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2001 - 2002 Seminar Series (Archived)

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OCTOBER 4, 2001 (Thursday), Rhoads Conference Room, 12-1 pm

Michael J. Baime, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, General Internal Medicine
Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Director, Penn Program for Stress Management

Renewing the Passion for Practice: Managing Your Stress Response as A Health Care Provider

This Penn physician, Director of the Penn Program for Stress Management, teaches an intensive course for health care providers on practical stress management. He teaches mindfulness and traditional techniques of meditation to physicians as a way to enhance patient care, communication, and professional satisfaction.

The human and interpersonal aspects of health care play a major role in healing, and provide some of the deepest satisfactions of medical practice. They have become increasingly difficult to find in the time-pressured and procedure-oriented practice of modern medicine. The application of a set of simple techniques known as mindfulness can help to undo some of the speed and pressure that frustrates doctors. It can help health care providers to find balance and replenish meaning in their personal and professional lives.

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OCTOBER 12, 2001 (Friday)*, Founders 3, Plaza B, 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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OCTOBER 18, 2001 (Thursday), Rhoads Conference Room, 12-1 pm

Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH
Professor of Epidemiology
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Associate Dean for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Gain No More: A New Obesity Management Approach in Black Women

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OCTOBER 23, 2001 (Tuesday)*, BRBII/III, Semnr. Rm 251, 7:30-8:30 am

TIAA-CREF (session # 1/2)

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 Tax Deferred Retirement plan.

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OCTOBER 25, 2001 (Thursday), BRBII/III, Seminar Room 251, 4-5 pm

Andrew Newberg, MD
Assistant Professor, Radiology &

Stephanie Newberg, MA, MSW
Psychotherapist
Penn Council for Relationships

Balancing Work and Family

One married couple, both parents and medical professionals, offer their personal recipes for combining the demands of raising children and developing careers.

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NOVEMBER 1, 2001 (Thursday), Rhoads Conference Room, 12-1 pm

Arthur L. Caplan, PhD
Director, Center for Bioethics
Professor, Molecular and Cellular Engineering
Chief, Division of Bioethics
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center

Is A Woman Ever "Too Old" To Be A Mother? -- And Other Ethical Challenges of Reproductive Technology

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NOVEMBER 9, 2001 (Friday)*, BRB II/III, 14th floor, Rm.1412, 12 - 2pm

Marjorie Bowman, MD, MPA
Professor and Founding Chair, Department of Family Practice and Community Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Incoming Editor, Journal of Women's Health & Gender-Based Medicine

Follow up to Spring Conference for Senior Women

Looking at Leadership: Issues and Perspectives
* (for women associate and full professors only, please)

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DECEMBER 6, 2001 (Thursday), Rhoads Conference Room, 12-1:30 pm

Karin L. McGowan, PhD
Director, Clinical Microbiology
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

TIME MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP, PART I
Time Management: Do You Know Where to Begin?

Is your head spinning from the daily demands on your time? Do you feel like you're getting nowhere fast? Or, would you like the satisfaction of knowing that you're using time effectively? Time management isn't just about making schedules and multi-tasking. It's identifying your energy cycles, knowing if you're right or left brain dominated and why that matters, recognizing your personal time management preferences, and much more. Come to the first of a two-part discussion on time management and find out how you can capture time for the things that are important to you.

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DECEMBER 13, 2001 (Thursday), Rhoads Conference Room, 12-1 pm

Heidi L. Wald, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
Director, Penn Hospital Care

Crossing the Quality Chasm: Hospitals, Hospitalists, and Patient Safety

In light of two recent Institute of Medicine reports on medical errors and patient safety, Dr. Wald will present an overview of the challenges in providing high quality care for hospitalized patients and the role of Hospitalists in promoting patient safety.

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JANUARY 10, 2002 (Thursday)*, BRB II/III, Room #253, 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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JANUARY 15, 2002 (Tuesday), Rhoads Conference Room, 12-1 pm

Edna B. Foa, PhD
Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry
Director, Center for the treatment and Study of Anxiety

Prevention and treatment of Chronic Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

A review of the definition of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and a discussion about the empirical evidence for the efficacy of interventions designed to prevent the onset of chronic Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and treatment of this disorder.

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JANUARY 17, 2002 (Thursday), Rhoads Conference Rm, 7:30- 8:30 am

Cynthia Mulrow, MD, MSc
Professor, Medicine
University of Texas Health Science Center
Deputy Editor, Annals of Internal Medicine
Director, Robert Wood Johnson National Program Office for Generalist Faculty Scholars

WRITING SKILLS WORKSHOP
The Nitty Gritty of Doing a Systematic Review

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JANUARY 31, 2002 (Thursday)*, Houston Hall, Rm. 223, 12- 1:30 pm

Women's Anti-Violence Education (WAVE) Organization
AWARE Women's Self-Defense Program

SELF-DEFENSE INtrODUCTORY TRAINING WORKSHOP

* (for women only, please)

Women's Anti-Violence Education (WAVE), a Philadelphia-based organization, teaches effective physical, verbal, and practical techniques to help women avoid, deter, resist, and survive assault. Come to this workshop to learn from women instructors trained in strategies to increase safety and power at home, at work, and on the street. The goal of this workshop is:

  • Increased awareness- recognizing danger signs;
  • Situational safety strategies-safety at the workplace; in public transit, cars, parking lots, exiting and entering buildings; at the MAC machine; at home; streetsmarts;
  • Assertiveness-with acquaintances, patients, colleagues, and strangers; importance of personal boundaries;confident body language and stance
  • Empowerment- knowledge about crime; identifying internal and external tools for self protection; basic physical defense principles and practice

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FEBRUARY 7, 2002 (Thursday)*, Rhoads Conference Room, 12-1 pm

TIAA-CREF and Vanguard
Panel Discussion/ Q & A Session

* (for women only, please)

Money Matters: Addressing Your Finances for the Future Understanding Investments

(session # 2/2)

In this unstable financial market and with new tax laws (Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001) that affect your retirement contributions and education savings, FOCUS has arranged a panel discussion with representatives from TIAA-CREF and Vanguard, as well as with representatives from Penn Benefits. This session will educate you regarding increased retirement contribution limits; catch-up provisions for late savers, pension portability, tuition savings plans and education iras. Come prepared with a list of any questions and concerns with regards to retirement and investments. If you would rather, feel free to send your questions ahead of time to Pat Scott and they will be delivered to the facilitators.

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FEBRUARY 19, 2002 (Tuesday), Rhoads Conference Room, 12-1 pm

Jerry A. Jacobs, PhD
Merriam Term Professor
Department of Sociology
University of Pennsylvania

Ann Boulis, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow in Health Services Research
Veteran's Administration Hospital, Philadelphia

The Gender Segregation of Medical Specialties: trends and Consequences for the Quality of Patient Care

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MARCH 1, 2002 (Friday), Rhoads Conference Room, 12-1 pm

Patrick McManus, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Residency Director
Department of Family Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University

Sexual Orientation and Health

The goals of this talk will be to:

  • Explore professionalism in the care of disenfranchised populations;
  • Discuss provider attitudes towards lesbians and gay men;
  • Describe how sexual orientation impacts health;
  • Present current data on the health status of gay men and lesbians;
  • Discuss taking a targeted social history.

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MARCH 14, 2002 (Thursday)*, Founders 3, Plaza A, 12-1pm

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 19, 2002 (Tuesday), Rhoads Conference Room, 12-1:30 pm

Karin L. McGowan, PhD
Director, Clinical Microbiology
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

TIME MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP, PART II Time Management: Do You Know Where to Begin?

Is your head spinning from the daily demands on your time? Do you feel like you're getting nowhere fast? Or, would you like the satisfaction of knowing that you're using time effectively? Time management isn't just about making schedules and multi-tasking. It's identifying your energy cycles, knowing if you're right or left brain dominated and why that matters, recognizing your personal time management preferences, and much more. Come to the second of a two-part discussion on time management and find out how you can capture time for the things that are important to you.

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APRIL 16, 2002 (Tuesday), Rhoads Conference Room, 12-1 pm

Vicki Mulhern
Director of Faculty Affairs
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Sabbaticals Plus - at Penn

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APRIL 25, 2002 (Thursday), Rhoads Conference Room, 12- 1 pm

Kim Olthoff, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
Division of transplantation, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Program Director, Liver transplantation, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Not Quite One of the Boys...Reflections on Being an Academic transplant Surgeon and Buying Shoes

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MAY 3, 2002 (Friday)*, 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 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 9, 2002 (Thursday), Rhoads Conference Room, 12-1 pm

Regina V. Baime, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, General Internal Medicine
Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania

Anorexia Nervosa and other Eating Disorders

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JUNE 13, 2002 (Thursday), 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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