Dr. Elovitz believes strongly in mentoring and sponsoring the next generation of physician-scientists in women’s health. She was program director for the Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship at PENN for 11 years where she developed new curriculum, processes for review, and expanded the fellowship in regards to the number of fellows and the clinical sites where they were able to advance their education. She believes that the future of Women’s Health lies in supporting and integrating physicians and scientists from OBGYN as well as other disciplines. As such, Dr. Elovitz currently mentors faculty in the field of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Neonatology, Reproductive Endocrinology, Psychiatry, Immunology, Pediatric Neurology, Microbiology and Cardiology. To create both horizontal and vertical peer support for women in research, Dr. Elovitz create the Women for Women (W4W) support group at PENN. In addition, to be an instrument of change for racial and gender equity, Dr. Elovitz co-founded, and is the Director, of the Womxn’s Health Collaborative which serves to foster and grown diversity and equity in women’s health. WHC (womxnshealthcollaborative.org)
Co-founded and now directed by Dr. Elovitz.
The mission of the WHC is to empower womxn from diverse backgrounds to succeed and become leaders in science and medicine in the field of women’s health.
Bonney EA, Elovitz MA, Mysorekar IU. Diversity is essential for good science and reproductive science is no different: a response to the recent formulation of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Pregnancy Think-Tank. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Dec;223(6):950-951. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2020.08.012. Epub 2020 Aug 10. PMID: 32791125; PMCID: PMC7416676.