Honoring Our Founder, D. Walter Cohen, DDS
Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry
has been featuring a series of tributes to ELAM's founder, the late Dr. Cohen. The latest installment was authored by ELAM's executive director, Nancy Spector. You can read her tribute here.
Join Us in the #NeedHerScience Campaign
ELAM joins #NeedHerScience to raise awareness about gender bias in publishing. The ELAM community and allies are encouraged to take the pledge:
"As part of determining where to submit my manuscripts, I will look at the list of editors and consider whether a journal has equitably included qualified women at every level."
Learn more and take the pledge
New on the ELAM Blog - Then and Now: Mentoring in a Different World
Successful women mentors find themselves caught in between worlds - the world in which they achieved success and the world that their mentees find themselves. In the latest ELAM Blog, ELUM Shari Barkin, MD ('08) walks us through three actions we can take when helping our mentees.
* Upcoming Events *
October 10 - Western New York ELUMs and Fellows Evening Reception
The Western NY ELAM reception will take place at the Witmer House; 630 Mt Hope Avenue in Rochester. It will be hosted by the University of Rochester's President, Sarah Mangelsdorf and her husband, Professor Karl Rosengren. Mangelsdorf is the first woman to became president of the University of Rochester.
On-site parking will be available and guests who have any accessibility or other special concerns should please call 585-275-2802 or email
November 10 -
ELAM Reception at AAMC Annual Meeting in Phoenix
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
University of Arizona
Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building
Grand Canyon Walkway
475 N. 5th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
November 21: ELAM Reception at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Anschutz Health and Wellness Center
12348 East Montview Boulevard
Aurora, CO 80045
Dean/Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer
, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and Columbia University Irving Medical Center. ELUMs at the university are Rita Charon, Susan Essock, Roberta Locko, Angela Mills, Sue Rosenthal, Blair Simpson, Anne Taylor, and Carolyn Westhoff (College of Physicians and Surgeons); Vicky Evangelidis-Sakellson (CODM); Linda Fried (SOPH); Kathy Shear (School of Social Work).
Vice Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
, University of Minnesota Medical School. 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, Ann Van Heest (Medical School); Judith Buchanan and Sheila Riggs (SOD); Dianne Neumark-Sztainer and Beth Virnig (SOPH); Carrie Haskell-Luevano (College of Pharmacy).
Assistant Dean for Clinical Research
, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University. ELUMs at the university are Simin Dadparvar, Susan Fisher, Nina Gentile, Amy Goldberg, Anu Paranjape, Ellen Tedaldi (SOM); Laura Siminoff (COPH).
Chair, Department of Surgery
, The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix. ELUMs at the university are Martha Gulati and Cheryl O'Malley (COM).
Chair, Department of Pediatrics/Physician in Chief
, University of Iowa/Stead Family Children's Hospital. ELUMs at the university are Lois Geist, Isabella Grumbach, Donna Hammond, Loreen Herwaldt, Sue O'Dorisio, Susan Schultz, Debra Schwinn, Debra Waldron, Patricia Winokur, Cynthia Wong, and Catherine Woodman (COM); Betsy Chrischilles and Corinne Peek-Asa (COPH); Lily Garcia (COD).
Associate Director, Center for Surgical Health Assessment, Research & Policy
, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. ELUMs at the university are Karen Calhoun, Linda Cripe, Wendy Frankel, Deborah Larsen, Cheryl Lee, Susan Moffatt-Bruce, Alison Walker, Judith Westman (Wexner Medical Center); Fonda Robinson (COD); Karen Patricia Williams (College of Nursing).
Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
, The University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. ELUMs at the university are Stephanie Abbuhl, Jill Baren, Susan Brozena, Elizabeth Drum, Sydney Evans, Susan Furth, Carmen Guerra, Eve Higginbotham, Sarah Millar, Kathleen Montone, Kim Olthoff, Marilyn Schapira, Gail Slap, Sarah Tishkoff (SOM); Anh Le (SODM).
Director, Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center
, Indiana University School of Medicine. ELUMs at the university are Mary Dankoski, Linda DiMeglio, Gayle Gordillo, Sara Jo Grethlein, Flora Hammond, Cherri Hobgood, Abby Klemsz, Aina Puce, Lexy Torke (SOM); Carol Anne Murdoch-Kinch and Melanie Peterson (SOD).
Chair, Department of Neurology
, University of California, Davis. ELUMs at the university are Allison Brashear, Colleen Clancy, Diana Farmer, Ellen Gold, Lydia Howell, Jesse Joad, Karen Kelly, Nancy Lane, Susan Murin, Tina Palmieri, Ruth Shim, Sandhya Venugopal, Amparo Villablanca (SOM).
Division Chief, Gastrointestinal Surgery
, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine. ELUMs at the university are Wendy Brewster, Jan Busby-Whitehead, Julie Byerley, Nancy Chescheir, Giselle Corbie-Smith, Stephanie Davis, Joanne Jordan, Melina Kibbe, Suzanne Landis, Kate Menard, Leslie Parise, Nancy Thomas (SOM); Valerie Murrah (SOD).
Chief, Division of Hematologic Malignancies & Cellular Therapy
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, Debara Tucci (SOM).
Division Chief, Hospital Medicine
, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. ELUMs at Penn State are Shou-Ling Leong, Barbara Miller, Eileen Moser, Ann Ouyang, Leslie Parent, Susan Promes, Erika Saunders, Kathryn Schmitz, Nan Schwann (COM).
The following positions were submitted by the search firm Grant Cooper/Diversified Search:
ELUMs at UTHSC San Antonio are Robin Brey, Sandra Burge, Carlayne Jackson, Ambika Mathur, Jan Patterson, Jennifer Potter, Paula Shireman, Gail Tomlinson, and Janet Williams (SOM); Adriana Segura (SOD).
A number of positions were submitted by the search firm Merritt Hawkins:
Director of the Glenn Family Breast Center of the Winship Cancer Institute (Center)/Director of Breast Oncology,
Emory University (Winship)/Emory University School of Medicine. ELUMs at the university are Erica Brownfield, Penny Castellano, Amy Chen, Helen Evans, Monica Farley, Kathy Griendling, Sheryl Heron, Nadine Kaslow, Lian Li, and Carolyn Meltzer.
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.
Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education
Morehouse School of Medicine. ELUMs at Morehouse are Ngozi Anachebe, Erika Brown, Janice Herbert-Carter, Martha Elks, Frances Dunston, Elizabeth Ofili, Sandra Harris-Hooker, Yolanda Wimberly, Valerie Montgomery Rice, Folashade Omole (SOM).
Chair, Department of Orthopaedics
, University of Miami Health System. ELUMs at the university are Annie Burdick, Diana Cardenas, Sylvia Daunert, Norma Kenyon, Judy Schaechter, and Omaida Velazquez.
Simin Dadparvar, Susan Fisher, Nina Gentile, Laura Goetzl, Amy Goldberg , Anu Paranjape, Laura Siminoff, Ellen Tedaldi.
For all job posting requests, please email:
Reshma Jagsi, M.D., DPhi (ELAM '20)
was featured in an American Medical Association Moving Medicine podcast,
#MeToo in the medical field
Sangeeta Lamba MD, MS HPEd (ELAM '17) is the new Vice-Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.
AAMC CFAS News, September 20, 2019:
Christine Goertz, PhD, has been appointed chair of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Board of Governors, and
Sharon Levine, MD (ELAM '09), has been appointed vice chair. Dr. Goertz is currently the chief executive officer of the Spine Institute for Quality, and in October she will begin new positions as professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center and director of system development and coordination for spine health at Duke Health. Dr. Levine, a board-certified pediatrician, is a physician with the Southern California Permanente Medical Group.
Kari Simonsen, M.D. (ELAM '18),
has been appointed pediatrician-in-chief
for Children's Hospital & Medical Center and as interim chair for the UNMC Department of Pediatrics, and
Ann Anderson Berry, M.D., Ph.D. (ELAM '20)
, has been appointed interim executive director of the Child Health Research Institute (CHRI), a collaborative effort between Children's and UNMC.
Chest, Published Ahead-of-Print, July 9, 2019:
Nguyen HB, Thomson C, Jarjour NN, Dixon AE, Liesching TN,
Schnapp LM, Madison JM, Murin S, Glenny R, Kaminski N; Leadership Working Group of the Association of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Division Directors.
Academic Medicine, Published Ahead-of-Print, August 13, 2019:
Terregino, Carol A. MD; Saguil, Aaron MD, MPH; Price-Johnson, Tanisha PhD;
Anachebe, Ngozi F. PharmD, MD; Goodell, Kristen MD
Pediatrics, September 2019:
Nancy D. Spector, Philomena A. Asante, Jasmine R. Marcelin, Julie A. Poorman, Allison R. Larson, Arghavan Salles, Amy S. Oxentenko, Julie K. Silver
Academic Medicine, Volume 94, Issue 10, October 2019:
Sarah Burm, Stefanie S. Sebok-Syer,
Lorelei Lingard, Tamara VanHooren, Saad Chahine, Mark Goldszmidt, Christopher J. Watling
Journal of Dental Education, Vol. 83, No. 10, October 2019:
Aram Kim, Fiorella Candamo, Alvin G. Wee, Judy Chia-Chun Yuan and
Lily T. Garcia
Inside Higher Ed, September 19, 2019:
Sincere dialogue offers the chance to learn something not only about other people but about ourselves as well, write Gary Saul Morson and Morton Schapiro.
The Chronicle of Higher Education, Academe Today, September 25, 2019:
Time and again, leaders who choose to hang tough and not bail from a struggling campus find that their bold actions end up tainting their job prospects at other institutions.
Inside Higher Ed, September 26, 2019:
If you set your sights on a career in academic administration, even on the top job, you always have to do it, advises S. Georgia Nugent, who suggests some places to start.
Academic Medicine, Volume 94, Issue 10, October 2019:
Physicians are being increasingly called upon to engage in leadership at all levels of modern health organizations, leading many to call for greater research and training interventions regarding physician leadership development. Yet, within these calls to action, the authors note a troubling trend toward siloed, medicine-specific approaches to leadership development and a broad failure to learn from the evidence and insight of other relevant disciplines, such as the organizational sciences. The authors describe how this trend reflects what has been called the "not-invented-here syndrome" (NIHS)-a commonly observed reluctance to adopt and integrate insights from outside disciplines-and highlight the pitfalls of NIHS for effective physician leadership development.
Center for Creative Leadership, Leading Effectively e-Newsletter, October 2019:
Change may be slow, but it shouldn't be a slog. Energize the process and build change resilience with our 4 tips.
Calls for Application, Nomination, Etc.
Drs. Andrea Sikon and Elaine Schulte will be presenting a faculty development program - "Coach Approach to Professional Development and Wellness" in Cleveland, OH on Nov 14-15, 2019. This session will introduce our coaching conversation framework and provide a deeper dive into the coaching fundamentals of asset-based thinking, listening, empathy and empowering language. Our participants are typically physicians, administrators and nurses from academic healthcare centers who are looking to learn coaching skills and build coaching programs focused on professional development and wellness.
The first day is focused on experiencing our coach training and skill development. The second day focuses in part on programmatic structure and development at your local institution.
2020 ASPPH Awards: Now Accepting Nominations
ASPPH is now accepting nominations for the Harrison C. Spencer Award for Outstanding Community Service, and awards for faculty and staff recognition and service. Nominees for individual awards must be full-time faculty/staff from an ASPPH-member CEPH-accredited school or program of public health.
Harvard Business Review, September 25, 2019:
The U.S. women's national soccer team sued its employer, the U.S. Soccer Federation, for gender discrimination this March - the first known lawsuit of its kind in professional sports. The continuing dispute is a culmination of years of pushing for pay equality and quickly became a media sensation, bolstered by the team's fourth World Cup win, which came earlier this year. As the world watches all 28 teammates band together, there are a number of important lessons we can learn from their fight for equality, especially in the face of opposition from their employer.