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12th Annual Fall Leadership Mentoring Conference
2009

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

Date: November 13, 2009 (Friday)
Time
:
7:30 AM - 3:50 PM

Location
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Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall
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Perelman Quadrangle, 3417 Spruce Street

*Fee: $20, to be collected at the event; cash or check* only please


* Budget reductions in the School of Medicine have significantly impacted the FOCUS program. We therefore, for the first time, must charge this registration fee to help defray conference costs. We thank you for your continued support of FOCUS programs
* * Please make checks payable to "Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania" and indicate in memo portion or anywhere "2009 FOCUS Fall Conference.



PROGRAM

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

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

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

  • Discuss current trends, challenges and realities of academic medicine
  • Employ critical skills and strategic thinking regarding finance and budgets to more effectively advocate and negotiate with department leaders
  • Gain knowledge and perspective regarding unconscious gender bias and work-family balance
  • Clarify personal and professional development goals
  • Explore ways to enhance one’s career through traditional and non-traditional paths
  • Establish networking relationships that foster support, growth and professional success

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


CONFERENCE AGENDA

7:30-8:15

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00-8:15

Welcome
Stephanie Abbuhl, MD
Executive Director, FOCUS

PLENARY SESSIONS

8:15-9:15

Nomination and Awards: Importance for Academic Advancement  and the Influence of Language
Jocelyn D. Chertoff, MD, MS, FACR

Women are often hesitant to express ambition or interest in awards, perhaps believing that their accomplishments will be recognized and rewarded appropriately without their input. It is important for women to recognize that awards are a factor in their academic progress, and that they should be prepared to participate actively in this aspect of career building. This involvement can help women prevent the use of language expressing unconscious gender bias, which can act as a barrier to their advancement.

9:20-10:20

Seeing Finances Though Your Chief’s Eyes
Ann Schwind, MHA

This session describes how chiefs and chairs view a unit’s finances and the contributions of individual faculty.  Its aims are to build skills in reading department financial statements and understanding the financial performance metrics used by faculty leadership. These skills will equip participants to contribute more fully in department financial discussions and to negotiate their individual performance expectations.

10:20-10:35

Break

CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS

10:35-11:50

Work/Life Balance across the Continuum of Professional Life
Jocelyn D. Chertoff, MD, MS, FACR

Working in groups, we will explore the issues women face and manage in trying to balance our work and our lives. The work of balancing career decisions and demands is greatly affected by the different stages of our lives and the lives of our families. The issues we confront range from when, how, or whether to start a family, dealing with the changing needs of our families, the “empty nest” and responsibility for aging parents and decisions about retirement and identity. Depending on the interests of the group, the tables will each discuss a different stage in our professional and personal lives. Sharing what we have learned presents opportunities for understanding and mentorship.

Winning Internal Support for Your Program
Ann Schwind, MHA

Our work is often organized through programs that bring a group of faculty members together to accomplish an end. Programs typically rely on institutional support and their ability to obtain it is a key factor in the success of the program and advancement of the participating faculty. This workshop will develop skills in drafting internal budget requests through case studies and role plays. Cases will examine the unique considerations in budget requests for patient care, education and research programs.
NETWORKING LUNCH & AWARD PRESENTATION

11:50-12:30

Lunch- (Networking by special interests)

Network with women colleagues around special interest topics, both work and non-work related.

12:30-12:50

AWARD PRESENTATION
Stephanie Abbuhl, MD

2009 FOCUS Award for the Advancement of Women in Medicine <link>

12:50-2:05

PENN FACULTY PANEL

Creating a Fork in the Road: Discovering Opportunities for Career Enhancement and Vitality at Penn and Beyond
Valerie A. Arkoosh, MD, MPH
Jill M. Baren, MD, MBE, FACEP, FAAP
Katherine Margo, MD

This panel will use the career experiences of three Penn Medicine senior women faculty to highlight possibilities for “following your passion." Discussion will focus on how to create opportunities within and outside of Penn to enhance your career in academic medicine. Specific challenges and strategies will be discussed in this interactive plenary session.

2:05-2:15 Break
CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS

2:15-3:30

Negotiating a Personal Package
Ann Schwind, MHA

Several different personal vignettes will be used to examine the characteristics of a successful package negotiation. Examples will include both research-oriented and clinically-oriented faculty. We will examine the negotiation from the perspective of each party and will discuss both the resource commitments and the performance expectations that will accompany them.

Work/Life Balance across the Continuum of Professional Life
Jocelyn D. Chertoff, MD, MS, FACR

Working in groups, we will explore the issues women face and manage in trying to balance our work and our lives. The work of balancing career decisions and demands is greatly affected by the different stages of our lives and the lives of our families. The issues we confront range from when, how, or whether to start a family, dealing with the changing needs of our families, the “empty nest” and responsibility for aging parents and decisions about retirement and identity. Depending on the interests of the group, the tables will each discuss a different stage in our professional and personal lives. Sharing what we have learned presents opportunities for understanding and mentorship.

3:35-3:50

Wrap/Up/Feedback
Stephanie Abbuhl, MD


PRESENTER BIOS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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