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ELAM Edge, March 28, 2013: Growing Our Community


 ELAM Edge, March 14, 2013: Congratulations, ELATE Graduates!


 ELAM Edge, February 28, 2013: It Takes a Village - Part II


ELAM Edge, February 21, 2013: Supporting Each Other

ELAM News to Know


Report From Seattle


 Last month, Olivia and Roz headed to Seattle, where the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and the International Association for Dental Research / American Association for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) held their 2013 annual meetings back to back. Every day had its own exciting activities.

  • On Sunday evening, March 17, Eve Higginbotham, M.D. (ELAM '01), was keynote speaker at Discourse and Dessert, ADEA's Evening Plenary on Gender Issues.  
  • On Monday (March 18), at the 2013 William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation, and Achievement Gala, D. Walter Cohen, D.D.S., Chancellor Emeritus, Drexel University College of Medicine, and ELAM Founder, received the Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement - Dental Educator. Denise Kassebaum, D.D.S., M.S. (ELAM '03), also received a Gies Award. Earlier Monday, Connie Drisko, D.D.S. (ELAM '02), and Teresa Dolan, D.D.S., MPH (ELAM '07), wererecognized by Shelia Price, D.D.S., Ed.D. (ELAM '02), for their 10 years' tenure as Deans (Connie at Georgia Regents University College of Dental Medicine, and Terri at the University of Florida College of Dentistry). Both Terri and Connie are stepping down at the end of the academic year.
  • On Tuesday (March 19), ELAM held its 8th ELAM@ADEA Tea, later in the schedule than past years to attract those dental ELUMs who attend the IADR/AADR meeting. A good number of ELUMs turned out, as well as several Fellows and guests (future Fellows???).
  • On Wednesday (March 20), the IADR/AADR meeting got underway. This was ELAM's first time participating at an IADR/AADR Annual Meeting. Anna Dongari-Bagtzoglou, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D. (ELAM '11), organized and chaired a 2-part session in the afternoon. Part 1 was a symposium on career development, including 5 ELUMs [Kathryn Atchison, D.D.S., M.P.H. (ELAM '05), Terri Dolan, D.D.S., M.P.H. (ELAM '07), Rena D'Souza, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D. (ELAM '10) and Susan Reisine, Ph.D. (ELAM '99)]. Roz Richman served as panel moderator, using the Celebrity Interview tool from Liberating Structures.  A Hands On Workshop (HOW) for mentoring junior faculty followed, with4 ELUMs [Luisa Ann DiPietro, D.D.S., Ph.D. (ELAM '10), Nisha D'Silva, M.S.D., Ph.D. (ELAM '11), Vicky Evangelidis, D.D.S., M.P.H. (ELAM '03), and Susan Reisine, Ph.D.] as mentors for one-on-one sessions. 

2013 ADEA Tea

 Wednesday evening, Olivia and Roz hosted a dinner for five University of Washington ELUMs (Ginny Broudy, M.D. (ELAM '00), Ellen Cosgrove, M.D. (ELAM '08), Lorrie Langdale, M.D. (ELAM '98), Wendy Mouradian, M.D. (ELAM '07) and Lee Nelson, M.D. (ELAM '02), and one current Fellow (Rebecca Slayton).


The ADEA meeting ended on a high note for ELAM, with Lily Garcia, D.D.S., M.S. (ELAM '06), elected Chair-elect. And the IADR/AADR meeting opened with Rena D'Souza, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D. (ELAM '10), presiding. For Olivia and Roz, it was a wonderful, eventful - and packed - four days.






Quote of the Day

"The workplace is an incubator for the human spirit."  -Anita Roddick (Founder, The Body Shop)




Dean, Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine. An ELUM at Nova Southeastern University is Diane Ede-Nichols.


Campus Deans, Community Medical Education Program, Medical College of Wisconsin. Submitted by the university. ELUMs at MCW are Patricia Donohoue, Beth Drolet, Judy Kersten, Karen Marcdante, Mary Otterson, Julie Panepinto, Ann Rosenthal, Paula Termuhlen, and Earnestine Willis.


Chair, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine. Submitted by the executive search firm Korn/Ferry International. ELUMs at the university are Erica Brownfield, Penny Castellano, Kathy Griendling, Katherine Heilpern, Sheryl Heron, Nadine Kaslow, Lian Li, and Carolyn Meltzer (SOM); Lisa Tedesco (GS).


Chair, Department of Oncology, The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Submitted by the university.


Director, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Submitted by ELUM Melanie Cushion. Other ELUMs at the university are Evaline Alessandrini, Maria Britto, Jannette Collins, Sandra Degen, Mercedes Falciglia, Gurjit Hershey, Shuk-mei Ho, Uma Kotagal, Ardythe Morrow, Lori Stark, and Laura Wexler (COM).


Director, Division for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University School of Medicine. Submitted by ELUM Elizabeth Puscheck. Other ELUMs at the university are Tsveti Markova, Kathleen McCarroll, Maryjean Schenk, Roberta Sonnino, and Suzanne White (SOM); Monica Brockmeyer (COE).



Please send position announcements to Elamjobs@Drexelmed.edu 


ELUM News 


Valerie Arkoosh, M.D., MPH (ELAM '00), professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Pennsylvania and Immediate Past President of the National Physicians Alliance, has thrown her hat in the political ring! Val is running for Congress in PA 13 - the seat currently held by Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, who just announced that she will be running for Governor of Pennsylvania in 2014.


American Association of Cancer Researchers Media Advisory April 4, 2013

American Association of Cancer Researchers (AACR) named Mary Beckerle, Ph.D. (ELAM '06), CEO and Director of the University of Utah's Huntsman Cancer Institute to the AACR Board of Directors for the 2013-2016 term. [Dr. Beckerle] is chief executive officer and director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She is also associate vice president for cancer affairs, distinguished professor of biology and adjunct professor of oncological sciences at the University of Utah.


Robin Miskimins, Ph.D. (ELAM '08) has shared news of the recruitment of an ELAM classmate, Archana "Archie" Chatterjee, M.D., Ph.D., as Chair of Pediatrics to the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine.


American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) today announced Heidi Chumley, M.D. (ELAM '10), has been appointed executive dean and chief academic officer, effective March 21, 2013. Heidi becomes the second ELUM to be tapped as Dean of a medical school in the Caribbean [the first was Mary Thoesen Coleman, M.D., Ph.D. (ELAM '03), who headed Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica 2006-2011].


ASPH Friday Letter #1772 April 5, 2013:

Florida Study Finds African-Americans Interested in Medical Research Participation

In interviews with nearly 6,000 residents of five U.S. cities, African-Americans were more likely than other racial and ethnic groups to express an interest in participating in medical research, even if studies involved providing blood or genetic samples. The findings appear online ahead of print in the American Journal of Public Health. The study's lead investigator is Dr. Linda Cottler (ELAM '07), chair of the department of epidemiology at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions and the College of Medicine, as well as associate dean for research and planning at the College of Public Health and Health Professions and co-director of community engagement for UF's Clinical and Translational Science Institute.


ADEA Bulletin of Dental Education April 2013:

ADEA installed Lily T. Garcia, D.D.S., M.S., FACP (ELAM '06), as Chair-elect of the Board at the 2013 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition. Dr. Garcia is currently the Director of the Division of Advanced Education and External Affairs in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School. Previously, she taught at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center School of Dentistry, where she became the Chair of the Department of Restorative Dentistry.
After spending one year as ADEA Chair-elect of the Board, Dr. Garcia will become Chair of the Board at the conclusion of the  2014 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition  in San Antonio, Texas, taking place March 15-18, 2014.

ADEA's 2013-2014 Board of Directors also includes Valerie Murrah, D.M.D., M.S. (ELAM '00), as Board Director for Faculties.


ASPH Friday Letter #1771, March 29, 2013:

Drexel Delegation Travels to Ethiopia and Explores African Partnerships

Drexel University President John A. Fry and a delegation recently traveled to Ethiopia to explore possible University programs in the country's urban and rural areas. President Fry was joined by Dr. Shannon Marquez (ELAM '11), associate dean at the Drexel University School of Public Health, and Ms. DanaandMr. David Dornsife, philanthropists and University benefactors. Ms. Dornsife, a 1983 Drexel alumna, and Mr. Dornsife helped establish Drexel's Dana and David Dornsife Center for Community Partnerships with a $10 million gift to the University.



Through Deborah Deas, M.D., MPH(ELAM '06) at the Medical University of South Carolina, we've learned that Etta Pisano, M.D. (MUSC COM Dean and ELAM '04), has been selected for two prestigious awards, one within the institution and one national recognition. On April 3rd, Etta received the MUSC Earl B. Higgins Diversity Award.

[NOTE: Joanne Conroy, M.D. (ELAM '98), received the inaugural Higgins Award in 1996. More recently, Deborah Deas received the award in 2010.]


Later in the year, the National Women's History Museum will recognize Etta for her pioneering work in the field of radiology, including the DMIST trial evaluating digital mammography, and her contributions to the professional development of women physicians, at NWHM's annual gala, the de Pizan Honors, October 9, 2013, in Washington D.C. at the Arena Stage.




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
Academic Medicine April 2013:

Strategies for Developing Biostatistics Resources in an Academic Health Center

Welty, Leah J.; Carter, Rickey E.; Finkelstein, Dianne M.; Harrell, Frank E. Jr; Lindsell, Christopher J.; Macaluso, Maurizio; Mazumdar, Madhu; Nietert, Paul J.; Oster, Robert A.; Pollock, Brad H.; Roberson, Paula K.; Ware, James H.; on behalf of the Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design Key Function Committee of the Clinical and Translational Science Award Consortium


The Effect of Reducing Maximum Shift Lengths to 16 Hours on Internal Medicine Interns' Educational Opportunities

Theobald, Cecelia N.; Stover, Daniel G.; Choma, Neesha N.; Hathaway, Jacob; Green, Jennifer K.; Peterson, Neeraja B.; Sponsler, Kelly C.; Vasilevskis, Eduard E.; Kripalani, Sunil; Sergent, John; Brown, Nancy J.; Denny, Joshua C.


Do Canadian Researchers and the Lay Public Prioritize Biomedical Research Outcomes Equally? A Choice Experiment

Miller, Fiona A.; Mentzakis, Emmanouil; Axler, Renata; Lehoux, Pascale; French, Martin; Tarride, Jean-Eric; Wodchis, Walter P.; Wilson, Brenda J.; Longo, Christopher; Bytautas, Jessica P.; Slater, Barbara


Becoming a Doctor: A Qualitative Evaluation of Challenges and Opportunities in Medical Student Wellness During the Third Year

Kligler, Benjamin; Linde, Brian; Katz, Nadine T.


AAMC Wing of Zock Blog April 2, 2013:

Joanne Conroy, M.D. (ELAM '98), AAMC Chief Health Care Officer, posted "Can We Put the Hospital Marketing Genie Back in the Bottle?" 


Pascale Lane, M.D. (ELAM '03), has published new "gradecards" for medical schools for 2013 on her blog, Academic Women for Equality Now! (or AWEnow!). Women Leaders in Academic Medicine in the US and Its Territories includes individual gradecards for each school reflecting the status of their female faculty leadership as reported to the AAMC in 2012. On her blog March 25th, Pascale posted a list of the 10 Best and 10 Worst schools and commented on their rankings.



Articles of Note


Inside Higher Ed March 20, 2013:

Why Is Change So Difficult?

Patrick Sanaghan, Mary Hinton and Steve Riccio consider why it is so hard to shift institutions - and strategies for building support to do just that.


AAMC STAT March 25, 2013:

AAMC Launches New Diversity Learning Series
The AAMC's Diversity Policy and Programs unit has launched a new online learning series on a range of diversity and inclusion topics of interest to medical school faculty, administrators, leadership, and health care professionals. The Diversity 3.0 Learning Series is available on-demand to suit any schedule. The videos will include interviews with thought leaders and experts, faculty career development webinars on topics such as time management, instruction on organizational, strategic planning, and presentations on innovative programs at AAMC member institutions.


HBR Blog Network March 25, 2013:

How Criticizing in Private Undermines Your Team

If you're like most leaders, you believe in the adage "praise in public and criticize in private." So when a team member does something that negatively affects the team, you usually talk to the team member in private. But this can be a dangerous adage to follow because it significantly reduces accountability, the quality of team decisions, and your team's ability to manage itself. As Richard Hackman said reflecting on his research, "[T]he most powerful thing a leader can do to foster effective collaboration is to create conditions that help members competently manage themselves." Here's why criticizing in private undermines your team, and what you can do to build a smarter team starting today.


Knowledge@Wharton March 27, 2013:

[Note: This is a particularly rich issue - 2 articles on Human Resources and 2 on Leadership and Change.]

How Disruptive Behavior by Employees Can Devastate a Workplace
To Jody Foster, disruptive people in any type of organization -- from a big corporation to a major health center -- can poison the atmosphere for everyone with whom they interact. Foster, who is chair of the department of psychiatry at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia and who also has an MBA, talked with Knowledge@Wharton about different types of unprofessional behaviors -- from bullying to compulsive micromanaging to narcissism -- and what organizations can do about them.


To Close the Gender Gap, What Needs to Change -- Women or the System?
The current debate over why too few women have achieved leadership positions in business and government focuses on two alleged culprits -- women who don't try hard enough to promote themselves, and organizations that don't provide workplaces supportive enough of women's needs. But the issue, say men and women alike, is not that black and white.


Los Angeles Times March 27, 2013:

Women make better corporate leaders than men because they are more likely to make fair decisions when competing interests are at stake, a new study has found.


Fast Company March 28, 2013:

The Power Of Metaphors In Pitching New Ideas

Can you imagine pitching Twitter before the first tweet had ever been sent? Didn't think so--but putting a powerful metaphor behind your idea would greatly increase your chance of success.


AAMC CAS-Chairs March 29, 2013:

The Atlantic Magazine has posted an article titled, "What Makes a Medical School Great?"  The authors are Richard Gunderman, MD, PhD, professor of radiology, pediatrics, medical education, philosophy, liberal arts, and philanthropy, and vice-chair of the Radiology Department, at Indiana University, and James Lynch, MD, is professor of hematology and oncology and assistant dean of admission at the University of Florida College of Medicine. The authors focus on the culture of schools as a key factor.


Academic Medicine April 2013:

Mentor Networks in Academic Medicine: Moving Beyond a Dyadic Conception of Mentoring for Junior Faculty Researchers


Batting 300 Is Good: Perspectives of Faculty Researchers and Their Mentors on Rejection, Resilience, and Persistence in Academic Medical Careers


Negotiation in Academic Medicine: Narratives of Faculty Researchers and Their Mentors



Fast Company April 1, 2013:

The 10/10/10 Rule For Tough Decisions

It's easy to lose perspective when we're facing a thorny dilemma--which is why you need to employ the 10/10/10 rule.


AAMC STAT April 1, 2013:

Publication Explains How Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals Work
The AAMC's updated edition of the Handbook of Academic Medicine: How Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals Work is a resource for understanding what medical schools and teaching hospitals are, how they work and interrelate, and how they educate medical students and residents. Framed around each of the AAMC's three core mission areas-education, patient care, and research-the handbook discusses how the changing health care system presents challenges to medical schools and teaching hospitals as they continue to educate and train tomorrow's doctors to meet the nation's health care needs.


AAMC Presidential Memorandum April 4, 2013:

Announcing a New Resource to Navigate the New Realities of Academic Medicine

The AAMC has posted online President Dr. Darrell G. Kirch's Memorandum #13-04 regarding the proceedings book from the recent Leadership Forum Summit on "Navigating the New Realities of Academic Medicine: Implications and Opportunities for a Sustainable Future."


Fast Company April 4, 2013:

Women Have Better Decision-Making Abilities Than Men, Make Better Corporate Leaders

It might be the most fool-proof argument for ending the disparity between men and women in the boardroom: A new study finds that women just might run a company better.


Which Words Matter The Most When You Talk

Language, like anything else, can be hacked for greater effectiveness. Here are some techniques to make your words--your best tool at work--more powerful.


New York Times April 8, 2013:

In this Profile in Science article, "Charting Her Own Course," Nobel-winning molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn explores the connections of emotional stress, health and DNA. She also talks about when she realized she wanted to be a scientist.


Calls for Applications, Nominations, Etc.


AAMC CAS-Chairs March 15, 2013:

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) will again host a course on the science of health disparities this summer. The course will take place on the NIH campus from August 5-16. The course is free, but admission is competitive. All application materials, including recommendation letter, must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. EST on May 15, 2013 for consideration. (Conference details will be posted shortly.)


AAMC CAS-Chairs March 24, 2013:

Registration is now open for the 2013 Geisel Leadership Course at Dartmouth. The theme of the course, which will be held in Hanover on June 20-24, is "The Science and Practice of Leading Yourself." Dr. Wiley "Chip" Souba, Dean of the Medical School and Vice-President for Health Affairs at Dartmouth, is the course director.


AMWA News Flash March 27, 2013:

Online open class on women's professional development
Stanford's Clayman Institute for Gender Research has just launched a new website section that features five impactful lectures by outstanding faculty on topics that support women's professional and leadership development. Titled Voice and Influence, it aims "to empower women and men to be as effective as possible and to create organizations where all people can thrive. It features lectures on "Creating a Level Playing Field," "Power and Influence," "Negotiation," "Harnessing the Power of Story" and "Team Dynamics." Check it out!


AAMC STAT April 1, 2013:

Registration Opens for Annual AAMC Integrating Quality Meeting
The Fifth Annual AAMC Integrating Quality Meeting provides a prime forum for sharing strategies to enhance the culture of quality in clinical care and health professions education. The meeting features a highly interactive, interprofessional program that brings together health care leaders, faculty, educators, trainees and students from teaching hospitals, medical schools, health professions schools, and other health care organizations. Registration is now open for the meeting, which will take place June 6-7 in Rosemont, Ill. For more information, visit the
AAMC's Meeting page.

[NOTE: Program speakers include ELUMs Joanne Conroy M.D., Lois Nora M.D., J.D., MBA, and Jan Patterson M.D., M.S.]


ACE/AIEA Institute for Leading Internationalization

The American Council on Education (ACE) and the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) are proud to announce the Institute for Leading Internationalization, a new development opportunity for campus leaders in international education.  Leading Internationalization is designed for senior campus leaders with responsibility for internationalization, including senior international officers. Early registration is due by April 15.



The Last Word


A recent Fast Company piece about keeping up with one's to-do lists led to this online article from the Daily Muse on "Why you never finish your to-do lists at work and how to change that."


Etta Pisano posted a link on Facebook to a wonderful article about the value of sending personal notes: Handwritten Notes Are a Rare Commodity. They're Also More Important Than Ever. - Harvard Business Review.


Another of Etta's Facebook postings is a great article by one of Etta's Dartmouth college friends, writer Regina "Gina" Barreca:
What If Wise Women Wrote Commandments?

While it's been lovely listening to the patriarchs from the Pentateuch (all of whom will forever look and sound like Charlton Heston to Americans of a certain age) lay down the law for the last several thousand years, it's time to imagine what the Old Testament matriarchs might have said.

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