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[Wism] RSVP- Just Desserts with Prof. Judith Nelson- WEDNESDAY 5/8/13; 4 PM

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[Wism] RSVP- Just Desserts with Prof. Judith Nelson- WEDNESDAY	5/8/13; 4 PM
May 08 at 04:00 PM - May 08 at 05:00 PM
(UTC -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada), Bogota, Lima
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JUST DESSERTS will feature Prof. Judith Nelson

Wednesday May 8, 2013 (2nd Wednesday)

Annenberg 22-90

4 PM

rsvp:  your name, your department and your current position

Just Desserts with  Judy Nelson is your chance to ask, "How did you decide on this career path? What challenges have you met as a woman? As a parent? Does your law training influence your practice of medicine? Do you have time for non-career interests? For your friends and  family?"

You are invited to the Just Desserts, the monthly informal meeting sponsored by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai's  Office for Womenʼs Careers featuring an outstanding women physician on our own faculty.  Just Desserts was established in 2008 as an opportunity for an informal meeting between our women faculty and outstanding women physicians or scientists.

Judith Nelson, MD, JD is Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She received an A.B. from Smith College,  J.D. (cum laude) from Harvard Law School , and MD from New York University School of Medicine.  She did her internship and residency at Mount Sinai and then joined our faculty.

She is Professor of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and is on the faculty of Mount Sinai’s Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute.  She is Associate Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit and Interim Director of the Respiratory Care Unit at Mount Sinai Medical Center.  She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine, and Palliative Medicine.

Dr. Nelson’s research interests relate to integration of palliative care with intensive care across the trajectory of critical illness.  She is Principal Investigator of a multi-center study funded by NIH to improve communication and decision-making for patients with chronic critical illness.  She is also the recipient of a K07 Academic Career Leadership Award from the National Institute on Aging.  With support from NIA and the Center to Advance Palliative Care, she launched The IPAL-ICU Project at to assist in improving palliative care for ICU patients and their families.

She received a Faculty Scholar Award from the Project on Death in America, the 2002 Roger C. Bone Award for Advances in End-of-Life Care from the CHEST Foundation of the American College of Chest Physicians, and the 2003 Grenvik Family Award for Ethics from the Society of Critical Care Medicine.  In 2010, she was named by New York Magazine as one of New York’s Top Doctors in the field of pulmonary/critical care medicine.

She has authored numerous publications and lectures frequently in the United States as well as abroad and

has provided her expertise to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, regional and national initiatives by the Veterans’ Administration National Hospice and Palliative Care Program, VHA, Inc., and academic and community-based medical centers around the country.

We feature outstanding women faculty at these gatherings because these stellar women physicians and scientists deserve this spotlight and have wisdom to share from their career experiences and decisions that would benefit other women poised to move up the Mount Sinai academic ladder.

We call the program Just Desserts because these women deserve the spotlight and because Mount Sinai's women deserve to learn from them. (Also we serve fruit and chocolate which we think are fine desserts.) These sessions have been great so far and we hope will help move us to our goal of increasing the retention and promotion of our excellent women scientists and physicians. It's your chance to hear how a successful path is charted and also to ask questions about career, life and all those other things that don't get covered in formal presentations.

rsvp:  your name, your department and your current position