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    Bryn Mawr HERS Summer Leadership Program


    The HERS Bryn Mawr Summer Institute is accepting applications for their intensive 12-day residential format of their leadership and management development program for July 6-18, 2020. The program plays a critical role in improving the low percentage of women in leadership roles in academia. HERS is dedicated to creating and sustaining a community of women leaders through leadership development programs and other strategies with a special focus on gender equity within the broader commitment to achieving equality and excellence in higher education. The course provides a concentrated training program to assist women in mid to senior level positions in academia to prepare to assume senior leadership roles, and to enhance their leadership as decision makers at all levels of the institution. The program website is:

    The program costs $8,499 plus a $1,100 accommodation fee, which includes tuition, meals and campus housing. Travel costs are additional. RBHS supported up to three faculty members in each of the last four years to attend the HERS Leadership Training Program. RBHS will again support all costs for up to three candidates and provide a Chancellor’s letter of support for the application. Faculty interested in applying for this support should e-mail their CV and a one-paragraph essay describing their interest, qualifications, career aspirations, and an argument supporting their selection for the program to RBHS Faculty Affairs at The deadline for the internal application, for RBHS support, is Wednesday, December 4, 2019. The HERS application deadline to the Institute is February 4, 2020.

    Applicants are encouraged to discuss their plans to apply with their school dean in advance of submission. Faculty who are not applying should encourage their colleagues with appropriate qualifications to apply. The provosts will confirm the endorsement of the school dean and convene a committee to select the candidates for support. Criteria for selection will include being a mid-to-senior career faculty, a successful track record in academic pursuits, future career and leadership goals, and evidence of leadership potential (e.g., through demonstration of service to the institution in leadership roles).

    Please note, in order to be considered for funding you must submit the materials per the instructions above no later than December 4, 2019. Once selected for funds, candidates will submit their applications directly to the Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Leadership Training.

    HERS Overview and Online Application


    Previous Winners

    Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences has sponsored up to three outstanding candidates since 2015 to attend the HER Institute at Bryn Mawr College. The candidates were selected from a pool of highly qualified applicants by a committee of Professors Emeriti recruited from schools within RBHS. The following were the winning candidates we supported:



    Diane P. Calello, MD, FACMT, FAAP, FAACT, New Jersey Medical School

    Emily Barrett, PhD, School of Public Health

    Payal Parikh, MD, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

    Vaishali Singhal, DMD, PhD, MS, School of Health Professions



    Ann Murphy, PhD, CPRP, School of Health Professions

    Pamela Rothpletz-Puglia, EdD, RD, School of Health Professions

    Leslie Kantor, PhD, MPH, School of Public Health



    Archana Pradhan, MD, MPH, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

    Sharon Anderson, DNP, MS, School of Nursing

    Teri Lassiter, PhD, MPH, School of Public Health



    Evelyn Hermes–DeSantis, PharmD, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

    Marian Passanante, PhD, School of Public Health



    Carol Lutz, PhD, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

    Emine Abali, PhD, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

    Sharon Manne, PhD Rutgers Cancer Institute, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School



    Barbara Gladson, PhD, Rutgers School of Health Professions

    Shawna Hudson, PhD, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

    Monica Roth, PhD, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School