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ELAM Names New Class of Fellows

May 5, 2014

Drexel Dragon

The Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM) program at Drexel University College of Medicine is pleased to announce the selection of its 2014-2015 class of fellows.

This is the 20th incoming class for ELAM®, the only program in North America dedicated to preparing women for senior leadership roles in academic health science institutions, where they enhance institutional leadership diversity while contributing to organizational strategy and innovation. The one-year, part-time program combines three week-long in-residence sessions with distance learning, designed to take the leadership lessons gained from the classroom to practice in the fellows’ institutions.

“The curriculum addresses four major competencies of academic leadership,” said Diane Magrane, MD, director of Drexel’s International Center for Executive Leadership in Academics, which supports the program. “Fellows enter the program with a great capacity for leading organizational change – ELAM gives them the tools, road map, and confidence needed to make an impact on their institutions and beyond.”

Each fellow is supported by the dean or other senior official of her institution in her nomination for the program and continued mentorship. One aspect of this relationship is the curricular requirement to conduct an Institutional Action Project, developed in collaboration with the senior leadership. These action projects are designed to address a strategic institutional priority. Magrane explains, “The fellows’ projects not only help them understand the challenges facing academic health centers and the skills a leader must possess to address these challenges, but also often result in concrete, positive changes at their institutions.”

Upon completion of the one-year fellowship in April 2015, the 54 members of this class will join a community of over 800 alumnae – all highly accomplished women serving in a variety of leadership positions around the world, including department chairs, research center directors, deans and college presidents, as well as chief executives in health care and accrediting organizations.

The work for this incoming class begins in May with online assignments and community-building activities that continue through the end of the program in April 2015. Fellows begin the first of three week-long, in-residence sessions when they meet for the first time at the ACE Conference Center in Lafayette Hill, PA, on September 6, 2014.

About ELAM

ELAM is a core program of the Institute for Women's Health and Leadership® at Drexel University College of Medicine in 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. Learn more about ELAM program curriculum, faculty and participants.

2014-2015 ELAM Fellows

Eva Marie Aagaard, MD
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Eliana Martorano Amaral, MD, PhD
State University of Campinas - School of Medical Sciences- UNICAMP

Susan Marie Anderson, MD
University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine

Jessica L. Bienstock, MD, MPH
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Diane C. Bodurka, MD
University of Texas- MD Anderson Cancer Center

Adrienne Deyo Bonham, MD
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Marie Leslie Borum, MD, Ed.D., MPH
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Chantal Brazeau, MD
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Arleen F. Brown, MD, PhD
University of California, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Erika T. Brown, PhD
Morehouse School of Medicine

Vivian Budnik, PhD
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Wendy Chapman, PhD
University of Utah School of Medicine

Tracie Chianti Collins, MD, MPH
University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita

Tamera Coyne-Beasley, MD, MPH
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Chinazo Cunningham, MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

Vani Dandolu, MD, MPH, MBA
University of Nevada School of Medicine

Lisa J. Edelmann, PhD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Cynthia Neill Epperson, MD
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Monica Marie Farley, MD
Emory University School of Medicine

Geraldine Fox, MD, MHPE
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine

Priscilla Anne Furth, MD
Georgetown University School of Medicine

Mary P. Gallant, PhD, MPH
University of Albany SUNY School of Public Health

Nisha Jain Garg, PhD
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Jane Strandberg Gibson, PhD
University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Mary T. Hawn, MD, MPH
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine

Wendy Louise Hobson-Rohrer, MD, MSPH
University of Utah School of Medicine

Kimberly G. Hoffman, PhD
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine

Terrie Eleanor Inder, MD, PhD
Harvard Medical School

Lynnea Ann Johnson, PhD
University of Michigan School of Dentistry

Janet A. Jokela, MD, MPH
University of Illinois College of Medicine- Urbana-Champaign

Marcia Fay Katz, MD
Baylor College of Medicine

Rainu Kaushal, MD, MPH
Weill Cornell Medical College

Karen Eun-Young Kim, MD
University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences, The Pritzker School of Medicine

Mary M. Lee, MD
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Lorelei Anne Lingard, PhD
University of Western Ontario Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Robinna Gail Lorenz, MD, PhD
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine

Lucinda J. Lyon, RDH, DDS, EdD
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Beth Ann Malow, MD, MS
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Patricia Mary Manning-Courtney, MD
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Barbara Ann Miller, MD
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

Amy Patricia Murtha, MD
Duke University School of Medicine

Susan M. Perlis, EdD
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Carrie A Redlich, MD, MPH
Yale University School of Medicine

Cynthia Reyes, MD
University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Taylor Sohn Riall, MD, PhD
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Hope A. Ricciotti, MD
Harvard Medical School

Pamela D. Sass, MD
SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine

Susan K. Schultz, MD
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine

Angela M. Sharkey, MD
Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Martha Smith Tingen, PhD
Georgia Regents University Medical College of Georgia

Ezgi Tiryaki, MD
University of Minnesota Medical School

Consuelo Hopkins Wilkins, MD, MS
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Amy Watt Williams, MD
Mayo Medical School

Jennifer Pelt Wisdom, PhD, MPH
The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services

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