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Nancy Spector, MD, and Mary Anne Delaney, MD, Named ELAM Directors

August 24, 2016

Nancy D. Spector, MD, was recently appointed as director of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program for women, succeeding Diane Magrane, MD, who has been named director emerita.

An ELUM herself (Class of 2010), Dr. Spector previously served as associate director of the program. She is also the associate dean for faculty development at the College of Medicine, where she holds the rank of professor in the Department of Pediatrics.

In addition to these roles, Dr. Spector served for many years as director of the Pediatric Residency program and associate chair of education and faculty development at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. She is a nationally recognized educator in the fields of faculty and professional development, curriculum development and mentoring. Pediatric colleagues recognized her prominence as an educator and as a national leader by electing Dr. Spector to the American Pediatric Society.

Dr. Spector is a graduate of Brown University and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She completed her residency, chief residency and general academic pediatrics fellowship at St. Christopher’s.

Mary Anne Delaney, MD, will now serve as associate director of the ELAM program. Dr. Delaney is the associate dean for faculty affairs at the College of Medicine and is a professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry.

Dr. Delaney has been the service chief for psychiatry at Hahnemann University Hospital for a number of years. She has been involved in funded research programs in the area of systems of care for children with mental health needs and in autism treatments. She has served on multiple administrative committees for the College and has been the chair of the Faculty Steering Committee and the Bylaws Committee.

An ELUM from the Class of 2008, Dr. Delaney has been a member of the program faculty since 2007 and has overseen the ELAM finance curriculum. As associate director she will focus on operations.

Dr. Delaney received her medical degree from Hahnemann Medical College, where she remained for her residency in psychiatry and fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry. She also completed training in adult psychoanalysis, and child and adolescent psychoanalysis at the Philadelphia Psychoanalytic Society.