Introducing the WLA Class of 2014
Robert W. Woodruff, the namesake and greatest benefactor of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center, was fond of saying, "There is no way that any organization or individual, at any stage of its life, can sit back, rest on its laurels, and be content to collect the rewards already won. You grow or you deteriorate." Today we celebrate what would have been Mr. Woodruff's 124th birthday, and I can think of no better way to honor his memory than by introducing a group of people who strongly embody his commitment to personal and professional growth: the Woodruff Leadership Academy (WLA) 2014 fellows.
The selection process for this intensive, five-month leadership program is rigorous, and those selected as WLA Fellows represent some of the most promising leaders within the Woodruff Health Sciences Center. Launched in 2003, WLA develops managerial and technical expertise, as well as the interpersonal, communications, and presentation skills necessary to meet the challenges of the rapidly changing landscape in research, education, and health care.
Congratulations and best of luck to the WLA Class of 2014 as they help the Woodruff Health Sciences Center carry on Mr. Woodruff's proud legacy.
S. Wright Caughman, MD