Leadership Workshops & Research Seminars

FOCUS sponsors a Lunchtime Seminar Series that covers topics related to:

  • women's health research

  • professional development for academic physicians

  • current medical issues ("hot topics" in health care)

FOCUS sponsors lunchtime seminars on women’s health research, professional development for academic physicians and “hot topics” in healthcare. Presenters include faculty from the School of Medicine as well as from across the University— anthropologists, bioethicists, economists, lawyers, medical historians, sociologists, psychologists, as well as physicians and researchers — all of whom offer exposure and fresh perspective to a broad range of medical and professional development topics.

 

This interactive one-hour lunchtime format provides opportunities for faculty to convene across departments and centers and thereby promotes networking within the School of Medicine, the Hospital, and across the University. The Seminar Series is well-attended by both men and women faculty from a broad range of specialties. A portion of the series is devoted to workshops on career development and mentoring, particularly targeting female and/or junior medical faculty.

2020-2021 FOCUS programming
Includes lunchtime seminars, focus chats & leadership workshops

 

*Note: FOCUS is continually adding Seminar Series programming, please check here and our Twitter for updates.

FOCUS CHAT: Crowd Sourcing for Potential Strategies at the Institutional level to address the Challenges of COVID-19 for Women Faculty: A Call for Ideas

 

AUGUST 25, 2020 (Tuesday), 12:00 - 12:45 PM, Location: Virtual Session via Zoom

Follow-up FOCUS Chat: Crowd Sourcing for Potential Strategies at the Institutional level to address the Challenges of COVID-19 for Women Faculty: A Call for Ideas

SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 (Thursday), 12:00 - 12:45 PM, Location: Virtual Session via Zoom
 

In the Wake of a Pandemic

SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 (Tuesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Virtual Zoom Session

 

A wake can cause rapid, long-lasting destruction but it also has the ability to propel us forward. The Covid-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on our personal and professional lives and transformed how we deliver care. How have the events of 2020 changed our priorities?

Deborah A. Driscoll, MD
Senior Vice President, Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania
Vice Dean for Professional Services, Perelman School of Medicine
Luigi Mastroianni, Jr. Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

In honor of our 25th anniversary, FOCUS is hosting several special events for Penn Women
 

Women, Politics and the Uncertain Road Ahead

 

SEPTEMBER 23, 2020 (Wednesday), 5:30 - 7:30 PM, Location: Virtual Zoom Session

 

How are women shaping American politics in 2020? What did we learn from the historic number of women who ran in 2018 and won, and from the historic number who ran for president in 2020...and lost?


How is the media covering women's electoral participation, as voters and as vice-presidential candidates, and how has media coverage changed in recent years?


Rebecca Traister, who writes about women in politics from a feminist perspective, will weigh in on these questions, as well as addressing the role of women's rage in social and political change, the relationship of activism and electoral politics, the role of white women's anger in conservative politics, and how women are navigating and being taxed by the current global health and economic crisis.

Special Guest Speaker:

Rebecca Traister, Journalist, New York Magazine; Author of Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger and All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and The Rise of An Independent Nation

REBECCA TRAISTER is writer at large for New York magazine. A winner of a National Magazine Award and the Sidney Hillman Prize for Opinion Writing, she has written about women in politics, media, and entertainment from a feminist perspective forThe New Republic and Salon and has also contributed toThe Nation,The New York Observer,The New York Times andThe Washington Post. She is the author of Good and Mad and All the Single Ladies, both New York Times best-sellers, and the award-winning Big Girls Don’t Cry. She lives in New York with her family.

FOCUS CHAT: Changing the Culture at Penn Medicine: An Open Discussion with Vice Dean Eve Higginbotham

SEPTEMBER 29, 2020 (Tuesday), 3:30 - 4:15 PM, Location: Virtual Session via Zoom

FACILITATORS: FOCUS Leadership

INVITED GUEST:

Eve J. Higginbotham, SM, MD, ML
Vice Dean for Penn Medicine Office of Inclusion and Diversity
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics
Professor of Ophthalmology
Perelman School of Medicine

FOLLOW-UP FOCUS CHAT: Changing the Culture at Penn Medicine: An Open Discussion with Vice Dean Eve Higginbotham

OCTOBER 12, 2020 (Monday), 2:00 - 3:00 PM, Location: Virtual Session via Zoom

FACILITATORS: FOCUS Leadership

INVITED GUEST:

Eve J. Higginbotham, SM, MD, ML
Vice Dean for Penn Medicine Office of Inclusion and Diversity
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics
Professor of Ophthalmology
Perelman School of Medicine

Developing a COVID-19 Vaccine at Warp Speed

OCTOBER 15, 2020 (Thursday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Virtual Zoom Session

Typically, vaccines take 15-20 years to develop. Nonetheless, in all likelihood, the vaccine to prevent SARS-CoV-2 will be developed in 1.5 years. This talk will focus on how this is possible and whether the rush to develop this vaccine will result in problems down the road.

This session was recorded and here is the link and passcode to watch this seminar.

https://upenn.zoom.us/rec/share/DPrgKmB5PfLcFCp2_sEri7per31ZSwS_rDf8cqZBGxw-QWH8htYJCCxT6ixRAbDr.9yg6pPSQczYbADlu?startTime=1602775269000

Password: +f1L26eb

Paul A. Offit, MD
Maurice R. Hilleman Chair of Vaccinology
Director of the Vaccine Education Center
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Division of Infectious Diseases
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Women Who Have Stepped Out of the Box

OCTOBER 20, 2020 (Tuesday), 12:00 - 1:30 PM, Location: Virtual Zoom Session

PANELISTS:

Sara B. Kinsman, MD, MSCE, PhD
Director, Division of Child, Adolescent and Family Health
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Health Resources and Services Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA
Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) Professor of Population Health and Health Equity
Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Professor of Healthcare Management
Professor of Family and Community Health

Susan C. Nicholson, MD, FIDSA
Vice President, Women’s Health
Office of the Chief Medical Officer
Johnson & Johnson

 

Sponsorship in Academic Medicine

 

OCTOBER 27, 2020 (Tuesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Virtual Zoom Session

 

Key Objectives:


1. Define sponsorship and recognize the roles that sponsorship can play in promoting career development

2. Differentiate sponsorship from mentorship, and identify unique roles of sponsors and mentors

3. Evaluate how sponsorship can accelerate the professional development of both the sponsoree and the sponsor

FACILITATOR:

Charu Aggarwal, MD, MPH
Leslye M. Heisler Associate Professor for Lung Cancer Excellence
Department of Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

PANELISTS:

M. Kit Delgado, MD, MS
Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine & Epidemiology
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Harold I. Feldman, MD, MSCE
George S. Pepper Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Director of Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Carmen E. Guerra, MD, MSCE
Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Diversity and Inclusion, Medicine
Associate Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Abramson Cancer Center
Advisory Dean, Dr. Helen O. Dickens House, Perelman School of Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Lynn M. Schuchter, MD
Chief, Division of Hematology and Oncology
Department of Medicine
Director, Tara Miller Melanoma Center
C. Willard Robinson Professor of Hematology-Oncology, Perelman School of Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


 

FOCUS CHAT: Providing a space for women colleagues to share around the events in our community and beyond

 

NOVEMBER 2, 2020 (Monday), 12:00 - 12:45 PM, Location: Virtual Session via Zoom

Picture A Scientist Screening & Discussion

NOVEMBER 12, 2020 (Thursday), 12:00 - 12:45 PM, Location: Virtual Zoom Session

FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women (PSOM) and the Penn Forum for Women Faculty (University) are excited to co-sponsor a film screening of the documentary, Picture a Scientist along with a virtual discussion of the film.

This feature-length documentary, selected for the Tribeca Film Festival, chronicles the journey of three women scientists and their experiences with overt harassment and implicit bias. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. Furthermore, Dr. Burks speaks honestly and courageously about the challenges of being a Black woman in academia. The film also includes supporting data and insights from twenty other science luminaries working to make science more diverse and inclusive. Watch the trailer here.

Operationalizing Inclusion in Academic Medicine: What We Know and Don't Know

 

NOVEMBER 19, 2020 (Thursday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Virtual Zoom Session

This talk will present findings from mixed methods studies on what factors shape an inclusive culture within our organizations and the relationship between inclusion, professionalism and wellness of our health care workforce.

Jaya Aysola, MD, DTMH, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Assistant Dean, Office of Inclusion and Diversity
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Executive Director and Founder, The Penn Medicine Center for Health Equity Advancement

20 tips for Communicating Science on Twitter

 

DECEMBER 8, 2020 (Tuesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Virtual Zoom Session

In the age of social distancing, communicating your scientific work in multiple ways is more important than ever. Over my 12 years on Twitter, I’ve found it’s a great avenue for promoting my work both to a wide range of peers and to science fans at large. It’s helped me to attract students and postdocs, to stay informed, and to express opinions as a “curator” of science-related news. Interested? Join me to learn 20 Tips for Science Communication on Twitter.


Jason H. Moore, PhD, FACMI
Edward Rose Professor of Informatics
Director, Institute for Biomedical Informatics
Director, Division of Informatics,
Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, & Informatics
Senior Associate Dean for Informatics
The Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Clinician Psychological and Physical Health: What the Data Show and Setting the Path Forward

 

JANUARY 13, 2021 (Wednesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Virtual Zoom Session

How can some of the occupational stressors of working as a clinician affect our psychological and physical health? How do we design work systems optimized to support clinician well-being and health that may also improve patient care? In this talk, we provide a broad summary of literature from diverse fields from medicine, health psychology, and occupational health on clinician psychological and physical health, with the goal of introducing a broad research agenda for clinician well-being.


Bernard P. Chang, MD, PhD
Vice Chair of Research
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Balancing Priorities in our COVID World: Good enough is Perfection

 

January 26, 2021 (Tuesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Virtual Zoom Session

An interactive session for faculty focused on identifying barriers to meeting personal goals and developing specific strategies for affirming/attaining these goals in the midst of our COVID World.

Hillary R. Bogner, MD MSCE

Director of Research Programs, FOCUS 

Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health

Vice Chair for Research, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health 

Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

 

Mira Mamtani MD MSEd

Associate Residency Program Director   

Assistant Professor

Department of Emergency Medicine 

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

 

Promoting Wellness and Preventing Burnout through Art Making

 

February 2, 2021 (Tuesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Virtual Zoom Session

This session will center on the role of the arts in helping with increasing engagement with our medical practice, and creating a respite from burnout. Dr. Moghbeli will share examples based on her dual careers in Cardiology and Art, and provide some simple suggestions for incorporating art into our daily lives, regardless of prior experience.

 

Nazanin Moghbeli, MD
Director, Cardiac Care Unit

Einstein Medical Center 

 

Developing your Science Pitch Speech (up to 3 minutes) and Your Science Elevator Pitch (30- 45 seconds)

 

February 24, 2021 (Wednesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Virtual Zoom Session

There is tremendous value in having a well-prepared science pitch. An effective pitch requires forethought and preparation. We all certainly know the importance of our own work, but verbally conveying this to those outside of our field is challenging.  

 

This session will help participants develop personalized explanations of their science using the following format:

  • Participants will have 3 minutes to present their work with the understanding that is a mixed audience who may not understand the intricacies of the science but ultimately could impact the participant’s ability to take the science to the next level.

  • Although participants will come to the session with a script of the pitch, they will present the pitch with no notes to peers and the faculty panel. 

  • Following each pitch, participants will receive feedback from peers as well as from the faculty panel.

  • Participants will then do a true 45 second elevator speech and obtain feedback.

 

Homework: Each participant will be expected to come to the session having prepared a written “Science Elevator Pitch.”

 

Hillary R. Bogner, MD, MSCE 

Director of Research Programs, FOCUS 

Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health

Vice Chair for Research, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health 

Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

 

Alexis Ogdie-Beatty, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Perelman School of Medicine

Deputy Director, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Senior Scholar, Penn Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Director, Penn Psoriatic Arthritis Clinic, University of Pennsylvania

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

 

Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD

Director of Professional Development, FOCUS

Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine

Adjunct Professor, Prevention and Population Health, Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics

Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps

Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

 

A facilitated discussion with Jody Foster: Using real life scenarios to address difficult professional interactions

 

March 15, 2021 (Monday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Virtual Zoom Session

This session which evolved from discussions sparked by the viewing of a FOCUS & PFWF co-sponsored film screening and virtual discussion of the documentary Picture a Scientist and is open to all faculty and trainees.

 

Jody J Foster, MD, MBA

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry

Chair, Department of Psychiatry at Pennsylvania Hospital

Assistant Dean for Professionalism

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

 

3rd Annual Anastasia Lyalenko Memorial Lecture

Women In Medicine: Creating A JEDI Healthcare System

MARCH 9, 2021 (Tuesday), 6:00 PM, Location: Virtual Zoom Session
 

Hosted by the FOCUS Section for Women Residents & Fellows

Darilyn V. Moyer, MD, FACP, FRCP, FIDSA
Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, American College of Physicians

Clinical Professor (Adjunct), Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

All Are Welcome

 

Darilyn V. Moyer, MD, FACP, is the Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the American College of Physicians (ACP). Dr. Moyer is a founding member of Time’s Up Healthcare, a nonprofit organization created to address pay inequities among health-care professionals, as well as to eliminate sexual harassment in the workplace. Prior to becoming EVP and CEO, Dr. Moyer was a Professor of Medicine, Internal Medicine Residency Program Director and Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. She received the Temple University School of Medicine Women in Medicine Mentoring Award in 2012.

Forty years with coronaviruses

 

MARCH 11, 2021 (Thursday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Virtual Zoom Session

Dr. Weiss will present a history of coronavirus research, including three zoonotic coronaviruses that have emerged into humans in the twenty-first century, leading up to the pandemic we are living with currently. She will weave into her talk her own personal story of working with coronaviruses for the last forty years while she moved through her career as a faculty member at Penn. She will also talk about coronavirus biology and how it informs us about vaccine development, antiviral therapies and preparing for future emerging coronavirus.


Susan R. Weiss, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Microbiology
Co-Director, Penn Center for Research on Coronaviruses and Other Emerging Pathogens
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Negotiation in Academic Medicine:
Narratives from Senior Leaders

 

April 30, 2021 (Friday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Virtual Zoom Session

The panelists will discuss their personal negotiation view, especially as a leader.  They will share personal vignettes, challenges, pearls and their shared experiences of counseling junior faculty.

FACILITATOR:

 

Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD

Director of Professional Development, FOCUS

Adjunct Professor, Medicine and of Prevention and Population Health

Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps

Associate Director, Penn Community Scholars Program

Co-Director of PATHWAYS Program for Penn STEMM Faculty


PANELISTS:

 

Deborah A. Driscoll, MD

Senior Vice President, Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania

Vice Dean for Professional Services, Perelman School of Medicine

Luigi Mastroianni, Jr. Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology


Harold I. Feldman, MD, MSCE

George S. Pepper Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Director of Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

 

Eydie G. Miller, MD

Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs

Vice Chair of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

The Only one in the room

May 13, 2021 (Thursday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Virtual Zoom Session

The new buzz words for 2020/2021 are social equity, diversity and racial equality, yet these terms have been interwoven into the fabric of my 28-year career as a physician and a patient advocate.  Join me as I share how the labels that I have shed have helped me craft a career in empathic listening, compassionate care, knowledge and awareness that has helped me transcend barriers and put me in the optimal position to serve my community.

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER:

Marjorie Dejoie-Brewer, MD

Medical Consultant
Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer, M.A.D, F.I.T. MD

Dear Pandemic:
Those Nerdy Girls at the infodemiology Frontlines

May 26, 2021 (Wednesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Virtual Zoom Session

Dr. Buttenheim is a co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of a Dear Pandemic, a collective of interdisciplinary women scientists addressing the sci-comm during COVID-19 with accurate, timely, curated science news and lifestyle and guidance. Dear Pandemic has more than 80,000 followers on 7 social platforms and reaches up to 1,000,000 people each month. How did Dear Pandemic come to be? What impact has the campaign had? Where is it headed next?
 

Alison Buttenheim, PhD, MBA

Scientific Director, Penn Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics
Silverstein Endowed Term Chair in Global Women's Health

Associate Professor of Nursing in the Department of Family and Community Health at University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Associate Professor of Health Policy in the Division of Health Policy in Perelman School of Medicine

Director of Engagement at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics

Using the Influence Effect to achieve your goals

 

June 1, 2021 (Tuesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Virtual Zoom Session

Leveraging influence—the capacity to impact outcomes and build support—is an often unrecognized and/or underutilized skillset.  Women leaders, in particular, may find cultivating influence to complement their leadership style well.  This presentation will outline the Influence Effect and provide practical tips on how to incorporate these skills to achieve your professional goals.   

 

Lisa M. Walke, MD, MSHA, AGSF

Associate Professor of Medicine 
Chief, Division of Geriatric Medicine
Department of Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine 
University of Pennsylvania

2019-2020 FOCUS programming

 

Prioritizing Wellness to Improve Patient Care and Physician Well-Being

SEPTEMBER 25, 2019 (Wednesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 12th Floor, Seminar Room --SCTR 12-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

An interactive session for faculty focused on identifying barriers to meeting personal goals and developing specific strategies for affirming/attaining these goals.

Benoit Dubé, MD, FRCPC
Associate Vice Provost and Chief Wellness Officer, University of Pennsylvania
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

The Stressed Years of Their Lives: Helping Your Kid Survive and Thrive During Their College Years

OCTOBER 7, 2019 (Monday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 12th Floor, Seminar Room --SCTR 12-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Anthony L. Rostain, MD, MA
Professor, Psychiatry and Pediatrics
Co-Director, Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program
Medical Director, Adult Neurodevelopmental Disorders Section
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

B. Janet Hibbs, LMFT, PhD
Family Psychologist, Author and Keynote Speaker

Before college, much of readiness centers upon academic preparation for college admission. Important as that is, it’s only one small (and very specific) indicator of a student’s overall collegiate readiness. Even more importantly, social-emotional readiness and executive functioning have proven to be better predictors of college success. The content of this talk is drawn from our book, The Stressed Years of Their Lives: Helping Your Kid Survive and Thrive During Their College Years, and will focus on helping parents consider ways to prepare their students for this important life transition.

Affirming Personal Priorities in the Midst of a Professional Career

OCTOBER 17, 2019 (Thursday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Cheston Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Pennsylvania Hospital, 800 Spruce St.

Hillary R. Bogner, MD MSCE
Director of Research Programs, FOCUS
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health
Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Katherine Jenq, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Director of Emergency Bedside Ultrasound, Department of Emergency Medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital

Mira Mamtani MD MSEd
Associate Residency Program Director
Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

An interactive session for faculty focused on identifying barriers to meeting personal goals and developing specific strategies for affirming/attaining these goals.

Healthcare Transformation Institute

DECEMBER 10, 2019 (Tuesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 12th Floor, Seminar Room --SCTR 12-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D.
Vice Provost of Global Initiatives
Levy University Professor
Co-Director, Healthcare Transformation Institute
Perelman School of Medicine and The Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania

The Healthcare Transformation Institute at the University of Pennsylvania (HTI) is a collaboration among University faculty to solve pressing health care concerns by using behavioral economics, clinical expertise, and existing bodies of research to promote high-quality physician behaviors. Dr. Emanuel will discuss his experiences through HTI with problems, transformations in Hawaii, and maternity bundles.

Changing the Culture in a Specialty

JANUARY 9, 2020 (Thursday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 12th Floor, Seminar Room --SCTR 12-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Kristy L. Weber, MD
Abramson Family Professor in Sarcoma Care Excellence
Vice Chair Faculty Affairs
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

This discussion will focus around how attention to strategy, governance and culture/core values is able to create change in an organization. It will also focus on the unique challenges of being a woman leader in a primarily male-dominated field.

Time Management & Delegation Workshop

(#1 of a two-session program) January 27, 2020 (Monday), 5:15 - 7:30 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 9th Floor, Seminar Room --SCTR 09-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

(#2 of a two-session program) February 19, 2020 (Wednesday), 5:15 - 7:30 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 10th Floor, Seminar Room --SCTR 10-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Stephanie Abbuhl, MD
Executive Director, FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women
Professor & Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs, Wellness & Professionalism
Department of Emergency Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD
Adjunct Professor, Medicine and Epidemiology
Associate Director, University of Pennsylvania National Clinician Scholars Program
Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps
Co-Director of PATHWAYS Program for Penn STEM Faculty

FOCUS is pleased to offer a 2-session Time Management and Delegation Workshop for women faculty (in all four full-time tracks). Time is a precious resource. Using logs, we will identify gaps between intended and actual use of time, and learn about methods for setting priorities, tracking them, and managing time so you can be efficient and effective. We will discuss what, when, how, and to whom tasks can be delegated. Using your own experiences as a guideline, participants will develop pilot experiments to become more effective in the management of their time and in the use of delegation to enhance productivity.

Lessons learned: Building and Sustaining a Career as a Woman in the Media

JANUARY 29, 2020 (Wednesday), 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Location: Law Auditorium, 5th floor, Jordan Medical Education Center, 3400 Civic Center Blvd.

Kristen Welker
NBC News White House Correspondent
Co-host of Weekend Today

Addressing Confidence: Taming the Imposter Complex

JANUARY 31, 2020 (Friday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 12th Floor, Seminar Room --SCTR 12-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Hillary R. Bogner, MD MSCE
Director of Research Programs, FOCUS
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health
Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Mira Mamtani MD MSEd
Associate Residency Program Director
Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

This session will provide an opportunity to examine and address your “imposter voice” so that you can maximize your ability to network and move forward in your career with a sense of authenticity and confidence.

Finding your Voice and Building your Scientific and/or Career Brand Authentically

FEBRUARY 6, 2020 (Thursday), 12:00 - 2:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 12th Floor, Seminar Room --SCTR 12-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Meghan Brooks Lane-Fall, MD, MSHP, FCCM
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Perelman School of Medicine
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Co-Director, Center for Perioperative Outcomes Research and Transformation, Penn Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Assistant Director, Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety, Department of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Jennifer S. Myers, MD, FHM, FACP
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine
Director, Quality & Safety Education, Department of Medicine
Director, Center for Healthcare Improvement & Patient Safety

Shazia Siddique, MD MSHP
Instructor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology
Co-Director, Quality & Safety, Inpatient GI Gut service, Hosp of the Univ of Pennsylvania
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Sharing one's accomplishments, disseminating research findings, and/or advocating for one's work (research, clinical and/or administrative) are amongst the most important activities in academia. Those who do not actively engage in these activities are at a disadvantage in growing their reputations, enhancing the potential reach of their work, and securing future grant funding for research and programs of all kinds. However, a growing literature that corroborates lived experiences of females identifies the challenges of self-promotion and scientific/career branding for women, particularly early-career and under-represented minority female scientists, clinicians and administrators. In this session, we will provide a brief primer on the relevant scientific literature in order to understand the magnitude of the problem, share narratives and approaches by Penn female faculty in various stages of their career, and engage in experiential exercises so that at the end of the session, participants will have concrete steps to try out in their daily lives.

My Road to Leadership on the AC track

FEBRUARY 11, 2020 (Tuesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 12th Floor, Seminar Room --SCTR 12-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Emily Gordon, MD, MSEd
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Vice Chair of Education
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Medical Director of the Heart and Vascular ICU
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

Dr. Gordon will discuss her path from residency to becoming the Vice Chair of Education in the department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care. There have been both successes and failures along this path that may be of interest to many faculty considering their leadership options in academic medicine.

Using the Past to Inform the Future: Taking a Proactive Approach to the Opportunities of Late-Career

(#1 of a four-session program)Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 5:30 - 8:00 PM; Location: JMEC Room 0505E, 5th floor, Jordan Medical Education Center, 3400 Civic Center Blvd


(#2 of a four-session program) Monday, April 13, 2020, 5:30 - 8:00 PM, Location: JMEC Room 0505E, 5th floor, Jordan Medical Education Center, 3400 Civic Center Blvd.


(#3 of a four-session program) Thursday, May 7, 2020, 5:30 - 8:00 PM, Location: JMEC 0505E, 5th floor, Jordan Medical Education Center, 3400 Civic Center Blvd.


(#4 of a four-session program) Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 5:30 - 8:00 PM, Location: JMEC 0505E, 5th floor, Jordan Medical Education Center, 3400 Civic Center Blvd.

Stephanie Abbuhl, MD
Executive Director, FOCUS
Professor and Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs
Department of Emergency Medicine

Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD
Adjunct Professor, Medicine and Epidemiology
Associate Director, University of Pennsylvania National Clinician Scholars Program
Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps
Co-Director of PATHWAYS Program for Penn STEM Faculty

The “late-career” phase in an academic medical career offers an opportunity to develop a future with new rewards and fulfillment. It can, however, be challenging to allow yourself the time to pause and focus on developing a vision that reflects how your past accomplishments (personal and professional) can be utilized to inform your future direction. FOCUS is offering a 4-session program for mid-career women faculty (in all four fulltime tracks) to provide an opportunity to reimagine and plan for the next five - ten years of your career/life pathway. The program combines self-reflection and peer group work to advance each participant’s unique vision for their own career/life trajectory.

Being a Chair and How I Got There

APRIL 6, 2020 (Monday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 11th Floor, Seminar Room --SCTR 11-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Nancy A. Speck, PhD
Chair and Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Investigator, Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute
Member, Abramson Cancer Center
Member, Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Co-Leader, Hematologic Malignancies Program, Abramson Cancer Center
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Chairing a basic science department at the Perelman School of Medicine is the capstone of my career. But how did I get here? I’ll describe the bumps, detours, and lucky breaks over the course of my career that brought me to this position, and what I find rewarding, and challenging about being a Chair.

Being a Chair and How I Got There

APRIL 7, 2020 (Tuesday), 12:00 - 12:30 PM, Location: Virtual Session via BlueJeans

Mira Mamtani MD MSEd
Associate Residency Program Director
Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

FOCUS CHAT

During this unprecedented time, we would like to offer a series of 30-minute virtual "FOCUS chats" as a structure for women colleagues to connect across the health system. We hope this informal virtual get-together provides an opportunity to remain connected and find support in our extraordinary community of women faculty, many of whom are likely experiencing similar challenges.

Each session will be loosely moderated but the discussion will arise organically based on any number of questions (examples below) that may start the conversation:

1. How are you keeping active? What are some helpful fitness resources?
2. Can you share one challenge you are facing right now and how you are dealing with it…are there any silver linings to that challenge
3. What is concerning you the most right now?
4. How has the teleconferencing/virtual work experience been for you and your family?
5. For those with kids, how has homeschooling or virtual schooling been?
6. What are you most grateful for? Have you experienced any “silver linings” to all this?
7. After this is over, do you anticipate that this will change the way we deliver care and work in academic medicine? In what ways?

In celebration of 25 years, FOCUS, in collaboration with CHEA, presents:

Perspectives on Advancing Health Equity

 

APRIL 7, 2020 (Tuesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Rubenstein Auditorium

Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH
George A. Weiss University Professor, Perelman School of Medicine and School of Nursing
Director, UPenn Prevention Research Center
University of Pennsylvania

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA
Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) Professor of Population Health and Health Equity
Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Professor of Healthcare Management
Professor of Family and Community Health

Dorothy Roberts, JD
George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology
Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights Professor of Africana Studies
Director, Program on Race, Science and Society
Professor of Africana Studies

Sarah A. Tishkoff, PhD
David and Lyn Silfen University Professor
Departments of Genetics and Biology
Director, Center for Global Genomics & Health Equity
Perelman School of Medicine
School of Arts and Sciences
University of Pennsylvania

A panel session featuring four esteemed women Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) Professors, followed by lunch and a meet and greet! The panel will be held on Tuesday,

FOCUS CHAT: General Discussion

APRIL 10, 2020 (Friday), 3:00 - 3:30 PM, Location: Virtual Session via BlueJeans

Stephanie Abbuhl, MD
Executive Director, FOCUS
Professor and Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs
Department of Emergency Medicine

Hillary R. Bogner, MD MSCE
Director of Research Programs, FOCUS
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health
Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

FOCUS CHAT: General Discussion

APRIL 15, 2020 (Wednesday), 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM, Location: Virtual Session via BlueJeans

Stephanie Abbuhl, MD
Executive Director, FOCUS
Professor and Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs
Department of Emergency Medicine

Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD
Adjunct Professor, Medicine and Epidemiology
Associate Director, University of Pennsylvania National Clinician Scholars Program
Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps
Co-Director of PATHWAYS Program for Penn STEM Faculty

FOCUS CHAT: Research Career Concerns During COVID

APRIL 16, 2020 (Thursday), 12:00 - 12:30 PM, Location: Virtual Session via BlueJeans

Stephanie Abbuhl, MD
Executive Director, FOCUS
Professor and Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs
Department of Emergency Medicine

Hillary R. Bogner, MD MSCE
Director of Research Programs, FOCUS
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health
Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

FOCUS CHAT: Kids at Home During COVID

APRIL 20, 2020 (Monday), 8:00 - 8:30 PM, Location: Virtual Session via BlueJeans

Mira Mamtani MD MSEd
Associate Residency Program Director
Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD
Adjunct Professor, Medicine and Epidemiology
Associate Director, University of Pennsylvania National Clinician Scholars Program
Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps
Co-Director of PATHWAYS Program for Penn STEM Faculty

FOCUS CHAT: Kids at Home During COVID

APRIL 20, 2020 (Monday), 8:00 - 8:30 PM, Location: Virtual Session via BlueJeans

Mira Mamtani MD MSEd
Associate Residency Program Director
Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD
Adjunct Professor, Medicine and Epidemiology
Associate Director, University of Pennsylvania National Clinician Scholars Program
Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps
Co-Director of PATHWAYS Program for Penn STEM Faculty

Good and Mad: The Social and Political Consequence of Women's Anger

April 27, 2020 (Monday), 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Location: Law Auditorium, 5th floor, Jordan Medical Education Center, 3400 Civic Center Blvd.

Rebecca Traister
Journalist, New York Magazine
Author of Good and Mad; The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger and All the Single Ladies; Unmarried Women and The Rise of An Independent Nation

A presentation about how we are trained not to take seriously the political fury of American women, and how if we look at nearly every social and political movement that has transformed this nation (as well as a lot of the movements that have opposed those transformations), we find angry women at their start.

FOCUS CHAT: Research Career Concerns During COVID

APRIL 29, 2020 (Wednesday), 3:00 - 3:30 PM, Location: Virtual Session via BlueJeans

Hillary R. Bogner, MD MSCE
Director of Research Programs, FOCUS
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health
Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD
Adjunct Professor, Medicine and Epidemiology
Associate Director, University of Pennsylvania National Clinician Scholars Program
Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps
Co-Director of PATHWAYS Program for Penn STEM Faculty

FOCUS CHAT: Managing uncertainty over the next year

MAY 1, 2020 (Friday), 12:00 - 12:30 PM, Location: Virtual Session via BlueJeans

Mira Mamtani MD MSEd
Associate Residency Program Director
Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

FOCUS CHAT: Challenges at Home as Routine Work Resumes and Summer Approaches

MAY 4, 2020 (Monday), 12:30 - 1:00 PM, Location: Virtual Session via BlueJeans

Mira Mamtani MD MSEd
Associate Residency Program Director
Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Rinad Beidas, PhD
Director, Implementation Research, Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research, Perelman School of Medicine
Director, Penn Implementation Science Center (PISCE), Perelman School of Medicine

Forging a path as a clinician-scientist at the intersection of implementation science and quality improvement, or, how to thrive when you don’t quite fit anywhere

MAY 11, 2020 (Monday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Virtual BlueJeans Session

Meghan Brooks Lane-Fall, MD, MSHP, FCCM
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care & Epidemiology
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Scholarly work that transcends disciplines is a double-edged sword; it can be a springboard to building one’s reputation, but brings challenges related to not clearly “belonging” in one area of research, administration, or clinical practice. In this lunchtime seminar, Dr. Meghan Lane-Fall will share insights from her career in academic medicine, highlighting the challenges and opportunities associated with conducting boundary spanning work.

FOCUS CHAT: Faculty experiences of providing care to Covid

MAY 12, 2020 (Tuesday), 12:00 - 12:30 PM, Location: Virtual Session via BlueJeans

Mira Mamtani MD MSEd
Associate Residency Program Director
Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Monika Sanghavi, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

FOCUS CHAT: Research Career Concerns During COVID

MAY 14, 2020 (Thursday), 1:00 - 1:30 PM, Location: Virtual Session via BlueJeans

Hillary R. Bogner, MD MSCE
Director of Research Programs, FOCUS
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health
Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Challenges at home as routine work resumes and summer approaches

MAY 18, 2020 (Tuesday), 1:00 - 1:30 PM, Location: Virtual Session via BlueJeans

Mira Mamtani MD MSEd
Associate Residency Program Director
Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Returning back to clinical “norms”- the good, the bad, and the apprehensions

MAY 21, 2020 (Thursday), 12:00 - 12:30 PM, Location: Virtual Session via Zoom

Monika Sanghavi, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

FOCUS CHAT: Parenting and research concerns during COVID: Summer worries

MAY 28, 2020 (Thursday), 1:00 - 1:30 PM, Location: Virtual Session via Zoom

Hillary R. Bogner, MD MSCE
Director of Research Programs, FOCUS
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health
Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Mucio Kit Delgado, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Epidemiology
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

FOCUS CHAT: Challenges at Home as Routine Work Resumes and Summer Approaches -- Dual Career Couples try to navigate the COVID disruptions

JUNE 1, 2020 (Monday), 12:30 - 1:00 PM, Location: Virtual Session via Zoom

Mira Mamtani MD MSEd
Associate Residency Program Director
Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Ronac Mamtani, MD, MSCE
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology Oncology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Your Leadership: What's Next?

JUNE 4, 2020 (Thursday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Zoom Virtual Meeting

Deb Elbaum, MD, PCC, CNTC
Executive Coaching & Leadership Development

Leadership development requires time and self-reflection to identify current strengths, as well as areas for development. For women in academia and healthcare, especially, there are common mindset and behavioral obstacles that can keep us from advancing. Putting attention and intention toward developing these areas can help us not only build our leadership presence and voice, but also result in greater external impact and interpersonal effectiveness.

Please join Leadership Coach Deb Elbaum, MD, PCC, for an interactive, video 1-hour workshop that will help you identify where you can put attention to be even more successful in your current or future role. In this session, participants will:

 

Use a focused assessment to get a quick snapshot of their leadership strengths and challenges

  • Identify one Attention Area

  • Create a mini-Action Plan with accountability

  • Leave feeling more confident, in control, and empowered

FOCUS CHAT: Dealing with Resurgence: an open discussion with Lisa Bellini and Susan Furth

JUNE 10, 2020 (Wednesday), 12:00 - 12:45 PM, Location: Virtual Session via Zoom

Lisa M. Bellini, MD
Senior Vice Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor of Medicine
Vice Chair, Education and Inpatient Services
Department of Medicine


Susan L. Furth, MD, PhD
Vice Chair Pediatrics
Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology

Strategies to Navigate Career from K Award to R01

JUNE 22, 2020 (Monday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Virtual Session via Zoom

Hillary R. Bogner, MD MSCE
Director of Research Programs, FOCUS
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health
Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


PANELISTS:

Benjamin S Abella, MD MPhil

Professor of Emergency Medicine
Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine
Associate Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Vice Chair of Research, Department of Emergency Medicine
Director, Center for Resuscitation Science
Medical Director, Penn Acute Research Collaboration (PARC)
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Judith A. Long, MD
Sol Katz Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


David S. Mandell, ScD
Kenneth E. Appel Professor and Director, Penn Center for Mental Health
Vice-Chair for Faculty Development, Department of Psychiatry
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

FOCUS CHAT: Challenges at Home as Routine Work Resumes and Summer Approaches: Dual Career Couples try to navigate the COVID disruptions

JUNE 22, 2020 (Monday), 1:30 - 2:00 PM, Location: Virtual Session via Zoom

Mira Mamtani MD MSEd
Associate Residency Program Director
Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

INVITED GUESTS:

Raina M Merchant, MD MSHP FAHA
Penn Medicine Associate Vice President/Digital Health
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Director, Center for Digital Health

Aaron Levy, PhD, MPhil
Senior Lecturer, Departments of English and the History of Art
Director, Health Ecologies Lab, and the Penn Social Justice and Arts Integration Initiative
University of Pennsylvania
Special Advisor for Health and Humanities Initiatives and
Co-Director, Penn Medicine Listening Lab, Penn Medicine Academy
Executive Director and Senior Curator, Slought Foundation

FOCUS CHAT: Parenting and research concerns during COVID -- Summer worries

JUNE 26, 2020 (Friday), 12:00 - 12:30 PM, Location: Virtual Session via Zoom

Meghan Brooks Lane-Fall, MD, MSHP, FCCM
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care & Epidemiology
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Hillary R. Bogner, MD MSCE
Director of Research Programs, FOCUS
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health
Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

FOCUS CHAT: What each of us can do about racism--
a conversation after listening to a short video of Black women physicians sharing their stories

JUNE 30, 2020 (Tuesday), 11:30 - 12:15 PM, Location: Virtual Session via Zoom

FOCUS Leadership

2018-2019 FOCUS programming

 

DOM Faculty Wellness Initiative

 

SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 (Thursday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 12th Floor, Seminar Room --SCTR 12-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Michael S. Parmacek, MD

Frank Wister Thomas Professor of Medicine
Chair, Department of Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

DOM Faculty Wellness Initiative

Impact of the experimental kickoff run on concussion in Ivy League football

 

OCTOBER 25, 2018 (Thursday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 12th Floor, Seminar Room - SCTR 12-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Douglas Wiebe, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology
Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Bernadette D’Alonzo, MPH

Research Coordinator at the Penn Injury Science Center (PISC)
Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

From the Bedside to the Boardroom: My Intellectual Wanderlust

 

NOVEMBER 27, 2018 (Tuesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 8th Floor, Seminar Room - SCTR 08-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Diane Jorkasky, MD, FACP

Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, Head of Development
Complexa Therapeutics

Health Care Payment Reform: Stories from the Frontlines

 

DECEMBER 11, 2018 (Tuesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 9th Floor, Seminar Room - SCTR 09-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.

Matthew Press, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
Associate Medical Director, Primary Care Service Line
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Health Care Payment Reform: Stories from the Frontlines

 

DECEMBER 11, 2018 (Tuesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 9th Floor, Seminar Room - SCTR 09-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.

Matthew Press, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
Associate Medical Director, Primary Care Service Line
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Women at Penn Medicine

JANUARY 28, 2019 (Monday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM Location: Smilow Rubenstein Auditorium, 1st floor, Smilow Center for Translational Research Bldg., 3400 Civic Center Blvd

J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD

Executive Vice President, University of Pennsylvania for the Health System
Dean of the Perelman School of Medicine

Using the Past to Inform the Future: Taking a Proactive Approach to the Opportunities of Mid-Career

 

(#1 of a four-session program) Tues., Feb. 5, 2019, 5:30 - 8:00 PM Location: JMEC Room 0516E, 5th floor, Jordan Medical Education Center, 3400 Civic Center Blvd.
 

(#2 of a four-session program) Mon., Mar. 4, 2019, 5:30 - 8:00 PM Location: JMEC Room 0516E, 5th floor, Jordan Medical Education Center, 3400 Civic Center Blvd.

(#3 of a four-session program) Wed., Apr. 3, 2019, 5:30 - 8:00 PM Location: JMEC Room 0516E, 5th floor, Jordan Medical Education Center, 3400 Civic Center Blvd.

(#4 of a four-session program) Wed., Apr. 24, 2019, 5:30 - 8:00 PM Location: JMEC Room 0516E, 5th floor, Jordan Medical Education Center, 3400 Civic Center Blvd.

The “mid-career” phase in an academic medical career offers an opportunity to develop a future with new rewards and fulfillment. It can, however, be challenging to allow yourself the time to pause and focus on developing a vision that reflects how your past accomplishments (personal and professional) can be utilized to inform your future direction. FOCUS is offering a 4-session program for mid-career women faculty (in all four fulltime tracks) to provide an opportunity to reimagine and plan for the next ten years of your career/life pathway. The program combines self-reflection and peer group work to advance each participant’s unique vision for their own career/life trajectory.

Stephanie Abbuhl, MD

Executive Director, FOCUS
Professor and Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs
Department of Emergency Medicine


Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD

Adjunct Professor, Medicine and Epidemiology
Associate Director, University of Pennsylvania National Clinician Scholars Program
Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps
Co-Director of PATHWAYS Program for Penn STEM Faculty

Affirming Personal Priorities in the Midst of a Professional Career

FEBRUARY 12, 2019 (Tuesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM Location: JMEC Room 0516E, 5th floor, Jordan Medical Education Center, 3400 Civic Center Blvd.

Hillary R. Bogner, MD MSCE

Director of Research Programs, FOCUS
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health
Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Mira Mamtani MD MSEd

Associate Residency Program Director
Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD

Director of Professional Development, FOCUS
Adjunct Professor, Medicine and Epidemiology
Associate Director, University of Pennsylvania National Clinician Scholars Program
Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Nudge Units to Improve the Delivery of Health Care

 

FEBRUARY 25, 2019 (Monday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: JMEC Room 0516E, 5th floor, Jordan Medical Education Center, 3400 Civic Center Blvd.

Mitesh S. Patel, MD, MBA, M

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Health Care Management, The Wharton School

Using Electronic Health Records and Genomics

 

MARCH 4, 2019 (Monday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 11th Floor, Seminar Room - SCTR 11-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.

Marylyn D. Ritchie, PhD

Faculty Pending, Department of Genetics
Director, Center for Translational Bioinformatics, Institute for Biomedical Informatics (IBI)
Associate Director for Bioinformatics, Institute for Biomedical Informatics (IBI)
Associate Director, Center for Precision Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Addressing Confidence: Taming the Imposter Complex

 

MARCH 5, 2019 (Tuesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 11th Floor, Seminar Room - SCTR 11-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)
(*Reserved for women only, please)

Hillary R. Bogner, MD MSCE

Director of Research Programs, FOCUS
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health
Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD

Director of Professional Development, FOCUS
Adjunct Professor, Medicine and Epidemiology
Associate Director, University of Pennsylvania National Clinician Scholars Program
Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Green is Great: The Role of Urban Nature in Achieving Health Equity

APRIL 5, 2019 (Friday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 9th Floor, Seminar Room - SCTR 09-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Eugenia C. South, MD, MS

Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
and Presbyterian Medical Center

Developing your Science Pitch Speech (up to 3 minutes) and Your Science Elevator Pitch (30- 45 seconds)

 

APRIL 30, 2019 (Tuesday), 12:00 - 1:30 PM Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 11th Floor, Seminar Room - SCTR 11-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Hillary R. Bogner, MD, MSCE
Director of Research Programs, FOCUS
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health
Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Alexis Ogdie-Beatty, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Perelman School of Medicine
Director, Penn Psoriatic Arthritis Clinic, University of Pennsylvania
Senior Scholar, Penn Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Stephen E. Kimmel, MD, MSCE
Professor, Departments of Medicine and Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Informatics
Director, Division of Clinical Epidemiology and the Clinical Epidemiology Unit
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Center for Therapeutic Effectiveness Research
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Why should you care about implementation science? Applying principles of implementation science to your work across the continuum of research to practice

 

MAY 6, 2019 (Monday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 12th Floor, Seminar Room - SCTR 12-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.

Rinad Beidas, PhD

Associate Professor
Director, Penn Implementation Science Center at the Leonard Davis Institute (PISCE@LDI)
Director, Implementation Research
Penn Center for Mental Health
Department of Psychiatry
Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Implementation science, or the study of methods to improve the adoption, implementation, and sustainment of evidence-based practices, is relevant from bench to bedside. This presentation will review the basic principles of implementation science, including definitions, methods, design, and outcomes. I will also delineate how the principles of implementation science can be applied to treatment development, outcome research, and routine practices. I will conclude with a discussion on how implementation science can inform practical implementation efforts which endeavor to implement evidence-based practice in the service of improving patient, clinic, and system outcomes. The presentation will include information on resources both internal and external to Penn to engage in implementation science related work.

Time Management & Delegation Workshop

 

(#1 of a two-session program) MAY 15, 2019 (Wednesday), Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 12th Floor, Seminar Room - SCTR 12-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.

(#2 of a two-session program) JUNE 27, 2019 (Thursday) Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 12th Floor, Seminar Room - SCTR 12-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.

Stephanie Abbuhl, MD
Executive Director, FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women
Professor & Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs, Wellness & Professionalism
Department of Emergency Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD
Adjunct Professor, Medicine and Epidemiology
Associate Director, University of Pennsylvania National Clinician Scholars Program
Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps
Co-Director of PATHWAYS Program for Penn STEM Faculty

FOCUS is pleased to offer a 2-session Time Management and Delegation Workshop for women faculty (in all four full-time tracks). Time is a precious resource. Using logs, we will identify gaps between intended and actual use of time, and learn about methods for setting priorities, tracking them, and managing time so you can be efficient and effective. We will discuss what, when, how, and to whom tasks can be delegated. Using your own experiences as a guideline, participants will develop pilot experiments to become more effective in the management of their time and in the use of delegation to enhance productivity.

Whither the Electronic Health Record (EHR)

MAY 30, 2019 (Thursday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 11th Floor, Seminar Room -- SCTR 11-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

C. William Hanson, III, MD

Professor of Anesthesia, Surgery and Internal Medicine
Professor of Computer and Information Science in the School of Engineering and Applied Science
Chief Medical Information Officer and Vice President, University of Pennsylvania Health System

Electronic health records (EHR's) have been labeled the electronic equivalents of 'lingchi' - or death by a thousand slices - but there's reason for hope.  Rapid advances in voice recognition, natural language processing, human computer interaction, artificial intelligence and the maturation of applied medical informatics will help.  And it's now almost universally acknowledged that EHR's as currently deployed have contributed to dissatisfaction and burnout amongst providers. This talk will focus on what we're doing within Penn Medicine and in the broader health information industry to fix the problem.

Affirming Personal Priorities in the Midst of a Professional Career

JUNE 11, 2019 (Tuesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Philadelphia Heart Institute -106/Auditorium (located on the 1st floor just to the right of the front entrance), 51 North 39th Street, Philadelphia PA, 19104

Hillary R. Bogner, MD MSCE
Director of Research Programs, FOCUS
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health
Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Peter F. Cronholm, MD, MSCE, FAAFP
Associate Professor
Associate Program Director and Director of Community Programs
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD
Director of Professional Development, FOCUS
Adjunct Professor, Medicine and Epidemiology
Associate Director, University of Pennsylvania National Clinician Scholars Program
Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

An interactive session for women faculty focused on identifying barriers to meeting personal goals and developing specific strategies for affirming/attaining these goals

2017-2018 FOCUS programming

 

Leadership Over the Career-Span: A Conversation with Dr. Antonia C. Novello and Dr. M. Joycelyn Elders, the 14th and 15th Surgeons General of the United States

SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 (Thursday), 12:00 - 1:30 PM, Location: Smilow Rubenstein Auditorium, 1st floor, Smilow Center for Translational Research Bldg.,  3400 Civic Center Blvd.

Minnie Joycelyn Elders, MD
15th Surgeon General of the United States (1993 – 1994)

Antonia C. Novello, MD, MPH, DrPH
14th Surgeon General of the United States (1990 – 1993)

Join fellow women faculty for an informal conversation over lunch with Drs. Novello and Elders as they share their leadership journey over the course of their long careers in medicine and public service. How did they decide to embrace major leadership responsibilities? What was thrilling and what was challenging? How did they deal with setbacks while maintaining their vision and confidence to move forward? What advice would they give to women faculty at all stages of career about seeking leadership and/or finding your best professional outlet? How does one avoid burnout? How does one continue to find leadership opportunities as one enters the later stages of career?

Dealing Effectively With Difficult People At Work

SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 (Tuesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 12th Floor, Seminar Room --SCTR 12-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Jody J. Foster, MD, MBA
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Vice Chair for Clinical Operations, Department of Psychiatry
Chair, Department of Psychiatry at Pennsylvania Hospital
Executive Medical Director, Penn Behavioral Health Corporate Services
Executive Clinical Director, Professionalism Program at Penn Medicine

Dr. Foster will describe her approach to recognizing, understanding and managing behavior that is perceived to be disruptive in the workplace. She will describe the most common types of people who tend to have interpersonal difficulties and offer strategies to improve relationships.

What Can I Do? Finding your Niche in Clinical Academic Medicine

OCTOBER 11, 2017 (Wednesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Biomedical Research Building (BRB), 2nd Floor, Seminar Room --BRB 251 (421 Curie Blvd.)

Anne F. Reilly, MD, MPH
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Leslie S. Kersun, MD, MSCE, MSEd
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Department: Pediatrics, Division of Oncology
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

The practice of clinical medicine in an academic setting poses challenges, but also presents unique opportunities for development of areas of specific expertise. In the seminar, we will explore some of the niches or interests that fellow clinicians have developed and expanded here at Penn.

The NIH-TAC (Transforming Academic Culture) Trial: Results, Opportunities, and Next Steps to Advance Women’s Careers

 

OCTOBER 24, 2017 (Tuesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 12th Floor, Seminar Room --SCTR 12-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Stephanie B. Abbuhl, MD
Professor and Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs, Department of Emergency Medicine
Executive Director of FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women
Co-Director of PATHWAYS Program for Penn STEM Faculty
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

The NIH-TAC Trial was a cluster randomized trial of a multi-faceted intervention over 3 years to improve the success of women assistant professors at Penn Med. The results are exciting, confusing, and begging for more investigation. The multidisciplinary team that led the trial will be present for a discussion of next steps that will include an open discussion with the audience for feedback and future ideas about how to advance women’s careers.

Family Leave to Retirement: Making the Most of Your Benefits

NOVEMBER 17, 2017 (Friday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 12th Floor, Seminar Room --SCTR 12-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Karen Kille, MHRM, SHRM-CP
Work-Life Specialist, Division of Human Resources
University of Pennsylvania

 

Victoria A. Mulhern
Executive Director
Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

 

Susan W. Sproat
Executive Director, Benefits
University of Pennsylvania

This is the overview of your benefits that every faculty member should know. What is “reduction of duties”? Do you know that you can get 30 minutes of free legal advice? What is the “rule of 75”? Do you know that there are resources to help find a nanny or a home health aide? Learn about these benefits and more at this session that will provide a broad overview to help you make the most of your benefits.

Finding Mentors for Work and Life

DECEMBER 7, 2017 (Thursday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 10th Floor, Seminar Room --SCTR 10-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Hillary R. Bogner, MD, MSCE
Director of Research Programs, FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health
Associate Chair for Research, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health
Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Meghan Brooks Lane-Fall, MD, MSHP
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Member, Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Co-Director, Center for Perioperative Outcomes Research and Transformation, Penn Anesthesiology and Critical Care

An interactive session designed to craft a plan to find mentors for different stages of your life and different aspects of your career.

*The FOCUS WIM SERIES
A mini-series reserved for women in academic medicine to address personal and professional challenges and opportunities.

Finding Mentors for Work and Life

(#1 of a four-session program) JANUARY 10, 2018 (Wednesday), 5:15 - 8:15 PM, Location: JMEC Room 0516E, 5th floor, Jordan Medical Education Center, 3400 Civic Center Blvd.


(#2 of a four-session program) FEBRUARY 8, 2018 (Thursday), 5:15 - 8:15 PM, Location: JMEC Room 0516E, 5th floor, Jordan Medical Education Center, 3400 Civic Center Blvd.


(#3 of a four-session program) MARCH 14, 2018 (Wednesday), 5:15 - 8:15 PM, Location: JMEC 0515W, 5th floor, Jordan Medical Education Center, 3400 Civic Center Blvd.


(#4 of a four-session program) APRIL 11, 2018 (Wednesday), 5:15 - 8:15 PM, Location: JMEC 0515W, 5th 

 

Stephanie Abbuhl, MD
Executive Director, FOCUS
Professor and Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs
Department of Emergency Medicine

Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD
Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Prevention and Population Health Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Associate Director, University of Pennsylvania National Clinician Scholars Program
Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps

An interactive session designed to craft a plan to find mentors for different stages of your life and different aspects of your career.


The “mid-career” phase in an academic medical career offers an opportunity to develop a future with new rewards and fulfillment. It can, however, be challenging to allow yourself the time to pause and focus on developing a vision that reflects how your past accomplishments (personal and professional) can be utilized to inform your future direction. FOCUS is offering a 4-session program for mid-career women faculty (in all four fulltime tracks) to provide an opportunity to reimagine and plan for the next ten years of your career/life pathway. The program combines self-reflection and peer group work to advance each participant’s unique vision for their own career/life trajectory.

Harm Reduction in Medicine and Public Health: Combating the Opioid Overdose and HIV Epidemics

FEBRUARY 6, 2018 (Tuesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Biomedical Research Building (BRB), 2nd Floor, Seminar Room --BRB 251 (421 Curie Blvd.)

Brian David Work, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine
Hospitalist, Department of Medicine
Chair of the Board, Prevention Point Philadelphia
Clinical Site Director, Bridging the Gaps Program
Co-Director, United Community Clinic, First African Presbyterian Church
Senior Fellow, Center For Public Health Initiatives, University of Pennsylvania

Investing for Impact

MAY 8, 2018 (Tuesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 11th Floor, Seminar Room --SCTR 11-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

David Musto, PhD
Ronald O. Perelman Professor in Finance
Department Chair, Finance Department
The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

A growing community of investors seek out companies with dual, and often competing, bottom lines, as they seek to deliver both financial returns and social benefits. We will discuss the challenges facing this investment, and how the legal environment is adapting to it. We will also discuss some recent examples of impact investing, in the US and abroad.

Sex-Based Differences in Allocation and Outcomes in Liver Transplantation: Is It Bias or Biology?

MAY 18, 2018 (Friday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Biomedical Research Building (BRB), 2nd Floor, Seminar Room --BRB 251 (421 Curie Blvd.)

Kimberly A. Forde, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania
Senior Scholar, Center For Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Informatics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Sex-based difference in rates of transplantation and rates of waitlist mortality have been observed in those awaiting liver transplantation. Unfortunately, female waitlist candidates are less likely to be transplanted, more likely to be delisted and as a result more likely to die while awaiting liver transplantation. This talk will elucidate proposed reasons for the noted disparity and focus on strategies which may help to reduce disparities for women awaiting liver transplantation.

2016-2017 FOCUS programming

 

Democracy at a Crossroad: Media, Politics, and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

OCTOBER 7, 2016 (Friday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 11th Floor, Seminar Room --SCTR 11-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Michael X. Delli Carpini, PhD
Walter H. Annenberg Dean
Professor of Communication
Annenberg School for Communication

The past several decades have witnessed profound changes in the public information environment – changes that have affected all aspects of society, including the ways in which election campaigns are conducted. Many of these changes have been gradual and cumulative, often going unnoticed by all but political insiders and the highly attentive public. The 2016 presidential election appears different, marking a sharp break from the past and challenging professional and scholarly knowledge about the nature of campaigns. In my talk I will review these changes, discuss how they have influenced the campaign process over time, and how the 2016 presidential campaign may signal a watershed moment with major implications for the nature of democracy.

Envisioning the Later Phase of Your Career: 'Reunion'

OCTOBER 18, 2016 (Tuesday), 5:00 - 7:30 PM, Location: Room 504, 5th floor, Jordan Medical Education Center (JMEC), 3400 Civic Center Boulevard

Stephanie Abbuhl, MD
Executive Director, FOCUS
Professor and Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs
Department of Emergency Medicine

Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD
Director of Professional Development, FOCUS
Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Prevention and Population Health Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Associate Director, University of Pennsylvania Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program
Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps

NOTE: This is a follow-up from last semester's 3-part workshop, which required pre-registration for all three sessions so only participants from these workshops are invited to attend.

Penn Center for Precision Medicine

DECEMBER 13, 2016 (Tuesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 11th Floo, Seminar Room --SCTR 11-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

David B. Roth, MD, PhD
Simon Flexner Professor and Chair
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Director, Penn Center for Precision Medicine

The talk will give an overview of Penn's new Center for Precision Medicine and activities in the precision medicine space at Penn Medicine. Comments, ideas, and suggestions from the audience will be welcome.

Changing Minds Through Outreach:
A look at the Veterinary Science Initiative as an effective way to engage the public in science through humane education in a comprehensive community approach

JANUARY 27, 2017 (Friday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 11th Floor, Seminar Room --SCTR 11-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Brittany Watson, VMD, PhD, BS/MS
Director, Shelter Animal Medicine and Community Engagement
Staff Veterinarian, Ryan Hospital
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Learn about the latest research in producing changes in knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors in your community through humane education and how this can be used to benefit animals, people, and shelters. Topics will include: an overview of the Veterinary Science Initiative program, research results from the dissertation, and what this means for how the field of shelter medicine approaches humane education and community outreach to collaboratively improve high school educational opportunities.

Women & Money:
How to Grow It, Stretch It, & Have It Last a Lifetime and Beyond

FEBRUARY 1, 2017 (Wednesday), 5:30 - 7:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 12th Floor, Seminar Room -- SCTR 12-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Olivia S. Mitchell PhD
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Professor
Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy
Professor of Insurance and Risk Management
Executive Director, Pension Research Council

Margaret E. W. Sager Esq
Heckscher, Teillon, Terrill & Sager, P.C.

Because women live longer than men, they often fail to plan adequately for what they hope will be their "golden years." Furthermore, despite taking care of their families day in and day out, they often neglect to address how they will provide for their families upon death. This discussion will cover topics that women should focus on now to build a successful financial foundation for the future and formulate an estate plan that reflects their wishes. Professor Olivia S. Mitchell from the Wharton School and private practice attorney Margaret E. W. Sager will help you understand these issues and prepare you to plan for your financial wellbeing for your lifetime and beyond.

Providing Culturally Competent Care to LGBT Patients

FEBRUARY 3, 2017 (Friday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 11th Floor, Seminar Room --SCTR 11-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Judd D. Flesch, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program
Associate Director, Program for LGBT Health
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Rebecca L. Hirsh, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Division of Hematology-Oncology
Director of Inpatient Oncology Services
Associate Director, Penn Medicine Program for LGBT Health
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

While the majority of medical issues facing LGBT patients are no different than those facing cisgender heterosexual patients, disparities in both access to care and health outcomes persist. This session will explore historical reasons that contribute to stigma for LGBT patients; the disparities that have resulted; and ways to reduce or eliminate the disparities. Discussion will surround challenges to providing culturally competent care at Penn and beyond, as well as strategies to overcome those challenges.

Community and Population Health from the Emergency Department's Perspective

FEBRUARY 10, 2017 (Friday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 11th Floor, Seminar Room --SCTR 11-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Brendan G. Carr, MD, MA, MS
Associate Professor, Thomas Jefferson University
Associate Dean, Healthcare Delivery Innovation, Thomas Jefferson University

 

The Institute of Medicine has criticized healthcare for narrowly defining community and population health “as the patient panel or group of covered lives (i.e. individuals insured)," suggesting instead that community and population health be defined as “the health of all persons living in a specified geopolitical area.” In this talk, we will discuss the emergency department as a window into a broader definition of community and population health.

Using the Past to Inform the Future –Taking a Proactive Approach to Your Next Life Phase

(#1 of a three-session program) FEBRUARY 23, 2017 (Thursday), 5:00 - 8:00 PM, Jordan 504 Teaching Room, 5th floor, Jordan Medical Education Center (JMEC), 3400 Civic Center Boulevard

(#2 of a three-session program) MARCH 16, 2017 (Thursday), 5:00 - 8:00 PM, Jordan 504 Teaching Room, 5th floor, Jordan Medical Education Center (JMEC), 3400 Civic Center Boulevard

(#3 of a three-session program) APRIL 20, 2017 (Thursday), 5:00 - 8:00 PM, Jordan 504 Teaching Room, 5th floor, Jordan Medical Education Center (JMEC), 3400 Civic Center Boulevard

Stephanie Abbuhl, MD
Executive Director, FOCUS
Professor and Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs
Department of Emergency Medicine

Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD
Director of Professional Development, FOCUS
Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Prevention and Population Health Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Associate Director, University of Pennsylvania Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program
Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps

Approaching the last ~ten years of a career in academic medicine offers an opportunity to develop a future with new rewards and fulfillment. It can, however, be challenging to allow yourself the time to pause and focus on developing a vision that takes full advantage of your accomplishments while pruning responsibilities that are no longer energizing. FOCUS is offering a 3-session program for senior women faculty (in all four fulltime tracks) to provide an opportunity to reimagine and plan your career/life pathway for the next ten years. The program combines self-reflection and peer group work to advance each participant’s unique vision for this final stage of career

Towards Improved Health Outcomes for Young Transgender Women Living with or At-risk for HIV:
Supporting Youth through Clinical Care and Research

FEBRUARY 28, 2017 (Tuesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 11th Floor, Seminar Room --SCTR 11-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Nadia Dowshen, MD, MSHP
Director of Adolescent HIV Services,
Co-Director, Gender and Sexuality Development Clinic
Craig-Dalsimer Division of Adolescent Medicine
Faculty, PolicyLab
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Dowshen will discuss her experiences in developing a clinical program to serve the needs of young transgender women living with and at-risk for HIV. She will also review data from multiple sources, including several studies her team has completed, highlighting challenges and opportunities for this marginalized and often overlooked population of youth.

Pemphigus: A Rare Disease, A Rare Opportunity

MARCH 6, 2017 (Monday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 11th Floor, Seminar Room --SCTR 11-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Aimee S. Payne, MD, PhD
Albert M. Kligman Associate Professor
Department of Dermatology
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Payne will discuss how studies on the pathophysiology, B cell repertoire cloning, and therapy of pemphigus established pemphigus as an ideal model for understanding and developing new therapies for human autoimmunity, including recent studies to re-engineer chimeric antigen receptor technology for autoimmune disease therapy.

Preimplantation Genetic Screening: The Future is Here

MARCH 15, 2017 (Wednesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 11th Floor, Seminar Room --SCTR 11-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Anuja Dokras MD, PhD
Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, Penn Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Center
Director, Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) Program, Penn Fertility Care
Medical Director, Reproductive Surgical Facility
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Dokras will discuss the innovative developments in reproductive and molecular biology that have made preimplantation genetic diagnosis a clinical tool as well as discuss the social implications of these developments.

Addressing Confidence: Taming the Imposter Complex

APRIL 3, 2017 (Monday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: BRB 252 Seminar Room, Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), 421 Curie Blvd.

Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD
Director of Professional Development, FOCUS
Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Prevention and Population Health Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Associate Director, University of Pennsylvania Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program
Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps

An interactive session designed to understand the imposter voice while exploring strategies to tackle new challenges.

*The FOCUS WIM SERIES
A mini-series reserved for women in academic medicine to address personal and professional challenges and opportunities.

Neurodevelopmental and Demyelinating Disorders – Translational Research, from the Laboratory to Fieldwork in India

APRIL 20, 2017 (Thursday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 11th Floor, Seminar Room --SCTR 11-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Donald H. Silberberg, MD
Emeritus Professor and Chair
Department of Neurology
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Silberberg's laboratory research findings contributed to the treatment of neonatal jaundice, aminoacidurias, Guillain Barre Syndrome and multiple sclerosis. Penn’s affiliation with Pahlavi University, in Shiraz, Iran, provided an opportunity for him to better understand health needs in developing countries, leading him to begin efforts to ameliorate neurological disorders where resources are scarce.

SCRIBES: What, Why, How -- To Transform the Clinical Documentation Experience

APRIL 25, 2017 (Tuesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 11th Floor, Seminar Room --SCTR 11-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Eydie G. Miller, MD
Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Director, Glaucoma Service, Philadelphia VA Medical Center
Director, Glaucoma Fellowship Program, Sheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania
Director, Glaucoma Service, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Ophthalmology

Sheara Hollin
Chief Operating Officer, Department of Ophthalmology

Stacy Gordon, MD
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Division of Emergency Medicine
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Brandon Calderon
Director, Physician Practice Administration
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Erin Nicole Boyce
Chief Scribe, Emergency Department at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Chief Scribe, St. Mary Medical Center Pediatric Emergency Department

A panel session that will explore the value and use of scribes in two clinical practices at PENN (one adult and one pediatric) illustrating different scribe models. Presenters will discuss how their scribe program arose and the impact on practitioner productivity and wellbeing, patient satisfaction, and cost effectiveness

2015-2016 FOCUS programming

 

Supporting Behavior Change: Peer Mentors, Financial Incentives, and More

OCTOBER 19, 2015 (Monday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 8th Floor South Tower Seminar Room --SCTR 08-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Judith A. Long, MD
Sol Katz Associate Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine
Co-Director, Penn Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Long will talk about her work testing interventions to support behavioral change in low-income patients with chronic diseases.

Adding a Sense of Touch to Robotics in Medicine

NOVEMBER 16, 2015 (Monday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 8th Floor South Tower Seminar Room --SCTR 08-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Katherine J. Kuchenbecker, PhD
Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM)
Secondary Appointment in Computer and Information Science (CIS)
School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Pennsylvania

Although commercial robotic surgery systems such as the Intuitive da Vinci are approved for use on human patients, they provide the surgeon with very little haptic (touch) feedback. My team at Penn has invented and studied two methods for adding haptic feedback to such systems, one through instrument vibrations and the other through fingertip deformations. We are also studying how haptic feedback affects resident learning and whether surgical skill can be estimated from recorded haptic signals alone.

Friendship and Your Brain

JANUARY 8, 2016 (Friday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 11th Floor South Tower Seminar Room --SCTR 11-146A (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Michael L. Platt, PhD
James S. Riepe University Professor
Department of Neuroscience, Perelman School of Medicine
Department of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences
Marketing Department, the Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania

Friendship, charity and empathy: How do these profoundly human feelings arise from the coordinated actions of our brains, bodies and genes? What are the roots of the social emotions in other animals? How does our social environment get “under our skin” to shape our lives and livelihood? Using his decades of experience studying the behavior and biology of rhesus macaques, Penn Integrates Knowledge professor Michael Platt will discuss the new science of friendship and what these monkeys can teach us about ourselves.

The Biology of Beauty

FEBRUARY 24, 2016 (Wednesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 8th Floor South Tower Seminar Room --SCTR 08-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Anjan Chatterjee, MD, FAAN
Elliott Professor and Chair of Neurology
Pennsylvania Hospital
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

People are drawn to beauty. What constitutes beauty and why does it exist? Dr. Chatterjee will discuss beauty in different forms, its biological basis, as well as its dark side.

Using the Past to Inform the Future –Taking a Proactive Approach to Your Next Life Phase (#1 of 3)

MARCH 15, 2016 (Tuesday), 5:30 - 8:00 PM, Room 516EW, 5th floor, Jordan Medical Education Center (JMEC), 3400 Civic Center Boulevard (#1 of a three-session program- see April 20th and May 17th)

Stephanie Abbuhl, MD
Executive Director, FOCUS
Professor and Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs
Department of Emergency Medicine

Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD
Director of Professional Development, FOCUS
Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Prevention and Population Health Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Associate Director, University of Pennsylvania Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program
Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps

Approaching the last ~ten years of a career in academic medicine offers an opportunity to develop a future with new rewards and fulfillment. It can, however, be challenging to allow yourself the time to pause and focus on developing a vision that takes full advantage of your accomplishments while pruning responsibilities that are no longer energizing. FOCUS is offering a 3-session program for senior women faculty (in all four fulltime tracks) to provide an opportunity to reimagine and plan your career/life pathway for the next ten years. The program combines self-reflection and peer group work to advance each participant’s unique vision for this final stage of career

Finding and Keeping Collaborations in the Age of Team Science

APRIL 4, 2016 (Monday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 8th Floor South Tower Seminar Room -- SCTR 08-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Hillary R. Bogner, MD MSCE
Director of Research Programs, FOCUS
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health
Associate Chair for Research, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health
Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD
Director of Professional Development, FOCUS
Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Prevention and Population Health Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Associate Director, University of Pennsylvania Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program
Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps

An interactive session designed to craft a concrete plan for the development and sustainability of a professional collaboration.

Using the Past to Inform the Future –Taking a Proactive Approach to Your Next Life Phase (#2 of 3)

APRIL 20, 2016 (Wednesday), 5:30 - 7:30 PM, Room 505EW, 5th floor, Jordan Medical Education Center (JMEC), 3400 Civic Center Boulevard (#2 of a three-session program- May 17th)

Stephanie Abbuhl, MD
Executive Director, FOCUS
Professor and Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs
Department of Emergency Medicine

Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD
Director of Professional Development, FOCUS
Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Prevention and Population Health Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Associate Director, University of Pennsylvania Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program
Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps

Approaching the last ~ten years of a career in academic medicine offers an opportunity to develop a future with new rewards and fulfillment. It can, however, be challenging to allow yourself the time to pause and focus on developing a vision that takes full advantage of your accomplishments while pruning responsibilities that are no longer energizing. FOCUS is offering a 3-session program for senior women faculty (in all four fulltime tracks) to provide an opportunity to reimagine and plan your career/life pathway for the next ten years. The program combines self-reflection and peer group work to advance each participant’s unique vision for this final stage of career

NOTE: This 3-part workshop required pre-registration for all three sessions soon after it was announced and has already been filled with a waiting list.

Faculty Challenges and Opportunities in a Modern Academic Medical Center

APRIL 28, 2016 (Thursday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 9th Floor South Tower Seminar Room -- SCTR 09-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Jonathan A. Epstein, MD
William Wikoff Smith Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Executive Vice Dean and Chief Scientific Officer
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Approaching the last ~ten years of a career in academic medicine offers an opportunity to develop a future with new rewards and fulfillment. It can, however, be challenging to allow yourself the time to pause and focus on developing a vision that takes full advantage of your accomplishments while pruning responsibilities that are no longer energizing. FOCUS is offering a 3-session program for senior women faculty (in all four fulltime tracks) to provide an opportunity to reimagine and plan your career/life pathway for the next ten years. The program combines self-reflection and peer group work to advance each participant’s unique vision for this final stage of career

NOTE: This 3-part workshop required pre-registration for all three sessions soon after it was announced and has already been filled with a waiting list.

Affirming Personal Priorities in the Midst of a Professional Career

MAY 9, 2016 (Monday), 12:00 - 1:30 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 8th Floor South Tower Seminar Room -- SCTR 08-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Dennis R. Durbin, MD, MSCE
Professor of Pediatrics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Director, Office of Clinical and Translational Research
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute

Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD
Director of Professional Development, FOCUS
Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Prevention and Population Health Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Associate Director, University of Pennsylvania Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program
Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps

An interactive session for men and women faculty to develop strategies for attaining personal goals

Using the Past to Inform the Future –Taking a Proactive Approach to Your Next Life Phase (#3 of 3)

MAY 17, 2016 (Tuesday), 5:30 - 7:30 PM, Room 516EW, 5th floor, Jordan Medical Education Center (JMEC), 3400 Civic Center Boulevard (#3 of a three-session program)

Stephanie Abbuhl, MD
Executive Director, FOCUS
Professor and Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs
Department of Emergency Medicine

Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD
Director of Professional Development, FOCUS
Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Prevention and Population Health Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Associate Director, University of Pennsylvania Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program
Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps

Approaching the last ~ten years of a career in academic medicine offers an opportunity to develop a future with new rewards and fulfillment. It can, however, be challenging to allow yourself the time to pause and focus on developing a vision that takes full advantage of your accomplishments while pruning responsibilities that are no longer energizing. FOCUS is offering a 3-session program for senior women faculty (in all four fulltime tracks) to provide an opportunity to reimagine and plan your career/life pathway for the next ten years. The program combines self-reflection and peer group work to advance each participant’s unique vision for this final stage of career.

NOTE: This 3-part workshop required pre-registration for all three sessions soon after it was announced and has been filled.

Wired to Create: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind

MAY 18, 2016 (Wednesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 8th Floor South Tower Seminar Room -- SCTR 08-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD
Scientific Director, Imagination Institute
Positive Psychology Center
University of Pennsylvania

Is it possible to make sense of something as elusive as creativity?
Based on his groundbreaking research, psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman offers a glimpse inside the “messy minds” of highly creative people. Revealing the latest findings in neuroscience and psychology, along with engaging examples of artists and innovators throughout history, he will shine a light on the practices and habits of mind that promote creative thinking. Kaufman will untangle a series of paradoxes- like mindfulness and daydreaming, seriousness and play, openness and sensitivity, and solitude and collaboration - to show that it is by embracing our own contradictions that we are able to tap into our deepest creativity.

Making Every Penny Count in BRAF Mutation-Positive Melanoma- Targeting MEK1/2 Kinases

JUNE 2, 2016 (Thursday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 10th Floor South Tower Seminar Room -- SCTR 10-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Donita C. Brady, PhD
Presidential Professor of Cancer Biology
Assistant Professor
Department of Cancer Biology
Assistant Investigator
Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

The price tag for development of a new drug is typically 1 billion dollars. Nearly half of melanoma patients have an alteration in the BRAF gene leads to continuous and uncontrolled cell proliferation. Fortunately, BRAF and its crucial binding partners, the MEK proteins, are ‘druggable”. Specifically, mutant BRAF and the MEK1/2 kinases are clinically validated drug targets for the treatment of metastatic BRAFV600E-positive melanoma. Despite promising responses to mutant BRAF and MEK1/2 inhibitors, resistance nevertheless arises and limited durable responses. In terms of developing novel approaches to target these critical enzymes, we discovered that the MEK1/2 enzymes require copper for their kinase activity, and genetically perturbing MEK1/2- cooper interaction inhibits BRAFV600E-driven tumorigenesis (Brady et al., Nature, 2014). These findings suggest the intriguing possibility that pharmacologically targeting the dependency of MEK1/2 on copper may be a completely different approach to inhibit these kinases. Importantly, copper chelating drugs have been used for decades to reduce the high copper levels in patients with Wilson disease. Thus, we set out to test whether one such drug, tetrathiomolybdate (TTM), could be a safe, economically favorable approach to treat melanoma.

2014-2015 FOCUS programming

 

Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Women:
A Focus on the Use of Statins

SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 (Tuesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge level

Daniel J. Rader, MD (Slides accessible here)
Seymour Gray Professor of Molecular Medicine
Chair, Department of Genetics
Chief, Division of Translational Medicine and Human Genetics, Department of Medicine
Associate Director, Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Rader will discuss the issues involving the use of statins in women to prevent a first cardiovascular event, including cardiovascular risk assessment in women and both the benefits as well as the downsides (such as muscle pain and risk of diabetes) associated with statin use.

The Costs of Skimping on Sleep

OCTOBER 29, 2014 (Wednesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge level

Sigrid C. Veasey, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Sleep Medicine
Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

We have just 24 hours in a day to accomplish an impressive number of tasks. A few hours less sleep per night can add up to a 1000 extra hours per year to complete all we need to do, but what is the price of short sleep? New research in humans and in animal models suggests we pay a price indeed compromising many physiological processes and brain function. The latest work from the Veasey lab shows loss of specific neurons, an irreversible consequence of sleep loss. The talk will integrate the latest human and animal research for all to decide where to balance obligations and sleep.

Tackling Temptation

NOVEMBER 12, 2014 (Wednesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 8th Floor South Tower Seminar Room --SCTR 08-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Katherine L. Milkman, PhD
James G. Campbell, Jr. Assistant Professor of Operations and Information Management
The Wharton School
Secondary Appointment:
Assistant Professor in the Division of Health Policy in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
The Perelman School of Medicine

Dr. Milkman will describe a series of studies geared towards understanding the forces that shape conflicts between “should” choices that will bring delayed rewards (e.g., exercising, eating healthy foods) and “want” choices that will produce instant gratification (e.g., sitting on the couch, eating unhealthily). For instance, she will describe a randomized controlled trial testing technique she calls “temptation bundling” as a means of increasing gym visits. In addition, she will describe work exploring when people are most likely to pursue should options like exercising and dieting. Her research on “the fresh start effect” demonstrates that interest and engagement in healthy, should behaviors increases following temporal landmarks that segregate our continuous lifetimes into distinct periods (e.g., birthdays, holidays, the start of a new week/month/year).

When Medicine and Social Forces Intersect:
Disparities in the Management of Short Stature in Children and Adolescents

DECEMBER 2, 2014 (Tuesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge level

Adda Grimberg, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics,
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Scientific Director, Diagnostic and Research Growth Center
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Growth is the most sensitive physical sign of a child’s overall health; growth faltering is often the first or only sign of an underlying problem. While many parents seek medical care for their children with growth faltering to make sure they are healthy, many seek medical care to ameliorate the psychosocial stressors of being short. In 2003, the FDA approved growth hormone treatment for idiopathic short stature, which it defined as the shortest 1.2% of the population, at an estimated national cost of $40 billion. This talk will review evidence for disparities in the evaluation and management of children with growth faltering/short stature and the ramifications for child health.

An Aye for Eye Translational Research:
Challenges and Opportunities with Family and Career

FEBRUARY 9, 2015 (Monday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge level

Jean Bennett, MD, PhD
F.M. Kirby Professor of Ophthalmology
Professor, Ophthalmology, Cell and Developmental Biology
Director, Center for Advanced Retinal and Ophthalmic Therapeutics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Bennett's talk will describe the development of gene therapy for treatment of blinding disorders but will focus on the challenges, surprises and behind-the-scenes experiences in navigating this uncharted territory. She will also describe her personal experiences caring for her children and family as well as lab members, mentees, clinical trial subjects and pets while developing this translational program.

Addressing Confidence: Taming the Imposter Complex

FEBRUARY 26, 2015 (Thursday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 10th Floor South Tower Seminar Room --SCTR 10-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD
Director of Professional Development, FOCUS
Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Prevention and Population Health Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Associate Director, University of Pennsylvania Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program
Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

This session will provide an opportunity to examine and address your “imposter voice” so that you can maximize your ability to network and move forward in your career with a sense of authenticity and confidence.

*The FOCUS WIM SERIES
A mini-series reserved for women in academic medicine to address personal and professional challenges and opportunities.

Superficial Thrombophlebitis, DVT & Varicose Veins: What is the Connection, Am I at Risk, & Who Should be Treated?

APRIL 13, 2015 (Monday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge level

Deepak Sudheendra, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology & Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Superficial thrombophlebitis (SVT) is a common and relatively benign, self-limiting process that affects thousands of men and women annually. SVT and varicose veins are more common in women and tend to develop as a result of family history, pregnancy, age, menopause, obesity and other factors. Dr. Sudheendra will discuss the risk factors for developing SVT and varicose veins and also discuss their relation to deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which can be potentially fatal and/or cause significant long-term complications. He will discuss the medical management of SVT, varicose veins, and DVT and also discuss modern interventional techniques to treat these venous complications that do not involve surgery or general anesthesia and more importantly significantly improve a patient’s quality of life.

Elevator Talk: Crafting an Introduction of You

MAY 8, 2015 (Friday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge level

Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD
Director of Professional Development, FOCUS
Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Prevention and Population Health Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Associate Director, University of Pennsylvania Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program
Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

This session will offer participants an opportunity to craft and practice a brief "elevator talk" that will offer others (who may be able to support your efforts) a concise description of your career trajectory and your goals for the future.

*The FOCUS WIM SERIES
A mini-series reserved for women in academic medicine to address personal and professional challenges and opportunities.

Explaining the Ever-Unpredictable Teenage Brain

MAY 11, 2015 (Monday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge level

Frances E. Jensen, MD, FACP
Professor and Chair
Department of Neurology
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

One Health and Why Women and Animals Together are Key to a Healthy, Happy World

JUNE 2, 2015 (Tuesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge level

Joan C. Hendricks, BS, VMD, PhD
The Gilbert S. Kahn Dean, School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Matthew J. Ryan Small Animal Hospital

One health is the term to describe the complex and important interactions among animals, the environment and mankind. Women are now the majority of graduates from Vet Schools and empowering women is a key driver for reducing poverty in the developing world. The talk will focus on the central role of women in the One Health.

One Health and Why Women and Animals Together are Key to a Healthy, Happy World

JUNE 2, 2015 (Tuesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge level

Joan C. Hendricks, BS, VMD, PhD
The Gilbert S. Kahn Dean, School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Matthew J. Ryan Small Animal Hospital

One health is the term to describe the complex and important interactions among animals, the environment and mankind. Women are now the majority of graduates from Vet Schools and empowering women is a key driver for reducing poverty in the developing world. The talk will focus on the central role of women in the One Health.

 

2013-2014 FOCUS programming

Behavioral Economics and Health

SEPTEMBER 11, 2013 (Wednesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 8th Floor South Tower Seminar Room --SCTR 08-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Kevin G.M. Volpp, MD, PhD
Staff Physician, Philadelphia VA Medical Center
Director, Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, Leonard Davis Institute
Co-Director, Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation
Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
Professor of Health Care Management at Wharton School

Dr. Volpp will describe ways in which behavioral economics differs from standard economics in delineating ways in which people are predictably irrational and the implications for intervention design before talking about choice architecture and the use of defaults, health incentives and benefit design, and the use of wireless devices and behavioral economics engagement strategies through automated hovering.

Fun Facts about Sleep and Other 24h Rhythms

NOVEMBER 14, 2013 (Thursday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 11th Floor South Tower Seminar Room --SCTR 11-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Amita Sehgal, PhD
John Herr Musser Professor of Neuroscience
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

The talk will describe, in very general and basic terms, how an internal timing system drives rhythms of behavior and physiology, how this system coordinates its timing to that of environmental cues (light and food), and what the consequences might be of disruption to this system. The talk will also discuss the regulation of the drive to sleep, and possible functions of sleep. The focus will be on prevailing ideas and models in the field, rather than on data from the Sehgal laboratory.

The Work-Life Challenge -- Tapping into the Wisdom of Others

NOVEMBER 18, 2013 (Monday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge level

Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD
Director of Professional Development, FOCUS
Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Prevention and Population Health Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Associate Director, University of Pennsylvania Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program
Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

This interactive session offers participants an opportunity to share concrete strategies for addressing the challenge of what can sometimes feel like competing priorities.

*The FOCUS WIM SERIES
A mini-series reserved for women in academic medicine to address personal and professional challenges and opportunities.

True Grit: Why Effort is as Important as Talent

DECEMBER 16, 2013 (Monday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge level

Angela Lee Duckworth, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology
School of Arts & Sciences
University of Pennsylvania

In this presentation, Dr. Duckworth provides an overview of the importance of effort to human achievement. She reviews evidence that grit, defined as perseverance and passion for long-term goals, is unrelated to talent yet predicts success outcomes. The presentation concludes with suggestions for cultivating grit in both children and adults.

Much Ado about Obesity

JANUARY 16, 2014 (Thursday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge level

Rexford S. Ahima, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Director of Obesity Unit, Institute for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism
Director of Diabetes Research Center Mouse Phenotyping Core
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Obesity is characterized by excessive fatness associated with increased risk of developing diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, fatty liver, sleep apnea, cancer and other diseases. Research aimed at improving the assessment of body fat, taking into account factors such as age, sex, physical fitness, blood markers and metabolic parameters, will help determine the true impact of obesity on disease susceptibility and death.

Moving the Needle Forward on Inclusion and Diversity at PSOM

JANUARY 23, 2014 (Thursday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 8th Floor South Tower Seminar Room --SCTR 08-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Eve J. Higginbotham, SM, MD
Vice Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

This presentation will present initial findings regarding the current state of the culture and relevant programs at PSOM and seek feedback from participants regarding the future of the Office of Inclusion and Diversity. Following the session, participants will be asked to respond to a survey to prioritize and propose initiatives that will impact strategy.

Reproductive Health Priorities in Philadelphia

FEBRUARY 20, 2014 (Thursday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge level

Sara B. Kinsman, MD, PhD
Director, Maternal, Child and Family Health
Philadelphia Department of Public Health

This discussion will first provide a summary of city-wide and neighborhood reproductive health concerns affecting residents of Philadelphia. This will be the starting point for a discussion of health priorities and potential strategies to improve reproductive health care.

A Volunteer’s Path to Fulfillment

MARCH 11, 2014 (Tuesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge level

Mariell Jessup MD, FAHA, FACC, FESC
Professor of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Medical Director, Penn Heart and Vascular Center

Achieving success in what was once a male-dominated field of cardiology
Challenges for the future
Biggest mistakes, best lessons

Women & Money: How to Grow it, Stretch it, & Have Enough to Last a Lifetime

APRIL 8, 2014 (Tuesday), 3:30 - 5:00 PM, Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge level

Moderator:

David F. Babbel
Emeritus Professor
Postdoctoral Fellow, Risk and Insurance
The Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania

Guest Panelists:

Abby R. McCormick
Relationship Manager II, Institutional Relationships
TIAA-CREF | Financial Services

Margaret E. W. Sager
Heckscher, Teillon, Terrill & Sager, P.C.

Alisa Shin
Senior Manager/Senior Wealth Planner
The Vanguard Group, Inc.

Am I dense? The good, the bad and the ugly - When breast cancer screening meets state legislature

APRIL 21, 2014 (Monday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge level

Emily F. Conant, MD
Professor, Chief of Breast Imaging
Vice Chair of Faculty Development
Department of Radiology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine

On January 1, 2014, Pennsylvania was the 13th state to enact legislation requiring that each woman screening with mammography be notified of her breast density. What does this new legislation mean to individual women? to health care providers? This talk will focus on what's new in multi-modality breast cancer screening.

Serendipity vs. Planning: Different routes to leadership

MAY 6, 2014 (Tuesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge level

Afaf I. Meleis, PhD, DrPS(hon), FAAN, FRCN
Professor of Nursing and Sociology
Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing

Dr. Meleis will discuss some of the paradoxes that women face in their journey toward leadership. Examples are balance vs. integration; planning vs. serendipity and power vs. empowering. Also, Dr. Meleis will explore ways by which challenges may become opportunities for growth. Personal milestones and turning points will be shared from Dr. Meleis’ own transitions toward leadership and how she has come to use a justice and equity framework to shape her work.

Proactive Career Planning

MAY 16, 2014 (Friday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge level

Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD
Director of Professional Development, FOCUS
Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Prevention and Population Health Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Associate Director, University of Pennsylvania Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program
Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

*The FOCUS WIM SERIES
A mini-series reserved for women in academic medicine to address personal and professional challenges and opportunities.

2012-2013 FOCUS programming

 

Now that the Supreme Court has Spoken: Understanding States’ Options for their Health Exchanges and Medicaid Programs

NOVEMBER 1 , 2012 (Thursday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: BRB 1412 (14th floor, Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), 421 Curie Blvd.)

Tom Baker, JD
William Maul Measey Professor of Law and Health Sciences
University of Pennsylvania Law School

Over the next few months the states will be making historic decisions about Medicaid eligibility and the new Health Exchanges.  This talk will explain the states’ options and discuss the implications of their choices for the future of health care in America.

Sudden Cardiac Death: Developing a Prediction Model

DECEMBER 3 , 2012 (Monday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: BRB 1412 (14th floor, Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), 421 Curie Blvd.)

Rajat Deo, MD, MTR
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Sudden cardiac death is a public health dilemma affecting nearly 400,000 Americans per year. It is often the initial manifestation of cardiovascular disease and affects individuals without any premonitory symptoms. Current stratification efforts have focused on identifying high-risk patients with advanced cardiomyopathies that may benefit from implantation of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator. Unfortunately, the majority of SCD victims do not fall into this category. This presentation will focus on strategies to identify intermediate risk populations that are at an elevated risk of sudden cardiac death.

Communicating Science to the Public

JANUARY 11 , 2013 (Friday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge level

Paul A. Offit, MD
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Professor of Pediatrics
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

We will describe the vaccine-autism controversy, focusing on the forces in the media that work to defeat good science. In addition, we will discuss strategies to educate the media and public about the science behind the vaccine controversy.

African Integrative Genomics: Implications for human evolution and disease

FEBRUARY 4 , 2013 (Monday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: BRB 253 (2nd floor, Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), 421 Curie Blvd.)

Sarah Tishkoff, PhD
David and Lyn Silfen University Professor
Departments of Genetics and Biology
University of Pennsylvania

Africa is thought to be the ancestral homeland of all modern human populations. It is also a region of tremendous cultural, linguistic, climatic, and genetic diversity. Despite the important role that African populations have played in human history, they remain one of the most underrepresented groups in human genomics studies. A comprehensive knowledge of patterns of variation in African genomes is critical for a deeper understanding of human genomic diversity, the identification of functionally important genetic variation, the genetic basis of adaptation to diverse environments and diets, and the origins of modern humans. We have used whole genome SNP genotyping and high coverage sequencing analyses to characterize patterns of genomic variation, ancestry, and local adaptation across ethnically and geographically diverse African populations. We have identified candidate loci that play a role in adaptation to infectious disease, diet and high altitude, as well as the short stature trait in African Pygmies.

Prime Time’s Accidental Curriculum About 21st Century Medicine

MARCH 6 , 2013 (Wednesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: BRB 1412 (14th floor, Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), 421 Curie Blvd.)

Joseph Turow, PhD
Robert Lewis Shayon Professor &
Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
Annenberg School for Communication
University of Pennsylvania

Prime time medical dramas such as Gray’s Anatomy, House, and Private Practice present patterned ideas about the medical system amid the characters’ romantic heavy breathing and melodramatic angst. This presentation will examine what television teaches about the medical system, why medical professionals have typically not cared, and why they should.

The Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic: An Opportunity to Impact Safer Prescribing for our Patients and Communities

MARCH 8 , 2013 (Friday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Penn Tower conference room, bridge level

Jeanmarie Perrone, MD FACMT
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
Director, Medical Toxicology
Department of Emergency Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared Prescription Drug Abuse as a national epidemic in 2011. Opioid prescriptions have increased tenfold in the past decade and directly correlates with logarithmic increases in addiction and deaths. Unlike the illegal trade of cocaine and heroin resulting in epidemics of the past, every prescription originates from a health care provider even if it is subsequently diverted, misused or abused. Physicians have an increasing responsibility to address this problem with more judicious opioid prescribing. Dr. Perrone will discuss how this has evolved and strategies to manage patient and health system expectations around enhanced safety in prescribing opioid medications.

How Your Genes Interact with Your Environment during Development: Another Reason to Blame Mom!

APRIL 12 , 2013 (Friday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: BRB II/III, Room 253 (2nd floor, Biomedical Research Building; 421 Curie Blvd.)

Tracy L. Bale, PhD
Associate Professor of Neuroscience
Director, Neuroscience Center
School of Veterinary Medicine
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and schizophrenia have been associated with fetal antecedents including maternal stress. We have developed a mouse model in which stress during a sensitive period of early pregnancy has sex-dependent programming effects on neurodevelopment. Similar to what is found in neurodevelopmental disorders, male mice exposed to stress early in gestation show elevated stress sensitivity as adults. Further, these males also pass this effect onto their sons resulting in a second-generation transmission of stress sensitivity from father to son.

Work Life Balance: Taking a Proactive Approach

APRIL 17 , 2013 (Wednesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 9th Floor South Tower Seminar Room, SCTR 09-146 AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD
Director of Professional Development, FOCUS
Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Prevention and Population Health Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Associate Director, University of Pennsylvania Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program
Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

This interactive session offers participants an opportunity to explore their goals for work life balance as well as how to develop concrete strategies to better achieve them.

AWARDS: The What, How and Why

APRIL 19 , 2013 (Friday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge level

PANELISTS:

Deborah A. Driscoll, MD

Chair & Luigi Mastroianni, Jr. Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania


William N. Kelley, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Arnold I. Levinson, MD
Associate Dean for Research
Emeritus Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Gail Morrison, MD
Vice-Dean for Education
Professor of Medicine
Division of Renal, Electrolyte and Hypertension
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Victoria A. Mulhern
Executive Director
Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

The goal of this interactive session is to help faculty understand the range of available awards, what the general parameters are for each, as well as the how to be proactive about award submission. The panel will also address “why” of nominating yourself and others for awards.

Understanding Academic Administrators: Strategies for Personal Satisfaction and Professional Advancement

MAY 17 , 2013 (Friday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge level

Lois S. Cronholm, PhD
Sr. Vice President City College of New York, retired

This session focuses on explaining the functions and methodologies of academic administration and administrators. The intent is to increase the faculty’s understanding of its working environment; to prepare faculty for an effective role in creating a productive working environment; to address the principles of negotiation between faculty and administrators; and to suggest issues for those who might aspire to academic positions.

Understanding Communication Styles

MAY 29 , 2013 (Wednesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge level

Emma Anne Meagher, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology
Perelman School of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Associate Vice Provost for Human Research, University of Pennsylvania

An interactive session in which we will reflect on communication styles to optimize mentoring relationships.

2011-2012 FOCUS programming

 

Sports Related Concussion: New Rapid Sideline Tests

September 23, 2011 (Friday)
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge level

Laura J. Balcer, MD, MSCE
Professor of Neurology, Ophthalmology, and Epidemiology
Senior Scholar, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Steven L. Galetta, MD
Ruth Wagner Van Meter and J. Ray Van Meter Professor of Neurology
Vice Chair, Neurology and Director, Neuro-Ophthalmology
Associate Dean for Admissions
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

While our knowledge of symptoms associated with sports-related concussion has evolved immensely in recent years, the tools for objectively measuring and reporting the signs and symptoms remain insufficient. As such, there is an unmet need for a test or composite of tests that can quickly and accurately diagnose concussion in sports. In recent studies of collegiate athletes, boxers and MMA fighters, the King-Devick (K-D) test, a simple test of rapid number naming, was shown to be a reliable and accurate method for identifying athletes with concussion. The K-D test is based on the detection of impaired eye movements and saccades, a finding that indicates suboptimal brain function. Investigations are ongoing to further examine the K-D test and other rapid sideline measures as tools to complement current diagnostic assessments for sports-related concussion.

The Influence of Women on Science

December 6, 2011 (Tuesday)
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Location: PCAM Atrium (Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, 3400 Civic Center Boulevard)

Lynn M. Schuchter MD,

Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Steve Hahn MD, Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology
Nick Bryan, MD, Chair, Department of Radiology

M. Celeste Simon, PhD
Scientific Director and Investigator
Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Professor, Cell and Developmental Biology

Come celebrate the life and achievements of Madame Marie Sklodowska-Curie. In honor of the 100th Anniversary of Marie Curie's Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Penn is hosting an exhibit which highlights her lifetime achievements and her remarkable impact on science and women in science.

Time Management in the Electronic Age

December 16, 2011 (Friday)
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Location: The Hourglass Room, 2nd Floor, The Inn at Penn (3611 Walnut St)

Marjorie A. Bowman, MD, MPA
Professor and Founding Chair, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Director, Center for Public Health Initiatives
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Reproductive Risks and Fertility Preservation Options for Young Women with Cancer

February 15, 2012 (Wednesday)
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: Seminar Room 252, BRB II/III (Biomedical Research Building, 421 Curie Blvd.)

Clarisa R. Gracia, MD, MSCE
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Division
University of Pennsylvania Perelman SOM

This presentation will review the reproductive risks associated with cancer therapies and options for having a family after cancer therapy. The risks and success of techniques including embryo cryopreservation, oocyte cryopreservation and ovarian tissue cryopreservation will be discussed. In addition, important findings from ongoing Oncofertility research at Penn will be highlighted.

Tweeting 140 Characters or Less to Improve Health and Health Care in the Digital Age

February 22, 2012 (Wednesday)
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge level

Raina Merchant, MD, MSHP
Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • A broad overview of social media and mobile media tools

  • Who are social media users? How are they using these tools and why is it so popular?

  • Cool examples of integration of social media tools in public health emergencies

  • Lessons from the field: social media projects at Penn

  • What's on the horizon? Far-out examples of how these tools may be used in the future

Transforming Pediatric Preventive Care: New Models

March 30, 2012 (Friday)
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge level

Susmita Pati, MD, MPH
Chief, Division of Primary Care Pediatrics
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
State University of New York at Stony Brook & Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital

The Tailoring Pediatric Preventive Care Project aims to change the “one-size-fits-all” approach to pediatric health supervision to better meet individual child and family needs. Supported by the Commonwealth Fund, we developed an evidence-based family psychosocial risk instrument that uses 13 items easily available from parental report to sort children into different levels of risk. The instrument has discriminatory capacity comparable to the Framingham Heart Index and we are currently field-testing a computerized version of the instrument in the Suffolk County population as part of a community health worker home visit intervention. The next step is to conduct a multi-site demonstration project where this instrument will be used by clinicians to tailor pediatric preventive care to children at varying levels of risk.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: No Rhetoric, Just the Facts

April 20, 2012 (Friday)
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge level

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

Wondering what is really in the Affordable Care Act? Get the facts. Learn what the health care law means for our patients, our families and our practices.

Opportunities and Challenges for Women Faculty on the Academic Clinician Track: Multiple Perspectives*

May 7 , 2012 (Monday)
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: Seminar Room 251, BRB II/III (Biomedical Research Building, 421 Curie Blvd.)

Panelists:

Susan C. Day, MD, MPH
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Aba Yvonne Barden-Maja, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Department of Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Tracey L. Evans, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Department of Medicine
Division of Hematology-Oncology
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Sara B. Kinsman, MD, PhD, MSCE
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Adolescent Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Laura M. Kosseim, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Department of Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

A panel discussion for women faculty about the Academic Clinician (AC) track including:
Avoiding clinical burnout, finding rewarding professional development and maintaining successful work-life balance on the AC track.

*The FOCUS WIM SERIES
A mini-series reserved for women in academic medicine to address personal and professional challenges and opportunities. Tap into a most valuable resource: the collective wisdom of your peers. Whether it be tips on cleaning services, day care, or on negotiating salary, come with ideas and questions to strategize with a group of your colleagues.

2010-2011 FOCUS programming

 

Gender Influences in Negotiation

November 8, 2010 (Monday)
Time: 5:15 – 7:15 PM
Location: 5 Maloney Conference Room, HUP (Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania – 5th floor Maloney Building )

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

After completing this session, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize gender influences in communications

  • Assess a negotiation from a gender perspective

  • Apply an array of strategies and techniques to increase their skill and effectiveness when negotiating in a cross-gender context.

Breaking Barriers: Caring for the Underserved and Undocumented

January 19, 2011 (Wednesday)
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: Seminar Room 253, BRB II/III (Biomedical Research Building, 421 Curie Blvd.)

Jack Ludmir, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pennsylvania Hospital
Vice Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director of Obstetrical Services
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
President of Women and Children’s Health Services

Discuss the limitations to healthcare encountered by a migrant population
Understand the value of outreach in the development of the physician
Describe our experience with providing healthcare to a migrant population

Misuse and Abuse of Stimulants Among U.S. College Students -

A Growing Public Health Concern

 

March 23, 2011 (Wednesday)
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge Level

Anthony Rostain, MD, MA
Professor of Psychiatry
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Director of Education, Department of Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania Health System

This talk will:

  • Review the history of stimulant misuse and abuse among college students

  • Describe prevalence, signs and symptoms of stimulant misuse and abuse among college students

  • Review key studies linking nonprescription stimulant usage to student profiles including risk taking, alcohol and other drug use, health status and academic performance

  • Discuss strategies to limit non-medical use of stimulants on college campuses

Show Me the Money: Employment and Compensation Negotiations

 

March 24, 2011 (Thursday)
Time: 5:15 – 7:15 PM
Location: Seminar Room 253, BRB II/III (Biomedical Research Building, 421 Curie Blvd.)

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

Women's Behavioral Wellness: What Do Hormones Have to Do With It?

April 18 , 2011 (Monday)
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge Level

C. Neill Epperson, M.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Founder & Director, Penn Center for Women's Behavioral Wellness
University of Pennsylvania

In this session, Dr. Neill Epperson the Director of the Penn Center for Women's Behavioral Wellness will provide a brief overview of the growing literature regarding ovarian hormone effects on brain function and behavior, highlighting the importance of behavioral medicine in women's health care.

Next Steps and Beyond:

Panel Discussion of Career Paths at Various Professional Stages

May 10, 2011 (Tuesday)
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 PM (Light dinner provided!)
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge Level

PANELISTS:

Anne R. Cappola, MD, ScM
Assistant Professor of Medicine; Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
(Assoc Prof as of 7-1-11)
Director of Research Education, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
Associate Scholar at the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Fellow in the Institute on Aging
Assistant Director of the Type 2 Diabetes Unit, Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Emma Anne Meagher, M.D.
Associate Professor, Medicine and Pharmacology
Director, Translational Research Programs
Co-Director, Cardiovascular Prevention Program
Executive Chair, Institutional Review Board
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Anne F. Reilly, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Medical Director, Division of Oncology
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

This panel discussion, sponsored jointly by FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women (FOCUS) and the Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME), will be a unique opportunity for women trainees to obtain career guidance and insight from exceptional role models here at Penn Medicine.

The primary purpose of this FOCUS session will be to address themes such as the rewards and challenges of a career in academic medicine, the various career paths within an academic health center and how to choose the path best suited for you, the art of navigating through academia, consideration of academic institutions that may differ from Penn, and work-life balance in these various environments. We have intentionally assembled a group of panelists who as a whole represent not only different academic faculty tracks (Tenure, Clinician-Educator, Academic Clinician), but also different career stages. Our panelists are either Penn or CHOP medical faculty and have had a broad range of professional and personal experiences. We also plan to discuss "nuts and bolts" topics such as being savvy about salaries and time management.

Heart Disease and Pregnancy: Toward a Multi-Disciplinary Model of Care

May 12 , 2011 (Thursday)
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge Level

Nazanin Moghbeli, MD, MPH
Founder and Director, Women's Cardiovascular Center
Pennsylvania Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Heart disease in pregnancy is an important and under-recognized cause of maternal mortality and can lead to heart failure, stroke, arrhythmias, and poor fetal outcomes. Additionally, the specter of cardiac complications in pregnancy can lead to a frightening experience for the entire family during a vulnerable time of life. For women with structural heart disease, the hemodynamic changes of pregnancy may be poorly tolerated. A thorough evaluation of a woman’s cardiac status early in the pregnancy is necessary to ensure optimal maternal and fetal outcomes. Moreover, clear communication and alignment of treatment goals between OBGYN, cardiology, anesthesiology, nursing and the patient is vital to effective treatment of complications. We created a multidisciplinary program at Pennsylvania Hospital called the Women’s Cardiovascular Center in order to provide a comprehensive care plan for our patients. Now three years old, the Women’s Cardiovascular Center represents a joint effort by OBGYN, anesthesiology and cardiology to provide the highest quality care for pregnant patients who are vulnerable to cardiac complications. This session will focus on the program’s history and lead to a discussion about other potential models for integrating care and improving women’s health.

Empowerment through Challenge: A Personal Story of Climbing the Academic Ladder

May 12 , 2011 (Thursday)
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge Level

Margaret G. Stineman, MD, FACRM
Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Professor of Epidemiology
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
University of Pennsylvania

In this interactive session, Dr. Stineman will share how she overcame many barriers moving through the promotions process in medical school as a woman born with severe disabilities. The goals of this session are to:

  • Inspire participants to think creatively about the balance and challenges in their own

  • lives and careers

  • Raise awareness to the capacities and potential of patients with disabilities

  • Share the connections between art, science, music and medicine

2009-2010 FOCUS programming

 

Finding the Mentors You Need: A Perspective from Both Sides of the Table

October 21, 2009 (Wednesday)
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (Light dinner provided!)
Location: 5 Maloney Conference Room (HUP – 5th Floor Maloney Building)
Format: Panel discussion, followed by Q & A

PANELISTS:

Marcia S. Brose, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Abramson Cancer Center
Department of Otorhinolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery
Department of Medicine, Department of Hematology/Oncology

Emily Fox Conant, MD
Professor, Department of Radiology
Chief, Breast Imaging Division
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Deborah A. Driscoll, MD
Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Interim Director of the Center for Research on Reproduction and Women's Health

Sharon L. Kolasinski, MD FACP FACR
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Interim Division Director of Rheumatology
Program Director, Fellowship in Rheumatology
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Many people complete their training without having found supportive and helpful mentors to guide career decisions and open doors for career advancement. In this panel discussion, we will discuss how to seek out and maintain effective mentoring relationships during residency or fellowship. Good mentorship is associated with career satisfaction, promotion, and publication productivity, and it is critical to develop effective mentoring relationships early in training. To that end, we will discuss specific strategies to find good mentors, the types of mentors to look for throughout training, and the responsibilities of the mentor and mentee in maintaining effective relationships. Our panelists are Penn Med women faculty who have both benefited from mentoring relationships and who are currently dedicated to mentoring others. Discussion will include what they look for and what they expect from a mentee, as well as how they perceive their mentoring role.

Research on Obesity and the Built Environment: Lemons, Lemonade and Sorbet

Jan. 20, 2010 (Wednesday)
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge Level

Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH
Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) Professor of Epidemiology and Nursing
Schools of Medicine and Nursing
Senior Fellow, Center for Public Health Initiatives
University of Pennsylvania
Adjunct Professor, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

A better understanding of features of the physical and social environment that affect eating and physical activity (the 'built environment') can help point toward solutions for the increasing epidemic of obesity and other chronic diseases.  In the last decade, while seeking to expand her research on food or nutrition environments, Dr. Glanz has encountered both major obstacles and surprising successes. This seminar will describe this line of research and the winding road that she has traversed with her collaborators.

Promoting Yourself: Having an ‘Elevator Talk’ in your Back Pocket

February 4, 2010 (Thursday)
Time:12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: Emergency Department Conference Room, Ground Floor, Ravdin Building

Stephanie Abbuhl, MD
Executive Director, FOCUS
Vice Chair and Associate Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine

Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD
Director of Professional Development, FOCUS
Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Prevention and Population Health Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Director, Program Development in Community Health
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps

Drs. Abbuhl and Tuton will work with faculty members to craft and practice a brief "elevator talk" that will offer a quick description of your career accomplishments and future goals and capture the essence of why your work is important.

The FOCUS WIM SERIES
A mini-series reserved for women in academic medicine to address personal and professional challenges and opportunities. Tap into a most valuable resource: the collective wisdom of your peers. Whether it be tips on cleaning services, day care, or on negotiating salary, come with ideas and questions to strategize with a group of your colleagues.

Cracks in the Glass Ceiling

March 9, 2010 (Tuesday)
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge Level

Nancy Andrews, MD, PhD (see bio below)
Dean, Duke University School of Medicine
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Professor of Pediatrics and Pharmacology & Cancer Biology

Come and join us for a unique opportunity to engage in an informal discussion with Nancy Andrews, Dean at Duke University School of Medicine.

Funding Mechanisms & Grant Applications in Academic Medicine

March 10, 2010 (Wednesday)
Time: 4:30 - 6:00 PM, (dinner and drinks will be served)
Location: 5 Maloney Conference Room (HUP – 5th Floor Maloney Building)

PANELISTS:

Marianne Achenbach
Executive Director, Office of Research Support Services
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Vincent Lo Re, MD, MSCE
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Deborah Fisher
Director, Preaward Administration, Office of Research Services
University of Pennsylvania

Come and join us for a unique opportunity to engage in an informal discussion with Nancy Andrews, Dean at Duke University School of Medicine.

A Few Observations of Women's Health in Philadelphia

 

April 22 , 2010 (Thursday)
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge Level

Donald F. Schwarz, MD, MPH (see bio below)
Deputy Mayor for Health and Opportunity, City of Philadelphia
Health Commissioner, City of Philadelphia

Employment and Compensation Negotiations: How to Feed Your Wallet and Spirit

April 29, 2010 (Thursday)
Time: 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Location: BRB II/III, Room 251(Biomedical Research Building; 421 Curie Blvd.)

Catherine J. Morrison, JD (see bio below)
Assistant Professor, The Business of Health
The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

In this workshop you will learn how to plan and conduct successful negotiations about employment and compensation.  You will discover how to expand the array of negotiable items and develop an employment or compensation package that meets your needs.  We will also talk about the influence of alternatives, gender, and culture on this type of negotiation.  Bring your questions and best practices to share during the group discussion.

The Intellectual Dating Game: Finding and Keeping Collaborations that Work

May 14, 2010 (Friday)
Time:12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: Founders 3, Plaza A

Susmita Pati, MD, MPH
Director of Research Programs, FOCUS
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Director of Healthcare Access Initiatives, PolicyLab, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
Senior Fellow, The Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the Wharton School
Associate Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD
Director of Professional Development, FOCUS
Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Prevention and Population Health Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Director, Program Development in Community Health
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps

Drs. Pati and Tuton will work with faculty members to analyze the benefits and challenges of working collaboratively. In addition, this interactive session will offer faculty the opportunity to craft a concrete plan of how to best approach the development and sustainability of a productive collaboration.

2008-2009 FOCUS programming

 

Health Policy in the 2008 Election -- What the Candidates are Proposing and What You Need to Know

October 14, 2008 (Tuesday)
Time: 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge Level

David T. Grande, MD, MPA
Assistant Professor, Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Grande will be discussing the candidates’ proposals for overhauling the health care system and the potential implications of an Obama or McCain victory on the health care system and the public.   He will also discuss the political context of the health care reform debate and prospects for actual reform with a new administration.

The Tenure System at Penn:
What You Need to Know as You Plan Your Career

Nov. 20, 2008 (Thursday)
Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Founders 3, Plaza A (snacks provided!)

Janice Bellace, JD, MSc
The Wharton School
Former Deputy Provost
University of Pennsylvania

Victoria A. Mulhern
Executive Director, Office of Faculty Affairs & Professional Development
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

The Changing Face of Medicine

March 18, 2009 (Wednesday)
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: BRB II/III Room 253 (Biomedical Research Building, 421 Curie Blvd.)

Jerry Jacobs, PhD
Professor of Sociology
University of Pennsylvania

Ann Boulis, PhD
Research Associate in Sociology
University of Pennsylvania

Drs. Jerry Jacobs and Ann Boulis will be presenting their most recent research about women in medicine, the topic of their recently published book, The Changing Face of Medicine. By drawing on quantitative data and personal anecdote, they will discuss the ways in which female physicians have shaped the practice of medicine, and in turn, how the practice of medicine has shaped these women. Guests will be encouraged to participate in an open discussion following the lecture.

Communicating Your Accomplishments Effectively

March 25, 2009 (Wednesday)
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge Level

Barbara Eiser, MA, MCP, ACC
President of Leading Impact, Inc.
Executive Coaching and Leadership Development

Many leaders, particularly women, tend to assume if they work hard and produce good results that their effort will “speak for itself.” In reality, this seldom occurs. Rather, it is incumbent upon leaders to communicate their accomplishments in a proactive yet subtle manner to create appropriate visibility for themselves and their work. This workshop will focus on overcoming the barriers that may prevent leaders from effectively communicating their achievements, learning about strategic best practices, and developing an action plan for ethical self-promotion.

What's in a Cause?

Exploring the Relationship between Genetic Etiology and Felt Stigma

April 14, 2009 (Tuesday)
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge Level

Pamela Sankar, PhD
Associate Professor of Bioethics
Department of Medical Ethics
Senior Fellow, Center for Bioethics
Senior Fellow, Leonard David Institute of Health Economics
University of Pennsylvania

The claim that genetic conditions are inherently stigmatizing is an implicit assumption in much commentary about the social and ethical implications of genetic research and testing. To examine whether and under what conditions this might be the case we conducted an interview study of 86 individuals with one of 4 conditions: deafness or hearing loss, breast cancer, sickle cell disease, and cystic fibrosis  and also examined the alternative hypothesis that the social interpretation of disease results not from a single factor such as its cause but from a combination of attributes, including symptoms, treatment, and the social status of the people among whom it first, most typically, or most publicly appears.

Using Maps to Create, Reinforce, and Challenge Geographic Health Disparities

April 24, 2009 (Friday)
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge Level

Amy Hillier, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of City Planning, School of Design
Secondary faculty appointment, School of Social Policy & Practice
Faculty co-director, Cartographic Modeling Lab
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute and Center for Public Health Initiatives

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are increasingly used for mapping and analyzing spatial data in public health and social science research. This presentation will provide an overview of how GIS works and its current application to health research.  Dr. Hillier will explore examples of the use of GIS in ecological studies, including several local studies relating to access to healthy food, physical activity levels in parks, and children's exposure to outdoor advertising. She will also describe how maps were used throughout the 20th century to create and reinforce racial and economic inequality through “redlining” and other forms of discrimination which impacted negatively on the health of those neighborhoods.  More recently, maps are being used to challenge and redress some of these longstanding discriminatory patterns. 

Thinking about Next Steps: A Panel Discussion of Career Paths after Training

May 13, 2009 (Wednesday)
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (Light dinner provided!)
New Location: Room 252, Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), 421 Curie Boulevard

PANELISTS:

Jo Buyske, MD
Associate Executive Director
The American Board of Surgery
(Former Chief of Surgery, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center)

Jeane Ann Grisso, MD, MSc
Professor of Public Health, Nursing, and Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
(Former Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)

Aili Lazaar, MD
Director, Respiratory CEDD Discovery Medicine GlaxoSmithKline
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Medicine, Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Division
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Antonia Sepulveda, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Director, Surgical Pathology
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
(Former faculty appointments at Baylor College of Medicine and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine)

This panel discussion will be an opportunity to tackle important questions about job-seeking and general career guidance for women trainees. The primary purpose of this unique session will be to address themes that are less commonly discussed such as the rewards and challenges of pursuing an academic career vs. private practice or industry, consideration of academic institutions that may differ from Penn, and work-life balance in these various environments. To this end, we have specifically identified panelists who are either current or former Penn medical faculty and who have also had diverse experiences ranging from working at other academic health centers, non-academic institutions, industry, or in other healthcare sectors. We also plan to discuss "nuts and bolts" topics such as negotiating contracts, being savvy about salaries, and options such as job-sharing and part-time work. Full Program Details [pdf document]

2007-2008 FOCUS programming

 

Avoid Being de-Natured: Tips for Success in Publishing Your Next Paper in the Journal of Your Choice

September 11, 2007 (Tuesday)
Time: 12 PM - 1 PM
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge Level

Chris Gunter, PhD 
Senior Editor, Nature

No matter how long you've been in research, the publication process can be fraught with peril. What are high-profile journals looking for? Are cover letters important? What should they say, and NOT say? Can you appeal when your paper is rejected? Chris Gunter will address all of these questions and more in an informal format.

Physician Shortages- How Could They Happen and What Can Be Done About Them?

October 24, 2007 (Wednesday)
Time: 12 PM - 1 PM
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge Level

Richard "Buz" Cooper, MD
Professor of Medicine and Senior Fellow
Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Cooper will be discussing the policy perspectives that led to the notion of physician surpluses, the selective use of data that was employed to sustain such a myth and his fight to correct the misconceptions that were spawned in that manner. He will also discuss the difficulty that now exists in correcting the problem because so much time has been lost.

Endovascular Aortic Repair for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms- What is the Cost of New Technology?

November 15, 2007 (Thursday)
Time: 12 PM - 1 PM
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge Level

Julie A. Freischlag, M.D 
The William Stewart Halsted Professor
Chair, Department of Surgery
Surgeon-in-Chief
Department of Surgery
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Endovascular stent grafts have been used since 1992 as an alternative to open repair in the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms. Initially, the endovascular approach was used in high risk patients who were not candidates for an open procedure. Results from two studies in Europe have recently shown that both treatments are effective – however in follow up, mortality at 2-4 years is similar in both groups. The endovascular group also had many more complications due to those with a stent graft requiring subsequent procedures and additionally the endovascular stent graft is 40-50 times more expensive. A prospective randomized trial in the VA comparing these two methods of abdominal aortic aneurysm repair is just ending enrollment in October, 2007. As one of the National Co-Principal Investigators, we will be following these 900 plus patients until 2011. The important patient outcomes including survival, need for reoperation and quality of life will be assessed. In this seminar, I will discuss the evolution of abdominal aortic aneurysm repair from the 1950’s until present day and how we should view the evolution to come in the future.

Ensuring Personal Priorities Within a Professional Career

December 7, 2007 (Friday)
Time: 12 PM - 1 PM
Location: Founders 3, Plaza B

Stephanie Abbuhl, MD
Vice Chair and Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
Executive Director, FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor, Medicine
Adjunct Associate Professor of Prevention and Population Health
Director Program Development in Community Health
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps
Director of Professional Development, FOCUS
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

The FOCUS WIM SERIES
A mini-series reserved for women in academic medicine to address personal and professional challenges and opportunities. Tap into a most valuable resource: the collective wisdom of your peers. Whether it be tips on cleaning services, day care, or on negotiating salary, come with ideas and questions to strategize with a group of your colleagues.

Stress at Work: What To Do about It

March 6, 2008 (Thursday)
Time: 12 PM - 1 PM
Location: Founders 3, Plaza B

Karin L. McGowan, PhD F(AAM), MS
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Pediatric Pathology Vice-Chair for Faculty Support and Development
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Director, Microbiology Laboratory
Children's Hospital of Philadephia

The WIM SERIES
A mini-series reserved for women in academic medicine to address personal and professional challenges and opportunities. Tap into a most valuable resource: the collective wisdom of your peers. Whether it be tips on cleaning services, day care, or on negotiating salary, come with ideas and questions to strategize with a group of your colleagues.

Taking Control of Your Finances

April 8, 2008 (Tuesday)
Time: 12 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge Level

Matthew Wollick,CFP®
Certified Financial Planner
Vanguard's Institutional Financial Planning Services Group

Start into Spring with some nuts and bolts financial planning. This Vanguard representative will cover essential components toward your financial health such as creating a spending plan; tax saving strategies; investing in the long term, and estate planning musts

Special Networking Session for Women Fellows & Residents

May 7, 2008 (Wednesday)
Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Founders 3, Plaza A

Stephanie Abbuhl, MD
Vice Chair and Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
Executive Director, FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor, Medicine
Adjunct Associate Professor of Prevention and Population Health
Director Program Development in Community Health
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps
Director of Professional Development, FOCUS
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

FOCUS has arranged this late afternoon session to accommodate the schedules of fellows and residents. We hope you'll join us for some coffee, tea and a late afternoon snack. We'd like an opportunity to hear form you about how FOCUS can help enhance the Penn Medicine worklife culture for women fellows and residents from all departments. Come meet with your peers and discuss issues surrounding being a woman in medicine.

Come Learn About the Programs at Penn That Can Complement Your Clinical Training! 

July 24, 2008 (Thursday)
Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Maloney 5 Conference Room

Panel will include Penn fellows pursuing programs at Penn including:
Robert Wood Johnson program
Masters in Science in Health Policy Research
MBA program at Wharton
Masters in Translational Research
Masters in Science at the CCEB

2006-2007 FOCUS programming

 

Alternative Means of Securing Research Support in a Difficult NIH Funding Environment

September 19, 2006 ( Tuesday )
Time: 12 PM - 1 PM
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge Level

Glen N. Gaulton, PhD 
Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Vice Dean for Research and Research training
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Date

Dr. Gaulton will discuss the current NIH funding environment and alternative means of support in funding including: contract grants, ways to navigate the growing opportunities in industry-sponsored research, and new research support mechanisms within the School of Medicine.

Where Does Work Stop and Home Life Begin?...Creating Strategies to Preserve Quality of Life amid Blackberries, Email, and Limitless Access

October 10, 2006 (Tuesday )
Time: 12 PM - 1 PM
Location: Founders 3, Plaza A

Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor, Medicine
Adjunct Associate Professor of Prevention and Population Health
Director Program Development in Community Health
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps
Director of Professional Development, FOCUS
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

The FOCUS WIM SERIES (session #1 of 4)
A mini-series reserved for women in academic medicine to address personal and professional challenges and opportunities. Tap into a most valuable resource: the collective wisdom of your peers. Whether it be tips on cleaning services, day care, or on negotiating salary, come with ideas and questions to strategize with a group of your colleagues.

What Do Typewriters and Hospices Have in Common?...A Consumer's Perspective on End-of-Life Care in the U.S.

October 18, 2006 (Wednesday)
Time: 12 PM - 1 PM
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge Level

David Casarett MD MA
Assistant Professor, Medicine
Division of Geriatric Medicine
Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion
Philadelphia VAMC
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Colon Cancer Screening: Now and the Future

November 8, 2006 (Wednesday)
Time: 12 PM - 1 PM
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge Level

Anil K. Rustgi, MD
T. Grier Miller Professor of Medicine & Genetics
Chief, Gastroenterology Division
Director, Digestive & Liver Center
University of Pennsylvania

What is the Institute of Medicine (National Academies) and How Can You Influence IOM Reports and Policy?

November 28, 2006 (Tuesday )
Time: 12 PM - 1 PM
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge Level

Virginia A. Stallings, MD
Director, Nutrition Center and
Director, Office of Faculty Development
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

A brief history of the Institute of Medicine and its role in providing advice to the government and other institutions. Using her experience as a committee member and chair, Dr. Stallings will review the IOM childhood obesity related activities over the last few years.

Pragmatic Strategies for Self-Promotion - Gaining Visibility & Recognition to Build Your Career

December 14, 2006 (Thursday )
Time: 12 PM - 1 PM
Location: BRB II/III, Seminar Room 253
(Biomedical Research Building, 421 Curie Blvd)

Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor, Medicine
Adjunct Associate Professor of Prevention and Population Health
Director Program Development in Community Health
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps
Director of Professional Development, FOCUS
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Join us for a facilitated discussion with your peers on effective ways to promote yourself and gain a professional reputation in academic medicine. Come with your own ideas and experiences about what's worked for you or what's been a challenge.

The WIM SERIES (session #2 of 4)
A mini-series reserved for women in academic medicine to address personal and professional challenges and opportunities. Tap into a most valuable resource: the collective wisdom of your peers. Whether it be tips on cleaning services, day care, or on negotiating salary, come with ideas and questions to strategize with a group of your colleagues.

How to Become Independent from Your Mentor

January 9, 2007 (Tuesday)
Time: 12 PM - 1 PM
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge Level

Katrina Armstrong, MD, MSCE
Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Division of General Internal Medicine
Director of Research, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
University of Pennsylvania

Janet E. Audrain-McGovern, PhD
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Raquel E. Gur, MD, PhD
The Karl and Linda Rickels Professor in Psychiatry
Vice Chair for Research Development Department of Psychiatry, Neurology and Radiology
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Closing the Gender Gap: The University's Role in Retaining Women in the Medical Profession

January 18, 2007 (Thursday)
Time: 12 PM - 1 PM
Location: Medical Alumni Hall, first floor of Maloney

Ronald J. Daniels, J.D., LL.M.
Provost and Professor of Law
University of Pennsylvania

Secrets for Successful Bedside Teaching

February 6, 2007 (Tuesday)
Time: 12 PM - 1 PM
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge Level

Catherine S. Manno, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Associate Chair for Clinical Activities, Department of Pediatrics
Medical Director, Hemostasis and Thrombosis Center
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Antioxidants - An Antidote to Disease?

February 22, 2007 (Thursday)
Time: 12 PM - 1 PM
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge Level

Ian A. Blair, PhD
Vice-Chair, Department of Pharmacology
A.N. Richards Professor of Pharmacology
Professor of Chemistry
Director, Center for Cancer Pharmacology
Scientific Director, Genomics Institute Proteomics Facility
University of Pennsylvania

Antioxidants are substances found in the diet and produced by the body. These substances help repair the damage to cell membranes and DNA caused by free radicals. This damage contributes to various disease processes. Vitamins and similar substances found in our diet are antioxidants, which disable the toxic effects of free radicals. However, vitamin supplements do not necessarily have the same effects as eating a healthy diet. This seminar will discuss why this is the case and highlight the potential unintended consequences of vitamin supplementation.

As Expert or Defendant: The Physician in the Courtroom

March 1, 2007 (Thursday)
Time: 12 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge Level

Cindy W. Christian, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Endowed Chair in Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
Co-Director, Safe Place: The Center for Child Protection and Health
Co-Director, The Field Center for Policy, Practice and Research
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Guest Speakers:
Nicholas M. Centrella, Esq.

Attorney with Conrad O'Brien Gellman & Rohn, P.C., Philadelphia

Harry Roth, Esq.
Attorney with Cohen, Placitella & Roth, Philadelphia

Women and Leadership Positions

March 15, 2007 (Thursday)
Time: 12 PM - 1 PM
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge Level

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA
President and CEO
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Just Surviving Isn't Enough: Exercise to Improve Outcomes in Cancer Survivors

March 29, 2007(Thursday)
Time: 12 PM - 1 PM
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge Level

Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine

There are over 10 million cancer survivors alive in the US today. Many of them experience long term effects from their treatments. In this talk, the concept of 'cancer rehab' - analogous to 'cardiac rehab' - will be discussed.

Quality of Life in Academic Medicine: Issues of Sexual Orientation

April 12, 2007 (Thursday)
Time: 12 PM - 1 PM
Location: Houston Hall, Ben Franklin Room

E. Cabrina Campbell, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Veteran's Administration Medical Center

Benoit Dubé, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Associate Director for Medical Student Education in Psychiatry

Emma E. Furth, MD
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Peter A. Kanetsky, PhD
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics & Epidemiology

Karin L. McGowan, PhD
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Director, Microbiology Laboratory
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Maggie Krall
Director of Administration
Combined Degree and Physician Scholar Programs

Noel B. Rosales, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Cultural Effectiveness Initiative
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

The goal of this meeting, open to all faculty (men and women, of any orientation) is to discuss concerns and issues for both men and women in a safe and supportive setting regarding sexual orientation as it relates to our working environment at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. At the end of the session, we hope to develop an action plan for continued work and understanding in this area.

Special Sessions for Faculty Mentors and Mentees

April 17, 2007 (Tuesday)
Location: BRB II/III, Seminar Room 252
(Biomedical Research Building, 421 Curie Blvd)

Carole J. Bland, PhD
Professor, Family Medicine & Community Health
Director of Research
Director of Bishop Fellowship for Medical Education Leadership
University of Minnesota Medical School

Negotiating - Creating Value and Using Leverage To Help Your Planning and Patience Pay Off

April 24, 2007 (Tuesday)
Time: 12 PM - 1 PM
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge Level

Marjorie Bowman, M.D.
Professor and Founding Chair, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Director, Center for Public Health Initiatives
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
University of Pennsylvania

The FOCUS WIM SERIES (session #3 of 4)
A mini-series reserved for women in academic medicine to address personal and professional challenges and opportunities. Tap into a most valuable resource: the collective wisdom of your peers. Whether it be tips on cleaning services, day care, or on negotiating salary, come with ideas and questions to strategize with a group of your colleagues.

Handling Work & Life with Resilience

May 16, 2007 (Wednesday)
Time: 12 PM - 1 PM
Location: Founders 3, Plaza B

Marilyn Kraut
Manager Quality of Worklife Programs
Human Resources
University of Pennsylvania

The FOCUS WIM SERIES (session #4 of 4)
A mini-series reserved for women in academic medicine to address personal and professional challenges and opportunities. Tap into a most valuable resource: the collective wisdom of your peers. Whether it be tips on cleaning services, day care, or on negotiating salary, come with ideas and questions to strategize with a group of your colleagues.

Promotion 101 at the University of Pennsylvania

June 12, 2007 (Tuesday)
Time: 12 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge Level

Stephanie Abbuhl, MD
Vice Chair and Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
Executive Director, FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Victoria Mulhern
Executive Director, Faculty Affairs
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

The FOCUS WIM SERIES (session #4 of 4)
A mini-series reserved for women in academic medicine to address personal and professional challenges and opportunities. Tap into a most valuable resource: the collective wisdom of your peers. Whether it be tips on cleaning services, day care, or on negotiating salary, come with ideas and questions to strategize with a group of your colleagues.

2005-2006 FOCUS programming

 

How to Take Care of Yourself While You Care for Patients

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2005
Time: 12 - 1 p.m.
Location: Founders 3, Plaza B

Marilyn Kraut
Manager Quality of Worklife Programs
Human Resources
University of Pennsylvania

Gregory Mattison, MAA, CEAP
Director of Employee Assistance
Program Account Management and training
Penn Behavioral Health

MILK SERIES (session #1 of 4)
How to Make Sure There's Milk in the Fridge and a Promotion in Your Future: Sharing Strategies for Managing as a Woman in Academic Medicine.

The first of a quarterly series open to women in academic medicine to address personal and professional challenges and opportunities. Tap into a most valuable resource: the collective wisdom of your colleagues. Whether it be tips on buying groceries or on negotiating salary, come with ideas and questions to strategize with a group of your colleagues who face similar challenges.

Does It Make Sense to Use 'Race' or Ethnicity' in Genetics Research?

Thursday, October 6, 2005
Time: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room

Timothy R. Rebbeck, PhD
Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Ethnicity, ancestry, and race are widely used to define health disparities. Genetics has been increasingly incorporated into research that attempts to explain health disparities. While genetics correlates of 'race' may exist, some have questioned the use of genetics to explain health disparities, particularly if those studies divert attention away from the social, economic, or political causes of health disparities. This presentation will present information about the use and potential misuses of genetics in studies of human health disparities.

Grants Management 101: Information for Survival

Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Time: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room

Lorri A. Schieri, MBA
Director of Administrative and Fiscal Operations
Department of Pharmacology
Institute for translational Medicine and Therapeutics
Division of Experimental Therapeutics, Department of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

The presentation will cover the basics of grant management from pre-award through post-award. Some points that will be covered include: (i) ensuring proper expense management when administrative oversight and internal controls are lacking; (ii) allowable charges on Federal funds; (iii) helpful information related to grant submissions; (iv) supplement and bridge funds; and (v) no cost extensions.

Increasing Faculty Diversity - Training Search Committees

Thursday, October 20, 2005
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Wood Room (Located on the 2nd floor in the John Morgan Building, 3620 Hamilton Walk)

Molly Carnes, MD, MS see bio
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

The Institute of Medicine, the NIH, COGME, and others present a cogent case that increasing the gender and ethnic/racial diversity of leadership in academic medicine is good for the health of our nation. So how do we ourselves as leaders in academic medicine make this happen? Our best opportunity to increase diversity comes from our search and screen committees because the results of these hires determine the demographics of our departments for decades. The University of Wisconsin has developed workshops for search committees to provide members with the knowledge and skills to enhance the diversity of the candidate pool and run an inclusive and fair screening and evaluation process. Dr. Carnes will share the work they have been doing with search committees

How Can the CCEB Help You with Clinical Research?

Thursday, October 27, 2005
Time: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room

Brian L. Strom, MD, MPH
George S. Pepper Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Professor of Medicine
Professor of Pharmacology
Chair, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Director, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Associate Vice Dean, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Associate Vice President for strategic Integration,
University of Pennsylvania Health System

A description of the training options and research support services of the CCEB, and How They Can Help in Conducting Research.

The Consequences of Sleep Debt

Thursday, November 3, 2005
Time: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room

David F. Dinges, PhD
Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry
Chief, Division of Sleep and Chronobiology
Director Unit for Experimental Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Dealing with Disappointment: Using Roadblocks to Fuel New Opportunities

Thursday, November 10, 2005
Time: 12 - 1 p.m.
Location: BRB II/III, Room 1412

Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor, Medicine
Adjunct Associate Professor of Prevention and Population Health
Director Program Development in Community Health
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps
Director of Professional Development, FOCUS
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

A discussion about how to use the energy from disappointment to regroup and determine what you really want and then using this as momentum to push and feel recharged and energized with a new plan and path.

MILK SERIES (session #2 of 4)
How to Make Sure There's Milk in the Fridge and a Promotion in Your Future: Sharing Strategies for Managing as a Woman in Academic Medicine.

The second of a quarterly series open to women in academic medicine to address personal and professional challenges and opportunities. Tap into a most valuable resource: the collective wisdom of your colleagues. Whether it be tips on buying groceries or on negotiating salary, come with ideas and questions to strategize with a group of your colleagues who face similar challenges.

It's About Time: A Discussion of Lung Cancer