FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women Gift Fund
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Eydie Miller-Ellis $200.00
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Dr. Flaura Winston $50.00
Marilyn Kraut
Ariela Marshall
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FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women

What is FOCUS?
FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women (FOCUS) is a Perelman School of Medicine based program that supports a dual mission at Penn-- to advance the careers of women in academic medicine and to promote education and research in women's health and women's careers. The overall goal is to foster a diverse academic culture in which all faculty may fully contribute and thrive and, ultimately, to establish gender equity in medical education, clinical care, biomedical research, and in the leadership and administration of Penn Medicine.
How does FOCUS fulfill its mission?
FOCUS believes that by creating solutions to maximize the talent of women in medicine and biomedical careers, all faculty will benefit and the contributions of women will advance health care in our country and across the globe. For over 20 years, since 1994, FOCUS has been a voice for women and an engine for culture change in academic medicine.

FOCUS leads with a multi-pronged approach:
-- Develops a wide array of interventions to provide skill-building and mentoring for leadership and advancement over the career life-span and to lead institutional change efforts
-- Conducts NIH-funded research in the causal factors and interventions to support the academic careers of women at Penn and nationally
-- Tracks faculty gender data and monitors progress at Penn, comparing Penn data with national statistical averages for medical schools compiled by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
-- Advocates for change in policies and procedures which may disproportionately affect women's career advancement
-- Awards grants to medical students and faculty to stimulate research and investment in the field of women's health while simultaneously promoting the careers of women and junior investigators
-- Builds a community of women and men who work together to create a culture where all faculty can thrive

The FOCUS Program leadership is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of Penn Medicine faculty and women with specific expertise and interest in women's health and career:
Stephanie Abbuhl MD, Hillary Bogner MD MSCE, Patricia Scott BA, and Lucy W. Tuton PhD
A nationally recognized program
A leader in advancing women in medicine and biomedical careers, FOCUS has won two prestigious national awards from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), has been highlighted at numerous national meetings, and is regulary invited to present and consult at medical schools across the nation.
FOCUS needs your financial support. Every gift counts- large or small. Be part of the community of women and men supporting FOCUS.
Please give now to offer FOCUS the opportunity to continue:
--- Innovative leadership and research programs that advance women at Penn
--- Representation as a national model
--- Impact on future generations of women in medicine

Your contribution can go to the general FOCUS fund to support the overall program operations or below are examples of some specific initiatives to target your gift if you prefer. Giving and naming opportunities also exist. For questions or to discuss options, please contact Patricia Scott (, 215.898.3562).

Thank you for making a difference for FOCUS.
  • Annual Fall Leadership Conference: Successful Strategies for Women in Academic Medicine
  • Junior Faculty Investigator Award for Research in Women's Health
  • Medical Student Fellowship in Women's Health
  • Faculty Lunchtime Seminar Series
  • Spring Meeting for Women in the "Senior" Ranks
  • Faculty Recognition Award: FOCUS Award for the Advancement of Women in Academic Medicine
  • Annual Faculty Lectureship
  • Research Fund
Donation messages
In honor of and gratitude to Drs. Stephanie Abbuhl and Lucy Tuton for their compassion and wisdom in helping women navigate the challenges of academic medical careers. They are both wise and gifts to Penn. This donation is to the Professional Development Fund for FOCUS to support their good work. --Dr. Flaura Winston
thank you. --Ms. Kathleen Margay
This donation is in honor of Susan Day as a thank you for outstanding medical care for over 30 years and in recognition of the valuable work and support FOCUS offers SOM female faculty. --Marilyn Kraut
To all my strong Penn women - so proud of you and your efforts. Keep dreaming, keep leading, and keep following your passions! --Ariela Marshall

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