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2006 - 2007 Seminar Series (Archived)

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Alternative Means of Securing Research Support in a Difficult NIH Funding Environment

Dr. Gaulton will discuss the current NIH funding environment and alternative means of support in funding including: contract grants, ways to navigate the growing opportunities in industry-sponsored research, and new research support mechanisms within the School of Medicine.

Glen N. Gaulton, PhD [view presentation]
Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Vice Dean for Research and Research training
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Date

Date: September 19, 2006 ( Tuesday )
Time: 12 PM - 1 PM
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge Level

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Where Does Work Stop and Home Life Begin?...Creating Strategies to Preserve Quality of Life amid Blackberries, Email, and Limitless Access*

(*Reserved 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
Director of Professional Development, FOCUS
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Date: October 10, 2006 (Tuesday )
Time: 12 PM - 1 PM
Location: Founders 3, Plaza A

The FOCUS WIM SERIES (session #1 of 4)
A mini-series reserved for women in academic medicine to address personal and professional challenges and opportunities. Tap into a most valuable resource: the collective wisdom of your peers. Whether it be tips on cleaning services, day care, or on negotiating salary, come with ideas and questions to strategize with a group of your colleagues.

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What Do Typewriters and Hospices Have in Common?...A Consumer's Perspective on End-of-Life Care in the U.S.

David Casarett MD MA
Assistant Professor, Medicine
Division of Geriatric Medicine
Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion
Philadelphia VAMC
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Date: October 18, 2006 (Wednesday)
Time: 12 PM - 1 PM
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge Level

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Colon Cancer Screening: Now and the Future

Anil K. Rustgi, MD
T. Grier Miller Professor of Medicine & Genetics
Chief, Gastroenterology Division
Director, Digestive & Liver Center
University of Pennsylvania

Date: November 8, 2006 (Wednesday)
Time: 12 PM - 1 PM
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge Level

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What is the Institute of Medicine (National Academies) and How Can You Influence IOM Reports and Policy?

A brief history of the Institute of Medicine and its role in providing advice to the government and other institutions. Using her experience as a committee member and chair, Dr. Stallings will review the IOM childhood obesity related activities over the last few years.

Virginia A. Stallings, MD
Director, Nutrition Center and
Director, Office of Faculty Development
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Date: November 28, 2006 (Tuesday )
Time: 12 PM - 1 PM
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge Level

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Pragmatic Strategies for Self-Promotion - Gaining Visibility & Recognition to Build Your Career*

(*Reserved for women only, please)

Join us for a facilitated discussion with your peers on effective ways to promote yourself and gain a professional reputation in academic medicine. Come with your own ideas and experiences about what's worked for you or what's been a challenge.

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

Date: December 14, 2006 (Thursday )
Time: 12 PM - 1 PM
Location: BRB II/III, Seminar Room 253
(Biomedical Research Building, 421 Curie Blvd)

The WIM SERIES (session #2 of 4)
A mini-series reserved for women in academic medicine to address personal and professional challenges and opportunities. Tap into a most valuable resource: the collective wisdom of your peers. Whether it be tips on cleaning services, day care, or on negotiating salary, come with ideas and questions to strategize with a group of your colleagues.

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How to Become Independent from Your Mentor

(Panel Discussion)

Katrina Armstrong, MD, MSCE
Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Division of General Internal Medicine
Director of Research, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
University of Pennsylvania

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

Raquel E. Gur, MD, PhD
The Karl and Linda Rickels Professor in Psychiatry
Vice Chair for Research Development Department of Psychiatry, Neurology and Radiology
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Date: January 9, 2007 (Tuesday)
Time: 12 PM - 1 PM
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge Level

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Closing the Gender Gap: The University's Role in Retaining Women in the Medical Profession

Ronald J. Daniels, J.D., LL.M.
Provost and Professor of Law
University of Pennsylvania

Date: January 18, 2007 (Thursday)
Time: 12 PM - 1 PM
Location: Medical Alumni Hall, first floor of Maloney

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Secrets for Successful Bedside Teaching

Catherine S. Manno, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Associate Chair for Clinical Activities, Department of Pediatrics
Medical Director, Hemostasis and Thrombosis Center
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Date: February 6, 2007 (Tuesday)
Time: 12 PM - 1 PM
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge Level

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Antioxidants - An Antidote to Disease?

Antioxidants are substances found in the diet and produced by the body. These substances help repair the damage to cell membranes and DNA caused by free radicals. This damage contributes to various disease processes. Vitamins and similar substances found in our diet are antioxidants, which disable the toxic effects of free radicals. However, vitamin supplements do not necessarily have the same effects as eating a healthy diet. This seminar will discuss why this is the case and highlight the potential unintended consequences of vitamin supplementation.

Ian A. Blair, PhD
Vice-Chair, Department of Pharmacology
A.N. Richards Professor of Pharmacology
Professor of Chemistry
Director, Center for Cancer Pharmacology
Scientific Director, Genomics Institute Proteomics Facility
University of Pennsylvania

Date: February 22, 2007 (Thursday)
Time: 12 PM - 1 PM
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge Level

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As Expert or Defendant: The Physician in the Courtroom

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 School of Medicine

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

Harry Roth, Esq.
Attorney with Cohen, Placitella & Roth, Philadelphia

Date: March 1, 2007 (Thursday)
Time: 12 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge Level

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Women and Leadership Positions

Guest Speaker
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA
President and CEO
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Date: March 15, 2007 (Thursday)
Time: 12 PM - 1 PM
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge Level

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Just Surviving Isn't Enough: Exercise to Improve Outcomes in Cancer Survivors

There are over 10 million cancer survivors alive in the US today. Many of them experience long term effects from their treatments. In this talk, the concept of 'cancer rehab' - analogous to 'cardiac rehab' - will be discussed.

Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine

Date: March 29, 2007(Thursday)
Time: 12 PM - 1 PM
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge Level

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Quality of Life in Academic Medicine: Issues of Sexual Orientation

The goal of this meeting, open to all faculty (men and women, of any orientation) is to discuss concerns and issues for both men and women in a safe and supportive setting regarding sexual orientation as it relates to our working environment at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. At the end of the session, we hope to develop an action plan for continued work and understanding in this area.

(Panel Discussion)

E. Cabrina Campbell, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Veteran's Administration Medical Center

Benoit Dubé, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Associate Director for Medical Student Education in Psychiatry

Emma E. Furth, MD
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Peter A. Kanetsky, PhD
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics & Epidemiology

Karin L. McGowan, PhD
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Director, Microbiology Laboratory
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Maggie Krall
Director of Administration
Combined Degree and Physician Scholar Programs

Noel B. Rosales, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Cultural Effectiveness Initiative
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Date: April 12, 2007 (Thursday)
Time: 12 PM - 1 PM
Location: Houston Hall, Ben Franklin Room

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Special Sessions for Faculty Mentors and Mentees

Guest Speaker
Carole J. Bland, PhD
Professor, Family Medicine & Community Health
Director of Research
Director of Bishop Fellowship for Medical Education Leadership
University of Minnesota Medical School

Date: April 17, 2007 (Tuesday)
Location: BRB II/III, Seminar Room 252
(Biomedical Research Building, 421 Curie Blvd)

Morning Workshop: 10 AM - 11:45 AM (must register as a mentor/mentee pair)

Mentoring and Being Mentored Throughout an Academic Career

Dr. Bland will describe strategies for increasing the effectiveness of a mentoring relationship, and provide tools and exercises to facilitate mentor/mentee work together on mentees' career development.

Noontime Lecture: 12 PM - 1:00 PM

Strategies for Creating Research-Productive Groups

Dr. Bland will share her findings from studies of the practices of highly research productive units which result in an academic "home" in which faculty can achieve research excellence. Her remarks will be targeted to two groups:
~ faculty leaders investigating ways to develop and sustain research-productive groups
~ faculty searching for an academic home that will best facilitate their own research productivity

(Jointly sponsored by ADVANCE Faculty Affairs & Professional Development, FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women, and the Office of Faculty Development--CHOP)

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Negotiating - Creating Value and Using Leverage To Help Your Planning and Patience Pay Off*

(*Reserved for women only, please)

Marjorie Bowman, M.D.
Professor and Founding Chair, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Director, Center for Public Health Initiatives
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
University of Pennsylvania

Date: April 24, 2007 (Tuesday)
Time: 12 PM - 1 PM
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge Level

The FOCUS WIM SERIES (session #3 of 4)
A mini-series reserved for women in academic medicine to address personal and professional challenges and opportunities. Tap into a most valuable resource: the collective wisdom of your peers. Whether it be tips on cleaning services, day care, or on negotiating salary, come with ideas and questions to strategize with a group of your colleagues.

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Handling Work & Life with Resilience*

(*Reserved for women only, please)

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

Date: May 16, 2007 (Wednesday)
Time: 12 PM - 1 PM
Location: Founders 3, Plaza B

The FOCUS WIM SERIES (session #4 of 4)
A mini-series reserved for women in academic medicine to address personal and professional challenges and opportunities. Tap into a most valuable resource: the collective wisdom of your peers. Whether it be tips on cleaning services, day care, or on negotiating salary, come with ideas and questions to strategize with a group of your colleagues.

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Promotion 101 at the University of Pennsylvania

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

Date: June 12, 2007 (Tuesday)
Time: 12 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge Level

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