UNC Presents Leadership Successes at the AAMC Group on Faculty Affairs/Group on Women in Medicine and Sciences Meeting

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development (FALD) team attended the 2019 Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) joint Group on Faculty Affairs (GFA) and Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS) Annual Meeting. The Office of FALD team presented two posters.

UNC Presents Leadership Successes at the AAMC Group on Faculty Affairs/Group on Women in Medicine and Sciences Meeting click to enlarge :Left to right: Vice Dean Joanne M. Jordan, MD, MPH and Lauren Westervelt, MPH
UNC Presents Leadership Successes at the AAMC Group on Faculty Affairs/Group on Women in Medicine and Sciences Meeting click to enlarge Left to right: Morgan Resnick-Kahle, MAEd and Executive Associate Dean Amelia F. Drake, MD, FACS

On July 11-13, 2019, the Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development team, along with Kenya McNeal-Trice, MD, Department of Pediatrics, and Wanda Nicholson, MD, MPH, MBA, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, attended the 2019 Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) joint Group on Faculty Affairs (GFA) and Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS) Annual Meeting.  The Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development team presented two posters. 

Dr. Kenya McNeal-Trice is an At-Large Elected Member of the GWIMS Steering Committee, Nominating Committee, and Leadership Award Review Committee.  Regarding her experience at the meeting, she stated, “It was a wonderful meeting with great attendance. I was truly inspired by what institutions are doing nationally to promote faculty development and support those underrepresented in medicine and leadership positions.” Dr. Wanda Nicholson is President of the Association of Professional Women in Medical Sciences (APWIMS) at UNC.  She shared that, “Talking with women about their successful career trajectories was incredibly inspiring and insightful. Seminars ranging from strategic career planning to effective conversations with leadership to work-life balance will be invaluable in my daily work within my department and the School of Medicine.”

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development team presented two posters. Vice Dean Joanne M. Jordan, MD, MPH, and Lauren Westervelt, MPH, presented successful School of Medicine (SOM) initiatives to increase diversity and inclusivity among senior UNC SOM and Health Care System leadership. Notably, one third of SOM Department Chairs are now women and the majority of Vice Deans are women. In 2019, the first woman Executive Dean was appointed and later this year, the first underrepresented in medicine (URM) Department Chair will join the faculty ranks. 

Executive Associate Dean Amelia F. Drake, MD, FACS, and Morgan Resnick-Kahle, MAEd, outlined the success of the first five years of the ACCLAIM program.  Created as a cross-disciplinary program to address a perceived gap in leadership development opportunities for women and those in URM groups, ACCLAIM has graduated 72 early- to mid-career faculty since 2012.  Of these, half are women, and a third are URM.  Further, 97% have taken on leadership opportunities since participating in the program, and 40% have advanced in professional rank.  Currently, the program continues to expand its reach by including individuals from other health sciences schools.


If you would like to learn about how you can get involved in service leadership with the AAMC, contact the Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development by emailing facultyaffairs@med.unc.edu or visit www.aamc.org.

 

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