Twenty-five BUMC Faculty Participate in 2011 Emerging Leaders Forum

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March 25th, 2011

Nominated by their department chairs 25 junior faculty members from the Boston University Medical Campus (BUMC) participated in the Emerging Leaders Forum. The two-day event, organized by the BUMC Faculty Affairs Office under the leadership of Mya Mangawang, PhD, assistant provost for Faculty Affairs, focused on exploring and developing the characteristics of highly effective leaders. The faculty participants were nominated by their Chairs based on their record of effectiveness, innovation, reliability and capacity to energize and motivate others.

2011 Emerging Leaders Forum participants

2011 Emerging Leaders Forum participants

“As a campus, we must be steadfast in our support of the faculty as our most precious resource and core strength, and I believe in many important ways this Forum serves to concretize our on-going investment in and commitment to our faculty,” explained Dr. Mangawang.

Mya Mangawang

Mya Mangawang

Seminars and workshops were presented by faculty and administration from both the Medical and Charles River campuses and topics included: Assessing Your Leadership Style, Stephen Brady, PhD; Establishing Your Message & Conveying It Successfully, Tobe Berkovitz, PhD; Conflict Management, Francine Montemurro, JD; Collaborative Solutions: Describe & Frame Challenge, Jane Mendez, MD; Organizational Behavior and Choosing Your Team, Victoria Parker DBA, EdM and Mark Prashker, MD, MPH; Establishing Measure to Evaluate Success, Deborah Fournier, PhD; Execution: Leaders Who Produce, Patricia O’Brien, DBA.

Victoria Parker

Victoria Parker

Jane Mendez

Jane Mendez

Associate Professor Jane Mendez, MD, who provided an overview of the program was a participant in the first iteration of the Emerging Leaders Forum held one time in 2007. Though this year’s forum was very different from the 2007 program, Dr. Mendez noted that “The Emerging Leaders Forum is an opportunity for the institution to identify, cultivate and retain talent on the Medical Campus. It is important for today’s participants to serve as mentors for future participants and for this to be an ongoing program where faculty have an opportunity to network and build a community.”

Negar Nasseripour

Negar Nasseripour

“It is always very interesting for us on the Medical Campus to interact with colleagues,” said Clinical Assistant Professor Negar Nasseripour, DMD. “We are so busy teaching, seeing patients, and doing research that not much time is given to discussion topics like leadership. ”

Small group meeting

Small group meeting

The 2011 Emerging Leaders include: Ruben Azocar, MD; Anand Devaiah, MD;  Gheorghe Doros, PhD; Rachel Fearns, PhD; Neal Fleisher, DMD; Amit Garg, MD; Joel Henderson, MD, PhD; Anna Hohler, MD; Scharukh Jalisi, MD; Darrell Kotton, MD; Keli Kwok, MD; Jeffrey Markuns, MD; Candice Miller, PhD; Jeffrey Moore, PhD; Negar Nasseripour, DMD; Hari Parvataneni, MD; Khiem Pham-Nguyen, DMD; Emily Rothman, PhD; Greg Russo, MD; Andrew Salama, MD, DMD; Manju Subramanian, MD; Devaki Sundararajan, BDS; Tkacz Jaroslaw, MD; Lauren Wise, PhD.

For more information on the Emerging Leaders Forum contact Dr. Mangawang at myammang@bu.edu.