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ELAM Edge E-newsletter Archives


ELAM Edge: June 6, 2013: Seven Lessons from a Life in Academic Medicine


ELAM Edge: May 23, 2013: Planning For Being Seen, Being Heard, Being Effective


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 News to Know

An Ending and a New Beginning



The fiscal year is winding to a close in 10 days. Also occurring in 10 days is my official retirement and last day as Director of ELAM Alumnae Relations. Those of you in ELAM's first classes may remember me as Associate Director, the position I assumed in December 1994, just as ELAM was mailing its "Save the Date" postcards alerting medical school deans and others that the inaugural class of 1995-1996 soon would be accepting applications.


So many changes have taken place since then. We no longer have a "technology" assignment (for the inaugural class, it was obtaining an email address and sending us a message...can you imagine?!?). Now, 19 classes, 800 or so ELUMs, and thousands of email messages later, I feel as though the nearly 20 years since I started with ELAM sped by faster than Superman's "speeding bullet." And it's all been wonderful!


Diane has asked me to stay on as special assistant to the Director. She's also invited me to attend any of the ELAM gatherings and national meetings where we hold functions (e.g. Teas). I was happy to say "yes" to both. So while I will no longer be a regular contributor to this newsletter, I will look forward to staying in touch with you as I work on special projects for ELAM. As you also may have heard, Diane and the others at ELAM are planning a celebration of my time at ELAM on Saturday, January 11, 2014, in San Antonio following the 2nd Alumnae Professional Development Program. I do hope that many of you will be able to attend...I would love to see you there!


The next ELAM Edge, on July 11th, once again will be done by ICELA Communications Analyst Kristan Stengel, who will be returning from maternity leave on July 1st. Be sure to send your news, senior-level positions, and resource list requests to her at ELAMjobs@DrexelMed.edu.


-- Roz Richman


Quote of the Day

"Retirement means no pressure, no stress, no heartache... unless you play golf." -Gene Perret





Associate Dean for Scientific Affairs and Graduate Education, The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine. Submitted by ELUM Lois Geist. Other ELUMs at the university are Donna Hammond, Loreen Herwaldt, Susan Johnson, Sue O'Dorisio, Debra Schwinn, Patricia Winokur, Catherine Woodman (COM); and Corinne Peek-Asa (COPH).


Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources, University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Submitted by Parker Executive Search. An ELUM at the university is Owen Phillips.


Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School. Submitted by the institution. ELUMs at UMDNJ are Vivian Bellofatto, Nancy Connell, Anne Mosenthal, Carol Newlon, and Maria Soto-Greene (NJ Medical School); Barbara Greenberg and Nanci Tofsky (NJ Dental School); Linda Boyd (NJ School of Osteopathic Medicine); Terri Kinzy, Kathy Scotto, and Carol Terregino (Robert Wood Johnson Medical School).


Chief Research and Development Officer, Department Of Veterans Affairs. Submitted by ELUM Kathryn Reed.


Dean of the Medical School and Vice President for Health Sciences, University of Minnesota. Submitted by the executive search firm, Isaacson, Miller. ELUMs at the university are Iris Borowsky, Linda Carson, Maria Hordinsky, Nancy Raymond, Elizabeth Seaquist (SOM); and Judith Buchanan (SOD).


Inaugural Dean, University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School. Submitted by the executive search firm, Witt/Kieffer.


Please send position announcements to Elamjobs@Drexelmed.edu.   


ELUM News 


Correction to notice in ELAM Edge, June 6, 2013:

Maria Emanuel Ryan, D.D.S., Ph.D. (ELAM '09), has been appointed Chair, Department of Oral Biology and Pathology, at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine. She also received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the School of Dental Medicine at a reception held at our President's home, Sunwood, in April. 



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@DrexelMed.edu.



Articles of Note


ADEA's Charting Progress, June 2013:

ADEA President and CEO Rick Valachovic's monthly e-newsletter focuses again on Interprofessional Education (IPE). In this issue, Rick relates a discussion with Carol Aschenbrener, AAMC Chief Medical Officer and longtime ELAM consultant. He also continues to explore the dental schools that are developing IPE initiatives. This time, he turns to the University of Missouri-Kansas City's School of Dentistry, in a conversation with Dean Marsha Pyle, D.D.S., M.Ed. (ELAM '04), and the University of Michigan's School of Dentistry, in a conversation with Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Carol Anne Murdoch-Kinch, D.D.S., Ph.D. (ELAM '13). The article also includes links to numerous IPE resources.


ASPH Friday Letter #1782, June 14, 2013:

Yale Research Helps Support Indoor Tanning Restriction Legislation

A measure to protect minors from the potentially harmful rays emitted by indoor tanning devices is now state law after Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed the legislation this week. Public Act 13-79 will make it illegal for people under 17 to tan indoors. The law goes into effect October 1, 2013. Susan T. Mayne, Ph.D. (ELAM '09), the C.-E. A. Winslow Professor of Epidemiology and a cancer epidemiologist at the Yale School of Public Health, was the senior epidemiologist on the study and testified on the bill's behalf in March during a public hearing that stretched into the early morning.


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

Don't Create an Innovation Department (aka the ''Innovation Ghetto'')
If you want to show your commitment to innovation, here's a piece of advice. Don't create an innovation department.

Redefine the Blend: Stop Ignoring 90% of Leadership Development
Blended learning isn't changing the leadership development equation as much it seems. Here's a look at a better blend.

Delegating: Beyond ''Getting it off your desk''
If you struggle with delegation, CCL's Clemson Turregano has a process that can help.


Fast Company, June 7, 2013:

Do You Use Intel Or Intuition? The Psychology Of Tough Decisions

Let's face it, when forced to make a difficult call, we often just go with our gut. But up against a tight deadline, that approach can blind us to the best decision. Here are some ways good leaders can avoid bad moves.


AAMC CAS-CFAS Mail, June 9, 2013:

"Lessons Learned: Stories from Women in Medical Management," a new book by editor and author Deborah Shlian, MD, MBA, profiles "24 exceptional female physicians who have defied the odds."


Fast Company, June 12, 2013:

6 Ways to Create a Culture of Innovation

Reward employees with time to think, while providing them with the structure they need.


AAMC CAS-CFAS Mail, June 13, 2013:

UCSF has posted an article about its current curriculum reform effort. Titled the "UCSF Bridges Curriculum Redesign," Catherine Lucey, M.D. (ELAM '06), vice dean for education at UCSF School of Medicine, said, "The curriculum is being redesigned from the perspective of what kind of doctor we need to meet the demands of practice in the 21st century...We're looking specifically at education to address some of the pressing and unmet needs that have been vexing us as providers and as institutions."


Fast Company, June 13, 2013:

Beyond IQ: 5 Ways To Reframe Success And Smarts

Some of the most successful people were "ungifted" according to traditional measures of intelligence. Here, insight from Scott Barry Kaufman and his book, Ungifted, on reevaluating your intellectual strengths and weaknesses and assumptions.


Fast Company, June 17, 2013:

11 Simple Tips For Having Great Meetings From Some Of The World's Most Productive People

Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson, Nilofer Merchant, Clay Shirky, Valentina Rice, Guy Kawasaki, and others know about getting things done, being productive, and keeping a crowd engaged. So when they talk, we should listen. Until the meeting is happily adjourned.


Salt Lake Tribune, June 17, 2013:

Few Women in Utah Corporate Boardrooms

"Even as more women are engaged in the workforce, women holding board positions are few and far between. Worldwide, 11 percent of corporate board positions are held by women, according to a 2013 report by GMI Ratings. An analysis by The Salt Lake Tribune shows that women occupy just 7.4 percent of board seats for the publicly traded companies on the Bloomberg Utah Index....Mary Beckerle, Ph.D. (ELAM '06), began her career in a lab studying cell movement. She worked up through the ranks of academia and research and eventually made her way to the boardroom. She now serves as chief executive of the Huntsman Cancer Institute and as a director for a number of associations including Huntsman Corp., where she's been a board member since 2011. Beckerle credits her fellow board members for 'being broad thinkers' and making her 'feel very comfortable.' But the fact is, she's the only woman on an 11-member board at Huntsman."


AAMC Wing of Zock, "Pattern Analysis," June 18, 2013:

Life in the '"Crease:'' Academic Medicine-Where the Knowledge Industry and the Health Industry Meet

The "crease" is what [author James Lewis] calls the interface between the academic world (part of the "knowledge industry") and the health care delivery world (part of the "health industry"). It is where academic medicine lives and, in my opinion, misunderstanding of that fact is the root cause of many conflicts between medical schools and their clinician faculty, and the teaching hospital. Those conflicts arise when medical schools and teaching hospitals seek individual greatness for the clinical and academic enterprises rather than greatness for the academic medical center in which they are inextricably intertwined. I stress, "inextricably intertwined."  Nearly everything done in the academic medical center, whether teaching, research, or clinical care, is a "joint product" created through inseparable efforts and components.




Save the Date!


Learn * Serve * Lead 2013

The AAMC Annual Meeting

November 1-6 * Philadelphia

Mark your calendars for Learn Serve Lead 2013: The AAMC Annual Meeting, the signature learning and networking event for academic medicine. Join us November 1-6 in Philadelphia for compelling, critical conversations about the changing landscape of medical education, research, and patient care.


Engage in the Change Imperative

How does academic medicine need to change to overcome funding threats, political gridlock, increased competition, and an unprecedented number of other challenges? How can we-as individuals and as medical schools and teaching hospitals-work together to achieve the change imperative to ensure that we are leading the change instead of following behind?

This year's theme, "The Change Imperative," will allow you to actively participate in important national discussions surrounding these questions. Engage with current and future leaders-deans, CEOs, faculty, administrators, residents, students, and other medical school and teaching hospital stakeholders-on the issues vital to your institution and the future of academic medicine.


Make Note of Changes to Our Program Schedule

In response to feedback from members, we have made changes to our session schedule to allow for a more centralized program. Be sure to arrive in time for our Saturday afternoon leadership plenary (historically held on Sunday) followed by the opening reception in the exhibit hall. As always, the program will include timely, thought-provoking sessions and ample opportunity for networking.


Explore a Change of Venue

This year's annual meeting will take place in the birthplace of academic medicine (and our nation...and Drexel University College of Medicine AND the ELAM Program!!!)-Philadelphia! From the Liberty Bell and Love Park to the "Rocky Steps" and Philly cheesesteaks, this vibrant city offers an eclectic menu of fun and educational activities. Explore all that Philadelphia has to offer.


Registration information and a preliminary agenda will be available in mid-July. Don't miss your opportunity to participate in this premier event. Visit the AAMC website for more information and updates.


More information about the ELAM Program's annual Tea@AAMC and other programming will be forthcoming on the ELAM website soon.

Call for Applications


AAMC 2013 Creating and Implementing Strategic Plans Workshop, A Workshop Sponsored by the Group on Institutional Planning, beginning on Thursday, September 19, 2013.
Whether you have significant experience in strategic planning or you are newly-tasked with developing a strategy this workshop will provide valuable content, information sharing, and exercises to build or refresh your strategic planning skills. You will gain the skills and confidence to lead a strategic planning initiative. This workshop is intended for staff and faculty who have a role in developing and implementing strategic plans. Sessions are designed for beginners as well as experienced planners. This meeting is open to all employees at AAMC member institutions.

View agenda, travel, and hotel information online here.  Reservations are being accepted at the Westin Washington DC City Center. Reservations must be made prior to August 28, 2013. After August 29, 2013, reservations at the group rate will be accepted only on a space available basis. The room block may fill before August 28, 2013, so we encourage you to make your reservations early.

Program: Heather Sacks, hsacks@aamc.org

Logistics: Jodi VanWoerkom, jvanwoerkom@aamc.org 
Registration: Susan Rush,

The Last Word


Fast Company, June 13, 2013:

The Enormous Opportunity In Educating And Empowering Girls

Giving young girls an education has such a huge impact in developing countries that you need to see it to believe it. A new film called Girl Rising shows how education affects nine girls from nine countries--with some help from Meryl Streep.


Fast Company, June 6, 2013:

The Women of Congress in Fabulous Watercolor Infographics! The 113th Congress's record-setting number of women representatives is an inspiration to many Americans that gender inequality in Washington is slowly declining. For artist Emily Nemens, the chambers' women are more literally an inspiration: their style--"a rainbow of powersuits, gaudy jewelry, big hair and congressional pins" meets "genuine character, strength and beauty"-- has motivated her to hand-paint each of their portraits with watercolors and post them to her Tumblr "Women of the 113th."

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