Mentorship and Personal Advocacy

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This session is designed to address the central importance of mentorship in career development at all levels of experience. This session will cover topics ranging from, finding a mentor, developing a mentor/mentee relationship, and mentorship skills.
Authors
  • Al’ai Alvarez, MD

    Assistant Residency Program Director

    Stanford Emergency Medicine

    Al'ai Alvarez, MD is an assistant clinical professor in Emergency Medicine and an assistant program director in the Stanford Emergency Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Alvarez focuses on the interdependence of residency wellbeing with performance improvement on patient experience, quality and patient safety, diversity, equity and inclusion, and medical education. Dr. Alvarez serves as the co-chair of the Stanford WellMD's Physician Wellness Forum and is one of the peer supporters for WellMD's Physician Resource Network (PRN) Support for faculty and trainees. Dr. Alvarez co-chairs the largest diversity mentoring initiative in Emergency Medicine through ACEP and EMRA. Dr. Alvarez has given several grand rounds and national conference lectures and workshops on relevant topics in gratitude and compassion, physician wellbeing, burnout, the imposter syndrome, as well as increasing leadership capacity and mentorship to enhance diversity and inclusion. Dr. Alvarez works on recruitment in faculty, graduate, and undergraduate medical education with a particular interest in finding ways to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in medicine.
  • Linelle F. Campbell, MD, MS

    PGY-4, Chief Resident; Jacobi/ Montefiore Emergency Medicine; Fellow, NYC H+H Health Administration Scholars Program; Chair, SAEM ADIEM Resident Committee; Delegate, Committee of Interns and Residents

    Dr. Campbell is a Chief resident in Emergency Medicine at Jacobi/ Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York. Dr. Campbell received her medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine. She is the former Chair for the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Emergency Medicine Resident Association and the Chair of the Resident Committee for the Academy of Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Medicine of the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine. She currently serves as a union delegate at her hospital for the Committee of Interns and Residents as well as a Patient Care Trust Fund Trustee. She is currently a fellow for New York City Health and Hospitals’ Healthcare Administrative Scholars Program. She is involved in research regarding medical overuse in the Emergency Department. She also serves as the Resident Lead of the Jacobi/ Montefiore Social Emergency Medicine Committee. Dr. Campbell’s interests include mentoring and improvement of the recruitment practices of underrepresented minorities into the medical field, resident advocacy, writing social emergency medicine focused curriculum, and security and workplace violence.
  • Wendy Coates

    Senior Faculty and Education Specialist

    Department of Emergency Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

  • Sheryl Heron, MD, MPH

    Professor-Vice Chair, Associate Dean

    Emory University School of Medicine

    Dr. Sheryl Heron is a Professor and Vice Chair of Administrative Affairs in the Department of Emergency Medicine, the Assistant Dean for Medical Education and Student Affairs on the Grady Campus and Associate Director of Education and Training for the Injury Prevention Research Center at Emory (IPRCE) at Emory University School of Medicine. She is a Past Chair of the Emergency Medicine Section of the National Medical Association. She has received several awards including the Partnership against Domestic Violence’s HOPE Award, the Woman in Medicine Award from the Council of Concerned Women of the National Medical Association, the Gender Justice Award from the Commission on Family Violence and was named a hero of Emergency Medicine by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). In 2012, she was named the inaugural President of the Academy for Diversity & Inclusion in Emergency Medicine (ADIEM) of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and is currently on ACEP's Diversity and Inclusion task force. She is an editor of two textbooks in Emergency Medicine on Diversity and Inclusion in Quality Patient Care. Dr. Heron has lectured extensively on Wellness/Work-Life Balance, Diversity/Disparities Care in Emergency Medicine as well as the medical response to Intimate Partner Violence.
  • Lynne Holden, MD

    Professor, Emergency Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Chair, Emergency Medicine Section, National Medical Association; President, Mentoring in Medicine, Inc.

    Dr. Lynne Holden was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. She attended Howard University and Temple University School of Medicine. She served as a chief resident and graduated from the Jacobi-Montefiore Residency Program in 1995. In 2018, Dr. Lynne Holden became a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (the 5th Black female in the country). Her career is dedicated to patient care, teaching, educational research and diversifying the biomedical workforce. In 2007, she co-founded Mentoring in Medicine, Inc. which is a science and health youth development nonprofit that inspires, educates and empowers low income students from elementary school through medical career to pursue a biomedical career. In July 2020, she helped co-launch the Social Emergency Medicine Program for the Jacobi-Montefiore Emergency Medicine residency. Dr. Holden was elected Chair of the Emergency Medicine Section of the National Medical Association where she oversees academic enrichment, assists with faculty promotion and leads a mentoring program for six hundred EM physicians. Additionally, she was named Chair of the K-Grad Action Group of the Roundtable on Black Men and Women at the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine. Dr. Holden has been the recipient of twenty national and local awards and fifty-four press features for her work in helping to build the next generation of diverse biomedical professionals.
  • Michelle Lall, MD

    Dr. Lall, a board-certified emergency medicine physician, is an Associate Professor at Emory University. She has been faculty at Emory since 2013 and served as an Associate Residency Director at Emory from 2013-2020. She continues to be the Director of the Medical Education Fellowship in Emergency Medicine. Prior to coming to Emory, Dr. Lall was an Assistant Professor at Wayne State University beginning in 2008. Dr. Lall is actively involved in graduate medical education, education research and scholarship, resident and faculty wellness and well-being. Additionally, she is interested in microaggressions and bias in medicine. Dr. Lall is the inaugural Director of Well-being, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. She has been a leader in the Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine since 2012. Her professional memberships include: American College of Emergency Physicians – where she is a fellow, Society for Academic Emergency Physicians – where she is a member at large on the Board of Directors, Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine – where she is a past president. Dr. Lall is a recipient of the Momentum Award from the Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine (AWAEM), which recognizes extraordinary efforts that further the mission and values of AWAEM. Dr. Lall has been recognized as a "Faculty Teacher of the Year" and “Resident Advocate” award winner.
  • Bernard Lopez, MD, MS

    Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion; Associate Dean for Diversity and Community Engagement

    Thomas Jefferson University

    Bernard L. Lopez, MD, MS, is Professor and Executive Vice Chair in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. He received his Doctorate in Medicine from the Sidney Kimmel Medical College in 1986. He completed a residency training program in Emergency Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in 1989. Since 2013, Dr. Lopez has served as the Associate Dean for Diversity and Community Engagement in the medical school, providing oversight of diversity and inclusion initiatives for faculty, graduate medical education and medical students. In January 2017, he added the title of Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion at Thomas Jefferson University, providing oversight and guidance for the ten colleges that make up the university.
  • Alexandra Mannix, MD

    Assistant Professor Assistant Residency Director Assistant Clerkship Director Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical Director Center for Simulation Education & Safety Research

    University of Florida College of Medicine- Jacksonville

    Dr. Alexandra “Lexie” Mannix received a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a Certificate in Public Health from the University of Florida. Following her time at the University of Florida, Dr. Mannix attended medical school at Florida State University College of Medicine, graduating in 2014.
    Dr. Mannix completed her Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Florida College of Medicine- Jacksonville in 2017. Following residency, Dr. Mannix completed a Simulation fellowship at Rush University Medical Center and Cook County Hospital in Chicago.
    Dr. Mannix currently serves as an Assistant Professor, Assistant Residency Director, and Assistant Clerkship Director for the Department of Emergency Medicine, as well as the Medical Director for the Center for Simulation Education & Safety Research at the University of Florida-Jacksonville. Additionally, she serves as Editor-In-Chief of sheMD.org, an online virtual community of practice for women in medical training. Her professional interests include medical education, simulation, women in medicine, and social media in medical education.
    Dr. Mannix is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. She provides
    bedside education and patient care at UF Health and UF Health North in Jacksonville, FL.
  • Lewis Nelson, MD

    Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

    Lewis S. Nelson, MD is Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine and Director of the Division of Medical Toxicology at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ. He is a Senior Consultant to the New Jersey Poison Information & Education System and is the editor of Goldfrank’s Toxicologic Emergencies, now in its 11th Edition. He is board certified in emergency medicine, medical toxicology, and addiction medicine. Dr. Nelson is on the board of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and Association of Academic Chairs in Emergency Medicine, and is Past President of American College of Medical Toxicology.
  • Oyin Okubanjo

    Advocate Christ Medical Center

  • Wendy Sun, MD

    SAEM-RAMS President

    Wendy is a PGY-2 Resident at Yale - New Haven Health passionate about Diversity and Inclusion, Mentorship, and Health Innovation. She currently serves as a SAEM RAMS Board Member. In her spare time she enjoys paddle boarding, traveling to new places, and playing classical music.
  • Taku Taira