Career Path Education Series

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

Fox Chase Cancer Center’s Office of Academic Affairs will host a series of free weekly one-hour long webinars aimed at educating the community about careers in science and healthcare.  Each week two specialists from across the Center will 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 will be covered.  If you’ve ever wondered about the professionals who make up the Fox Chase team, what motivates them, and how to break into a particular career, you are urged to check out this seminar series! 

There will be opportunities to submit your questions prior to the webinars and to participate in a live Q&A.

Space is limited – Register now to reserve your spot!
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 10 am
Click HERE to watch the recorded webinar

Kate Murphy, CRNP, AOCN, ACHPN, Nurse Practitioner  - Read more here
Topic: The road to becoming a nurse practioner
Kate Murphy, CRNP, AOCN, ACHPN is a nurse practitioner with the Supportive Oncology and Palliative Care Team at Fox Chase Cancer Center.  Over the past decade and a half, she has specialized in oncological care, working as a nurse practitioner for the past 11 years.  While working with patients is what Kate loves most, her job also includes an important element of nursing research. During her presentation, Kate will discuss her journey to becoming a nurse practitioner.

Amanda Purdy, PhD, Director of Academic Affairs - Read more here
Topic: Igniting passion for science and medicine through hands-on adventures in the lab
Dr. Amanda Purdy is a cell biologist, administrator, and educator passionate about cultivating enthusiasm for scientific discovery in the community. Throughout her training and professional career, she has worked to foster the development of junior scientists and clinicians through experiential and didactic programming with a focus on building communication, mentorship, leadership, and science literacy skills, and retaining underserved populations in STEM fields.  Her talk will focus on the steps of her personal and professional experiences that led her to pursue a career as an academic scientist and educator. 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 10 am
Register HERE for this session

Rhoda Moise, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow  - Read more here
Topic: Road to the PhD: A pictorial presentation of my path past, present, and future
"Yon pwason ki mouri nan dlo se pa nwaye l nwaye; A fish that dies in water did not drown". This Haitian proverb symbolizes my spirited pursuit to heal as a global health researcher at the intersection of science, health, and policy, engineering systems to promote wellness for all. My Haitian heritage and global perspective allow me to serve diverse, low-resourced populations through shared cultural understanding. Given increasing globalization and connectivity, I am invested in cultivating health systems with equity as the foundation.  

Rishi Jain, MD, MS, DABOM, Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology Oncology - Read more here
Topic: Impact of Diet and Nutrition on Cancer Care
Dr. Rishi Jain is a medical oncologist specializing in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers. His primary area of research focuses on the intersections between diet, nutrition, and cancer care.   Through his research, Dr. Jain hopes to learn whether dietary interventions may improve cancer outcomes, including lessening treatment-related side effects, improving quality-of-life, and prolonging survival of cancer patients.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 10 am
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Barbara Ebersole, BFA, MA, CCC-SLP, Director, Speech Pathology  - Read more here
Topic: A Creative Approach to a Career in Medical Speech Pathology
Barbara (Barb) Ebersole, B.F.A., M.A., CCC-SLP is a certified speech pathologist, department leader, and clinical researcher in the Department of Surgical Oncology who specializes in rehabilitation of cancer patients following therapy. Through her efforts, Barb aims to improve the quality of life for patients as they live through and beyond their cancer treatment.  Barb will share her journey from a career in the “the Arts” to a career in “the Sciences” and describe what keeps her motivated and engaged in her work and her perspectives on job satisfaction.

Check back for information on these upcoming webinars:

Lauryn Blakesley (Marketing) and Jen Wagner (Nursing)

Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 10 am

Mary Hoy (Infection Control) and Carrie Norbeck (Community Outreach)

Wednedsay, July 29, 2020 at 10 am

Natalia Shalginskikh (Business Development) and Ben Miron (Cancer Care)

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 10 am

Karen Albright (Fundraising) and Pooja Ghatalia (Cancer Care)

Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 10 am

Catie Neumann (Genetic Counseling) and Lisa Etkins (Social Work)

Monday, August 17, 2020 at 10 am

Cindy Myers (Research)

Week of August 24-28, 2020


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