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National Leadership Program Names New Class of Fellows

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 2013-2014 class of fellows.

DrexelThis is the 19th 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.

Upon completion of the one-year fellowship in May 2014, the 54 members of this class will join 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 alumnae are key to the success of ELAM's mission," said Diane Magrane, M.D., director of Drexel's International Center for Executive Leadership in Academics, which supports the program. "I am pleased to hear how, in many of our medical, dental and public health schools, the alumnae are not only in strong leadership positions, but also are collaborating to prepare and support their school's fellow as she enters this intensive year of on-the-job study. In this way, the school makes the most of the investment in its faculty members' ELAM participation."

Faculty from across North America join a thriving community of Academic Health Leaders

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."

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 May 2014. 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 28, 2013.

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.

2013-2014 ELAM Fellows

Marsha S. Anderson, M.D.
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Gladys Maria Ayala, M.D., MPH
New York Medical College
Lynne Taylor Bemis, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota Medical School
Lori A. Boardman, M.D., Sc.M.
University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Maria Elena Bottazzi, Ph.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Diane Wolf Braza, M.D.
Medical College of Wisconsin
Yvette Calderon, M.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Ruth C. Carlos, M.D.
University of Michigan Medical School
Mercedes Renee Carnethon, Ph.D.
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Millicent King Channell, D.O.
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine
Linda Chaudron, M.D.
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Susan Chubinskaya, Ph.D.
Rush Medical College of Rush University
Lorraine M. Conroy, Sc.D.
University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health
Cynthia Elizabeth Dunbar, M.D.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Francesca Colecraft Dwamena, M.D.
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Helen Link Egger, M.D.
Duke University School of Medicine
Dee E. Fenner, M.D.
University of Michigan Medical School
Digna Saunders Forbes, M.D.
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
Jeanne-Marie Guise, M.D., MPH
Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine
Barbara L. Hempstead, M.D., Ph.D.
Weill Cornell Medical College
Cherri D. Hobgood, M.D.
Indiana University School of Medicine
Debra E. Houry, M.D., MPH
Emory University School of Medicine
Denise Marie Hynes, Ph.D., MPH, R.N.
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
Sharon K. Inouye, M.D., MPH
Harvard Medical School
Beth Diane Kirkpatrick, M.D.
University of Vermont College of Medicine
Anh Dao Le, DDS, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Janice S. Lee, DDS, M.D., M.S.
University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry
Sharon S. Lehman, M.D.
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Lorelei Anne Lingard, Ph.D.
University of Western Ontario Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
Jennifer Katherine Lodge, Ph.D.
Washington University School of Medicine
Ambika Mathur, Ph.D.
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Sarah E. Millar, Ph.D.
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Eileen Marie Moser, M.D.
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Leigh Neumayer, M.D., M.S.
University of Utah School of Medicine
Anuradha Paranjape, M.D., MPH
Temple University School of Medicine
Tassy Parker, Ph.D., R.N.
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Elizabeth Kimberli Peck, M.D.
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
Irina Petrache, M.D.
Indiana University School of Medicine
Ismene L. Petrakis, M.D.
Yale University School of Medicine
Carla M. Pugh, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health
Jane Frances Reckelhoff, Ph.D.
University of Mississippi School of Medicine
Sheila Riggs, DDS, DMSc
University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
Monica A. Shaw, M.D.
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Elizabeth Ann Shenkman, Ph.D.
University of Florida College of Medicine
Melissa Andrea Simon, M.D., MPH
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Maureen A. Smith, M.D., Ph.D., MPH
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health
Anna Spagnoli, M.D.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Tamara L. Thomas, M.D.
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Martha Smith Tingen, Ph.D.
Georgia Regents University Medical College of Georgia
Debra Beth Waldron, M.D., MPH
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
Leslie Renee Walker-Harding, M.D.
University of Washington School of Medicine
Karen Patricia Williams, Ph.D.
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Yolanda H. Wimberly, M.D., M.Sc.
Morehouse School of Medicine
Shanta M. Zimmer, M.D.
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine



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