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Career Path Education Series

What You Need to Know: Careers in Science and Medicine Education Series

Every summer, Fox Chase Cancer Center’s Office of Academic Affairs hosts a series of free weekly one-hour long seminars aimed at educating the community about careers in science and healthcare.  During each seminar, two specialists from across the Center share their stories and answer questions about their training and career path. Careers in health care, science, business development, community engagement, fundraising, marketing and much, much more are represented. 

The 2021 series has concluded. Please use the links below to watch recordings of each session.

Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 3 pm
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Evelyn Gonzalez, MA - Senior Director of Community Outreach - Read more here
Topic: 
Find Yourself and Be That
Evelyn González, MA is a passionate leader and advocate of health equity.  She oversees the Office of Community Outreach (OCO) and has been a member of the Fox Chase Cancer Center family for over 20 years.  The mission of the OCO is to engage, educate and motivate communities, organizations and individuals to participate in cancer risk reduction and prevention behaviors, use early detection strategies and cancer information, and participate in cancer research. During her presentation she will share information from her 30-year experience in public health.

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Jeremy Moore, MA, Senior Director of Communications - Read more here
Topic:
It Is Who You Know: A Career Built on Relationships
Jeremy Moore, MA, is the senior director for communications at Fox Chase Cancer Center with responsibility for media relations, crisis communications, internal communications, publications, government relations, counsel to senior leadership in all aforementioned areas and other duties as assigned. Through his efforts, Jeremy strives to tell the story of Fox Chase on the widest possible channels, protect the organization from public embarrassment and keep everyone informed. Jeremy will share his journey from a student who nearly failed Biology 101 to a recognized leader in the science PR world and what motivates him to greater challenges.


Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 4 pm
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Delinda Pendleton, BSN, MSN, CPHQ, CPXP, FPCC, Director, Quality Management & Performance Improvement - Read more here
Topic:
Purpose Driven Steps Along the Nursing Profession Pathway and Beyond
Delinda Pendleton, RN, BSN, MSN, CPHQ, CPXP, FPCC is a registered nurse with over four decades of experience.  Currently she serves as the Director of Patient Relations and Strategic Clinical Initiatives at Fox Chase Cancer Center.  In her presentation, she will share how each step of her career built upon previous experiences, with no experience ever wasted.  

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Kristen Manley, MD, Associate Professor, Hospitalist - Read more here
Topic:
The Winding Road to Hospital Medicine
Dr. Kristen Manley is an oncology hospitalist at Fox Chase Cancer Center. She has a passion for clinical medicine and individual patient care. In addition, she serves as the chief of the division of hospital medicine. In this role she works to improve patient care on a larger scale thru quality improvement projects and committees. During her presentation she will discuss her journey to become a physician and join the growing field of oncohospitalists.


Monday, July 19, 2021 - 4 pm
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Philip Abbosh, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Kidney and Bladder Cancer - Read more here
Topic:
When worlds collide: a career in science and medicine
I am a urologic surgeon and lab-based scientist treating and studying genitourinary cancers.  During my presentation, I will describe my educational and training journey and the detour that led me where I am now. I will focus on a few themes in my presentation: balance, the role of luck/preparedness, and “going all out.”  I think these themes have helped me throughout my career and personal life and are worth discussing.

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Mary Sonke, BSW, MSW, Senior Project Manager - Read more here
Topic:
More than Social Work: Opportunities Beyond Clinical Practice
Mary Sonke, BSW, MSW is a Senior Project Manager at a Fox Chase Cancer Center. She is trained as a macro level social worker, taking a broad view of the systemic causes of social injustice at the large-scale community, state, national, and international levels, and developing programs and interventions that address these systemic causes. Mary holds a master’s degree in Community, Organization and Policy with a specialization in Health. Early in her career, Mary’s professional focus centered on clinical social work, and has since expanded into project management, business development and policy, and systems change. Mary’s professional passion lies at the intersection between health- and trauma-informed care, where she strives to improve the patient experience, engagement and overall health outcomes.


Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 4 pm
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George Beschen, Senior Director of Individual Giving - Read more here
Topic: The Outsider on the Inside: Telling Stories, Building Relationships, and Finding Joy
George Beschen is the Senior Director of Individual Giving in the Department of Institutional Advancement. George doesn’t have an MD or a PhD (he was an English major in college) but he’s spent his entire 29-year career among scientists and physicians. He’s never faced a major health challenge, but he interacts with patients and former patients all the time. During his seminar, George will talk about how he’s navigated through the worlds of medical institution communications and fundraising as a virtual “outsider on the inside” with three key tools: curiosity, humility, and empathy.  

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Carolyn Fang, PhD, Professor, Health Inequities Researcher - Read more here
Topic:
What Does a Behavioral Scientist Do? (And How to Become One)
Carolyn Fang, PhD is a psychologist and behavioral scientist. She has been at Fox Chase Cancer Center for over 20 years, where she currently serves as Associate Director of Population Science.  Her research examines how psychosocial and behavioral factors may influence cancer risk and outcomes, particularly in racial and ethnic minority populations. During her presentation, Carolyn will discuss her interests in understanding how myriad factors interact to contribute to population health and health disparities across diverse communities.

 

 

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