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January-March
Penn Program for Mindfulness Winter 2014 Course Offerings

January 11
Extended Deadline – 14thAnnual UPHS Nursing Clinical Excellence Awards Nominations

January 14
Penn Symposium in Epigenetics and Cancer 

January 23
The Institute on Aging Visiting Scholars Serives 

February 3-7
Lost & Found Week

February 13
Schwartz Rounds 

February 28
Deadline for PAH Nursing Conference Research and Posters Submissions

March 27
Annual PAH Nursing Research Conference

SAVE THE DATE: May 3
Million Dollar Bike Ride

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Penn Program for Mindfulness Winter 2014 Course Offerings
The Penn Program for Mindfulnessis a Mindfulness-Based Stress Management program that teaches individuals how to use meditation as the primary tool for long-term stress management. Mindfulness meditation is taught in a completely practical way as a powerful tool to manage the physical, psychological, and behavioral symptoms of stress.  

Foundation in Mindfulness-Based Stress Management  

Advanced Programs: mindfulness experience required 

Mindfulness Meditation and Movement – Open to all, no experience necessary

Mindful Parenting – Open to all, no experience necessary

Registration Information
Space limited for all programs, waiting lists will be kept. Registration deadlines apply   

Upcoming in 2014 Spring 2014

  • Healing the Heart and Mind: Mindfulness and Meditation for Health Care Providers 
    Starts in late April; Registration begins mid-March 
  • 8-week sessions begin in late April; Registration begins mid-March  
  • More 8-week foundation courses, intro workshops, and advanced meditation programs   
  • Sharon Salzberg returns – May

Ask about our customized program options for worksites, professional groups and community organizations. Email mindfulness@uphs.upenn.edu for info.                

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Last Call for Nominations: 14th Annual UPHS Nursing Clinical Excellence Awards

The UPHS Clinical Advancement and Recognition Program Committee (CARP) is calling for 2014 nominations for the Nursing Excellence Awards to recognize outstanding direct care nurses throughout the Health System. The deadline for nominations has been extended until January 11.

Each entity (HUP, PPMC, PAH, CPUP, GSPP, Home and Hospice Services) has the opportunity to present four awards, one for each of the domains of professional nursing practice.

  • Lillian Brunner Award for Clinical Judgment and Decision-Making
  • Rosalyn J. Watts Award for Nurse-Patient/Family Relationship
  • Dorothy Botdorf Award for Clinical Leadership
  • Helen McClelland Award for Clinical Scholarship

New this year!

  • Victoria L. Rich Award for Transformational Leadership

Nurses in leadership/management positions that lead (manage) people and/or programs and processes are eligible for the Victoria Rich Award. The Chief Nursing Officer Council will review the entities’ selection and choose one nurse for the Health System that best meets the criteria.    

On-line Application: Nominate one of your colleagues or yourself by via the Nursing Intranet website. http://pennpoint.uphs.upenn.edu/sites/HupNursing/NOO/Nomination.aspx, Review the criteria for each award, select the appropriate award and complete the application. For more information and help with nominations contact your CARP Nursing Excellence Award. 

Please submit all nominations to the designated entity CARP Nursing Excellence Award chair. Courtney Cassidy, MSN, RN, is the PAH CARP Nursing Excellence Awards Entity Chair and can be reached at 215.829.5473 or courtney.cassidy@uphs.upenn.edu.                 

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Penn Symposium in Epigenetics and Cancer
Sponsored by the Abramson Cancer Center’s Tumor Biology Program and the Penn Epigenetics Program
Tuesday, January 14
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Rubenstein Auditorium
Smilow Center for Translational Research (Reception to follow) 

Invited Speakers:
Scott Armstrong, MD, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Titia de Lange, PhD, Rockefeller University
Susan Domchek, MD, Perelman School of Medicine, UPenn
Roger Greenberg, MD, PhD, Perelman School of Medicine, UPenn
Jean-Pierre Issa, MD, Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology, Temple University
Ross Levine, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Katherine Nathanson, MD, Perelman School of Medicine, UPenn
Ali Shilatifard, PhD, Stowers Institute for Medical Research
Peter Tummino, PhD, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals

To register: http://www.med.upenn.edu/epigenetics/fallsymposium.shtml
Questions? Contact Jennifer McGuire at rjen@exchange.upenn.edu.

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The Institute on Aging Visiting Scholars 2014-2015 Series
“Palliative Care Futurist: Matching Care to People's Needs”
Thursday, January 23
3 – 4 pm
Penn Medicine
Smilow Center Auditorium
3400 Civic Center Boulevard

Featuring: Diane E. Meier, MD
Director, Center to Advance Palliative Care; Vice Chair for Public Policy and Professor, Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine; Catherine Gaisman Professor of Medical Ethics-Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Registration requested via email, aging@mail.med.upenn.edu,or phone at 215.898-3163

This lecture, co-sponsored by Penn Hospice and Palliative Care Program, is free and open to the public.

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For Your Convenience – One-Stop-Drop-off During Lost & Found Week
To help facilitate the new PAH Lost & Found process there will be a “one stop drop” period for employees to turn in all lost personal items currently secured in any hospital department or patient unit. Please bring any items to Patient and Guest Relations during Lost & Found Week, Monday, February 3 to Friday, February 7. (For more info, please see previous article in this issue of What’s New.)

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Schwartz Rounds
February 13
12 pm
Zubrow Auditorium
The Use of the Palliative Care Program for Our Patients

Featuring the PAH Palliative Care Team Members

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February 28
Deadline for PAH Nursing Conference Research and Posters Submissions (See previous article)

March 27
Annual PAH Nursing Research Conference (See Previous Article)

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SAVE THE DATE – Saturday, May 3, 9 am


Million-dollar-bike-ride

Mark your calendars for the first annual Million Dollar Bike Ride to raise money for rare disease research, organized by the Penn Center for Orphan Disease Research and Therapy and Rare Disease Cycling. The event is the only cycling fundraiser to start and end in the city of Philadelphia, with the start/finish line at Highline Park (31st and Chestnut) on Penn’s campus. There are 3 route options – 11, 35 and 73 miles.

Refreshments and entertainment at the start/finish line and fun for the entire family. All participants will receive free merchandise including a Million Dollar Bike Ride jersey. Individual cyclists can register and raise money for their specific orphan/rare disease foundation. Examples of teams already formed include: Bike to End Duchenne, Pitt Hopkins Pedalers, Spin Factor for Hemophilia, Team FARA, Team ALD, Team Cure ML4, LAM Foundation, Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia (HoFH).

Proceeds will help further research by the Penn Center for Orphan Disease Research and Therapy. Registration, volunteer sign-up and additional race information:

For more information on the event
To register as a cyclist for a disease team
To volunteer the day of the event
Donate to The Million Dollar Bike Ride

For more information, call 215-573-9020, or email wilsonjm@mail.med.upenn.edu.

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