Diane M. Magrane, MD
Director Emerita, Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program; Founding Director, ELATE Program
Diane M. Magrane, MD, is a professor of obstetrics and gynecology, director emerita of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM®) program for women faculty in the health sciences and the founding director of the Executive Leadership in Academic Technology and Engineering program (ELATE at Drexel®) for women faculty in STEM fields. In this role, she has been a co-investigator for an NIH study of academic women’s career development and PI for a five-year award from the Alfred P. Sloan foundation to study the outcomes and impact of the ELATE fellowship.
Her academic medical career has taken her from instructor and clerkship director at St. Louis University School of Medicine to professor and associate dean at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Before returning to academic medicine at Drexel University, she was associate vice president for faculty development and leadership at the Association of American Medical Colleges (2003–2008) where she was responsible for programs for department chairs, deans, and women in medicine. She has been an international leader in integrating human rights education to women’s health practices through work with the Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Rights Committee (WSRR) of the Federation of Ob-Gyn societies (FIGO).
In recognition of her national leadership in medical education and leadership development, she has been honored as a distinguished alumnus of the University of Iowa College of Medicine in 2002, and received an APGO-Wyeth Career Achievement Award in 2006 and a University of Iowa Distinguished Alumnae Award in 2015. She identifies her greatest honor as that of working with leaders in academic medicine, the sciences and engineering to support the development of strong, diverse, collaborative leaders and adaptive practices in higher education.
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ELAM is a core program of the Institute for Women's Health and Leadership at Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa. The Institute continues the legacy of advancing women in medicine that began in 1850 with the founding of the Female Medical College of Pennsylvania, the nation's first women's medical school and a predecessor of today's Drexel University College of Medicine.