January 10, 2013
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 ELATE Application Deadline Extended

and a reminder about the upcoming ELAM application deadline!


The application deadline for the 2013-14 Executive Leadership in Academic Technology and Engineering program (ELATE at Drexel) has been extended to February 6, 2013. 


We would like to thank everyone that has taken the time and energy to connect with a colleague in the STEM fields and recommend that they apply for ELATE - and there is still time to do this if you haven't! Visit the ELATE website now for more information, or feel free to contact us with any questions.


Also, remember that the ELAM application deadline is rapidly approaching - January 17 - so take the time now to ensure that your institution is submitting a candidate (or two!).



Happy New Year!



Quote of the Day

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

       - Oscar Wilde




Chief, Section of Digestive Diseases, Department of Medicine, Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University. Submitted by the institution. ELUMs at WVU are Anne Cather, Judie Charlton, Ann Chinnis, Barbara Ducatman, Rashida Khakoo, and Maria Kolar (SOM); Shelia Price (SOD).


Chief of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, West Virginia University School of Medicine. Submitted by the institution. See above for ELUMs at WVU.


Clinical Director, Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center and Chief, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, University of Connecticut Health Center. Submitted by executive search firm Korn/Ferry International. ELUMs at the university are Nancy Adams, Jeri Hepworth, Casey Jacob, Anne Kenny, Sandy Weller (SOM); Anna Dongari-Bagtzoglou and Susan Reisine (SODM).


Director, University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center and Chief, Section of Cardiology, University of Arizona College of Medicine. Submitted by executive search firm Witt/Kieffer. ELUMs at the university are Setsuko Chambers, Mindy Fain, Ana Maria Lopez, Kathryn Reed, Anne Wright (COM).


Director, Center for Comparative Medicine, University of California, Davis School of Medicine and School of Veterinary Medicine. Submitted by ELUM Lydia Howell. Other ELUMs at UC Davis are Diana Farmer, Ellen Gold, Jesse Joad, Nancy Lane, Susan Murin, Tina Palmieri, Dena Towner, and Amparo Villablanca (SOM).


Chair, Department of Pathology, The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. Submitted by the institution. ELUMs at the university are Deborah Helitzer, Martha McGrew, Leslie Morrison, Arti Prasad, Valerie Romero-Leggott, Carolyn Voss, and Bronwyn Wilson (SOM).


Chair, Department of Radiology, Medical College of Wisconsin. Submitted by the university. ELUMs at MCW are Pat Donohoue, Beth Drolet, Judy Kersten, Karen Marcdante, Mary Otterson, Julie Panepinto, Paula Termuhlen, and Earnestine Willis.


Assistant Dean for Student Services, University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Submitted by the institution. ELUMs at the university are Nisha D'Silva, Margherita Fontana, and Marilyn Woolfolk (SOD); Carol Bradford, Sally Camper, Valerie Castle, Eva Feldman, Carmen Green, Margaret Gyetko, Hope Haefner, Ella Kazerooni, Eve Kerr, Karin Muraszko, Michelle Riba, Catherine Spires, and Denise Tate (Medical School).


Vice Dean for Medical Education, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Submitted by the institution. ELUMs at Case Western are Elizabeth Allen, Barbara Cromer, Alison Hall, Susan Nedorost, Cathy Sila, and Georgia Wiesner.


Chief Quality Officer, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. ELUMs at the Penn State are Kathy Eggli, Barbara Ostrov, Ann Ouyang, Nan Schwann, and Dani Zander (COM).



Please send position announcements to elamjobs@Drexelmed.edu.  



ELUM News 


Ohio State Medical Center College of Medicine created a series of videos, Women in Surgery - A Life in the Balance. Two of the videos feature women from ELAM - Susan Moffat-Bruce (a current ELAM Fellow) and Julie Freischlag (ELAM '97).    



If you have news about yourself, your ELAM Learning Community, or other ELUMs that you would like to share in the Edge, please send it to ELAM@Drexel.edu.




Articles of Note


Center for Creative Leadership Leading Effectively e-Newsletter, December 2012:

How Do You Face Change?
Change isn't just something that gets pushed upon us. Change is also inspired, explored, embraced and created by leaders.

Power Up Nonprofits
Nonprofits are under pressure from all directions. Investing in leadership talent can make a big difference.

A Blueprint for Effective Leader Communication
Business, political and religious leaders around the world aren't getting much love these days. Research from Ketchum shows how they (and you) can get out of the dog house.

HR Pipeline: An Innovation Checklist
To lead innovation, pay attention to this checklist. 


InsideHigherEd.com, December 21, 2012:

Academic Minute: Female Missionary Physicians

In today's Academic Minute, Connie Shemo of the State University of New York at Plattsburgh explains the connection between the women's foreign mission movement of the early twentieth century and two pioneering female doctors.


Academic Medicine, Volume 88, Issue 1, January 2013:

2013 Question of the Year: What Is a Doctor? What Is a Nurse?

P. Sklar, David

Commentary: Recommendations and Remaining Questions for Health Care Leadership Training Programs

Stoller, James K.


Fast Company Co.LEAD Daily, January 3, 2013:

Bend, Not Break: Leadership Lessons For Resilience Amid Struggle

Ping Fu, CEO of 3-D software company Geomagic, has also been a prisoner of Mao's Red Guard, a kidnapping victim, and an immigrant with $80 to her name. Here's how her unique past influenced her leadership style.

Learning To Wield The No-Fail Negotiation Technique Of Retreat

Successful negotiating is not about winning a battle, or even positioning yourself to win. Sometimes, retreat is the very best tactic--here's how to use it to your advantage.


The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 7, 2013:

As Presidents Retire, Colleges Look Farther Afield for Their Replacements

Everyone had been expecting a flood of college presidents to retire soon. After all, the average age of presidents in 2011 was 61. And then the departures accelerated, in a way that took even those who were braced for it by surprise.


Calls for Applications, Nominations, Etc.


AAMC STAT, January 7, 2013:

Call for Abstracts for AAMC 2013 Integrating Quality Meeting
The annual AAMC Integrating Quality Meeting in June, which will bring together health care leaders, educators, residents, and students from the medical education and health professions communities to share strategies for enhancing the culture of quality in clinical care and education, is accepting abstracts until Jan. 18.  Proposals are being sought for poster presentations, interactive workshops and sessions, and selected plenary presentations in the following areas: approaches to improving value and educating for quality; aligning strategy for health reform and changes in the regulatory environment; team-based and interprofessional approaches to quality improvement; and student and trainee initiatives in quality improvement and patient safety.  To learn more, visit the meeting's Web page.


AAMC CAS-Chairs, January 7, 2013:

The "call for proposals" deadline for the AAMC Group on Diversity and Inclusion's annual professional development meeting is January 18th. The meeting will be held May 16-19, 2013 in Toronto.


ASPH Friday Letter, December 21, 2012:

Academic Public Health Caucus Call for Abstracts Now Open: Deadline February 4

The Academic Public Health Caucus is now accepting abstracts for the 141st APHA Annual Meeting. The caucus solicits abstracts for oral and poster session formats during the meeting. Consideration will be given to abstracts that: (a) promote the caucus purpose; (b) address one or more of the caucus' topic areas; and (c) fulfill the abstract criteria. The deadline for submission for the Academic Public Health Caucus is Monday, February 4, 2013.


The American Medical Women's Association annual meeting will take place March 15-17, 2013 at the New York Palace Hotel. The largest networking event of the year is AMWA's annual meeting. It is the leading strategic career and personal development conference for women physicians, medical students and residents. Session topics range from mentoring and breaking the glass ceiling to issues in global women's health such as advances in vascular surgery, cardiovascular disease in women, inflammatory skin disorders, arthritis, bleeding disorders and imaging in gynecologic oncology. AMWA invites women in medicine to attend this meeting and learn from pre-eminent women physician leaders of today and tomorrow. Registration is now open.


Registration is open for the Center for Courage & Renewal's 2nd Annual Health Care Institute: Integrity in Health Care: The Courage to Lead in a Changing Landscape, April 24-27, 2013 in Chaska, MN.

Get details and register now for Integrity in Health Care.

The next Courage to Lead, a program of leadership development and renewal for leaders in healthcare and other serving professions, begins in October 2013.  Visit www.pennywilliamson.net for information.


The Last Word


Associated Press, December 30, 2012:

Nobel scientist Rita Levi-Montalcini dies in Rome

Rita Levi-Montalcini, a biologist who conducted underground research in defiance of Fascist persecution and went on to win a Nobel Prize for helping unlock the mysteries of the cell, died at her home in Rome on Sunday. She was 103 and had worked well into her final years.


The Huffington Post, January 8, 2013:

The 24 Best Moments For Women In 2012

This year has been ... interesting for women. Some of 2012 was rough going -- see many idiotic, offensive comments male Republican lawmakers and candidates made about women's bodies, health and reproductive rights. Then came the news that women still aren't getting any more of the top jobs in companies. Meanwhile, we lost Helen Gurley Brown, the woman who told the world that single women they deserved satisfying sex lives and careers, and the inimitable Nora Ephron, who wrote female characters women actually recognized.

But there were also great moments for women in 2012, lots of them. Here are our 24 favorite...


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