Lunchtime Seminar Series


seminar

FOCUS sponsors a Lunchtime Seminar Series that covers topics related to:

  • women's health research
  • professional development for academic physicians
  • current medical issues ("hot topics" in health care)

This interactive one-hour format provides School of Medicine faculty with diverse perspectives on a variety of medical and career development topics; offers opportunities for faculty presentations to Penn colleagues from multiple departments and with various areas of academic expertise; and promotes networking within the School of Medicine, the Hospital, and across the University. The Seminar Series is popular and well-attended by men and women faculty.

Afaf and facultySessions on women's health research are presented by multidisciplinary speakers with expertise in a variety of women's health issues including, e.g., breast cancer, hormone replacement, osteoporosis, depression, obesity, lung cancer, and multiple sclerosis. The portion of the Series devoted to professional development includes such topics as time management, conflict resolution, negotiation, managing a laboratory, balancing work and family, presentation skills, financial planning, mentoring, writing for publication, and "promotion 101." Finally, a host of timely, controversial medical topics are presented in what is essentially a "Grand Rounds" for the Medical School. These sessions include such topics as concerns about the avian flu epidemic; the complexities of coping with medical malpractice; how to reduce the number of uninsured while balancing cost issues; the effects of sleep deficit; and autism spectrum disorder, to list a few.

Presenters generally include faculty from the School of Medicine as well as from other Schools across the University. Speakers may include anthropologists, bioethicists, economists, lawyers, medical historians, sociologists, psychologists, as well as physicians and researchers, all of whom offer fresh perspective to a broad range of medical and professional development topics.

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2018 - 2019 Current Seminar Series

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*Note: FOCUS is in the process of planning additional presentations for the Seminar Series so please check here for updates.


SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 (Thursday)
, 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 12th Floor, Seminar Room --SCTR 12-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Michael S. Parmacek, MD
Frank Wister Thomas Professor of Medicine
Chair, Department of Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

DOM Faculty Wellness Initiative

Dr. Parmacek will discuss the departmental SWOT analysis that led to a focus on faculty wellness. He will describe the findings of the DOM Wellness Steering Committee that includes faculty members, administrators, faculty from the Penn School of Design, leaders of the Penn Medicine Innovation Center and the Penn Medicine Academy. He will describe how equitable models of practice support were generated and departmental efforts to deconstruct our practices with the goal of returning 2 hours of time per day back to our faculty without reducing overall productivity. He will also discuss principles of human centered design which are guiding this project. Finally, he will encourage ideas and questions from the audience.

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BIO: Michael S. Parmacek, MD is the Frank Wister Thomas Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Department of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He also serves as the Founding Director of the University of Pennsylvania Cardiovascular Institute. Dr. Parmacek graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University and obtained his M.D. from Northwestern University Medical School. He performed residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan and Cardiovascular Disease fellowship training at Northwestern University. Following his clinical training, Dr. Parmacek performed a postdoctoral research fellowship in molecular cardiology at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of Michigan. He was appointed to the faculty of the University of Michigan from 1987-1992 and the University of Chicago from 1992-1998, serving as Co-Director of the Cardiology fellowship training program. In 1998, Dr. Parmacek was recruited to the University of Pennsylvania as Chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. During his tenure (1998-2014), Penn’s Cardiovascular Medicine division ascended to the top tier of national programs. In 2005, Dr. Parmacek was appointed as the Director of the newly established University of Pennsylvania Cardiovascular Institute. In 2014, Dr. Parmacek was appointed as the 25th Chair of the University of Pennsylvania Department of Medicine; the nation’s first Department of Medicine. Dr. Parmacek is internationally recognized for his pioneering research studies in cardiovascular cell and molecular biology. Over the course of his career, he has made multiple seminal discoveries which have impacted directly on understanding the molecular and genetic basis of congenital heart disease, aortic disease and atherosclerosis. He has published over ninety manuscripts in high-impact journals including Science, Cell and the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Parmacek was chosen as an Established Investigator by the American Heart Association and he was elected Fellow of the AHA, American College of Cardiology and American College of Physicians. He also served as President of the Association of Professors of Cardiology. Dr. Parmacek has been elected to the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the American Association of Physicians. In 2009, Dr. Parmacek was appointed by the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services to the Advisory Council of the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute of the NIH.



OCTOBER 25, 2018 (Thursday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 12th Floor, Seminar Room - SCTR 12-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Douglas Wiebe, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology
Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Bernadette D’Alonzo, MPH
Research Coordinator at the Penn Injury Science Center (PISC)
Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Impact of the experimental kickoff run on concussion in Ivy League football

The kickoff return in football has been associated with a substantial number of concussions. In 2015 in the Ivy League, kickoffs accounted for only 6% of all plays but 21% of concussions. In response, Ivy League football coaches recommended a rule change that moved the kickoff line from the 35- to the 40-yard line and the touchback line from the 25- to the 20-yard line. The intention was to have more kickoffs land in the end zone thereby reducing the likelihood the receiving player will decide to advance the ball. However, moving the touchback line to the 20-yard line could cause receivers to try to advance the ball, thus possibly increasing the number of balls in play. We investigated whether the experimental rule change was associated with a change in concussion rates during kickoffs in Ivy League football (published this month in JAMA)..

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Douglas Wiebe leads studies of how places, policies and the locations where people spend time have implications for injury risks and health. He is Director of the Penn Injury Science Center, one of 10 injury research centers funded by the CDC, and is director of a program funded by the Fogarty International Center at the NIH to build capacity for injury and trauma epidemiology in Botswana. His research on a range of injury epidemiology topics has been funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the National Institute of Justice, and by an Independent Scientist Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Wiebe’s research includes focus on the management and prevention of concussion. He developed the “ReCoUPS” protocol, described in JAMA Pediatrics, which is being used to monitor pediatric and adult concussion patients in real time after sustaining a concussion to monitor daily symptoms, physician activity, and connectivity. Doing so is enabling investigations into whether physical rest and cognitive rest following concussion are helpful or harmful. This protocol also provides a way to give physicians daily reports on their patients, enabling treatment modifications to be made without requiring a follow-up visit in person. Dr. Wiebe also directs the Ivy League – Big Ten Epidemiology of Concussion. Seventeen universities participate in this multi-institution study, and deploy a surveillance system to monitor concussion in student athletes in 33 different sports. The study provides valuable opportunities to explore and assess the causes and consequences of concussions in sport, and findings are used to inform their management and opportunities for prevention. Dr. Wiebe teaches courses on epidemiologic methods and on the study of geography and health. He has received teaching awards including the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Basic Science Teaching. In 2017, Dr. Wiebe received the Distinguished Faculty Award from the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics. He was awarded the 2017 Kenneth Rothman Prize for his recent study of daily activities and assault risks published in Epidemiology.

Bernadette D'Alonzo is a research coordinator at the Penn Injury Science Center (PISC) and the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics at Penn. She completed her MPH at Penn in 2017 and worked for several years in the Center for Public Health Initiatives. She currently manages multiple federally funded studies centered around injury, geography, and health and she coordinates research activities for the multi-site Ivy League – Big Ten Epidemiology of Concussion Study.



NOVEMBER 27, 2018 (Tuesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 8th Floor, Seminar Room - SCTR 08-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Diane Jorkasky, MD, FACP
Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, Head of Development
Complexa Therapeutics

From the Bedside to the Boardroom: My Intellectual Wanderlust

I have always wanted to be a doctor, caring for patients, teaching and with an interest in clinical research, at a time when it was not fashionable. A career in academic medicine was initially the right fit, but unexpected opportunities presented to me in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry allowed for an expanded vision of my career with exciting intellectual and leadership possibilities. My focus is to discuss the pathway I took and provide a window into the many possibilities of careers that combine a foundation in academic medicine with other careers, why I took the risks I did, and why I have thrived with my decision. My goal is to share the lessons I have learned from this journey of Intellectual Wanderlust.

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BIO: Diane Jorkasky, MD, serves as the Chief Medical Officer of Complexa Therapeutics. She brings over 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry across all phases of clinical research and development for a broad range of therapeutic areas. Prior to joining Complexa, Diane served as Head of Development and Chief Medical Officer at both Endo Pharmaceuticals and Aileron Therapeutics, Inc. She held Vice President level positions at Pfizer and SmithKline Beecham where she directed clinical translational development of early phase drugs. She was Chief of the Renal Division at Presbyterian Medical Center (Philadelphia, PA). Diane currently serves on the Board of Directors for OSE Immunotherapeutics (Paris, France), the Scientific Advisory Board of Sigilon (Cambridge, MA) and Alzheon (Framingham, MA) and the Strategic Advisory Board of BioMotiv. Previously, Diane was on the Board of Directors of Tengion Inc. and Q Therapeutics. She is also a member of the faculty at the University of California at San Francisco and Uniformed Service of Health Sciences Medical Schools. She serves on the executive committee of the American Course on Drug Development and Regulatory Science. Diane has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and teaches internationally on drug development. She received her MD from the University of Pennsylvania, where she also completed her nephrology fellowship. In 2016, she was awarded the Elizabeth Kirk Rose Woman in Medicine Award by the University of Pennsylvania. She holds board certifications in clinical pharmacology, nephrology and internal medicine. Diane obtained her BA in Chemistry from the College of Wooster, where she was honored with the Distinguished Graduate award in 2013.



DECEMBER 11, 2018 (Tuesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 9th Floor, Seminar Room - SCTR 09-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Matthew Press, MD, MSc

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
Associate Medical Director, Primary Care Service Line
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Health Care Payment Reform: Stories from the Frontlines

Through a set of stories from his experience on both the delivery system and payer sides of health care, Dr. Press will examine new payment programs—such as ACOs, bundled payments, and medical homes—and their impact on health care in America.

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BIO: Matthew Press, MD, MSc is the Associate Medical Director of the Penn Medicine Primary Care Service Line. In this role, he helps lead practice transformation and population health management across a network of 80 primary care practices in the University of Pennsylvania Health System. He is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at Penn, where he practices general internal medicine and is engaged in research in the areas of population health and payment reform. Prior to his current position, Dr. Press was a member of the senior leadership team at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation at CMS, where he helped develop and implement several new payment and care delivery models including ACOs, bundled payments, integrated mental health, and medical homes, as well as the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network, a national public-private partnership dedicated to health care payment reform. His work has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and Health Affairs and has been covered by the New York Times and the Associated Press. He received his MD from Brown University and completed his residency and the RWJF Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Pennsylvania.



JANUARY 28, 2019 (Monday)
, 12:00 - 1:00 PM, NOTE NEW LOCATION: Smilow Rubenstein Auditorium, 1st floor, Smilow Center for Translational Research Bldg., 3400 Civic Center Blvd.

J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD
Executive Vice President, University of Pennsylvania for the Health System
Dean of the Perelman School of Medicine

Women at Penn Medicine

Dean Jameson will discuss the history and current status of women faculty and trainees at Penn Medicine, as well as initiatives to foster career advancement and a culture of inclusion.

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BIO: J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD became Executive Vice President of the University of Pennsylvania for the Health System and Dean of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine on July 1, 2011. Together, the two entities make up Penn Medicine, exceeding a $6.5 billion enterprise dedicated to excellence in the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and patient care. Founded in 1765 as the Colonies’ first medical school, the Perelman School of Medicine is now home to over 2,000 full-time faculty members and more than 3,500 students, trainees, residents, and fellows. The School receives nearly $750 million in sponsored program research. The University of Pennsylvania Health System includes multiple nationally ranked hospitals, a clinical network that includes primary care, a faculty practice plan, home care, hospice, nursing homes, and three multispecialty satellite facilities. Before coming to Penn Medicine, Dr. Jameson was Dean of the Feinberg School of Medicine and Vice President of Medical Affairs at Northwestern University, positions he held since 2007. He joined Northwestern University Medical School in 1993 as chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Molecular Medicine, a position he held for seven years. In 2000, he was named Irving S. Cutter Professor of Medicine and chair of the Department of Medicine. Dr. Jameson received his medical degree with honors and a doctoral degree in biochemistry from the University of North Carolina in 1981. He completed clinical training in internal medicine and endocrinology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Before leaving for Northwestern University, he rose through the ranks at Harvard Medical School to become an associate professor of medicine and chief of the Thyroid Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. A prolific physician-scientist and writer, Dr. Jameson has been a pioneer in molecular medicine in the field of endocrinology. His research has focused on the genetic basis of hormonal disorders and he is the author of more than 350 scientific articles and chapters. His work has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals, including The New England Journal of Medicine, Nature Genetics, Science, and the Journal of Clinical Investigation. He is an editor of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, the most widely used medical text worldwide, and co-editor of Jameson and DeGroot’s Endocrinology, now in its 7th edition. Among his many professional distinctions and honors, Dr. Jameson was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the oldest learned societies in academia, and the National Academy of Medicine, established to recognize professional achievement in the health sciences. He has been elected to the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians, and as a Master of the American College of Physicians. He has served as president of the Endocrine Society and the Association of American Physicians. He has served as a member of the medical advisory board of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and as a Director of the American Board of Internal Medicine. He currently serves on the Board of the Association of Academic Health Centers and is the incoming Chair of the Council of Deans at the Association of American Medical Colleges. Dr. Jameson has received many distinguished awards, including the Van Meter Award from the American Thyroid Association and the Sheen Award from the American College of Surgeons. The Endocrine Society has honored him twice: with the Ernst Oppenheimer Award, presented to a young investigator in recognition of meritorious accomplishments in basic or clinical endocrinology, and the Fred Conrad Koch Award, considered the highest honor bestowed by the Society in recognition of exceptional contributions to the field. From the American College of Physicians, Dr. Jameson received the Award for Outstanding Science and John Phillips Award for outstanding work in clinical medicine. As a visiting lecturer, he has been invited to present at leading institutions around the world.



FEBRUARY 12, 2019 (Tuesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 12th Floor, Seminar Room - SCTR 12-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

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

Mira Mamtani MD MSEd

Associate Residency Program Director
Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD
Director of Professional Development, FOCUS
Adjunct Professor, Medicine and Epidemiology
Associate Director, University of Pennsylvania National Clinician Scholars Program
Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Affirming Personal Priorities in the Midst of a Professional Career

An interactive session for women faculty focused on identifying barriers to meeting personal goals and developing specific strategies for affirming/attaining these goals

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Hillary R. Bogner MD MSCE is an Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and a Senior Scholar in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. She is Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and Director of Research Programs for FOCUS on the Health & Leadership of Women. She is a family physician and her discussions with patients about depression and depression treatment have had a direct impact on the development of her research. She is dedicated to studying depression in primary care patients with chronic medical conditions, in order to improve the outcomes for depression in the context of chronic medical conditions. Her goal is to help primary care clinicians manage depression treatment which is often complicated by multiple comorbid conditions, polypharmacy, and psychosocial and financial concerns. She is also dedicated to eliminating disparities in health services related to disability. Her research has focused on improving our understanding of health care disparities as experienced by adults with disabilities and how differences in the quality of care received might be impacting their wellbeing.

Mira Mamtani MD MSEd is an Assistant Professor and an Associate Residency Program Director in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Mamtani received a BS in Psychology at Stony Brook University where she studied the role of bias in decision-making, a MD at Stony Brook Medical School, and a Masters in Medical Education at the Penn Graduate School of Education acquiring advanced training in adult learning theory and qualitative research methodology. During emergency medicine residency training Dr. Mamtani received formal training in quality improvement and has since participated in several inter-departmental quality improvement processes resulting in decreased variation in patient care and funds for the department. Since 2013, Dr. Mamtani has served the role of Associate Residency Program Director for the Department of Emergency Medicine and since 2017 has served as a member of the hospital wide ACGME Patient Safety Collaborative as well as the Center for Health Equity and Advancement. Her educational and research mission is to optimize the clinical learning environment: specifically examining the role of bias in learner’s capacity to learn, ability to perform, and impact on patient care. She currently serves as the PI on a grant-funded multi-site study exploring gender inequities in feedback to trainees and a co-investigator on a PCORI grant exploring racial disparities in wait times for ED patients. Dr. Mamtani lives in center city, is married to a physician at Penn, and has two wonderful young children.

Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD is an Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Tuton serves as Executive Director of Bridging the Gaps, a program linking the training of health professionals to the provision of health-related services for vulnerable populations. The program is jointly administered by eight academic health centers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and one in New Jersey who partner each year with over 100 community organizations serving vulnerable populations. Dr. Tuton is also Director of Professional Development for FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women, a program promoting advocacy, education and research in women’s health and the advancement of women in academic medicine. In this capacity, she has developed professional skill building curricula, as well as curricula designed to offer women (and men) faculty and trainees opportunities to identify and work towards the fulfillment of personal and professional goals. Due to her role in FOCUS, she was a co-investigator on the unique RO1 funded NIH-TAC (Transforming Academic Culture) study. Dr. Tuton has also served as an Associate Director of the Perelman School of Medicine's Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program and at its conclusion became an Associate Director for the National Clinician Scholars Program. In this capacity, she co-directs a career development curriculum. Due to her experience in professional and career development, Dr. Tuton co-directs other related initiatives focused on faculty and trainees at the Perelman School of Medicine, as well as on STEMM faculty across the University.


FEBRUARY 25, 2019 (Monday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 9th Floor, Seminar Room - SCTR 09-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Mitesh S. Patel, MD, MBA, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Health Care Management, The Wharton School

Nudge Units to Improve the Delivery of Health Care

Key information and important choices are constantly being presented in health care. Yet often the frames or default options used are selected without attention to strategic goals. Creating a nudge unit in a health care system can lead to consistently better decisions. This talk will review lessons learned from the Penn Medicine Nudge Unit, the world's first behavioral design team embedded within the operations of a health system.

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BIO: Mitesh S. Patel, MD, MBA, MS is Director of the Penn Medicine Nudge Unit, the world’s first behavioral design team embedded within a health system. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Health Care Management at the Perelman School of Medicine and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Patel is on faculty at the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation and the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, and is a Staff Physician at the Crescenz VA Medical Center in Philadelphia. His research focuses on combining insights from behavioral economics with scalable technology platforms to improve health and health care. He has led more than 20 clinical trials in partnership with health systems, insurers, employers, and community organizations that tested ways to design nudges, incentives, and gamification to change clinician and patient behavior. This work includes digital health interventions using wearable devices and smartphones, and health system interventions using the electronic health record. Dr. Patel is Co-Director of the Wharton MBA Course on E-Health and the Perelman School of Medicine Course on Health Care Systems. He has received a Career Development Award from the Department of Veterans Affairs and a Clinical Scientist Development Award from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Dr. Patel’s work has been published in leading medical journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, and Health Affairs. His work has been featured in numerous media outlets including the New York Times, NBC Today Show, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Forbes, Bloomberg, Time, NPR and CNN.



MARCH 4, 2019 (Monday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 9th Floor, Seminar Room - SCTR 09-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Marylyn D. Ritchie, PhD
Faculty Pending, Department of Genetics
Director, Center for Translational Bioinformatics, Institute for Biomedical Informatics (IBI)
Associate Director for Bioinformatics, Institute for Biomedical Informatics (IBI)
Associate Director, Center for Precision Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Using Electronic Health Records and Genomics

Genome science has advanced at a tremendous pace during recent years with dramatic innovations in molecular data generation technology, data collection, and a paradigm shift from single lab science to large, collaborative network/consortia science. Still, the techniques to analyze these data to extract maximal information have not kept pace. Comprehensive collections of phenotypic data can be used in more integrated ways to better subset or stratify patients based on the totality of his or her health information. We have been exploring machine learning technologies for evaluating both the phenomic and genomic landscape to improve our understanding of complex traits. These techniques show great promise for the future of precision medicine.

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BIO: Marylyn D. Ritchie, PhD is a faculty member in Genetics, Director of the Center for Translational Bioinformatics, Associate Director for Bioinformatics in the Institute for Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Ritchie is a statistical and computational geneticist with a focus on understanding genetic architecture of complex human disease. She has expertise in developing novel bioinformatics tools for complex analysis of big data in genetics, genomics, and clinical databases, in particular in the area of Pharmacogenomics. Dr. Ritchie has extensive experience in all aspects of genetic epidemiology and translational bioinformatics as it relates to human genomics. She also has extensive expertise in dealing with big data and complex analysis including GWAS, next-generation sequencing, data integration of meta-dimensional omics data, leading large collaborative efforts, using electronic health records and genomics data for research, Phenome-wide Association Studies (PheWAS), and development of data visualization approaches.


MARCH 5, 2019 (Tuesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 9th Floor, Seminar Room - SCTR 09-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)
(*Reserved for women only, please)

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

Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD

Director of Professional Development, FOCUS
Adjunct Professor, Medicine and Epidemiology
Associate Director, University of Pennsylvania National Clinician Scholars Program
Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Addressing Confidence: Taming the Imposter Complex

This session will provide an opportunity to examine and address your “imposter voice” so that you can maximize your ability to network and move forward in your career with a sense of authenticity and confidence.

*The FOCUS WIM SERIES
A mini-series reserved for women in academic medicine to address personal and professional challenges and opportunities.

BIOS:

Hillary R. Bogner MD MSCE is an Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and a Senior Scholar in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. She is Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and Director of Research Programs for FOCUS on the Health & Leadership of Women. She is a family physician and her discussions with patients about depression and depression treatment have had a direct impact on the development of her research. She is dedicated to studying depression in primary care patients with chronic medical conditions, in order to improve the outcomes for depression in the context of chronic medical conditions. Her goal is to help primary care clinicians manage depression treatment which is often complicated by multiple comorbid conditions, polypharmacy, and psychosocial and financial concerns. She is also dedicated to eliminating disparities in health services related to disability. Her research has focused on improving our understanding of health care disparities as experienced by adults with disabilities and how differences in the quality of care received might be impacting their wellbeing.

Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD is an Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Tuton serves as Executive Director of Bridging the Gaps, a program linking the training of health professionals to the provision of health-related services for vulnerable populations. The program is jointly administered by eight academic health centers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and one in New Jersey who partner each year with over 100 community organizations serving vulnerable populations. Dr. Tuton is also Director of Professional Development for FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women, a program promoting advocacy, education and research in women’s health and the advancement of women in academic medicine. In this capacity, she has developed professional skill building curricula, as well as curricula designed to offer women (and men) faculty and trainees opportunities to identify and work towards the fulfillment of personal and professional goals. Due to her role in FOCUS, she was a co-investigator on the unique RO1 funded NIH-TAC (Transforming Academic Culture) study. Dr. Tuton has also served as an Associate Director of the Perelman School of Medicine's Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program and at its conclusion became an Associate Director for the National Clinician Scholars Program. In this capacity, she co-directs a career development curriculum. Due to her experience in professional and career development, Dr. Tuton co-directs other related initiatives focused on faculty and trainees at the Perelman School of Medicine, as well as on STEMM faculty across the University.



APRIL 5, 2019
(Friday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 9th Floor, Seminar Room - SCTR 09-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Eugenia C. South, MD, MS
Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
and Presbyterian Medical Center

Green is Great: The Role of Urban Nature in Achieving Health Equity

Spending time in, and living near, nature has been associated with a host of health benefits including physical (lower heart rate and blood pressure, mental (improved feelings of stress and depression), and social (heightened sense of connection with others). People living in low resources urban communities, who suffer disproportionately from chronic diseases, tend to have limited access to clean, well maintained, and safe green space. So why hasn’t the biomedical community embraced nature as a vital aspect of promoting health equity? In this talk, Dr. South will lay out the evidence, including from her own research, for the connections between green space and health and make the case for why we should all be thinking more about nature.

Learning objectives:

1) Understand nature as a health equity issue

2) Learn about urban green space interventions

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BIO: Eugenia C. South, MD MS is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. South’s research focuses on how neighborhood context impacts health and safety in urban environments. She is interested in understanding the ways in which the physical attributes of where people live, work, and play influence chronic stress, cardiovascular and mental health, and violent crime. She has done a series of studies around vacant lot greening and health and safety outcomes, partnering with the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society to perform the first prospective experimental analysis of a community greening intervention. Her current work includes studying an abandoned house remediation strategy on chronic stress outcomes, evaluating a city of Philadelphia housing repair program on health and crime, and developing strategies to increase time spent outside in green space in low resource communities. Dr. South's work has been featured in national media outlets including NPR, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Washington Post, as well as multiple international media outlets. Dr. South is a board certified Emergency Physician, practicing at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Presbyterian Medical Center.


APRIL 30, 2019 (Tuesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 11th Floor, Seminar Room - SCTR 11-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)
NOTE: Registration limited to 10 people for optimizing interaction and peer feedback

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

Alexis Ogdie-Beatty, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Perelman School of Medicine
Director, Penn Psoriatic Arthritis Clinic, University of Pennsylvania
Senior Scholar, Penn Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Stephen E. Kimmel, MD, MSCE
Professor, Departments of Medicine and Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Informatics
Director, Division of Clinical Epidemiology and the Clinical Epidemiology Unit
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Center for Therapeutic Effectiveness Research
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Developing your Science Pitch Speech (up to 3 minutes) and Your Science Elevator Pitch (30- 45 seconds)

There is tremendous value in having a well-prepared science pitch. An effective pitch requires forethought and preparation. We all certainly know the importance of our own work, but verbally conveying this to those outside of our field is challenging.

This session will help participants develop a personalized explanations of their science using the following format:

  • Participants will have 3 minutes to present their work with the understanding that is a mixed audience who may not understand the intricacies of the science but ultimately could impact the participant’s ability to take the science to the next level.
  • Although participants will come to the session with a script of the pitch, they will present the pitch with no notes to peers and the faculty panel.
  • Following each pitch, participants will receive feedback from peers as well as from the faculty panel.
  • Participants will then do a true 45 second elevator speech and obtain feedback.

Homework: Each participant will be expected to come to the session having prepared a written “Science Elevator Pitch.”

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Hillary R. Bogner MD MSCE is an Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and a Senior Scholar in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. She is Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and Director of Research Programs for FOCUS on the Health & Leadership of Women. She is a family physician and her discussions with patients about depression and depression treatment have had a direct impact on the development of her research. She is dedicated to studying depression in primary care patients with chronic medical conditions, in order to improve the outcomes for depression in the context of chronic medical conditions. Her goal is to help primary care clinicians manage depression treatment which is often complicated by multiple comorbid conditions, polypharmacy, and psychosocial and financial concerns. She is also dedicated to eliminating disparities in health services related to disability. Her research has focused on improving our understanding of health care disparities as experienced by adults with disabilities and how differences in the quality of care received might be impacting their wellbeing.

Alexis Ogdie-Beatty, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research program is focused psoriatic arthritis (PsA), an inflammatory arthritis with potentially devastating outcomes that affects around 30% of patients with psoriasis. The mission of her research program is to improve outcomes in PsA through patient-centered center research aiming to develop improved methods of early identification, outcome measures and personalized medicine strategies. She is an expert in the care of patients with PsA and founder and Director of the Penn Psoriatic Arthritis and Spondyloarthritis Program. She completed a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology in order to integrate pharmacoepidemiology and observational methodology into studies of PsA. Her areas of expertise include epidemiology and pharmacoepidemiology in inflammatory arthritis, biostatistical methods for observational studies (e.g., complex time to event modeling, prediction modeling), outcome measures (e.g., qualitative and quantitative/psychometric assessment), and more general qualitative methods. Additionally, she is an expert in the use of large databases such as The Health Improvement Network to study disease outcomes in inflammatory arthritis.

Stephen Kimmel, MD, MSCE is the founding Director of CTER. He received his A.B. from Princeton University, his M.D. from New York University School of Medicine, and a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is a Professor of Medicine in the Cardiovascular Division, a Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, and Director, Division of Clinical Epidemiology and the Clinical Epidemiology Unit (CEU), Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB) and of the Epidemiology Division of the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology. Dr. Kimmel's research focuses on interventions to improve medical treatments, including adherence and pharmacogenetic interventions.



MAY 6, 2019
(Monday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 12th Floor, Seminar Room - SCTR 12-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Rinad Beidas, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Director, Implementation Research, Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research, Perelman School of Medicine
Director, Implementation Science Working Group, University of Pennsylvania

Why should you care about implementation science? Applying principles of implementation science to your work across the continuum of research to practice

Implementation science, or the study of methods to improve the adoption, implementation, and sustainment of evidence-based practices, is relevant from bench to bedside. This presentation will review the basic principles of implementation science, including definitions, methods, design, and outcomes. I will also delineate how the principles of implementation science can be applied to treatment development, outcome research, and routine practices. I will conclude with a discussion on how implementation science can inform practical implementation efforts which endeavor to implement evidence-based practice in the service of improving patient, clinic, and system outcomes. The presentation will include information on resources both internal and external to Penn to engage in implementation science related work.

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BIO: Dr. Beidas’s research group has two primary foci: (1) improving behavioral health and the quality of behavioral health services for traditionally underserved patients; and (2) advancing the study of methods to promote the systematic uptake of research findings and other evidence-based practices into routine practice to improve the quality and effectiveness of health services (i.e., implementation science). Dr. Beidas is an established expert in implementation science; a recent social network analysis conducted by Norton and colleagues identified her as among the top 10 implementation science experts nationally. Dr. Beidas has published approximately 100 articles and is the co-editor of the only book published on EBPs in youth, Dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices in child and adolescent mental health. Dr. Beidas’s work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health continuously since 2012. Dr. Beidas is deeply committed to partnering with community stakeholders to understand the best way to implement evidence-based practices and improve behavioral health and health services across a variety of settings including community mental health, pediatric primary care, and schools. Further, Dr. Beidas and her group are invested in building capacity in implementation science and growing the next generation of implementation science investigators.Dr. Beidas holds a bachelor of arts in psychology from Colgate University and a doctorate of philosophy in psychology from Temple University. She is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Pennsylvania. Dr. Beidas is a senior fellow in the Leonard Davis Institute and directs the Leonard Davis Institute’s Implementation Science Working Group. She is also an alumnus fellow of the NIH funded Training Institute in Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH), Implementation Research Institute (IRI), and the Child Intervention and Prevention Services (CHIPS) Fellowship. She is the recipient of a number of awards, including the ABCT President’s New Researcher Award in 2015; the American Psychological Foundation Diane J. Willis Early Career Award; and the Perelman School of Medicine Marjorie Bowman New Investigator Research Award in 2017.


MAY 30, 2019 (Thursday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 11th Floor, Seminar Room -- SCTR 11-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

C. William Hanson, III, MD
Professor of Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Surgery and Internal Medicine
Chief Medical Information Officer and Vice President of the University of Pennsylvania Health System
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Title: to be announced

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BIO: C. William Hanson, III, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Surgery and Internal Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, is an internist, anesthesiologist and intensivist. He is currently the Chief Medical Information Officer and Vice President of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Dr. Hanson has extensive experience in medical informatics and was Visiting Professor in the Princeton University Department of Computer Science between 2002 and 2005. Dr. Hanson’s anesthetic specialty is cardiac anesthesia (cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, lung and heart transplantation). His research using “electronic nose” technology to detect diseases such as pneumonia and sinusitis by breath analysis has been featured in Scientific American. He recently published The Edge of Medicine: The Technology That Will Change Our Lives, a non-fiction book profiling innovations in biotechnology that are changing the delivery of medical care and the ways in which they’re altering the human experience. Also in a recently published, Smart Medicine: How the Changing Role of Doctors Will Revolutionize Health Care, Dr. Hanson reveals the revolutionary changes that will soon be sweeping through the medical community. Dr. Hanson’s research has been featured in national and international publications, including Popular Science, U.S. News and World Report, and has been a guest on NPR’s Fresh Air as well as television documentaries on the Discovery Channel.


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