August 29, 2013
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Annual AAMC Alumnae and Fellows Tea

November 4, 2013 

5:30-7:30 pm

Location: Marriott Center City
Marriott-Grand Ballroom A

RSVP by October 21

to Wenting Luo at wenting.luo@drexelmed.edu.




ELAM Edge Archives


ELAM Edge, August 15, 2013: ELAM Represents at AAMC GFA


ELAM Edge, July 25, 2013: Our Shared Story of Success


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


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



ELAM News to Know

Registration is now open...

for ELAM's
second alumnae professional development program -

Being Seen, Being Heard, Being Effective

January 9 - 12, 2014

San Antonio, Tx


at the beautiful and award winning

Omni La Mansion and Mokara Hotel and Spa


This year's program is all about the art of crafting and delivering powerful messages. Please join us as we gather to learn and to reconnect with the ELAM community.


Visit our website for more information and to register now!





Quote of the Day

Some people dream of success, while others wake up and work hard at it.

       - Winston Churchill




Medical Director, The Institute of Living, a division of Hartford Hospital and affiliated with the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Submitted by executive search firm Witt/Kieffer. Nancy Adams, Jeri Hepworth, Casey Jacob, Anne Kenny, and Sandy Weller (SOM); Anna Dongari-Bagtzoglou and Susan Reisine (SODM).


Associate Director, Women's Health Education Program, Drexel University College of Medicine. Submitted by the institution. ELUMs at Drexel are Jane Clifford, Mary Anne Delaney, Amy Fuchs, Cheryl Hanau, Kim Kahng, Ellie Kelepouris, Carol Lippa, Diane Magrane, Jane McGowan, Olimpia Meucci, Mary Moran, Donna Murasko, Ana Nunez, Donna Russo, Kathy Ryan, Barbara Schindler, and Nancy Spector (COM); Marla Gold and Shannon Marquez (SOPH); Nily Dan, Trish Gallagher, and Michele Marcolongo (COE); and Janet Fleetwood.


Chair, Department of Anesthesiology, Texas Tech University Health Science Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Submitted by executive search firm Witt/Kieffer. ELUMs at the institution are Michele Follen, Kathy Horn, and Veronica Mallett (Paul L. Foster SOM); Marjorie Jenkins, Betsy Jones, Cynthia Jumper, Rakhshanda Layeequr Rahman, and Patti Patterson (SOM).


Chair, Department of Surgery, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. ELUMs at the university are Anne Curtis and Margarita Dubocovich.


Chief Quality Officer, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. ELUMs at Penn State are Kathleen Eggli, Barbara Ostrov, Ann Ouyang, Nanette Schwann, and Dani Zander (SOM).


Vice President and Senior Medical Director for Care Integration, Carilion Clinic, Roanoke, VA. Submitted by executive search firm ZurickDavis.


Vice President and Senior Medical Director for Health Plans, Carilion Clinic, Roanoke, VA. Submitted by executive search firm ZurickDavis.


Vice President Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, Sibley Memorial Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Submitted by executive search firm Witt/Kieffer. ELUMs at Johns Hopkins are Joann Bodurtha, Julie Freischlag, and Martha Zeiger (SOM); Marsha Wills-Karp (SOPH).


Associate Vice President and Campus Dean, Charleston Division, West Virginia University Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center. Submitted by executive search firm Witt/Kieffer. ELUMs at WVU are Anne Cather, Judie Charlton, Ann Chinnis, Barbara Ducatman, Rashida Khakoo, and Maria Kolar (SOM); Shelia Price (SOD).




Please send position announcements to Elamjobs@Drexelmed.edu.   



ELUM News 


Carol Bradford, M.D. (ELAM '09), Carmen Green, M.D. (ELAM '05), Monica Lypson, M.D. (ELAM '13), and Karin Muraszko, M.D. (ELAM '03), were all featured in a blog entry Perspectives: The Importance of Gender Diversity in Health Care & Leadership from the University of Michigan Health System.


The Federation of Pediatric Organizations has announced Renee R. Jenkins, MD, (ELAM '99) as the recipient of the 2013 Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr. Leadership Award.


ASPPH Friday Letter, August 16, 2013:

UNC Receives $5.6M from NIH to Fund New Osteoarthritis Research Center

A new multidisciplinary clinical research center (MCRC) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, funded by a $5.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, seeks better ways to address the costly public health issue of osteoarthritis (OA). "We know that arthritis is the leading cause of disability among older adults," said principal investigator Dr. Joanne Jordan (ELAM '10), director of University of North Carolina's Thurston Arthritis Research Center (TARC), and adjunct professor of epidemiology in the Gillings School of Global Public Health. "With this grant, we plan to create a true multidisciplinary hub for OA and musculoskeletal research here at UNC - one that leverages our research, clinical, education, and training strengths across disciplines to better understand and treat this chronic and often debilitating disease."


Karen Lu, M.D., (ELAM '12) was featured in a piece on NBC Nightly News, Tracking Yearly Blood Tests May Reveal Early-State Ovarian Cancer.


AAMC CFAS-News, August 26, 2013:

The AAMC Group on Faculty Affairs (GFA) presented their annual Carole J. Bland Phronesis Award earlier this month to Laura Schweitzer, Ph.D. (ELAM '99). The award was established to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Carole Bland, former assistant dean for faculty development at the University of Minnesota Medical School, and serves to honor members of the faculty affairs community who exemplify the spirit of phronesis -- or, seeking and enabling the development and success of others -- through dedicated and selfless promotion of faculty vitality. Having previously held key leadership positions at SUNY Upstate, Syracuse University, Bassett Healthcare and the University of Louisville, Dr. Schweitzer is now the President of Union Graduate College in Schenectady, NY.


Two announcements from the AAMC's Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS):

Luanne E. Thorndyke, M.D. (ELAM '02) has received the 2013 GWIMS Leadership Development Award.

Elizabeth Travis, Ph.D. (ELAM '00) has been selected as the GWIMS Steering Committee Chair-elect.


Lynne E. Wagenknecht, Dr.Ph. (ELAM '09) has been named Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Research for Wake Forest School of Medicine. 


Wild Women LC

We received the following report and photo from Jennifer Woodward: "Four of the Wise Women [their Learning Community from the class of 2008] met at Bedford Springs Resort on August 16 - 19 for a long weekend of fun and relaxation." From L to R, Marsha Wills-Karp, Jennifer Woodward, Mary Anne Delaney, and Margaret Steele.











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


NPR, Weekend Edition Saturday, August 10, 2013:

When Power Goes to Your Head, It May Shut Out Your Heart

Even the smallest dose of power can change a person. You've probably seen it. Someone gets a promotion or a bit of fame and then, suddenly, they're a little less friendly to the people beneath them.


The New York Times Sunday Review, August 10, 2013:

When Leaning In Doesn't Pay Off

Does "leaning in" pay off differently for men and women?


The Chronicle of Higher Education, August 15, 2013:

From Faculty to Chair

A senior administrator recalls the lessons he learned the first time he led a department.


The Chronicle of Higher Education, Almanac of Higher Education 2013:

The State of Academe

The Chronicle takes the measure of higher education in the 2013-14 Almanac, our annual compendium of data on colleges. This year's Almanac features many new tables and charts along with familiar ones.


Harvard Business Review Blog Network, August 19, 2013:

Stanford Medical School's Plan to Attract More Female Leaders

The Stanford School of Medicine (SSoM) recently launched an initiative to increase the representation of women on its faculty. The program is rooted in data that should resonate with any business or profession confronting its own gender gap in the leadership ranks. [Hannah Valantine, an ELUM at Stanford wrote to us re: this media coverage, "It's great to receive this recognition of our work which was first reported in the front page of the NYT last fall, and has been discussed in various venues and papers. This is the only one dedicated entirely to the Stanford program so I am very pleased."]


Fast Company, August 21, 2013:

Are You An Introvert Or An Extrovert? What It Means For Your Career

Extroverts are outgoing and introverts are shy, right? Not exactly. Truly understanding each personality type--and which one you are--can help you manage a vast range of experiences.


Calls for Application, Nomination, Etc.


Drexel University College of Medicine's  Institute for Women's Health and Leadership
20th Anniversary Celebration
Thursday, Sept. 26 and Friday, Sept. 27
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Highlights of the celebration include a Symposium on Women's Health; a panel on Shared Leadership Among Women and Men (featuring, among others, ELAM Director Diane Magrane); a reception honoring D. Walter Cohen and Patty Cormier, (both early champions of ELAM - Patty is ELAM's first honorary ELUM); a presentation by Nicholas Kristoff, a New York Times columnist and co-author of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. The programs are free, but registration is required, and space is limited. For more information, contact the Institute at iwhl@drexelmed.edu or 215-991-8190.


The Marion Spencer Fay Award Lecture and Luncheon

Friday, September 27, 2013

Lecture: 10:30 a.m.

"Black Swan or Butterfly?"

Followed by Award Presentation and Luncheon: 11:30 a.m

Location: Paul Peck Center - 3142 Market Street; Philadelphia

Presented by the Institute for Women's Health and Leadership, Drexel University College of Medicine

Please join us in honoring the 2013 Marion Spencer Fay Award recipient, Nancy Andrews, MD, PhD Dean of the Duke University School of Medicine.

Please contact Janine Barber at jbarber@drexelmed.edu or 215-991-8194 with questions or to RSVP to the lecture and luncheon.


AAMC STAT, August 18, 2013:

Enrollment Opens for Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program
Enrollment is now open for an intensive academic program specifically designed to develop the competencies leaders need to drive diversity as a core component of excellence in health care. The
AAMC Healthcare Executive Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program includes a curriculum that focuses on applied skills that will assist students in successfully implementing a diversity project at their home institution. The certificate program consists of six modules to be completed in-person and through distance learning over the course of six months, beginning Jan. 13, 2014. The deadline for applications is Nov. 15. For those interested in applying, there is a series of videos of alumni from the inaugural program responding to frequently asked questions currently available online.


The Last Word


AAMC CFAS-News, August 25, 2013:

And finally... Beloit College has released its annual Mindset List, intended to highlight the worldview of entering undergraduate freshman.


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