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Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® 2017 Leaders Forum

APRIL 26 – 27, 2017

The ELAM Leaders Forum is a unique opportunity for fellows and their institutional leaders to discuss the wide range of organizational change initiatives addressed during the fellowship year. The core of the Leaders Forum is a poster symposium showcasing the outcomes of the fellows' Institutional Action Projects (IAPs) — the capstone of the ELAM fellowship year.

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Q&A with ELUMs Alicia Monroe, MD, and Elizabeth Travis, PhD

Alicia Monroe, MD, is provost and senior vice president of academic and faculty affairs at Baylor College. She is an ELAM fellow of 2007. Read more.

Elizabeth L. Travis, PhD, is the associate vice president of women and minority faculty inclusion at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She is an ELAM fellow of 2000. Read more.

ELAM fellow presenting her Institutional Action Project at the 2017 Leaders Forum

2017 Institutional Action Projects

The 2017 ELAM Leaders Forum showcased the following exceptional Institutional Action Projects (all links are PDFs):

Nita Ahuja, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Return on Investment of Center Mergers: Value Proposition for Academic Health Centers

Terri Ashmeade, MD
University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine
The Path to Value: Preparing USF Health for Payment Reform

Laura Borgelt, PharmD
University of Colorado Denver School of Pharmacy
Development of a Campus Strategic Plan at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Dawn Bragg, PhD
Medical College of Wisconsin
Student Satisfaction with Their Learning Environment: A Climate Assessment

Cynthia Brown, MD, MSPH
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
Examination of Gender Salary Equity in the UAB School of Medicine

Katie Cardarelli, PhD
University of Kentucky College of Public Health
Realignment of Academic and Student Service Units to Enhance Faculty and Student Success

Jenny Chang, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College
Building an Academic Cancer Center in a System Network of Hospitals

Jenny Christner, MD
Baylor College of Medicine
A Clear Approach to CLER Accreditation – Mobilizing an Inter-Affiliate Team

Rebecca Cunningham, MD
University of Michigan Medical School
Landscape Survey on Opioid Misuse Work at University of Michigan

Nancy DeMore, MD
Medical University of South Carolina
Establishing Entrepreneurship Training for Medical Students

Linda DiMeglio, MD, MPH
Indiana University School of Medicine
Exploring Facilitators of Clinical Faculty Research Activities at the Indiana University School of Medicine: A Qualitative Study

Sharmila Dissanaike, MD
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
Expansion of Academic Surgical Services Beyond a Primary Teaching Hospital to Include Private Hospitals in the Region

ELAM fellow presenting her Institutional Action Project at the 2017 Leaders Forum

Linda Duska, MD, MPH
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Expansion of a Clinical Trials Management System: Uniting the University of Virginia School of Medicine Mission, Vision and Values to Improve Clinical Research

Corita Grudzen, MD
New York University School of Medicine
Achieving Excellence in Emergency Medicine Research

Isabella Grumbach, MD, PhD
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
Bring a Scientist to Rounds: New Formats for Teaching and Communication Among Clinicians, Scientists and Trainees

Ming Guo, MD, PhD
University of California, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Transformational Philanthropy

Odette Harris, MD, MPH
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford Networking Programs (SNaP)

Alyssa Hasty, PhD
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Building Comprehensive and Stage-Appropriate Mentoring Programs for Basic Science Faculty

Christy Holland, PhD
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Strategic Initiative for Biomedical Engineering Faculty at the University of Cincinnati to Enhance Recruitment and Career Development

Amy Holthouser, MD
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Development of a Longitudinal Medical Student Advising Model to Prevent Step 1 Failure

Jan Ching-Chun Hu, BDS, PhD
University of Michigan School of Dentistry
Impact of the U.S. Oral Sciences PhD Programs on Dental School Faculty Workforce: Analyses of Aggregate Program Enrollment, Graduates, and Placement Data

Rebecca Jacobson, MD, MS
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Leap Year – A Yearlong Program to Increase Collaboration Among Faculty in Biomedical Informatics, Computer Science and Information Science

Narmin Kassam, MD, MHPE
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Building Organizational Capacity for Clinical Quality Improvement in an Academic Health Center

Dawn Kleindorfer, MD
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Universal Paid Parental Leave for Clinical Faculty at University

Gita Lamba, MD, MS, HPEd
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
“Triple AEM” – Advancement of Clinical Faculty Through Engagement and Mentoring: Focus on Intersectionality and Functional/Team Mentoring

ELAM fellow presenting her Institutional Action Project at the 2017 Leaders Forum

Nita Limdi, PharmD, PhD
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
Development of a Pharmacogenomics Research and Implementation (PGxRI) Program

Lia Logio, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College
Informing a Strategic Plan for Faculty Development at Weill Cornell Medicine

Yvonne Lui, MD
New York University School of Medicine
OPERATION DEEP IMAGING: Artificial Intelligence Radiology (AIR) Research Core

Annie Medina-Walpole, MD
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
The University of Rochester Aging Institute: Transforming the Health of an Aging Society

Maral Mouradian, MD
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Developing a Faculty Mentoring Program at Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Myra Muramoto, MD, MPH
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Creating a Primary Care Fellowship in the Science of Health Care Delivery

Kathryn Myers, MD, EdM
Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University
Managing Change: Understanding Faculty Engagement for Competency-Based Medical Education

Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, PhD, MPH, RD
University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Envisioning 2/2/22: Five-Year Strategic Planning for the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Vivian Obeso, MD
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Using a Systems Approach to Develop a Competency-Based Assessment Program That Fosters Continuous Quality Improvement

Suzette Oyeku, MD, MPH
The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
Improving Pediatric Care Transitions: Enhancing Communication and Patient Experience Related to Referrals between Primary Care Providers and Specialists

Leslie Parent, MD
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Development of an Institutional Physician-Scientist Training Program (PSTP)

Roberta Pileggi, DDS, MS
University of Florida College of Dentistry
An Interprofessional Interface to Improve Oral Health among Children with Neurological Disorders

ELAM fellow presenting her Institutional Action Project at the 2017 Leaders Forum

Arnyce Pock, MD
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
Curriculum 2027: Envisioning the Future

Sue Pollart, MD, MS
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Preparing Fertile Ground: Fostering a Culture That Enables Diversity and Inclusion

Heather Prendergast, MD, MS, MPH
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
Enhancing Strategic Alignment Across a Faculty Physician Group Through Use of an Integrated Dashboard of Performance Metrics

Angie Ribera, PhD
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Support of Basic Science Research at Academic Medical Centers (AMCs)

Daisy Sahoo, PhD
Medical College of Wisconsin
Strategies to Facilitate Research for Clinical Faculty

Nancy Schoenberg, PhD
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
The Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET)

Pam Shaw, MD
University of Kansas School of Medicine
Early Meaningful Clinical Experiences for Medical Students in the ACE Curriculum

Betsy Trowbridge, MD
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
WIPCOT: WIsconsin Primary Care COmpensation Toolkit

Jayne Weiss, MD
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
Physician Well-Being Index Survey to Establish Benchmarks for Faculty Burnout

Joanne Wolfe, MD, MPH
Harvard Medical School
Leadership Bootcamp: Tackling Institutional Microclimates to Ensure Optimal Faculty Advancement Opportunities

Wei Yang, MD
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Model for Faculty Integration as Part of Strategic Academic Expansion into the Community

Laine Young-Walker, MD
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
Increasing Access to Evidence-Based Prevention Programs for Young Children and Families Through the Use of Community Wide Early Childhood Prevention Systems

ELAM fellow presenting her Institutional Action Project at the 2017 Leaders Forum

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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.