The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine’s FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women’s tenth annual conference, aimed at promoting the retention and advancement of female medical school faculty members. Women leaders in medicine and business will present strategies for breaking through today’s barriers to success in academic medicine.
Julie Ann Freischlag, MD, presenting “Women and Medicine --How to Make It a Reality.” Dr. Freischlag is the chair of the Department of Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD.
Stephanie Abbuhl, MD, FOCUS Executive Director and Vice Chair of Emergency Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, will be available for interviews with the media.
Female members of Penn departments including pediatrics, psychiatry, radiology, neuroscience, genetics and many others will be available for interviews.
|WHERE & WHEN :
The Hilton Inn at Penn
3600 Sansom St., Philadelphia, PA
Friday, November 16, 2007
Media welcome 11 AM to 1:45 PM
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of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in
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School of Medicine (founded in 1765 as the nation's first medical
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Penn Presbyterian Medical Center — a faculty practice
plan; a primary-care provider network; two multispecialty satellite
facilities; and home care and hospice.