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ELAM Program Names New Class of Fellows

54 Women Faculty to Embark on Year-Long Program

May 24, 2016

The Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM) program at Drexel University College of Medicineis pleased to announce the selection of its 2016-2017 class of fellows.

This is the 22nd 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.

“We are once again thrilled to welcome to the ELAM Fellowship such a diverse and exceptional group of women, chosen from a highly competitive pool,” said Nancy Spector, MD, ELAM’s incoming director. “The skills in strategic finance, organizational change, and leadership that these women will be honing and practicing over this coming fellowship year will increase their capacity for leading organizational change in their own 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. The work of the fellowship is aimed to not only help participants 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 2017, the 54 members of this class will join a community of over 1,000 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 June with online assignments and community building activities that continue through the end of the program in April 2017. Fellows begin the first of three week-long, in-residence sessions when they meet for the first time at the Chubb Hotel and Conference Center in Lafayette Hill, Pa., on September 17, 2016.

Nita Ahuja, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Martha Alexander-Miller, PhD
Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Terri L. Ashmeade, MD
University of South Florida Health Morsani
College of Medicine

Karen Marie Basen-Engquist, PhD, MPH
The University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Laura Marie Borgelt, PharmD
University of Colorado Denver School of Pharmacy

Dawn S. Bragg, PhD
Medical College of Wisconsin

Cynthia Jean Brown, MD, MSPH
University of Alabama at Birmingham
School of Medicine

Kathryn Marie Cardarelli, PhD
University of Kentucky College of Public Health

Jenny Chee Ning Chang, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College

Jennifer G. Christner, MD
Baylor College of Medicine

Rebecca Miriam Cunningham, MD
University of Michigan Medical School

Nancy DeMore, MD
Medical University of South Carolina
College of Medicine

Linda A. DiMeglio, MD, MPH
Indiana University School of Medicine

Sharmila Dissanaike, MD
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine

Linda Duska, MD, MPH
University of Virginia School of Medicine

Corita Grudzen, MD
New York University School of Medicine

Ming Guo, MD, PhD
University of California, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Odette Althea Harris, MD, MPH
Stanford University School of Medicine

Alyssa Hasty, PhD
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Christy Katherine Holland, PhD
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Amy Laura Holthouser, MD
University of Louisville School of Medicine

Jan Ching-Chun Hu, BDS, PhD
University of Michigan School of Dentistry

Rebecca Sofia Jacobson, MD, MS
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Narmin Kassam, MD, MHPE
University of Alberta
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Dawn Olson Kleindorfer, MD
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Sangeeta Lamba, MD, MSHPEd
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Nita A. Limdi, PharmD, PhD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
School of Medicine

Lia Suzanne Logio, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College

Yvonne W. Lui, MD
New York University School of Medicine

Annette Marie Medina-Walpole, MD
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Mary Maral Mouradian, MD
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Myra Lee Muramoto, MD, MPH
University of Arizona College of Medicine

Kathryn Ann Myers, MD, EdM
University of Western Ontario Schulich
School of Medicine & Dentistry

Dianne Ruth Neumark-Sztainer, PhD, MPH, RD
University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Vivian Teresa Obeso, MD
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Suzette Oyeku, MD, MPH
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of
Yeshiva University

Leslie Joan Parent, MD
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

Roberta Pileggi, DDS, MS
University of Florida College of Dentistry

Margareta Danuta Pisarska, MD
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Arnyce Pock, MD
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine

Susan Marie Pollart, MD
University of Virginia School of Medicine

Heather Marie Prendergast, MD, MS, MPH
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine

Angeles Badell Ribera, PhD
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Daisy Sahoo, PhD
Medical College of Wisconsin

Nancy E. Schoenberg, PhD
University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Pam K. Shaw, MD
University of Kansas School of Medicine

Pamela Sklar, MD, PhD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Elizabeth R. Trowbridge, MD
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Jayne S. Weiss, MD
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans

Joanne Wolfe, MD, MPH
Harvard Medical School

Wei Tse Yang, MD
The University of Texas MD Anderson
Cancer Center

Kimberly A Yonkers, MD
Yale University School of Medicine

Laine Michelle Young-Walker, MD
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine