With the recent graduation of Ellen Gravallese, MD, from the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program at Drexel University College of Medicine, UMass Medical School now boasts nine faculty who are ‘Elums’ of the only in-depth national program dedicated to preparing senior women faculty at schools of medicine, dentistry and public health to move into positions of institutional leadership. ELAM’s mission is to increase the number and impact of women in senior academic leadership positions.
Dr. Gravallese (right), professor of medicine and cell biology and chief of the division of rheumatology in the Department of Medicine, is a member of the 18th ELAM class, which completed the intensive year-long fellowship with the capstone 2013 Leaders Forum in April. The event featured a poster symposium highlighting the fellows’ Institutional Action Projects conducted at their home institutions to address an institutional or departmental need or priority. For her project, Gravallese planned a cross-institutional training grant in the areas of autoimmunity and sterile inflammation to prepare physician scientists and PhD postdoctoral candidates to conduct disease-related research across several departments and divisions at UMMS.
Gravallese joins these ‘Elums’ at UMass Medical School.
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