FOCUS Chats

FOCUS Chats were created in response to the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The goal of the FOCUS Chats is to provide a structure for PSOM women faculty to come together to share experiences, strategies and solutions.  These informal, 30-45 minute virtual Chats have since evolved to address the myriad of challenges that have surfaced from both the COVID-19 and racism pandemics.  Using a “crowd-sourcing approach,” FOCUS is actively engaged in developing solutions by sharing wisdom from these Chats with leadership who often join the Chats themselves.  FOCUS Chat topics have included: research career concerns during COVID; challenges at home as routine work resumes; crowd- sourcing potential strategies at the institutional level; and changing the culture at Penn Medicine to address structural racism, and others.

Mon., 11/2/20 @ 12:00 – 12:45 PM

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

Mon., 10/12/20 @ 2:00 - 3:00 PM

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

  • Facilitators: FOCUS Leadership

Tues., 9/29/20 @  3:30 - 4:15 PM 

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

  • Facilitators: FOCUS Leadership

Thurs., 9/10/20 @ @ 12:00 - 12:45 PM 

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

  • Facilitators: FOCUS Leadership

Tues., 8/25/20@12:00 - 12:45 PM

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

  • Facilitators: FOCUS Leadership

Tues.  7/21/20 @ 2:00 - 2:45 PM

"What each of us can do about racism: a conversation after reading the NEJM article 'Stolen Breaths'" 

  • Facilitators: FOCUS Leadership

Tues.  6/30/20 @ 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

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

  • Facilitators: FOCUS Leadership

Fri., Jun. 26th @ 12:00 - 12:30 PM

“Parenting and research concerns during COVID: Summer worries“

  • Facilitators: Meghan Lane-Fall and Hillary Bogner

Mon., Jun. 22nd @ 1:30 - 2:00 PM

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

  • Facilitator: Mira Mamtani MD MSEd, Guest Speakers: Raina M Merchant, MD MSHP FAHA and Aaron Levy, PhD, MPhil

Wed., Jun. 10th @ 12:00 – 12:30 PM

“FOCUS Chat: with Lisa Bellini and Susan Furth”

  • Facilitators: Stephanie and Lucy, Zoom Virtual Meeting

Mon., Jun. 1st @ 12:30 - 1:00 PM

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

  • Facilitators: Mira Mamtani MD MSEd and her husband Ronac Mamtani, MD, MSCE

Thurs., May 28th @ 1:00 - 1:30 PM

“Parenting and research concerns during COVID: Summer worries“

  • Facilitators: Hillary R. Bogner, MD MSCE and Kit Delgado

Thurs., May 21st @ 12:00 - 12:30 PM

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

  • Facilitator: Monika Sanghavi, MD

Mon., May 18th @ 1:00 - 1:30 PM

“Challenges at home as routine work resumes and summer approaches”

  • Facilitator: Mira Mamtani MD MSEd

 

Thurs., May 14th @ 1:00 - 1:30 PM

“Research career concerns during Covid”

  • Facilitator: Hillary R. Bogner, MD MSCE

Tues., May 12th @ 12:00 - 12:30 PM

"Faculty experiences of providing care to Covid patients"

  • Facilitators: Mira Mamtani MD MSEd and Monika Sanghavi, MD

 

Monday, May 4th from 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM 

“Challenges at home as routine work resumes and summer approaches”

  • Facilitators: Mira Mamtani MD MSEd and Rinad Beidas, PhD

Fri., May 1st @ 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM 

“Managing uncertainty over the next year”

  • Facilitator: Mira Mamtani MD MSEd 

Wed., Apr. 29th @ 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM

“Research career concerns during Covid”

  • Facilitator: Hillary R. Bogner, MD MSCE and Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD

Fri., Apr. 24, 2020 @ 3:00 - 3:30 PM

“General Discussion”

  • Facilitator: Stephanie Abbuhl and Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD

Mon., Apr. 20, 2020 @ 8:00 - 8:30 PM

“Kids at Home During COVID”

  • Facilitators: Mira Mamtani MD MSEd and Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD

 

Thurs., Apr. 16, 2020 @ 12:00 - 12:30 PM

Research Career Concerns During COVID

  • Facilitator: Hillary R. Bogner, MD MSCE and Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD

Wed. April 15, 2020 @ 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

 “General Discussion”

  • Facilitators: Stephanie Abbuhl, MD and Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD

Fri., Apr. 10, 2020 @ 3:00 - 3:30 PM

“General Discussion”

  • Facilitator: Stephanie Abbuhl and Hillary R. Bogner, MD MSCE

 

Tues., Apr. 7, @ 12:00 - 12:30 PM 

“How are you keeping active? What are some helpful fitness resources?”

  • Facilitators: Mira Mamtani MD MSEd