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Drexel Dornsife Professor Named as Fellow of Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program

May 10, 2017

Leslie Ain McClure, PhD, MS, professor and chair of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University, was recently named a fellow in the 2017-2018 Class of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM®) program.

Co-founded by Dornsife School of Public Health Dean’s Advisory Council member Walter Cohen, MD, then president of Medical College of Pennsylvania, ELAM® is a year-long part-time fellowship for women faculty in schools of medicine, dentistry and public health. The program is dedicated to developing the professional and personal skills required to lead and manage in today's complex health care environment, with special attention to the unique challenges facing women in leadership positions. More than 1,000 ELAM alumnae hold leadership positions in institutions around the world.

McClure is the fifth leader from the Dornsife School of Public Health to participate in the program. Yvonne Michael, ScD, SM, associate dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs, is part of the ELAM Class of 2015-2016. Shannon Marquez, PhD, MEng, associate vice provost for Global Health and Development, completed the program in 2011. Janet Fleetwood, PhD, MPH, professor of Community Health and Prevention, completed the program in 2006. And Marla Gold, MD, dean emerita and professor of Health Management and Policy, completed the program in 1999.