Yih to co-lead workshop in January

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Prof. Yuehwern Yih
Prof. Yuehwern Yih will co-lead a Systems Engineering in Healthcare workshop at the upcoming joint conference of Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) and Technology and Engineering (ELATE) programs January 12-14 in Denver.

The event is entitled “Next-Level Leadership: Building Personal and Organizational Capacity”. Sponsored by the University of Colorado School of Medicine, it is designed to help ELAM and ELATE alumnae (known as "ELUM") continue their leadership development by strengthening their skills in communication, philanthropy and organizational change. There are more than 1,000 ELUM in leadership positions in institutions around the world. 

Yih will serve as one of the facilitators of the “Systems Change Workshop”, with the goal of introducing the participants to “systems thinking”: an understanding of the systems view and systems engineering approaches that consider human capabilities in healthcare system design. The workshop will include both teaching and small-group discussion components. Her co-facilitator is Dr. Ellen J. Bass from Drexel University.

"The attendees are leaders in academic medical centers, and this is the first time we have system engineering workshop at this event," said Yih. "It's very exciting and a great honor to be invited to organize a workshop for this elite group."

She is an ELATE Fellow of Class 2016. 

ELATE at Drexel® is a leadership development program for senior women faculty in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and related disciplines. 

ELATE’s sister program, the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM) program is hosted by the Drexel University College of Medicine. It offers an intensive one-year fellowship of leadership training with extensive coaching, networking and mentoring opportunities aimed at expanding the national pool of qualified women candidates for leadership in academic medicine, dentistry and public health.