Video Vignettes Explore Transformational Leadership

What does “creating transformational leaders” mean to you?

That’s one of the questions posed to several members of the NEOMED community in a series of video vignettes — brief videos featuring alumni, faculty, staff and students from across the University — now available on the NEOMED YouTube channel.

The video series highlights some of the ways in which members of the NEOMED community contribute to the creation of transformational leaders, explores definitions of transformational leaders, and shares insights on achieving work-life balance.

So how did the community answer the question?

In her video interview, Darcie Flower, senior executive director of operations in the College of Medicine, notes, “The great thing about transformational leaders, when you look at the qualities of a transformational leader, these are things that we can all embody.”

Rising fourth-year pharmacy student Miranda Galleher says, “For me, being a transformational leader means advocating for positive change within your profession and just leading with integrity.”

Fayez Safadi, Ph.D., professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology, shares his view that developing transformational leaders means to “provide them with support to become a leader that has a major impact in what we do. It could be in multiple aspects --  education, health care and research -- and I think it's not a one person job.”

Additional responses are shared in the playlist Creating Transformational Leaders: What Does It Mean to You?

Thank you to the members of the NEOMED community who participated in the video interviews:

  • Kunal Amin, Pharm.D., assistant professor of Pharmacy Practice, vice president/director of clinical services for NEOvations Pharmacy Services
  • NEOMED alumnus Alejandro Adorno, Pharm.D. ('11)
  • Marquita Belen, M.D., associate professor, Family and Community Medicine
  • John Boltri, M.D., FAAFP, professor and chair, Family and Community Medicine
  • Darcie Flower, senior executive director of operations, College of Medicine
  • Miranda Galleher, rising fourth-year pharmacy student
  • Greg Koman, program coordinator, Office of Graduate Education
  • Heather O'Leary, assistant professor of Integrative Medical Sciences
  • Fayez Safadi, Ph.D., professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology
  • NEOMED alumna Natalie Rine, Pharm.D. ('13)
  • Brienne Seekford, CAA, assistant program director, Master of Medical Science in Anesthesia program
  • Matthew Smith, Ph.D., assistant professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Andrew Sullivan, student, Master of Medical Science in Anesthesia program
  • Jesse Young, Ph.D., professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology
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