|Senior women faculty selected for ELAM
Goetzl, M.D., and Cynthia F. Wright, Ph.D., were accepted into the
Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM)
Program for Women at Drexel University College of Medicine.
They are two of 54 senior women faculty selected for the 2010-2011
class of fellows. Goetzl is medical director of labor and delivery at
MUSC and Wright is associate dean for admissions and career development.
ELAM is the only national program dedicated to preparing senior women
faculty for leadership at academic health centers. The new fellows join
a diverse community of leaders and represent more than 50 medical,
dental, and public health schools from across the nation and Canada.
“Our 16th class of fellows is exceptional for their leadership
experience and academic accomplish-ments. We look forward to being part
of their learning and growth as leaders over the coming years,” said
Diane Magrane, M.D., director of Drexel University College of
Medicine’s International Center for Executive Leadership in Academics,
which hosts the ELAM program. “The ELAM fellowship experience is like
no other professional development program for academic faculty. It
embeds the learning about strategic organizational change and finance
into each fellow’s daily organizational work. It provides unique
opportunities for self-reflection, application of new skills, and entry
into a network of women leaders eager to support each other’s
The ELAM curriculum adapts lessons in executive management and
institutional leadership, such as strategic finance, organizational
dynamics, and personal and professional effectiveness, to the academic
health center environment.
Friday, June 25, 2010