Welcome and Best Wishes to the ELAM Class of 2020!
We are pleased to be sending out our best wishes to the 25
class of ELAM as they finish up their first in-residence session in Philadelphia! The first session is often overwhelming and exhilarating (as you may well remember!) - from meeting your Learning Community for the first time, to working your way through the Anne Preston School of Medicine Case Study, to meeting with your Benchmarks Coach. This first session wraps up on Friday.
Welcome again to the 25th anniversary class!
Sponsoring our 25th Anniversary Event
The sponsor list for our 25th anniversary is growing!
Thank you to our Honor Level sponsors:
UNC Medical Foundation of North Carolina, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and University of Massachusetts Medical School and to our Partner level sponsors: American College of Physicians, Spencer Stuart and WittKieffer.
Is your institution or organization interested in sponsoring our milestone anniversary? Please contact Barbara Overholser at
for more information.
* 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
Director, School of Biological Sciences
, University of Utah. ELUMs at the university are Mary Beckerle, Sarah Berga, Wendy Chapman, Catherine deVries, Kathleen Digre, Rena D'Souza, and Evelyn Gopez (SOM); Denise Dearing (College of Science).
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
, University of Michigan School of Dentistry. ELUMs at the university are Nisha D'Silva and Margherita Fontana (SOD); Carol Bradford, Sally Camper, Ruth Carlos, Rebecca Cunningham, Eva Feldman, Dee Fenner, Carmen Green, Margaret Gyetko, Hope Haefner, Maya Hammoud, and Diane Harper (Medical School).
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).
Chair, Department of Pediatric Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
, Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School. ELUMs at Harvard are 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).
Chair of Dermatology
, University of Texas Medical Branch. ELUMs at UTMB are Abbey Berenson, Kathryn Cunningham, Lisa Elferink, Celeste Finnerty, Nisha Garg, and Kris Gugliuzza.
Chair, Department of Pediatrics
, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. An ELUM at TTUHSC EL Paso is Sireesha Reddy.
Chief, Division of Dermatology
Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. ELUMs at the institution are Julia Arnsten, Carol Bernstein, Chinazo Cunningham, Michelle Gong, and Marti Grayson.
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:
Chief of Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia
University of California San Francisco Benioff Children's Hospital. ELUMs at the university are Claire Brindis, Marcelle Cedars, Elena Fuentes-Afflick, Linda Giudice, Jane Koehler, Catherine Lucey, Amy Murtha, Mary-Ann Shafer, and Julie Ann Sosa (SOM); Yvonne Kapila and Caroline Shiboski (SOD).
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.
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:
AAMC CFAS News, September 13, 2019:
Nancy Brown, MD (ELAM '06), has been named dean of the Yale School of Medicine, effective Feb. 1. Dr. Brown is the Hugh Jackson Morgan Professor and chair of the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
The American Journal of Medicine, Volume 132, Issue 8, August 2019:
Albert D. Osei, Mohammadhassan Mirbolouk, Olusola A. Orimoloye, Omar Dzaye, S.M. Iftekhar Uddin,
Emelia J. Benjamin, Michael E. Hall, Andrew P. DeFilippis, Andrew Stokes, Aruni Bhatnagar, Khurram Nasir, Michael J. Blaha
Academic Medicine, Published Ahead-of-Print, August 13, 2019:
Girotti, Jorge A. PhD, MHA; Chanatry, Julie A. PhD; Clinchot, Daniel M. MD;
McClure, Stephanie C. MD; Sein, Aubrie Swan PhD, EdM; Walker, Ian W. MD; Searcy, Cynthia A. PhD
Psychiatric Clinics of North America, Volume 42, Issue 3, September 2019:
Kari A. Simonsen MD, Ruth S. Shim MD, MPH
American Medical Association, September 2, 2019:
For three accomplished women physicians who recently shared their experiences with fellow doctors, the evolving face of the medical field has allowed them to take on various leadership positions-but those advancements have not come without challenges.
Harvard Business Review, September 5, 2019:
It might sound odd, but people need the most help not at the beginning of their careers, but in mid-career - especially when it comes to making decisions. That's a key finding from a research study coordinated by one of us (Julia). The study asked 500 college-educated adults in professional careers (representative of 16% of U.S. adults) to indicate the degree of their agreement with statements about their behaviors when making important work decisions throughout their careers. The questionnaire also asked them to assess each decision's degree of success.
The Chronicle of Higher Education, Academe Today, September 6, 2019:
A new academic year means lots and lots of meetings. Here's how to make them more productive and less contentious.
AAMC CFAS News, September 6, 2019:
A study in Cell Stem Cell "finds a lack of women among senior faculty at scientific institutions," reported STAT. Gender parity data was collected from 541 institutions across 38 countries that applied for grants from the New York Stem Cell Foundation. The study found that while more than half of undergraduate and graduate students were women, approximately 40% of assistant professors, 33% of associate professors, and 25% of full professors were women. The foundation intends to provide best practices to improve gender parity.
The Scientist, September 6, 2019:
A study finds women continue to be underrepresented among science, engineering, and math professors, despite making up more than half the student population in these fields.
The Chronicle of Higher Education, Academe Today, September 10, 2019:
Kimberly Kelley, provost of the Rockville campus of Montgomery College, in Maryland, suggests ways to excel at that job.
The Wall Street Journal, September 11, 2019:
California law requiring female directors causes ripple effects at companies nationwide
Knowledge@Wharton, September 13, 2019:
As a longtime business executive, Ron Williams is often asked for advice on management issues. He likes to keep his answers clear and simple. One of his favorite mantras is, "Don't get stuck in paralysis by analysis." He also tells young people not to map every step of their careers because, like him, they never know where they may end up. Williams grew up in Chicago's South Side, where he used to wash cars, and became one of the few African-Americans to lead a Fortune 500 company, serving as chairman and chief executive officer of Aetna. He's on the board at American Express, Boeing and Johnson & Johnson, and also runs his consultancy, RW2 Enterprises. Williams shares his life lessons and experiences in a new book, Learning to Lead: The Journey to Leading Yourself, Leading Others, and Leading an Organization. He joined the Knowledge@Wharton radio show on Sirius XM to talk about why the best leaders keep an open mind and never stop learning from the people around them.
Calls for Application, Nomination, Etc.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Dr. Byington's Lecture: 4 p.m.
"Leadership Lessons: Learning from Crossing Borders"
Location: SAC Hall
Drexel University College of Medicine
2900 W. Queen Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19129
Followed by the Marion Spencer Fay Award Presentation and Reception at 5 p.m.
Call for Policy Expert
The American College of Physicians seeks one or more policy expert in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion to work with members of its Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee to develop a policy paper authored by the College.
View their flyer
for more information, and note that ELUM Susan Hingle, MD ('19) is a part of this work.
AAMC CFAS News, September 13, 2019:
Resilience is hosting a Twitter chat on the role of gender in clinician burnout on Sept. 25 from 1 to 2 p.m. ET. Kim Templeton, MD, of the University of Kansas Medical Center and American Medical Women's Association, and a CFAS rep from the American Orthopaedic Association, is among the organizers. Former Council of Academic Societies rep Carol A. Bernstein, MD (ELAM '03), is also involved. (On a related note, CFAS will be holding a discussion on diversity and inclusion in academic medicine in its fourth CFAS Tweet Chat on Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. ET. Tweet with #CFASChat and #AAMCCFAS to join that conversation.)
Inside Higher Ed, September 9, 2019:
Jane Addams built American pluralism and shaped American citizens. She is the hero we need now.