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).



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.



MARCH 12, 2020 (Thursday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: John Morgan Building, Mezzanine, Seminar Room -- M100 (3620 Hamilton Walk)

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 – 10 Tips/Tricks from Epic Superusers

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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.

Drs. Bleicher and Gomberg bios are forthcoming.



MARCH 25, 2020 (Wednesday), 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Building, 11th Floor, Seminar Room --SCTR 11-146AB (3400 Civic Center Blvd.)

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

Strategies to Navigate Career from K Award to R01

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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.



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
Co-Director, Hematopoietic Stem Cell Program, Institute of Regenerative Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Title: To be announced

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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.)

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.

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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.


MAY 11, 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.)

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

Title: To be announced

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BIO: 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.



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

Jaya Aysola, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Title: To be announced

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