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Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® 2022 Leaders Forum

2022 Institutional Action Projects

The 2022 ELAM Leaders Forum took place April 27 and 28 at at the Hotel Du Pont in Wilmington, Delaware. The fellows' IAP posters are linked below.


Leslie Appiah, MD
University of Colorado School of Medicine Anschutz Medical Campus
Improving UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital US News and World Report (USNWR) Gynecology Ranking for Best Hospitals

Erika Banks, MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Integrating Social Care into Women’s Health Care: Strategic Alignment of Ob/Gyn with Montefiore Health Systems’ Social Determinants of Health Screening and Referral Initiative

Carlee Clark, MD
Medical University of South Carolina
Systemization of Anesthesia services across MUSC Health

Cristin Colford, MD
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Enhancing clinical communication to improve patient care and reputational metrics on academic internal medicine inpatient services

Katherine Deans, MD, MHSc
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Improving Integration of Clinical Research with Clinical Care: Moving Towards a Patient-Centered Academic Health Care Model

Kristina Duffin, MD, MS
University of Utah School of Medicine
Framework for Evaluating Feasibility of a Digital Dermatopathology Platform

Cathy Eng, MD
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Strategic Relations Development within Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC)/Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC)

Maria Therese Galang-Boquiren, DMD, MS
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
Developing an Integrated Sleep Medicine – Dental Sleep Medicine Clinic at UI Health

Holly Hedrick, MD
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Elevation of Infant Transitional Care Unit

Maria Kelly, MD
University of Florida College of Medicine
A Bridge for Continued Care: Creating an Adolescent and Young Adult Transition Process

Judith McKenzie, MD, MPH
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Best Practices for Implementation of an Employee-based COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic – A Model for Future Pandemic Preparedness

Anne McKenzie-Brown, MD
Emory University School of Medicine
Minimizing Unnecessary Perioperative Opioid Use in Patients Receiving Lumbar Spine Surgery

Madhusmita Misra, MD, MPH
Harvard Medical School
Defining Time and Resource Availability to Clinical Faculty to Enable Academic Success

Mangala Narasimhan, DO
Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
The Creation of a Critical Care Service Line

Erika Newman, MD
University of Michigan Medical School
Creating Access to Comprehensive Specialty Healthcare for All Children

Jehni Robinson, MD, FAAFP
Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Advancing health equity for the diverse communities we serve: Developing a dashboard to mark progress

Rebecca Rogers, MD
Albany Medical Center
Expanding telehealth services at Albany Medical Center

Audrey Tyrka, MD, PhD
Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
Healthcare for Living and Dying: An Academic Patient Perspective

Education/Faculty Development

Shobhina Chheda, MD, MPH
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health
Promoting Medical Student Equity and Inclusion through Curriculum and Support of Faculty Teachers

Shirley Delair, MD, MPH
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine
Establishing a College of Medicine (COM) Community Collaborative Academy – Engaging Community Leaders in Teaching Future Health Professionals

Cynthia Emory, MD
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
FLOW: Future Leaders of Wake

Rahel Ghebre, MD, MPH
University of Minnesota Medical School
Promotion of mid-career women in academic medicine

Nora Gimpel, MD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Integrated community health training at UT Southwestern Medical School

Melinda Hamilton, MD, MS
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Foundations for Clinician EdUcator Success (FOCUS): An Essential Curriculum for Clinician Educators

Jennifer Harvey, MD
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Beyond Residency: Basic and Advanced Leadership Skills for Practice

Memoona Hasnain, MD, MHPE, PhD
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
Faculty Development to Foster Leadership, Advancement, Well-being, Joy, and Flourishing

Jo Anna Leuck, MD
TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine
Building Empathetic Scholars by Incorporating Human-Centered Design Across a Medical School Curriculum: A Collaborative Project with the Neeley School of Business

Mildred Olivier, MD, BS
Ponce Health Sciences University – St. Louis
Engaging Elementary School Students, their Parents/Guardians, and Teachers in a Program to Encourage Medical School Aspirations of Student from Populations Underrepresented in Medicine

Karen Restifo, MD, JD
Drexel University Regional Campus of the College of Medicine, West Reading
A New Four-Year Regional Campus of Drexel University College of Medicine – Issues to Consider

Sally Santen, MD, PhD
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
American Medical Association & University of Cincinnati Resident Diversity Leadership Program

Jessica Snowden, MD, MS
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine
Developing emerging leaders in academic medicine: URIM track within a Colleges of Medicine and Business partnership in faculty leadership skills development

Abby Spencer, MD, MS
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Development and Implementation of a Graduate Medical Education Program Director Bootcamp

Joan St. Onge, MD, MPH
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
MOVING FORWARD: A Mentoring Program for Clinician Educators

Erica Sutton, MD
Morehouse School of Medicine
Morehouse School of Medicine, Columbus Regional Campus

Judy Tung, MD
New York – Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Enhancing the Faculty Mentoring Experience at Weill Cornell Medicine

Carrie Wieneke, MD
University of Kansas School of Medicine
Implementing Local Learning Circle

Faculty Affairs/Administration

Scarlett Bellamy, ScD
Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health
A Framework for Implementing Transformational Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Work in Academic Public Health

Kristen Atkins, MD
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Onboarding Division Director to Impact Effectiveness

Cathy Bradley, PhD
Colorado School of Public Health
Philanthropy in Public Health: Challenging in raising large gifts

Takesha Cooper, MD, MS
University of California, Riverside School of Medicine
Integrating DEI within the 4-fold mission at the UCR SOM

Cindy Crusto, PhD
Yale University School of Medicine
The Yale Department of Psychiatry Anti-Racism Task Force: A Model for Promoting Racial Equity in Academic Medical Centers

Ihuoma Eneli, MD, MS
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Addressing Institutional Responsibility in Workplace Mobbing (Group Bullying)

Kristin Hahn-Cover, MD
University of Missouri- Columbia School of Medicine
Creating welcoming communities to improve retention and decrease burnout

Clara Lee, MD, MPP
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Developing a Culture of Scholarship in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at The Ohio State University

Merry Lindsey, PhD
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine
Faculty as active participants of change

Margaret Maimone, PhD
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Paving the Pathway to Promotion for Educators - Creating Clarity and Transparency

Deena McRae, MD
University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine
The Well-Being of Women Physicians of Color: Burnout, Career Satisfaction and Mental Health

Alison Netski, MD
University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine
Communication, Conflict and Culture: Getting the Workplace Back on Track

Marylyn Ritchie, PhD
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Strategic Planning for the Learning Health System: Lessons Learned at Penn Medicine

Michelle Roett, MD, MPH, FAAFP, CPE
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Georgetown University Center for Health Equity

Julie Silver, MD
Harvard Medical School
Analysis of Faculty Retention and Attrition

Erica Teixeira, DDS, MS, PhD
The University of Iowa College of Dentistry
Development and Implementation of a Faculty Exit Interview Model

Renuga Vivekanandan, MD
Creighton University School of Medicine
Advancing Inclusion


Amy Brooks-Kayal, MD, FAAN, FANA, FAES
University of California, Davis, School of Medicine
Advancing Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Neuroscience at UC Davis: The UC Davis Neuroscience Consortium

Heide Ford, PhD
University of Colorado School of Medicine Anschutz Medical Campus
An Investigation into Philanthropy to Basic Science Research

Xuemei Huang, MD, PhD
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Establishing a Dedicated Office for Supporting Clinician-Investigators

Sara Jones, PhD
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Designing the Atrium Health Wake Forest Neuroscience Research Center

Shabaana Khader, PhD
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
A Framework for Establishment of a Developmental Center For AIDs Research (D-CFAR) in St. Louis

Tara Lagu, MD, MPH
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Development of a Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research to Bridge Healthcare Delivery, Implementation Science, Health Equity, and Population Health

Dana McTigue, PhD
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Develop and Implement a Transparent and Equitable Policy for Research Space Allocation in the College of Medicine

Leslie Morse, DO
University of Minnesota Medical School
Creation of the Minnesota Regional SCI Model System

Susanna Naggie, MD, MHS
Duke University School of Medicine
Changing the Face of Clinical Research at Duke through Community Outreach and Engagement

Teryl Nuckols, MD, MSHS
University of California, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Establishing the Cedars-Sinai Center for Health Services Research in Geriatrics

Lisa Prosser, PhD, MS
University of Michigan Medical School
Retention of Mid-Level/Senior Women Faculty Scientists: A Toolkit for Chairs and Directors

Carolyn Smith, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine
Enhancing Faculty-Trainee Mentorship and Communication in the Basic & Translational Science Research Environment

Lindsay Thompson, MD, MS
University of Florida College of Medicine
The PoRCH Model: A Pathway to Excellence for a Centralized Research Infrastructure at the University of Florida, College of Medicine

Veronica Tom, PhD
Drexel University College of Medicine
Culture assessment of basic science research faculty

Achala Vagal, MD, MS
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Establishing a National Imaging Management and Research Center

Donna Washington, MD, MPH
University of California, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Developing Health Equity Researchers and an Equity Cross-Cutting Research Approach

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