MCOM associate dean earns two prestigious national fellowships















Deborah DeWaay, MD, FACP, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine associate dean of Undergraduate Medical Education and associate professor of Internal Medicine, is participating in two prestigious fellowships, both focusing on her leadership acumen.

Dr. DeWaay was recently named a 2019 Fellow in Leadership by the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society, and a fellow in the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for women.

Dr. DeWaay, who guides USF Health medical students through their four-year medical education journey, was one of three physicians nationwide selected for the AOA leadership fellowship. The AOA fellowship comes with a $25,000 grant for mid-career physicians to further develop their leadership skills through a specific year-long project.  Dr. Dewaay’s project is focused on building leadership training into the medical school curriculum.

ELAM, based at Drexel University College of Medicine, prepares senior women faculty at schools of medicine, dentistry and public health, for positions of leadership.  ELAM’s one-year program encompasses executive education, personal leadership assessment and coaching, and networking and mentoring activities.  The goal is to build a community of women academic medical, dental, and pharmacy leaders who have broad perspectives and deep capacity to address emerging issues in academic health centers and the societies they serve. Other USF Health faculty who are ELAM fellows include:

Terri Ashmeade, MD, 2016-2017

Catherine Lynch, MD, 2012-2013

Patricia Emanuel, MD, 2009-2010

Lynn C. Wecker, PhD, 1997-1998

Julie Y. Djeu, PhD, 1996-1997

Lynn C. Moscinski, MD, 1996-1997

Kalie R. Shaw, MD, 1995-1996