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UofL pediatric emergency medicine chief named to leadership initiative

Becomes 20th from UofL selected for Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine program
Michelle D. Stevenson

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 30, 2018) – Michelle D. Stevenson, M.D., M.S., has been selected to the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program. The chief of the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and a professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Louisville, Stevenson is the 20th faculty member chosen for the program from UofL and will join the 2018-19 ELAM class.

ELAM is a yearlong fellowship for women faculty in schools of medicine, dentistry and public health. It provides leadership training with extensive coaching, networking and mentoring opportunities aimed at expanding the national pool of qualified women candidates for executive positions in the academic health sciences. Currently, more than 1,000 ELAM alumnae hold leadership positions at 257 academic health organizations in the United States and Canada.

Stevenson is board-certified in pediatric emergency medicine and in general pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She practices with UofL Physicians – Pediatric Emergency Medicine and is on the medical staff of Norton Children’s Hospital.

She came to UofL in 2008 as research director and assistant professor in pediatric emergency medicine. Previously, she held academic appointments at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine and at the University of Cincinnati and was on staff of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron.

She has earned competitive research funding virtually continuously since 2002. Currently, she has grant awards totaling nearly $1 million through 2023 and conducts health outcomes research through the executive committee of the Child and Adolescent Health Research Design and Support unit of the Department of Pediatrics.

Stevenson currently serves as associate editor of Academic Emergency Medicine and is an editorial board member for American Academy of Pediatrics Grand Rounds. She is lead or co-author of almost 50 peer-reviewed articles and four book chapters, and has presented or co-presented 75 oral or poster presentations at medical meetings throughout her career.

She is the recipient of numerous awards for teaching and mentoring medical students, residents and fellows and most recently, received the Outstanding Peer Mentor Award and Top 10 Faculty Peer Clinician-Teacher Excellence Award for Established Faculty from the UofL Department of Pediatrics in 2016. She also is a previous winner of the Celebrating Better Care Award and the Good Samaritan Award, both from Norton Healthcare.

Stevenson earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Indiana University and her M.D. degree from the University of Kentucky. She completed a residency in pediatrics at UofL followed by a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She then augmented her education with a master’s degree in epidemiology from the University of Cincinnati.

For more information on the ELAM program, visit the program’s website.