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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2019 - 2020 Current Seminar Series

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


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

Benoit Dubé, MD, FRCPC
Associate Vice Provost and Chief Wellness Officer, University of Pennsylvania
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Prioritizing Wellness to Improve Patient Care and Physician Well-Being

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

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BIO: Dr. Dubé, the first Chief Wellness Officer in the Ivy League, earned his MD from the University of Montreal in 1997 and a BSc in Psychology from Concordia University in 1992. He began his career at Penn in 1997 as a Resident in Psychiatry. After completing fellowship training in Psychosomatic Medicine, he joined the ranks of faculty at the Perelman School of Medicine and subsequently served as Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry, Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion and was the inaugural Director of Wellness Initiatives at the school of medicine. He also received a Provost’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2011.

Dr. Dubé has more than two decades at Penn, as one of our community’s best experts, teachers, and mentors in advancing the importance of wellness and inclusivity. As Chief Wellness Officer, he is a core member of the University Life team, he directs wellness initiatives across the University, and oversees an integrated new division of Student Wellness Services that includes the Offices of Alcohol and Other Drug Program Initiatives, Campus Health, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Penn Violence Prevention, and the Student Health Service.



OCTOBER 7, 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.)

Anthony L. Rostain, MD, MA
Professor, Psychiatry and Pediatrics
Co-Director, Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program
Medical Director, Adult Neurodevelopmental Disorders Section
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

B. Janet Hibbs, LMFT, PhD
Family Psychologist, Author and Keynote Speaker

The Stressed Years of Their Lives: Helping Your Kid Survive and Thrive During Their College Years

Before college, much of readiness centers upon academic preparation for college admission. Important as that is, it’s only one small (and very specific) indicator of a student’s overall collegiate readiness. Even more importantly, social-emotional readiness and executive functioning have proven to be better predictors of college success. The content of this talk is drawn from our book, The Stressed Years of Their Lives: Helping Your Kid Survive and Thrive During Their College Years, and will focus on helping parents consider ways to prepare their students for this important life transition.

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BIOS:

Anthony L. Rostain is Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA. His clinical focus is “lifespan neurodevelopmental psychiatry,” which includes patients of all ages with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Tourette Syndrome, Learning Disabilities (verbal and nonverbal) and related social learning disorders. He treats patients at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and at Penn Medicine/Behavioral Health. His research interests focus on improving clinical outcomes for patients across the lifespan with neurodevelopmental disorders, and on creating effective service systems for these patients and their families. From 2014-16, Dr. Rostain was Co-Chair of the University of Pennsylvania Task Force on Student Psychological Health and Welfare. He has co-authored two books on adult ADHD, entitled The Adult ADHD Tool Kit: Using CBT to Facilitate Coping Inside and Out, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adult ADHD: An Integrative Psychosocial and Medical Approach (Routledge, 2015). He is also co-author with B. Janet Hibbs, PhD of The Stressed Years of Their Lives: Helping Your Kid Survive and Thrive During Their College Years (St. Martin’s Press, 2019).

B. Janet Hibbs is a recognized authority on family issues, with a focus on parent-child and partner relationships. Dr. Hibbs’ combined academic, clinical and commercial writing backgrounds blend seamlessly in engaging public and professional talks. Her presentations draw on 25 years of clinical experience treating individuals, couples, and families, coping with the many issues–including developmental transitions that parents and students face. Dually licensed as a psychologist and family therapist, Dr. Hibbs holds the highest credential in the marriage and family therapy field, as an Approved Supervisor for the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. She is author of Try to See It My Way: Being Fair in Love and Marriage, (Penguin/Avery).



OCTOBER
17, 2019 (Thursday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Cheston Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Pennsylvania Hospital, 800 Spruce St.

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

Katherine Jenq, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Director of Emergency Bedside Ultrasound, Department of Emergency Medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital

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

Affirming Personal Priorities in the Midst of a Professional Career

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

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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.

Katherine Jenq, MD is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the Director of Emergency Bedside Ultrasound in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital, where she is a practicing attending physician. Dr. Jenq received her MD from Brown University and completed her emergency medicine residency and ultrasound fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. When she's not taking care of patients in the emergency department or looking at ultrasounds, Dr. Jenq enjoys spending time with her husband and being a busy mother of two children.

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.



DECEMBER 10, 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.)

Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D.
Vice Provost of Global Initiatives
Levy University Professor
Co-Director, Healthcare Transformation Institute
Perelman School of Medicine and The Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania

Healthcare Transformation Institute

The Healthcare Transformation Institute at the University of Pennsylvania (HTI) is a collaboration among University faculty to solve pressing health care concerns by using behavioral economics, clinical expertise, and existing bodies of research to promote high-quality physician behaviors. Dr. Emanuel will discuss his experiences through HTI with problems, transformations in Hawaii, and maternity bundles.

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BIO: Ezekiel J. Emanuel is Vice Provost for Global Initiatives and Co-Director of the Healthcare Transformation Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. From January 2009 to January 2011, he served as special advisor for health policy to the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget. Since 1997 he was chair of the Department of Bioethics at The Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health and a breast oncologist. Dr. Emanuel received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and his Ph.D. in political philosophy from Harvard University. After completing his internship and residency in internal medicine at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital and his oncology fellowship at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, he joined the faculty at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He has since been a visiting professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, UCLA, the Brin Professor at Johns Hopkins Medical School, and the Kovitz Professor at Stanford Medical School and visiting professor at New York University Law School. Dr. Emanuel has written and edited 12 books and over 300 scientific articles. He is currently a contributor for the New York Times.



JANUARY 9, 2020 (Thursday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 12th Floor, Seminar Room --SCTR 12-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Kristy L. Weber, MD
Abramson Family Professor in Sarcoma Care Excellence
Vice Chair Faculty Affairs
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Changing the Culture in a Specialty

This discussion will focus around how attention to strategy, governance and culture/core values is able to create change in an organization. It will also focus on the unique challenges of being a woman leader in a primarily male-dominated field.

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BIO: Dr. Kristy Weber took office in 2019 as the first woman to be president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Weber is the Abramson Family Professor in Sarcoma Care Excellence in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. She is originally from St. Louis, Missouri and attended college at the U. Missouri-Columbia and medical school at Johns Hopkins. Kristy completed her orthopaedic residency training at the University of Iowa and followed that with a 2 year research/clinical fellowship in orthopaedic oncology at the Mayo Clinic. She joined the faculty at University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center where she developed a large clinical practice in orthopaedic oncology and developed a basic science research program related to cancer metastasis. Kristy was recruited to Johns Hopkins in 2003 as chief of the Division of Orthopaedic Oncology and Director of the Sarcoma Program and was promoted to Professor in 2009. She received the Kappa Delta national orthopaedic research award for this work in 2006. Kristy has served on the Boards of Directors of many national orthopaedic and cancer organizations including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American Orthopaedic Association (AOA), Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS), and the Connective Tissue Oncology Society. She spent 4 years as Chair of the AAOS Council on Research and Quality where she oversaw initiatives related to clinical practice guidelines, evidence-based medicine, appropriate use criteria, patient safety, biomedical engineering, biological implants and the development of orthopaedic clinician-scientists. She has been President of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society and the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society (RJOS), Secretary of the Orthopaedic Research Society and Critical Issues Chair on the AOA Executive Committee. She was recruited to U. Penn in 2013 to serve as Vice-Chair of Faculty Affairs in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Director of the Sarcoma Program in the Abramson Cancer Center. Kristy was selected for the Penn Academy of Master Clinicians in 2017. A cornerstone of the Penn Sarcoma Program is the collaborative scientific research targeted toward developing new targets for the treatment of sarcoma across Penn Medicine, Penn Veterinary Medicine and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).


NOTE: This 2-session evening workshop required pre-registration for both sessions soon after it was announced and has already been filled.

Time Management & Delegation Workshop

FOCUS is pleased to offer a 2-session Time Management and Delegation Workshop for women faculty (in all four full-time tracks). Time is a precious resource. Using logs, we will identify gaps between intended and actual use of time, and learn about methods for setting priorities, tracking them, and managing time so you can be efficient and effective. We will discuss what, when, how, and to whom tasks can be delegated. Using your own experiences as a guideline, participants will develop pilot experiments to become more effective in the management of their time and in the use of delegation to enhance productivity.

(#1 of a two-session program) January 27, 2020 (Monday), 5:15 - 7:30 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 9th Floor, Seminar Room --SCTR 09-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

(#2 of a two-session program) February 19, 2020 (Wednesday), 5:15 - 7:30 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 10th Floor, Seminar Room --SCTR 10-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Stephanie Abbuhl, MD
Executive Director, FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women
Professor & Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs, Wellness & Professionalism
Department of Emergency Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD
Adjunct Professor, Medicine and Epidemiology
Associate Director, University of Pennsylvania National Clinician Scholars Program
Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps
Co-Director of PATHWAYS Program for Penn STEM Faculty

BIOS:

Stephanie Abbuhl MD is Professor & Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs, Wellness & Professionalism in the department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. She is board certified in both emergency medicine and internal medicine and completed the ELAM (Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine) fellowship in 2005. Dr. Abbuhl played a key role in the evolution of Emergency Medicine into a full academic department at Penn and over the years has served in several leadership positions including Interim Chair, Medical Director for 14 years, Fellowship Director, and Vice Chair from 2004-2016. She has continued to actively practice and teach emergency medicine for 34 years. Dr. Abbuhl’s primary research interests include establishing evidence-based best practices for faculty development (men and women) and investigating causal factors and interventions to advance women’s careers in medicine. Since 2001, Dr. Abbuhl has been the Executive Director of FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women, a unique faculty development program funded by the Dean to recruit, retain and advance women faculty and to promote women’s health research. In 2004, the FOCUS program received the AAMC’s Women in Medicine Leadership Development Award. Dr. Abbuhl’s experience with numerous innovative FOCUS initiatives led to the unique RO1-funded NIH-TAC (Transforming Academic Culture) trial for which she was PI, along with collaborator Dr. JA Grisso. This 4-year trial studied a multi-faced intervention in a cluster-randomized design across the entire school of medicine aimed at improving the academic productivity and job satisfaction of women faculty. Since 2013, along with a multidisciplinary team of Penn colleagues, Dr. Abbuhl has developed and co-led the Penn Pathways career-leadership program for men and women assistant professors in the STEM fields. Dr. Abbuhl’s recent awards have included the 2012 AAMC Group on Women in Medicine and Science Leadership Development Award, a national honor in recognition of her research and programmatic work on promoting women’s biomedical careers; the 2013 Trustee’s Council of Penn Women-Provost Award at Penn for her leadership in advancing women at the University of Pennsylvania; and the 2015 Arthur Asbury Outstanding Mentoring Award at the Perelman School of Medicine.

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.


25th anniversary


In honor of our 25th anniversary, FOCUS is hosting several special events for Penn Women

JANUARY 29, 2020 (Wednesday), 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Location: Law Auditorium, 5th floor, Jordan Medical Education Center, 3400 Civic Center Blvd.

Special Guest Speaker:

Kristen Welker
NBC News White House Correspondent
Co-host of Weekend Today

Lessons learned: Building and Sustaining a Career as a Woman in the Media

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BIO: Kristen Welker is an NBC News White House Correspondent whose hard-hitting political reporting appears across all NBC News and MSNBC platforms, including “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt,” “TODAY,” “Meet the Press,” and NBCNews.com. Her dynamic questioning in White House press briefings is frequently highlighted by other outlets, including a recent exchange with former DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen in which Kristen asked where the girls and the young toddlers were, as HHS photos of migrant children at border detention facilities were only of boys, inspiring the #WhereAreTheGirls movement across social media. A staple of NBC News’ 2016 election coverage, Welker reported from the trail of former Sec. Hillary Clinton’s campaign. She frequently broke exclusives like Vice President Joe Biden’s decision not to run for office and was recognized by Glamour magazine as a “key player” of the “women of Election 2016.” Welker began covering the White House for NBC News in December 2011, travelling domestically and internationally with President Obama, the First Lady, and Biden. She was “a lead source on headline-grabbing moments – from payroll tax cuts to FLOTUS’s first international solo trip, to South Africa,” according to Washingtonian magazine. Prior to the White House beat, Welker was a network correspondent based in Burbank, California, joining NBC News in 2010. During her first year at the network, Welker was nominated for a National Emmy Award for her role in NBC News’ midterm election coverage. She won a National Emmy Award for her role in NBC News’ coverage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Welker previously worked at WCAU-TV, NBC’s Philadelphia owned and operated station, where she anchored the NBC 10 weekend newscasts and started as a general assignment reporter in April 2005. Welker also previously worked at WLNE-TV in Providence, Rhode Island and KRCR-TV in Redding, California. Welker, a native of Philadelphia, graduated cum laude from Harvard University with a Bachelor’s Degree in American history. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. Welker is on Twitter at @kwelkernbc.



JANUARY 31, 2020 (Friday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 12th Floor, Seminar Room --SCTR 12-146AB (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

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

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.

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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.

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.



FEBRUARY 6, 2020 (Thursday), 12:00 - 2:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 12th Floor, Seminar Room --SCTR 12-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

PANELISTS:

Meghan Brooks Lane-Fall, MD, MSHP, FCCM
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Perelman School of Medicine
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Co-Director, Center for Perioperative Outcomes Research and Transformation, Penn Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Assistant Director, Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety, Department of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Jennifer S. Myers, MD, FHM, FACP

Professor of Clinical Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine
Director, Quality & Safety Education, Department of Medicine
Director, Center for Healthcare Improvement & Patient Safety

Shazia Siddique, MD MSHP
Instructor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology
Co-Director, Quality & Safety, Inpatient GI Gut service, Hosp of the Univ of Pennsylvania
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Finding your Voice and Building your Scientific and/or Career Brand Authentically

This session was developed by Rinad S. Beidas, PhD and the FOCUS Leadership Team and the targeted audience will be women faculty on all tracks.

Description: Sharing one's accomplishments, disseminating research findings, and/or advocating for one's work (research, clinical and/or administrative) are amongst the most important activities in academia. Those who do not actively engage in these activities are at a disadvantage in growing their reputations, enhancing the potential reach of their work, and securing future grant funding for research and programs of all kinds. However, a growing literature that corroborates lived experiences of females identifies the challenges of self-promotion and scientific/career branding for women, particularly early-career and under-represented minority female scientists, clinicians and administrators. In this session, we will provide a brief primer on the relevant scientific literature in order to understand the magnitude of the problem, share narratives and approaches by Penn female faculty in various stages of their career, and engage in experiential exercises so that at the end of the session, participants will have concrete steps to try out in their daily lives.

Learning Objectives:

1) Understand the scientific literature with regard to gender differences in self-promotion and scientific/career branding (20/30 minutes).

2) Benefit from "hacks" around self-promotion and learn branding strategies from Penn female faculty in various stages of their career (panel; 30 minutes).

3) Engage in small-group work to identify 2-3 small experiments to engage in (45 minutes)

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

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BIOS:

Meghan Lane-Fall, MD, MSHP, FCCM is founding Co-director of the Center for Perioperative Outcomes Research and Transformation and assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a board-certified anesthesiologist and surgical intensivist, is a Senior Fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, and is on the leadership team of the Penn Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety. Dr. Lane-Fall's research, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation, focuses on improving clinical outcomes for patients experiencing life-threatening illness in the context of surgical care. She is particularly interested in improving healthcare provider communication at times of transition or handoff across sites of care. She employs qualitative and mixed methods to develop effective communication strategies incorporating human factors principles while complementing clinician workflow. Having implemented a standardized OR-to-ICU handoff process at Penn, she has now partnered with the Christiana Care Health System Value Institute in Delaware to evaluate the effectiveness of perioperative communication in a community setting. Dr. Lane-Fall has additional research projects focused on patient-centered outcomes after critical illness and physician workforce diversity.

Jennifer S. Myers, MD, FHM, FACP, is an academic hospitalist and Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of Quality and Safety Education for the Department of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. She is Director of the University’s Centre for Health Care Improvement and Patient Safety (CHIPS) and in this role directs a two-year post-doctoral and junior faculty fellowship program (the CHIPS fellowship) and certificate program focused on quality and safety research, policy, and administration. In 2011, Dr. Myers received the Clinical Excellence Award from the Society for Hospital Medicine, and was named a Josiah Macy Faculty Scholar for her medical education innovations in the area of health care quality and patient safety She is the founding director of the Quality & Safety Educators Academy©, the first national faculty development program of its kind which is now in its 7th year and has trained over 700 faculty members from around the country. She is former chair of the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Integrating Quality Steering Committee and the National Board of Medical Examiners Patient Safety Test Materials Development Committee.Her primary area of work and scholarship relates to the professional development of trainees and faculty who wish to lead health care quality in their future careers and the need for integration between medical education and health care systems. She has authored over 70 peer reviewed publications spoken and written nationally on patient safety issues in healthcare as well as the need for integration between graduate medical education and health care systems.

Shazia M. Siddique, MD MSHP is a gastroenterologist and health services researcher at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. She has 10 years of experience in advocacy, as the former National Policy Chair, National Legislative Director, and National Vice President for Leadership Development for the American Medical Student Association. She also previously interned with the Patient Safety Programme at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, and at ABC News Medical Unit in NY, where she explored the intersections of global health and journalism with policy. She graduated from Robert Wood Johnson Medical school, completed her internal medicine residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, gastroenterology fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and Masters in Health Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania. Her current research focus is on health policy within gastroenterology, with a long-term goal to study quality metrics, and the impact of payment models and policies on patient outcomes. She remains active in policy efforts through the American Gastroenterological Association, in conjunction with spearheading her research agenda. Clinically, she specializes in inpatient gastroenterology care, as current co-Director of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania GI Gut Service, leading Quality & Safety inpatient efforts.



FEBRUARY 11, 2020 (Tuesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 12th Floor, Seminar Room --SCTR 12-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Emily Gordon, MD, MSEd
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Vice Chair of Education
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Medical Director of the Heart and Vascular ICU
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

My Road to Leadership on the AC track

Dr. Gordon will discuss her path from residency to becoming the Vice Chair of Education in the department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care. There have been both successes and failures along this path that may be of interest to many faculty considering their leadership options in academic medicine.

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BIO: Emily Gordon, MD, MSEd was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She left Tulsa in 1998 to attend Emory University in Atlanta, GA. At Emory University she double majored in Chemistry and Neuroscience / Behavioral Biology, graduating in 2002. While at Emory she discovered her love for physiology and decided to pursue a career in medicine. Matriculating at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in 2002, she spent the next four years developing a love for Anesthesiology and Critical Care. After graduating from Wake Forest in 2006, she moved with her family to Philadelphia and started her Anesthesiology training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Following completion of her residency in 2010, she pursued two additional fellowships in Critical Care Medicine and Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology at HUP, finishing her graduate medical education in 2012. While working with residents in the cardiac operating rooms and in the ICUs, Dr. Gordon became more interested in the teacher / learner relationship. In 2016, she completed her masters in Medical Education through the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. With the completion of her masters she hopes to further develop the curriculum in the anesthesiology department for both trainees and faculty. Dr. Gordon also has research interests in the areas of debriefing critical events and the residency interview process.



NOTE: This 4-part evening workshop required pre-registration for all four sessions soon after it was announced and has already been filled.

Using the Past to Inform the Future: Taking a Proactive Approach to the Opportunities of Late-Career

The “late-career” phase in an academic medical career offers an opportunity to develop a future with new rewards and fulfillment. It can, however, be challenging to allow yourself the time to pause and focus on developing a vision that reflects how your past accomplishments (personal and professional) can be utilized to inform your future direction. FOCUS is offering a 4-session program for mid-career women faculty (in all four fulltime tracks) to provide an opportunity to reimagine and plan for the next five - ten years of your career/life pathway. The program combines self-reflection and peer group work to advance each participant’s unique vision for their own career/life trajectory.

(#1 of a four-session program) Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 5:30 - 8:00 PM; Location: JMEC Room 0505E, 5th floor, Jordan Medical Education Center, 3400 Civic Center Blvd
(#2 of a four-session program) Monday, April 13, 2020, 5:30 - 8:00 PM, Location: JMEC Room 0505E, 5th floor, Jordan Medical Education Center, 3400 Civic Center Blvd.
(#3 of a four-session program) Thursday, May 7, 2020, 5:30 - 8:00 PM, Location: JMEC 0505E, 5th floor, Jordan Medical Education Center, 3400 Civic Center Blvd.
(#4 of a four-session program) Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 5:30 - 8:00 PM, Location: JMEC 0505E, 5th floor, Jordan Medical Education Center, 3400 Civic Center Blvd.

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

Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD
Adjunct Professor, Medicine and Epidemiology
Associate Director, University of Pennsylvania National Clinician Scholars Program
Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps
Co-Director of PATHWAYS Program for Penn STEM Faculty

BIOS:

Stephanie Abbuhl MD is Professor in the department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. She is board certified in both emergency medicine and internal medicine and completed the ELAM (Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine) fellowship in 2005. Dr. Abbuhl played a key role in the evolution of Emergency Medicine into a full academic department at Penn and over the years has served in several leadership positions including Interim Chair, Medical Director for 14 years, Fellowship Director, and Vice Chair from 2004-2016. She has continued to actively practice and teach emergency medicine for 34 years. Dr. Abbuhl’s primary research interests include establishing evidence-based best practices for faculty development (men and women) and investigating causal factors and interventions to advance women’s careers in medicine. Since 2001, Dr. Abbuhl has been the Executive Director of FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women, a unique faculty development program funded by the Dean to recruit, retain and advance women faculty and to promote women’s health research. In 2004, the FOCUS program received the AAMC’s Women in Medicine Leadership Development Award. Dr. Abbuhl’s experience with numerous innovative FOCUS initiatives led to the unique RO1-funded NIH-TAC (Transforming Academic Culture) trial for which she was PI, along with collaborator Dr. JA Grisso. This 4-year trial studied a multi-faced intervention in a cluster-randomized design across the entire school of medicine aimed at improving the academic productivity and job satisfaction of women faculty. Since 2013, along with a multidisciplinary team of Penn colleagues, Dr. Abbuhl has developed and co-led the Penn Pathways career-leadership program for men and women assistant professors in the STEM fields. Dr. Abbuhl’s recent awards have included the 2012 AAMC Group on Women in Medicine and Science Leadership Development Award, a national honor in recognition of her research and programmatic work on promoting women’s biomedical careers; the 2013 Trustee’s Council of Penn Women-Provost Award at Penn for her leadership in advancing women at the University of Pennsylvania; and the 2015 Arthur Asbury Outstanding Mentoring Award at the Perelman School of Medicine.

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.


In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pennsylvania Health System recommendations and in the interest of promoting good public health practices, we regretfully have postponed the below FOCUS seminars. We plan to re-schedule these seminars once things settle down.

CANCELLED

MARCH 12,
2020 (Thursday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: JMEC Seminar Room 0515 EW, 5th floor, Jordan Medical Education Center, 3400 Civic Center Blvd.

FACILITATOR:

Monika Sanghavi, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
University of Pennsylvania
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

PANELISTS:

Srinath Adusumalli, MD, MSHP, FACC
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Assistant Program Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program
Clinical Innovation Manager, Center for Healthcare Innovation and Nudge Unit
Member, Clinical Informatics Group, Office of the CMIO

Melissa Bleicher, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Attending Physician, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Assistant Medical Director, Penn Kidney Transplant Program,
Post-Transplant Operations , Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Director, Transplant Adolescent Transition Program, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Jonathan D. Gomberg, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Department of Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

I Didn’t Know Epic Could Do That – Tips/Tricks from Epic Superusers

BIOS:

Dr. Adusumalli is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine and is a general cardiologist, echocardiographer, and assistant cardiovascular disease fellowship program director with the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He also serves as a clinical innovation manager for the Nudge Unit and the Acceleration Lab at the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation. Dr. Adusumalli spends the majority of his time caring for patients with cardiovascular disease in the clinic, inpatient wards, and cardiac intensive care unit. Outside of his clinical commitments, his interests and work focus on the utilization of health information technology to advance Penn Medicine’s tripartite academic mission of clinical care, education, and research. He is particularly interested in methods of using technology to evaluate and accelerate the adoption of evidence-based healthcare in a manner that is safe for patients and easy for clinicians. He has worked on several projects including developing an opt-out default pathway for cardiac rehabilitation referral, deploying active choice interventions directed at statin prescription within the electronic health record, designing and evaluating methods for clinicians to easily refer advanced heart failure patients for home care programs, and designing new evidence-based electronic reporting systems for cardiovascular procedures. Dr. Adusumalli received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia where he graduated AOA in 2011. He completed his internal medicine training at the Massachusetts General Hospital in 2014 where he led the program’s quality and safety efforts. He then completed his cardiovascular disease fellowship training at the University of Pennsylvania in 2018 during which time he served as chief fellow. Simultaneously, he earned a Master of Science degree in Health Policy Research from the University of Pennsylvania with a focus in healthcare improvement, patient safety, and clinical informatics. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and echocardiography.Dr. Adusumalli is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine and is a general cardiologist, echocardiographer, and assistant cardiovascular disease fellowship program director with the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He also serves as a clinical innovation manager for the Nudge Unit and the Acceleration Lab at the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation. Dr. Adusumalli spends the majority of his time caring for patients with cardiovascular disease in the clinic, inpatient wards, and cardiac intensive care unit. Outside of his clinical commitments, his interests and work focus on the utilization of health information technology to advance Penn Medicine’s tripartite academic mission of clinical care, education, and research. He is particularly interested in methods of using technology to evaluate and accelerate the adoption of evidence-based healthcare in a manner that is safe for patients and easy for clinicians. He has worked on several projects including developing an opt-out default pathway for cardiac rehabilitation referral, deploying active choice interventions directed at statin prescription within the electronic health record, designing and evaluating methods for clinicians to easily refer advanced heart failure patients for home care programs, and designing new evidence-based electronic reporting systems for cardiovascular procedures. Dr. Adusumalli received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia where he graduated AOA in 2011. He completed his internal medicine training at the Massachusetts General Hospital in 2014 where he led the program’s quality and safety efforts. He then completed his cardiovascular disease fellowship training at the University of Pennsylvania in 2018 during which time he served as chief fellow. Simultaneously, he earned a Master of Science degree in Health Policy Research from the University of Pennsylvania with a focus in healthcare improvement, patient safety, and clinical informatics. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and echocardiography.

Dr. Bleicher is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the Associate Medical Director of Post-Transplant Operations within the kidney transplant program at the Penn Transplant Institute, both the cofounder and director of the Kidney Transplant Adolescent Transition Program, the Director of IT and Innovation within the Renal Division and the physician lead for the abdominal transplant unit-based clinical leadership team. Dr. Bleicher began using Epic in 2006 and--recognizing the monumental role that the EHR plays in the delivery of clinical care--she sought to improve her skills so that she could transform the experience for herself and her peers. To that end, she received additional training and became a certified Epic Power User. Dr. Bleicher joined the abdominal transplant Epic Governance committee soon after joining the faculty and is now the chair of the Renal Division Epic Governance and co-Chair the Penn Transplant Institute Epic governance. By educating her colleagues to optimize their efficiency with the EHR, she seeks to improve the experience of all who interact with PennChart.

Dr. Gomberg graduated the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1982, and completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine there in 1985. He completed his fellowship in Cardiology, and additional training in Interventional Cardiology at Presbyterian University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. He joined Cardiology Associates of Chestnut Hill in 1988; this group evolved into Chestnut Hill Cardiology. In 2004 he became the Chief of Cardiology at Graduate Hospital, while joining Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia. He has been practicing full-time as a clinician in the Consultative Cardiology Section of the University since 2007. Dr. Gomberg has had a long interest in the electronic medical record, and has become one of the ‘go-to’ doctors in his section. He has participated in the both the Cardiology EPIC Governance committee, and in Consultative’s EPIC (re)design sprint.

Dr. Sanghavi is a consultative cardiologist with an expertise in women’s heart health and prevention. Her clinical interests include risk assessment in young women, chest pain syndromes and pregnancy-related events. Her research interests include studying sex-specific risk factors for cardiovascular disease and understanding gender differences in heart disease. she knows that the foundation of good heart health starts early in life and thus believes knowledge is power in cardiovascular disease prevention. Dr. Sanghavi came to Penn Medicine from UT Southwestern Medical Center where she started the Women’s cardiovascular Health Program and founded the Women in internal Medicine group, designed to foster leadership skills and interests in internal medicine residents and fellows. She is currently on the national American Heart Association Women in Cardiology committee to help increase female representation in cardiology, a traditionally male-dominated field. After receiving her undergraduate degree in bioengineering from Oregon State University, Dr. Sanghavi attended medical school at Oregon Health and Science University. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and her cardiovascular disease fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical Center where she also served as chief cardiology fellow. Dr. Sanghavi is a member of the American Society of Preventive Cardiology, American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology. She is board certified in cardiovascular disease, internal medicine, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. In addition, she is currently on the editorial board for circulation. Dr. Sanghavi is very active in helping to raise awareness of heart disease in women often gives presentations at invited conferences and community events.



CANCELLED

APRIL 6
, 2020 (Monday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 11th Floor, Seminar Room --SCTR 11-146AB

(3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Nancy A. Speck, PhD
Chair and Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Investigator, Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute
Member, Abramson Cancer Center
Member, Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Co-Leader, Hematologic Malignancies Program, Abramson Cancer Center
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Being a Chair and How I Got There

Chairing a basic science department at the Perelman School of Medicine is the capstone of my career. But how did I get here? I’ll describe the bumps, detours, and lucky breaks over the course of my career that brought me to this position, and what I find rewarding, and challenging about being a Chair.

BIO: Nancy A. Speck, PhD, is the Chair of Cell and Developmental Biology at the Perelman School of Medicine, Investigator in the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute, and Co-Leader of the Hematologic Malignancies Program in the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Her lab studies the transcription factor RUNX1:CBFβ and its role in hematopoietic stem cell formation in the embryo. She also studies how inherited mutations in RUNX1 predispose individuals to leukemia. Dr. Speck received her BA with dual majors in Biology and Chemistry from Western Maryland College in 1977, and her PhD in Biochemistry from Northwestern University in 1983, where she studied immunology with Susan Pierce. She conducted her postdoctoral training in David Baltimore’s and Nancy Hopkins’s laboratories at the Whitehead Institute and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She joined the faculty of Dartmouth Medical School as an Assistant Professor in 1989, and moved to the University of Pennsylvania in 2008. Dr. Speck is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation and the BloodCenter of Wisconsin, and in the past served as Chair of the NIH Hematopoiesis Study Section, Chair of the Career Development Review Panel, and member of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America. She is currently the Scientific Director of the RUNX1 Research Program, a research and advocacy foundation committed to funding research and finding a cure for individuals with familial platelet disorder with predisposition to leukemia caused by inherited mutations in RUNX1. Dr. Speck was awarded the Henry M. Stratton Medal by the American Society of Hematology in 2015, the Donald Metcalf Award from the International Society for Experimental Hematology in 2018, and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2109.


APRIL 7, 2020 (Tuesday), 12:00 - 12:30 PM, Location: Virtual Session via BlueJeans

(*Reserved for women only, please)

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

FOCUS CHAT

During this unprecedented time, we would like to offer a series of 30-minute virtual "FOCUS chats" as a structure for women colleagues to connect across the health system. We hope this informal virtual get-together provides an opportunity to remain connected and find support in our extraordinary community of women faculty, many of whom are likely experiencing similar challenges.

Each session will be loosely moderated but the discussion will arise organically based on any number of questions (examples below) that may start the conversation:

1. How are you keeping active? What are some helpful fitness resources?
2. Can you share one challenge you are facing right now and how you are dealing with it…are there any silver linings to that challenge
3. What is concerning you the most right now?
4. How has the teleconferencing/virtual work experience been for you and your family?
5. For those with kids, how has homeschooling or virtual schooling been?
6. What are you most grateful for? Have you experienced any “silver linings” to all this?
7. After this is over, do you anticipate that this will change the way we deliver care and work in academic medicine? In what ways?

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

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BIO:

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.


25th anniversary


In celebration of 25 years, FOCUS, in collaboration with CHEA, presents:

Perspectives on Advancing Health Equity

A panel session featuring four esteemed women Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) Professors, followed by lunch and a meet and greet! The panel will be held on Tuesday,

CANCELLED

APRIL 7
, 2020 (Tuesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Rubenstein Auditorium

Panelists Specializations:

Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH
George A. Weiss University Professor, Perelman School of Medicine and School of Nursing
Director, UPenn Prevention Research Center
University of Pennsylvania

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA
Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) Professor of Population Health and Health Equity
Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Professor of Healthcare Management
Professor of Family and Community Health

Dorothy Roberts, JD
George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology
Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights Professor of Africana Studies
Director, Program on Race, Science and Society
Professor of Africana Studies

Sarah A. Tishkoff, PhD
David and Lyn Silfen University Professor
Departments of Genetics and Biology
Director, Center for Global Genomics & Health Equity
Perelman School of Medicine
School of Arts and Sciences
University of Pennsylvania

Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, Penn Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

BIOS:

Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH is George A. Weiss University Professor, Professor in the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Nursing, and Director of the UPenn Prevention Research Center, at the University of Pennsylvania. She is Associate Director for Community-Engaged Research and Program Leader for Cancer Control at the UPenn’s Abramson Cancer Center. A globally influential public health scholar whose work spans psychology, epidemiology, nutrition and other disciplines, her research in community and healthcare settings focuses on obesity, nutrition, and the built environment; reducing health disparities; and health communication technologies. Her research, funded for over $40 million over the past 25 years, focuses on cancer prevention and control, theories of health behavior, obesity and the built environment, implementation science, social and health policy, and new health communication technologies. Her research and publications about understanding, measuring and improving healthy food environments, beginning in the 1980’s, has been widely recognized and replicated. Dr. Glanz has published more than 500 journal articles and book chapters. She is a member of the NHLBI Advisory Council and served on the US Task Force on Community Preventive Services for 10 years. Dr. Glanz is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and was designated a Highly Cited Author by ISIHighlyCited.com, in the top 0.5% of authors in her field over a 20-year period. Thomson Reuters named her one of "The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds 2015" in general social sciences. Karen Glanz was formerly (2004-2009) Candler Professor of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education; Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Research Scholar; and Director of the Emory Prevention Research Center at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta. From 1993 to 2004, she was Professor and Director of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Program at the Cancer Research Center of Hawai'i at the University of Hawai'i. From 1979 to 1993 she was a Professor in the Departments of Health Education and Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia. Dr. Glanz received her MPH (1977) and PhD (1979) degrees in health behavior and health education from the University of Michigan.

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA is the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation PIK Professor of Health Policy and Health Equity at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the President Emerita and Former CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), a position she held for nearly 15 years. During her tenure at RWJF, she spearheaded both health initiatives such as creating healthier, more equitable communities; strengthening the integration of health systems and services; and ensuring every child in the United States has the opportunity to grow up at a healthy weight. This work culminated in the Foundation’s vision of building a Culture of Health enabling everyone in America to live longer, healthier lives. A specialist in geriatrics, Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey came to the Foundation from the University of Pennsylvania, where she served as the Sylvan Eisman Professor of Medicine and Health Care Systems. She also directed Penn’s Institute on Aging and was chief of geriatric medicine at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine. In previous years, she worked on the White House Health Care Reform Task Force and served on numerous federal advisory committees. Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, The American Philosophical Society, and a former member the President’s Council for Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. She currently serves on the Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents as well as several other boards.

Dorothy Roberts, JD an acclaimed scholar of race, gender and the law, joined the University of Pennsylvania as its 14th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Sociology and the Law School where she also holds the inaugural Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mosell Alexander chair. Her pathbreaking work in law and public policy focuses on urgent contemporary issues in health, social justice, and bioethics, especially as they impact the lives of women, children and African-Americans. Her major books include Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century (New Press, 2011); Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare (Basic Books, 2002), and Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty (Pantheon, 1997). She is the author of more than 100 scholarly articles and book chapters, as well as a co-editor of six books on such topics as constitutional law and women and the law.

Sarah Tishkoff, PhD is the David and Lyn Silfen University Professor in Genetics and Biology at the University of Pennsylvania, holding appointments in the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences. She is also Director of the Penn Center for Global Genomics and Health Equity. Dr. Tishkoff studies genomic and phenotypic variation in ethnically diverse Africans. Her research combines field work, laboratory research, and computational methods to examine African population history and how genetic variation can affect a wide range of traits – for example, why humans have different susceptibility to disease, how they metabolize drugs, and how they adapt through evolution. Dr. Tishkoff is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a recipient of an NIH Pioneer Award, a David and Lucile Packard Career Award, a Burroughs/Wellcome Fund Career Award, an ASHG Curt Stern award, and a Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) endowed chair. She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Panel for the Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering and the Board of Global Health at the National Academy of Sciences and is on the editorial boards at PLOS Genetics, Genome Research; G3 (Genes, Genomes, and Genetics);Cell. Her research is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Chan Zuckerberg Institute, and the American Diabetes Association.


APRIL 10, 2020 (Friday), 3:00 - 3:30 PM, Location: Virtual Session via BlueJeans

(*Reserved for women only, please)

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

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

FOCUS CHAT: General Discussion

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

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APRIL 15, 2020 (Wednesday), 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM, Location: Virtual Session via BlueJeans

(*Reserved for women only, please)

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

Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD
Adjunct Professor, Medicine and Epidemiology
Associate Director, University of Pennsylvania National Clinician Scholars Program
Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps
Co-Director of PATHWAYS Program for Penn STEM Faculty

FOCUS CHAT: General Discussion

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

Register


APRIL 16, 2020 (Thursday), 12:00 - 12:30 PM, Location: Virtual Session via BlueJeans

(*Reserved for women only, please)

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

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

FOCUS CHAT: Research Career Concerns During COVID

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

Register


APRIL 20, 2020 (Monday), 8:00 - 8:30 PM, Location: Virtual Session via BlueJeans

(*Reserved for women only, please)

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
Adjunct Professor, Medicine and Epidemiology
Associate Director, University of Pennsylvania National Clinician Scholars Program
Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps
Co-Director of PATHWAYS Program for Penn STEM Faculty

FOCUS CHAT: Kids at Home During COVID

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

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APRIL 24, 2020 (Friday), 3:00 - 3:30 PM, Location: Virtual Session via BlueJeans

(*Reserved for women only, please)

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

Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD
Adjunct Professor, Medicine and Epidemiology
Associate Director, University of Pennsylvania National Clinician Scholars Program
Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps
Co-Director of PATHWAYS Program for Penn STEM Faculty

FOCUS CHAT: General Discussion

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

Register


25th anniversary


In honor of our 25th anniversary, FOCUS is hosting several special events for Penn Women

CANCELLED


April 27, 2020
(Monday), 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Location: Law Auditorium, 5th floor, Jordan Medical Education Center, 3400 Civic Center Blvd.

Special Guest Speaker:

Rebecca Traister

Journalist, New York Magazine
Author of Good and Mad; The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger and All the Single Ladies; Unmarried Women and The Rise of An Independent Nation

Good and Mad: The Social and Political Consequence of Women's Anger

A presentation about how we are trained not to take seriously the political fury of American women, and how if we look at nearly every social and political movement that has transformed this nation (as well as a lot of the movements that have opposed those transformations), we find angry women at their start.

BIO: REBECCA TRAISTER is writer at large for New York magazine. A winner of a National Magazine Award and the Sidney Hillman Prize for Opinion Writing, she has written about women in politics, media, and entertainment from a feminist perspective forThe New Republic and Salon and has also contributed toThe Nation,The New York
Observer
,The New York Times andThe Washington Post. She is the author of Good and Mad and All the Single Ladies, both New York Times best-sellers, and the award-winning Big Girls Don’t Cry. She lives in New York with her family.


APRIL 29, 2020 (Wednesday), 3:00 - 3:30 PM, Location: Virtual Session via BlueJeans

(*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
Adjunct Professor, Medicine and Epidemiology
Associate Director, University of Pennsylvania National Clinician Scholars Program
Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps
Co-Director of PATHWAYS Program for Penn STEM Faculty

FOCUS CHAT: Research Career Concerns During COVID

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

Register



MAY 1, 2020 (Friday), 12:00 - 12:30 PM, Location: Virtual Session via BlueJeans

(*Reserved for women only, please)

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

FOCUS CHAT: Managing uncertainty over the next year

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

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MAY 4, 2020 (Monday), 12:30 - 1:00 PM, Location: Virtual Session via BlueJeans

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

Rinad Beidas, PhD
Director, Implementation Research, Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research, Perelman School of Medicine
Director, Penn Implementation Science Center (PISCE), Perelman School of Medicine

FOCUS CHAT: Challenges at Home as Routine Work Resumes and Summer Approaches

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CANCELLED

MAY 4
, 2020 (Monday), 12:00 - 1:30 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 11th Floor, Seminar Room --SCTR 11-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

NOTE: RESCHEDULED TO Tues., 10/20/20 @ 12:00 - 1:30 PM

PANELISTS
:

Jo Buyske, MD, DABS (Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery)
President and Chief Executive Officer
American Board of Surgery

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA
Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) Professor of Population Health and Health Equity
Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Professor of Healthcare Management
Professor of Family and Community Health

Susan C. Nicholson, MD, FIDSA

Vice President, Women’s Health
Office of the Chief Medical Officer
Johnson & Johnson

Women Who Have Stepped Out of the Box

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

BIOS:

Jo Buyske, MD, DABS has been on staff at the ABS since 2008, initially as an associate executive director and director of evaluation. She was named executive director in 2017, and president and chief executive officer in 2019. Prior to that, Dr. Buyske was chief of surgery and director of minimally invasive surgery at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia, and faculty at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Still clinically active, she remains on staff at the university as an adjunct professor of surgery. Her clinical experience focuses on applications of minimally invasive surgery to all areas of general and gastrointestinal surgery. Originally from New Jersey, she attended medical school at Columbia University and completed her general surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She began her career at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts, before coming to Philadelphia. Dr. Buyske is a past president of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and a former ABS director. She was elected to the ABS in 2006, serving on the board of directors for two years before being hired as associate executive director. Dr. Buyske is also on the board of directors of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), ensuring that the voice of the surgical community is heard in ABMS deliberations. She is certified by the ABS in general surgery.

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA is the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation PIK Professor of Health Policy and Health Equity at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the President Emerita and Former CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), a position she held for nearly 15 years. During her tenure at RWJF, she spearheaded both health initiatives such as creating healthier, more equitable communities; strengthening the integration of health systems and services; and ensuring every child in the United States has the opportunity to grow up at a healthy weight. This work culminated in the Foundation’s vision of building a Culture of Health enabling everyone in America to live longer, healthier lives. A specialist in geriatrics, Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey came to the Foundation from the University of Pennsylvania, where she served as the Sylvan Eisman Professor of Medicine and Health Care Systems. She also directed Penn’s Institute on Aging and was chief of geriatric medicine at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine. In previous years, she worked on the White House Health Care Reform Task Force and served on numerous federal advisory committees. Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, The American Philosophical Society, and a former member the President’s Council for Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. She currently serves on the Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents as well as several other boards.

Susan C. Nicholson, MD, FIDSA is responsible for developing an overarching strategy for Johnson & Johnson in Women’s Health, with a first priority in maternal health. J&J has a long history in mother and baby care dating back to the very early days of the company. While J&J has contributed to improving maternal and child health around the globe for more than 100 years, maternal morbidity and mortality is still too high with 50% or more of these events being preventable. Collectively, J&J with partners around the world need to reimagine how we can develop and deliver science-based, effective solutions to women and their healthcare providers. Not only is this imperative for women, but impacts her infant child for life, her family and her community. Dr. Nicholson brings a depth of experience to women’s health, having spent more than 20 years in the healthcare industry in a variety of roles in research and development, medical affairs, and medical safety. She is a trained internist with fellowship training in infectious diseases and clinical pharmacology for The New York Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical College. She obtained a Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania, with a major in Biophysics, and her medical doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh.


25th anniversary


In honor of our 25th anniversary, FOCUS is hosting a special event for Penn Senior Women

Special FOCUS Event for Associate and Full Professor Women Faculty

In honor of the 25th anniversary of FOCUS, please join senior women colleagues (associate and full professors) for an informal conversation over a light dinner about women and leadership.

CANCELLED

MAY 4,
2020 (Monday), 5:30 - 7:30 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 11th Floor, Seminar Room --SCTR 11-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

Panelists:

Anita L. Allen, JD, PhD
Vice Provost for Faculty
Henry R. Silverman Professor, Law School
Professor of Philosophy, SAS

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA

Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) Professor of Population Health and Health Equity
Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Professor of Healthcare Management
Professor of Family and Community Health

Gail Morrison, MD
William Maul Measey President's Distinguished Professor in Medical Education
Executive Director of the Innovation Center for Online Medical Education
Special Advisor to the Executive Vice President/Dean
Former Senior Vice Dean for Education

BIOS:

Anita L. Allen is an expert on privacy law, the philosophy of privacy, bioethics, and contemporary values and is recognized for scholarship about legal philosophy, women’s rights, and race relations. Her books include Privacy Law and Society (Thomson/West, 2016), the most comprehensive textbook on the US law of privacy and data protection; Unpopular Privacy: What Must We Hide (Oxford, 2011); The New Ethics: A Guided Tour of the 21st Century Moral Landscape (Miramax/Hyperion, 2004); Why Privacy Isn’t Everything: Feminist Reflections on Personal Accountability (Rowman and Littlefield, 2003); and Uneasy Access: Privacy for Women in a Free Society (Rowman and Littlefield, 1988), the first monograph on privacy written by an American philosopher. Prof. Allen has published more than a hundred scholarly articles, book chapters and essays; contributed to popular magazines, newspapers and blogs; frequently appears on nationally broadcast television and radio programs; and is active as a member of editorial, advisory, and charity boards and in professional organizations related to her expertise in law, philosophy and health care. In 2010, she was appointed by President Obama to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. Prof. Allen is also a member of the National Academy of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
The first African-American woman to hold both a PhD in philosophy and a law degree, she is a graduate of Harvard Law School and received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Michigan.

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA is the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation PIK Professor of Health Policy and Health Equity at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the President Emerita and Former CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), a position she held for nearly 15 years. During her tenure at RWJF, she spearheaded both health initiatives such as creating healthier, more equitable communities; strengthening the integration of health systems and services; and ensuring every child in the United States has the opportunity to grow up at a healthy weight. This work culminated in the Foundation’s vision of building a Culture of Health enabling everyone in America to live longer, healthier lives. A specialist in geriatrics, Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey came to the Foundation from the University of Pennsylvania, where she served as the Sylvan Eisman Professor of Medicine and Health Care Systems. She also directed Penn’s Institute on Aging and was chief of geriatric medicine at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine. In previous years, she worked on the White House Health Care Reform Task Force and served on numerous federal advisory committees. Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, The American Philosophical Society, and a former member the President’s Council for Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. She currently serves on the Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents as well as several other boards.


MAY 11, 2020 (Monday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Virtual BlueJeans Session

Meghan Brooks Lane-Fall, MD, MSHP, FCCM
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care & Epidemiology
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Forging a path as a clinician-scientist at the intersection of implementation science and quality improvement, or, how to thrive when you don’t quite fit anywhere

Scholarly work that transcends disciplines is a double-edged sword; it can be a springboard to building one’s reputation, but brings challenges related to not clearly “belonging” in one area of research, administration, or clinical practice. In this lunchtime seminar, Dr. Meghan Lane-Fall will share insights from her career in academic medicine, highlighting the challenges and opportunities associated with conducting boundary spanning work.

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BIO: Meghan Lane-Fall, MD, MSHP, FCCM is a physician-scientist committed to the provision of safe, effective patient care. Her research agenda is focused on implementation science - the empiric study of strategies to facilitate the uptake of evidence-based practice. Dr. Lane-Fall is the founding Co-director of the Center for Perioperative Outcomes Research and Transformation and assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care and epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a board-certified anesthesiologist and surgical intensivist whose main research interest is improving healthcare provider communication at times of transition or handoff across sites of care. She employs qualitative and mixed methods to develop effective communication strategies that incorporate human factors principles while complementing clinician workflow. Her work is best characterized as healthcare delivery science, falling at the intersection of implementation science and improvement science. Dr. Lane-Fall is also interested in building research capacity in health services research; she mentors research fellows and clinical trainees and is the co-course director of Penn’s graduate level Implementation Science course. Dr. Lane-Fall received her AB degree with High Distinction from the University of California at Berkeley. She received her MD degree from Yale University, where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. She completed anesthesia residency, critical care fellowship and research fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, during which time she completed a Masters of Science in Health Policy Research. She was elected to the Association of University Anesthesiologists in 2015 and to the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Board of Directors in 2017. Dr. Lane-Fall lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her husband and two daughters. She loves technology, science fiction, podcasts, and logic puzzles, and dabbles in graphic design.


MAY 12, 2020 (Tuesday), 12:00 - 12:30 PM, Location: Virtual Session via BlueJeans

(*Reserved for women only, please)

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

Monika Sanghavi, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

FOCUS CHAT: Faculty experiences of providing care to Covid

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

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MAY 14, 2020 (Thursday), 1:00 - 1:30 PM, Location: Virtual Session via BlueJeans

(*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

FOCUS CHAT: Research Career Concerns During COVID

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

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MAY 18, 2020 (Tuesday), 1:00 - 1:30 PM, Location: Virtual Session via BlueJeans

(*Reserved for women only, please)

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

Challenges at home as routine work resumes and summer approaches

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

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MAY 21, 2020 (Thursday), 12:00 - 12:30 PM, Location: Virtual Session via Zoom

(*Reserved for women only, please)

Monika Sanghavi, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Returning back to clinical “norms”- the good, the bad, and the apprehensions

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

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MAY 28, 2020 (Thursday), 1:00 - 1:30 PM, Location: Virtual Session via Zoom

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

Mucio Kit Delgado, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Epidemiology
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

FOCUS CHAT: Parenting and research concerns during COVID: Summer worries

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JUNE 1, 2020 (Monday), 12:30 - 1:00 PM, Location: Virtual Session via Zoom

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

Ronac Mamtani, MD, MSCE
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology Oncology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

FOCUS CHAT: Challenges at Home as Routine Work Resumes and Summer Approaches -- Dual Career Couples try to navigate the COVID disruptions

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CANCELLED

JUNE 1, 2020 (Monday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: To be determined

Jaya Aysola, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Assistant Dean, Office of Inclusion and Diversity
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Executive Director and Founder, The Penn Medicine Center for Health Equity Advancement

Operationalizing Inclusion in Academic Medicine: What We Know and Don’t Know

This talk will present findings from mixed methods analyses on the contributors to inclusive clinical and learning environment and the intersection between inclusion and professionalism and inclusion and employee and student engagement and wellness.

BIO: Jaya Aysola is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine, with her primary appointment in the Division of General Internal Medicine. Her research focuses on policy related solutions for improving uptake and quality of primary care for vulnerable populations and stems from her clinical, administrative, and policy experiences in resource poor settings. Some examples of her research include evaluating how social and neighborhood factors relate to the uptake of patient centered medical homes, published in Health Affairs, examining what factors contribute to inclusive clinical and learning environments, published in JAMA Open. In addition, she is the Chair of Penn Medicine’s Health Equity Alliance and the founder and Executive Director for the Penn Medicine Center for Health Equity Advancement within the Office of the CMO, where she leads the charge to improve equity and inclusion within the health system and affiliated health science schools, through research, education, community engagement, and service delivery. Prior to coming to Penn, she completed her Masters of Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health, through the Commonwealth Fund Harvard University Minority Health Policy Fellowship followed by two-year general medicine research fellowship at the Department of Health Care Policy. Prior to her time in Boston, she was the Medical Director of the New Orleans Children's Health Project and Section Chief of Community Pediatrics and Global Health at Tulane University School of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Aysola, a diplomate from the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, has extensive work experience in resource poor settings in Cambodia, Thailand, and India. She received a Bachelors of Science from University of Michigan, with high distinction in Anthropology and Zoology and her MD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.


JUNE 4, 2020 (Thursday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Zoom Virtual Meeting: The link was sent to the first 10 registrants so this session is full

Deb Elbaum, MD, PCC, CNTC

Executive Coaching & Leadership Development

Your Leadership: What's Next?

Leadership development requires time and self-reflection to identify current strengths, as well as areas for development. For women in academia and healthcare, especially, there are common mindset and behavioral obstacles that can keep us from advancing. Putting attention and intention toward developing these areas can help us not only build our leadership presence and voice, but also result in greater external impact and interpersonal effectiveness.

Please join Leadership Coach Deb Elbaum, MD, PCC, for an interactive, video 1-hour workshop that will help you identify where you can put attention to be even more successful in your current or future role. In this session, participants will:

  • Use a focused assessment to get a quick snapshot of their leadership strengths and challenges
  • Identify one Attention Area
  • Create a mini-Action Plan with accountability
  • Leave feeling more confident, in control, and empowered

Pre-work: There will be worksheets to print out and bring to the session

Post-work: None required; optional check-in with Deb

BIO: Deb Elbaum is an executive and leadership development coach who has been guiding people to think and act calmly and confidently for more than 15 years. She builds her clients’ capacity to manage challenges more effectively -- including leading through change, creating strategic plans, making high-stakes decisions, communicating successfully, and inspiring and engaging teams. Deb's approach to coaching combines neuroscience, leadership models, and focused action planning. Through increased self-awareness, her clients learn to create sustainable, purposeful change that aligns with their organization’s vision and goals. A former physician (Penn Med alum!) and founder of a healthcare writing business, Deb now partners with physician and science leaders at all levels in healthcare, pharma, biotech, and academia. Examples of clients include St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, MIT, Tufts University, Broad Institute, Genentech, Takeda, Forma Therapeutics, and Kaleido Biosciences. Deb is known for her positive energy and ability to carefully listen, quickly reframe, and hone in on the heart of the matter. Her clients learn how to cultivate their leadership identity, identify blindspots that are holding them back, and shift behaviors. Deb has facilitated workshops and delivered keynotes to organizations including Linkage’s Women in Leadership Institute, the Maine Women's Conference, and the Bryant University Women's Summit. She has been a Learning Team Faculty member for Linkage’s Women in Leadership Institute for the past two years. She lives with her family outside of Boston, MA.


JUNE 10, 2020 (Wednesday), 12:00 - 12:45 PM, Location: Virtual Session via Zoom

INVITED GUESTS:

Lisa M. Bellini, MD
Senior Vice Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor of Medicine
Vice Chair, Education and Inpatient Services
Department of Medicine

Susan L. Furth, MD, PhD
Vice Chair Pediatrics
Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology

FOCUS CHAT: Dealing with Resurgence: an open discussion with Lisa Bellini and Susan Furth

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JUNE 22, 2020 (Monday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Virtual Session via Zoom

Strategies to Navigate Career from K Award to R01

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FACILITATOR:

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

PANELISTS:

Benjamin S Abella, MD MPhil
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine
Associate Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Vice Chair of Research, Department of Emergency Medicine
Director, Center for Resuscitation Science
Medical Director, Penn Acute Research Collaboration (PARC)
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Judith A. Long, MD
Sol Katz Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

David S. Mandell, ScD
Kenneth E. Appel Professor and Director, Penn Center for Mental Health
Vice-Chair for Faculty Development, Department of Psychiatry
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

BIOS:

Dr. Abella studies sudden cardiac arrest, a leading cause of death that claims over 300,000 lives each year in the United States. Specifically, projects within his clinical research team include: (1) evaluation of CPR and resuscitation performance, (2) testing new methods to teach CPR in the community, (3) prognostication of neurologic outcomes after cardiac arrest, and (4) methods to improve the application of therapeutic hypothermia. Dr. Abella is also the developer and Medical Director of a novel training course for targeted temperature management use in the hospital setting. Dr. Abella has published over 180 scholarly works in numerous professional journals including JAMA, NEJM and Circulation, and has authored review monographs and textbook chapters on cardiac arrest and resuscitation. He serves on the American Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular Care task force and has participated in developing international CPR guidelines. He has won a number of honors for his research, clinical care in the Emergency Department and his teaching of residents and medical students, and has lectured widely on the topics of cardiac arrest and post-arrest hypothermia treatment. The investigative work of Dr. Abella’s team is supported by funding from the NIH, PCORI and Medtronic Foundation, as well as industry sources. NIH support has included an NHLBI K23 award, R01, R21 and R18 funding.

Judith Long, MD researches the social determinants of health, and how they affect socioeconomic and racial disparities. Her work focuses on interventions to support behavioral change in low-income patients with chronic diseases. Dr. Long is the Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (UPENN) Perelman School of Medicine and Co-Director of the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP) at the Corporal Michael J. Cresenz VA Medical Center (CMCVAMC). CHERP, which was recently refunded (October 2018) is an HSR&D Center for Innovation (COIN) focused on detecting, understanding, and reducing disparities in health and health care in vulnerable veteran populations. Dr. Long is also the Co-Director of the VISN 4 Center for Evaluation of Patient Aligned Care Teams (CEPACT), which is currently focused on improving veteran patient engagement and reducing disparities. Current research focuses on interventions to reduce disparities in health using peer mentors, community health workers, and behavioral incentives among other things. Dr. Long has extensive experience directing clinical research trials to improve outcomes for patients with chronic diseases. She recently completed two randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of peer mentoring and financial incentives for adults with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes and is currently investigating the long-term effectiveness of peer mentoring and evaluating whether former mentees can be trained to be effective peer mentors. A soon to be complete PCORI grant evaluates a community health worker program for patients with multiple conditions in the outpatient setting. Dr. Long is also actively engaged in the training of health services and policy researchers at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a former T32, RWJ Clinical Scholars Program, National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP) and Masters Director and as such has extensive experience mentoring research fellows and junior faculty. She is currently an active mentor of several K-Awards. Dr. Long trained in Internal Medicine Primary Care at the University of California, San Francisco and completed a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars fellowship at Yale.

Dr. Mandell is the Kenneth E. Appel Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. He is trained as a psychiatric epidemiologist and mental health services researcher. The goal of his research is to improve the quality of care individuals with psychiatric and developmental disabilities receive in their communities, with a particular focus on people with autism. This research is of two types. The first examines, at the state and national level, the effects of different strategies to organize, finance and deliver services on service use patterns and outcomes. The second consists of experimental studies designed to determine the best strategies to successfully implement proven-efficacious practices in community settings. Dr. Mandell holds a bachelor of arts in psychology from Columbia University and a doctorate of science from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.


JUNE 22, 2020 (Monday), 1:30 - 2:00 PM, Location: Virtual Session via Zoom

FACILITATOR:


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

INVITED GUESTS
:

Raina M Merchant, MD MSHP FAHA
Penn Medicine Associate Vice President/Digital Health
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Director, Center for Digital Health


Aaron Levy, PhD, MPhil
Senior Lecturer, Departments of English and the History of Art
Director, Health Ecologies Lab, and the Penn Social Justice and Arts Integration Initiative
University of Pennsylvania
Special Advisor for Health and Humanities Initiatives and
Co-Director, Penn Medicine Listening Lab, Penn Medicine Academy
Executive Director and Senior Curator, Slought Foundation

FOCUS CHAT: Challenges at Home as Routine Work Resumes and Summer Approaches: Dual Career Couples try to navigate the COVID disruptions

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JUNE 26, 2020 (Friday), 12:00 - 12:30 PM, Location: Virtual Session via Zoom

FACILITATORS:


Meghan Brooks Lane-Fall, MD, MSHP, FCCM
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care & Epidemiology
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


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

FOCUS CHAT: Parenting and research concerns during COVID -- Summer worries


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JUNE 30, 2020 (Tuesday), 11:30 - 12:15 PM, Location: Virtual Session via Zoom

FACILITATORS:

FOCUS Leadership

FOCUS CHAT: What each of us can do about racism--
a conversation after listening to a short video of Black women physicians sharing their stories

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