Three Faculty Physicians From Medicine Chosen to UNC School of Medicine Leadership Academy

Dr. Saira Sheikh, Dr. Carlton Moore and Dr. Richard Wardrop have been selected to participate in the UNC School of Medicine's Academic Career Leadership Academy in Medicine (ACCLAIM).

Three Faculty Physicians From Medicine Chosen to UNC School of Medicine Leadership Academy click to enlarge This year's ACCLAIM Cohort participate in a group exercise.

(Excerpts republished from the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom)

Congratulations to the department of medicine's Dr. Saira Sheikh, Dr. Carlton Moore, and Dr. Richard Wardrop, selected to participate in the UNC School of Medicine's Academic Career Leadership Academy in Medicine (ACCLAIM). 

  • Dr. Saira Sheikh is Assistant Professor, Director of UNC Rheumatology Lupus Clinic, and Clinical Trials Program at TARC
  • Dr. Carlton Moore is Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Chief for Research and Quality Improvement in the Division of Hospital Medicine
  • Dr. Richard Wardrop is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and Program Director, Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Training Program
Altogether, 12 scholars were chosen for this year's cohort, based on past leadership experience and their potential for greater leadership development.

ACCLAIM is a UNC School of Medicine one-year program that began in 2012. It provides leadership and career development opportunities to faculty members (ACCLAIM Scholars), with an emphasis on those underrepresented in medicine.

The curriculum for ACCLAIM is based, in part, on the model established by the Public Health Leadership Program (PHLP) in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. ACCLAIM's weekly sessions include guest speakers from across the university and span four areas of leadership: personal, team, organization, and population. The program begins with a three-day leadership workshop/retreat that helps scholars to understand the leadership styles and approaches of others as well as themselves.

In addition to the weekly sessions and workshop, one of the central requirements of ACCLAIM is that participants propose an idea that they will work on individually to advance research, strengthen teaching, and improve the health care system. Projects developed by the scholars are designed to span boundaries and connect disciplines at the hospital and medical school; they should also improve efficiency or effectiveness.

For more information about ACCLAIM, please contact Amelia Drake, the Executive Associate Dean for Academic Programs.