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4th Annual Emerging Leader Symposium

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September 22, 2020, 7:45 AM - 5:45 PM CDT
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4th Annual Emerging Leader Symposium: Inclusive Leadership

Harper Ahmanson Ballroom
602 N. 20th St.
Omaha, NE 68102

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Panel discussion about executive healthcare

Creighton University and the Heider College of Business are proud to present the 4th Annual Emerging Leader Symposium: Inclusive Leadership.

Emerging leaders in the healthcare management field will learn from those in healthcare leadership and teaching roles, leaving equipped with skills to achieve growth and success in their careers, organizations and communities.

Our featured speakers come from various backgrounds. You’ll take time to network with other healthcare professionals and leave with a valuable new understanding of crucial leadership skills.

Attendees at past symposiums came away with new insights that they felt they could immediately apply to their personal and professional lives, including:

  • “It was so refreshing being in a room knowing everyone was excited to create change and do better things for their organization.”
  • “Great leaders fail but learning from those failures is what is important. Leadership is not an overnight process. It takes time.”
  • “I have to focus on maintaining trust with my coworkers, employees and students, and I have to be intentional about what I devote my time to.”
  • “Now I have more tools to help me get where I want to go in my career.”

Featured Speakers

Dr. Ruth Gotian by John Abbott

Ruth Gotian, EdD, MS, is the inaugural assistant dean of mentoring and executive director of the newly launched Mentoring Academy at Weill Cornell Medicine. In addition, she is the chief learning officer in anesthesiology and assistant professor of education in anesthesiology. Dr. Gotian received her BS and MS in Business Management from the University at Stony Brook in New York as well as certificates in Executive Leadership and Managing for Execution from Cornell University. She earned her doctorate at Teachers College Columbia University where she studied adult learning and leadership and focused her research on optimizing success of physician-scientists.

Dr. Gotian publishes in both medical education and adult learning journals on topics ranging from diversity and inclusion to networking, mentoring, leadership development and optimizing success. She is the co-editor of a new book on medical education, Research on the Efficacy of Training Programs and Systems in Medical Education. Dr. Gotian won numerous mentoring awards and most recently was awarded the Bert I Shapiro Award for having a national impact on physician-scientist training. She is the youngest person to ever win this award and is the second woman awardee. She has personally mentored 302 undergraduates and 304 MD-PhD students during her career. She now oversees the success of nearly 1,800 faculty members at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Jasmine Marcelin Internal Med

Dr. Jasmine R. Marcelin is an assistant professor of medicine, associate program director of the UNMC Internal Medicine Residency, co-director of digital innovation and social media strategy, and associate medical director of antimicrobial stewardship at University of Nebraska Medical Center. A Caribbean native born in Dominica, Dr. Marcelin received her medical degree from American University of Antigua College of Medicine, before completing an internal medicine residency and infectious diseases fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. During her time at Mayo Clinic, she was a chief infectious diseases fellow and founding co-chair of the Mayo Fellows’ Association Trainee Diversity and Inclusion Committee. As the founding vice-chair of the IDSA Digital Strategy Advisory Group, Dr. Marcelin will be re-inventing the society’s digital footprint, from member engagement to medical journal modernization, to patient advocacy. Dr. Marcelin effectively uses social media for her mission to advocate for diversity in medicine, and this led to her major involvement as a founding member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Inclusion, Diversity, Access & Equity Taskforce, and TimesUp Healthcare. You can follow her work on twitter @DrJRMarcelin.


  • 7:30–8 a.m. – Registration and Breakfast
  • 8–8:15 a.m. – Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • 8:15–10:15 a.m. – Morning Mentorship Workshop – Ruth Gotian, EdD
  • 10:15–10:30 a.m. – Break
  • 10:30–11:45 a.m. – Morning Mentoring Workshop – Ruth Gotian, EdD
  • 11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m. – Lunch
  • 12:30–1:15 p.m. – Mentorship Fireside Chat – Laurie Baedke, MHA, FACHE, FACMPE, and Natalie Lamberton, MHA/MBA, FACHE
  • 1:15–2:30 p.m. – Afternoon Inclusive Leadership Workshop – Jasmine Marcelin, MD, FACP
  • 2:30–2:45 p.m. – Break
  • 2:45–4:45 p.m. – Afternoon Inclusive Leadership Workshop – Jasmine Marcelin, MD, FACP
  • 4:45–5 p.m. – Debrief and Adjourn
  • 5–5:45 p.m. – Networking Reception


Register online by September 19.

  • Students, residents and fellows: $59
  • Early bird registration by August 23: $99, with price increase to $119 thereafter