Dr. Melissa Perry, professor of environmental and occupational health at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH), has been chosen to participate in the prestigious Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Fellowship.
The ELAM program, based at Drexel University College of Medicine, is the only one in North America dedicated to preparing women for senior leadership roles in schools of medicine, dentistry, public health and pharmacy. The program helps women develop professional and personal leadership skills, with a special focus on the challenges that face women in leadership positions. The ELAM program was developed specifically for female faculty at the associate or professor levels at universities who demonstrate potential for assuming executive leadership positions within five years.
“When Dean Goldman offered to nominate me for ELAM, I was very appreciative, and I had my fingers crossed that I would be selected because the fellowship has such an important legacy of developing women leaders in academic health,” Dr. Perry said. “The experience has already been extremely valuable and I am eager to find ways for other women leaders in public health to take advantage of the deep knowledge the program has to offer.”Friday Letter Submission, Publish on October 04