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ELAM Edge, May 9, 2013: Save the Date: 2013 ELAM AAMC Tea


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 News to Know

Planning For "Being Seen, Being Heard,

Being Effective"



Last week, the ELAM Alumnae Advisory Group met by phone to continue planning the Second Advanced Professional Development Program for ELUMs, Being Seen, Being Heard, Being Effective, which will be held January 9-11, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas. Look for more information about the program and related activities in early summer.






Quote of the Day

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." - Eleanor Roosevelt






Neurologist-in-Chief, Tufts Medical Center and Chair, Department of Neurology, Tufts University School of Medicine. Submitted by the institution. ELUMs at the university are Diana Bianchi, Karen Freund, Lindsey Grossman, and Simin Meydani.


Assistant/Associate Dean for Medical Education, Drexel University College of Medicine. Submitted by the institution. ELUMs at the university are Jane Clifford, Mary Anne Delaney, Amy Fuchs, Cheryl Hanau, Kim Kahng, Ellie Kelepouris, Carol Lippa, Diane Magrane, Jane McGowan, Olimpia Meucci, Mary Moran, Ana Nez, Donna Russo, Kathleen Ryan, Barbara Schindler, and Nancy Spector (COM); Marla Gold and Shannon Marquez (SOPH); Donna Murasko (COAS); Nily Dan, Eugenia Ellis, Patricia Gallagher, Michele Marcolongo (COE); Karen Moxon (BESHS); Janet Fleetwood (DU)


Chair, Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Chief, Diagnostic Imaging, Yale-New Haven Hospital, Yale School of Medicine. Submitted by executive search firm Korn/Ferry. ELUMs at the university are Ferne Braveman, Anees Chagpar, Gail D'Onofrio, Rosemarie Fisher, Diane Krause, Carolyn Mazure, Marina Picciotto, and Lynn Tanoue (SOM); Susan Mayne and Melinda Pettigrew (SOPH)


Chair, Department of Family Medicine, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine. Submitted by executive search firm Korn/Ferry. ELUMs at the university are Michele Kipke, Kathleen Nelson, and Amanda Termuhlen.


Chair, Department of Medicine, Loyola University Health System and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Submitted by executive search firm Witt/Kieffer. An ELUM at Loyola University is Elizabeth Kovacs.


Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. Submitted by the institution. ELUMs at the university are Marjorie Jenkins, Betsy Jones, Cynthia Jumper, Rakhshanda Layeequr Rahman, and Patti Patterson (HSC SOM); Michele Follen, Kathryn Horn, and Veronica Mallett (Paul L. Foster SOM)


Chief of Cardiology and Co-Director of the Heart Institute, Stony Brook University. Submitted by executive search firm Witt/Kieffer. ELUMs at Stony Brook University are Latha Chandran and Meenakshi Singh (SOM) and Maria Ryan (SODM).


Chief Medical and Patient Safety Innovation Officer, Phoenix Children's Hospital. Submitted by executive search firm Witt/Kieffer.


Genomics Core Laboratory Director, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Submitted by the institution. ELUMs at the university are Elizabeth Allen, Barbara Cromer, Alison Hall, Susan Nedorost, Cathy Sila, and Georgia Wiesner (SOM); Colleen Koch (Cleveland Clinic Lerner COM)



Please send position announcements to Elamjobs@Drexelmed.edu.  




ELUM News 


Linda Boyd, D.O., (ELAM '09), moved recently to become Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Family Medicine at the School of Osteopathic Medicine (SOOM) at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Linda arrives there in the nick of time: ELAM's 2013-2014 class has its first Fellow from the SOOM, which, as of July 1, will be affiliated with Rowan University as part of UMDNJ's restructuring.


Sara Jo Grethlein M.D., (ELAM '07), will join the faculty of Indiana University School of Medicine in July 2013 as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education. [Note: We're thrilled that the announcement of Sara Jo's appointment included her ELAM participation.]



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



AAMC CAS-Chairs, May 14, 2013:

Ann Bonham, Ph.D. (ELAM '02), AAMC Chief Scientific Officer, posted an essay on the Wing of Zock innovation web site responding to recent actions in Congress questioning peer-review-based decision making by Federal science agencies. The article is entitled "Leave Judging Science in the Hands of Scientists."


Nadine Kaslow, Ph.D. (ELAM '04), President-elect of the American Psychological Association, was profiled by CNN in "Psychology plus ballet: Meet 'Dr. Dancer,'" for managing to balance her professional role as a psychologist in academic medicine with her lifelong devotion to all things ballet.


ADEA Charting Progress, May 15, 2013:

IPE Is Here to Stay

In this month's letter, ADEA President and CEO Dr. Rick Valachovic checks in with leaders on three campuses where interprofessional education took root early on and continues to flourish. Elizabeth S. (Betsy) Pilcher, D.M.D. (ELAM '12), Associate Dean for Institutional Effectiveness and Professor in the Division of Restorative Dentistry at Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is among those whose IPE work is highlighted in the column. "At the James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine, Betsy is also the point person on IPE. The fact that she can remember her initial unease with the concept conveys just how far-and how quickly-MUSC has come since its pivotal decision to prioritize IPE in 2005. That is the year the university launched its Creating Collaborative Care (C3) initiative and established an office to oversee its interprofessional activities."




Articles of Note


Center for Creative Leadership's Leading Effectively, May 2013:

First-time Manager? Put the Spotlight on Others
Stepping into a manager role for the first time can be intense and challenging. It's tempting to be self-absorbed, but the "it's all about me" reaction will backfire.

"Red Thread Thinking" with Debra Kaye  Do you get nervous when you hear "innovation" cited as the must-have skill? Innovation is problem solving. And it's all about connections.

5 Behaviors of a Network-Savvy Leader  Leaders with a network perspective see beyond the formal ties and roles in their company. They look for - and leverage - informal influencers and unexpected connections.


Journal of Dental Education, May 2013; Vol. 77, No. 5

With Growing Evidence of Successful Methods to Increase Student Diversity, What's Needed Now Is Commitment

Allan J. Formicola


AWIS Washington Wire, May 2013:

5 Tips for Cover Letter Writing

When it comes to job applications, cover letters are make-or-break documents. Following basic guidelines and avoiding classic mistakes will improve your chances of being hired. Make sure to keep it to a single page, pay attention to details, and proofread. Don't simply restate your resume or submit a generic stock piece. Make your letter specific to the position and demonstrate how hiring you would be beneficial.  (From Forbes magazine)


Fast Company, May 8, 2013:

Crucial Tips On Delegating The Right Way, So Everyone Wins

Do you jump in the second you see an employee doing something wrong? That and other weak habits could be hurting your company more than you can imagine.


Knowledge@Wharton, May 8, 2013:

Productivity in the Modern Office: A Matter of Impact
More than 50 years after management guru Peter Drucker first wrote about the difficulty of defining and measuring the productivity of knowledge workers, management experts say many companies still do a poor job of it. To get a better gauge of how much employees are accomplishing, experts say managers need to remember that quality is often as important, if not more so, than quantity, and that blanket policies rarely remedy such a highly individualized issue.


New research co-authored by Wharton post-doctoral fellow Jessica Kennedy indicates that one possible explanation for women being underrepresented in certain business careers is their perceptions about the ethical compromises that have to be made to get ahead.  


Little PINK Book, May 8, 2013:

Stuck in the Middle
There's a national debate raging over how to get more women into executive positions, but what if you're still stuck in middle management? Rebecca Shambaugh, author of Make Room for Her and It's Not a Glass Ceiling, It's a Sticky Floor, shares some tips for rising above the plateau.


HBR Blog, May 9, 2013:

Few Executives Are Self-Aware, But Women Have the Edge


So is the best man for the job a woman?

Research by Hay Group, culled from its 17,000-person behavioral competency database in 2012, finds that when it comes to empathy, influence, and the ability to manage conflicts in the executive level, women show more skill than men. Specifically, women are more likely to show empathy as a strength, demonstrate strong ability in conflict management, show skills in influence, and have a sense of self-awareness. [Thanks to Etta Pisano for posting this on Facebook.]


The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 13, 2013:

Ten techniques that backfire on administrative job candidates.


Inside Higher Education, May 13, 2013:

'Gray'-cious Conclusion to a Career

Whether senior professors have a vibrant end to the later stages of their academic careers is largely in their own hands. Roger Baldwin and Michael Zeig offer guidance for how they can do so.


Fast Company, May 14, 2013:

The Blueprint Of We: 5 Ways To Master Collaboration

There are seven billion people on the planet. Sooner or later you'll have to work with some of them. Here is a five-part prescription for how to collaborate with less stress and more focus on innovation.


Inside Higher Education, May 15, 2013:

Owning Our Mistakes

Nate Kreuter writes that the best thing you can do when you mess up is to admit it and ask for help.


The Last Word


Fast Company, May 14, 2013:

How Color-Coded Notes Make You A More Efficient Thinker

Carrying multiple pens for notes might feel like lugging a Victrola for music. But there are real benefits for stretching out your thoughts, recalling meetings, and deeper research. [Roz notes that Spell Check failed to recognize "Victrola," even though she did! Also, she feels completely vindicated for carrying black, blue, red and green pens and yellow, green and pink highlighters wherever she goes.]


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