Dr. Schaal Named Fellow for Women in Medicine Program

Dr. Schaal

The Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia has named Shlomit Schaal, MD, PhD, chair of ophthalmology, a fellow in the class of 2017-2018. This intensive year-long program for women in medicine develops the professional and personal skills required to lead and manage in today’s complex health care environment, with a special focus on the unique challenges facing women in leadership positions. “As a new chair, I face many challenges,” said Dr. Schaal. She added, “I anticipate that by participating in ELAM, I will develop my leadership and my communications skills, and acquire management skills and administrative knowledge that will allow me to better serve.”

Mary Lee Earns Prestigious Fellowship with Medical School Colleague 


Drs. Vivian Budnik, left, and Mary Lee

Mary Lee, MD, physician-in-chief, Children’s Medical Center, has been named a fellow of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women at the Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. Vivian Budnik, PhD, Medical School interim chair and professor of neurobiology, was also selected as an ELAM fellow for the class of 2014-2015. The two will engage in a year-long experience that features extensive networking and mentoring opportunities. ELAM is the nation’s only in-depth program focused on preparing senior women faculty at schools of medicine and dentistry to effect positive change. Acceptance into the program is highly competitive. Read more.