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    January 17, 2013
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Welcome Class of 2013!


Now that the winter session is complete, this is the class of 2013's first edition of the ELAM Edge - so welcome to all of you!


The ELAM Edge is a weekly e-newsletter sent each Thursday to all ELUMs that has ELAM and ELUM news, articles of interest, and position announcements. It's a great way to stay in touch with ELAM and the ELUM community.


The Edge will arrive in your inbox each week, and you can also view the last four weeks of the Edge to the left, and on the Alumnae web page.


We welcome contributions to the Edge, in personal and professional updates and relevant position postings. To contribute to the Edge, contact Kristan Stengel at Kristan.Stengel@DrexelMed.edu. We look forward to hearing your news!




Quote of the Day

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

       - John Fitzgerald Kennedy




Director, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Submitted by the institution. ELUMs at Cedars-Sinai are Ilana Cass and Sarah Kilpatrick.


Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, New York University College of Dentistry. Submitted by ELUM Elise Eisenberg. Other ELUMs at NYU are Carol Bernstein, Joan Cangiarella, Jennifer Havens, Adina Kalet, Gerogeann McGuinness and Anna Pavlick (SOM).


Chair, Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Submitted by current Fellow Kathryn Horn. ELUMs at the university are Michele Follen and Veronica Mallett (Paul L. Foster SOM); Marjorie Jenkins, Betsy Jones, Cynthia Jumper, Stephanie McClure, and Patti Patterson (SOM).


Chair, Department of Neurology and Neurosciences, The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School. Submitted by the institution. ELUMs at UMDNJ are Vivian Bellofatto, Nancy Connell, Anne Mosenthal, Carol Newlon, and Maria Soto-Greene (NJ Medical School); Barbara Greenberg and Nanci Tofsky (NJ Dental School); Terri Kinzy, Susan Rosenthal, Kathy Scotto, and Carol Terregino (Robert Wood Johnson Medical School).


Chair, Department of Surgery, The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School. Submitted by the institution. See above for ELUMs at UMDNJ.


Dean, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California, San Diego. Submitted by ELUM Ana Pajor. Other ELUMs at the university are Kathleen Kim, Razelle Kurzrock, and Vivian Reznik (SOM). 


President, Thomas Jefferson University. Submitted by ELUM Elisabeth Kunkel. Other ELUMs at the university are Christine Arenson, Sue Menko, Edith Mitchell, Karen Novielli, Vijay Rao, and Elisabeth Van Bockstaele.



Please send position announcements to elamjobs@Drexelmed.edu.  




ELUM News 


We received the following message from ELUM Sylvia Smith:

I am writing to advise that effective February 1, 2013 I will assume duties as the Chair of the Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy, Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, Georgia. I was a member of the ELAM Class of 2010-2011. 


The ELAM program provided excellent preparation to assume this leadership position. I am forever grateful for the opportunity to participate and consider this tangible evidence of the incredible benefits of the ELAM program in preparing women for leadership positions in Academic Medicine!


Carol A. Terregino, M.D. (ELAM '07), has been awarded the 2013 Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine Awards® Outstanding Medical Educator Award.


Elizabeth Travis, Ph.D. (ELAM '00), Associate Vice President, Women Faculty Programs at MD Anderson Cancer Center, is one of 13 distinguished inductees for The Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame. Dr. Travis was elected by the GHWCC board of directors and received the award at a gala on December 6, 2012. The Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit business organization of influential and diverse women and men dedicated to the advancement and empowerment of women through avenues of leadership, education, advocacy, and mentoring. 



Albuquerque gathering
Before heading to San Antonio to join the ELAM Winter Session and ELUM events, Roz Richman stopped in Albuquerque for a wonderful ELUMs@UNM dinner hosted by Martha McGrew.
L2R: Roz, Deborah Helitzer, Bronwyn Wilson, Valerie Romero-Leggott, Leslie Morrison, and Martha McGrew.




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.




ELUM Articles 


Journal of Women's Health, Vol. 22, No. 1, January 2013:

Maternal Recall of Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy: A Systematic Review

Jennifer J. Stuart, C. Noel Bairey Merz, Sarah L. Berga, Virginia M. Miller, Pamela Ouyang, Chrisandra L. Shufelt, Meir Steiner, Nanette K. Wenger, and Janet W. Rich-Edwards


Impact of Reproductive Status and Age on Response of Depressed Women to Cognitive Therapy

Anna R. Brandon, Abu Minhajuddin, Michael E. Thase, and Robin B. Jarrett


The American Journal of Medicine, Volume 126, Issue 2, February 2013:

Multilobar Lung Infiltrates after Exposure to Dust Storm: The Haboob Lung Syndrome

Ragesh Panikkath, Cynthia A. Jumper, Zachary Mulkey




Articles of Note


Journal of Women's Health, Vol. 22, No. 1, January 2013:

Development of Burnout in Middle-Aged Working Women: A Longitudinal Study

Annika Evolahti, Daniel Hultell, and Aila Collins


Knowledge@Wharton, December 19, 2012-January 1, 2013:
Leadership and Change
Carol Bartz on Bad Bosses, Picking Your Fights and Saying 'I Don't Know'
Carol Bartz is widely-known in Silicon Valley for two things: being a high-profile executive at some of the best-known technology companies, and being a pull-no-punches speaker who says whatever is on her mind. Both traits were in evidence at a recent talk on Wharton's San Francisco campus during which she discussed how bad bosses can be as instructive as good ones, how important it is to pick your fights and why she is not a fan of mentoring, among other topics.


 The Glass Hammer, December 20, 2012:
Say "No" with Power and Grace
I have a confession to make. I am not exactly an expert in saying "No." I spent the entire day recently running from one meeting to another. It was Sunday. I was taught early on that it's impolite to say "No." A lot of my executive coaching clients have a hard time saying "No" too, yet it's a critical skill we need to succeed and keep our sanity. Saying "No" is hard because it's inconsistent with the beliefs we have about ourselves (we're supposed to be collaborative, empathetic, care-taking), and the expectations others have of us. I often catch myself resenting a woman establishing boundaries when I would never think twice about a man doing it. So how do we as women leaders establish boundaries with both power and grace?


The New York Times, January 8, 2013:

The Internalization of Women's Issues

At the dawn of this new year, a note of cautious optimism is rising from female leaders, activists and advocates who are anticipating major new strides as "women issues" go global.


FastCompany.com, January 9, 2013:

3 Myths About Self Promotion

Are you great at what you do, but no one seems to notice? These 3 misconceptions might be getting in your way. Here's the best way to promote the brand called you.


InsideHigherEd.com, January 9, 2013:

The Active Interview

Even if you aren't asking the questions, you can guide the conversation, writes Katherine Ellison.


FastCompany.com, January 10, 2013:

3 Rules For Hiring The Right Person Every Time

Hiring the wrong people over and over again is exhausting. Here's how to break free.


The Glass Hammer, January 10, 2013:

No More Ms. Perfect

The new year is a great time to work on fighting perfectionist tendencies. When else do we have so many goals and plans? There's nothing like an impossible list of expectations to throw a perfectionist into overdrive. A tendency toward perfectionism can prevent women from trying new things or taking career risks. But it can also drive women to excel and achieve at the highest levels. We don't want to throw the baby out with the bathwater - so how can professional women maintain the drive that comes from a quest for perfection, while gaining the flexibility that comes with letting themselves fail?


Resolution: Three Ways to Help Other Women While Helping Yourself

Happy New Year! It's January 2013, and time to think about the year ahead. What better way to start than with a little history lesson? Celebrating the New Year on January 1st goes back as far as the ancient Romans. In fact, the Romans had a god dedicated to new beginnings: Janus, which is where we get the name January, today. On the first day of the year, people made offerings to Janus, and, then as now, they spent the day wishing one another health and prosperity for the year ahead.


Huffington Post, January 11, 2013:

Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

Power. It's that intangible thing that so many people strive for. For some people, feeling a sense of control -- over themselves, others, situations or all of the above -- is a natural thing. For others, it doesn't come as easy. In her TEDTalk, social psychologist Amy Cuddy shares an easy way that anyone can change not only others' perceptions of them, but the way they feel about themselves...


Calls for Applications, Nominations, Etc.


AAMC CAS-Chairs, January 9, 2013:

AAMC is sponsoring a free webinar on Wednesday, January 23 from 2:00-3:30pm ET on the "Report from the NIH Diversity in Biomedical Research Workforce Implementation Team." Lawrence Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D., NIH Principal Deputy Director, will speak and Ann Bonham, Ph.D., AAMC Chief Scientific Officer, will moderate. Last year, the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director established a working group on diversity to identify immediate and long-term strategies for improving diversity of the NIH's investigator pool. The working group presented recommendations to the Director in June. Dr. Tabak, a co-chair of the working group, will discuss a report of the NIH Diversity in the Biomedical Research Workforce implementation team with the rest of the time being dedicated to Q&A. Dr. Bonham was also a member of the working group.
(password: nih2013)


Council of Deans Fellowship Program

The Council of Deans Fellowship Program was created to enhance the development of future leaders in academic medicine. It is designed for senior faculty members, including department chairs and assistant and associate deans, who are interested in being considered for deanships in the near future. (Note: The program is not intended for candidates currently under active consideration for appointment to a deanship.)

Application deadline for the 2013-2014 Fellowship: March 31, 2013

For more information, visit www.aamc.org/members/cod/fellowship_program/.


2013 Call for Applications to the 6th Annual Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology

Oct. 29-31, 2013 and March 20, 2014, Washington, D.C.

Deadline to submit: March 15, 2013.

The American Psychological Association Committee on Women in Psychology (CWP) announces its sixth annual Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology to be held on Tuesday, Oct. 29 through Thursday, Oct. 31, 2014 and Thursday, March 20, 2014, in Washington, D.C. This year we are accepting approximately 30 mid-career women psychologists who work full time in academic or academic medical settings, and approximately 30 mid-career women psychologists who work primarily in clinical or consulting settings. Mid-career women psychologists in leadership roles in integrated primary care settings in academic health centers, public, community or private sectors are encouraged to apply as well.


The Last Word


AAMC CAS-Chair, January 13, 2013:

The January/February issue of the Columbia Journalism Review reported that there were 95 weekly science sections in newspapers in 1989, 34 in 2005 and only 19 such sections in 2012.


Inside Higher Ed, January 14, 2013:

Words to Revive

While Lake Superior State University releases an annual list of words to ban, Wayne State University offers lists of words that need more use. This year's list includes "dragoon," "fantods," "mawkish" and "natter." Definitions, background and the full list are available here.


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