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Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® 2023 Leaders Forum

The ELAM and ELH 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.

IAPs are completed in one of five categories: administration, clinical, education, faculty development and research. The IAP posters from the 2023 ELH Leaders Forum are available to download as PDFs below.


Tomi Akinyemiju, PhD, MS
Duke University School of Medicine
One Duke Health Equity Strategy

Leah Backhus, MD, MPH
Stanford University School of Medicine
Identifying and Addressing Systems Based Processes Contributing to Reports of Unprofessional Behavior

Amber Barnato, MD, MPH, MS
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Dartmouth Health Equity Atlas

Melissa Bauman, PhD
University of California Davis Health System
Developing and Implementing a Strategic Plan to Support Gender Equity at the UC Davis School of Medicine

Mara Becker, MD, MSCE
Duke University School of Medicine
An Integrated Coaching Framework for Academic Leaders

Rinad Beidas, PhD
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Creating a Bridge Between Social Science and Northwestern Medicine

Ghada Bourjeily, MD, MA
Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
Improving the Promotions Process

Felicity Enders, PhD, MPH
Mayo Clinic
Implementation of an Institutional Equity Action Plan

Vidya Kidambi, MD, MS
Medical College of Wisconsin
Value Assignment to Non-RVU Based Activities of Clinical Faculty

Laxmi Mehta, MD
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Developing a Medical Center and College of Medicine Wellbeing Program

Pari Pandharipande, MD, MPH
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Workforce Model of the Future

Liana Tsikitis, MD, MCR, MBA
Oregon Health and Science University
Promotion and Tenure Nuts and Bolts : Building a Transparency Process for the Department

Monnie Wasse, MD, MPH
Rush University Medical Center
Assessment of the Rush Compensation Plan: Goals, Perception & Impact

Rebecca Wilcox, MD
University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine
Defining Metrics: Optimizing the Development and Assessment of Creative Programs and Policies that Drive Vigorous, Inclusive, and Efficient Faculty Recruitment and Retention

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Biykem Bozkurt, MD, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine
Integrated Framework for Faculty Life Cycle

Molly Conroy, MD, MPH
University of Utah School of Medicine
Training Primary Care Teams Where People Live and Work at the University of Utah

Katherine Coyner, MD
University of Connecticut
UCONN Health Center for Female Athletes

Clara Curiel, MD
University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
Strategic Roadmap to Transition the UA COM-Tucson Dermatology Division into a Solid and Sustainable Department

Dee Ford, MD
Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
A Comprehensive Respiratory Institute

Janna Friedly, MD, MPH
University of Washington
Improving Rehabilitation Consult Services Across the Care Continuum at UW Medicine

Chanita Halbert, PhD
Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Data Driven Approaches for Population Health Management

KMarie King, MD, MS, MBA
Albany Medical College
Surgical Integration Across the New Albany Med Health System

Colleen Kraft, MD
Emory University School of Medicine
Creating a Patient Safety Learning Laboratory at a University Hospital

Kelsey Logan, MD, MPH
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Expanding Use of Urgent Telehealth Visits for Children with Chronic Health Issues

Kelly McQueen, MD, MPH
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health
Moving the Needle: Assessing Perioperative Outcomes to Address Health System Anesthesia Inequities

Tracey Milligan, MD
New York Medical College
Transitions in Care Through the Use of Resident Tele-Neurology

Sung-Yun Pai, MD
National Institutes of Health
Restructuring the NIH Transplantation and Cell Therapy Clinical Program

Sara Pasquali, MD, MHS
University of Michigan Medical School
Models for Congenital Heart Center Structure and Health System Integration

Flavia Pirih, DDS, PhD
University of California, Los Angeles
Evaluating the Feasibility of Expanding Periodontal Access in Los Angeles County

Kristen Plastino, PharmD, MD
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine
Decreasing the OB/GYN Surgical Procedure Denial Rate by Improving Surgical Scheduling, Timeliness of Authorization, and Communication Between Med School Surgeons and a Publicly-Owned Hospital While Decreasing Duplicity

Elizabeth Rebello, MD
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Protecting the Second Victim: Our Institutional Response to Medical Error

Heather Schacht Reisinger, PhD
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
Applying the Lessons of Implementation Science to Population Health

Cynthia Rogers, MD
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Addressing the Child Mental Health Crisis Through Enhanced Access, Collaborative Care and Education

Tamara Rozental, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
An Integrated Model for Hand and Upper Extremity Care

Ashley Wysong, MD, MS
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine
Defining Meaningful Metrics for Clinical Programs in an Academic Medical Center

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Lisa Auerbach, MD, MS, HPEd
CUNY School of Medicine
Supporting Students at a Mission Driven Medical School

Tracy de Peralta, DMD, PhD, MClinEd
University of Colorado Denver School of Dental Medicine
Development of the Dental Advanced Simulation Hub

Lou Edje, MD, MHPE
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati Advocacy Training Program (UCH-ATP)

Dana Farabaugh, MD
Drexel University College of Medicine
Creation of an Onboarding Module for Clinical Educators

April Hartman, MD
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
Pediatric Pathways: Standardized Patient Program

Nikita Mirajkar, PhD
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine- Georgia Campus
Revamping the Course Evaluation Process

Jeanette Morrison, MD
Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Expanding Opportunities for Students to Earn Distinction at Chicago Medical School

Flavia Nobay, MD
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Creating an Academy of Career Mentors for URiM Medical School Students

Maria Sheakley, PhD
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
Early Identification and Intervention for At-Risk Students in the Match

Stephanie White, MD
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Developing a Department of Academic Medical Education

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Faculty Development

Diane Chico, PhD
Texas A&M University College of Medicine
Creating a Culture of Medical Education Research & Scholarship: Scholarship Awards for Medical Students

Heather Clauss, MD
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
A Longitudinal Faculty Development Academy in an Urban Academic Medical Center

Suzanne Danhauer, PhD
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
The ANCHOR Program: Creating a Culture of Caring Connections & Well-Being in Academic Medicine

Rose Fernandez, MD
University of Florida College of Medicine
Healthcare EducAtion Research (HEAR) Scholars: Creating an Early Training Program to Build Institutional Capacity in Medical Education Research

Karen Friedman, MD, MS
Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Building a Faculty Development Community of Practice Across A Large Geographically Dispersed Health System

Meg Frizzola, DO
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Jefferson University
Development and Implementation of a Physician led Coaching Program at a Multisite Academic Medical Center

Libby Grubbs, MD
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Creating Transparency in Faculty Mandatory Training

Elizabeth Jackson, MD, MPH
University of Alabama at Birmingham Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine
Training Inclusive Mentors: How to Mentor Outside Your “Tribe”

Kara Laing, MD
Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine
Development of Continuing Professional Development Tools for Senior leaders in Canadian Medical Schools

Anne Larkin, MD, FACS
UMass Chan Medical School
The Development and Implementation of an Academy of Educators at the UMass Chan Medical School

Nathalie May, MD
Drexel University College of Medicine
Peer Community Building Network

Anna Moore, PhD
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Faculty Development Program for Black Imaging Scientists

Radha Nandagopal, MD
Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
Developing an Inclusive Academy of Educators at a Community-Based Land Grant Medical School

Erin Pukenas, MD
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University's Future Leaders Academy

Christine Riedy Murphy, PhD, MPH
Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Peer Teaching Evaluation and Coaching (P-TEaCh) Program

Lauren Sansing, MD, MS
Yale University School of Medicine
Harmonizing Educational Research Programs for Early Faculty Development

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Laura Alonso, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College
Recapturing the Passionate Roots of Medical Discovery in the Academic Medical Center, Starting with One Endocrinology Division

Ruth Farrell, MD, MA
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
A Pilot to Establish a Robust Research Infrastucture in the Region

Monika Goyal, MD, MSCE
Children's National Medical Center
Establishing the Foundation for an Institute for Health Equity Research

Angela Jefferson, PhD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Establishing an Institutional Research Core

Ruth Keri, PhD
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Development of a Translational Breast Cancer Research Program

Jennifer Kraschnewski, MD, MPH
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Addressing Barriers to Research Participation Through a Mobile Clinical Research Center

Daniela Ladner, MD, MPH
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Research Sustainability Action Plan for Surgeon-Scientists

Nancy Pandhi, MD, MPH, PhD
University of New Mexico Health Science Center
University of New Mexico Clinical and Translational Sciences Center

Priscilla Pemu, MD
Morehouse School of Medicine
Creating Diverse Clinical Research Teams

Yael Schenker, MD, MAS
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Expanding Philanthropic Support for the University of Pittsburgh's Palliative Research Center

Irini Sereti, MD, MHS
National Institutes of Health
Restructuring of HIV NIAID Clinic

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