Congrats to our Woodruff Leadership Academy Fellows

Emory’s Woodruff Leadership Academy (WLA) combines a program of classroom sessions, off-site team projects, and weekend retreats to motivate professionals and managers within the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center to develop, exercise, and strengthen individual leadership potential. Please join us in congratulating the Department of Medicine’s recent WLA Fellows:

Gina Lundberg, MD

Gina Lundberg, MD
Assistant Professor, Emory Division of Cardiology
Clinical Director, Emory Women’s Heart Center





John Vazquez, MD

John Vazquez, MD
Assistant Professor, Emory Division of Hospital Medicine
Academic Hospitalist, Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital





Nadine Rouphael, MD

Nadine Rouphael, MD
Associate Professor, Emory Division of Infectious Diseases
Site Director, Hope Clinic





The WLA aims to develop proficient, effective leaders within an academic health center by achieving the following objectives:

  • To gain information and understanding of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center’s history, heritage, and current-day structure, Governance and operations – including how the WHSC operates within and interacts with all of Emory University
  • To gain broad understanding of the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center’s long-standing mission, and the current vision and strategic plan
  • To understand the principles, qualities and responsibilities of leadership
  • To model best leadership practices for all industries in the 21st Century
  • To study and understand the specific leadership qualities needed to pursue interdisciplinary and programmatic work relationships in a matrix organization
  • To comprehend, energize, and advance all of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Strategic Plans
  • To build personal awareness for each of the Woodruff Leadership Academy Fellows through testing instruments – self awareness (Birkman) and 360 degree feedback (Voices)
  • To create appreciation for, and expertise within, the teamwork approach to problem solving, planning, and operational implementation
  • To develop strategic thinking capabilities and processes
  • To develop negotiating skills, including conflict resolution techniques
  • To educate WLA Fellows in WHSC and Emory University areas of finance, human resources, communications, marketing, legal, development, and external relations
  • To advance interpersonal proficiencies of an organizational leader
  • To develop effective change agents

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Emory Department of Medicine
Emory Department of Medicine
The Emory University Department of Medicine, within the Emory University School of Medicine, is steeped in a rich tradition of excellence. Through the work of its nine divisions and numerous centers and institutes, the department has pioneered discoveries in medicine, education, scientific and clinical investigation, and clinical care. Emory University School of Medicine's medical school, residency, transitional-year, and fellowship programs offer students the latest knowledge in treatment practices, scientific theories, research, and patient care. The Emory University Department of Medicine is a component of the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University, which includes the Emory schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health; Yerkes National Primate Research Center; Winship Cancer Institute; and Emory Healthcare.

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