January 31, 2013
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A Gathering in Texas

A few weeks ago, alumnae gathered in San Antonio for the ELAM Texas & Regional Alumnae event. This event was also the first face-to-face meeting of the new Alumnae Advisory Group.

Highlights of the event were an Institutional Action Project mentoring session with current Fellows, a dinner bringing together current Fellows and ELUMs, and a Works-In-Progress Consultation session led by ELAM Director Diane Magrane. 

From Olivia Lee, Associate Director, Program Management and Fundraising, and the staff member who works most closely with the new Alumnae Advisory Group: 

It was great to connect with the members of the new Alumnae Advisory Group. During our meeting the ELAM staff learned more about working with alumnae and the alumnae learned more about working with us - we all had our 'aha moments'! The event closed with the question, 'What was the highlight of your week?' Many commented that they really enjoyed meeting the new Fellows and others felt re-connected with the ELAM community and re-energized to go back to their institutions and work for change. 


Alumnae Advisory Group

The new Alumnae Advisory Group

LtoR, back row: Gretchen Wells, Lily Garcia, Lisa Elferink, and Madhu Mazumdar. LtoR front row: Bettina Beech, Deborah DeMarco, and Pascale Lane

The Works-in-Progress session was held on the last day of the event. It was an excellent session that gave each participating ELUM constructive feedback on an issue she has been working through at her home institution.

Overall, this was a great event that really boosted a sense of community and support amongst the ELUMs. Thank you to all who attended!



Quote of the Day

You have to expect great things of yourself before you can do them.

       - Michael Jordan




Chair, Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. ELUMs at the university are Anne Curtis and Margarita Dubocovich.


Chair, Department of Family Medicine, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University. Submitted by the institution. ELUMs at the university are Katherine Cauley, Margaret Dunn, Mariana Morris, Cynthia Olsen, Brenda Roman, and Rosalyn Scott (SOM).


Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. See above for ELUMs at the institution.


Endowed Chair, Basic Translational Biomedical Science, Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Submitted by the institution. ELUMs at Cedars-Sinai are Sarah Kilpatrick and Ilana Cass.


Endowed Chair, Clinical Trials/Epidemiology/Outcomes Translational Biomedical Science, Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Submitted by the institution. See above for ELUMs at Cedars-Sinai.


ASPH Friday Letter #1762, January 25, 2013:

Alberta Seeking New Dean

The University of Alberta School of Public Health, the first Canadian School to earn full accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health, is seeking its next Dean of the School of Public Health. The appointment, for an initial five-year term, begins July 1, 2013.


Chancellor for Biomedical and Health Sciences, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Note, from the job description: Reporting directly to the President, this new position is being created as part of the integration of Rutgers University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). The Chancellor will be responsible for managing Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, which will initially include seven UMDNJ schools (New Jersey Medical School, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Jersey Dental School, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Health Related Professions, School of Nursing, and School of Public Health) and University Behavioral Health Care, and Rutgers units including Rutgers College of Nursing, the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, and the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research. ELUMs at UMDNJ include 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, Kathy Scotto, and Carol Terregino (Robert Wood Johnson Medical School).



Please send position announcements to elamjobs@Drexelmed.edu.  




ELUM News 


Linda Giudice, M.D., Ph.D. (ELAM '03), Robert B. Jaffe Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, will receive the Journal of Women's Health Award for Outstanding Achievement in Women's Health Research at the Awards Gala at Women's Health 2013: The 21st Annual Congress in Washington, DC.


AAMC CAS-Chairs, January 27, 2013:

Razelle Kurzrock, M.D. (ELAM '06), has joined the UC San Diego Department of Medicine and the Moores Cancer Center (MCC). At the Cancer Center she has been named Senior Deputy Director for Clinical Science and will head the MCC Clinical Trials Office and a newly established Center for Personalized Therapy. She also will serve as Vice Chief for Hematology-Oncology. She joins UCSD from the MD Anderson Cancer Center where she was founding chair of the Department of Investigational Cancer Therapeutics.


Dr. Kristine M. Lohr (ELAM '98) has been named to the position of Interim Chief of Rheumatology & Women's Health at the University of Kentucky.  She will also assume the duties of Clinical Director of the Rheumatology clinic.


We received the following in an email from Tsveti Markova (ELAM '12):

My ELAM Institutional Action Project, "Aligning Graduate Medical Education with Hospital's Quality Improvement and Safety Strategies," which was designed and initiated in 2011, received a national award: 2013 Alliance Innovation Award from the Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers. Thank you to faculty, my learning community members and other fellows for their input and advice.


ASPH Friday Letter #1762, January 25, 2013:

BU's Sullivan Named Statistician of the Year

Dr. Lisa Sullivan (ELAM '08), associate dean for education at Boston University School of Public Health, has been named the Statistician of the Year by the Boston Chapter of the American Statistical Association (BCASA).




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


The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 22, 2013:

What Our CV's Don't Say

These days I look at my CV a lot. It's disconcerting to realize that search committees won't see what I see.


Inside Higher Ed, January 23, 2013:

Men Are More Likely Than Women to Engage in Science Fraud
Male scientists are more likely than their female counterparts to engage in research fraud, according to
a study published Tuesday in the journal mBio. The study analyzed a large database of cases of scientific fraud, categorized those who committed the fraud by different stages of careers and then compared those at different stages of their careers (from junior levels to senior scientists) to the gender make-up of the fields. While there are more males than females in all of the groups, the proportion of fraud by men was greater than the male representation among scientists at all the different levels.


The Ever-Evolving C.V.

An ever-constant yet ever-changing document in the life of academics is one's curriculum vitae or C.V. We apply to programs, fellowships, grants and of course jobs, all of which require our C.V. It may seem like a simple document to compile, which may explain why so many people appear to leave it to the last minute. However, like so many other things in academia, being thoughtful and well-prepared about one's curriculum vitae can go a long way.


Fast Company, January 23, 2013:

What High Dives And Roller Coasters Teach Us About Getting Comfortable With Career Risk

In "The Icarus Deception," Seth Godin teaches us how to overcome common fears that may be holding back our careers or our lives. Here's what he learned from conquering his childhood high dive.


The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 24, 2013:

Should You Say Yes Or No?

Do you ever find yourself looking at your calendar of upcoming events and wondering why you ever agreed to do one of them?


AAMC CAS-Chairs, January 27, 2013:

The journal Academic Medicine has launched a new blog, AM Rounds. Created as a space to complement journal content and engage with the journal's readers, AM Rounds will feature posts from a range of contributors from across the academic medicine community. It is hoped that the blog will help keep the conversation going between monthly issues and draw new voices into the discussion. You can read it on-line, but also opt to receive new posts via email or subscribe to the RSS feed.


The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 28, 2013:

Feminism Fizzles

Where is Betty Friedan when we need her?


Fast Company, January 28, 2013:

Getting Your Team Emotionally Engaged Is Half The Leadership Battle. Here's How To Do It

One big misconception otherwise promising managers have is the self-limiting belief that they have to choose between results and people. But fully half of great leadership is learning how to engage people emotionally--and it's something that can be learned.


Why There Is No Such Thing As A Leadership "Best Practice"

Successful execs have wildly different leadership styles--and trying to emulate them will only pull you in different directions. Here's how to find your own way.


Fast Company, January 29, 2013:

Susan Cain Helped Introverts Find Their Voice; Now, She'll Teach Them To Embrace Public Speaking

Susan Cain made a splash with "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking." Now, she plans to help introverts overcome their fear of public speaking. Here are her tips for taking the stage successfully.



Calls for Applications, Nominations, Etc.


The Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine is currently accepting nominations for the 2013 Alma Dea Morani, M.D. Renaissance Woman Award.

This Award will honor an outstanding woman physician or scientist in North America who has advanced the practice and understanding of medicine in our lifetime and made significant contributions outside of medicine, for example, in the humanities, arts, or social sciences, whose determination and spirit have carried her beyond traditional pathways in medicine and science; and who challenges the status quo with a passion for learning.


Deadline for electronic submission of nominations is Monday, April 1, 2013.  More information including guidelines, nomination forms, and past recipient information can be found on the FHWIM website at www.fhwim.org or through the office at 610-970-9143. If you have any questions, please contact FHWIM at (610) 970-9143 or at fhwim@burkhartgroup.com.


AAMC-STAT, January 28, 2013:

Registration Opens for the IPEC Faculty Development Institute

Registration opens today for the third Interprofessional Faculty Development Institute hosted by the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC), May 20-22 at the Dulles Hyatt in Herndon, Va.  The 2013 institute will focus on quality improvement and patient safety to create faculty champions who can enhance interprofessional curricula, learning experiences, and learner assessment in quality improvement and patient safety at the point of care.  Faculty across the health disciplines will explore how to embed this content into their curriculum, while learning how to create and assess clinical quality and safety projects.  Ideally, teams of three to five members will attend from the IPEC professions, drawing faculty from dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, and others where appropriate.  Learn more and register online at https://ipecollaborative.org/.


The Last Word


The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 14, 2013:

We Know You Can Read. So Can We.

In which I sit through a conference panel and do not obtain enlightenment.


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