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2000 - 2001 Seminar Series (Archived)

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SEPTEMBER 12, 2000, Rhoads Conference Room, 12-1 pm

Jeanne Ann Grisso, MD, MSc
Professor, Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Clinical Epidemiology
Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute and Penn's Institute on Aging
Director, FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women

M. Patricia West, MSSW
Chair, Philadelphia Women's Death Review Team
Chair, Philadelphia Interagency Youth Fatality Review Non-Homicide Team
Advisory Board, Philadelphia Citizens for Children and Youth

Philadelphia Women's Death Review Team: A Citywide Analysis of Why Women Die Young

Over 45 agencies have come together in Philadelphia to systematically reconstruct the lives of women in Philadelphia who die before 60 years of age. The Philadelphia Women's Death Review Team represents the first effort in the nation to comprehensively review women's deaths. A picture has emerged of desperate women who confront violence, drugs, and poverty and for whom few resources are available.

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OCTOBER 17, 2000, Rhoads Conference Room, 12-1 pm

Andrew Newberg, MD
Assistant Professor, Radiology

Managing Stress in the Medical Profession

Come to this presentation to learn to:

  • identify your particular stressors
  • recognize stress related symptoms
  • develop methods to manage stress

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OCTOBER 27, 2000, Founders 3, Plaza A, 12-1 pm

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

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

(for women only, please)

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.

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NOVEMBER 8, 2000, Rhoads Conference Room, 12-1 pm

Myrna Cohen, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor of Education
Associate Director for Learning Resources
University of Pennsylvania

Kate Wartchow, MA
Masters in Rhetoric and Composition
PhD candidate, Graduate School of Education
Learning Instructor, Outreach Coordinator, Learning ResourcesUniversity of Pennsylvania

Writing Skills Workshop

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NOVEMBER 14, 2000, Rhoads Conference Room, 12-1 pm

Margaret Rukstalis, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Penn/VA Center for Addiction Research

Charles P. O'Brien, MD, PhD
Kenneth Apple Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania
Chief of Psychiatry
Philadelphia VA Medical Center

Women and Drugs of Abuse: Highs, Lows and Recent treatment Advancements

A discussion of problems that are unique to women with substance use disorders, with an emphasis on assessment and recent treatment advancements for women who have problems with smoking, drinking or using other illicit substances.

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DECEMBER 8, 2000, Founders 3, Plaza A, 12-1 pm

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

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

(for women only, please)

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.

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DECEMBER 12, 2000, Rhoads Conference Room, 12-1 pm

Susan Morrill Ramsey PT, MA
Assistant Professor and Academic Director
National Holistic Studies Institute, Harcum College
Owner, Holistic Physical Therapy Consulting Services

Integrating Energetic Therapies into Medicine

An exploration of the use of energetic therapies and healing techniques in Chinese, Ayurvedic and Native American Medicine traditions; and, the use of Therapeutic Touch in contemporary medical settings.

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JANUARY 09, 2001, Rhoads Conference Room, 12-1 pm

Ellen Freeman, PhD
Professor, Obstetrics/Gynecology and Psychiatry
Co-Director, Human Behavior and Reproduction

When Does Menopause Begin?

Overview of an ongoing longitudinal study of ovarian aging, focusing on the emergence of hot flashes in the late reproductive years and early hormonal changes.

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JANUARY 10, 2001, BRB II/III, Seminar Room # 251, 12-1:15 pm

TIAA-CREF (session #1/3)

Money Matters: Addressing Your Finances for the Future: Women and Retirement Plans- Understanding the Basics

(for women only, please)

An introduction to retirement planning and why it is crucial for women to begin planning now. A special focus and explanation will be given to the University of Pennsylvania's new Tax Deferred Retirement plan.

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FEBRUARY 06, 2001, Rhoads Conference Room, 12-1 pm

Estelle Richman, MA
Director of Social Services
City of Philadelphia

Women and Mental Health

A nationally recognized expert on issues of behavioral and children's health, Ms. Richman, the former Health Commissioner of Philadelphia, has been honored by the Alliance for the Mentally Ill, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Medical Association, among others. She oversaw the Office of Mental Health, the Office of Mental Retardation, and the Coordinating Office of Drug and Alcohol Abuse programs. She is the recipient of the 1998 Ford Foundation/Good Housekeeping Award for Women in Government which recognized her role in creating a non-profit organization established by a City government to oversee Medicaid managed behavioral health care. In her current role as Director of Social Services, Ms Richman directs the following city departments: Public Health, Human Services, Behavioral Health, Special Needs Housing, Recreation, Prisons, Anti-Graffiti, Mural Arts, and Community Services.

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FEBRUARY 16, 2001, Rhoads Conference Room, 12-1 pm

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

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

(for women only, please)

The third 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.

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MARCH 7, 2001, Rhoads Conference Room, 12-1:15 pm

TIAA-CREF (session #2/3)

Money Matters: Addressing Your Finances for the Future: Understanding Investments

(for women only, please)

Discussion about developing an investment strategy, understanding risk and reward, and the importance of diversification.

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MARCH 13, 2001, Rhoads Conference Room, 12-1 pm

Virginia M.-Y. Lee, PhD
Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Co-Director, Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research

John Q. Trojanowski, MD, PhD
Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Co-Director, Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research

Dementia: What's Tau and Synuclein Got to Do with It

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MARCH 29, 2001, Rhoads Conference Room, 12-1:15 pm

TIAA-CREF (session #3/3)

Money Matters: Addressing Your Finances for the Future: Retirement and Estate Planning

(for women only, please)

Discussion of distribution flexibilities at TIAA-CREF and introduction to the basics of estate planning.

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APRIL 17, 2001, Rhoads Conference Room, 12-1 pm

Raquel E. Gur, MD, PhD
Professor, Psychiatry, Neurology, and Radiology
Director, Neuropsychiatry

Ruben C. Gur, PhD
Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Neurology, and Radiology
Director, Neuropsychology, The Brain Behavior Laboratory

Sex differences in How We Deal with Emotions: Evolution and Adaptation

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APRIL 20, 2001, Founders 3, Plaza A, 12-1 pm

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

How to Make Sure There's Milk in the Fridge and a Promotion in Your Future: Sharing Strategies for Coping as a Woman in Academic Medicine

*(for women only, please)

The fourth 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.

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MAY 15, 2001, Rhoads Conference Room, 12-1 pm

Katrina Armstrong, MD, MSCE
Assistant Professor, Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology
Division of General Internal Medicine

From 'Doctor Knows Best' to Internet Health: Changing the Nature of the Patient / Doctor Relationship

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JUNE 12, 2001, Rhoads Conference Room, 12-1 pm

Stephanie Abbuhl, MD
Associate Professor and Medical Director, Emergency Medicine
Faculty Director, The FOCUS Leadership Mentoring Program
University of Pennsylvania

Promotion 101 at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

By popular request, a seminar geared to junior medical faculty to review the real nuts and bolts of the promotion process at Penn. Do you know what's expected of you when you come up for promotion? What is an educational database anyway?

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JULY 10, 2001, Rhoads Conference Room, 12-1 pm

Rebecca Huss-Ashmore, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
School of Arts and Sciences
University of Pennsylvania

Surgery and Story: A Patient's Therapeutic Narrative and Its Clinical Applications

A discussion by a medical anthropologist whose current research in cosmetic surgery leads to a concept of the patient's narrative as a therapeutic tool with various clinical applications in medicine and in social science.

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