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EBS Races for the Cure

Posted by fracol on May 13, 2012 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (0)

On an early Sunday morning, May 13th, twenty first year medical students met on the banks of the Schuykill river to trek up to the Art Museum- the spot that marked the beginning of the Susan G. Komen 5K to support breast cancer research and prevention.  Some walked, some ran, and our very own Zandra Walton came in overall first place for females with a time of 19:49.  Additionally, our team raised over $2100!  That's enough to fund 21 mammograms or 42 clinical breast exams.  It was a beautiful and powerful Sunday morning and we enjoyed our time joining thousands of other supporters in the Philadelphia Race for the Cure.

50th Annual Elizabeth Kirk Rose Luncheon

Posted by fracol on April 19, 2012 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

This afternoon, the 50th annual Elizabeth Kirk Rose Luncheon was held for faculty and medical students.  In 1962, Dr. Elizabeth Kirk Rose gathered together a group of Penn female physicians, alumnae and medical students for a picnic, marking the inauguration of the annual Elizabeth Kirk Rose Luncheon named in honor of her.  Overlooking center city from the 14th floor of the Biomedical Research Building, this luncheon was a wonderful opportunity for networking among students and faculty as they gathered around tables to discuss the unique issues women in medicine face and promote a sense of camaraderie among the students and faculty. 

EBS and the Penn Nursing/Medical Student Alliance Co-Host a Panel on Teamwork in Healthcare

Posted by fracol on March 15, 2012 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)

On Thursday, March 15th, EBS joined forces with the Penn Nursing/Medical Student Alliance to co-host a talk on Teamwork in Healthcare.  The panel consisted of two physicians, a nurse and a nurse practictioner, all of whom contributed a unique and insightful perspective on what makes teams work and ultimately how, together, we can improve patient outcomes.

Helen O. Dickens Commemorative Lecture in Medicine

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On February 19th, the Elizabeth Blackwell Society had the honor of taking part in the 6th Annual Helen O. Dickens Commemorative Lecture in Medicine event. This event is sponsored by PDI and celebrates the role of pioneering women in medicine.


This year's award recipient, Byllye Y. Avery, is the founder of the Black Women's Health Imperative, which is committed to defining, promoting and maintaining the physical, mental and emotional well-being of Black women and their families. She is also a co-founder of Raising Women’s Voices for the Health Care We Need, a national initiative working to make sure women’s voices are heard and women’s concerns are addressed as policymakers put health care law into action.


After the lecture, the EBS board members were invited to a private luncheon with Ms. Avery. We feel so privileged to have had the opportunity to hear from such an inspiring women's health advocate!