Koopman Named Fellow to Executive Leadership Program

Richelle Koopman, PhD

Richelle Koopman, MD, associate professor and director of research in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, has been named a member of the 2017-2018 class of Fellows in the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program.

ELAM is a program of the Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. The institute promotes the advancement of women in medicine.

“Acceptance into the ELAM program is based on the accomplishments of each participant as a leader in academic medicine,” said Steven Zweig, MD, MSPH, Professor and Jack and Winifred Colwill Endowed Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the MU School of Medicine. “Recognition by this very competitive program reflects Dr. Koopman’s role as a national leader in family medicine research and her commitment to and skills in local institutional leadership.”

Upon completion of the one-year ELAM program fellowship, Koopman will join a community of accomplished women in a variety of leadership positions including department chairs, research center directors, deans, college presidents, and chief executives in health care and accrediting organizations.

Koopman is a fellowship-trained, board-certified family and community medicine physician at MU Health Care. She is a 1993 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She completed her residency in family and community medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-St. Margaret Memorial Hospital.

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