Legislature fetes CMO, inaugural leadership cohort earns stripesPublished on Thursday, May 5, 2016 Published on May 05, 2016 The state legislature honors UMMC's "CMO to know," the first cohort completes the Medical Center's leadership program and dental hygiene students garner national acclaim. Legislature lauds UMMC leader as national 'CMO to know' Mississippi State Sen. Walter Michel, center, presents the House and Senate resolution to Dr. Michael Henderson while Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs, looks on.Dr. Michael Henderson, UMMC's chief medical officer, has been recognized by the Mississippi Legislature as being one of the best in his field.A resolution adopted by both the state House and the state Senate lauds Henderson as an international authority on health-care quality improvement.Henderson was named one of the nation's “100 Hospital and Health System Chief Medical Officers to Know” by Becker's Hospital Review, a source of cutting-edge business and legal information for health-care industry leaders. “It is with great pride that we join the medical community in honoring a colleague who has brought positive recognition to our state's flagship medical center,” the resolution sponsored by seven state senators read. UMMC's Leadership Program graduates first cohort The UMMC Leadership Program Cohort 1 classCohort 1, the UMMC Leadership Program's inaugural group of 56 supervisors, managers and other Medical Center leaders, recently graduated from the 12-month development program.Designed for team members who display leadership skills, knowledge and upward mobility, the program consists of 21 workshops facilitated by Subject Matter Experts and leaders at UMMC. The program offers an array of courses designed to enhance essential workplace skills and knowledge and support organizational and individual performance goals with a focus on the Medical Center's strategic plan.Some of the workshops offered include Strategic Mission and Vision, Talent Management, Project Management, Budgeting, Performance Management and Conflict Management. Participants are nominated by their respective managers or directors in adherence to a specific baseline criteria. Final selection of participants rests with leaders in each department.Cohort 2 is in session and is expected to graduate in August. Cohort 3 will begin later this summer. For more information about the UMMC Leadership Program, email Paula Shelton at firstname.lastname@example.org. DH student receives national scholastic award Rini Patel, a second-year dental hygiene student in the School of Health Related Professions, was awarded the 2015-16 American Dental Association Foundation (ADAF) Scholastic Award.The scholarship is awarded each year to 15 exceptional dental hygiene students across the country. Patel was selected to receive one of the ADAF's $1,000 scholarships. ADHA selects UMMC student for district delegation Caitlyn Page, a first-year dental hygiene student in the School of Health Related Professions, was recently selected as the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) Student Delegate for District VI.Each of the 12 ADHA Districts selects one student delegate; the 12 delegates represent all student members of ADHA. Student delegates attend their respective District Workshops and the ADHA's Center for Lifelong Learning at the organization's Annual Session, which includes all Student Track events and the ADHA's House of Delegates sessions.As District VI Student Delegate, Page will represent all dental hygiene student members of ADHA from Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.