June 8, 2012 - “CNST Interdisciplinary Case Conference”
Kenneth S. Shindler, M.D., Ph.D. - Ophthalmology Paolo Nucifora, M.D., Ph.D. - Radiology Bo Jian, M.D., Ph.D. - Pathology
“Double Problems with Double Vision: How Neuroradiologic and Patholgic Clues Decipher Rare from Common Neuroophthalmologic Disease"
Event Announcement: Penn Graduate Consulting Group Case Competition Event
Penn Graduate Consulting Group
University City Science Center
McKinsey & Company
Boston Consulting Group
Event Date & Time , JUNE 8 - 8:30am – 7:00pm
Event Location: University of Pennsylvania
Event Price: FREE, Registration Required
PGCG is hosting our first ever annual case competition. All advanced degree candidates (non-MBA graduate students) and postdoctoral fellows are welcome to participate in teams of 3 - 5. This event is very resourceful for individuals who are thinking of applying to consulting firms in the near future as case interviews are required for every consulting firm interview process.
On the day of competition, participants will be given a case question and will be expected to present a comprehensive analysis and give supported recommendations for as problem solutions via power-point presentations. All presenting teams will receive feedback and the 4 best initial presentations will be selected for a second round of judging from which the winning team will be chosen. Following the competition a panel discussion and breakout session will occur.
Please register for this event by applying at www.penngraduateconsultinggroup.com.
Team Registration opens April 1st, 2012.
Registration Deadline is April, 30, 2012 Notification of team acceptance: May 8th, 2012
Charlie Branas, PhD Dr. Branas is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania. His methodological interests combine aspects of health policy, operations research and epidemiology. Dr. Branas' research interests include emergency health systems and injury prevention. This research most prominently includes an NIH-funded study of alcohol outlets and firearm violence in the City of Philadelphia. Dr. Branas' current research is also national in scope, including a multi-state study of trauma centers and ambulance care funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Dennis Culhane, PhD Dr. Culhane is a social psychologist and Professor of Social Welfare Policy at the University of Pennsylvania and a faculty co-director of the Cartographic Modeling Lab. He is currently directing several collaborative efforts between the University and the City of Philadelphia to make administrative records more readily analyzable and sharable for policy analysis and planning purposes. These efforts involve the creation of interaective, web-based software applications, and the creation of an archived data system for tracking children through various school and social service programs. His research interests include studies of he housing and neighborhood factors associated with health and the neighborhood factors associated with child and youth development.
Amy Hillier, MSW PhD Dr, Hillier is an Assistant Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning in the School of Design at the Uage redlining, fooniversity of Pennsylvania and a faculty co-director of the Cartographic Modeling Lab. She teaches classes in GIS and research methods and has served as the faculty director for Penn's Master of Urban Spatial Analytics program. Her research focuses on geographic disparities in housing and health, including historical mortgd access, and childhood obesity.
Doug Weibe, PhD Dr. Wiebe is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include environmental risk factors for injury, youth violence and intimate partner violence, alcohol use and alcohol availability, and the impact of daily routines on health-related behavior. A number of his studies examine how keeping a firearm at home relates to homicide, suicide, and unintentional shootings of household members. He also leads an NIH-funded study on how the nature and location of adolescents' daily activities relate to the liklihood they will be assaulted.
Please note that attendance is limited to 20 participants.
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