Attendees: Drs. Metz, Lieb, Yang, RN's, Robin Obelmejias, Heather Currier
Linda Coutos (CHOP)
Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Interventions for Eliminating Cholera on Hispaniola
October 19, 2012, will mark the two-year anniversary of the cholera outbreak on the island of Hispaniola. Over the past two years a range of multilateral organizations, government agencies, and non-governmental program implementers, have been working to assist the Governments of Haiti and the Dominican Republic in controlling the spread of cholera – emphasizing the importance of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) interventions. To acknowledge the island’s two-year effort to control the spread of cholera and to advance action in support of the Regional Coalition on Water and Sanitation for the Elimination of Cholera in the Island of Hispaniola, CSIS and PAHO will convene two expert-led panel discussions that will focus on the challenges posed by the outbreak, describe the opportunities presented by regional collaboration on WASH activities, and identify opportunities for greater engagement on cholera elimination by the non-government sector.
Welcome and Introductions Katherine Bliss, CSIS
Panel One: High Level Engagement with the Coalition Jon Andrus, Pan American Health Organization, moderator Jordan Tappero – U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Kent Hill, World Vision and United States Water Partnership (invited) Representative, Government of Haiti (invited) Representative, World Bank (invited)
Panel Two: On the Ground Support for WASH and Cholera Activities Katherine Bliss, CSIS, moderator Louise Ivers, Partners in Health Sy Rotter, Veolia Environment Foundation Loune Viaud, Zanmi Lasante
Faculty Careers in Different Kinds of Teaching-Focused Institutions
Monday, October 15, 4:30-6 pm, Golkin Room (223) Houston Hall
Dr. Jill E. S. Shashaty, Assistant Professor of English, Community College of Philadelphia
Dr. Matthew Mizenko, Associate Professor of Japanese and East Asian Studies, Ursinus College
Dr. Catherine C. Moore, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (PCP), University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Faculty speakers from different types of area institutions will discuss what makes their institution unique and how to effectively conduct your job search if you are interested in an institution like theirs. When you apply to faculty jobs it is important to understand how institutions differ and what makes them unique. This is an opportunity to ask questions about faculty careers in various kinds of institutions.
If you plan to attend this program, please register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PXT8DMY.
This program is a session of the Academic Career Conference, an annual series for doctoral students and postdocs which is co-sponsored by Career Services and the Vice Provost for Education. This year, 2012, is the twenty-fourth year of this series in which faculty and administrators share information and advice to help you best understand the job search process.
BGSA Penn Alumni Networking Seminar
Monday, October 15th, 3-5pm
Not sure about the next step after your Phd? Not 100% sold on a life in academia? Then come on out to our first BGSA Penn Alumni Networking Seminar and talk to our 3 Penn alums, who pursued alternative career paths after finishing at Penn. Our 3 speakers are-
1) Dr. Heather Rose, '08 CAMB, JD/PhD, who specialized in patent law for her JD and is now Drexel's Technology Licensing Manager
2) Dr. Dominick Laddy, '08 CAMB, who is Director of Animal Studies for Aeras, a leading non-profit that is involved in the development of TB vaccines in the developing world.
3) Dr. Jenni Punt, '91 IGG, who is a Biology Professor at Haverford and will discuss her career in teaching at the undergraduate level and mentoring
undergraduates in her research lab.
This is a great opportunity to network, so please attend and use this as an opportunity to learn more about non-traditional careers.
October 15, 2012 at 2pm
CRB Austrian Auditorium
Dr. Marileen Dogterom
“Deciphering microtubule-based positioning strategies in vitro”