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Supporting Each Other


Back in November, we set the goal of $30,000 in giving to the Innovations Fund. The Innovations Fund helps us to continue to provide services for ELUMs ranging from career services to networking and professional development events - such as the ELAM @ ADEA tea, mentioned below! To date, ELUMs have contributed to reach 69% of this goal - $20,685.


There is still time to help us get to $30,000 by the end of February!


We make it easy to give in either of two ways:


1. Online

Visit www2.drexelmed.edu/elamgiftsonline and use special code MAF13.

2. US Mail
Download and fill out our reply form and send to:
Drexel University College of Medicine
P.O. Box 8235
Philadelphia, PA 19101-9685

We're also now offering a special gift to those that give $250 or more - a sturdy, vented umbrella with a wooden handle and carrying strap, branded with the ELAM logo.



Finally, we'd like to send a special thank you out to the classes celebrating their 5th, 10th, and 15th anniversary years. Together, these anniversary classes have raised $19,125 towards the Legacy Fund - a fund dedicated solely towards supporting the professional development programs we offer. If you are a member of one of these anniversary classes and would like to give a gift, please contact Carol DeLoatch at carol.deloatch@drexelmed.edu.


And to all that have already given, we thank you! Your support is greatly appreciated!



One of the numerous events that the Innovations Fund supports is the annual ELAM @ ADEA tea to which you are all invited!

ELAM Tea for ELUMs and Current Fellows

March 19, 2013, 5:00-7:00 pm

Metropolitan Ballroom B, Sheraton Hotel

This year's tea has been scheduled to be convenient for those attending the ADEA and IADR/AADR meetings. We invite both current Fellows and ELUMs to come to this ELAM community-building and networking event.


Please consider bringing with you a colleague who may be interested in applying to ELAM in the future! RSVP for this event by March 8 by contacting Cari Dam at cari.dam@drexelmed.edu. Please RSVP to Cari ONLY, and when you RSVP, let us know if you are bringing a guest, and the name of your guest.


ELAM will also be present at a number of other events at the ADEA/IADR/AADR meetings. For more information on everything ELAM related happening at these events, please see the ELAM Edge from February 7.



Quote of the Day

Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.

       - Henry J. Kaiser




Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Virginia School of Medicine. Submitted by the institution. ELUMs at the university are Karen Johnston, Mary Faith Marshall, Victoria Norwood, and Debra Perina (SOM). [Note that UVA is seeking candidates who are also interested in taking on a significant leadership role within the department as it supports the UVA Health System's implementation of its strategic vision to be a clinical leader in specific targeted clinical areas as well as a research leader in the areas of clinical effectiveness and population outcomes.]


Chief Quality Officer, Loyola University Health System. Submitted by the institution. An ELUM at Loyola is Liz Kovacs (Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine).


Senior Associate Dean, Dominica Campus, Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica, West Indies. Submitted by search firm Spencer Stuart.


Dean, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences. Submitted by ELUM Madhu Mazumdar. Other ELUMs at Weill Cornell are Debra Leonard, Susan Pannullo, and Rache Simmons (Medical College).


Deputy Director, National Center for Advancing Translations Sciences, National Institutes of Health. Submitted by the institution. ELUMs at NIH are Petra Kaufmann and Susan Shurin.


Senior Vice President, Physician Practices & Medical Affairs, WakeMed Health and Hospitals, Raleigh, NC. Submitted by executive search firm ZurickDavis.



Please send position announcements to elamjobs@Drexelmed.edu.  




ELUM News 


Deborah Kuhls, M.D. (Current ELAM Fellow), a trauma surgeon and associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Nevada School of Medicine's Las Vegas campus, has been named to Vegas, Inc.'s 2013 Women to Watch list.


Janice Lage, M.D. (ELAM '07) has accepted the position of Chair of the Department of Pathology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS.


Gloria Richard-Davis, M.D. (ELAM '09) has a new position as Chief, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences.



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, February 2013:

Changing Culture: The Language of Leadership
A change in business strategy demands a change of leadership culture - and a shift in language, too.


Don't Ignore the Young Ones
It's never too early to learn leadership. CCL offers five ways businesses can invest in next-generation leaders. [Good advice for mentoring junior faculty, post-docs, etc.]


Forbes, February 12, 2013:

The Top 6 Reasons Women Are Not Leading in Corporate America As We Need Them To

As a trainer and leadership developer of women, I've had the opportunity to speak with hundreds of HR and senior executive leaders the past 10 years, about women, growth, and paving the way for women's ascension to leadership in corporate America. Yet what remains so disappointing and in fact, shocking, is that despite the irrefutable business case for the need to balance corporate leadership ranks with more women, we're making very little headway - very little progress in the way of effective corporate change is occurring.


Knowledge@Wharton, February 13, 2103:

Anne-Marie Slaughter: Forget 'Having It All' -- Own What You Want

When Princeton professor Anne-Marie Slaughter published an essay in The Atlantic titled, "Why Women Still Can't Have It All," in July 2012, she touched a nerve across generations and set off a renewed public debate on women's progress and work-life balance. In an interview with Stewart Friedman, director of the Wharton Work/Life Integration Project [and an ELAM facilitator], Slaughter shares what it was like to draw back the curtain on her life as someone perceived to "have it all" and suggests how companies can make life better for both women and men. (Video with transcript)


Why Being the Last Interview of the Day Could Crush Your Chances

When trying to get into graduate school or land a new job, applicants expect to be evaluated against the relative strength or weakness of the entire pool of candidates. But a recent paper co-authored by Wharton professor Uri Simonsohn suggests that perhaps they should also be worried about the timing of their interviews.


The Glass Hammer, February 14, 2013:

Enabling Women to Be Authentic Fuels the Desire to Lead

New research out of INSEAD, the world's largest graduate business school, shows that women leaders experience less stress at work when they feel good about... being women. This finding may seem simple and obvious, but the rigorous study delves deep into identity theory around leadership and gender, with quantitative research on over 600 female leaders across the globe.


The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 15, 2013:

How Rude! Reader Comments May Undermine Scientists' Authority
Uncivil remarks in online articles about research can raise doubts about the underlying science, says a report presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science's annual meeting.


AAMC STAT, February 18, 2013:

Web Portal Launched for AAMC Leadership Development Offerings
The AAMC has developed a new Web portal of its leadership development training opportunities and resources.  Organized by topic and position, the site makes it easier for deans, CEOs, faculty, and staff to identify AAMC courses and publications on improving leadership skills relevant to their roles.  The site will be updated regularly as new offerings become available.


The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 19, 2013:

Chief Academic Officers Get an Association of Their Own

For all of the organizations and associations in higher education, none is for chief academic officers. Until now.


Fast Company, February 19, 2013:

Delete This: 7 Tips For Getting Your Inbox To Zero

You're drowning in email. You need help. These tips will stem the email flood and give you peace of mind.


Calls for Applications, Nominations, Etc.


AAMC Group on Faculty Affairs, February 14, 2013:

Carole J. Bland Phronesis Award

The Group on Faculty Affairs (GFA) of the AAMC is pleased to announce its call for nominations for the Carole J. Bland Phronesis Award. This award serves to honor members of the faculty affairs community who exemplify the spirit of phronesis through dedicated and selfless service to faculty vitality.


Phronesis (fro-NEE-sis): Acting for the welfare of others without thought for the self; seeking and enabling heroically the development and success of others.


Please consider nominating a colleague for demonstrated commitment to enhancing faculty well-being and promoting faculty vitality.  We seek nominations of individuals that have made broad and deep contributions in the areas of faculty affairs and/or faculty development. 

The annual Carole J. Bland Phronesis Award will be presented at the 2013 GFA Professional Development Conference. For detailed instructions and requirements for nominations go to:  www.aamc.org/members/gfa/award. Submission deadline: April 3, 2013



The Last Word


ASPH Friday Letter, February 15, 2013:

Relaxed: The Mark of a Productive Employee?

Last week, a NYTimes article suggested a seemingly paradoxical idea. In order to be a more productive worker, you should work less. The article pooled together research from various fields, and the findings revealed that employees who took frequent vacations, worked from home often, took daytime naps, exercised in the middle of the day, and switched off their emails after leaving the office each day actually boosted job performance. The article suggests that the amount of energy employees bring to their work is much more important than the number of hours they log at their desks.


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