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2005 - 2006 Seminar Series (Archived)

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How to Take Care of Yourself While You Care for Patients*

(*for women only, please)

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2005
Time: 12 - 1 p.m.
Location: Founders 3, Plaza B

Facilitators: Marilyn Kraut
Manager Quality of Worklife Programs
Human Resources
University of Pennsylvania

Gregory Mattison, MAA, CEAP
Director of Employee Assistance
Program Account Management and training
Penn Behavioral Health

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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Does It Make Sense to Use 'Race' or Ethnicity' in Genetics Research?

Date: Thursday, October 6, 2005
Time: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room

Facilitator: Timothy R. Rebbeck, PhD
Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Ethnicity, ancestry, and race are widely used to define health disparities. Genetics has been increasingly incorporated into research that attempts to explain health disparities. While genetics correlates of 'race' may exist, some have questioned the use of genetics to explain health disparities, particularly if those studies divert attention away from the social, economic, or political causes of health disparities. This presentation will present information about the use and potential misuses of genetics in studies of human health disparities.

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Grants Management 101: Information for Survival

Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Time: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room

Facilitator: Lorri A. Schieri, MBA
Director of Administrative and Fiscal Operations
Department of Pharmacology
Institute for translational Medicine and Therapeutics
Division of Experimental Therapeutics, Department of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

The presentation will cover the basics of grant management from pre-award through post-award. Some points that will be covered include: (i) ensuring proper expense management when administrative oversight and internal controls are lacking; (ii) allowable charges on Federal funds; (iii) helpful information related to grant submissions; (iv) supplement and bridge funds; and (v) no cost extensions.

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Increasing Faculty Diversity - Training Search Committees

Date: Thursday, October 20, 2005
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Wood Room (Located on the 2nd floor in the John Morgan Building, 3620 Hamilton Walk)

Facilitator: Molly Carnes, MD, MS see bio
Professor, Depts. of Medicine, Psychiatry, and Industrial & Systems Engineering
Director, Center for Women's Health Research and
Co-director, Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute (WISELI)
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Director, Women Veterans Clinic, William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital

The Institute of Medicine, the NIH, COGME, and others present a cogent case that increasing the gender and ethnic/racial diversity of leadership in academic medicine is good for the health of our nation. So how do we ourselves as leaders in academic medicine make this happen? Our best opportunity to increase diversity comes from our search and screen committees because the results of these hires determine the demographics of our departments for decades. The University of Wisconsin has developed workshops for search committees to provide members with the knowledge and skills to enhance the diversity of the candidate pool and run an inclusive and fair screening and evaluation process. Dr. Carnes will share the work they have been doing with search committees.

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How Can the CCEB Help You with Clinical Research?

Date: Thursday, October 27, 2005
Time: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room

Facilitator: Brian L. Strom, MD, MPH
George S. Pepper Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Professor of Medicine
Professor of Pharmacology
Chair, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Director, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Associate Vice Dean, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Associate Vice President for strategic Integration,
University of Pennsylvania Health System

A description of the training options and research support services of the CCEB, and How They Can Help in Conducting Research.

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The Consequences of Sleep Debt

Date: Thursday, November 3, 2005
Time: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room

Facilitator: David F. Dinges, PhD
Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry
Chief, Division of Sleep and Chronobiology
Director Unit for Experimental Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

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Dealing with Disappointment: Using Roadblocks to Fuel New Opportunities*

(*for women only, please)

A discussion about how to use the energy from disappointment to regroup and determine what you really want and then using this as momentum to push and feel recharged and energized with a new plan and path.

Date: Thursday, November 10, 2005
Time: 12 - 1 p.m.
Location: BRB II/III, Room 1412

Facilitator: 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
Director of Professional Development, 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.

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It's About Time: A Discussion of Lung Cancer

Date: Thursday, December 1, 2005
Time: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room

Facilitator: Tracey L. Evans, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine
Division of Hematology-Oncology
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine



Avian Flu: Pandemic Threat or Media Hype?

Date: Monday, December 5, 2005
Time: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Stellar Chance Labs Bldg., Conference Room #104

Facilitator: Neil Fishman, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Director, Department of Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Director, Antimicrobial Management Program
University of Pennsylvania Health System



Boy Trouble: Masculinities and the Social Generation of Risk

Date: Monday, December 12, 2005
Time: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room

Facilitator: Peter Kuriloff, EdD
Professor
Graduate School of Education
Senior Advisor on Group Effectiveness and Career Development
in Wharton's Executive MBA Program
University of Pennsylvania

Boys take many more serious risks than girls. These are reflected in astonishing differences in the number of fights, injuries, violent deaths, suicides, addictions and incarcerations involving them. Boys also get into much more trouble in school than girls and under perform them academically. This talk examines how we might begin to understand these outcomes in ways that both implicate schools and suggest avenues for ameliorating the problems.



Defining Pathways Towards Healthy Brain Aging - An Update from the IOA

Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Time: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room

Facilitators: John Q. Trojanowski, MD, PhD (IOA Director)
William Maul Measey-Truman G. Schnabel, Jr, MD
Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology
Director, Alzheimer's Disease Center
Co-Director, Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research
and Marian S. Ware Alzheimer Drug Discovery Program
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Kathy Jedrziewski, PhD (Deputy IOA Director)

The presentation will be a tandem one by Trojanowski and Jedriziewski to briefly summarize the mission and work of the IOA and then exemplify this through a discussion of recent advances in defining pathways to healthy brain aging.



Tips for Running a Laboratory
Panel Discussion

Date: Thursday, January 19, 2006
Time: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room

Facilitator: Julie A. Blendy, PhD
Associate Professor, Pharmacology
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Judy Meinkoth, PhD
Associate Professor, Pharmacology
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Amita Sehgal, PhD
Professor, Neuroscience
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Doris A. Stoffers, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine



Proactive Career Planning: An Annual Check-up*

(*for women only, please)

What You Need to Know About Planning the Next 3 Years so That the Next 30 are what you want.

Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Time: 12 - 1 p.m.
Location: Founders 3, Plaza B

Facilitator: 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
Director of Professional Development, FOCUS
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

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.



How to Reduce the Number of Uninsured without Spending $100 Billion

Date: Thursday, February 2, 2006
Time: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room

Facilitator: Mark V. Pauly, PhD
Bendheim Professor
Professor of Health Care Systems, Business and Public Policy,
Insurance and Risk Management, and Economics
Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania



The Benefits of a Sabbatical:
A Time to Renew and Reenergize

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Time: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room

Facilitators: Stephanie Abbuhl, MD
Vice Chair and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Executive Director, FOCUS
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

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

James P. Rush
Chief Financial Officer, Clinical Practices of University of Pennsylvania

Kathleen F. Bramwell
Executive Director, Department of Finance,
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Panelists:

James Saunders, PhD
Professor, Otorhinolaryngology
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Parvati Ramchandani, MD
Professor, Radiology
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Joan Von Feldt MD
Associate Professor, Medicine (Division of Rheumatology)
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Stephanie Abbuhl, MD
Vice Chair and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

A panel discussion that will include: a roadmap to making sabbatical at Penn a reality for you; an exploration of the benefits, opportunities and challenges of taking this time away; and, a sampling of faculty who will offer their recent sabbatical experiences.



The Physician in the Courtroom: Being an Effective Witness

Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2006
Time: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room

Facilitator: Cindy W. Christian, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Endowed Chair in Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
Co-Director, Safe Place: The Center for Child Protection and Health
Co-Director, The Field Center for Policy, Practice and Research
University of Pennsylvania

Guest: Nicholas M. Centrella, Esq.
Attorney with Conrad O'Brien Gellman & Rohn, P.C.
Philadelphia



Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain: Approaches to Evaluation and Treatment, What is New?

Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Time: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room

Facilitator: Steven J. Sondheimer, MD
Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Endometriosis represents a commons health problem for reproductive age women. Suppression of the menstrual cycle, surgery and symptomatic therapy are the accepted approaches to treatment of the associated pelvic pain. Evidence based medicine has helped in the evolution of current therapies.



Balancing Career and Family*

(*for women only, please)

Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Time: 12 - 1 p.m.
Location: Founders 3, Plaza B

Facilitator: Marilyn Kraut
Manager Quality of Worklife Programs
Human Resources
University of Pennsylvania

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.



Challenges Facing Medical Education in the 21rst Century

Date: Thursday, April 6, 2006
Time: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room

Facilitator: Gail Morrison, MD
Vice Dean for Education
Director of Academic Programs
Professor of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine



The Complexities of Coping with a Malpractice Lawsuit:
A Friendly Lawyer's Perspective

Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Time: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room

Facilitators:

Michele A. Goldfarb, Esq.
Director of the Office of Student Conduct
University of Pennsylvania
Clinical Supervisor in the Mediation Clinic
University of Pennsylvania Law School

Marcella J. Schell, Esq.
Associate General Counsel
Office of General Counsel
University of Pennsylvania Health System

Text to review in advance if possible in order to enhance discussion (available for any faculty to borrow from FOCUS library):

Delivering Doctor Amelia: The Story of a Gifted Young Obstetrician's Mistake and the Psychologist Who Helped Her by Dan Shapiro



Improving Patient Safety by Reducing Medication Error

Date: Thursday, April 27, 2006
Time: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: BRB II/III, Seminar Room 251
(Biomedical Research Building, Curie Blvd)

Facilitator: Brian L. Strom, MD, MPH
George S. Pepper Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Professor of Medicine; Professor of Pharmacology
Chair, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Director, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Associate Vice Dean, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Associate Vice President for Strategic Integration
University of Pennsylvania Health System

The talk will describe a new Center for Excellence in Patient Safety Research and Practice, aimed at reducing medication errors. Our focus is on the occurrence of errors anywhere along the entire pathway of medication use. We selected drugs with ubiquitous use, capacity to lead to errors, and severity of consequences. We are investigating different setting and populations and examining both human psychosocial factors and technical system factors. We are performing evaluations in sites prepared to rapidly implement the studies' findings, implementations that could then be evaluated in future studies.



Should We Prescribe Antidepressants for Children and Adolescents Suffering with Depression and Anxiety?

Date: Thursday, May 4, 2006
Time: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room

Facilitator: Moira Rynn, MD
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
Medical Director, Mood and Anxiety Disorder Program



Is the Family-Friendly Professional Workplace a Fantasy? Insights from Law and Economics

Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Time: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room

Facilitator: Amy L. Wax, M.D., J.D.
Professor of Law
University of Pennsylvania Law School

Why are work arrangements for professionals and other workers so family un-friendly? This presentation discusses how economists view this question. It uses basic game-theoretic models to explain why existing arrangements persist despite being potentially less efficient than family-friendly alternatives.



Historical, Philosophic and Personal Commentary on Aging by a 90 Year Old MD, PhD, WD Skin Man.Is There Life after 80?

Date: Thursday, June 1, 2006
Time: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room

Facilitator: Albert Kligman, MD, PhD
Emeritus Professor of Dermatology
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine



Promotion 101 at the University of Pennsylvania

Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2006
Time: 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room

Facilitators: Stephanie Abbuhl, MD
Vice Chair and Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
Executive Director, FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

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