Announcing the ELAM Class of 2020
ELAM is very pleased to announce the selection of its 25th anniversary class of fellows! "We're excited to welcome 61 fellows into the 25th anniversary class of ELAM," says Nancy D. Spector, MD, executive director of ELAM. "The women are outstanding leaders who are capable of making critical systemic change in their institutions. We're looking forward to celebrating our 25th year with them and our entire community of alumnae, institutions and supporters."
A very special thank you goes to all of you who nominated, recommended, or mentored a colleague through the application process. ELAM continues to be greatly enriched by the support we receive from our alumnae and supporters.
The 2020 Class of ELAM will convene for the first time at the Chubb Conference Center in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, on September 14, 2019.
Read more and see the full list of new Fellows
Congratulations and welcome to all!
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May 1, 2020
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Vice President, Operations
, Froedtert Hospital/Medical College of Wisconsin. ELUMs at the institution are Diane Braza, Laura Cassidy, Pat Donohoue, Libby Ellinas, Judy Kersten, Karen Marcdante, Mary Otterson, Julie Panepinto, Ann Rosenthal, Daisy Sahoo, and Earnestine Willis.
Dean, School of Dentistry
, University of Minnesota. ELUMs at the university are Lynne Bemis, Iris Borowsky, Linda Carson, Maria Hordinsky, Anne Pereira, Arti Prasad, Betsy Seaquist, Jill Siegfried, Mandy Termuhlen, Paula Termuhlen, Ezgi Tiryaki, and Ann Van Heest (Medical School); Judith Buchanan and Sheila Riggs (SOD); Dianne Neumark-Sztainer and Beth Virnig (SOPH).
Vice Dean for Medical Education
, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. ELUMs at the institution are Betsy Allen, Jennifer Bailit, Barbara Cromer, Isabelle Deschenes, Alison Hall, Eleanor Harris, Susan Nedorost, Cathy Sila, and Georgia Wiesner (SOM); Kristi Victoroff (SOD).
Endowed Chair of Women's Health
Medical College of Wisconsin. ELUMs at the institution
are Diane Braza, Laura Cassidy, Pat Donohoue, Libby Ellinas, Judy Kersten, Karen Marcdante, Mary Otterson, Julie Panepinto, Ann Rosenthal, Daisy Sahoo, and Earnestine Willis.
Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
ELUMs at the institution are Wendy Brewster, Jan Busby-Whitehead, Julie Byerley, Nancy Chescheir, Giselle Corbie-Smith, Stephanie Davis, Joanne Jordan, Melina
Kibbe, SuzanneLandis, Kate Menard, Valerie Murrah, Leslie Parise, Nancy Thomas.
Chief, Department of Radiology,
Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School, Harvard Medical School. ELUMs at the university are Christine Albert, Sharon Inouye, Stephanie Jones, Barbara Kahn, Deborah Levine, Lois Nora, Susan Redline, Hope Ricciotti, Jeanine Wiener-Kronish, and Joanne Wolfe (Medical School); Sang Park (SODM); Karen Emmons (SOPH).
The following positions were submitted by Drexel University College of Medicine:
to see a list of ELUMs and Fellows at the institution.
The following positions were submitted by the search firm Grant Cooper:
Associate Vice President, Imaging
, The Duke University Health System. ELUMs at the university are Ann Brown, Coleen Cunningham, Sharon Hull, Shelley Hwang, Mary Klotman, Catherine Kuhn, Chris Marx, Sallie Permar, Ann Reed, Jan Richardson, Marilyn Telen, Debara Tucci.
ELUMs at the institution are Martha Alexander-Miller, Allison Brashear, Sonia Crandall, Debra Diz, Julie Freischlag, Claudine Legault, Amy McMichael, Katherine Poehling, Sally Shumaker, Mary Lou Voytko, Lynne Wagenknecht, Janice Wagner.
Chief, Division of Gynecologic Oncology
, Virginia Commonwealth University. ELUMs/Fellows at the institution are Cheryl Al-Mateen, PJ Coney, Karen Hendricks-Múñoz, Betty Anne Johnson, Susan Kornstein, Joyce Lloyd, Andrea Pozez, Betsy Ripley, Karen Sanders, Bela Sood, Shumei Sun, Michelle Whitehurst-Cook.
Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurology
Arkansas Children's Hospital, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. ELUMs at the university are Gloria Richard-Davis and Sara Tariq (COM); Wendy Nembhard (COPH).
Head, Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine
, Houston Methodist Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical College. ELUMs/Fellows at the institution are Julia Andrieni, Thurayya Arayssi, Jenny Chang, Katherine Heilpern, Barbara Hempstead, Rainu Kaushal, Susan Pannullo, Monika Safford, Rache Simmons.
A number of positions were submitted by the search firm Merritt Hawkins:
Division Head of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Henry Ford Health System.
Vice Chair of Perioperative Medicine
, The University of Kansas School of Medicine. ELUMs at the institution are Giulia Bonaminio, Amy O'Brien-Ladner, Pam Shaw, Belinda Vail, Tracie Collins, Rachel Brown.
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
, University of Rochester Medical Center. ELUMS at the institution are Adrienne Bonham, Linda Chaudron, Yuhchyau Chen, Mary Dombovy, Diane Hartmann, Susan Hyman, Antonia Kolokythas, Vivian Lewis, Susan McDaniel, Annette Medina-Walpole, Karen Mustian, Janet Williams.
Director of Pediatric Heart Failure and Transplantation, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine. ELUMs at the institution are Ruth Benca, Beth Burnside, Molly Carnes, Beth Drolet, Valerie Gilchrist, Ellen Hartenbach, Pat Kokotailo, Elizabeth Petty, Carla Pugh, Nancy Raymond, Christie Seibert, Maureen Smith, Susan Thibeault, Terri Young.
Designated Institutional Officer
, University of Cincinnati.
ELUMs at the institution are Evie Alessandrini, Melanie Cushion, Sandra Degen, Mercedes Falciglia, Neeru Hershey, Mei Ho, Christy Holland, Dawn Kleindorfer,
Uma Kotagal, Mary Mahoney, Patty Manning-Courtney, Ardythe Morrow, Lori Stark, Laura Wexler, Dani Zander (COM), Chia-Chi Ho, Margaret Kupferle, Daria Narmoneva (COEAS).
Director of Genitourinary (GU) Oncology, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. ELUMs at the university are Erica Brownfield, Penny Castellano, Amy Chen, Hughes Evans, Monica Farley, Kathy Griendling, Sheryl Heron, Nadine Kaslow, Lian Li, and Carolyn Meltzer (SOM); Lisa Tedesco (Graduate School).
These positions were submitted by the search firm Korn Ferry:
[Note that ELUM Deborah Wing is a Senior Client Partner at Korn Ferry.]
ELUMs at SUNY Downstate are Ellen Ginzler and Pamela Sass.
, College of Medicin
, SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
ELUMs at SUNY Downstate are Ellen Ginzler and Pamela Sass.
Chief Medical Officer, Ambulatory Care
, University of Miami Health System. ELUMs at the university are Anne Burdick, Diana Cardenas, Sylvia Daunert, Norma Kenyon, Judy Schaechter, and Omaida Velazquez.
Director, O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Alabama Birmingham. ELUMs at the university are Vera Bittner, Cynthia Brown, Tamera Coyne-Beasley, Jackie Feldman, Mona Fouad,
Nita Limdi, Amie McLain, Sarah Morgan, and Jane Schwebke (SOM); Jean O'Neal (SOD).
Chief, Division of Neonatology
Division of Columbia University & Columbia University Irving Medical Center. ELUMS and Fellows at the institution are Rita Charon, Susan Essock, Roberta Locko, Angela Mills, Susan Rosenthal, Blair Simpson, Anne Taylor, Carolyn Westhoff (COM), Vicky Evangelidis-Sakellson (COD), Linda Fried (SOPH), Kathy Shear (SOSW)
University of South Florida Health, Morsani College of Medicine. ELUMS at the institution are Terri Ashmeade, Julie Djeu, Pat Emmanuel, Karen Fields, Cathy Lynch, Lynn Moscinski, Kailie Shaw, Lynn Wecker.
Simin Dadparvar, Susan Fisher, Nina Gentile, Laura Goetzl, Amy Goldberg , Anu Paranjape, Laura Siminoff, Ellen Tedaldi.
Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine,
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
ELUMs at UT Health San Antonio are Robin Brey, Sandra Burge, Carlayne Jackson, Jan Patterson, Paula Shireman, Gail Tomlinson, and Janet Williams (SOM); Adriana Segura (SOD).
New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
ELUMS and Fellows at the institution are Rita Charon, Susan Essock, Roberta Locko, Angela Mills, Susan Rosenthal, Blair Simpson, Anne Taylor, Carolyn Westhoff (COM), Vicky Evangelidis-Sakellson (COD), Linda Fried (SOPH), Kathy Shear (SOSW)
Director (Chief), Division of Cardiovascular Services
and Medical Director, Cardio Vascular Service Line at Tampa General Hospital
Morsani College of Medicine at University of South Florida Health. ELUMs at the institution are Terri Ashmeade, Julie Djeu, Pat Emmanuel, Karen Fields, Cathy Lynch, Lynn Moscinski, Kailie Shaw, Lynn Wecker.
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AAMC CFAS, May 10, 2019:
Shuk-Mei Ho, PhD, (ELAM '10) has been appointed vice chancellor for research and professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Dr. Ho has served as the Jacob G. Schmidlapp Professor and chairwoman of the Department of Environmental Health at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine since 2005.
Cathy J. Lazarus, M.D, (ELAM '04) has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).
Doris Rubio, Ph.D. (ELAM '09) effective June 1, will be the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Clinical Research Education and Training for the Schools of Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh.
Paula Termuhlen, M.D. (ELAM '09)
has been accepted
as a 2019-2020 AAMC Council of Deans Fellow.
Martha Tingen, Ph.D. (ELAM '15) is now the Associate Director for Cancer Prevention, Control & Population Health at Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University.
The learning community The Believers, from the class of 2018, recently met in Hershey,PA. From left to right:
Melinda Irwin, Caroline Genco, Susan Promes, Blair Simpson, Schlomit Schaal, and
Academic Emergency Medicine, January 13, 2019:
Christopher L. Bennett MD, MA, Ali S. Raja MD, MPH, Neena Kapoor MD, Dara Kass MD, Daniel M. Blumenthal MD, MBA, Nate Gross MD,
Angela M. Mills MD
Academic Medicine, Published Ahead-of-Print, April 23, 2019:
Sarah Burm, PhD, Stefanie S. Sebok-Syer, PhD,
Lorelei Lingard, PhD, Tamara VanHooren, MD, FRCPC, Saad Chahine, PhD, Mark Goldszmidt, MD, PhD, FRCPC, and Christopher J. Watling, MD, MMEd, PhD, FRCPC
Academic Medicine, Published Ahead-of-Print, April 30, 2019:
Javeed Sukhera, HBSc, MD, PhD, FRCPC, Michael Wodzinski, Alexandra Milne, RN, Pim W. Teunissen, MD, PhD,
Lorelei Lingard, PhD, and Chris Watling, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Inside Higher Ed, May 10, 2019:
Today on the Academic Minute, part of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Week: Qiang Wu examines whether female chief financial officers are on average different than their male counterparts.
Society for Human Resource Management, May 10, 2019:
In the U.S., the AAUW is on a mission to train women in negotiation skills
Knowledge@Wharton, May 15, 2019:
In 2018, two black men were arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks after asking to use the bathroom without placing an order. The incident of racial bias made headlines nationwide, prompting Starbucks to close all its stores for an afternoon so employees could take an anti-bias training course. That decision prompted the question: Does diversity training work? New research from Wharton aims to provide answers.
Inside Higher Ed, May 16, 2019:
George Justice and Carolyn Dever offer practical information to faculty members considering joining the administration and others who just want a peek inside it.
Fortune, May 17, 2019:
#MeToo has shaken up the workplace. Good-it needed shaking up. A safer workplace for women is a better workplace for everyone.
Still, we have a long way to go before the workplace is truly equal. To get there, we need men to support women's careers. That means hiring women, giving them the stretch assignments that get them noticed, and promoting them. It means mentoring and sponsoring women-which in turn means spending enough time with them to really help them progress.
We wish we could say that more men are stepping up for women in these ways. In fact, the opposite appears to be happening.
Calls for Applications, Nominations, Etc.
July 11 - 13, 2019
Register today to join leaders in faculty affairs and gender equity at the 2019 AAMC Group on Faculty Affairs (GFA) and Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS) Joint Professional Development Conference. Discover how these communities intersect and can lead us into the future.
Discuss the challenges and opportunities that faculty, and particularly women, face across modern academic medicine and science. Experience interactive workshops, ignite sessions, and networking opportunities that can transform your perspective and highlight opportunities for change at your institution, and earn CME credit. The University of California San Diego School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Remember the article from last edition's The Last Word about the woman denied a world record for running a marathon dressed as a nurse? There's some good news to share....
The New York Times, May 8, 2019:
A British nurse who was denied a Guinness World Record because she ran the 2019 London Marathon in pants instead of a dress was granted her title this week after a public outcry over what many called outdated and sexist criteria.