Section for Women Residents & Fellows

Current Networking Sessions

ResFellowsThe FOCUS Section for Women Residents & Fellows was developed in 2007 in response to multiple requests for similar type WIM (women-in -medicine) programming tailored for women in training. Activities of the Section are jointly sponsored by FOCUS and the Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME).

The section was started in response to needs identified by female trainees at Penn across multiple departments regarding guidance about job-hunting, negotiating, and work-life balance. This initiative provides women trainees with multiple annual networking opportunities via presentations and workshops focused on critical skills and resources for career advancement in academic medicine.

Topics of networking sessions, developed throughout each year, have included: training opportunities at Penn Medicine; negotiation strategies; exploring options of career paths post training; finding, generating, and sustaining effective mentoring; and funding mechanisms and grant applications. Many of these sessions are open to men and women in our effort to provide programs that benefit everyone and improve mentoring for all residents and fellows.

Each year, a current woman trainee serves as Chair of the Section for Women Residents & Fellows offering an opportunity for leadership, in working to identify and address the needs of fellow peer trainees, and networking in collaborating with the FOCUS Directors and GME to develop sessions presented by Penn Medicine faculty and administration.

Section Leadership

Luxme Hariharan MD MPHCurrent Chair
July 2013 - June 2014


Monica Bhagat MD

Fellow, Allergy and Immunology

Chair-elect
Jenny Rowland MD
Resident, Radiology

 

Please email Monica and/or Jenny with any questions or suggestions for sessions.

Previous Section Chair Leadership
Year Name Position
Jan 2012 - June 2013 Luxme Hariharan MD MPH Resident, Ophthalmology
June 2010 - Dec 2011 Kiera von Besser MD PhD Resident, Emergency Medicine
Jan 2008 - June 2010 Helen Azzam Koenig MD Fellow, Infectious Diseases

Negotiation Dec 2012

Networking Sessions Reserved for Residents & Fellows

The following sessions are sponsored jointly by the Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) & FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women (FOCUS).

2013-2014

Sessions are currently being planned by the new Section leadership and will be announced via email and also posted here. Please check back regularly for updates.


Life after Training: Unique Career Opportunities!
A Panel Peek at Non-traditional Careers

(*Reserved for women and men fellows and residents)

Join us to hear from this unique group of physicians to open your eyes to a whole new world of non-traditional career paths to consider after training:

-- An owner of a medical communications company, author, founder of PRNresource.com, and a plastic surgeon

-- A personal trainer, avid researcher of exercise and fitness, and a part-time primary care doctor

-- A Director in the Public Health Department, researcher of adolescent decision-making in risk behaviors, author of a pediatric textbook, and a consulting clinician

-- A Vice-president at the National Board of Medical Examiners and an emergency physician passionate about regulatory medicine.

Date: March 12, 2014 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 PM (Light dinner provided)
Location:Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 10th Floor South Tower Seminar Room-- SCTR 10-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd. -- This building is physically integrated and shares the same entrance with Penn's Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine and Roberts Proton Therapy Center)

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PANELISTS

Sara B. Kinsman, MD, PhD
Director, Maternal, Child and Family Health
Philadelphia Department of Public Health

Michael J. McLaughlin, MD
Chief Scientific Officer
Peloton Advantage

Thomas Rebbecchi, MD
National Board of Medical Examiners
Vice President Assessment Programs

Sara A Slattery, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

BIOS:

Sara B Kinsman, MD, PhD is the Director of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health Division of Maternal, Child and Family Health (MCFH). MCFH’s mission is to improve the health of residents of Philadelphia with a focus on women, children, teens and parents. MCFH provides service, promotes education and supports policies that enhance knowledge of and access to reproductive health services, preconception health education, prenatal care and effective parenting practices that assure infant safety, promote optimal child development and instill resiliency through adolescence. Integral to all MCFH’s activities is focus on reducing racial and economic health disparities. Combined, these efforts aim to lead to healthier families whose children will become vital members of society and work to strengthen communities throughout Philadelphia. Prior to joining the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Dr. Kinsman was faculty at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kinsman’s interests include understanding how adolescents make decisions related to chronic health risks including cigarette smoking, alcohol use and risky sexual behaviors. Her clinical work has focused on supporting multidisciplinary care for high-risk adolescents. Dr. Kinsman recently co-edited an American Academy of Pediatric textbook with Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg entitled: “Reaching Teens: Strength-Based Communication Strategies to Build Resilience and Support Healthy Adolescent Development.”

Michael J. McLaughlin, MD is co-founder of Peloton Advantage (PelotonAdvantage.com), a medical communications company. He received degrees from Harvard College and Columbia University. After four years as a plastic surgeon and hand specialist, he networked through a career change into medical communications. Along the way, he also founded Physician Renaissance Network (PRNresource.com), a free resource for doctors with non-clinical careers and interests, and wrote the book Do You Feel Like You Wasted All That Training?, which walks doctors through the process of pursuing a non-clinical career. He also wrote the medical thriller, Extinction, and collaborated with Dr. N. Michael Caputo to launch the free online version of the innovative and controversial story, The Satin Strangler Blogs (TheSatinStranglerBlogs.blogspot.com).

Thomas Rebbecchi, MD is Vice President for Assessment Programs at the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) and responsible for Medical School examinations, product development and public engagement. Prior to assuming this role, Dr. Rebbecchi served as the Medical Director for the Step 2 Clinical Skills examination with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). He is a graduate of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. He is a Diplomat of the NBME and the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He continues to have an active practice of medicine at the Cooper University Hospital and is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.

Sara Slattery, MD is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Sara joined the faculty in 2001 after completing her residency training at Penn. She received her M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and her B.A from Princeton University. Sara’s responsibilities include working as a primary care physician at Penn Radnor, precepting medical residents one day a week at the Cooper Medical Practice in West Philadelphia and teaching medical students in the core clerkships. Since 2011, Sara has been leading research about the medical benefits of exercise and fitness. She started an exercise program in the practice waiting room in West Philadelphia for patients with morbid obesity and/or diabetes. She is certified as a personal trainer and leads many of the classes herself. She also works with patients considering bariatric surgery and helps these patients become more fit by speaking at bariatric support groups and leading group exercise classes. Sara has worked part time her whole career. For the first eight years, she shared her job with a close colleague and was able to split the job fifty/fifty. Her colleague then moved and Sara has managed her practice, teaching and research responsibilities solo, but working 50-75% depending on the year. She has three children ranging in years from 10-15. Sara enjoys her roles as mom first and doctor second, and she also tries to find time for other hobbies such as tennis, playing bridge and participating in a book club.


Effectively Representing Yourself in Employment and Compensation Negotiations

(*Reserved for women fellows and residents)

Research on gender influences in negotiation indicates that in employment and compensation negotiations many women avoid asking for more than they are offered and frequently settle for less than what they deserve. In this workshop you will learn how to overcome negotiation reluctance and successfully negotiate employment and compensation agreements. You will discover how to expand the array of negotiable items and develop an employment or compensation package that meets your needs.

Special Guest Speaker:
Catherine J. Morrison, JD
Negotiation and Conflict Management Consultant & Coach (http://createagreement.com)
Associate Faculty, Department of Health Policy and Management
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Date: November 12, 2013 (Tuesday)
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Note New Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge Level

BIO: Catherine J. Morrison, JD is a negotiation and conflict management expert who helps academic professionals become more capable at resolving conflicts and negotiating effective change. She brings extensive experience as an administrator in academic medicine and an award-winning professor. She employs negotiation and conflict management frameworks that are compatible with clinical diagnostic models and bioscience research approaches and that apply across diverse cultures. Among her consulting clients are: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Duke University School of Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM), University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences, New York University Langone Medical Center, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, University of Virginia School of Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Association of American Medical Colleges, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She is an Associate Faculty member in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Catherine is a two-time recipient of the Best of Hopkins teaching award from the graduates of Johns Hopkins University's Business of Medicine MBA program. She has also received the Excellence in Teaching award from the Graduate Division of Business and Management at Johns Hopkins. She has 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 has practiced law. She received her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and undergraduate degree from Oakland University. As both a participant and an observer in academic health care management and the practice of law, Catherine recognized the transformative potential of negotiation and conflict for individuals and organizations. Her consulting, teaching, and research are grounded in the belief that individuals can use negotiation and conflict as a means to define 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 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 seven years of training, she believes that her experience in the gym has enhanced her teaching and consulting capabilities. The purpose of powerlifting is not to carry heavy burdens. It requires mindful assessment of a seemingly immovable object and the use of exquisite form to move it forward without injuring yourself or others. It also teaches you to know your own limitations and recognize that there are some burdens that should not be carried. Catherine views negotiation and conflict management in much the same way. They both require analysis and mindful engagement with the purpose of forward movement without harm to self and others.


2012-2013


Time Management Panel Session

(*Reserved for women fellows and residents)

Feeling like you just need more hours in the day to get everything done? Are you often scrambling from one event or meeting to another without having the chance to truly experience what is happening right in front of you? As residents and fellows, we know that being stretched for time is the nature of our roles, and it is those of us who have discovered different techniques for organization and time management who are often most effective. Join us for this interactive workshop with a panel of Penn women faculty from diverse ranks, tracks, and departments who will share their individual tips and tricks of what works for them in managing hectic schedules in academic medicine. Come listen and participate to learn strategies and perhaps share some of your own. Join us in helping you become one step closer to gaining more control of your life and time.

Date: April 17, 2013 (Wednesday)
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 PM (Light dinner provided)
Location: 5 Maloney Conference Room (5th floor, Maloney Building)

PANELISTS

Hillary R. Bogner, MD MSCE
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health
Associate Chair for Research, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health
Director of Research Programs, FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Rachel Rapaport Kelz, MD, MSCE
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Sara B. Kinsman, MD, PhD, MSCE
Philadelphia Department of Public Health

Sindhu K. Srinivas, MD, MSCE
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director of Obstetric Services
Perelman School of Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

BIOS:

Hillary R. Bogner, MD MSCE is an Assistant Professor in Family Medicine and a Senior Scholar in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Dr. Bogner earned her Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Psychology with honors from the University of Chicago and received her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed a residency in Family Practice at the Thomas Jefferson University where she was Chief Resident in her third year. In 2001, she earned the Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bogner investigates the integration of care for depression and medical co-morbidity in primary health care settings – a problem with high public health significance. She has chosen to focus on cardiovascular disease as a model for integration of care with depression. Her work in depression and CVD has focused on adherence to depression treatment as a serious problem limiting the public health impact of available effective treatment. In addition, she has contributed to materials directed at practicing physicians. Her work shows that early patterns of non-adherence to depression medication may be related to patient-level factors, setting the stage for targeted interventions. She has examined the role of medical co-morbidity in the recognition and treatment of depression among older adults, finding that depression is a significant contributor to mortality among persons with medical co-morbidity such as diabetes that can be mitigated with practice-based interventions. In other work, she studied how medical co-morbidity -- such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other chronic medical conditions -- modifies response to depression treatment. Based on findings from patient interviews, Dr. Bogner developed an intervention integrating depression treatment with medical treatment for cardiovascular disease and has published the results of pilot studies testing its effectiveness. The intervention was informed by the findings of the K23 Award and the RWJF Generalist Physician Faculty Scholars Award. To further examine the effectiveness of integrated interventions for depression and cardiovascular disease she was awarded a Grant-in-Aid Award from the American Heart Association and a Clinical Research Award from the American Diabetes Association. She has obtained funding from the Institute on Aging, Minority and Aging Research Center (MARCH), and FOCUS on Health Leadership for Women. She has a funded R34 to assess the feasibility of an intervention trial to improve adherence to depression and hypertension treatment. She has been awarded an R01 (NIMH) to examine the course of depressive symptoms and medical comorbidity, studying the risk factors for the onset of major depression and suicidal ideation.

Rachel Rapaport Kelz, MD, MSCE is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania where she was awarded the The Christian R and Mary F Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. She is also the Clerkship Director for Surgery and the ACS NSQIP Surgeon Champion. Dr. Kelz is a board-certified (general) and practicing Endocrine Surgeon specializing in parathyroid and thyroid surgery. She is a formally trained health services researcher and is a senior scholar at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. Dr. Kelz is extensively published in the areas of surgical education and surgical outcomes and has received peer-reviewed funding from several sources including the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Kelz is currently leading the Quality In Training Collaborative for ACS NSQIP designed to integrate patient centered outcomes data and graduate surgical education.

Sara B. Kinsman, MD, PhD, MSCE has achieved national recognition for her expertise in adolescent medicine. She focuses on the evaluation and management of adolescents with complex medical-psychiatric disorders. She has developed a specialty care practice for adolescents with complex somatic disorders and has assumed leadership for coordination of the inpatient attending service in adolescent medicine. Dr. Kinsman is an outstanding teacher and mentor of medical students, residents and fellows in the clinical and didactic settings. She is embarking on an education project to promote the healthy development of adolescents in military families. She is an active member of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, participates on the Adolescent Health Task Force for the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and served as President of the Mid-Atlantic Division of the Society for Adolescent Medicine.

Sindhu K. Srinivas, MD, MSCE is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, with appointments in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and a Senior Fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her Master’s of Science in Clinical Epidemiology (MSCE) from the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania and has developed a successful research program in Maternal Fetal Medicine. Dr. Srinivas’ research includes both clinical/epidemiologic and translational research. Specifically, her current areas of research include: 1) studying and developing obstetric quality measures as well as understanding the impact of practice changes (individual level and system level) on maternal and neonatal outcomes, 2) understanding the etiology of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, a leading contributor to perinatal and maternal morbidity and mortality worldwide, and 3) understanding health disparities in obstetric outcomes. As an Obstetrician Gynecologist and Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist, Dr. Srinivas has a clinical interest in cardiovascular disease and hypertension during pregnancy and in the overall delivery and systems of obstetric care delivery. She is deeply committed to improving health outcomes of women and children through her research, advocacy and clinical work. Dr. Srinivas is a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and currently serves on the Committee on Obstetric Practice bulletins. She is also a member of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine and currently is a co-leader of their Perinatal Epidemiology Forum. She has received numerous awards, including most recently the John J. Mikuta Professionalism Award from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania.


Employment Negotiations: How to Build a Good Agreement

(*Reserved for women fellows and residents)

Negotiation research concludes that in employment negotiations women avoid asking for more than they are offered and settle for less than they need or deserve. In this session 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 gender influences in negotiation and how to capitalize on gender strengths. Bring your best practices and questions to share during the group discussion.

Special Guest Presenter:
Catherine J. Morrison, JD
Negotiation and Conflict Management Consultant & Coach (http://createagreement.com)
Associate Faculty, Department of Health Policy and Management
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Date: December 10, 2012 (Monday)
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Location: 5 Maloney Conference Room (5th floor, Maloney Building - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania)

BIO: Catherine J. Morrison, JD is a negotiation and conflict management expert who helps academic professionals become more capable at resolving conflicts and negotiating effective change. She brings extensive experience as an administrator in academic medicine and an award-winning professor. She employs negotiation and conflict management frameworks that are compatible with clinical diagnostic models and bioscience research approaches and that apply across diverse cultures. Her consulting clients include Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences, New York University Langone Medical Center, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, University of Vermont College of Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Association of American Medical Colleges, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and others. She is an Associate Faculty member in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Catherine is a two-time recipient of the Best of Hopkins teaching award from the graduates of Johns Hopkins University’s Business of Medicine MBA program. She has also received the Excellence in Teaching award from the Graduate Division of Business and Management at Johns Hopkins. She has 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 has practiced law. She received her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and undergraduate degree from Oakland University. As both a participant and an observer in academic health care management and the practice of law, Catherine recognized the transformative potential of negotiation and conflict for individuals and organizations. Her consulting, teaching, and research are grounded in the belief that individuals can use negotiation and conflict as a means to define 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 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 seven years of training, she believes that her experience in the gym has enhanced her teaching and consulting capabilities. The purpose of powerlifting is not to carry heavy burdens. It requires mindful assessment of a seemingly immovable object and the use of exquisite form to move it forward without injuring yourself or others. It also teaches you to know your own limitations and recognize that there are some burdens that should not be carried. Catherine views negotiation and conflict management in much the same way. They both require analysis and mindful engagement with the purpose of forward movement without harm to self and others.


Stress, Meaning & Mindfulness in the Clinical Encounter
... mindfulness-based stress reduction strategies for clinicians

(*Reserved for fellows and residents)

Mindfulness has been used for thousands of years as a tool for self-discovery and spiritual exploration. Our culture has more recently discovered that mindfulness meditation techniques can help us to cope with the demands of our fast-paced stressful lives. But how do we apply the ancient tradition of mindfulness to the demands of our modern world? Can meditation provide us with a real enduring peace, or is it just another way to take a break from the daily grind?  Medical science has convincingly demonstrated that mindfulness practice enhances physical health and psychological well-being. But there is much more. Mindfulness has a tremendous amount to offer physicians. It can help you to reduce stress and time pressure, enhance communication and empathy, and reconnect with the calling of medicine.  Reducing stress is an important starting place. But mindfulness is more than just stress management. This program will give you a chance to experience it for yourself.

Michael J. Baime, MD
Director of the Penn Program for Mindfulness at the University of Pennsylvania Health System
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Date: November 15, 2012 (Thursday)
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 PM (Light dinner provided)
Location: 5 Maloney Conference Room (5th floor, Maloney Building - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania)

BIO: Michael Baime MD is the Director of the Penn Program for Mindfulness and the Director of Mind-Body Programs for the Abramson Cancer Center at University of Pennsylvania Health System. Dr. Baime began the practice of meditation in 1969 and has been teaching mindfulness and meditation since 1982. He founded the Penn Program for Mindfulness in 1992, and since then the program has enrolled more than 10,000 individuals in a widely acclaimed eight-week mindfulness meditation-based training. Dr. Baime is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. He has been the recipient of the Provost’s Award for Distinguished Teaching at the University of Pennsylvania and the Appel award for student work in psychiatry in the Perelman School of Medicine. He has developed and taught a wide variety of classes at Penn, including full-credit electives in the Graduate School of Education, the School of Nursing, and the Department of Psychology. He directs several courses and training programs within the School of Medicine, including a medical student elective and a very successful CME program for faculty. His research interests include the interaction between mindfulness and spirituality; the cognitive and neural changes that result from mindfulness practice; and the utility of mindfulness in a variety of psychological, behavioral, and medical disorders.

2011-2012

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: No Rhetoric, Just the Facts

(*Reserved for fellows and residents)

Valerie A. Arkoosh, MD, MPH
President of the National Physicians Alliance
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Date: May 14, 2012 (Monday)
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 PM (Light dinner provided)
Location: 5 Maloney Conference Room (5th floor, Maloney Building - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania)

BIO: Dr. Valerie Arkoosh is the President of the National Physicians Alliance, a multispecialty physician organization founded to promote health and foster active engagement of physicians with their communities to achieve high quality, affordable health care for all. She is a member of the Board’s Executive Committee and chairs the organization’s Secure Health Care For All Campaign. Dr. Arkoosh holds the Master of Public Health degree, with a concentration in Health Policy, from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her policy work focuses on ways to provide access to health care for uninsured Americans with a particular emphasis on the impact and implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Dr. Arkoosh received the Doctor of Medicine from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and a B.A. in economics from Northwestern University. Dr. Arkoosh is Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Arkoosh’s medical practice has centered on the care of the high-risk obstetric patient during labor and delivery. Her research has focused on drugs and devices using the spinal route of administration to produce labor analgesia. Dr. Arkoosh is an examiner for the American Board of Anesthesiology and an elected member of the Association of University Anesthesiologists. She has won several resident teaching awards. Dr. Arkoosh has served as President of the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP), an organization focused on the provision of optimal care to women during labor and delivery. Prior to joining the University of Pennsylvania, she was Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Arkoosh also has an avid interest in improving maternal and infant health in developing countries. She has participated in three medical missions to Kenya with Operation Smile and facilitated the development of SOAP’s International Outreach Program.

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


The Mentor-Mentee Relationship: A Good Mentor Can be a Game Changer

(*Reserved for women fellows and residents)

The primary purpose of this FOCUS/GME panel session will be to address the role of mentoring and its potentially invaluable impact on the professional and personal lives of women in medicine. We will approach this topic from the mentee perspective and have assembled a group of panelists who represent various career stages and a diverse range of professional experience, including some outside of Penn. These Penn medical faculty and housestaff have derived tremendous benefit from being mentored and look forward to sharing their wisdom and experience. We aim to address questions such as the following and any others that emerge from this interactive session:

  • How many mentors should I have?
  • What kinds of mentors should I look for?
  • How do I find mentors and what is the best way to approach them given their busy lives?
  • How can I sustain and nurture a productive relationship with my mentor(s)?
  • What are the rewards and challenges I should expect from being mentored?
  • Do assigned mentor-mentee pairs work?

Date: October 6, 2011 (Thursday)
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 PM (Light dinner provided)
Location: 5 Maloney Conference Room (5th floor, Maloney Building)

PANELISTS

Hillary R. Bogner, MD MSCE
Assistant Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health
Associate Chair for Research, Family Medicine & Community Health
Director of Research Programs, FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women
Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Helen C. Koenig, MD MPH
Jonathan Lax Treatment Center, Philadelphia FIGHT
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Division of Infectious Disease
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Kiera von Besser, MD PhD
Resident PGY-4, Department of Emergency Medicine
Chair, FOCUS Section for Residents and Fellows
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

BIOS

Hillary R. Bogner, MD, MSCE, is an Assistant Professor and Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Family Medicine & Community Health at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bogner earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Chicago and received her medical degree and the Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bogner now has a R01 Award building on a randomized clinical trial carried out in primary care to study trajectories of depressive symptoms and medical comorbidity in relation to the outcomes of Major Depression and suicidal ideation at 2 years. In addition, grant funding from the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association focuses on depression in older adults with diabetes and cardiovascular disease, the goal of which is to develop treatment for depression that is integrated with the treatment of chronic conditions such as diabetes. She is also a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar.

Helen C. Koenig, MD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor in the Infectious Diseases division at the University of Pennsylvania, and spends most of her time working as an HIV specialist and primary care physician at the Jonathan Lax Treatment Center, an HIV practice affiliated with Penn in Center City. At the Lax Center, she serves as the Medical Director of the Women’s Center of Excellence in HIV, the Program Director for Penn trainees at the Lax Center, and has been a co-investigator on more than 15 clinical trials. She also attends regularly on the Infectious Diseases consult service at HUP. She completed her medical training at Cornell, residency and fellowship training at the University of Pennsylvania, and MPH and Preventive Medicine training at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Kiera von Besser MD PhD, is a fourth year resident in the Department of Emergency at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. After completing her residency training in December of 2011, she will begin as an Assistant Professor at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia where she will split her time attending in the Emergency Departments of Emory University Hospital and Grady Memorial Hospital. She will also begin clinical research in the area of patient safety and quality improvement, for which she received an institutional grant. She completed her medical training at Pritzker School of Medicine and earned a PhD in molecular genetics and cellular biology at The University of Chicago where she studied gene expression and function of sperm cells. She also completed a fellowship in clinical medical ethics at the McLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics prior to residency. Dr. von Besser graduated from Princeton University summa cum laude with a BA in molecular biology. She grew up in a small town in South Carolina.


2010-2011

Next Steps and Beyond:

Panel Discussion of Career Paths at Various Professional Stages

(*Reserved for women fellows and residents)

Date: May 10, 2011 (Tuesday)
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 PM (Light dinner provided!)
Location: Penn Tower Conference Room, Bridge Level

This panel discussion, sponsored jointly by FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women (FOCUS) and the Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME), will be a unique opportunity for women trainees to obtain career guidance and insight from exceptional role models here at Penn Medicine.

The primary purpose of this FOCUS session will be to address themes such as the rewards and challenges of a career in academic medicine, the various career paths within an academic health center and how to choose the path best suited for you, the art of navigating through academia, consideration of academic institutions that may differ from Penn, and work-life balance in these various environments. We have intentionally assembled a group of panelists who as a whole represent not only different academic faculty tracks (Tenure, Clinician-Educator, Academic Clinician), but also different career stages. Our panelists are either Penn or CHOP medical faculty and have had a broad range of professional and personal experiences. We also plan to discuss "nuts and bolts" topics such as being savvy about salaries and time management.

PANELISTS:

Anne R. Cappola, MD, ScM
Assistant Professor of Medicine; Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
(Assoc Prof as of 7-1-11)
Director of Research Education, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
Associate Scholar at the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Fellow in the Institute on Aging
Assistant Director of the Type 2 Diabetes Unit, Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Emma Anne Meagher, M.D.
Associate Professor, Medicine and Pharmacology
Director, Translational Research Programs
Co-Director, Cardiovascular Prevention Program
Executive Chair, Institutional Review Board
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Anne F. Reilly, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Medical Director, Division of Oncology
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

BIOS:

Anne R. Cappola, M.D., Sc.M. -
Dr. Anne Cappola is an Assistant Professor of Medicine; Director of Research Education for the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism; Associate Scholar at the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Fellow in the Institute on Aging; and Assistant Director of the Type 2 Diabetes Unit in the Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism, all at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Cappola received her A.B. in Biochemistry at Harvard College and her M.D. at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She was a resident in Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a fellow in Endocrinology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She has also completed a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology and a fellowship in the Epidemiology of Aging at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She spent two years on the faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine before joining the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 2003. Dr. Cappola’s research focuses on the hormonal alterations that occur with aging and the clinical impact of these changes. Her research studies range from mechanistic protocols conducted in Penn’s Clinical and Translational Research Center to analyses of data from large cohort studies. She has been funded by the American Federation for Aging Research, the John A. Hartford Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health. She serves on the Editorial Boards for the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism and the Journal of Gerontology Medical Sciences. She has been recognized for her excellence in teaching and mentoring as a recipient of the Edward Rose Faculty Teaching Award and The Endocrine Society’s Thyroid Clinical Research Mentor Award.

Emma A. Meagher, MD, serves as Associate Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA and as Co Director of the Preventive Cardiology Program for the University of Pennsylvania Health System.  She is also Director of the Masters of Science degree program in Translational Research, Course Director of Pharmacology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Executive Chair of the University of Pennsylvania Institutional Review Board and Chair of the Admissions Committee for University of Pennsylvania Medical School. Dr. Meagher graduated summa cum laude with her medical doctorate degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland.  Following completion of an internship and residency in internal medicine she was appointed as Senior Registrar /Lecturer of Cardiovascular Medicine at Mater Hospital, University College in Dublin, Ireland. Dr. Meagher’s educational interests are in the fields of translational research methodology to graduate, pre and post doctoral students and novel modalities for education in pharmacology to undergraduate medical (UME) students. To this end she directs the University of Pennsylvania pharmacology curriculum, is Program Director for the Master of Science degree program in Translational Research and Co PI of the UPenn Clinical and Translational Sciences Award (CTSA). Dr Meagher’s research interest is the development of novel therapeutics in dyslipidemia. Her clinical practice is focused on cardiovascular risk modification with an emphasis on management of dyslipidemia, hypertension and women’s cardiovascular health. Dr. Meagher is a member of the American Heart Association’s Council on Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, the American Society of Hypertension, the American Federation for Medical Research, the Association for Clinical Research Training and the Society for Clinical and Translational Science. Dr Meagher has been the recipient of two National Institute of Health Clinical Associate Physician Research Awards and is CoPI of the UPenn CTSA award. In addition, in recognition for her efforts in education she has received numerous institutional teaching awards: The Dean's Award for the Development of Innovative Educational Programs (1999), The Leonard Berwick Memorial Teaching Award (2001), The Outstanding Lecturer Award (2002), The Outstanding Lecturer Basic Science (2000, 2004, 2006,2008, 2010), The Arthur K. Asbury Mentoring Award (2004), Medical Student Government Awards for Basic Science Education (2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008), The Dunning Dripps Award for post graduate education (2009) and the university’s highest teaching honor, the Lindback Award for Medical Education (2005). Dr. Meagher has published articles in numerous journals, including the Journal of Clinical Investigation, JAMA, The Journal of Biological Chemistry, The American Journal of Cardiology, Hypertension, and the Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology.  She has written numerous reviews and book chapters, and has lectured widely at medical meetings, nationally and internationally.

Anne F. Reilly, MD, MPH is Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania, and Medical Director of the Division of Oncology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Reilly completed her residency in Pediatrics at the Medical Center of Delaware, and fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  As a member of the Academic Clinician track at the Medical School, and in her role as Medical Director of Oncology, Dr. Reilly has worked to create clinical systems and programs that seek to provide the most effective but also safest and most efficient care possible for children with cancer. Recently this has included reorganizing the Division’s clinical programs in a disease-based approach, in addition to  development of programs including  catheter-associated bloodstream infection prevention and chemotherapy safety. Dr. Reilly’s chief clinical interests are supportive care for children undergoing cancer therapy, the treatment of children with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and psychosocial support and interventions for children and families in oncology.  


Show Me the Money: Employment and Compensation Negotiations

(*Reserved for women fellows and residents)

Guest Presenter:

Catherine J. Morrison, JD
Assistant Professor, Business of Health
Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

Date: March 24, 2011 (Thursday)
Time: 5:15 – 7:15 PM
Location: Seminar Room 253, BRB II/III (Biomedical Research Building, 421 Curie Blvd.)

BIO: Catherine J. Morrison, JD is a negotiation and conflict management expert who helps academic health care institutions become more capable at resolving conflicts and creating effective change. For each consulting engagement she brings extensive experience as an institutional administrator herself and as an award-winning professor. She employs negotiation and conflict management frameworks that are compatible with clinical diagnostic models and bioscience research approaches and that apply across diverse cultures. Her consulting clients include Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences, New York University Langone Medical Center, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, University of Vermont College of Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Association of American Medical Colleges, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and others. She is an Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School and Associate Faculty member in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Catherine is a two-time recipient of the Best of Hopkins teaching award from the graduates of Johns Hopkins University’s Business of Medicine MBA program. She has also received the Excellence in Teaching award from the Graduate Division of Business and Management at Johns Hopkins. She has 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 has practiced law. She received her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and undergraduate degree from Oakland University. As both a participant and an observer in academic health care management and the practice of law, Catherine recognized the transformative potential of negotiation and conflict for individuals and organizations. Her consulting, teaching, and research are grounded in the belief that individuals can use negotiation and conflict as a means to define 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 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 conflict management.

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


Gender Influences in Negotiation

(*Reserved for women fellows and residents)

After completing this session, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize gender influences in communications
  • Assess a negotiation from a gender perspective
  • Apply an array of strategies and techniques to increase their skill and effectiveness when negotiating in a cross-gender context.

Guest Presenter:
Catherine J. Morrison, JD
Assistant Professor, Business of Health
Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

Date: November 8, 2010 (Monday)
Time: 5:15 – 7:15 PM
Location: 5 Maloney Conference Room, HUP (Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania – 5th floor Maloney Building )

BIO: Catherine J. Morrison, JD is a negotiation and conflict management expert who helps academic health care institutions become more capable at resolving conflicts and creating effective change. For each consulting engagement she brings extensive experience as an institutional administrator herself and as an award-winning professor. She employs negotiation and conflict management frameworks that are compatible with clinical diagnostic models and bioscience research approaches and that apply across diverse cultures. Her consulting clients include Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences, New York University Langone Medical Center, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, University of Vermont College of Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Association of American Medical Colleges, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and others. She is an Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School and Associate Faculty member in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Catherine is a two-time recipient of the Best of Hopkins teaching award from the graduates of Johns Hopkins University’s Business of Medicine MBA program. She has also received the Excellence in Teaching award from the Graduate Division of Business and Management at Johns Hopkins. She has 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 has practiced law. She received her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and undergraduate degree from Oakland University. As both a participant and an observer in academic health care management and the practice of law, Catherine recognized the transformative potential of negotiation and conflict for individuals and organizations. Her consulting, teaching, and research are grounded in the belief that individuals can use negotiation and conflict as a means to define 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 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 conflict management.

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


2009-2010

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

(*Reserved for women fellows and residents)

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.


Panel Discussion:
Funding Mechanisms & Grant Applications in Academic Medicine

(*Reserved for men and women fellows and residents)

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)


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

(*Reserved for women fellows and residents)

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


2008-2009

Thinking about Next Steps: A Panel Discussion of Career Paths after Training

(*Reserved for women fellows and residents)

This panel discussion will be an opportunity to tackle important questions about job-seeking and general career guidance for women trainees. The primary purpose of this unique session will be to address themes that are less commonly discussed such as the rewards and challenges of pursuing an academic career vs. private practice or industry, consideration of academic institutions that may differ from Penn, and work-life balance in these various environments. To this end, we have specifically identified panelists who are either current or former Penn medical faculty and who have also had diverse experiences ranging from working at other academic health centers, non-academic institutions, industry, or in other healthcare sectors. We also plan to discuss "nuts and bolts" topics such as negotiating contracts, being savvy about salaries, and options such as job-sharing and part-time work. Full Program Details [pdf document]

PANELISTS:

Jo Buyske, MD
Associate Executive Director
The American Board of Surgery
(Former Chief of Surgery, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center)

Jeane Ann Grisso, MD, MSc
Professor of Public Health, Nursing, and Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
(Former Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)

Aili Lazaar, MD
Director, Respiratory CEDD Discovery Medicine GlaxoSmithKline
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Medicine, Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Division
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Antonia Sepulveda, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Director, Surgical Pathology
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
(Former faculty appointments at Baylor College of Medicine and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine)

Date: May 13, 2009 (Wednesday)
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (Light dinner provided!)
New Location: Room 252, Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), 421 Curie Boulevard


The Tenure System at Penn:
What You Need to Know as You Plan Your Career

(*Reserved for women fellows and residents)

Janice Bellace, JD, MSc
The Wharton School
Former Deputy Provost
University of Pennsylvania

Victoria A. Mulhern
Executive Director, Office of Faculty Affairs & Professional Development
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Date: Nov. 20, 2008 (Thursday)
Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Founders 3, Plaza A (snacks provided!)

2007-2008

Come Learn About the Programs at Penn That Can Complement Your Clinical Training!*

(*Reserved for women fellows and residents)

Panel will include Penn fellows pursuing programs at Penn including:
Robert Wood Johnson program
Masters in Science in Health Policy Research
MBA program at Wharton
Masters in Translational Research
Masters in Science at the CCEB

Date: July 24, 2008 (Thursday)
Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Maloney 5 Conference Room


Special Networking Session for Women Fellows & Residents*

(*Reserved for women fellows and residents)

FOCUS has arranged this late afternoon session to accommodate the schedules of fellows and residents. We hope you'll join us for some coffee, tea and a late afternoon snack. We'd like an opportunity to hear form you about how FOCUS can help enhance the Penn Medicine worklife culture for women fellows and residents from all departments. Come meet with your peers and discuss issues surrounding being a woman in medicine.

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

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: May 7, 2008 (Wednesday)
Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 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.