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Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® 2020 Leaders Forum

2020 Institutional Action Projects

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Leaders Forum was not held as scheduled. Instead the fellows presented their IAPs to their deans virtually on September 8. Their posters are available for download as PDFs below.


Lilian M. Abbo
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Jackson Health System
Developing, Operationalizing, and Implementing a Leadership response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Julie Bauman
University of Arizona Cancer Center
Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast: Pre-Strategic Planning at an NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Rachel Buchsbaum
Tufts Medical Center
Establishing a Matrix Cancer Center at Tufts Medical Center

Nichole Carlson
Colorado School of Public Health
Creating a Philanthropic Strategy for Departments and Centers

Deborah Conway
UT Health San Antonio Lozano Long School of Medicine
Strategic allocation of state funds for UME: A re-design opportunity for the eRVU system at UT Health San Antonio Lozano Long School of Medicine

Angela Ellison
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Advancing Health Equity: Journey From Steering Committee to A Center

Lisa Halvorson
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development
Functional Needs Analysis and Re-Structuring in the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

Reshma Jagsi
University of Michigan
Developing a Durable Measurement and Evaluation Strategy to Inform Efforts to Combat Sexual Harassment in Academic Medical Centers

Megan Mahoney
Stanford Medicine
Human-centered Design of Quality Improvement Projects in a Department of Medicine

Peggy McNaull
University of North Carolina Medical Center
UNC Medical Center Quality and Safety: Breaking Down Silos

Mooyeon Oh-Park
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Academic Integration of Rehabilitation Hospital to Healthcare System

Mithu Sen
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, The University of Western Ontario
Faculty Wellness Program: Framework, Implementation, Assessment & Dissemination

Renee Turchi
Drexel University College of Medicine, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health
The Rebirth of A Children’s Hospital into a New Family: The St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children Experience

Louise Walter
University of California San Francisco
Integration of Academic Geriatrics into Community Post-Acute Care

Wendi Wills El-Amin
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Equity Ambassadors: A Key Initiative for Building an Antiracist Institution


April Armstrong
Penn State Health Milton Hershey Medical Center
Development of an Orthopaedic Acute Injury Walk-In Clinic

Kathleen Barnes
No presentation

Stephanie Blank
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
It Takes a Pandemic: Optimization of Genomic Characterization of Gynecologic Cancers via a Long-Awaited Paradigm Shift

Paula Ferrada
Virginia Commonwealth University
Interdisciplinary Approach Decreased ventilator Days on Elective Surgical Patients

Andrea Hayes-Jordan
University of North Carolina School of Medicine North Carolina Children's Hospital
Achieving Level 1 Children’s Hospital Certification at the University of North Carolina Childrens Hospital Surgical Services from the American College of Surgeons

Men-Jean Lee
John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai'i
A Needs Assessment for Maternal Telehealth Services in The State of Hawai'i

Elizabeth Leenellett
University of Cincinnati
Emergency Department Cost Savingsfor System Sustainability

Donna Martin
The University of Michigan Medical School
Stewardship of Genetic Services at Michigan Medicine

Nicole McCoin
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Six Hour Cut Off Time from ED Bed to Admission Disposition: A Win-Win for Patients; Providers; and the Institution

Tiffany Moore Simas
University of Massachusetts Medical School/UMass Memorial Health Care
Gestating & Rebirthing a Community-based Maternity Program – A System-wide Partnership

Nancy Murphy
University of Utah School of Medicine
Children with Medical Complexity: Building Partnerships in Comprehensive Care

Laura Phieffer
No presentation

Kris Reber
Nationwide Children's & The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Supporting Mothers, Infants and Families Affected by Opiate Use Disorder (OUD)

Marjorie Wang
Medical College of Wisconsin
Restoring Alignment: Patient-Centered Multidisciplinary Spine Care in a Changing Health Care Environment


Ngozi Anachebe
Morehouse School of Medicine
The Formation of an Empowered Student Wellness Group in the Re-development of Student Health and Wellness Services

Evelyn Anthony
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Clinical Pathway to Promotion: Recognition of a Growing Academic Faculty Phenotype

Maryam Asgari
The Harvard Medical School
Defining Metrics for Clinical Excellence at Harvard Medical School

Jennifer Boardman
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Developing a Learner Success Ecosystem

Chiquita Collins
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Inclusive Excellence: Implementing a Cohort-Based, Experiential Faculty Development Program at a Hispanic-Serving Institution

Deborah DeWaay
University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine
Making the EPAs Meaningful: Specialty Entrustable Professional Activities for Undergraduate Medical Education

Yoon Kang
Weill Cornell Medicine
Promoting Equal Opportunity for Medical Students: Initial Impact of a Debt-free Initiative

Robyn Klein
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Establishment of a Biomedical Industry Career Pathway for Graduate Students at Washington University STL

Evie Lalla
Columbia College of Dental Medicine
Formal Faculty Mentoring Programs at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

B. Paige Lawrence
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Developing a Peer-to-Peer Professionalism Program

Kathy Miller
Indiana University School of Medicine
Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Certificate in Clinical Research Management – Expanding the Research Workforce While Enhancing Education

Jocelyn Mitchell-Williams
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Pathways to Promotion: Providing Women in Academic With Tools to Advance In Their Careers

Melissa Perry
George Washington University Office of the Provost and Milken Institute School of Public Health
GWALA: George Washington Academic Leaders Academy Cultivating Tomorrow’s University Leaders

Michelle Robinson
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry
Development of a Personalized Faculty Development Platform: Using Essential Attributes to Match Faculty to Opportunities

Judith Simms-Cendan
University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Evaluation of the Credentialing Processes for the Clinical Students of the UCF Academic Health Science Center

Pamela Williams
F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Establishing a Structured Integrated Career Advising Program for the USU School of Medicine


Cory Abate-Shen
Columbia University
Revitalizing a pharmacology department as a center of excellence for translational research

Ann Anderson Berry
The Child Health Research Institute: Children's & University of Nebraska Medical Center
Development of the Child Health Research Institute: After the formal establishment - operating details are essential for success

Anuja (Anu) Antony
Rush University System for Health
Creating a Culture of Innovation at Rush University Medical Center

Karen Ballen
University of Virginia
Faculty Mentorship to Increase Clinical Research Productivity in the Department of Medicine at the University of Virginia

Jerica Berge
University of Minnesota
CWIMS: Igniting Action and Measuring Impact

Penelope Duerksen-Hughes
Loma Linda University
Feasibility Study: LLISN - Loma Linda International Surveillance Network

Amy Kind
University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health
Building a Foundational Framework Towards Establishment of a Center for Social Determinants of Health Research

Purnima Kumar
College of Dentistry, The Ohio State University
Creating A Center For Integrated Oral Health Research

Amber Luong
University of Texas Health: McGovern Medical School
Addressing the Crisis: Engaging and Supporting Academic Clinicians in Research

Kristen Nadeau
Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Development of a CU Anschutz Diabetes Research Center Across the Lifespan

Elizabeth Parks
University of Missouri School of Medicine
Factors for consideration in academic research space allocation

Geeta Swamy
Duke University School of Medicine
Research Quality Management at Duke: Innovate and implement research quality best practices

Neli Ulrich
University of Utah, Huntsman Cancer Institute
Development, implementation, and evaluation of a joint research funding mechanism addressing cancer control needs of the state: The Utah Grand Challenges

Rachel Whitmer
UC Davis Health
Establishment of the Professional Climate Initiative for UC Davis Health

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