Lunchtime Seminar Series


seminar

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)

This interactive one-hour format provides School of Medicine faculty with diverse perspectives on a variety of medical and career development topics; offers opportunities for faculty presentations to Penn colleagues from multiple departments and with various areas of academic expertise; and promotes networking within the School of Medicine, the Hospital, and across the University. The Seminar Series is popular and well-attended by men and women faculty.

Afaf and facultySessions on women's health research are presented by multidisciplinary speakers with expertise in a variety of women's health issues including, e.g., breast cancer, hormone replacement, osteoporosis, depression, obesity, lung cancer, and multiple sclerosis. The portion of the Series devoted to professional development includes such topics as time management, conflict resolution, negotiation, managing a laboratory, balancing work and family, presentation skills, financial planning, mentoring, writing for publication, and "promotion 101." Finally, a host of timely, controversial medical topics are presented in what is essentially a "Grand Rounds" for the Medical School. These sessions include such topics as concerns about the avian flu epidemic; the complexities of coping with medical malpractice; how to reduce the number of uninsured while balancing cost issues; the effects of sleep deficit; and autism spectrum disorder, to list a few.

Presenters generally include faculty from the School of Medicine as well as from other Schools across the University. Speakers may include anthropologists, bioethicists, economists, lawyers, medical historians, sociologists, psychologists, as well as physicians and researchers, all of whom offer fresh perspective to a broad range of medical and professional development topics.

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2016 - 2017 Current Seminar Series

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*Note: FOCUS is in the process of planning additional presentations for the Seminar Series so please check here for updates.


OCTOBER 7, 2016 (Friday)
, 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.)

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

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

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.

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BIO: Michael X. Delli Carpini, Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication, received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania (1975) and his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota (1980). Prior to joining the University of Pennsylvania faculty in July of 2003, Professor Delli Carpini was Director of the Public Policy program of the Pew Charitable Trusts (1999-2003), and member of the Political Science Department at Barnard College and graduate faculty of Columbia University (1987-2002), serving as chair of the Barnard department from 1995 to 1999. Delli Carpini began his academic career as an Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department at Rutgers University (1980-1987). His research explores the role of the citizen in American politics, with particular emphasis on the impact of the mass media on public opinion, political knowledge and political participation. He is author of Stability and Change in American Politics: The Coming of Age of the Generation of the 1960s (New York University Press, 1986), What Americans Know about Politics and Why It Matters (Yale University Press, 1996 and winner of the 2008 American Association of Public Opinion Researchers Book Award), A New Engagement? Political Participation, Civic Life and the Changing American Citizen (Oxford University Press, 2006), Talking Together: Public Deliberation and Political Participation in America (University of Chicago Press, 2009), and with Bruce Williams, After Broadcast News: Media Regimes, Democracy, and the New Information Environment (Cambridge, 2011), as well as numerous articles, essays and edited volumes on political communications, public opinion and political socialization.



OCTOBER 18, 2016 (Tuesday)
, 5:00 - 7:30 PM, 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

Envisioning the Later Phase of Your Career: 'Reunion'

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.

BIOS: Stephanie Abbuhl MD is Professor and Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs in the department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. She is board certified in both emergency medicine and internal medicine and completed the ELAM (Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine) fellowship in 2004-2005. Dr. Abbuhl played a key role in the evolution of Emergency Medicine into a full academic department at Penn and, over the years, has served in several leadership positions including Interim Chair, Medical Director for 14 years, Fellowship Director, and Vice Chair since 2004. She has continued to actively practice and teach emergency medicine at Penn Med for over 30 years. Dr. Abbuhl’s primary research interests include establishing evidence-based best practices for faculty development (men and women) and investigating gender issues surrounding career advancement in medicine and science. She has also done research in Emergency Medicine, primarily on operational issues. She has over 100 publications to her credit and serves as a peer reviewer for emergency medicine and internal medicine journals. Dr. Abbuhl’s honors include: AOA (1980); the Bryce Collier Prize for Compassion in Medicine (1980); the American Medical Women’s Association Award (1980); Excellence in Teaching Award (1992); Philadelphia Magazine’s "Top Doc" award (1994, 1996); the Lenore Rowe Williams Award from the University of Pennsylvania (2003); and the Emergency Medicine Residency Mentorship Award (2003, 2010, 2012). In addition, Dr. Abbuhl received the 2012 AAMC Group on Women in Medicine and Science Leadership Development Award, a national honor in recognition of her research and programmatic work on faculty development and promoting women’s biomedical careers. She also won the 2013 Trustees’ Council of Penn Women-Provost Award at Penn for her leadership in advancing women faculty at the University of Pennsylvania. Most recently, in 2015, Dr. Abbuhl was honored to receive the Arthur K. Asbury Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award, one of the annual Penn Medicine Awards of Excellence. Since 2001, Dr. Abbuhl has been the Executive Director of FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women, a unique faculty development program funded by the Dean to recruit, retain and advance women faculty and to promote women’s health research. In 2004, the FOCUS program received the AAMC’s Women in Medicine Leadership Development Award. Dr. Abbuhl’s experience with numerous innovative FOCUS initiatives led to a joint-PI collaboration with Dr. Jeane Ann Grisso on a unique RO1-funded study, the NIH-TAC (Transforming Academic Culture) Trial, to examine causal factors and interventions that promote women’s careers in science and medicine. This 4-year trial, the first of its kind, implemented a 3-tiered intervention in a cluster-randomized design across an entire school of medicine, aimed at improving the academic productivity and job satisfaction of women faculty. Since 2013, along with a team of multidisciplinary Penn colleagues, Dr. Abbuhl has developed a Penn Pathways career-leadership program for men and women assistant professors in the STEM fields at the request of the Penn Vice-Provost for the Faculty.

Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD is Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Prevention and Population Health in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Tuton serves as Executive Director of Bridging the Gaps, a program linking the training of health professionals with the provision of health related service for vulnerable populations. The program is jointly administered by eight academic health centers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and one in New Jersey who partner each year with over 100 community organizations serving vulnerable populations. In addition to the Bridging the Gaps Community Health Internship Program in all locations, the Philadelphia Bridging the Gaps Program has developed  two additional program components, the Bridging the Gaps Seminar Series and the Bridging the Gaps Clinical Program. Dr. Tuton is an Associate Director of the Perelman School of Medicine's Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program and in this capacity she is co-leader of both the Community and Leadership curricular components.  Dr. Tuton is also Director of Professional Development for FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women, a program which promotes advocacy, education and research in women’s health and the advancement of women in academic medicine. Recently she was a co-investigator on a unique RO1-funded study, the NIH-TAC (Transforming Academic Culture) Trial, to examine causal factors and interventions that promote women’s careers in science and medicine. This 4-year trial, the first of its kind, implemented a 3-tiered intervention in a cluster-randomized design across an entire school of medicine, aimed at improving the academic productivity and job satisfaction of women faculty. Dr Tuton is also one of four faculty leaders for the Provost initiated Penn Faculty Pathways program which is designed to enhance the personal and professional development of STEM faculty in the first phase of their careers at the University of Pennsylvania.



DECEMBER 13, 2016 (Tuesday)
, 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.)

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

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.

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BIO: David Roth went to Rice University, on a music scholarship, and then decided to become a cancer researcher after becoming aware of the revolution in molecular biology occurring in the 1970s. He obtained his MD and PhD degrees from Baylor College of Medicine and completed a residency in Anatomic Pathology at the National Cancer Institute, where he served as a Lt. Commander in the Public Health Service. He then trained as a postdoctoral research scientist with Martin Gellert, one of the pioneers of modern molecular biology. Roth joined the faculty of Baylor College of Medicine in 1993, where he rose through the ranks to become a Professor and an Investigator in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He moved to New York University in 2001, where he served as Chair of the Department of Pathology and Director of the Medical Scientist Training Program. He moved to the University of Pennsylvania in 2011 to take the Chairmanship of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, one of the nation’s premier Pathology departments and currently the number one such department in research funding from the National Institutes of Health. Roth founded the Center for Personalized Diagnostics, which was developed to bring new diagnostics to cancer patients based on next generation sequencing. Since opening its doors for clinical testing two years ago, the Center has performed advanced diagnostics on over 5000 Penn cancer patients. This was an early example of Precision Medicine at Penn. In 2016, Roth was named the Director of the Penn Center for Precision Medicine.



JANUARY 27, 2017 (Friday)
, 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.)

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

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

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.

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BIO: Dr. Brittany Watson is the Director of Shelter Medicine and Community Engagement at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. She currently manages medical, surgical, and educational training of veterinary students through electives and primary care, shelter medicine rotations and courses, and community outreach initiatives. Course techniques involve integrating community needs, best teaching practices, and organizational leadership strategies. Penn Vet’s shelter medicine program completes over 4000 surgeries per year and partners with all major sheltering organizations in the city of Philadelphia. She also involves veterinary students in authentic learning experiences including continuing education to shelters, outreach to middle school classrooms, and after-school pipeline programs in conjunction with the medical school. Dr. Watson was previously the Veterinary Director of Continuing Education Initiatives at Charleston Animal Society (CAS). During her time at CAS, she worked with the education department to develop the veterinary camp curriculum, Shadowing at the Shelter program, and VSI: Veterinary Science Initiative. She received her PhD in Educational Leadership at the University of South Carolina. Her dissertation focused on evidence-based humane education programs and proving changes in knowledge, attitudes, and behavior from the VSI Program.



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


Special Event Reserved for Women Faculty


Guest Panelists:

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.

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

An Interactive Symposium for Women of All Ages

Recent evidence suggests that women need to save much more than men for retirement. Women live longer and tend to live longer as singles during retirement; and they often fail to plan adequately for what they hoped would be their “golden years.” This symposium will cover topics that women should focus on now to build a successful financial foundation for the future. Professor Olivia S. Mitchell from the Wharton School will begin by outlining key challenges for women’s future financial security, and then will moderate a discussion among the panelists.

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BIOS: Forthcoming


FEBRUARY 3, 2017 (Friday), 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.)

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

Providing Culturally Competent Care to LGBT Patients

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.

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BIOS: Judd D. Flesch is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care. He serves as an Associate Director of the Penn Medicine Program for LGBT Health, and has an interest in the climate for LGBT medical trainees and educating trainees, faculty, and other providers in the care of LGBT patients. He also serves as an Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program and Site Director for the Residency Program at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC). Dr. Flesch’s clinical interests include consultative pulmonology and respiratory failure. He attends on the General Medicine Service, the Pulmonary Consultation Service, and the Medical Intensive Care Unit at PPMC.

Rebecca Hirsh graduated from Brown University and Brown Medical School. She completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Rhode Island Hospital/Miriam Hospital followed by a fellowship in hematology/oncology at Columbia University and New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Hirsh joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania in 2010. She currently serves as the Director of Inpatient Oncology Services in the Division of Hematology and Oncology. Dr. Hirsh's clinical expertise is in hematologic malignancies. She formerly served as the Chair of the Montgomery County Adolescent HIV/AIDS Taskforce and Director of Lutheran Children and Family Services HIV Peer Education Program.



FEBRUARY 10, 2017 (Friday)
, 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.)

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

Community and Population Health from the Emergency Department's Perspective

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.

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BIO: Brendan G. Carr is an Associate Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Associate Dean in the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. He currently serves as the Director of the Emergency Care Coordination Center (ECCC) in the US Department of Health & Human Services. The ECCC is charged with creating an emergency care system that is patient- and community-centered, integrated into the broader healthcare system, high quality, and prepared to respond in times of public health emergencies. He maintains a funded research portfolio and remains clinically active taking care of patients in the emergency department at Jefferson during his clinical service. Dr. Carr completed medical school at Temple University and completed residency in emergency medicine, fellowship in trauma & surgical critical care, and a MS in Health Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania.  He is an alumnus of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Clinical Scholars Program. Dr. Carr’s research portfolio has primarily focused on the association between system design and outcomes for emergency care. He has applied his systems perspective to study the care of patients with trauma, stroke, cardiac arrest, and sepsis. He has received federal grant funding to perform this work, has written more than 100 peer reviewed manuscripts, and is considered an expert in regional systems of emergency and trauma care. In his federal role, he works to integrate the emergency care system into the broader healthcare delivery system through interactions with health information technology, quality measurement, consumer transparency, the exploration of financial incentives, and the use of novel delivery system solutions including community paramedicine and telemedicine. Dr. Carr is married to Sarah Winters, a primary care pediatrician at Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia and they have three energetic boys. He lives in West Philadelphia and Washington DC.


FEBRUARY 28, 2017 (Tuesday), 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.)

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

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

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.

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BIO: Nadia Dowshen is a faculty member at PolicyLab at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and serves as Director of Adolescent HIV Services in the Craig Dalsimer Division of Adolescent Medicine at CHOP. She is also an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. In addition to specialized care for youth living with HIV/AIDS, Dr. Dowshen also provides general adolescent medical care at CHOP and Covenant House, PA, a youth shelter located in Philadelphia. She recently co-founded the CHOP Sexuality and Gender Development Clinic which now provides medical and psychosocial support to more than 450 gender variant children and adolescents.Dr. Dowshen’s research focuses on using youth-friendly technology to improve adherence to antiretroviral therapy and improve other health outcomes for adolescents living with HIV/AIDS. She is also interested more broadly in research around issues of STD and HIV prevention and treatment as well as achieving health equity for other marginalized youth including LGBT and homeless adolescents. Dr. Dowshen received the 2010 Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine New Investigator Award for her research identifying protective factors against HIV infection among transgender youth. She was recently named an NIH Adolescent Trials Network (ATN) Scholar and a Best Young Investigator by the National Centers for AIDS Research (CFAR). She was also recently selected as a University of Pennsylvania Community Scholar-in-Residence for Project SHINE (Supporting Health Identities for Gender Variant Youth) which focuses on better defining health needs, strengths and challenges of gender non-conforming children and adolescents. Dr. Dowshen also serves on the Board of Directors of the Sexual Information and Education Council of the United States, a national non-profit which promotes comprehensive education about sexuality, and advocates for the right of individuals to make responsible sexual choices.



MARCH 6, 2017 (Monday)
, 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.)

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

Pemphigus: A Rare Disease, A Rare Opportunity

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.

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BIO: Dr. Payne is the Albert M. Kligman Associate Professor of Dermatology at the Perelman School of Medicine. Her career interest has been in pemphigus: diagnosing and treating patients with this potentially fatal autoimmune disease, and performing research to better understand disease, with the goal of improving therapy. Dr. Payne received her BS in Biology from Stanford University and her MD/PhD from Washington University School of Medicine, followed by residency and postdoctoral fellowship training in Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research has focused on three major areas of investigation: 1) cloning and characterization of B cell repertoires to understand how autoimmunity occurs in pemphigus, which has discovered common features of the B cell response among patients; 2) cell biologic studies to identify mechanisms for loss of cell adhesion; and 3) patient-oriented research to improve pemphigus therapy, which has led to novel strategies for targeted therapy of disease. Dr. Payne’s work has been recognized with the American Academy of Dermatology Young Investigator Award, the Dermatology Foundation Charles and Daneen Stiefel Autoimmune Disease Scholar Award, the Sanofi Innovation Award, and election to the American Society for Clinical Investigation. Dr. Payne is active in the International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation patient group and is a member of an international committee of physicians that has developed consensus definitions and disease activity instruments for use in clinical trials. At Penn, Dr. Payne serves as Associate Director of the Medical Scientist Training Program and faculty advisor for the Association of Women Student MD-PhDs (AWSM), through which she enjoys interacting with the larger physician-scientist community.


MARCH 15, 2017 (Wednesday), 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.)

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

Preimplantation Genetic Screening: The Future is Here

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.

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BIO: Dr. Anuja Dokras received her medical degree from the University of Mumbai, India. She received the Rhodes scholarship in 1988 and obtained a PhD from University of Oxford, UK. Her PhD thesis focused on development of techniques for preimplantation genetic diagnosis which are now routinely offered as a clinical treatment in conjunction with IVF. She completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Yale University. She served as the Medical Director of the In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) program at Penn Fertility Care (2007-2013) and at present directs the Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis program at the University of Pennsylvania. Her IVF research has focused on fertility outcomes following laboratory interventions such as intracytoplasmic sperm injection and clinical strategies including weight loss. She is also the Director of the multi-disciplinary PENN Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) center located at Penn Fertility Care and Penn Medicine at Radnor. She is currently the President of the Androgen Excess (AE) -PCOS Society (2014-2016), an international society focused on supporting education, research and patient awareness related to all aspects of androgen excess disorders. Dr. Dokras’ research program focuses on understanding the determinants of cardiovascular risk associated with PCOS at both the cellular and population level. Another area of interest is to understand the impact of clinical interventions on health related quality of life, anxiety and mood disorders in PCOS. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, American Society of Reproductive Medicine and Reproductive Scientist Development Program. She is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism and on the Editorial Board of Fertility and Sterility.



APRIL 20, 2017 (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.)

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

Title: To Be Announced

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BIO: Forthcoming.


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