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    September 26, 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, September 12, 2013: Enhance your ELUM Development Program experience 


ELAM Edge, August 29, 2013: ELUM Professional Development Program - Registration Open

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


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



ELAM News to Know


Welcome to our new Director of
Operations & Management!


We are excited to welcome our new Director of Operations and Management, Wendy Johnson. Wendy Johnson joins the International Center for Executive Leadership in Academics (ICELA - the home of the ELAM program) team with a long career in nonprofit management, leadership development  and consulting. Prior to joining us, Wendy was a consultant with Blackbaud, working with enterprise nonprofits providing financial and fundraising services. She has a long history of experience working domestically and internationally as senior leadership in community development, and has consulted with Fortune 500 companies on experiential leadership development. As Director of Operations and Management, Wendy is responsible for the oversight and stewardship of all functions of both the ELAM and ELATE programs.


With the addition of Wendy, we are happy to be back up to a full staff! Welcome Wendy!




Have you registered for the ELAM Alumnae Development program, Being Seen, Being Heard, Being Effective, yet? The early bird discounted registration ends on Monday, so be sure to register today!


January 9 - 12, 2014
The Omni La Mansion Hotel / Mokara Hotel & Spa
San Antonio, TX


Sponsored by:
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
Women Faculty Programs, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center




The 19th class of ELAM arrives in Philadelphia on Friday for the first session of their fellowship year - congratulations and we look forward to another exciting year!



Quote of the Day

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.

       - Anais Nin




Chief, Section of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago. Submitted by the institution. Submitted by ELUM Halina Brukner. Other ELUMs at the university are Yolanda Becker, Halina Brukner, Deborah Burnet, Karen Kaul, Debby Nelson, and Funmi Olopade (SOM).


Chair, Department of Family Medicine, University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine. Submitted by ELUM Archie Chatterjee. Other ELUMs at the university are Adela Casas-Melley, Janet Lindemann, Robin Miskimins, Mary Nettleman, and Leigh Washburn.


Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Medicine. ELUMs at the institution are Leslie Kohman and Margaret Turk.


Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Submitted by the institution. An ELUM at the university is Owen Phillips (COM).


Hugh E. Stephenson, Jr., M.D., Chair, Department of Surgery, University of Missouri School of Medicine. Submitted by the institution. ELUMs at the university are Rachel Brown (Columbia SOM); Betty Drees (Dean), Jill Moormeier, and Karen Williams (Kansas City SOM); Pam Overman and Marsha Pyle (Dean), (Kansas City SOD).


USAA Foundation President Distinguished University Chair, Translational Stroke Research, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine. Submitted by the institution. ELUMs at the university are Robin Brey, Sandra Burge, Carlayne Jackson, Jan Patterson, Paula Shireman, Gail Tomlinson, and Janet Williams (SOM).


Associate Dean for Research, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center of EL Paso. Submitted by executive search firm Witt/Kieffer. ELUMs at the university are Marjorie Jenkins, Betsy Jones, Cynthia Jumper, Rakhshanda Layeequr Rahman, and Patti Patterson (SOM); Michele Follen, Kathy Horn, and Veronica Mallett (Paul L. Foster SOM).


Associate Dean for Rural Health, University of Missouri School of Medicine. Submitted by the institution. See above for ELUMs at the university.



Please send position announcements to Elamjobs@Drexelmed.edu.   



ELUM News 


AAMC CFAS-Mail, September 17, 2013:

Dr. Julie Freischlag (ELAM '97), currently the William Stewart Halsted professor and department director and surgeon-in-chief at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, has been named the UC Davis vice chancellor for human health sciences and dean of the UC Davis School of Medicine. She will succeed Dr. Claire Pomeroy, now president of the Lasker Foundation. Dr. Freischlag joined Johns Hopkins in 2003, after serving as the chief of the vascular surgery division and director of the Gonda (Goldschmied) Vascular Center at the David Geffen Medical School at the University of California, Los Angeles.


Amy McMichael, M.D. (ELAM '12), has been promoted to Chair of the Department of Dermatology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.


Etta Pisano, M.D. (ELAM '04), Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean, Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, is being awarded the National Women's History Museum's Dr. Helen Taussig Living Legacy Award.



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.



ELUM Articles


Academic Psychiatry, July 01, 2013, Vol. 37, No. 4:

Leadership Considerations for Executive Vice Chairs, New Chairs, and Chairs in the 21st Century

Elisabeth J.S. Kunkel, M.D.; Jon A. Lehrmann, M.D.; Michael J. Vergare, M.D.; Laura Weiss Roberts, M.D., M.A.


JAMA Ophthalmology, September 2013, Vol 131, No. 9:

Radiation-Related Cancer Risk Associated With Radiographic Imaging

Paul T. Finger, MD; Aurélien Freton, MD; Anna Pavlick, DO


JAMA Surgery, September 01, 2013; Volume 148, Number 9:

Rural Surgery Is Global Surgery:  Seeking Solutions to the Growing Surgical Workforce Crisis      

Diana Farmer, MD.


There Are Just Not Enough Hours in the Day    

Julie Ann Freischlag, MD.


Telehealth Follow-up in Lieu of Postoperative Clinic Visit for Ambulatory Surgery:  Results of a Pilot Program    

Kimberly Hwa, MMS, Sherry M. Wren, MD.


Articles of Note


Center for Creative Leadership, Leading Effectively e-Newsletter, September 2013:

4 Steps to Prevent Stress and Burnout
Stress and burnout are consistently among the top two challenges leaders face. Here's what you can do about it.

Manager of Managers? 6 Factors for Success
Managers of managers move up, down and across the organization, bridging organizational strategy with everyday work. Learn six factors for success - straight from the Leadership Development Program (LDP)®.

4 Types of Support to Help with the Work/Life Juggle
When you're feeling the strain of the work/life juggle and need to make a change, it's time to enlist a team of supporters.

Adapting to Change: It's About the Transition
You know change is hard. But did you know that the ability to adapt to change is the No. 1 success factor for leaders?

HR Pipeline: What Matters Most? 5 Levels of Impact
What are your learning and development priorities in the next 12 months?


Harvard Business Review Blog Network, September 3, 2013:

The Most Important Negotiation in Your Life

...the most important negotiations we have - the ones that determine the quality of our lives and the impact of our actions - are the ones we have with ourselves. Learning to communicate well and to influence other people are essential skills in business. But even more fundamental to your success is learning to negotiate effectively with yourself.


The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 16, 2013:

Know the Vital Players in Your Career: The Chair

In every department, certain figures can profoundly affect your progress in academe.


U.S. News & World Report, September 17, 2013:

Engineering a Better Future for Girls

[Article written by Amy Fleischer, ELATE '13]

It remains to be seen if small steps toward socially norming science will make a difference, but the data is beginning to suggest that we are on the right track.


The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 23, 2013:

Giving Up Full Custody

A department chair who has returned to the faculty finds it surprisingly difficult to let go



Calls for Application, Nomination, Etc.


Women's Health 2014: The 22nd Annual Congress

April 4-6, 2014
Grand Hyatt * Washington, DC

2014 Abstract Submission
Women's Health & Sex Differences Research Scientific Poster Session
Deadline: November 15, 2013

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. Scientific abstracts report the results of original research and must contain data (either quantitative or qualitative) and report research results.

For questions about abstracts email abstracts@academyofwomenshealth.org

Submit online here.


AAMC-CFAS News, September 23, 2013:

Enrollment in the AAMC Healthcare Executive Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program is now open. This intensive academic program is designed to help leaders develop the competencies needed to drive diversity as a core component of excellence in health care. After a successful pilot year, this program joins a robust lineup of AAMC leadership development offerings and helps fulfill the AAMC's strategic imperative to create a culturally competent, diverse, and prepared health and biomedical workforce to improve health and health equity. The curriculum focuses on the development of applied skills including negotiation, communication, grant writing, research, change management, and LCME accreditation preparation. The program combines distance-learning and in-residence study with a focus on applied skills that will assist students in successfully implementing a diversity project at their home institution.




The Last Word 


Fast Company, September 13, 2013:

10 Of The Weirdest Questions Scientists Asked (And Answered) This Year

From how to eject a terrorist from a plane to if you have beer goggles for yourself to walking on water on the moon, here are some of the world's strangest scientific studies.




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