I wish to congratulate the staff of The Scientist for its Nov. 24, 1997, issue (Vol. 11, No. 23), which focused on women in science. I also appreciate recent issues that contained useful articles ("Profession" section) relating to faculty development.

Steve Bunk's front-page article, "Policies To Stop Tenure Clock Support Family Life," mentioned Margaret Kripke, chairwoman of the department of immunology at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. She is a 1996-97 fellow of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women. The first three classes consist of 85 fellows from 55 academic medical centers. I'm fortunate to be a member of the current class.

ELAM is a national program sponsored by the Allegheny University of the Health Sciences' (AUHS's) Institute for Women's Health. The year-long program offers educational, networking, and mentoring opportunities to support women leaders in academic medicine who seek the highest administrative...

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