June 6, 2019

Welcome to ELAM, Sharon Hull, MD, MPH!

We are pleased to announce that Sharon Hull, MD, MPH (ELAM '08)will serve as ELAM's  new Director of Coaching.  This role will involve oversight and quality assurance, as well as evaluation and strategic growth for coaching services in the ELAM fellowship and for alumnae.  She will be working with and talking to each of our current coaches, staff and others to get a broad range of input on the current state and desired future state of coaching for ELAM.  We are thrilled that Dr. Hull will be working with us in this new capacity.
Welcome Dr. Hull!

* Upcoming Events *

Click on the links below to register:

7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Swissotel Chicago
Matterhorn Room, 42nd Floor
323 East Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

1 - 2:00 p.m. (Eastern)

July 26 - ELAM Reception in Seattle
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Seattle
808 Howell Street
Seattle, WA 98101 

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
The DuBose House at the Rizzo Center
150 DuBose Home Lane
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

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Save the Date!

May 1, 2020 

25th Anniversary Celebration in Philadelphia
Honor the Past, Celebrate the Present, Transform the Future

Would your institution like information about sponsorship opportunities
for this commemorative event?

 Please contact Barbara Overholser at bro29@drexel.edu.

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Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education, University of California Riverside School of Medicine. An ELUM at the institution is Deborah Deas.
Assistant Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity, 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 Rheumatology, Einstein Health Network. ELUMs at Sidney Kimmel Medical College are Christine Arenson, Sharon Lehman, Carol Lippa, Sue Menko, Edith Mitchell, Karen Novielli, Vijay Rao, and Susan Rosenthal.
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 Surgery, Einstein Health Network. See above for ELUMs at Sidney Kimmel Medical College.
Chair, Department of Neurology, Stony Brook University. An ELUM at Stony Brook is Latha Chandran.
Chair, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine , Oregon Health & Science University. ELUMs at the university are Sharon Anderson, Amanda Clark, Renee Edwards, Jeanne-Marie Guise, Donna Hansel, and Leslie Kahl (SOM); Phyllis Beemsterboer and Pam Hughes (SOD).
Chair of Family Medicine, University of California, Riverside. See above for ELUMs at the institution.
Chair, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Rush Medical College. ELUMs at the university are Lisa Barnes, Susan Chubinskaya, Martha Morris, Lynda Powell, and VJ Reddy.
The following positions were submitted by Drexel University College of Medicine:
Click here to see a list of ELUMs and Fellows at the institution.

The following positions were submitted by the search firm Grant Cooper:

Founding Dean, School of Pharmacy, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. 

Executive Associate Dean , School of Nursing, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Executive Directo r, Oncology Services, Erlanger Health System

Scientific Director of Research , Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

Endowed Chair, Pediatric Addiction Medicine & Chief, Division of Neonatology, Marshall University. Darshana Shah is an ELUM at the institution. 

Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery , Marsall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Darshana Shah is an ELUM at the institution.

Chief, Cardiology; Co-Director, Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute.

Division Chief and Endowed Chair of General Pediatrics; Director, Arkansas Children's Primary Care Service Line, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. ELUMs and Fellows a the institution are Jeanne Heard, Wendy Nembhard, Gloria Richard-Davis, Sara Tariq.

Chief, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
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).

Director of Lung Cancer Research , Inova Schar Cancer Institute.

Director of Pediatric and Congenital Cardiology, Geisinger Health System. ELUMs at the institution are Shubhra Shetty and Janet Townsend (Commonwealth COM).

Medical Director, LVAD and Cardiac Transplantation Program, UT Southwestern. ELUMs at the institution are Shawna Nesbitt, Robin Jarrett, Helen Yin.

A number of positions were submitted by the search firm Merritt Hawkins:

Executive Director and Chief Medical Officer, The University of Texas at Austin University Health Services. ELUMs at the university are Liz Jacobs and Beth Nelson.

Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine.
Chair, Department of Pediatrics/Physician-in-Chief, Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin/Dell Children's Medical Center. See above for ELUMs at the university.
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.

Division Head of Hematology/Oncology, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit. 

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).

Division Head, Rheumatology , Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan.

Division Chief Pediatric Pulmonology, University of New Mexico. ELUMs at the university are Loretta Cordova de Ortega, Melvina McCabe, Martha McGrew, Leslie Morrison, Tassy Parker, Karlett Parra, Valerie Romero-Leggott, Anne Simpson, Carolyn Voss, and Bronwyn Wilson.
Division Chief Neonatology, University of New Mexico. See above for ELUMs at the university.

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).
Director of Hematology Research , Nemours Alfred I. Dupont Hospital for Children.
Director of the Cancer and Blood Disorders Institute , Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL. See above for ELUMs at Johns Hopkins.

These positions were submitted by the search firm Korn Ferry:
[Note that ELUM Deborah Wing is a Senior Client Partner at Korn Ferry.]

Senior Vice President for Research, SUNY Downstate Medical Center. 
ELUMs at SUNY Downstate are Ellen Ginzler and Pamela Sass. 

Dean , College of Medicin e , 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.

Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. ELUMs at the institution are Diana Callender, Shubhra Shetty, Janet Townsend. 

Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. ELUMs at the institution are  Annie Burdick, Diana Cardenas, Sylvia Daunert, Norma Kenyon, Judy Schaechter, Omaida Velazquez.
Chief, Division of NeonatologyDivision 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.

Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, Keck School of Medicine of USC. E LUMs and Fellows at the Keck School of Medicine are Zea Borok, Michele Kipke and Kathe Nelson. 

Founding Chair and Director for the Department of Health and Rehabilitation SciencesTemple University College of Public Health.  ELUMs/Fellows at the institution are 
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).
Chair, Department of Pediatrics and Physician-in-Chief, U of Texas Health Science Center Houston, McGovern Medical School. ELUMS at the institution are Patricia Butler, Katherine Loveland, Dianna Milewicz, Paula O'Neill, Margaret Uthman.

Chair, Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyUniversity of South Alabama. ELUMs at the institution are Karen Fagan, Susan LeDoux, Mary Townsley.  

Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. ELUMs at the university are Zea Borok and Michele Kipke.
Chair, Department of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine. ELUMs at the university are Mary Killackey and Gabriella Pridjian.

Founding Senior Director, Primary Care, Columbia University Medical Center, 
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 News, May 31, 2019:
Julia Arnsten, MD (ELAM '13) chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System, wrote an opinion piece in STAT warning that a health care disparity is emerging around access to medical cannabis, as poorer people struggle to obtain the newly legalized treatment. "It's time to advocate for a new federal classification for cannabis, so insurance companies can cover it, just as they cover the costs of drugs to treat cancer, diabetes, and other diseases. At the same time, we need to consider subsidies or discounts for low-income patients and expand the number of licensed dispensaries for medical cannabis," Dr. Arnsten wrote.
Yvette Calderon, MD (ELAM '14), has been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Calderon is chair of emergency medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel.
Adina Luba Kalet, MD, MPH (ELAM '10), has been named director of the Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education at the Medical College of Wisconsin, effective Sept. 1. Dr. Kalet currently serves as professor of medicine and surgery at the New York University School of Medicine.
Maria Elena Bottazzi, Ph.D. (ELAM '14), has been named one of the National Academy of Medicine's Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Scholars.
Ade Olomu, M.D. (ELAM '18) was presented the Blanch B. and Frederick C. Swartz Endowed Professorship at Michigan State University on May 21, 2019. This endowment provides support for a faculty member whose teaching and research emphasis is in general internal medicine principally and geriatric medicine secondarily.
Nancy Spector, M.D. (ELAM '10) and Executive Director of ELAM) was featured in a Faculty Factory podcast.

ELUM Articles

Academic Medicine, Published Ahead-of-Print, May 21, 2019:
Matson, Christine C., MD; Beck, Lisa A., MEd; Rajasekaran, Senthil K., MD
Academic Medicine, Volume 94, Issue 6, June 2019:
Pock, Arnyce; Daniel, Michelle; Santen, Sally A.; Swan-Sein, Aubrie; Fleming, Amy; Harnik, Vicky
Wilkins, Consuelo H.; Alberti, Philip M.
Journal of Dental Education, Volume 83, Number 6, June 2019:
Brenda L. Janotha, Katrin Tamari and Vicky Evangelidis-Sakellson

Articles of Note

The Chronicle of Higher Education, Academe Today, May 23, 2019:
During Judy Genshaft's years at the university's helm, both it and American higher education have changed drastically.
AAMC CFAS News, May 24, 2019:
Linda Phillips, RN, PhD, senior director of research and education at the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program at the University of Arizona Center on Aging, wrote an op-ed in The Hill on institutional racism in health care, saying, "[H]igh maternal death rates are only one of many race- and ethnicity-related health disparities. Others include higher rates of chronic illness, premature death and failure to receive appropriate care for pneumonia, heart attacks, pain and preventive measures for post-operative complications." Dr. Phillips also said the only comprehensive way to deal with institutional racism in health care is to strategically diversify the health care workforce.
Uchenna Ikediobi, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the Section of General Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases at VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale School of Medicine, wrote an opinion piece in STAT urging zero tolerance toward patients' discriminatory comments and actions toward minority health care providers. "Deferring to a society still haunted by ghosts of its discriminatory past will hinder efforts to create and maintain a diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment in medicine," Dr. Ikediobi wrote.
Modern Healthcare explored why so few women reach leadership roles in health care, noting that despite efforts to create change in institutions, including efforts to be intentional about recruiting into leadership positions, "shifting from how things have always been done in healthcare has proven to be difficult and slow."
Inside Higher Ed, May 28, 2019:
A professor's department found she was paid less than men were, unfairly, for failing to go out and get other offers. A judge said that didn't matter. »
AAMC News, May 29, 2019:
AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, urges medical schools and teaching hospitals to foster institutional climates that support and promote women.
Center for Creative Leadership, May 29, 2019:
The best leaders forge common ground with people from different positions, backgrounds, and locations.
Nature, May 29, 2019:
The annual Leiden Ranking of institutes' scientific performance includes a measure of gender balance for first time.
AAMC CFAS News, May 31, 2019:
The National Academy of Medicine recently published the report Gender-Based Differences in Burnout: Issues Faced by Women Physicians. Among the report's authors are Kimberly Templeton, MD, a CFAS rep for the American Orthopaedic Association and professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center, and Javeed Sukhera, MD, a CFAS rep for the University of Western Ontario - Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, where he is assistant professor of psychiatry and pediatrics.
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The Last Word

AAMC CFAS News, May 24, 2019:
Are you a woman who works in a perpetually cold office? If so, it may affect your performance and decision-making ability. In a study published in PLOS-One and covered by The Atlantic, women answered 2% more math problems correctly in a room 1 degree Celsius warmer. Men performed better in cooler spaces, but the benefit between temperatures was less pronounced. Researchers cautioned that more work is needed before battles rage over access to the thermostat.