Announcing 2018 LEADER Participants

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The School of Medicine Office for Faculty is pleased to announce the 2018 LEADER participants.

Leadership Development for Researchers (LEADER) is a 3-day workshop designed for junior faculty who are leading a research group and driving their own research agenda. The course provides insight into leadership and team building as well as direction on how to develop and manage a scientific laboratory or research program, how to improve productivity, and how to harness creativity and innovation. The program was developed to bridge the gap between the scientific expertise that led individuals to a career in academic medicine, and the management skills that will be required to succeed as the leaders of small business units. LEADER will be held April 17-19, 2018.

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“My belief is that effective leadership skills can be developed over time,” said Ann Brown, MD, MHS, Vice Dean for Faculty in the School of Medicine. “These programs aim to supplement outstanding scientific and clinical training with dedicated time to focus on cultivating critical leadership competencies beneficial for all current and aspiring leaders.”

Faculty in this program were competitively selected to participate. Congratulations to the 2018 LEADER participants!


LEADER 2018 Participant List

Muhammad Abd-El-Barr MD, PhD, Neurosurgery
Andrew Barbas, MD, Surgery
Georgia Beasley, MHSc, Surgery
Danielle Brander, MD, Medicine
Kimberly Carpenter, PhD, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Vidyalakshmi Chandramohan, PhD, Neurosurgery
Gregory Cogan, PhD, Neurosurgery
Constanza Cortes, MD, Neurology
Michael Deel, MD, Pediatrics
Adam DeVore, MD, Medicine
Oluwadamilola Fayanju, MD, MA, MPHS, Surgery
Rachel Greenberg, MD, MB, MHS, Pediatrics
Pinar Gumus Balikcioglu, MD, Pediatrics
Yiping He, PhD, Pathology
Susan  Hibbard, PhD, Community and Family Medicine
Eda Holl, PhD, Surgery
Christoph Hornik, MD, MPH, Pediatrics
Maryellen Kelly, DNP, CPNP, Surgery
Hyeoneui Kim, RN, MPH, PhD, Nursing
Grace Lee, MD, Medicine
Hai Li, PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Rahul Malhotra, MBBS, MD, MPH, Health Services and Systems Research
Roland Matsouaka, PhD, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Jason Oliver, PhD, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Rebecca Previs, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Dina Randazzo, DO, MS, Neurosurgery
Patrick Smith, PhD, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Nina Sperber, PhD, Population Health Sciences
Jennifer St. Clair Russell, PhD, Medicine
Maggie Sweitzer, PhD, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Purushothama Rao Tata, PhD, Cell Biology
Amelia Thompson, MD, Pediatrics
Jamie Todd, MD, Medicine
AnnMarie Walton, PhD, Health Systems and Analytics
Christina Williams, PhD, Medicine
Charlene Wong, MD, MSHP, Pediatrics
Qing Yang, PhD, Health Systems and Analytics
Noelle Younge, MD, Pediatrics
Tian Zhang, MD, Medicine
Juan Zhou, PhD, Duke-NUS Medical School