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2003 - 2004 Seminar Series (Archived)

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SEPT. 11, 2003 (Thursday), Penn Tower Conference Room, 12-2 pm

MULTIDISCIPLINARY PANEL DISCUSSION

The Effects of Low Carbohydrate Diets on Obesity, Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Health

A panel discussion among leading Penn faculty/researchers involved in the first controlled trial of the Atkins Diet, the results of which were recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Discuss the range of health effects of low carb diets from the multi-disciplinary perspective of these medical experts.

Gary D. Foster, PhD Panel Moderator
Associate Professor, Psychiatry
Clinical Director, Weight and Eating Disorders Program
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Nayyar Iqbal, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Daniel Rader, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine and Pathology
Director, Preventive Cardiology and the Lipid Research Center
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Frederick F. Samaha, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Chief of Cardiology
Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Prakash Seshadri, MD
Instructor, Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Rodebaugh Diabetes Center
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Philippe Szapary, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

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SEPT. 12, 2003 (Friday)*, Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III)
14th floor, #1412, 1413, 8 am-1 pm

Lisa Warshaw, Director
Carl Maugeri, Associate Director
Wharton Communication Program
University of Pennsylvania

Wharton Presentation Skills Workshop

* (for women only, please)

(This workshop is by reservation only and has already been filled)

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SEPT. 16, 2003 (Tuesday)*, Founders 3, Plaza A, 12-1 pm

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

Issues of Being A Female Supervisor:
Tips for Delegating

* (for women only, please)

MILK SERIES (session #1 of 4)

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

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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SEPT. 30, 2003 (Tuesday), Penn Tower Conference Room, 12-1 pm

Harvey Rubin, MD, PhD
Professor, Medicine and Microbiology
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Professor, Computer and Information Sciences
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Director, Institute for Strategic Threat Analysis and Response (ISTAR)

ISTAR-What It Is and What It Isn't

(Institute for Strategic Threat Analysis and Response)

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OCT. 9, 2003 (Thursday), Penn Tower Conference Room, 12-1:30 pm

Arthur H. Rubenstein, MBBCh
Robert G. Dunlop Professor of Medicine
Executive Vice President for the Health System
Dean, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

FOCUS Town Meeting with the Dean:
An Open Agenda for Faculty Questions and Concerns

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OCT. 16, 2003 (Thursday), Penn Tower Conference Room, 12-1 pm

Douglas Wiebe, PhD
Instructor, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Scholar in Residence, Firearm Injury Center at Penn (FICAP)
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
University of Pennsylvania

The Role of Firearms in Violence against Women

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OCT. 28, 2003 (Tuesday)*, Penn Tower Conference Room, 12-1:30 pm

Vincent Garone
Manager, Financial Planning Services, The Vanguard Group

Tax Planning: How to Keep More of What You Make

FOCUS MONEY MATTERS SERIES

* (for women only, please)

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OCT. 29, 2003 (Wednesday), Penn Tower Conference Room, 12-1 pm

Paul Root Wolpe, PhD
Senior Fellow, Center for Bioethics
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics
Assistant Professor of Sociology in Psychiatry, Psychiatry
Assistant Professor, Medical Ethics
Assistant Professor, Sociology
University of Pennsylvania
Chief of Bioethics for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Biotechnology, Bioethics, and the Body

New pharmaceuticals are challenging our sense of selfhood and personality; implantable brain chips are beginning to merge biological, mechanical, and informational technologies; neuroimaging technologies are on the verge of "mind reading;" and, reproductive technologies may soon allow us to micromanipulate our genetic makeup. These developments have powerful implications for how we think of selfhood, embodiment, and enhancement, and so pose new challenges to moral, ethical and religious system.

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NOV. 6, 2003 (Thursday), Penn Tower Conference Room, 12 -1 pm

Jacqueline A. French, MD
Professor, Neurology
Co-Director, Penn Epilepsy Center
Co-Director, EEG Laboratory
University of Pennsylvania

Issues in the Pharmacologic Treatment of Women with Chronic Disorders

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NOV. 7, 2003 (Friday)*, Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III)
14th floor, #1412, 1413, 8 am -1 pm

Margaret Lambires, Associate Director
Liddy Tuleja, Associate Director
Wharton Communication Program
University of Pennsylvania

Wharton Presentation Skills Workshop

* (for women only, please)

(This workshop is by reservation only and has already been filled)

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NOV. 13, 2003 (Thursday), Penn Tower Conference Room, 12-1 pm

Wade Berrettini, MD, PhD
Karl E. Rickels Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Center for Neurobiology and Behavior
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

The Genetics of Anorexia Nervosa

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NOV. 14, 2003 (Friday)*, Founders 3, Plaza A, 12-1 pm

Stephanie Abbuhl, MD
Associate Professor and Medical Director, Emergency Medicine
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Director, FOCUS

Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Medicine
Director, Program Development in Community Health
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps Consortium
Co-Director, FOCUS

Meeting the Needs of Family, Career and...You

* (for women only, please)

MILK SERIES (session #2 of 4)

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.

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NOV. 20, 2003 (Thursday), Penn Tower Conference Room, 12-1 pm

Thomas N. Gilmore
Vice President, CFAR (Center for Applied Research)
Adjunct Associate Professor, The Wharton School
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
University of Pennsylvania

The Culture of Leadership in Academic Medicine

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DEC. 2, 2003 (Tues.)*, Founder 3, Plaza B, 12-1:30 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION:
Group Mentoring Session for Women Assistant Professors

Paving the Way for Success on Penn's Tenure track

*(for women only, please)

A discussion about strategies for maximizing your chances for promotion on the tenure track from the perspectives of a seasoned group of senior women faculty with experience in evaluating personnel dossiers.

Deborah Driscoll, MD
Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Division of Reproductive Genetics
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Division of Human Genetics & Molecular Biology

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

Phoebe Leboy, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry,
School of Dental Medicine
Co-chair of the Gender Equity Committee (2000-01), member of the SDM personnel committee since 1976 and occasional member of SOM ad hoc personnel committees.

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

Barbara J. Turner, MD
Professor, Medicine
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

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DEC. 9, 2003 (Tuesday), Penn Tower Conference Room, 12-1 pm

Joel A. Fein, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Mark Joffe, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
University of Pennyslvania School of Medicine

Lecturing Skills Workshop Part I
From Hecklers to Handouts

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DEC. 11, 2003 (Thursday), Penn Tower Conference Room, 12-1 pm

Barbara Weber, MD
Professor, Medicine and Genetics
Director, Breast Cancer Program
Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Penn
Director, Cancer Genomics Program
Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute

The Genetics of Breast Cancer

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JAN. 8, 2004 (Thursday), Penn Tower Conference Room, 12-1 pm

David Sarwer, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry and Surgery
Director of Education, Weight and Eating Disorders Program
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Obsession with the Body Beautiful:
Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Cosmetic Surgery

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JAN. 15, 2004 (Thursday), Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Auditorium, 12-1:30 pm

Stephanie Abbuhl, MD
Associate Professor and Medical Director, Emergency Medicine
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Director, FOCUS

Annual FOCUS Benchmarks Analysis
Gender Distribution of Penn's Medical Faculty
and Compared with AAMC National Data

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JAN. 22, 2004 (Thursday)*, Founders 3, Plaza B, 12-1:30 pm

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

Issues of Burnout

* (for women only, please)

MILK SERIES (session #3 of 4)

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.

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JAN. 27, 2004 (Tuesday), Penn Tower Conference Room, 12- 1 pm

Mariell Jessup, MD
Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Heart Failure & Cardiac transplantation
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Gender Issues in Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease

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FEB. 6, 2004 (Friday)*, Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III)
14th floor, #1412, 1413, 8 am-1 pm

Liddy Tuleja, Associate Director
Carl Maugeri, Associate Director
Wharton Communication Program
University of Pennsylvania

Wharton Presentation Skills Workshop

* (for women only, please)

(This workshop is by reservation only and has already been filled)

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FEB. 10, 2004 (Tuesday), Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Auditorium, 12-1 pm

Jo Buyske, MD
Assistant Professor, Surgery
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Chief of Surgery, Presbyterian Hospital
Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Presbyterian Hospital

The Realities of Life as a Surgeon, Spouse and Parent

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FEB. 18, 2004 (Wednesday*), Austrian Auditorium (Clinical Research Building), 12:30-1:30 pm

Judith Rodin, PhD
President, The University of Pennsylvania
1994 - present
Professor of Psychology in the School of Arts and Sciences
Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry in the School of Medicine

Women & Leadership

* (for women only, please)

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FEB. 19, 2004 (Thursday), Penn Tower Conference Room, 12-1 pm

Flaura Koplin Winston, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Division of General Pediatrics
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Founder and Director of traumaLink:
The Interdisciplinary Pediatric Injury Control Research Center
Director, Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Philadelphia
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Research to Action: Using Data to Make a Difference

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FEB. 24, 2004 (Tuesday), Penn Tower Conference Room, 12-1 pm

Christopher M. Clark, MD
Associate Professor, Neurology
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Director, Memory Disorders Clinic
Associate Director, Alzheimer 's Disease Center

Estrogen & Memory: Friend or Foe?

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MAR. 4, 2004 (Thursday), Penn Tower Conference Room, 12-1:30 pm

Joel A. Fein, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Mark Joffe, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
University of Pennyslvania School of Medicine

Phillip Spandorfer, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of Pennyslvania School of Medicine

Lecturing Skills Workshop Part II
Pearls for Potent Powerpoint Presentations

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MAR. 16, 2004 (Tuesday), Penn Tower Conference Room, 12-1:30 pm

Robert William Drago, PhD
Professor, Labor Studies and Industrial Relations and Women's Studies
Faculty Affiliate: Center for Work and Family Research, Children, Youth & Families Consortium, and the Population Research Institute Pennsylvania State University

Can You Have It All?
Academics trying to Have a Family Life
Results of a National Study

Robert Drago is Professor of Labor Studies and Women's Studies at the Pennsylvania State University, and moderates the work/family newsgroup on the internet (www.la.psu.edu/lsir/workfam). Often introduced as "the leading figure in work/family research," he holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and has been a Senior Fulbright Research Scholar. Recent research includes the development of a work/family policy network, and a study of faculty and family issues, both funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He is the 2001 recipient of the R.I. Downing Fellowship from the University of Melbourne (Australia), serves on the Boards of the Alliance of Work/Life Professionals and of the College and University Work/Family Association, is a member of the Council on Contemporary Families, a member of the Advisory Councils for the "Top 100" list compiled annually by Working Mother magazine and the Ms. Foundation's Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work day, and is a proud soccer dad.

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MAR. 25, 2004 (Thursday), Penn Tower Conference Room, 12-1 pm

Hillary Bogner, MD
Assistant Professor, Family Practice & Community Medicine
University of Pennyslvania School of Medicine

Joseph J. Gallo, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Family Practice & Community Medicine
University of Pennyslvania School of Medicine

Depression in Late Life

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MAR. 30, 2004 (Tuesday)*, Founders 3, Plaza B, 12-1 pm

Stephanie Abbuhl, MD
Associate Professor and Medical Director, Emergency Medicine
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Director, FOCUS

Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Medicine
Director, Program Development in Community Health
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps Consortium
Co-Director, FOCUS
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Proactive Career Planning: An Annual 'Check-up'

* (for women only, please)

MILK SERIES (session #4 of 4)

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.

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APR. 13, 2004 (Tuesday), Penn Tower Conference Room, 12-1 pm

David A. Asch, MD
Robert D. Eilers Professor of Medicine and Health Care Management and Economics
Executive Director of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and The Wharton School
Chief of the Health Services Research Service
Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Negotiating Professional Change

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APR. 22, 2004 (Thursday), Penn Tower Conference Room, 12-1 pm

Mary Ann Forciea, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine
Director, Primary Care Services
Division of Geriatric Medicine
Senior Fellow, Institute on Aging
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Caring for a Loved One with Dementia

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APR. 27, 2004 (Tuesday), Penn Tower Conference Room, 12-1 pm

Sharon L. Kolasinski, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Chief of Clinical Services
Director, Rheumatology Fellowship Program
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Osteoporosis: What Should We Do After Prempro?

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MAY 13, 2004 (Thursday), Penn Tower Converence Room, 12-1 pm

Steve E. Raper, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Bariatric Surgery: Operative Therapy for Morbid Obesity

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MAY 26, 2004 (Wednesday), Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Auditorium, 12-1:30 pm

Arthur H. Rubenstein, MBBCh
Robert G. Dunlop Professor of Medicine
Executive Vice President for the Health System
Dean, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

FOCUS Town Meeting with the Dean:
An Open Agenda for Faculty Questions and Concerns

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JUN. 8, 2004 (Tuesday), Biomedical Research Building, (BRB II/III), Room #251, 12-1:30 pm

Stephanie Abbuhl, MD
Associate Professor and Medical Director, Emergency Medicine
Director, FOCUS
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Victoria Mulhern
Director, Faculty Affairs
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Promotion 101 at Penn's 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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