Professional Women's Roundtable

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Connecting the Dots for a Healthy Heart

  • Thursday, November 03, 2016
  • 5:15 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Fox Rothschild LLP - 2000 Market Street, 20th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103


Connecting the Dots for a Healthy Heart: A Conversation About Women’s Health

Presented by The Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership of Drexel University College of Medicine and the Professional Women’s Roundtable

Due to the SEPTA Strike, the PWR Board and our partners at Drexel Medicine have decided to postpone Thursday’s Connecting the Dots for a Healthy Heart event until further notice. 

We are working with Drexel Medicine to determine a new date for this event. Please follow us on social media (@pwrphilly) and check our website for updates and upcoming events.

In memory of Diane L. Cahill

Conversations About Women's Health™ is a program developed by the Institute for Women's Health and Leadership of Drexel University College of Medicine to help women make better decisions about their health.

Conversations are informal and audience-friendly, with practical health questions and prompt responses by medical professionals. Unlike other health panels, there are no speeches, lectures or PowerPoints. The event will be moderated by Lynn Yeakel, Director, Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership, and feature a distinguished panel of medical and academic professionals who will lead 75 minutes of open dialogue.

Wine and healthy hors d'oeuvres will be served.


Janet Huang Fitzpatrick, MD
Clinical Associate Professor and Primary Care Specialist, Drexel University College of Medicine

Dr. Janet Fitzpatrick is board certified in internal medicine. She is junior medicine clerkship director and the senior medicine pathway advisor at Hahnemann University Hospital for Drexel University College of Medicine and has a special interest in medical student education.

Shelley Hankins, MD
– Assistant Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of Cardiac Transplantation, Drexel University College of Medicine

Dr. Hankins specializes in heart failure and heart transplant care. She helped to establish The Center for Advanced Heart Failure at Hahnemann University Hospital in 2005. Dr. Hankins is the director of the Mechanical Assistance Destination and Heart Transplant Programs. She has developed a care plan using ventricular assist devices in those patients who are not candidates for transplant surgery.

Barbara Schindler, MD
– Medical Director, Caring Together Program; Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Vice Dean, Emerita, Educational and Academic Affairs, Drexel University College of Medicine

Dr. Schindler is a founder and the medical director of The Caring Together Program, a comprehensive treatment program for women with addictive and psychiatric disorders and their children. She is board certified in psychiatry with expertise in medical education, psychosomatic medicine, addiction treatment and education for physicians. She was named a “Top Doctor" by Philadelphia magazine in 2014.


Lynn Yeakel, MSM
– Director, Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership

Lynn Yeakel holds the Betty A. Cohen Chair in Women’s Health. Formerly Regional Director of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, she was a founder and chief executive of Women’s Way until she resigned in 1992 to run for the U.S. Senate. She is the creator of Conversations about Women’s Health; the WOMAN ONE Award and Scholarship Fund, raising tuition funds for underrepresented women studying medicine at Drexel; and Vision 2020, a campaign for gender equality.

Registration opens: 5:15pm
Networking: 5:15pm-6:00pm
Program: 6:00pm-7:15pm, followed by additional time for networking

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