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Dr. Marie Borum Selected as Fellow for the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program

Marie Borum, M.D., Ed.D. ‘03, M.P.H. ‘95, RESD ’88, director of gastroenterology and liver diseases and professor of medicine at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), has been accepted as a member of the 2014-2015 class of fellows in the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program. She was selected with strong support from SMHS.

Borum’s selection places her among the very best and brightest of today’s and tomorrow’s women leaders in academic medicine, dentistry, and public health. The ELAM Program is the only in-depth national program dedicated to preparing senior women faculty in these fields to effect sustained positive change as institutional leaders. ELAM's intensive one-year fellowship program of executive education, personal leadership assessments and coaching, and networking and mentoring activities supports ELAM fellows as they:

  • Develop a broader vision of their role within their academic health centers
  • Enhance their leadership effectiveness, understanding of strategic finance, and ability to lead organizational change
  • Become part of an active resource network of women leaders

There are nearly 800 ELAM graduates who serve in numerous leadership positions – department head through university president – at more than 190 academic health centers and organizations internationally. As an ELAM Fellow, Borum will identify and develop an action project addressing a need or priority at SMHS.

Borum, who is board certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology, and geriatric medicine, has published more than 100 abstracts, articles and chapters. She has served as a contributing author and editor of four textbooks, including Women's Health Issues Part I and II and Gastroenterology Clinics in Geriatric Medicine. She has also served as a reviewer for multiple peer-reviewed journals. Her primary research interests include physician decision-making, women's health, health disparities, acidpeptic disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, colon cancer, and liver disease.

Borum received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University, her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Rutgers Medical School (now the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School), a master's degree in public health and a doctorate in education from GW. She completed her internship and residency in internal medicine and specialty training in gastroenterology at GW.

Other professional memberships include participation in the American College of Physicians, American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterology Association, American Public Health Association, American Medical Women's Association and National Medical Association.

Click here for more information on the 2014-2015 class of Fellows.