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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 23, 2012) – Annette Campbell, director of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences' Score 1 for Health, was one of 29 professionals to become a recent graduate of the Kansas City cohort of Ladder to Leadership.
Ladder to Leadership is a 16-month extensive leadership training program designed to develop the next generation of community health leaders. It is sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, implemented by the Center for Creative Leadership, and funded locally by the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City. Kansas City is one of eight cities selected to participate.According to Campbell, the commitment involved intense learning sessions and reflection on her own leadership style, leadership management and group dynamics to achieve goals."I have learned that being a leader is not a title, rather it is something one practices, believes in, and aspires to daily, regardless of rank and order," Campbell said. "I have been humbled by the opportunity to receive this intense training and I believe it will have a long-lasting impact on my leadership development."About Score 1 for HealthScore 1 for Health is a community outreach program integrated into the medical curriculum at KCUMB. Each year, KCUMB medical students, with physician instructor supervision, conduct free health screenings for more than 13,000 elementary school children. The screenings are designed to detect any physical problems early in the child’s development so that he or she does not fall behind classmates because of illness or the inability to see, hear or concentrate.About KCUMBKansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences is a fully accredited, private university, with a College of Biosciences and a College of Osteopathic Medicine. Founded in 1916, its College of Osteopathic Medicine is the oldest medical school in Kansas City, Mo., and the largest in the state.
Category: Research, Outreach
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