Medical Scientist Training Program

AWSM Events

2017-2018  |  2016-2017  |  2015-2016  |  2014-2015  |  2013-2014  |  2012-2013  |  2011-2012  |  2010-2011  |  2009-2010

2017 - 2018dr. nabel with women students

  • Panel Discussion with upperclass(wo)men about writing an F30/F31 application (we will try to give some general advice and point out useful resources), October 4
  • Fall Potluck, September 29, 7pm, 2332 Carpenter Street Apt.1C (Iulia Tapescu's home)
  • Planning meeting, September 11, 1 pm, BRB 801

2016 - 2017

  • Thursday, 06/01/17 at 12-1:30pm in BRB 253. Emma Lewis, IGG, PI: Mike Silverman & Sushila Toulmin, IGG, PI: Scott Hensley
  • Thursday, 05/25/17 at 12-1:30pm in BRB 253. Vanessa Dang, IGG, PI: Jorge Henao-Meija & Ruth Choa, IGG, PI: Taku Kambayashi
  • Thursday, 05/18/17 at 12-1pm in BRB 253. Linda Zhou, GCB, PI: Jennifer Cremins
  • Informal discussion with alum Dr. Catherine Wu, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard in Hem-Onc, Member of the Broad Institute and Founder/Scientific Advisory Board Member of Neon Therapeutics , May 11, 2:30pm, 253 BRB
  • Happy Hour with applicants at Penn Preview, April 20, 6:30pm, 515 JMEC
  • Penn Med, Penn Law & Wharton Women's Happy Hour: Mix and mingle with the women of Penn's other graduate schools, March 29, 5pm, Mad Mex
  • Anne Marie Slaughter on feminism in the age of Trump, March 17, 3 pm, Bodek Lounge in Houston Hall
  • Melissa Gilliam on challenging dominant narratives, March 15, 1 pm, JMEC Law Auditorium
  • Fall Potluck, November 3, 7pm
  • Dinner with Dr. Dianna Milewicz, September 27, 7pm, White Dog Cafe
  • Planning meeting, September 19, 4 pm, JMEC 516 E

2015 - 2016

  • PhD preliminary exam practice talks, May 13, 12 pm, 253 BRB
  • PhD preliminary exam practice talks, May 6, 12 pm, 253 BRB
  • AWSM monthly brown bag lunch, May 5, 12-1pm, 516 JMEC
  • Discussion of “The Confidence Gap”, The Atlantic, 12-1:30 pm, 301 BRB
  • Happy Hour with applicants at Penn Preview, April 7, 6:30pm, 516 JMEC
  • AWSM outreach at Central High School, April 6
  • AWSM monthly brown bag lunch, April 6, 12-1pm, 516 JMEC
  • MSTP monthly event panel discussion co-sponsored by AWSM, Making a Successful Transition from Trainee to Junior Faculty, March 16, 5pm, Austrian Aud, CRB
  • AWSM monthly brown bag lunch, March 14, 12-1pm, 514 JMEC
  • AWSM outreach at Carver High School of Engineering and Science, March 14
  • AWSM monthly brown bag lunch, February 5, 12-1pm, 516 JMEC
  • “Talking Transitions” lunch, Dec 15, 12-1 pm, 514 JMEC
  • Discussion of JAMA article on gender differences in start-up packages, led by Alice Chen-Plotkin, MD & Josh Plotkin, PhD, along with Aimee Payne, MD, PhD, Nov 30, 3:00-5:00, 501 JMEC
  • Fall planning meeting, October 20, 5pm, 503 JMEC
  • Welcome potluck, September 18, 6:30pm

2014 - 2015

  • Informal discussion with alum Dr. Diane Krause, MD, PhD, Professor of Laboratory Medicine, Pathology and Cell Biology at Yale, May 19, 4:30pm, JMEC 505
  • PhD preliminary exam practice talks, May 15, 12pm, 501 BRB
  • PhD preliminary exam practice talks, May 8, 12pm, 1412 BRB
  • PhD preliminary exam practice talks, May 1, 12pm, 301 BRB
  • Happy Hour with applicants at Penn Preview, April 23, 6:30pm, 506E JMEC
  • AWSM Happy Hour at New Deck, February 13, 5pm
  • “Talking Transitions” lunch, Dec 10, 12-1 pm, 801 BRB
  • Fall Planning Meeting, November 17, 1pm, 801 BRB
  • Panel on MD/PhD programs for undergraduate women, November 10, 7pm, 111A Stemmler Hall
  • Lunch with Teresa Woodruff, PhD, Thomas J. Watkins Memorial Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director, Women’s Health Research Institute, Northwestern University, Oct 29, 1 pm
  • Welcome potluck, October 23, 6:30pm

2013 - 2014

  • PhD preliminary exam practice talks, May 21, 1pm, 204 Stellar Chance
  • PhD preliminary exam practice talks, May 15, 12pm, 301 BRB
  • PhD preliminary exam practice talks, May 8, 12pm, 301 BRB
  • PhD preliminary exam practice talks, April 28, 3pm, 501 BRB
  • Happy Hour with applicants at Penn Preview, April 24, 6:30pm, 252 BRB
  • Informal discussion with alum Sujata Bhatia, MD, PhD, PE, Assistant Director for Undergraduate Studies in Biomedical Engineering, Harvard University, April 15, 4:30-5:30pm, 1412 BRB (POSTPONED)
  • Informal discussion with P. Kay Lund, PhD, Sarah Graham Kenan Professor in the Department of Cell Biology & Physiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, April 9, 5 - 6:30pm, 901 BRB
  • University of Pittsburgh Women in Science and Medicine Association conference: Doctoral Directions: Innovating in Your Biomedical Career, April 4-5, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Informal discussion with alum Jeannie Lee, MD, PhD, Professor of Genetics and Pathology, Harvard Medical School, HHMI Investigator, April 2, 2:15-3:30pm (sponsored by the Penn Medicine Office of Development & Alumni Relations)
  • Chalk talk, March 4th, 12 - 1:00pm, 701 BRB
  • National Symposium for the Advancement of Women in STEM, Feb 21-22, Boston, MA
  • Informal discussion with Laurie Glimcher, MD, Dean of Weill Cornell Medical School, January 14, 10 - 11:00am, M162, JMB
  • "Talking Transitions" lunch, December 17, 12-1:30pm, 253 BRB
  • Fall Planning Meeting, October 14, 1pm
  • Welcome potluck, October 2, 6 pm

2012 - 2013

  • PhD preliminary exam practice talks, May 13, 3:30pm, 1101 BRB
  • PhD preliminary exam practice talks, April 29, 10am, Johnson Pavilion 150-154
  • Happy Hour with applicants at Penn Preview, April 25, 6:30pm, 252 BRB
  • Informal discussion with Susan Smyth, MD, PhD, MD-PhD Director and Chief of Cardiology, University of Kentucky, April 2, 11 - 11:30am, 1101 BRB
  • Informal discussion with Mignon Loh, MD, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at UCSF, February 5, 2:30 - 3:30pm, 1001 BRB
  • WMPSA Happy Hour at Distrito, January 14, 5pm
  • Dinner and discussion with AWSM: Triumphs and Pitfalls for Women Physician-scientists, December 6, 6 - 7pm, 251 BRB
  • Chalk talks, November 19, 12 - 1:30pm
  • Potluck and screening of documentary Miss Representation, October 13, 7pm
  • Welcome potluck, September 15, 7pm
  • Fall Planning Meeting, September 7, 1pm
  • WMPSA Happy Hour at New Deck, August 28, 5pm

2011 - 2012

  • Informal discussion with Susan Dymecki, MD, PhD, Professor of Genetics at Harvard, March 5, 5:15pm, 1101 BRB
  • WMPSA Happy Hour at Distrito, Tuesday, January 24, 5:30 - 7pm
  • WMPSA Women physician scientist panel event: "Triumphs and Pitfalls", Tuesday, January 10, 5:30 - 6:30pm, Student Lounge - 213 Stemmler Hall
  • PGWISE Discussion Event and Lunch: Is Science Gendered? December 14, 12-1:30pm, Penn Women's Center at 3643 Locust Walk
  • PGWISE bookclub: "A PhD is Not Enough: A Guide to Survival in Science.", December 8, 6pm in 315 Levine and December 14, 5:30pm in 315 Levine
  • WMPSA Happy Hour at Tinto, December 6, 5pm-7pm
  • Penn Forum for Women Faculty Event: "Removing the Gender Hurdles that Hinder the Pace and Success of Women in Higher Education," led by Geraldine Richmond, November 17, 3:30pm
  • Fall Planning Meeting, September 21, 4pm
  • Penn Graduate Women in Science & Engineering (PGWISE) BBQ, August 17, 5-7pm
  • WMPSA welcomes the first year MSTP women: happy hour at the Penn Museum summer nights music series, August 10, 6 - 8pm

2010 - 2011

  • WMPSA dim sum social at Joy Tsin Lau, June 12, 11am
  • Penn Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (PGWISE) bookclub. “Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office: 101 Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers.” May 9, 5:30pm (Levine 512) and May 10, 6pm (Levine 307)
  • Happy Hour with applicants at Penn Preview - April 28
  • Seminar and interactive workshop by Valerie Young, Ed.D. -“How to Feel As Bright and Capable As Everyone Seems to Think You Are: What Every Woman and Man Needs to Know About Competence, the Impostor Syndrome, and the Art of Winging It.” April 12, 4- 6:15 pm (Chemistry Building, Room 102)
  • Penn Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (PGWISE) Alumnae-Student Luncheon, March 26, 12-2pm, Hall of Flags, Houston Hall.
  • Informal discussion with Lucy Godley, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at University of Chicago, March 14, 11-11:45am, BRB 1201
  • Steering Committee Meeting, February 23, 1-2pm, BRB 1412
  • Happy Hour at City Tap House, February 16, 5pm-7pm
  • Informal Q&A discussion with a panel of women physician-scientist faculty. "What NOT to do setbacks for women physician-scientists"January 11, 5-6pm, Medical Student Lounge.
  • Penn Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (PGWISE) bookclub “The Madame Curie Complex: The Hidden History of Women in Science.”January 10 and 18, 5pm.
  • Happy Hour at Biba, December 13, 5:30pm-7:30pm
  • Happy Hour at Landmark Americana, October 12, 5pm-7pm
  • Happy Hour at World Café Live, September 1, 5pm-7pm
  • Committee mtg to plan for the upcoming year will be scheduled for later this month.

2009-2010woman student receiving an award

  • Women's MD-PhD Student Social - August 24, 5pm-7pm – Happy Hour at World Café Live
  • Informal discussion with Dr. Betsy Nabel, Director of the NHLBI, regarding issues facing women physician scientists – September 22, 3:30-4:30 – prior to her talk for the wider community at 5:00.
  • Finding the Mentors You Need: A Perspective from Both Sides of the Table – October 21, 5:30-7:00 – sponsored by Graduate Medical Education (GME) and FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women. Special arrangements were made to include women MD-PhD students, and online registration is required.
  • Women’s MD-PhD Student Dinner on December 15th.
  • Happy Hour with applicants April 22
  • Discussion of the book Women Don't Ask June 8
  • Informal discussion with program alum Jeannie T. Lee, MD, PhD on June 21st, prior to her talk for the Cell and Developmental Bio Seminar Series.

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