Research Webinar Series: Moving the Needle: Mentorship, Sponsorship and Allyship

May 19, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Webinar (Please email if you wish to register)

Presented by

Nancy Spector, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Vice Dean for Faculty
Drexel University College of Medicine
Executive Director, Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine ® (ELAM)

Talk Summary

Learning objectives:

  • Discuss the importance of leadership in times of crisis
  • Articulate the necessity of mentorship, sponsorship and allyship to support leadership structures

During times of crisis, your network becomes even more vital. Successful leaders learn to build a network of mentors, sponsors and allies who will provide support, feedback, stability, and opportunities. This is particularly important for women and underrepresented minorities in medicine. Allyship in particular is critically important to changing culture and to support a diverse faculty. 

About the Speaker

Dr. Nancy Spector is a Professor of Pediatrics and serves in dual roles at the Drexel University College of Medicine (DUCOM): as Executive Director of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM) program, a part-time year long, national leadership fellowship program for women in academic medicine, dentistry, public health, and pharmacy, and as Vice Dean for Faculty. Known for her leadership abilities and her facilitation skills, Dr. Spector is sought after as a speaker and a visiting professor. Her contributions to graduate medical education and academic medicine are in leadership skills development, professional development, gender equity, mentoring and sponsorship, and curriculum development and implementation. She is a member of PROWD (Promoting and Respecting Our Women Doctors).  In addition to her roles at DUCOM, she has been the educational leader of the I-PASS Handoff Study Group and serves as the Chair of the I-PASS Executive Council and is a co-founder of the I-PASS Safety Institute.

Dr. Spector was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha and is member of the American Pediatric Society  She has received numerous awards for teaching, mentoring and innovation, including the Robert S. Holm Award for her extraordinary contribution in pediatric program director leadership and mentorship from the Association of Pediatric Program Directors, the Elias Abrutyn Mentoring Award from Drexel University College of Medicine, the Miller Sarkin Mentoring Award from the Academic Pediatric Association, the Elizabeth Bingham Award from the Association for Women in Science, Philadelphia chapter, the Women in Medicine Summit She for She Award,  the American Medical Association Inspiration Award, and the Association of American Medical Colleges GWIMS Leadership Award for an Individual. The I-PASS Study group that she leads was a HBS/HMS health acceleration challenge finalist and received the Cox Award, and the I-PASS Handoff Program received the John M. Eisenberg National Patient Safety and Quality Award, Joint Commission and National Quality Forum.

In the past year she has been invited to join a number of leadership efforts at organizations including  the American Women’s Medical Association (AMWA), the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the Center for Women in Academic Medicine and Science (CWAMS), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Women’s Wellness through Equity and Leadership (WEL) project (partner organizations are American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), American College of Physicians (ACP), American Hospital Association (AHA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA), American Psychiatric Association (APA), National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA), and National Medical Association (NMA)), the Society of Hospital Medicine, the American College of Physicians, and MAVEN.

Hosted by

Tamara D. Simon, MD, MSPH
Professor of Pediatrics (Clinical Scholar), Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
Pediatric Hospitalist, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Principal Investigator &  Associate Director of Training and Education, The Saban Research Institute
Faculty Lead, Office of Training, Education, Career Planning and Development (TECPAD), The Saban Research Institute
Lead, K-to-R Transition Program, KL2 Program, SC CTSI Workforce Development

Additional Information

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