ELAM's 2018 Annual Report is Available Now!
Our 2018 Annual Report is now available! Inside, you will find highlights from a fantastic year of ELAM, including details on the program's impact on academic leadership and the vital contributions of our ELUMs and other partners. You will also find information on our upcoming anniversary celebration and a note from Nancy Spector, ELAM's executive director. Check it out here!
New Blog Post - Endowing a Director's Chair for ELAM
A new blog post is up from Bonnie Taylor, Director of Development in the Institutional Advancement department for Drexel University College of Medicine, detailing how she is working with ELAM's alumnae community to help endow a director's chair for the program. Read more here.
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July 11 - ELAM Reception at GFA/GWIMS - Chicago
May 1, 2020
25th Anniversary Celebration in Philadelphia
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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.
Head, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Science. ELUMs at the university are Maria Britto, Melanie Cushion, Mercedes Falciglia, Neeru Hershey, Mei Ho, Christy Holland, Dawn Kleindorfer, Uma Kotagal, Mary Mahoney, Ardythe Morrow, Tiina Reponen, Lori Stark, Laura Wexler, and Dani Zander.
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.
Chair, Department of Oral Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. ELUMs at the university are Margaretha Casselbrant, Judy Chang, Gabriella Gosman, Rebecca Jacobson, Jane Liebschutz, Kathleen McIntyre-Seltman, Doris Rubio, Lori Shutter, Ann Thompson, Ora Weisz, and Jennifer Woodward (SOM); Anne Newman (SOPH).
Chair, Department of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. ELUMs at the university are Libby Alpern, Mercedes Carnethon, Marilynn Frederiksen, Leah Harris, Lori Ann Post, Melissa Simon, Susan Skochelak, M. Christine Stock, and Katherine Wisner.
Associate Director for Population Sciences, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. ELUMs at the university are Betsy Allen, Jennifer Bailit, Barbara Cromer, Isabelle Deschenes, Alison Hall, Eleanor Harris, Susan Nedorost, Cathy Sila, and Georgia Wiesner (SOM); Kristi Victoroff (SOD).
Chief, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine. ELUMs at the university are Ann Brown, Coleen Cunningham, Sharon Hull, Shelley Hwang, Mary Klotman, Catherine Kuhn, Chris Marx, Sallie Permar, Ann Reed, Marilyn Telen, and Debara Tucci.
The following positions were submitted by Albany Medical College:
ELUMs at Albany Medical College are Barbara Ostrov and Sophia Socaris.
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 NIH:
ELUMs at the NIH are Diana Bianchi, Cindy Dunbar, Karen Frank, Maureen Goodenow, Janice Lee, Holly Lisanby, and Hannah Valantine.
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:
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).
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.
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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Cathy Sila, MD, (ELAM '12) has been named chair of the Department of Neurology at University Hospitals (UH) Cleveland Medical Center. Dr. Sila is the Gilbert W. Humphrey Professor of Neurology and has served as the vice chair for clinical activities and quality at UH since 2014.
Sheryl Heron (ELAM '08) (left) visited Ana Lopez (ELAM '08) in Puerto Rico last month.
Academic Medicine, Volume 94, Issue 4, April 2019:
Shah, Darshana T., PhD; Williams, Valerie N., PhD, MPA
Journal of Graduate Medical Education, Volume 11, Number 2, April 2019:
Avraham Z. Cooper, MD; Tricia La Fratta, MBA; Peter Clardy, MD; Kyla Terhune, MD, MBA, FACS
Modern Healthcare, April 13, 2019:
by Joanne Conroy, M.D.
Inside Higher Ed, April 12, 2019:
"Legitimate" pursuits of knowledge are expressions of power, write Rebecca A. Reid and Todd A Curry.
ASPPH Friday Letter, April 12, 2019:
While women outnumber men as obstetrics and gynecology (OB-GYN) practitioners, they still make significantly less money and the pay gap extends to subspecialties like reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI), according to a study co-authored by Amanda Allshouse, research instructor for biostatisics and informatics at Colorado School for Public Health.
AAMC CFAS News, April 12, 2019:
Maryam Asgari, MD, MPH, associate professor of dermatology and population medicine at Harvard Medical School; Phyllis Carr, MD, associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital; and Carol Bates, MD, associate professor of medicine and associate dean for faculty affairs at Harvard Medical School and past chair of the AAMC's Group on Women in Science and Medicine (GWIMS), wrote a Viewpoint in JAMA on how to close the gender wage gap and achieve professional equity in medicine. In particular, the piece explained how the updates to the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act are helping move the needle.
Inside Higher Ed, April 16, 2019:
A new study found female students are more likely to drop out of science courses leading up to med school even if they're earning the same grades as their male counterparts
Fortune, April 16, 2019:
At a glance, mentoring seems like a great way to give all of the talent in the company an equal chance to move up. With coaching from someone a step or two higher on the org chart, the thinking goes, a promising employee from an underrepresented demographic is more likely to reach his or her full potential-which, plenty of research has shown, usually correlates with higher company profitability, too.
When sponsorship, a kind of mentorship on steroids, caught on in the past decade or so, it was supposed to accelerate diversity in corner offices, since sponsors go beyond advice to become advocates for their protégés. So why hasn't it worked out that way?
AAMC News, April 16, 2019:
Leaders in academic medicine have been working to address salary inequities. A new AAMC report highlights the progress made to date - and the challenges yet to come.
The Chronicle of Higher Education, Academe Today, April 17, 2019:
Mark Kennedy has been named the sole finalist to lead the University of Colorado system. His boss at the North Dakota system calls that a "de facto resignation."
The Chronicle of Higher Education, Academe Today, April 18, 2019:
Academics are used to doing lots of talking, but administration requires learning how to listen well.
AAMC CFAS News, April 19, 2019:
The AAMC issued a new report, Promising Practices for Understanding and Addressing Salary Equity at U.S. Medical Schools, and a companion set of resources to help medical schools develop their own salary equity studies or to augment existing salary equity efforts. Several CFAS representatives, particularly department chairs, contributed to the development of these resources.
Anne Litwin & associates blog, April 22, 2019:
Exciting breakthroughs are happening in both policy initiatives and research findings that may lead to real changes in access to opportunity for women and minorities in the fields of economics and science.
NBC News, April 13, 2019:
The situation highlighted the vitriol that women continue to face on the internet, and the continued vulnerability of major internet platforms to trolling campaigns.