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2004 - 2005 Seminar Series (Archived)

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SEPT. 28, 2004 (Tuesday)*, Founders 3, Plaza A, 12-1 pm

Turning over a New Leaf:
Navigating the Demands of Work & Home

* (for women only, please)

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

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. University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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OCT. 19, 2004 (Tuesday), Penn Tower Conference Room, 12-1:00 pm

Integrating Complementary and Alternative Medicine Practice - An Experience on the Other Side of the Table

John T. Farrar, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anesthesia, Department of Anesthesia
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Mary Lou Galantino, PhD, PT
Professor of Physical Therapy
Richard Stockton College of NJ
NIH NCCAM Post-doctoral Fellow
University of Pennyslvania School of Medicine

A discussion of multiple perspectives on the management of chronic pain in cancer patients, and one health care professional's journey from an NIH NCAAM researcher to a patient with breast cancer -- and her use of these complementary and alternative interventions in the course of her illness and subsequent recovery.

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OCT. 28, 2004 (Thursday), Penn Tower Conference Room, 12-1:00 pm

Survivors of Childhood and Adolescent Cancer:
Disarming Damocles

Anna T. Meadows, MD
Professor, Pediatrics and Medicine
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Director, The Cancer Survivorship Program
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Director, Living Well After Cancer
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

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NOV. 4, 2004 (Thursday), Penn Tower Conference Room, 12-1 pm

From Myosin to Muscular Dystrophy to Gene Doping

H. Lee Sweeney, PhD
William Maul Measey Professor and Chairman
Department of Physiology
University of Pennyslvania School of Medicine

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NOV. 12, 2004 (Friday)*, Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), 14th floor, #1412, 1413, 8 am-1 pm

Wharton Presentation Skills Workshop

* (for women only, please)

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

This workshop is by reservation only and is limited to 16 participants on a first come/first serve basis.

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DEC. 2, 2004 (Thurs.), Penn Tower Conference Room, 12-1:00 pm

The Bio-behavioral Determinants of Adolescent Smoking Progression

Janet Audrain-McGovern, PhD
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

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Dec. 10, 2004 (Friday)*, Founders 3, Plaza B, 12-1 pm

Taming the "Imposter Syndrome:"
A Practical Approach

* (for women only, please)

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

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

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. University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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DEC. 13, 2004 (Monday), Penn Tower Conference Room, 12-1 pm

The Elusive Rx: What Physicians Can Do to Integrate Work, Home, Community and Self

Stewart D. Friedman
Practice Professor of Management
Director, Wharton Work/Life Integration Project
The Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania

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JAN. 6, 2005 (Thursday), Penn Tower Conference Room, 12-1:30 pm

TIME MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP, PART I (See, Part II: 3/24/05 and Part III: 5/5/05)

Part I will include a three part self-assessment and will explore the issues involved in choosing a planner that's right for you: paper-based vs. digital/electronic.

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

Is your head spinning from the daily demands on your time? Do you feel like you're getting nowhere fast? 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, much more. This topic will be covered over the course of three sessions.

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JAN. 11, 2005 (Tuesday)*, Founders 3, Plaza A, 12-1 pm

Open Format/Group Discussion:
Current Issues Facing Women Faculty

* (for women only, please)

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

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

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. University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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JAN. 20, 2005 (Thursday), Penn Tower Conference Room, 12-1 pm

Beyond the Academic Clinician track:
Physician Clinical Performance Assessment

Alan Wasserstein, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine
Division of Renal Electrolyte & Hypertension
Vice Dean of Faculty Affairs
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

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JAN. 25, 2005 (Tuesday), Penn Tower Conference Room, 12-1:30 pm

Penn Faculty Panel Discussion

Faculty Experiences with "Reduction in Duties," Penn's Part-time Option for Faculty

Come learn about the Reduction in Duties option for faculty at Penn and hear from six of your faculty peers who have successfully negotiated part-time plans tailored to meet their respective circumstances.

Amy J. Behrman, MD (Co-Moderator)
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
Medical Director of Occupational Medicine

Greta R. Bunin, PhD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Richard M. Levitan, MD (Co-Moderator)
Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

Richard A. Neill, MD
Assistant Professor, Family Practice and Community Medicine

Carolyn C. Phillips, MD
Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Abby VanVoorhees, MD
Assistant Professor, Dermatology
Director, Psoriasis treatment Center

Information about the Faculty Handbook's Reduction in Duties Policy: Vicki Mulhern
Director, Faculty Affairs
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

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FEB. 3, 2005 (Thursday), Penn Tower Conference, 12-1 pm

Understanding How Pregnancy Alters Breast Cancer Risk

Lewis A. Chodosh, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Departments of Cancer Biology and Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

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FEB. 15, 2005 (Tuesday), Penn Tower Conference Room, 12-1 pm

Sleep Apnea: Risk Factors and Consequences

Alan I. Pack, MD, ChB, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Neurology and Psychiatry
Chief, Division of Sleep Medicine
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

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FEB. 17, 2005 (Thursday), Penn Tower Conference Room, 12-1:30 pm

Multidisciplinary Panel Discussion

Rising Rates of Autism Spectrum Disorder:
Impact on the Families and Communities

Susan E. Levy, MD
Developmental Pediatrician,
Medical Director, Regional Autism Center
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

David S. Mandell, ScD
Assistant Professor Psychiatry and Pediatrics
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Jennifer A. Pinto-Martin, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor of Nursing
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Director, Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Research and Epidemiology (CADDRE)

The talk will focus on describing the clinical characteristics of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and will discuss the "epidemic" of ASD reported nation-wide and world-wide. We will also discuss the challenges of providing services and appropriate education for children with ASD, both from the family and community perspective.

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MAR. 10, 2005 (Thursday), Penn Tower Conference Room, 12-1 pm

Malpractice as a Financial and Leadership Challenge

Marjorie Bowman, MD, MPA
Professor and Founding Chair, Family Practice and Community Medicine
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Editor, Journal of Women's Health
Editor, Journal of the American Board of Family Practice

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MAR. 15, 2005 (Tuesday)*, Penn Tower Conference Room, 12-1:30 pm

Meetings That Work

* (for women only, please)

Larry Robbins, PhD
Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
School of Arts & Sciences
University of Pennsylvania

Join the Founding Director of the University's Center for Teaching and Learning, and an expert in management communication to learn the techniques of facilitating and participating in effective meetings: preparation, facilitation, observation, evaluation, and follow-up. Through experiential exercises, participants will learn essential tips to make meetings a truly effective use of time.

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MAR. 22, 2005 (Tuesday)*, Founders 3, Plaza B, 12-1 pm

Proactive Career Planning: An Annual 'Check-up'

* (for women only, please)

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

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

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. University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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MAR. 24, 2005 (Thursday), Penn Tower Conference Room, 11:30-1 pm

TIME MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP, PART II
(See, Part III: 5/5/05)

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

Part II will compare and contrast the processes of time mapping vs. "things to do" lists. This discussion will cover developing goals and how to select activities that help you acheive those goals.

Is your head spinning from the daily demands on your time? Do you feel like you're getting nowhere fast? 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, much more. This topic will be covered over the course of three sessions.

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MAR. 31, 2005 (Thursday), Penn Tower Conference Room, 12-1 pm

Minimizing Patient Risk & Maximizing Public Benefit in the Use of Antibiotics

Josh Metlay, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology
Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
University of Pennyslvania School of Medicine

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APR. 14, 2005 (Thurday), Penn Tower Conference Room, 12-1 pm

Gender Issues in Multiple Sclerosis

Dina A. Jacobs, MD
Assistant Professor, Neurology
University of Pennyslvania School of Medicine

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APR. 19, 2005 (Tuesday), Penn Tower Conference Room, 12-1:30 pm

Fight or Flight: Conflict Resolution Skills for Faculty

Lisa M. Bellini, MD
Vice Chair for Education and Inpatient Services
Associate Professor, Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care
University of Pennyslvania School of Medicine

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May 5, 2005 (Thursday), Penn Tower Conference Room, 12-1:30 pm

TIME MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP, PART III

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

Part III will be a discussion of the major obstacles that block good time management and how to conquer them. Part of this session will be left open for audience members to share problems they have encountered with managing time and to solicit feedback.

Is your head spinning from the daily demands on your time? Do you feel like you're getting nowhere fast? 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, much more. This topic will be covered over the course of three sessions.

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MAY 17, 2005 (Tuesday), Penn Tower Conference Room, 12-1:30 pm

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

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

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JUN. 2, 2005 (Thursday), Penn Tower Conference Room, 12-1:30 pm

Promotion 101 at Penn's School of Medicine

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

Victoria Mulhern
Executive Director, Faculty Affairs
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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