Later this year, Lori Shutter will join the company of deans, vice deans, department chairs, and center directors when she enters the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM) Program for Women at Drexel University. Shutter, MD, who is Vice Chair of Education and a Professor in the Department of Critical Care Medicine, will begin the year-long intensive fellowship in the fall, participating in three week-long sessions in the months that follow and taking part in other educational curriculum designed to prepare her for positions of leadership.
“I am honored to be selected for this prestigious fellowship,” says Shutter, who also holds secondary appointments in Neurology & Neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. “The ELAM Fellowship is a fantastic opportunity to obtain focused training in strategic planning, negotiation, resource management, mentoring and personalized leadership. The development of these professional and personal skills will allow me to achieve administrative excellence.”
Shutter works as a neuro-intensivist, directs the Neurocritical Care Fellowship, and is Medical Director of the Neurovascular and Neurotrauma Intensive Care Units. She has authored over 70 research papers and book chapters, and has helped to develop several medical societal guidelines for the management of brain injuries.
ELAM® is “the only in-depth national program dedicated to preparing senior women faculty at schools of medicine, dentistry, and public health to effect sustained positive change as institutional leaders,” according to the program’s website. Established in 1995, ELAM has graduated more than 900 fellows who have hailed from 88% of accredited U.S. medical schools. These fellows have gone on to positions of leadership from department chairs to university presidents. Since 2004, Pitt has nominated one or two women a year to ELAM. The Pitt nominee(s) are selected by local ELAM alumni and approved by Dr. Levine, the Dean and Senior Vice Chancellor, through a highly competitive process. Gabriella Gosman, MD, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, joins Shutter as a 2015-16 ELAM fellow representing the University of Pittsburgh. Alumnae of ELAM at Pitt include:
-Ann E. Thompson, MD, FACCM, (’00-01), Vice Dean of the School of Medicine and former chief of pediatric critical care and interim chair of CCM from 2006 to 2008
-Jennifer E. Woodward, PhD (’07-08), Associate Professor of Surgery and Immunology and Executive Director for Research and Academic Affairs at the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, and Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs in the School of Medicine
-Doris M. Rubio, PhD (’08-09), Professor of Medicine, Biostatistics, Nursing, and Clinical and Translational Science, Director of the Data Center in the Center for Research on Health Care, and Co-Director of the Institute for Clinical Research Education
-Ora A. Weisz, PhD (‘10-11), Professor, Dept. of Medicine, Renal-Electrolytic Division, and of Cell Biology and Physiology, and Vice Chair of Faculty Development, Department of Medicine
-Anne B. Newman, MD, MPH (’11-12), Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology in the Graduate School of Public Health
-Shanta M. Zimmer, MD (‘13-14), Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the UPMC Presbyterian/Shadyside Internal Medicine Residency Training Program