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ELAM Program Announces Graduation of 2013-2014 Class

May 5, 2014

The Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM®) program at Drexel University College of Medicine is pleased to announce the graduation of its 19th class. This graduating class of fellows joins a diverse community of over 770 alumnae leaders that represent over 180 medical, dental, and public health schools from around the world.

ELAM®, established in 1995, 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 intensive fellowship encompasses executive education, personal leadership assessments and coaching, and networking and mentoring activities aimed at broadening perspectives, building new capacities, and encouraging professional connections. Program assignments, both group and individual, provide opportunities for applying and exercising leadership skills in a variety of situations and settings.

The members of the 2014 graduating class of ELAM are joining a community of highly accomplished leaders. Over 800 alumnae around the world serve in a variety of leadership positions including department chairs, research center directors, deans and college presidents as well as chief executives in health care and accrediting organizations.

The year-long fellowship concluded in April with the capstone event, the 2014 Leaders Forum. This event, which brought together the fellows and their deans or other senior officials, featured a poster symposium highlighting the fellows’ Institutional Action Projects. These projects were conducted at their home institutions and designed to address an institutional or departmental need or priority.

“The projects conducted by this year’s class of fellows were extraordinary,” said Diane Magrane, executive director of the International Center for Executive Leadership in Academics, which supports the ELAM program. The quality and impact of these projects is a testament to the capability of the members of this class to enact powerful systemic change at their home institutions and beyond.”

ELAM’s mission is to increase the number and impact of women in senior academic leadership positions. From there, these new appointments will help change the culture of academic health organizations in becoming more accepting of different perspectives and more responsive to societal needs and expectations. ELAM graduates now number more than 800, and serve in numerous leadership positions – department head through university president – at over 195 academic health centers and organizations internationally. Currently, ELAM graduates number:

  • Ten of the 20 current women deans at U.S. medical schools
  • Seven of the 11 women deans at U.S. dental schools
  • One of 15 women deans at U.S. public health schools
  • In addition, four ELAM graduates are deans of U.S. graduate schools
  • 122 department chairs at medical schools, 11 at dental schools, and 7 at public health schools
  • 43 chief executive or academic officers (presidents and chief executive officers, provosts)
  • 19 associate/vice/senior associate provosts
  • 41 vice presidents

2013-2014 ELAM Graduating Class

Marsha S. Anderson, MD
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Gladys Maria Ayala, MD, MPH
New York Medical College

Lynne Taylor Bemis, PhD
University of Minnesota Medical School

Lori A. Boardman, MD, ScM
University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Maria Elena Bottazzi, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine

Diane Wolf Braza, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin

Ruth C. Carlos, MD
University of Michigan Medical School

Mercedes Renee Carnethon, PhD
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Millicent King Channell, DO
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine

Linda Chaudron, MD
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Susan Chubinskaya, PhD
Rush Medical College of Rush University

Lorraine M. Conroy, ScD
University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health

Cynthia Elizabeth Dunbar, MD
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Francesca Colecraft Dwamena, MD
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Helen Link Egger, MD
Duke University School of Medicine

Dee E. Fenner, MD
University of Michigan Medical School

Digna Saunders Forbes, MD
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine

Jeanne-Marie Guise, MD, MPH
Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine

Barbara L. Hempstead, MD, PhD
Weill Cornell Medical College

Cherri D. Hobgood, MD
Indiana University School of Medicine

Debra E. Houry, MD, MPH
Emory University School of Medicine

Denise Marie Hynes, PhD, MPH, RN
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine

Sharon K. Inouye, MD, MPH
Harvard Medical School

Beth Diane Kirkpatrick, MD
University of Vermont College of Medicine

Anh Dao Le, DDS, PhD
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

Janice S. Lee, DDS, MD, MS
University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry

Sharon S. Lehman, MD
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University

Jennifer Katherine Lodge, PhD
Washington University School of Medicine

Ambika Mathur, PhD
Wayne State University School of Medicine

Sarah E. Millar, PhD
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Eileen Marie Moser, MD
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

Leigh Neumayer, MD, MS
University of Utah School of Medicine

Anuradha Paranjape, MD, MPH
Temple University School of Medicine

Tassy Parker, PhD, RN
University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Elizabeth Kimberli Peck, MD
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine

Irina Petrache, MD
Indiana University School of Medicine

Ismene L. Petrakis, MD
Yale University School of Medicine

Carla M. Pugh, MD, PhD
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health

Jane Frances Reckelhoff, PhD
University of Mississippi School of Medicine

Sheila Riggs, DDS, DMSc
University of Minnesota School of Dentistry

Monica A. Shaw, MD
University of Louisville School of Medicine

Elizabeth Ann Shenkman, PhD
University of Florida College of Medicine

Melissa Andrea Simon, MD, MPH
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Maureen A. Smith, MD, PhD, MPH
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health

Anna Spagnoli, MD
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Tamara L. Thomas, MD
Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Leslie Renee Walker-Harding, MD
University of Washington School of Medicine

Karen Patricia Williams, PhD
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Yolanda H. Wimberly, MD, MSc
Morehouse School of Medicine

Shanta M. Zimmer, MD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

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