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Dr. Therese Galang-Boquiren Graduated from ELAM Fellowship Program

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Dr. Therese Galang-Boquiren Graduated from ELAM Fellowship Program

Congratulations to Dr. Maria Therese Galang-Boquiren for graduating from the ELAM program! Established in 1995, the distinguished ELAM program 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, public health and pharmacy.

Dr. Galang-Boquiren noted, “ Completing the Hedwig von Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM®) fellowship program has been one of the highlights of my career, and I am grateful to our department, especially our department head Dr. Allareddy and our college (Deans Stanford and Rowan) for being my joint sponsors in this endeavor. Applying for and being chosen to attend this prestigious competitive program was no easy task but definitely a fulfilling one as we were taught skills aimed to increase and sustain the number and impact of women in academic leadership positions in the health sciences. Personally, the curriculum allowed me to deeply examine what I have contributed to my students, UIC, and my profession thus far. It allowed me to recognize the mentors and sponsors throughout my career who opened doors for me, which inspires me even more to pay it forward. I am now equipped with a new set of skills to enhance not just our institution but healthcare at large. Academic medicine and dentistry encompasses clinical care, research, service, public health and with the skills that ELAM® taught us in becoming well-rounded thoughtful and compassionate healthcare leaders, within the context of the ever-changing healthcare learner/provider and patient demographics, I can hopefully do my part in changing the culture of academic medicine, for the benefit of the patients we serve.

Dr. Maria Therese Galang-Boquiren is a full-time associate professor of orthodontics and Director of Predoctoral Orthodontics in the UIC Department of Orthodontics. Congratulations to her amazing accomplishments as a women academic leader!

ELAM is a core program of Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. The program continues the legacy of advancing women in medicine that began in 1850 with the founding of the Female Medical College of Pennsylvania, the nation’s first women’s medical school and a predecessor of today’s Drexel University College of Medicine. The ELAM program has been specially developed for women faculty at the associate or full professor level who demonstrate the greatest potential for assuming executive leadership positions at academic health centers within the next five years. While attaining higher levels within the AHC executive ranks is the program’s primary focus, ELAM encourages its graduates to pursue the full diversity of roles that offer opportunities for leadership within their organizations. For more information on the ELAM program curriculum, faculty and participants, visit