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Diversity Seminar Series

Nancy D. Spector, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Executive Director, Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine, Associate Dean of Faculty Development, Drexel University College of Medicine. 

Achieving Leadership Gender Equity in Medicine: Collaboration, Innovation and the Imperative for Systemic Change”

Part of the 2019-2020 Diversity Seminar Series

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 Associate Dean of Faculty Development. 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.

Dr. Spector 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, and the John M Eisenberg Award from the National Quality Forum and the Joint Commission for the I-PASS Handoff Program. In the past year she has been invited to join a number of leadership efforts at organizations including the Society of Hospital Medicine, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Women Leaders in Global Health conferences.

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.

Sponsor: URMC Office for Inclusion and Culture

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The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

University of Rochester Medical Center, Center For Experiential Learning is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0005. This activity is approved for 1.00 Social Work continuing education hours.

Attendance at the entire program is required (no partial credit can be awarded).

Friday, October 11, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

School of Medicine and Dentistry, Upper Auditorium 3-7619
415 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY 14642

Event Type

Lectures and Talks


Faculty, Students, Staff, Health Care Professionals






Office for Inclusion and Culture
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Continuing Education Credits

This activity is approved for 1.00 Social Work continuing education hours (see info above)

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