U of U Assistant Dean Named To Prestigious ELAM Program For Women in Academic Medicine

U of U Assistant Dean Named To Prestigious ELAM Program For Women in Academic Medicine

Apr 24, 2012 12:49 PM

PHILADELPHIA (April, 2012) – Evelyn V. Gopez, M.D., professor of pathology and assistant dean of inclusion and outreach at the University of Utah School of Medicine, has been accepted into the 2012-2013 class of Fellows at the  Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM) Program for Women at Drexel University College of Medicine.

 This is the 18th incoming class for ELAM®, the only program in the U.S. dedicated to preparing senior women faculty for positions of leadership at academic health centers, where they can ultimately play a role in academic health organizations becoming more inclusive of different perspectives and responsive to societal needs and expectations. The program accepts women from the U.S. and abroad.

“I am thrilled to be accepted into this prestigious program,’ says Dr. Gopez. “I look forward to the opportunity to develop the skills I need to someday assume a leadership position in academic medicine. I am excited to meet other women in academia who share the same passion to teach, serve, and reach out to the community to promote higher education and resolve health care disparities.”

 To be accepted into the program, each Fellow must be nominated and supported by the dean or other senior official of her institution. The work for this incoming class begins in May with online assignments and community-building activities that continue through the end of the program in April 2013.

About ELAM
ELAM is a core program of the Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership® at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pa. The Institute continues the legacy of advancing women in medicine that began in 1850 with the founding of the Female Medical College of Pennsylvania, the nation’s first women’s medical school and a predecessor of today’s Drexel University College of Medicine. For more information on the ELAM program curriculum, faculty and participants, visit www.drexelmed.edu/elam

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