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Posted October 27, 2011
Sylvia Powell Joins Office of Vice Dean of Education Jonathan Ellen, M.D.

Sylvia Powell, M.B.A., has joined All Children's Hospital as Assistant Dean of Administration in the Office of the Vice Dean of Education.  Drawing on more than 35 years of administrative experience in academic medicine, Sylvia will  work with Dr. Jonathan Ellen, Vice Dean and Physician-in-Chief at All Children's  in the academic integration of All Children's Hospital to Johns Hopkins Medicine. The development of a residency program here at ACH will be one of the first steps towards academic integration.  Other steps will involve the development of clinical research, translational research and basic research programs.  During more than 30 years at the University of Miami School of Medicine, Sylvia had several administrative roles. She was Vice Chair of Administration for the Department of Neurology and also held other positions that focused on academic affairs, research administration, professional services and contracting. Sylvia also earned an M.B.A. from the University of Miami.

From 2008-2011, Sylvia was Director of Administration for the Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, part of the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. In this role she was responsible for all research, philanthropic, professional practice and service line operations of the Children's Center, overseeing a $119 million budget.

"Working at the Children's Center was a wonderful experience," says Sylvia. "I had never before seen such total involvement of faculty, staff and families working toward one goal-helping children with cancer." However, strong family ties in Florida led Sylvia to seek new opportunities in her home state. She is pleased to be back in Florida and to take part in expanding the scope of academic medicine at All Children's.

 "From the moment I toured the new hospital I could see that All Children's is a very impressive facility where the needs of the patient are paramount. I'm excited to have the chance to share in the hospital's history. We have an opportunity to create a pediatric residency program that will incorporate innovative approaches to pediatric care, and to help All Children's gain in both national and international prominence."

Sylvia will work closely with Jonathan Ellen, M.D., in the recruitment of faculty who will be based at All Children's. A director of graduate medical education has been appointed and will play a key role in this effort. This team has submitted a proposal for the new residency program to the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education and is in the process of preparing for a potential site visit early next year. The goal is for the first class of residents to enter the new program in July 2013.