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Jefferson selected for ELAM program

Angela Jefferson, PhD, professor of Neurology and Medicine and founding director of the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center, has been selected to participate in the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program.

Angela Jefferson, PhD, is the founding director of the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center, VUMC’s newest freestanding institutional center.
Angela Jefferson, PhD

ELAM®, a core program of Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, was established in 1995 to build a community of female academic medical, dental, public health and pharmacy leaders who have broad perspectives and deep capacity to address emerging issues in academic health centers and the society they serve.

ELAM alumni hold executive leadership positions at 269 academic health organizations, with 70 program graduates having become chief executive or academic officers. Jefferson is the 21st VUMC faculty member to be admitted to the program.

The program offers an intensive one-year fellowship of leadership training with extensive coaching, networking and mentoring opportunities aimed at expanding the national pool of qualified female candidates for leadership in academic medicine, dentistry, public health and pharmacy.

Over the summer, the 72 ELAM fellows of the 2022-’23 class will complete self-assessments, assigned readings and online assignments, and in September they’ll start work on group and independent projects. There are three multi-day in-person sessions scheduled over the course of the year, two in Philadelphia and one in Sacramento, California.