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Columbia: Dean Linda Fried on Women in Leadership Panel for Women’s History Month, March 5

To commemorate Women’s History Month, Dr. Linda P. Fried, Dean of Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, will take part in a conversation at Columbia Medical Center (CUIMC), on the issues and challenges around diversity and leadership.

Dean Fried, with Dr. Lorraine Frazier, dean of the School of Nursing; and Dr. Donna Lynne, chief operating officer, CUIMC, and CEO, Columbia Doctors, will discuss career growth, leadership challenges, and balancing priorities. Dr. Sandra Harris, associate vice president, CUIMC Government and Community Affairs, is the moderator.

“One of the critical issues in talking about women leaders is to understand the hesitancy of many women about taking on leadership roles and the reasons for this,” said Dr. Fried. “In contrast, the evidence is strong that organizations benefit tremendously from leadership by women and that women leaders bring diversity of vision that strengthens our future. The challenge is what it takes to attract women to leadership roles and position them for success.”

A geriatrician and epidemiologist, Dr. Fried has led 3 major lines of scientific investigation including research that defined frailty in aging as a new medical syndrome.

She also co-designed and founded Experience Corps, a community-based public health intervention to prevent frailty and cognitive and functional decline in older adults, now in 24 U.S. cities.

An elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and its governing body, Dr. Fried is also past president of the Association of American Physicians. She has been profiled by The NY Times as one of 15 world leaders in science, and named by Thomson Reuters as “one of the most influential scientific minds of the past decade.”

Thursday, March 5
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Eastern
650 W. 168 St. NYC

Register for “Women in Leadership.”

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