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ELAM Edge, April 25,2013: 2013-2014 ELAM Class is Accepted; 2012-2013 Class About to Graduate


ELAM Edge, April 11, 2013: Report From Seattle


ELAM Edge, March 28, 2013: Growing Our Community


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




ELAM News to Know

Save the Date: 2013 ELAM AAMC Tea! 



To begin preparing for the arrival of the 2013 annual meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges in Philadelphia this coming November, Diane Magrane, Olivia Lee and Roz Richman held a lunch meeting with ELUMs at Drexel's College of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, and Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The ELUMs had some wonderful ideas for enhancing both community building and peer learning opportunities at our annual ELAM@AAMC Tea. Here's an early Save the Date to put in your calendar:






AAMC Annual Meeting

Philadelphia, PA

November 1:00-6:00 pm





Philadelphia, PA 
Monday, November 4, 5:30-7:30 pm


Quote of the Day

"Although gold dust is precious, when it gets in your eyes it obstructs your vision."-His Tang




Chief Executive Officer, Estes Park Medical Center.


Senior Vice President for Medicine and Dean, University of Alabama School of Medicine. ELUMs at the university are Vera Bittner, Lourdes Corman, Helen Evans, Jacqueline Feldman, Mona Fouad, Amie Jackson, Sarah Morgan, and Jane Schwebke; Donna Arnett (SOPH); Sandra O'Neal (SOD)


Dean, East Tennessee State University- Quillen College of Medicine. Submitted by the institution. An ELUM at the university is Theresa Lura


Surgeon-In-Chief, Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital. Submitted by the executive search firm Zurick Davis. ELUMs at Stony Brook University are Latha Chandran, and Meenakshi Singh; Maria Ryan (SDM)


Chair, Department of Pathology, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Submitted by ELUM Sarah Berga. Other ELUMs at Wake Forest are Allison Brashear, Sonia Crandall, Debra Diz, Claudine Legault, Amy McMichael, Sally Shumaker, Mary Lou Voytko, Janice Wagner, Lynne Wagenknecht, and Gretchen Wells


Director, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Indiana University School of Medicine. Submitted by ELUM Mary Dankoski. Other ELUMs at Indiana University are Maryellen Gusic, Abigail Klemsz, Aina Puce, and Melanie Peterson


Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology and Associate Director for Clinical Research, Columbia University Medical Center. Submitted by the executive search firm Korn/Ferry International. ELUMs at Columbia University are Susan Essock, Petra Kaufmann, Roberta Locko, Susan Rosenthal, Anne Taylor, and Carolyn Westhoff; M. Katherine Shear (SSW); Linda Fried (SOPH); Vicky Evangelidis-Sakellson (CODM)


Please send position announcements to Elamjobs@Drexelmed.edu.  




ELUM News 


AAMC CAS-Chairs, May 8, 2013:

Toni M. Ganzel, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.S. (ELAM '04), has been named dean of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Her appointment is effective on or before June 1 and is subject to formal approval by the UofL Board of Trustees. Dr. Ganzel has served as interim dean since March 2012, succeeding Edward Halperin, M.D., who stepped down as dean in early 2012 to join New York Medical College. Dr. Ganzel, an otolaryngologist, first joined Louisville in 1983.  


Sharon Anderson, M.D. (ELAM '04), has been named interim Chair, Department of Medicine, at Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine, effective April 26, 2013.


Mary Anne Delaney, M.D. (ELAM '08), has been appointed interim Chair, Department of Psychiatry, at Drexel University College of Medicine. The announcement noted that "Dr. Delaney...has been a faculty member of ELAM for more than six years, as director of the finance curriculum."


The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has announced the appointment of Eve Higginbotham, M.D. (ELAM '01), as the school's first Vice Dean for Diversity and Inclusion.


Carol Lippa, M.D. (ELAM '04), has been appointed interim Chair, Department of Neurology, at Drexel University College of Medicine.


Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D. (ELAM '11), was one of three women scientists  included in TIME magazine's list of 100 Most Influential People in the World for 2013. The magazine cited the three as Pioneers: "These three women are responsible for orchestrating an incredible breakthrough: functionally curing a newborn of AIDS. By giving the infant, who contracted HIV from its mother, anti-HIV drugs within hours of birth, Gay, a pediatrician at the University of Mississippi; Luzuriaga, an immunologist from the University of Massachusetts; and Persaud, a virologist at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, managed to battle back the virus so the child, now 21 to 22 years old, no longer needs medications and shows no signs of HIV."


Madhu Mazumdar, Ph.D. (ELAM '12), has been selected to become a Fellow in the American Statistical Association. This fellowship represents the highest honor in the field of statistics. "According to the association, Dr. Mazumdar was selected 'for excellence in leading biostatistical collaborative efforts with major impacts on treatments in oncology and orthopedic surgery; for efficiency in developing and reforming multiple biostatistics units; for outstanding mentoring of biostatisticians, clinical faculties, and research fellows; and for substantial editorial review work ensuring quality reporting of statistical results in clinical journals.' This quotation will be imprinted on the citation for Madhu's award." She will be inducted into the ASA at its annual fall meeting in Montreal, Quebec.


Emelia Benjamin, M.D. (ELAM '08), shared news of a member of her Learning Community:
"Dr. Geneviève Moineau, a member of ELAM 2007-2008 and the still active ESPRIT 2008 learning community, has been appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer  of The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada. Wow, her ESPRIT sisters are so proud."

Geny's news also appeared in the AAMC CAS-Chairs news (5/1/13):

Geneviève Moineau, M.D., has been appointed president and CEO of the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC), effective June 1. Dr. Moineau currently serves as vice president of education at the AFMC and is secretary to both the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools and the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education. She will continue in these secretarial roles on an interim basis. Dr. Moineau, a pediatric emergency medicine physician, previously held various leadership positions at the University of Ottawa. http://tinyurl.com/cvrbblu



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, Vol 88 Issue 5, May 2013:

Core Personal Competencies Important to Entering Student's Success in Medical School: What Are They and How Could They Be Assessed Early in the Admission Process?

Koenig, Thomas W.; Parrish, Samuel K.; Terregino, Carol A.; Williams, Joy P.; Dunleavy, Dana M.; Volsch, Joseph M. 


Kaprielian, Victoria S.; Silberberg, Mina; McDonald, Mary Anne; Koo, Denise; Hull, Sharon K.; Murphy, Gwen; Tran, Anh N.; Sheline, Barbara L.; Halstater, Brian; Martinez-Bianchi, Viviana; Weigle, Nancy J.; de Oliveira, Justine Strand; Sangvai, Devdutta; Copeland, Joyce; Tilson, Hugh H.; Scutchfield, F. Douglas; Michener, J. Lloyd 


Monroe, Alicia; Quinn, Erin; Samuelson, Wayne; Dunleavy, Dana M.; Dowd, Keith W. 


Journal of General Internal Medicine, April 2013:

Cathy Lazarus, M.D., is among the authors of the article, 



AAMC CAS-Chairs, May 8, 2013:

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Wednesday released data on hospital charges for common inpatient services at the more than 3,000 U.S. hospitals that receive Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) payments. The data are generating significant local and national media coverage. Joanne Conroy, M.D., Chief Health Care Officer at the AAMC, has written a related blog posting titled, "Data Alone Does Not Make Health Care Pricing Meaningful."




Articles of Note


Diane Magrane shared a presentation,Informed Opinion: The Top 7 Reasons Why Smart Women Should Speak Up, that was sent to her by Sabina Nawaz, one of our wonderful facilitators for ELATE. "This online lecture is almost an hour long, and well worth the watch.  I rarely make it longer with an online video than a 10-minute TED talk, but this one held my attention for its full duration. The combination of well-illustrated outcomes and impact creates incredibly compelling arguments for why we need to voice our opinions through the media. .  Several years ago, I started responding to more journalists because I learned how difficult it is for them to get statements and interviews from really well informed people.  Now, even though I am still shy about doing so, I have many more reasons to put myself out there. I thought it a good resource for the ongoing conversation that some of us have been having about how to address the future of gender bias in our world of academics.


Insight & Impact, Spring 2013:

Diane also flagged this article from the Harvard Kennedy School's newsletter:

How Do They Do It? Legitimizing Claims to Authority Scholars have paid more attention to the barriers to women's achievement than to how women may overcome them. Hannah Riley Bowles looks at narratives of success. The online article includes a link to the research study, Claiming Their Authority: How Women Explain Their Ascent to Top Business Leadership Positions.


AWIS Washington Wire, April 2013:

Page forwarded this e-newsletter, which had several articles from a variety of sources that we've shared in previous issues of the Edge. This one, from Science about the importance of visibility in advancing your career, is worth reading for its tips to help you stand out from the crowd:

Increase Your Visibility

Career experts agree that qualifications alone are no longer enough to get you hired or advance your career; the best strategy for getting ahead is to make yourself more visible. While scientists may not be accustomed to self-promotion, they must learn to employ this technique in order to get noticed. Read these anecdotes from scientific conferences and industry trade shows which illustrate ways that scientists can raise their profile.


Academic Medicine, Vol 88 Issue 5, May 2013:

The Impact of Leadership Training Programs on Physicians in Academic Medical Centers: A Systematic Review

Straus, Sharon E.; Soobiah, Charlene; Levinson, Wendy


The Glass Hammer, April 18, 2013:

When to Use Your Head and When to Use Your Heart in Negotiation

There are many different styles of negotiation, and to get the best outcome it's important to examine the stakes and the situation. A new study purports to show when you should put yourself in someone else's shoes, and when it's best to focus on feelings in negotiation settings. The paper, entitled "When to use your head and when to use your heart: The differential value of perspective-taking versus empathy in competitive interactions" and published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin earlier this year, suggests how two different ways of "imagining others' experience" - one cognitive and one emotional - can enable best outcomes.


National Public Radio, April 22, 2013:

What Does Modern Prejudice Look Like?

...An interview with Mahzarin Banaji, a Harvard psychologist. In a new book, Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People, Banaji and her co-author, Anthony Greenwald, a social psychologist at the University of Washington, turn the conventional way people think about prejudice on its head. Traditionally, Banaji says, psychologists in her field have looked for overt "acts of commission - what do I do? Do I go across town to burn down the church of somebody who's not from my denomination? That, I can recognize as prejudice."


The Glass Hammer, April 25, 2013:

New Study Identifies Three Strategies for "Having It All"

According to a new working paper out of the Yale School of Management, women employ various different strategies in the effort to achieve a full work and family life, or as the saying goes, "have it all."

The paper follows the lives of 40 women, and through her analysis of in-depth biographical interviews on their work and personal life, the researcher, Connie Gersick, identified three broad categories in how these women approached the question, "Can I have it all?"


Inside Higher Education, April 29, 2013:

Interview Questions

Sarah Ann Fleming considers what you are likely to be asked and what you might want to ask.


The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 29, 2013:

Self-Sabotage in the Academic Career
Fifteen ways in which faculty members harm their own futures, often without knowing it.


Inside Higher Education, May 1, 2013:

Administrator Searches

Robert J. Sternberg suggests seven principles to keep in mind if you are applying to be a dean, provost or president.


Fortune, May 2, 2013:

Warren Buffett is Bullish...on Women says it all. In this essay, Buffett explains why women are key to America's prosperity.


Forbes Leadership Blog, May 3, 2013:

What's Keeping So Many Smart Women from Climbing the Ladder?

At face value, the numbers just don't add up. Women graduate from college at a rate of 3 to 2 over men and make up almost half of our workforce.  But according to two new surveys by nonprofit research group Catalyst, women fill just 16.6% of the Fortune 500's board seats - a figure that has remained the same since 2004.  These same companies employ an even smaller percentage of female executive officers - just 14.3% (with no growth at all over the past 3 years). And 2011 and 2012 Catalyst surveys show that 10% of the Fortune 500 companies have NO women on their boards. Not one!


Fast Company, May 6, 2013:

One-Minute Email Triage For Those Kinda-Sorta-Useful Messages

A rundown of Unroll.me and other automated sorting services that keep your inbox primed for important stuff, without flagging everything as spam.


Fast Company, May 7, 2013:

Two succinct observations from the same person-

How A Little Graciousness Can Do Wonders For Your Career

In business, as in life, graciousness can get you anywhere. Here are a few quick tips to remember.

You Won't Remember This Article, Or Anything Else You Read Online, Unless You Print It Out

It has to do with cartographic clues, cognitive overhead, and--oh, hell, just print it already, would you?!


Calls for Applications, Nominations, Etc.


AAMC 2013 Building Bridges and Spanning Boundaries Award:
Innovative Institutional Partnerships in Research and Research-Focused Training

AAMC is announcing its second annual award developed in collaboration with the GREAT Group and GRAND leadership. The 2013 award will highlight innovative ways to create and sustain institutional partnerships in research and research-focused training.
Entries will be evaluated based on creativity, collaborative partnerships, and impact on institutional practices. Research and research training leaders and faculty in PhD, MD-PhD, and Postdoctoral programs, and of basic, translational, and clinical research, are encouraged to apply. Self-submissions and applications on behalf of colleagues are welcome. Winner(s) will be announced at the 2013 GREAT Group Annual Meeting, September 19-21 in Atlanta. One or more awards to institutions for a total amount of $5000 will be awarded. All winners will be invited to present a poster at the GREAT Group Annual meeting. In addition, one or more winners will be selected to present an AAMC webinar.
Application available on the AAMC website. Application deadline: May 31, 2013

From Diane:

Pan American Academy for Advancing Executive Women in Academia

We have worked very hard in establishing the Pan American Academy for Advancing Executive Women Leaders in Academia.  We have assembled an incredible faculty of accomplished leaders in academic and corporate environments to inaugurate this elite 5 day program. In an effort to accelerate the strong global movement of promoting women leadership, we are launching the program without delay June 5-9th, 2013 and for each registrant we are sponsoring one additional faculty member to attend at no additional cost. In addition to presentations, workshops and networking, we offer a variety of highly effective techniques such as individual assessments, executive coaching and board room simulation.  We can enhance and expand the professional skills repertoire of women leaders in academia, and we will elevate their careers to new levels. View our detailed agenda, as well as distinguished faculty online.


Vision 2020 is expanding its Delegate Pool!

Are you a woman of integrity... with proven leadership skills... a strategic thinker... someone committed to equality for women... who has a point-of-view and the courage to express it?  Then come join Vision 2020!!

Vision 2020 is a national coalition of organizations and individuals united in their commitment to achieve women's economic and social equality. Since its launch in 2010 from its Drexel University base in Philadelphia, Vision 2020 has been expanding its national network of women leaders, including Delegates from all 50 states and alliances with more than 60 national organizations and associations dedicated to women and leadership, who represent over 20 million women and girls. The International Center for Executive Leadership in Academics (ICELA) is a Vision 2020 National Ally and several ELUMs serve as Delegates.

In 2013, Vision 2020 is expanding of its Delegate pool is currently accepting 

nominations and applications for National Delegate positions
If you are interested in applying to become a National Delegate or know someone you would like to nominate to serve, please access the appropriate form by clicking on the links above.  It is not necessary to be nominated.  Interested applicants may apply directly to be a Delegate. For more,
visit its website.  If you have questions, please contact Carolyn Lynch, Vision 2020 Project Coordinator.

The Last Word


Fast Company, April 29, 2013:

What The Creators Of IVF Can Teach Us About Innovation

Dr. Robert Edwards spent decades trying to solve the riddle of infertility with IVF. His innovative approach was a lot like any you could find in a modern-day startup--underfunded, scrappy, and improvised.

10 Little-Known Apps That Entrepreneurs Can't Live Without

Everybody knows Evernote and Dropbox. Here's a sneak peek at the next wave of productivity apps that top entrepreneurs like Tim Ferriss, Seth Godin, and Guy Kawasaki are working with daily. [Roz comments: "I especially liked Jumpcut, Pocket, Keynote (presenter's view), and Fantastical...And I loved the many readers' comments scolding the writer for not including a single woman among the entrepreneurs surveyed."]


New York Times, May 6, 2013:

How Colonoscopies Are Like Home Renovations

People don't evaluate the pain of an experience by summing up the overall total. Instead, they remember the pain at the very end, and whether it got better or worse.



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