Tideswell, AGS and ADGAP Emerging Leaders in Aging Program

 
The Emerging Leaders in Aging program is an inspiring, interdisciplinary experience that augments and leverages existing leadership skills for clinical, research, policy and educational initiatives in aging. It consists of activities spanning one year, with the anticipation that the community of leaders will remain meaningful colleagues for each other throughout their careers. Beginning with a two-day, in-person workshop in the fall, followed by a series of individual and small group coaching/mentoring sessions via videoconference, and culminating with a final two day in-person meeting in the days preceding the AGS Annual Meeting, the Emerging Leaders in Aging program provides leadership training focused on the unique needs of leaders in aging-specific environments.
Applications are now closed.
Timothy Farrell    
Timothy Farrell, MD    
2016-2017 Scholar
“The Tideswell Emerging Leaders program was transformative and arrived at exactly the right time in my career…It seemed as though each monthly videoconference…helped me adapt (in real time) to a turbulent period of transition within our institution while also advancing our IPE program…”    
Ilona Kopits    
Ilona Kopits, MD, MPH    
2016-2017 Scholar
“My leadership training at Tideswell has been key in the structure of my project–creating a definition of what I want to find, creating a survey, learning how to present it in a meaningful, concise way…”    
Stephanie Rogers    
Stephanie Rogers, MD, MPH    
2017-2018 Scholar
“Dr. Stephanie Rogers attributes the success of changing the culture in hospitals to better engaging stakeholder support, something she learned as part of the Emerging Leaders in Aging curriculum.”    
 

Program Overview

The Emerging Leaders in Aging program spans the course of one year, with the anticipation that the community of leaders will remain meaningful colleagues throughout their careers. Scholars work in small groups throughout the program, each led by a prominent academic advisor with expertise in geriatrics and leadership, and which reflect their area of primary interest in research, education, or clinical programs.

Activities:

Leading Tidal Change Practicum

Scholars focus on a current and pressing opportunity faced at their organizations and identify and implement the goals, action steps, and evaluation strategies needed to address this opportunity and related challenges. The opportunities and potential solutions developed and tested will be aligned with their organizations’ strategic priorities.

In-Person Meetings

The program consists of two in-person meetings:

  1. Meeting 1 – Tiburon, California, Fall 2020 (exact dates to be determined)
  2. Meeting 2 – Chicago, Illinois, May 10-11, 2021 (preceding the 2021 AGS Annual Meeting)

Individualized Coaching and Mentoring

Scholars work with senior advisors and mentors at their local institutions to create a professional development plan to ensure progress on the practicum and enhance their effectiveness as a leader.

Videoconference Meetings

Scholars participate in monthly videoconferences with their small groups and senior advisors.

 

Program activities are centered on three core leadership areas:

1 Developing Authenticity

Leadership requires self-awareness and “self-mastery.” Do you recognize and understand your emotions, strengths, weaknesses, needs and motivations, as well as their effect on others? Do you have a clear understanding of your values and goals? What are the opportunities and gaps in your leadership abilities that you could strengthen and develop?

2 Leading Others

Leadership involves leading others. What motivates others? How can you best communicate and develop a shared vision and strategies? How can you influence and inspire others? How will you empower others to act? How can you manage conflict and lead teams effectively?

3 Scaling for Impact

Leadership calls for creativity and flexibility to change in resource-limited environments. What positive difference do you want to make? What are the goals, drivers, and strategies that will work? How will you measure progress and outcomes? How can you plan for potential risks/barriers and solutions? How do you “Scale Up” your impact? Who can help you make this change?

“I am now a more self-aware and reflective leader and as a result, more effective.”

– Leadership Scholar

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board consists of leaders in the field of aging who are engaged in education, research, policy and clinical programs.

Application Process

Please feel free to contact Sarah Van Zanten, our Program Manager, with any questions at Sarah.VanZanten@ucsf.edu

Application Deadline:

The deadline for applications was on November 4, 2019.
Applications are now closed.

Program Fee:

$3800. Program fee does not include air travel, lodging or ground transportation to and from in-person meetings.

In-Person Meetings:

Meeting 1 – Tiburon, California, Fall 2020 (exact dates to be determined)
Meeting 2 – Chicago, Illinois, May 10-11, 2021 (preceding the 2021 AGS Annual Meeting)

Eligibility

Applicants must demonstrate a clear commitment to the field of aging. Participants will be advanced junior or mid-career health professionals working in a clinical, research, policy or education program. The program seeks rising leaders, including clinical, education, and research program directors. We welcome applications from health professionals with a career in the field of aging and a leadership role in their organization, including but not limited to physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, pharmacists, therapists (PT, OT), and non-clinicians with evidence of training/experience in geriatrics or aging, who are working to develop novel programs to advance the care of older adults. Applicants must have a local mentor and institutional support for their practicum, professional development, and confirmed release time to attend program meetings.

Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing policy, discovery, clinical care, and education system change in the field of aging.
  • A strong track record reflecting positions of increasing leadership responsibility.
  • Strong institutional support for the applicant and proposed change project.
  • Potential impact of the practicum on the applicant’s career trajectory, including advancement of the individual in the field of aging nationally.

“What a phenomenal group of faculty and scholars! We are on similar paths and it is very encouraging to feel connected to a group of like-minded and motivated individuals.”

– Leadership Scholar
Applications are now closed.

Questions? Email Sarah Van Zanten, Program Manager, at: Sarah.VanZanten@ucsf.edu

Supported by the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation

Leadership Scholars

    
Nimit Agarwal, MD
Banner University Medical Center-Phoenix
    
Nick Bott, PsyD
Stanford University School of Medicine
    
Daniel Butler, MD
University of California, San Francisco Department of Dermatology
    
Raenika Butler, MA
Bayview Hunters Point Multipurpose Senior Services
    
Anne Halli-Tierney, MD
University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences
    
Lee Jennings, MD, MSHS
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
    
Maura Kennedy, MD, MPH
Massachusetts General Hospital
    
Rossana Lau-Ng, MD, MBA
Boston University School of Medicine
    
Melissa (Kah Poh) Loh, MD
University of Rochester Medical Center
    
Juliessa Pavon, MD, MHS
Duke University
    
Elizabeth Phung, DO
Johns Hopkins University
    
Carolyn Presley, MD, MHS
Ohio State University
    
Veronica Rivera, MD
Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    
Andrea Wershof Schwartz, MD, MPH
Harvard Medical School/VA Boston
    
Tacara Soones, MD, MPH
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    
Lisa Vargish, MD
University of Rochester
    
Chanel Whittaker, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
    
Leah Witt, MD
University of California, San Francisco

    
Anjali Sharma, MD, MS
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    
Jaime Babiak, PharmD, MHSA
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
    
John Batsis, MD
Dartmouth University/Hitchcock Medical Center
    
Grace Chen, MD
University of California Los Angeles
    
John Culberson, MD, MS
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
    
Maureen Dale, MD
University of North Carolina
    
Kristine Erlandson, MD, MS
University of Colorado Denver-Anschutz Medical Campus
    
Sowmya Kurtakoti, MD
Hartford Healthcare
    
Jennifer Ouellet, MD
Yale University
    
Linda Park, PhD, MS, FNP
University of California San Francisco
    
Brian Patterson, MD, MPH
University of Wisconsin
    
Martine Sanon, MD
Mt. Sinai Icahn School of Medicine
    
Mina Sedrak, MD, MS
City of Hope
    
Michelle Sorweid, DO, MPH
University of Utah
    
Travis Suss, PharmD
Concordia University Wisconsin
    
Sarah Wingfield, MD
University of Texas Southwestern
    
Melisa Wong, MD, MAS
University of California San Francisco

    
Wynnelena Canlas Canio, MD, CMD
Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa
    
Pei Chen, MD
University of California San Francisco
    
Ryan Chippendale, MD
Boston University
    
Sevdenur Cizginer, MD
Brown University
    
Fayron Epps, PhD, RN
Georgia State College of Nursing & Health Professions
    
Marianthe D. Grammas, MD
University of Alabama Birmingham
    
Roopali Gupta, MD
University of California, San Diego
    
Daniel B. Kaplan, PhD, LICSW, LMSW, CSW-G, QDCS
Adelphi University School of Social Work
    
Maile Karris, MD
University of California San Diego
    
Eleni Linos, MD
Stanford University
    
Una Makris, MD, MSc
University of Texas Southwestern
    
Emily Peron, PharmD
Virginia Commonwealth University
    
Liron Sinvani, MD
Hofstra University Northwell School of Medicine
    
Lauren Southerland, MD
Ohio State University
    
Rebecca Starr, MD
Health New England/Baystate Health
    
Rebecca Stetzer, MD
Albany Medical College
    
Maryam Tabrizi, DMD, MPH
University of Texas Dental School
    
E. Foy White-Chu, MD
Oregon Health & Sciences University
    
Shellie Williams, MD
University of Chicago