psychology from Temple University. She is a graduate of a Harvard University Kennedy School executive program, The Art and Practice of Leadership Development. She continues to evolve in her own leadership and teamwork capabilities as a member of a competitive women's dragon boat team and has completed the Wharton Leadership Trek to Mt. Everest region and Wharton's Leadership Trek to Bhutan. More information can be obtained on her website: www.resourcesforleadership.com

Lisa B. Marshall <link>
Entrepreneur

Lisa B. Marshall has background and experience in technology, science and adult education and has been delivering communication programs for over a dozen years. Programs include seminars and workshops in areas such as public speaking, teambuilding, interviewing and podcasting. A sample listing of her institutional clients includes Stanford University, Harvard University, Genentech Inc, NY Academy of Science, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and University of Pennsylvania. However, she also works one-on-one with professionals, at all levels, in both industry and academia. She has a BS from Drexel University and dual concentration MA in organizational communication and interpersonal/intercultural communication from the State University at Albany. She is currently working on a book and blog with the same name -- Art of Speaking Science.

Now here's the REAL story: One day--a long time ago, my boss Jane, called me into her office to give me a bit of advice. She told me, "Lisa, you are just too passionate!" She went on, but all I heard was "blah, blah, blah, blah, blah" (remember the teacher on the Charlie Brown cartoons?) I thought to myself...WHAT?? Is she nuts? It is IMPOSSIBLE to be TOO passionate. This was one of the few things I was absolutely certain about. By example, John had taught me just how important it is to share passion and inspire others. You see, when I met John he was terminally ill. He had been infected with HIV from infected blood products yet was NEVER negative or sour about his situation. In fact, John was dying from a horrible disease yet he was the most alive person that I have ever met. That's why I married him. He was full of zeal. Maybe you have met someone like this? He was the kind of person that naturally attracts other people-like a magnet. His passion was contagious and he inspired me to find my passion and share it with others.

 

I felt deeply (and still do) that communication was perhaps the most important skill for professional and personal success so I decided on a masters degree in communication with a double concentration: interpersonal /intercultural and organizational. During those years I received not only a formal education from the University of New York, but also, through John, I was getting an informal education in communication and passion. Eventually, John died. I was sad, but I never lost my passion for communication. In 2001, it was time to devote myself full time to my passion. From public speaking, to teambuilding, to podcasting, I knew I wanted to help people to improve their ability to communicate in a clear, concise, and compelling manner. My focus has been on scientific professionals because I like working with smart, passionate leaders. Although I am very pleased with my prestigious client list, I am most proud of the genuinely enthusiastic emails and phone calls that I get. I love it when I hear that my client landed their dream job, or they got additional funding, or that they received glowing compliments on their communication skills. It is these successes that inspire me to continue to share my passion for effective communication. Today, I continue to be passionate about my business and I'm also passionate about two big additions to my life-- my identical twin daughters, Ariana and Daniela. Am I too passionate? Impossible.

2006

 

Successful Strategies for Women in Academic Medicine

(CME certification: This activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits)

Date: December 1, 2006 (Friday)
Time: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Location: The Hilton Inn at Penn
3600 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine recognizes the importance of women in academic medicine and supports various initiatives that address recruitment, retention, promotion, and overall job satisfaction for women medical faculty. In 1997, with support from the School of Medicine, FOCUS expanded its original mission in order to address the well-documented national issue that, relative to their male colleagues, women medical faculty are over-represented in the junior ranks and are less likely to attain promotion or tenure. The overall program, FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women, maintains a dual mission: to support the advancement and leadership of women in academic medicine, and to promote education and research in women's health.

This conference, Successful Strategies for Women in Academic Medicine, is designed to promote the retention and advancement of women faculty as they face the challenges and realities of academic medicine at Penn. Through plenary sessions and interactive workshops, faculty will have opportunities for skill building and networking designed to support their career progression. Upon completion of the conference, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss current trends, challenges and realities of academic medicine.

  • Employ crucial leadership and negotiation skills to efficiently and successfully navigate the dynamic environment of academic medicine.

  • Clarify personal and professional development goals and agendas.

  • Establish mentoring relationships that foster support, growth and professional success.

PRESENTER BIOS

Valerie P. Castle, MD <link>
Ravitz Foundation Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Chair, Department of Pediatrics
University of Michigan Mott Children's Hospital

Valerie P. Castle, M.D. is Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases at the University of Michigan School of Medicine. Prior to becoming chair, Dr. Castle served as Associate Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs at the University of Michigan. Dr. Castle received her bachelor's degree from McGill University in Montreal and her medical degree from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. She completed fellowship training in pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the University of Michigan, joining the University of Michigan faculty in 1990.

Dr. Castle's research work has focused on the childhood cancer neuroblastoma. Her laboratory has been funded by the National Cancer Institute and by several foundations. Dr. Castle has received a number of awards and honors. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a former American Society of Hematology Scholar and Centennial Fellow of the Medical Research Council of Canada. She has served in a number of positions and committees for the University of Michigan Health System and University including Associate Chair for Research, in the Department of Pediatrics. At the national level, Dr. Castle is a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs, a member of the Advisory Panel on Research for the Association of American Medical Colleges, and a member of council for the Society of Pediatric Research. Dr. Castle has been recognized in the Guide to America's Top Pediatricians and "Best Doctors" in America.

As Chair of Pediatrics at the University of Michigan she is responsible for a Department with 527 faculty and staff, 128 trainees and a Departmental clinical and research budget of $55.5 million. She has experience in the design and implementation of academic compensation programs that link salary to performance as well as a strong interest in management strategies that ensure faculty career advancement.

Evelyn F. Murphy, PhD <link>
President, The WAGE Project, Inc.
Resident Scholar, Women's Studies Research Center
Brandeis University
Former Lt. Governor of Massachusetts

Evelyn Murphy, author of Getting Even: Why Women Don't Get Paid Like Men and What To Do About It, is the founding President of the WAGE (Women Are Getting Even) Project, Inc. a national organization dedicated to eliminating the gender wage gap, and a Resident Scholar of the Women's Studies Research Center at Brandeis University.

Working as an economist, public official, politician, corporate director, and frequent public speaker, Evelyn Murphy has spent her professional life bringing urgent issues into public debate. In the late 1970s, as the Massachusetts Secretary of Environmental Affairs, she led the state's fight-all the way to the US Supreme Court-to stop the US Interior Department from allowing oil and gas companies to drill in the rich fishing grounds of Georges Bank. This became the first-ever successful attempt to block energy exploration in the outer continental shelf. Under Governor Michael Dukakis, Dr. Murphy was the state's Secretary of Economic Affairs, where she created economic policies that set the state's course for economic prosperity in the 1980s. In 1986, Murphy was elected Massachusetts' lieutenant governor-the first woman in the state's 210-year history to hold statewide office. Prior to that, no woman had been elected Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Treasurer, Auditor or US Senator in seemingly liberal Massachusetts. In political life, she has been active in influencing public policy and elected officials right to the very top of American government: she has testified before Congress, worked frequently with the Massachusetts Congressional delegation, and dealt with White House staff in the Carter and Clinton administrations.

After campaigning for governor in 1990, Dr. Murphy became a corporate director of a number of companies, including Bay State HMO; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts; Flighttime; the Shawmut National Banks of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut; and Fleet National Bank, Fleet Mortgage Company, and Fleet Credit Card Corporation. She also served as an executive vice president at Massachusetts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, where she directed public, legislative and media relations, and was founder and president of BCBSMA's Healthcare and Policy Institute. Today she is a corporate director of Citizens Energy Corporation and SBLI USA Mutual Life Insurance.

Evelyn Murphy's civic activities are many. For the last ten years she has co-chaired the annual fundraiser for Rosie's Place, a homeless women's shelter, an event always attended by 1200-1500 Bostonians. She has chaired the Women's Leadership fundraiser for the United Way of Massachusetts Bay. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of The Commonwealth Institute, a member of the Visiting Committee of Boston University's School of Public Health, Director of The Polaris Project and Honorary Chair of the Lost Coin Women's Fund. She is a member of the International Women's Forum and The Boston Club. She is a frequent speaker as well as a guest commentator or television analyst on politics, business, health care, economics, and women's issues. In her spare time, she has trained for and run the Boston Marathon five times is a life-long avid fan of the Boston Red Sox.

Dr. Murphy received her B.A. in mathematics at Duke University, an M.A. in economics from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in economics at Duke University. She has been a visiting fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. She holds honorary degrees from ten colleges and universities and is the recipient of over one hundred awards, including the Amelia Earhart award of the Women's Educational and Industrial Union and the Distinguished Service Award of the National Sierra Club.

G. Richard Shell, JD <link>
Thomas Gerrity Professor
Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics and Management
Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania

G. Richard Shell is the Thomas Gerrity Professor in the Legal Studies and Management Departments at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he has taught since 1986.He is the Academic Director for Wharton's Executive Negotiation Workshop, a weeklong course on negotiation theory and practice offered at Wharton's Aresty Institute for Executive Education, and author of two books: Bargaining for Advantage: Negotiation Strategies for Reasonable People (2nd Edition, Penguin 2006) and a work on competitive strategy and law entitled Make the Rules or Your Rivals Will (Crown Business 2004).

Dr. Shell is an internationally recognized expert in negotiations and strategy, as well as an award-winning teacher. He has lectured to some of the world's most influential corporate, nonprofit and political leaders at venues such as the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and the World Negotiation Forum in New York City. Wharton students have honored Professor Shell with numerous teaching prizes, and his professional peers have recognized his scholarly contributions to the dispute resolution field by giving his work some of their top awards. BusinessWeek's bi-annual "Guide to the Best Business Schools" consistently lists Dr. Shell as one of the Wharton School's top ten professors based on polls of Wharton School graduates.

As a consultant, Dr. Shell has worked for over 100 business firms and nonprofit organizations. His clients include: General Electric, Johnson & Johnson, Citibank, Merck & Company, Hewlett-Packard, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Christie's, the Pew Charitable Trusts, American Association of Medical Colleges, and the United Food and Commercial Workers International. He has also worked closely with the Federal Bureau of Investigation's crisis negotiations unit and its hostage negotiation training program.

As a scholar, Dr. Shell has published widely on the subjects of negotiation, dispute resolution, and strategy in leading business and legal journals. He has been a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School's Program on Negotiation, testified before Congress on public policy questions related to litigation and dispute resolution, and published opinion articles for such publications as Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. Bargaining for Advantage won the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution's 1999 Book Award for Excellence and has been translated into twelve languages. Make the Rules or Your Rivals Will is available in English, Russian, and Chinese. Professor Shell is currently working on a new book called The Art of Woo: Influence, Persuasion and Negotiation Inside Organizations. It will be published in 2007 by Portfolio/Penguin.

2005

 

Successful Strategies for Women in Academic Medicine

(A CME-certified conference)

Date: Friday, October 21, 2005
Time: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Location: The Hilton Inn at Penn
3600 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine recognizes the importance of women in academic medicine and supports various initiatives that address recruitment, retention, promotion, and overall job satisfaction for women medical faculty. In 1997, with support from the School of Medicine, FOCUS expanded its original mission in order to address the well-documented national issue that, relative to their male colleagues, women medical faculty are over-represented in the junior ranks and are less likely to attain promotion or tenure. The overall program, FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women, maintains a dual mission: to support the advancement and leadership of women in academic medicine, and to promote education and research in women's health.

This conference, Successful Strategies for Women in Academic Medicine, is designed to promote the retention and advancement of women faculty as they face the challenges and realities of academic medicine at Penn. Through plenary sessions and interactive workshops, faculty will have opportunities for skill building and networking designed to support their career progression. Upon completion of the conference, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss current trends, challenges and realities of academic medicine.

  • Employ crucial leadership and negotiation skills to efficiently and successfully navigate the dynamic environment of academic medicine.

  • Clarify personal and professional development goals and agendas.

  • Establish mentoring relationships that foster support, growth and professional success.

  • Demystify the promotion process at Penn by examining the process by which faculty can successfully prepare for and achieve promotion.

PRESENTER BIOS

Molly Carnes, MD, MS
Professor, Depts. of Medicine, Psychiatry, and Industrial & Systems Engineering
Director, Center for Women's Health Research and Co-director, Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute (WISELI) University of Wisconsin - Madison
Director, Women Veterans Clinic, William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital

Dr. Molly Carnes did her undergraduate work at the University of Michigan and received her M.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She trained in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at the University of Wisconsin where she earned a Masters of Science Degree in Population Health. At the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Carnes is a Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Psychiatry, and Industrial and Systems Engineering; she directs three federally-funded training programs all aimed at developing a diverse cadre of academic leaders in women's health. She is also co-director of an ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award from the National Science Foundation which focuses on the development and evaluation of strategies to increase participation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering. Dr. Carnes is the PI on a newly awarded $14M NIH Grant - Training and Education to Advance Multidisciplinary Clinical Research (TEAM) Program.

Dr. Carnes is committed to transforming the academic culture to be more welcoming of women and supportive of their career advancement. She is using women's health research as a venue to accomplish this and similarly a theme of research on health differences and disparities among women to increase the diversity of women entering academic careers. In 1999, Dr. Carnes received the distinct honor of becoming the first Jean Manchester Biddick Professor of Women's Health Research. She is the recipient of 2001 Addis Costello Internist of the Year Award by the American College of Physicians American Society of Internal Medicine - Wisconsin Chapter, the 2002 YWCA Woman of Distinction Award, the 2003 University of Wisconsin Doris Slesinger Women Faculty Mentor Award, the 2004 Dane County Athena Award, the 2004 Cabinet 99 Award from the Wisconsin Alumni Association and the AAMC 2004 Women in Medicine Leadership Development Award.

Dr. Carnes states, "There was a time when women's voices were not heard. Now is an exciting time -we have reached a critical mass of women in leadership positions, so that if we work together, not only will we be heard, but we will create a symphony of positive, healthy changes throughout the world."

Debra E. Meyerson, PhD
Associate Professor of Education and Organizational Behavior
Schools of Education and (by courtesy) Graduate School of Business
Stanford University

Debra Meyerson, PhD is an Associate Professor of Education and Organizational Behavior within Stanford University's Schools of Education and (by courtesy) Graduate School of Business. Her research focuses on tactics of change to advance social responsibility and equity within work organizations. She also conducts research on the cultural reproduction of gender and race inequities in organizations and more recently has examined the ways in which men and women construct boundaries between work and non-work spheres of life through their use of communication technologies.

Meyerson currently teaches courses on organizational change, cultural diversity, and the leadership of social change and has given workshops on her research to organizations in the profit, not-for-profit, and public sectors throughout the world. She is author of the book, Tempered Radicals: How Everyday Leaders Inspire Change at Work (2001) and over forty articles and chapters in academic and mainstream publications. Debra's work has been featured in national media including The Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, Business Week, Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle, and others. She has been repeatedly named by the San Francisco Business Journal as one of the Bay Area's most influential women in business and was recently honored by the National Organization for Women as "Educator of the Year."

Meyerson received her B.S. and M.S. from M.I.T. and Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Stanford University.

Deborah A. Driscoll, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Deborah A. Driscoll, MD is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. A graduate of Smith College and New York University School of Medicine, she completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a fellowship in Clinical and Molecular Genetics at Penn. Dr. Driscoll is internationally recognized for her research on DiGeorge and velocardiofacial syndrome, the 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, and congenital heart defects. She is involved in several professional societies including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American College of Medical Genetics. She is a highly regarded clinician specializing in prenatal genetic diagnosis, genetic screening and adolescent and pediatric gynecology. At Penn she is recognized as an outstanding teacher and has been the recipient of several teaching awards. She was the course director for the Clinical Clerkship in Obstetrics and Gynecology and has served as co-director of the Reproduction module. Dr. Driscoll also serves on numerous committees in the School of Medicine and the Health System.

David Jamison, CFP (R)

David Jamison is a financial planner with Vanguard's Institutional Financial Planning Services group with over 10 years of financial services experience. His primary responsibility is to develop and deliver financial education workshops to employees of Vanguard's 401 (k) and 403(b)(7) clients. Prior to joining Vanguard's financial education group, he founded and managed a multi-disciplined, registered investment advisory firm serving individuals, pension and profit sharing plans, fiduciaries, and corporations. In this capacity, he worked as a key member of financial planning teams in collaboration with clients, attorneys and CPAs. He also selected and monitored the performance of third-party portfolio management services offered by other investment advisors. David received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Palm Beach Atlantic University and has completed extensive graduate work in the field of Taxation at Florida International University. He is a NASD licensed Series 6 and 63 representative Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) Registered Health Underwriter (RHU), and a member of the Financial Planning Association.

2004

 

Successful Strategies for Women in Academic Medicine

Friday, October 15, 2004
7:45 AM - 4:30 PM

College of Physicians of Philadelphia
19 South 22nd Street
(on 22nd St. between Market and Chestnut)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women, with support from the School of Medicine, cordially invites you to attend our seventh annual Leadership Mentoring Conference.

Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine recognizes the importance of women in academic medicine and supports various initiatives that address recruitment, retention, promotion, and overall job satisfaction of their women medical faculty. In 1997, with the Dean's support, FOCUS expanded its original mission to encompass advocacy for women in academic medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The FOCUS Leadership Mentoring Program for Women in Academic Medicine was established to address the well-documented national issue that, relative to their male colleagues, women medical faculty are over-represented in junior ranks and are less likely to attain promotion or tenure. The overall program, FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women, maintains a two-part mission: to support the advancement and leadership of women in academic medicine, and to promote education and research in women's health, both in the academic health center and in the community. The long range goal is the growth of gender equity in medical education and in the research and delivery of health care at Penn.

This conference, entitled Successful Strategies for Women in Academic Medicine, is designed to promote the retention and advancement of women faculty as they face the challenges and realities of academic medicine at Penn. Through plenary sessions and interactive workshops, faculty will have opportunities for skill building and networking designed to support their career progression.

Upon completion of this conference, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss current trends, challenges and realities of academic medicine.

  • Employ crucial leadership and negotiation skills to efficiently and successfully navigate the dynamic environment of academic medicine.

  • Clarify personal and professional development goals and agendas.

  • Establish mentoring relationships that foster support, growth and professional success.

  • Demystify the promotion process at Penn by examining the process by which faculty can successfully prepare for and achieve promotion.

PRESENTERS:

PHYLLIS L. CARR, MD


Phyllis L. Carr, MD is Associate Dean of Students and Associate Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. She was formerly the Director of the Women's Health Elective at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She is also an editor of a multidisciplinary text on women's health for primary care providers, The Medical Care of Women, W.B. Saunders, published in 1995 and In a Page: Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health, Blackwell published in 2003. She has been active in curriculum development in this area, participating in a multi-institutional panel for the Society of General Internal Medicine "Women's Health Curriculum: The Nitty-Gritty of Implementation" (May, 1996). She was Co-Chair of the Education Committee of the Center of Excellence in Women's Health at Harvard Medical School, and as part of this, added Women's Health as the 10th Curricular undergraduate theme, and created a web-based case syllabus for residency education for the Harvard Teaching Hospitals. Dr. Carr was the curriculum coordinator for the Primary Care Training Program at Boston City Hospital from 1986 to 1989, and served on the planning committee for a new longitudinal primary care clerkship with Drs. Robert Fletcher and Thomas Inui in 1996. She was a tutor for the clerkship from it's initiation in 1997 until 2001.

Dr. Carr has a long-standing interest in Women in Academic Medicine, with publications in this area in JAMA, the Annals of Internal Medicine, the Journal of General Medicine, Academic Medicine, Journal of Women's Health and Gender-based Medicine, the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Clinical Journal of Women's Health. She is a frequent reviewer of articles on women in academic medicine for JAMA, the Annals of Internal Medicine, the Journal of General Internal Medicine and the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and has made presentations at the Massachusetts Medical Society (Breaking Through the Barriers: Addressing Discrimination Issues in Medicine), the Harvard Alumnae Association (Gender Differences in Rewards), the Association of American Medical Colleges (Studying and Addressing Gender Differences in Academic Advancement) and at the 50th Anniversary of Women at Harvard Medical School Celebration (Reengineering the Environment: What Institutions Can Do To Help Make Academic Careers Accessible). Dr. Carr was the principal investigator on a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant completed in 1995 on the Advancement of Women, Minorities and Generalists in Academic Medicine, and was selected by Dr. Matina Horner to Co-Chair a Task Force on the Advancement and Support of Women in Academic Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital. She completed a qualitative study funded by the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation on mentoring, negotiation and discrimination in academic medicine, and a monograph for academic medical faculty for the Kellogg Foundation. Ongoing research includes a study of gender differences in the rewards of academic medicine, issues of gender and power for advancement for women in medicine, and a cost effectiveness study of diagnosing vaginitis.

DEBORAH KOLB, PhD 

 

Deborah M. Kolb, PhD is Professor of Management at Simmons School of Management and at the Center for Gender in Organizations there. From 1991-1994, Kolb was Executive Director of Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. She is currently a Senior Fellow at the Program where she co-directs The Negotiations in the Workplace Project.

Professor Kolb is an authority on the challenges of everyday negotiation in the workplace. By looking at negotiations through a gender lens, Kolb and her colleagues, reveal the hidden dimensions of negotiations that are critical to success. Her book (with Judith Williams), Everyday Negotiation: Navigating the Hidden Agendas of Bargaining (Jossey-Bass/John Wiley, 2003), shows women (and men) how they can become more effective in their everyday negotiations by attending to the dual requirements of the shadow negotiation - advocacy for oneself and connection with others. Originally titled, The Shadow Negotiation, Harvard Business Review named it one of the ten best business books of 2000 and it received the best book award from the International Association of Conflict Management at its meetings in Paris, 2001. Her new book (with Judith Williams and Carol Frohlinger), Her Place at the Table: A Women's Guide to Negotiating the Five Challenges of Leadership Success is due out in September, 2004.

Kolb's teaching and professional practice focus on negotiation and conflict resolution in the leadership of organizations. She has published over 75 papers on the subject and regularly presents her work to national and international audiences. Among other firms, Professor Kolb has recently served as a consultant to: Allmerica; BBN Technologies; Pricewaterhouse/Coopers; Deloitte and Touche; Fidelity Investments; Ford Motor Company; JP Morgan-Chase, Owens-Corning; Putnam Investments; Siemens, and Verizon. Non profit organizations have included The Ford Foundation, Girl Scouts, USA, The Society for Human Resource Management, New England Human Resource Association, Financial Executives International, Women in Technology International, among many others. . Dr. Kolb is a principal in The Shadow Negotiation, LLC., an e-learning company that provides negotiation training specially designed for women. (www.theshadownegotiation.com).

Professor Kolb is the author of The Mediators (MIT Press, 1983), an in-depth study of labor mediation and co-editor of Hidden Conflict In Organizations: Uncovering Behind-The-Scenes Disputes (Sage, 1992), a collection of field studies about how conflicts are handled in a variety of business and not-for-profit organizations. She has published a study of the practice of successful mediators, Making Talk Work: Profiles of Mediators (Jossey-Bass, 1994). Kolb is also the editor of Negotiation Eclectics: Essays in Memory of Jeffrey Z. Rubin (Program on Negotiation, 1999). She has authored over 50 articles on the subjects of negotiation, conflict in organizations, and mediation. Kolb is on the editorial boards of the Negotiation Journal, and the Journal of Conflict Resolution.

Deborah Kolb received her Ph.D. from MIT's Sloan School of Management, where her dissertation won the Zannetos Prize for outstanding doctoral scholarship. She has a BA from Vassar College and an MBA from the University of Colorado.

 

FRAN SUSSNER RODGERS


Fran Sussner Rodgers is the Chair of WFD, Inc. She founded WFD (formerly Work/Family Directions) in 1983 for the purpose of assisting corporations in igniting and sustaining employee commitment to business results. WFD was a pioneer in developing a new generation of employee benefits and services especially addressing the needs of women. Its LifeWorks Program which generated over 60 million dollars in revenue and was available to over 3 million employees was sold to Ceridien Corporation in 1999. At the time of the sale, WFD was one of the largest female owed businesses in the country.

WFD now advises dozens of Fortune 100 companies on talent strategies especially in the area of adjusting to demographic and generational changes and in managing the use of time. Ms. Rodgers continues to focus her own work in the area of women's advancement and changing market behavior.

Ms. Rodgers is a graduate of Barnard College of Columbia University and Tufts University/MGH professional training program in Clinical Psychology. From 1997-2004 she was a member of the Board of Directors of BankBoston and Fleet Boston Financial where she served on Audit, Risk and Community Investment Committees. She is also a Trustee and member of the Finance Committee at Brigham and Women's Hospital where she also chaired the Strategic Plan for Women's Health. She is a Trustee of Barnard College and a member of its Executive Committee. She is also a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources and a Board member of the College of Citizenship at Tufts University and the Women's Union.

Ms. Rodgers is widely recognized as a leader in addressing the simultaneous labor force and business changes. She presented to the President at the White House Conference On Corporate Citizenship in 1996. In 1994, she was a national winner of the Ernst and Young/Merrill Lynch Entrepreneur of the Year contest. In 1996, she was named one of the 25 most influential working mothers in the US by Working Mother Magazine. She has received many honors from organizations such as the YWCA, International Womens Forum, the American Society on Aging and the New England Council. In 2000 she received the Columbus Award for Discovery from the Commonwealth of Ma. In 2002 she received The Alumna of Achievement award for Barnard College.

She is married to Charles S. Rodgers, is the mother of two daughters, ages 26 and 22.

REED E. PYERITZ, MD, PhD


As the first graduate of the Harvard Medical Scientist Training Program, Reed Pyeritz earned a Ph.D. in biological chemistry in addition to his M.D. in 1975. His internship and assistant residency in medicine were at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, and his senior residency was at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He joined the faculty at Hopkins and rose to Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and Clinical Director of the Center for Medical Genetics. In 2001, he became chief of the Division of Medical Genetics at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Professor of Medicine and Genetics at the University of Pennsylvania. He is board-certified in internal medicine and clinical genetics, and is an elected member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians. He has served on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Medical Genetics, the New England Journal of Medicine, and the Journal of the American Medical Society. Pyeritz is the co-editor of the standard textbook in the field, Principles and Practice of Medical Genetics, the 5th edition of which is currently being written. He has served as the chair of the program committee for the American Society of Human Genetics. In 1991, he was one of the founders of the American College of Medical Genetics and became its 2nd president. He also served as president of the Association of Professors of Human or Medical Genetics. He founded the National Marfan Foundation and continues to serve on its Professional Advisory Board. His research focuses on Mendelian disorders of the cardiovascular system, especially those involving defects of connective tissue. He has long focused on the Marfan syndrome, a disease in which the aorta gradually enlarges and dissects, leading to early demise if untreated. During the 20 years he has been studying this condition, life expectancy has increased from the 4th to the 7th decade. He has published over 300 scientific articles, reviews and chapters in textbooks. He has been the principal investigator of numerous research grants from federal, state and private agencies.

VICTORIA MULHERN


Victoria Mulhern is the Executive Director of Faculty Affairs and Administrative Director for the Office of Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She has served in this capacity since 1996. Prior to her current position, Ms. Mulhern was Director of Human Resources at the Wistar Institute. She also has extensive experience in human resources having served in the Benefits Office for the University of Pennsylvania and the School of Medicine. Ms. Mulhern's vast experience brings a wealth of valuable resources and information to this conference.

2003

 

Successful Strategies for Women in Academic Medicine

Friday, October 10, 2003
8:00- 4:30 PM

College of Physicians of Philadelphia
19 South 22nd Street
(on 22nd St. between Market and Chestnut)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women, with support from the School of Medicine, cordially invites you to attend our sixth annual Leadership Mentoring Conference.

Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine recognizes the importance of women in academic medicine and supports various initiatives that address recruitment, retention, promotion, and overall job satisfaction of their women medical faculty. In 1997, with the Dean's support, FOCUS expanded its original mission to encompass advocacy for women in academic medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The FOCUS Leadership Mentoring Program for Women in Academic Medicine was established to address the well-documented national issue that, relative to their male colleagues, women medical faculty are over-represented in junior ranks and are less likely to attain promotion or tenure. The overall program, FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women, maintains a two-part mission: to support the advancement and leadership of women in academic medicine, and to promote education and research in women's health, both in the academic health center and in the community. The long range goal is the growth of gender equity in medical education and in the research and delivery of health care at Penn.

This conference, entitled Successful Strategies for Women in Academic Medicine, is designed to promote the retention and advancement of women faculty as they face the challenges and realities of academic medicine at Penn. Through plenary sessions and interactive workshops, faculty will have opportunities for skill building and networking designed to support their career progression.

Upon completion of this conference, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss current trends, challenges and realities of academic medicine.

  • Employ crucial leadership and negotiation skills to efficiently and successfully navigate the dynamic environment of academic medicine.

  • Clarify personal and professional development goals and agendas.

  • Establish mentoring relationships that foster support, growth and professional success.

PRESENTERS:

IRIS F. LITT, MD


Dr. Litt joined the Stanford faculty as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in 1976. Prior to her arrival at Stanford, she had been a faculty member in the Department of Pediatrics of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Since her arrival at Stanford University, she has been the Chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine. In 1990 she was appointed as Director of the Institute of Research on Women and Gender, a position she held for seven years.

Over the past twenty-five years, Dr. Litt's research has focused on health problems of adolescents, including substance abuse, prevention of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, compliance with medical regimens, and, most recently, the long-term consequences of eating disorders in young adolescent women. She is considered one of the founders of the field of Adolescent Medicine: a Charter Member and past President of the Society for Adolescent Medicine and a member of the first Sub-Board Committee for Adolescent Medicine.

Dr. Litt's current investigative efforts are in the area of adolescent health behavior and anorexia nervosa. As eating disorders have become more common and affect younger girls of all ethnicities and socioeconomic strata, the special needs and implications of this activity for physically immature young women must be addressed. Improving the ability of physicians to prevent, identify and manage these problems in adolescent women will be important in order to avoid death and long-term disability.

Dr. Litt has published extensively in both the scholarly and lay literature. Since 1990, she has been the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Adolescent Health. Under her editorship, the journal has expanded from quarterly to monthly publication and the impact factor has quadrupled. The recipient of numerous awards from professional organizations, Dr. Litt was elected to membership in The Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science in 1995. In 2002, she was awarded the Marron and Mary Elizabeth Kendrick Professorship in Pediatrics by Stanford University. Dr. Litt is currently the National Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundations' Clinical Scholar's Program.

LAURA SCHWEITZER, PHD 

 

Laura Schweitzer received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis in 1979. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Duke University, Department of Neurobiology, and was subsequently appointed Research Faculty at Duke. In 1988 Dr. Schweitzer joined the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She currently serves as Professor of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology; Vice Dean for Faculty and Administrative Affairs (School of Medicine); Associate Vice President for Health Affairs (Faculty Affairs, Health Sciences Center); and University Presidential Fellow.

As Vice Dean for Faculty and Administrative Affairs, Dr. Schweitzer oversees the appointment, promotion, tenure and post-tenure review processes; provides orientation for new faculty and departmental chairs; facilitates faculty mentoring and development programs; and oversees the Medical School budget, office space and other resource allocation. As Associate Vice President for Health Affairs she oversees appointment, promotion and tenure processes in the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Public Health. As Presidential Fellow, Dr. Schweitzer assists the president with the implementation of special projects. Dr. Schweitzer is Past Program Director of the American Association of Medical Colleges Group on Faculty Affairs and is a nationally sought speaker in the areas of faculty contracts, governance, reward and recognition as well as mentoring and faculty career development.

LISA WARSHAW, MBA


Lisa Warshaw is the Director of the Wharton Communication Program and has extensive business, teaching and consulting experience in the U.S. and abroad. Ms. Warshaw is the recipient of the Miller-Sherrerd MBA Core Teaching Award (2001), the Core Curriculum Teaching Award (2001), and the 'Whatever it Takes' award (1999 and 2003) - awarded to the faculty member or administrator who makes an extraordinary contribution to the students' experience at Wharton.

As Director of the Wharton Communication Program, Ms. Warshaw is responsible for teaching communication to over 1000 MBA and Executive MBA students annually and managing a full-time staff, part-time lecturers, and over 40 teaching assistants each year.

Ms. Warshaw has worked in 19 countries and gained extensive insights into cultural influences in the workplace. Her international experience includes:

  • Hill Samuel Australia - Established an international trade finance division for an English Merchant Bank in Sydney, Australia

  • Chase Manhattan Bank - Trade Finance - Europe (England and France), West Africa, (Cameroon, Gabon and Ivory Coast) and the U.S.

  • IMF - Bureau of Statistics - Washington D.C.

  • Non-profit consulting and teaching in geographic areas including: The Baltics (Latvia), Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan), and the Caribbean (Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, St.Lucia, Barbados).

Ms. Warshaw has provided consulting services to companies including Merrill Lynch, Safeguard Scientific and Floragift.com - topics range from creating and 'pitching' business plans to the challenges of managing in a diverse workplace. She coaches CEOs on communication skills, and her current research interests include how managers communicate during times of crisis. She obtained a BA with Honors in Economics from Duke University and a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

HARVEY RUBIN, MD, PHD


Harvey Rubin, MD, PhD received his PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1974 and his MD from Columbia University in 1976. He was a House Officer in Medicine at The Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston and did his fellowship in infectious diseases at Harvard and the Brigham. Dr. Rubin joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania in 1983 and became Professor of Medicine in 1998. Dr. Rubin holds secondary appointments as Professor in the Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine and as Professor of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. At the present time Dr. Rubin is Chair of the School of Medicine Committee on Appointments and Promotions and serves as a member of the School of Medicine Curriculum Committee. He won the Donald B Martin, M.D. Teaching Service Award in 1996. He also serves as the course director for the Wilderness Medicine elective, is the faculty councilor for AOA and the Associate Dean for Student Affairs in the School of Medicine. He is the Director of the newly formed Institute for Strategic Threat Analysis and Response (ISTAR) at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Rubin's work in the lab is focused in three areas: elucidating the genetic and metabolic regulatory networks that allow tuberculosis to persist in the human host for years, determination of the molecular basis of serine protease inhibition and mathematical modeling of complex biomolecular systems. He is principal investigator on two NIH RO1 grants, two NSF grants and a DARPA grant. He has served on study sections and review panels for the NIH, NSF, WHO, The Medical Research Council of South Africa, NASA and the Naval Medical R&D Command.

VICTORIA MULHERN


Victoria Mulhern is the Executive Director of Faculty Affairs and Administrative Director for the Office of Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She has served in this capacity since 1996. Prior to her current position, Ms. Mulhern was Director of Human Resources at the Wistar Institute. She also has extensive experience in human resources having served in the Benefits Office for the University of Pennsylvania and the School of Medicine. Ms. Mulhern's vast experience brings a wealth of valuable resources and information to this conference.

2002

 

Successful Strategies for Women in Academic Medicine

FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women, with support from the School of Medicine, cordially invites you to attend our fifth annual Leadership Mentoring Conference.

The FOCUS Leadership Mentoring Program presents:

Successful Strategies for Women in Academic Medicine

November 1, 2002

College of Physicians of Philadelphia
19 South 22nd Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania and the School of Medicine in particular have recognized the importance of women in academic medicine and therefore support various initiatives that address recruitment, retention, promotion, and overall job satisfaction of their women medical faculty.

Since 1997, with support from the School of Medicine, FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women instituted the Leadership Mentoring Program for Women in Academic Medicine. This program was established to address the well-documented national issue that, relative to their male colleagues, women in academic medicine are over-represented in junior ranks and are less likely to attain promotion or tenure. In supporting the advancement and leadership of Penn women, the long range goal of FOCUS is the growth of gender equity in medical education and in the research and delivery of health care, while maintaining a healthy balance of personal and professional responsibilities.

This conference, entitled Successful Strategies for Women in Academic Medicine, is designed to promote the retention and advancement of women faculty as they face the challenges and realities in academic medicine at Penn. Through informative plenary sessions and interactive workshops, faculty will have opportunities for skill building and networking designed to support their career progression at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss current trends, challenges and realities of academic medicine.

  • Employ crucial leadership and negotiation skills to efficiently and successfully navigate the dynamic environment of academic medicine.

  • Clarify personal and professional development goals and agendas.

  • Establish mentoring relationships that foster support, growth and professional success.

PRESENTERS:

Carol Aschenbrener, MD,

Clinical Professor of Pathology at George Washington University Medical School, is a Washington D.C. based private consultant and executive coach with expertise in academic health centers, specifically in strategic and capital planning, general administration, curriculum development, program evaluation, organizational culture, and management of change. Her executive experience includes nine years in various Dean's Office positions at the University of Iowa College of Medicine and four years as Chancellor of the University of Nebraska Medical Center where she was responsible for four health colleges. Dr. Aschenbrener currently serves as Chair of the National Board of Medical Examiners. She has been a member of the faculty for the AAMC Professional Development Seminars for Women in Academic Medicine since the program's inception in 1987 and also teaches in the MCP-Hahnemann Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine program.

Charles Dwyer, PhD 

is Academic Director for the Aresty Institute's Managing People Program in the Wharton School. He is also an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. He has over thirty years of experience in education, corporate and organizational consulting and executive development including the design of Wharton's well-known Effective Executive Workshop. His research and training cover a wide variety of topics including: interactive planning, power and influence, motivation, interpersonal effectiveness, organizational myths and realities, organizational change, self-design, dealing with difficult people, productivity improvement, conflict resolution, problem resolution, leadership selling, creativity, team-building, group processes and personal development.

Valerie Parisi, MD MPH 

is the Robert A. Ross Professor and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. She has served on numerous national committees and consensus panels and is a nationally recognized and widely published researcher in the field of women's health. Her expertise is in the area of reproductive biology and obstetrical complications. In addition to having been a leader in establishing the North Carolina Program for Women's Health Research, Dr. Parisi is currently one of only two physicians to serve on the UNC Health Care System Board of Directors. She has recently completed a term as Director of the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and now serves as a Director of that Board and the American Board of Family Practice. Dr. Parisi has participated on the faculty of both the AAMC and the ELAM programs for women medical faculty.

Harvey Rubin, MD, PhD 

is Professor of Medicine and Microbiology in Penn's School of Medicine as well as Professor of Computer and information Sciences in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Dr. Rubin currently serves as Chair of the School of Medicine Committee on Appointments and Promotions and is also a member of the School of Medicine Curriculum Committee. In addition, he is Associate Dean of Student Affairs, course director for the Wilderness Medicine elective, and faculty councilor for AOA. he is Director of the newly formed Institute for Strategic Threat Analysis and Response (ISTAR) at Penn.

Victoria Mulhern 

is the Director of Faculty Affairs and Administrative Director for the Office of Postdoctoral Programs at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She has served in this capacity since 1996. Prior to her current position, Ms. Mulhern was Director of Human Resources at the Wistar Institute. She also has extensive experience in human resources having served in the Benefits Office for the University of Pennsylvania and the School of Medicine. Ms. Mulhern's vast experience brings a wealth of valuable resources and information to this conference.

2001

 

Successful Strategies for Women in Academic Medicine

FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women, with support from the School of Medicine, cordially invites you to attend our fourth annual Leadership Mentoring Conference.

The FOCUS Leadership Mentoring Program presents:

Successful Strategies for Women in Academic Medicine

November 16, 2001

College of Physicians of Philadelphia
19 South 22nd Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 

Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania and the School of Medicine in particular have recognized the importance of women in academic medicine and therefore support various initiatives that address recruitment, retention, promotion, and overall job satisfaction of their women medical faculty.

Since 1997, with support from the School of Medicine, FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women instituted the Leadership Mentoring Program for Women in Academic Medicine. This program was established to address the well-documented national issue that, relative to their male colleagues, women in academic medicine are over-represented in junior ranks and are less likely to attain promotion or tenure. In supporting the advancement and leadership of Penn women, the long range goal of FOCUS is the growth of gender equity in medical education and in the research and delivery of health care, while maintaining a healthy balance of personal and professional responsibilities.

This conference, entitled Successful Strategies for Women in Academic Medicine, is designed to promote the retention and advancement of women faculty as they face the challenges and realities in academic medicine at Penn. Through informative plenary sessions and interactive workshops, faculty will have opportunities for skill building and networking designed to support their career progression at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss current trends, challenges and realities of academic medicine.

  • Employ crucial leadership and negotiation skills to efficiently and successfully navigate the dynamic environment of academic medicine.

  • Clarify personal and professional development goals and agendas.

  • Establish mentoring relationships that foster support, growth and professional success.

PRESENTERS:

Lois Margaret Nora MD, JD 

is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Administration and Professor of Neurology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Dr. Nora received her M.D. degree from Rush Medical College and JD degree from the University of Chicago. She is a neurologist with subspecialty certification in electrodiagnostic medicine, and fellowship training in clinical medical ethics. Dr. Nora was an American Council on Education Fellow at the Ohio State University.

At the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Dr. Nora is responsible for the undergraduate mission of the institution. Recently, she has been involved in the development of productivity guidelines linking the research, education and clinical enterprises. In 2001, she was awarded an American Association of University Women Research Scholar-in-Residence Award. Her scholarly interests include issues at the law-medicine interface, including gender issues in medical education.

 

Sharon L. Hostler, MD 

is the McLemore Birdsong Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Virginia. Dr. Hostler is a native of Vermont who received her A.B. from Middlebury College and her M.D. from the University of Vermont. She completed residency and fellowship training at the University of Virginia and then joined the faculty. Dr. Hostler is currently Chief of Developmental Pediatrics, Associate Chair for Clinical Affairs, and Chair of the School of Medicine Promotion and Tenure Committee.

Dr. Hostler has been nationally recognized for her work in Developmental Pediatrics as the ACCH T. Berry Brazelton Lecturer and through international exchanges with Costa Rica and Israel. Authorship of the Status of Women at the University of Virginia resulted in a major restructuring of the University of Virginia promotion and tenure guidelines and the Women in Medicine Leadership Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges. Dr. Hostler has been honored for her community service by Middlebury College, the University of Vermont and the University of Virginia.

In addition, Dr. Hostler has published and lectured extensively about the challenges implicit in the implementation and maintenance of family centered care in academic medical centers. She is a faculty member of the Institute of Family Centered Care Hospitals Moving Forward with Family Centered Care and consults widely with hospitals embarking upon patient centered or family centered care.

Linda K. Snelling, MD 

is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Anesthesiology and Chief of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Brown University. In addition to running a division as a successful business, she has a major administrative role within her department on the Faculty Executive Council. On an institutional level, she is a member of the Pediatric Strategic Planning Task Force and the President's Physician Advisory Group at Rhode Island Hospital.

Dr. Snelling is also a former student and current affiliate of the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, and is on the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Association for Applied and Modern Psychoanalysis. Her research interests focus on the effects of unconscious emotions on objective medical decision making. Dr. Snelling is a faculty member for the AAMC Professional Development Seminar for Women Faculty-Early Career and enjoys lecturing about the effects of unconscious emotions on money and success.

Victoria Mulhern 

is the Director of Faculty Affairs and Administrative Director for the Office of Postdoctoral Programs at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She has served in this capacity since 1996. Prior to her current position, Ms. Mulhern was Director of Human Resources at the Wistar Institute. She also has extensive experience in human resources having served in the Benefits Office for the University of Pennsylvania and the School of Medicine. Ms. Mulhern's vast experience brings a wealth of valuable resources and information to this conference.

2000

 

Successful Strategies for Women in Academic Medicine

FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women, with support from the School of Medicine, cordially invites you to attend our third annual Leadership Mentoring Conference.

The FOCUS Leadership Mentoring Program presents:

Successful Strategies for Women in Academic Medicine

October 13, 2000

SugarLoaf Conference Center
Germantown Avenue & Bells Mill Road
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Leaders at the University of Pennsylvania and the School of Medicine in particular have recognized the importance of women in academic medicine and have begun to develop initiatives to address recruitment, retention, promotion, and overall job satisfaction of their women medical faculty. One of these initiatives is the FOCUS Leadership Mentoring Program for Women in Academic Medicine. This program was established to address the well-documented national issue that, relative to their male colleagues in academic medicine, women are over-represented in junior ranks and are less likely to attain promotion or tenure. By promoting and retaining more women in academic medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, the long-range goal of the FOCUS Leadership Mentoring Program is the growth of gender equity in academic medicine while maintaining the healthy balance of work and family.

This conference is designed to promote the retention and advancement of women medical faculty as they face the challenges and realities of academic medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Through didactic sessions and interactive workshops, Penn women faculty will have opportunities for skill building and networking designed to support their career progression at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss current trends, challenges and realities of academic medicine.

  • Employ crucial leadership and negotiation skills to efficiently and successfully navigate the dynamic environment of academic medicine.

  • Clarify personal and professional development goals and agendas.

  • Establish mentoring relationships that foster support, growth and professional success.

PRESENTERS

Janet Bickel, MA,

Associate Vice President for Institutional Planning & Development and Director of Women's Programs, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has worked at the forefront of medical education for over 25 years, most recently concentrating on issues of women's professional development and faculty leadership development. She has spoken at over 65 academic medical centers and authored publications on a broad spectrum of areas, including students' ethical development, career advancement, and mentoring, and a book "Women in Medicine: Getting in, Growing and Advancing" (Sage Pub, 2000). Under her direction, a series of AAMC professional development seminars for prospective women leaders in academic medicine has been offered since 1988. She is also currently Project Director of an RWJ-supported study of clinical department chairs' leadership challenges. Prior to directing the AAMC's Women in Medicine program, Ms. Bickel staffed the AAMC's Organization of Student Representatives and Group on Student Affairs. She began her involvement with medical education at Brown University, where from 1972 to 1976 she served as admissions, financial aid and student affairs officer for the new medical school. For eight years she served as faculty for George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences' Issues in Health Care course and for two years on Georgetown University Medical Center's Bioethics Problem-Solving course. She earned a master's degree in sociology while at Brown University after graduating Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Missouri-Columbia with an AB in English and secondary teaching certification.

Victoria Mulhern

 is the Director of Faculty Affairs and Administrative Director for the Office of Postdoctoral Programs at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She has served in this capacity since 1996. Prior to her current position, Ms. Mulhern was Director of Human Resources at the Wistar Institute. She also has extensive experience in human resources having served in the Benefits Office for the University of Pennsylvania and the School of Medicine. Ms. Mulhern's vast experience brings a wealth of valuable resources and information to this conference.

Linda K. Snelling, MD 

is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Anesthesiology and Chief of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Brown University. As Medical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit she has a major administrative role within the department of pediatrics and the Hasbro Children's Hospital, and is a longstanding member of the Faculty Executive Council and the Pediatric Strategic Planning Task Force at Rhode Island Hospital. She is a former student and current affiliate of the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, and is on the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Association for Applied and Modern Psychoanalysis. Her research interests focus on the effects of unconscious emotions on objective medical decision making. Dr. Snelling recently became a faculty member for the AAMC Professional Development Seminar forJunior Women Faculty.

Wendy J. Wolf, MD, MPH 

works for the Department of Health and Human Services as a Senior Advisor to the Administrators for both the Health Resources and Services Administration and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. After graduating from the Ohio State College of Medicine, she completed her pediatric residency and fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. Dr. Wolf joined the faculty at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 1982 and she remained there until 1993, when she joined the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston as a Professor of Pediatrics and Division Director of Pediatric Cardiology. Dr. Wolf's academic career has always focused on blending patient care with clinical, educational and basic science research. Her research has been funded by the Texas Affiliate of the American Health Association for both educational projects and basic science research on neonatal cardiac metabolism, and she was the principal investigator for a five year National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Preventive Cardiology Academic Award. Dr. Wolf has also enjoyed being an educator and mentor, and she has been the recipient of numerous academic teaching awards. In 1998, Dr. Wolf obtained a Masters in Public Health degree in Health Care Policy and Management during a sabbatical year at the Harvard School of Public Health. As a direct result of her policy work at Harvard, Dr. Wolf was recruited by the Department of Health and Human Services to serve as a Senior Advisor. In this capacity, she defines, shapes, and evaluates the policy and operational developments of the systems of health care offered under the new $24 billion federal "State Children's Health Insurance Program" (SCHIP). On the basis of her outstanding work with the SCHIP program, Dr. Wolf received Secretary Shalala's Award for Distinguished Service in May 2000. Her current research interests include assessing the quality of care offered through publicly funded child health care programs.