Congratulations to Dr. Jill M. Baren on being named an American Council on Education (ACE) fellow for academic year 2018-19. ACE is the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions, representing nearly 1,800 college and university presidents and related associations. The ACE Fellows Program identifies and prepares faculty and staff members for senior positions in college and university administration through a cohort-based mentorship model. Following nomination by the senior administration of their institutions and a rigorous application process, 45 fellows nationally were selected this year. During the placement, fellows observe and work with the president and other senior officers at their host institution, attend decision-making meetings, and focus on issues of interest. Fellows also conduct projects of pressing concern for their home institution and seek to implement their findings upon completion of the fellowship placement.

Jill M. Baren, MD, MBE, FACEP, FAAP, is a professor of Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, and Medical Ethics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She is an attending physician at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, has served in many leadership roles at Penn Medicine and in professional organizations nationally. Her research focuses on informed consent within clinical trials of acute neurological emergencies. She has been principal investigator of the NIH- funded Greater Philadelphia – Southern New Jersey Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trial Network, a regional consortium of 14 hospitals, for the past 12 years. Baren is immediate past chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Penn (and first woman chair), and has served as a consultant to a number of professional and government agencies including the US Food and Drug Administration.

She is currently serving a four-year term as an officer and Executive Committee member, and has been elected president of the American Board of Emergency Medicine. She was the 2017 recipient of the John A. Marx Leadership Award from the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine in honor of her exceptional contributions to the specialty.

Dr. Baren has lectured nationally and internationally and published over 150 peer-reviewed articles, editorials, and book chapters. She co-edited an emergency medicine case-based teaching text, “Emergency Medicine Pearls,” was the senior editor of the textbook “Pediatric Emergency Medicine,” and is an associate editor of Rosen’s Emergency Medicine Textbook, 9th edition. She is a reviewer for multiple scientific journals.

Dr. Baren received her MD degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and her undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Brown University. She holds a Master of Bioethics degree from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently completing an executive MBA degree at the Heller School of Management and Social Policy at Brandeis University.

Congrats Dr. Baren!