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ELAM Edge E-newsletter Archives


ELAM Edge, July 11, 2013: Save the Date - Alumnae Professional Development 


ELAM Edge, June 20, 2013: An Ending and a New Beginning


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 News to Know
Our Shared Story of Success
Meenakshi Singh
Each year, we bring you one of the many stories of success from a recent graduate of ELAM. In this year's Story of Success, Meenakshi Singh, M.D. (class of 2012) reflects on how ELAM has impacted her career and the skill building, peer community, and value she derived from her fellowship experience - and how all of this motivates her to support ELAM through her time and financial gifts. 

Read Meenakshi's Story of Success here.

Meenakshi's story is included in a webpage that highlights the stories of success we've gathered across ELAM's 18 years. We hope that Meenakshi's story, along with the stories of women from your own and other ELAM classes, will inspire you not only to reach your own career successes, but to continue to support ELAM so that we can sustain the leadership successes of ELAM alumnae and help even more women reach theirs.
If you are interested in giving, as Meenakshi explains, to help ELAM's "reach and effectiveness grow," please visit www2.drexelmed.edu/elamgiftsonline.

Please take the time to read Meenakshi's story today, and accept our sincere thanks for your continued support of our shared story of success!


A reminder for those that are attending the upcoming 2013 AAMC Group on Faculty Affairs and Group on Diversity and Inclusion Professional Development Conference, being held August 8 - 11 in Minneapolis, MN, and/or, are at University of Minnesota Medical School or University of Minnesota School of Dentistry - you are cordially invited to join us for an ELAM-hosted luncheon being held during the AAMC meeting.


Friday, August 9, from 12:00 noon - 1:30 pm

At SEVEN Steak and Sushi House: 700 Hennepin Ave| Minneapolis, MN 55402

just a few blocks away from the Hilton Minneapolis (where the conference is located)

*we will provide a shuttle that will loop between the hotel and the restaurant starting at 11:45am


We'll open with a meet and greet, followed by lunch and an update on ELAM and ELUM activities.


This is a great opportunity to connect (or reconnect) with ELUMs who share similar roles and professional challenges, so we look forward to seeing you all there!


We've extended the RSVP date to July 30th, so please RSVP today to Wenting Luo at wenting.luo@drexelmed.edu if you plan to attend.




Please note that the next Elam Edge will not be distributed until Thursday, August 15. See you then!



Quote of the Day

Success is not final; failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.

      - Winston Churchill




Section Chief, GI Oncology/Program Lead, GI Cancer/Co-Leader Gastro-Intestinal Cancer Core Program, Thomas Jefferson University and Kimmel Cancer Center. Submitted by executive search firm ZurickDavis. ELUMs at the university are Christine Arenson, Elisabeth Kunkel, Sue Menko, Edith Mitchell, Karen Novielli, Viajy Rao, and Susan Rosenthal (Jefferson Medical College).


Clinical Chief, Division of Hospital and Specialty Medicine, Portland, Oregon Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Submitted by ELUM Sharon Anderson. Other ELUMs at the institution are Amanda Clark and Leslie Kahl (Oregon Health and Science University SOM); Phyllis Beemsterboer (Oregon Health and Science University SOD).


Division Director, General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Rush University Medical Center. Submitted by the institution. ELUMs at the university are Martha Morris and Lynda Powell (Rush Medical College).


Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine. ELUMs at the institution are Kathy Eggli, Barbara Ostrov, Ann Ouyang, Nan Schwann, and Dani Zander (COM).


Chair, Department of Neurology, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Submitted by the institution.


Chair, Department of Surgery, Christiana Care Health Systems, Newark Delaware (a branch of Jefferson Medical College). Submitted by the firm ab+c.


Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, University of Connecticut School of Medicine. ELUMs at the university are Nancy Adams, Jeri Hepworth, Casey Jacob, Anne Kenny, and Sandy Weller (SOM); Anna Dongari-Bagtzoglou and Susan Reisine (SODM).


Dean, University of Missouri School of Medicine. Submitted by executive search firm Witt/Kieffer.



Please send position announcements to Elamjobs@Drexelmed.edu.   





ELUM News 


Elisabeth J. Van Bockstaele, Ph.D. (ELAM '10), has been appointed as the founding dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies of Drexel University College of Medicine.


Kelli Bullard Dunn, M.D. (ELAM '13), has been named senior associate dean for statewide initiatives and outreach for the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

Lilly Garcia, D.D.S., M.S. (ELAM '06), is the new associate dean for education at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics.


Michele Y. Halyard, M.D. (ELAM '02), has been selected as vice dean, Mayo Medical School - Arizona campus.


AAMC CAS-CFAS-Mail, July 22, 2013:

JAMA Internal Medicine has posted a commentary by Catherine Lucey, MD, titled, "Medical Education: Part of the Problem and Part of the Solution." Dr. Lucey is Vice Dean for Education at UCSF. (Subscription may be necessary.)


Robin Miskimins, Ph.D. (ELAM '08), has been named associate dean for research at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine.


ASPH Friday Letter, July 19, 2013:

Maryland Professor Assumes New Role as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

As of July 1, Dr. Sandra C. Quinn (ELAM '07) is the University of Maryland School of Public Health's new associate dean for academic affairs. In this role, Dr. Quinn will establish a student affairs infrastructure that supports student activities from recruitment through graduation. In addition to oversight of educational programs, she has a leadership role in the school's transition into a collaborative school of public health in partnership with the University of Maryland School of Medicine's department of epidemiology and public health.


Roberta Sonnino, M.D. (ELAM '98), has been elected Chair-Elect of the AAMC Group on Faculty Affairs.



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


Center for Creative Leadership Leading Effectively e-Newsletter, July 2013:
5 Ways We Do the Work/Life Juggle
Everybody does it. We juggle roles, responsibilities and relationships. What we juggle and how fast might be different - but most of us have a lot going on.

Is Your Strength Your Blind Spot?
Fear your strengths. You might be taking a good thing too far.

Boost Your Interpersonal Savvy
Improve your people skills by focusing on specific behaviors.

Inside Higher Ed, July 11, 2013:
The Gender Lens
Everyone seems to have a theory as to why humanities majors are disappearing. One doctoral student thinks the trend is due to women's widening career paths. His notion is gaining traction.


Inside Higher Ed, July 15, 2013:

How to Be a Great Mentor: Start Strong

Kerry Ann Rockquemore writes about how senior professors can adopt the right mindset for mentoring, and can make their new colleagues feel welcome.


The Glass Hammer, July 16, 2013:

Leadership and Forgiveness: Five Steps for Letting Go

Forgiveness is a core competency of true leadership. After all, holding onto transgressions that happened in the past means wasting valuable energy that could be put into moving people forward. What's more, insofar as workplace culture is built first and foremost by the example set by leadership, it is critical that leaders set the tone for an inclusive environment based on forgiveness and progress - rather than one of grudges, backbiting, and gossip that can kill innovation and productivity.


Fast Company, July 18, 2013:

The Hardest Word: Why Saying No Is Key To Your Long-Term Success

We're all conditioned to avoid conflict and say yes, even to counterproductive requests and assignments. Janet Kestin and Nancy Vonk of creative leadership lab Swim argue for the power of no and explain why and how saying that little word can lead to longer-term success.


The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 22, 2013:

Manage Your Career: The Good Hello

A primer on post-hire etiquette at your new position.


The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 22, 2013:

Many Professors Spell Career Success in Nontraditional Ways

Faculty members consider more than tenure as they evaluate professional satisfaction.


Blame the Institution, Not Just the Fathers

Too many studies on the career challenges of academic mothers let the university off the hook.


The Risky Business of Avoiding Risk

It's one thing to stay in a job for a long time because you love it, but it's quite another thing to stay put out of fear that you won't succeed anywhere else, Allison Vaillancourt writes.


Inside Higher Ed, July 22, 2013:

How to Mentor New Faculty: A New Model of Mentoring

New faculty members are unlikely to find gurus, so it doesn't help them to focus on that classic (if rare) type of mentoring, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.



Calls for Application, Nomination, Etc.


Academy of Women's Health Call for Abstracts

Women's Health 2014: The 22nd Annual Congress
April 4-6, 2014 Grand Hyatt, Washington, DC

Presented by
Academy of Women's Health
Journal of Women's Health
VCU Institute for Women's Health

Women's Health & Sex Differences Research Scientific Poster Session: in partnership with the Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH)

Who Should Submit: We invite researchers at all levels to submit abstracts on current and emerging issues in women's health and sex differences including basic, clinical, translational, behavioral, epidemiologic, disparities, and health services research. In addition, we welcome abstracts on innovations in education and career development for health researchers.

Abstract Submission Deadline: November 15, 2013




The Last Word


Inside Higher Ed, July 18, 2013:

'Exam Howlers' 2013

Prepare for some Darwin-on-Mendel action: It's the annual compilation by Times Higher Education of the more foolish things students wrote on exams.  


Fast Company, July 20, 2013:

Your Guide To Interacting With An Introvert

Don't get mad at the introvert in your life for shutting down; as this illustration explains, it's just their way of coping.



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