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2009 - 2010 Seminar Series (Archived)


Special Networking Session for Women Fellows & Residents*

(*Reserved for women fellows and residents)

Finding the Mentors You Need: A Perspective from Both Sides of the Table

Many people complete their training without having found supportive and helpful mentors to guide career decisions and open doors for career advancement. In this panel discussion, we will discuss how to seek out and maintain effective mentoring relationships during residency or fellowship. Good mentorship is associated with career satisfaction, promotion, and publication productivity, and it is critical to develop effective mentoring relationships early in training. To that end, we will discuss specific strategies to find good mentors, the types of mentors to look for throughout training, and the responsibilities of the mentor and mentee in maintaining effective relationships. Our panelists are Penn Med women faculty who have both benefited from mentoring relationships and who are currently dedicated to mentoring others. Discussion will include what they look for and what they expect from a mentee, as well as how they perceive their mentoring role.

PANELISTS:

Marcia S. Brose, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Abramson Cancer Center
Department of Otorhinolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery
Department of Medicine, Department of Hematology/Oncology

Emily Fox Conant, MD
Professor, Department of Radiology
Chief, Breast Imaging Division
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Deborah A. Driscoll, MD
Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Interim Director of the Center for Research on Reproduction and Women's Health

Sharon L. Kolasinski, MD FACP FACR
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Interim Division Director of Rheumatology
Program Director, Fellowship in Rheumatology
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Date: October 21, 2009 (Wednesday)
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (Light dinner provided!)
Location: 5 Maloney Conference Room (HUP – 5th Floor Maloney Building)
Format: Panel discussion, followed by Q & A

This networking event is being sponsored jointly by the Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) & FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women (FOCUS)



Research on Obesity and the Built Environment: Lemons, Lemonade and Sorbet

A better understanding of features of the physical and social environment that affect eating and physical activity (the 'built environment') can help point toward solutions for the increasing epidemic of obesity and other chronic diseases.  In the last decade, while seeking to expand her research on food or nutrition environments, Dr. Glanz has encountered both major obstacles and surprising successes. This seminar will describe this line of research and the winding road that she has traversed with her collaborators.

Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH
Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) Professor of Epidemiology and Nursing
Schools of Medicine and Nursing
Senior Fellow, Center for Public Health Initiatives
University of Pennsylvania
Adjunct Professor, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

Date: Jan. 20, 2010 (Wednesday)
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge Level

BIO: Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH is Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) Professor of Epidemiology in the School of Medicine, Professor of Nursing in the School of Nursing, and Director of a new Center for Health Behavior Research at the University of Pennsylvania. She was formerly (2004-2009) Professor of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education; Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Research Scholar; and Director of the Emory Prevention Research Center at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta. From 1993 to 2004, she was Professor and Director of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Program at the Cancer Research Center of Hawai'i at the University of Hawai'i. From 1979 to 1993 she was a Professor in the Departments of Health Education and Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia.  Dr. Glanz received her MPH (1977) and PhD (1979) degrees in health behavior and health education from the University of Michigan. Her research, funded for over $25 million over the past 15 years, focuses on cancer prevention and control, theories of health behavior, obesity and the built environment, social and health policy, and new health communication technologies.  She is currently conducting research on skin cancer prevention, nutrition and chronic disease prevention,compliance with glaucoma medications and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Glanz and her team are committed to conducting scientific research with promising short-and long-term application to improved community health, health care, and public health services. Dr. Glanz has been recognized with several national awards, and was the 2007 recipient of the Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award from the James and Sarah Fries Foundation.  She is a member of the Task Force on Community Preventive Services, a federally-appointed task force that oversees the Community Guide evidence reviews.  Her scholarly contributions consist of more than 300 journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Glanz is senior editor of Health Behavior and Health Education: Theory, Research, and Practice (Jossey-Bass Inc., 1990, 1996, 2002, 2008), a widely used text recently published in its fourth edition. She was recognized in 2006 as a Highly Cited Author by ISIHighlyCited.com, in the top 0.5% of authors in her field over a 20-year period.


Promoting Yourself: Having an ‘Elevator Talk’ in your Back Pocket*

(*Reserved for women only, please)

Drs. Abbuhl and Tuton will work with faculty members to craft and practice a brief "elevator talk" that will offer a quick description of your career accomplishments and future goals and capture the essence of why your work is important.

Stephanie Abbuhl, MD
Executive Director, FOCUS
Vice Chair and Associate Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine

Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD
Director of Professional Development, FOCUS
Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Prevention and Population Health Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Director, Program Development in Community Health
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps

Date: February 4, 2010 (Thursday)
Time:12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: Emergency Department Conference Room, Ground Floor, Ravdin Building


*The FOCUS WIM SERIES
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.



Cracks in the Glass Ceiling*

(*Reserved for women only, please)


Come and join us for a unique opportunity to engage in an informal discussion with Nancy Andrews, Dean at Duke University School of Medicine.

Nancy Andrews, MD, PhD (see bio below)
Dean, Duke University School of Medicine
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Professor of Pediatrics and Pharmacology & Cancer Biology

Date: March 9, 2010 (Tuesday)
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge Level

BIO: Nancy Andrews has been Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Duke University School of Medicine since October 2007. She is also a Professor of Pediatrics and Pharmacology & Cancer Biology. Dr. Andrews received her BS and MS degrees in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry summa cum laude from Yale University. As a student in the Harvard-MIT MD-PhD Program she earned her PhD with Nobel laureate David Baltimore at MIT along with her MD from Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency and fellowship in Pediatrics and Hematology/Oncology at Children’s Hospital Boston and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Andrews spent her entire professional career at Harvard before she moved to Duke. She was the George Richards Minot Professor of Pediatrics, Senior Associate in Medicine at Children’s Hospital, and a Distinguished Physician of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Andrews was director of the Harvard-MIT MD-PhD Program from 1999 to 2003 and Dean for Basic Sciences and Graduate Studies at Harvard Medical School from 2003 to 2007. Dr. Andrews was also an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for 13 years. She maintains an NIH-funded research laboratory studying mouse models of human diseases and serves on the Advisory Council for the National Institute for Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the NIH. Her group elucidated the pathogenesis of several disorders of iron metabolism including genetic hemochromatosis, anemia of chronic disease and iron-refractory iron deficiency anemia (IRIDA). Among other honors, Dr. Andrews received the E. Mead Johnson Award and the Samuel Rosenthal Prize for her research accomplishments. She served as the 2009 President of the American Society of Clinical Investigation and as a founding board member of the Rosalind Franklin Society. Dr. Andrews was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and to membership in both the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She was profiled by Newsweek magazine in 2008 as one of ten notable women leaders. Dr. Andrews is married to Swiss biologist Bernard Mathey-Prevot. They have two teen children.


Special Networking Session for Fellows and Residents (Women & Men)

Panel Discussion:
Funding Mechanisms & Grant Applications in Academic Medicine

PANELISTS:

Marianne Achenbach
Executive Director, Office of Research Support Services
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Vincent Lo Re, MD, MSCE
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Deborah Fisher
Director, Preaward Administration, Office of Research Services
University of Pennsylvania

Date: March 10, 2010 (Wednesday)
Time: 4:30 - 6:00 PM, (dinner and drinks will be served)
Location: 5 Maloney Conference Room (HUP – 5th Floor Maloney Building)

This networking event is being sponsored jointly by the Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) & FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women (FOCUS)



A Few Observations of Women's Health in Philadelphia

Donald F. Schwarz, MD, MPH (see bio below)
Deputy Mayor for Health and Opportunity, City of Philadelphia
Health Commissioner, City of Philadelphia

Date: April 22 , 2010 (Thursday)
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge Level

BIO: Donald F. Schwarz, MD, MPH is Deputy Mayor for Health and Opportunity and Health Commissioner for the City of Philadelphia.  In addition to the Department of Public Health, Dr. Schwarz oversees the Department of Human Services, Department of Behavioral Health and Mental Retardation Services and the Office of Supportive Housing. He entered government service having been the Mary D. Ames Associate Professor of Child Advocacy in the Department of Pediatrics of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. After completing his medical education and receiving a Masters in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Schwarz went on to pediatric residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He came to the University of Pennsylvania as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar. He received a Masters in Business Administration from the Wharton School, and went on to finish a one-year fellowship at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. At that time he joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania, where he remained until January 2008 when he entered City Government. Dr. Schwarz is board certified in pediatrics and adolescent medicine and served as Vice Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Craig-Dalsimer Division Chief for Adolescent Medicine at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He held a secondary faculty appointment in the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing in the Family and Community Nursing Division, was a senior fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics, and was a senior scholar in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Dr. Schwarz was for 22 years an active researcher in the area of adolescent risk behaviors. He received both public and private funding for work that has examined the issues of injury and its prevention in urban minority communities, public policy approaches to adolescent violence, and physician-and nurse-practice-based interventions to improve outcomes for high-risk infants. Dr. Schwarz served for four years as President of the Board of Directors of Philadelphia Citizens for Children and Youth (Philadelphia’s child advocacy group), has been a member of the Governing Council of the American Public Health Association, and is a board member of numerous local and regional community agencies.


Special Networking Session for Women Fellows & Residents*

(*Reserved for women fellows and residents)


Employment and Compensation Negotiations: How to Feed Your Wallet and Spirit

In this workshop you will learn how to plan and conduct successful negotiations about employment and compensation.  You will discover how to expand the array of negotiable items and develop an employment or compensation package that meets your needs.  We will also talk about the influence of alternatives, gender, and culture on this type of negotiation.  Bring your questions and best practices to share during the group discussion.

Catherine J. Morrison, JD (see bio below)
Assistant Professor, The Business of Health
The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

Date: April 29, 2010 (Thursday)
Time: 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Location: BRB II/III, Room 251(Biomedical Research Building; 421 Curie Blvd.)

BIO: Catherine J. Morrison, JD is an Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and an Associate Faculty in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  Before accepting a full-time clinical faculty role, Catherine served for eleven years as the principal of Morrison Associates, a consulting practice providing negotiation and dispute resolution services, strategic advice, and training for its clients.  She continues to consult with healthcare clients on negotiation and conflict management.  Earlier in her career Catherine also served in senior administrative roles at the University of Texas Medical Branch, University of Maryland Baltimore, and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and engaged in the practice of law. Catherine's interest in negotiation and conflict management grew out of her observations in legal practice and academic health care management.  As both a participant and an observer, she encountered the transformative potential of negotiation and conflict for individuals and organizations.  Her teaching, consulting, and research are grounded in the belief that individuals can use negotiation and conflict as a means of defining themselves and others.  Effective negotiation can be an opportunity to engage in a collaborative, imaginative dialogue to develop unique ideas and agreements.  When thoughtfully analyzed and appropriately managed, the energy of conflict can be used to strengthen ideas and relationships. Catherine's academic interests center on the development of negotiation and conflict management frameworks that are compatible with clinical diagnostic models and bioscience research approaches.  She received her undergraduate degree from Oakland University and her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania.  In 2007 and 2003, Professor Morrison was the recipient of the Best of Hopkins teaching award from the graduates of JHU's Business of Medicine MBA program.  She received the Excellence in Teaching award from the Graduate Division of Business and Management at JHU in 2004. Catherine's favorite place to spend time outside the classroom is in a free weights only gym.  She trains, and occasionally competes, as a power lifter.  After six years of training, she has developed an interesting theory about the relationship between power lifting and mediation.


The Intellectual Dating Game: Finding and Keeping Collaborations that Work*

(*Reserved for women only please )

Drs. Pati and Tuton will work with faculty members to analyze the benefits and challenges of working collaboratively. In addition, this interactive session will offer faculty the opportunity to craft a concrete plan of how to best approach the development and sustainability of a productive collaboration.

Susmita Pati, MD, MPH
Director of Research Programs, FOCUS
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Director of Healthcare Access Initiatives, PolicyLab, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
Senior Fellow, The Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the Wharton School
Associate Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD
Director of Professional Development, FOCUS
Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Prevention and Population Health Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Director, Program Development in Community Health
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps

Date: May 14, 2010 (Friday)
Time:12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: Founders 3, Plaza A


*The FOCUS WIM SERIES
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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