Michelle Cardel, Ph.D., M.S., RD, FTOS, an assistant professor in the Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics (HOBI), was recently selected to be a part of the 2019-20 class of the University of Florida Academy for Emerging Leaders.
During the Academy’s nine-month program, participants learn about the structure, governance and culture at UF. The program utilizes the four key elements of UF’s Leadership Model, a model designed for UF administration, including to generate alignment, build trust, cultivate talent, and create and communicate vision.
Cardel is among 14 faculty members selected to participate in this year’s program and hopes to take her experience into her roles at UF and beyond.
“I am excited to apply what I learn, not only to my position with the department, but with the community at large. I’m proud to be an ambassador for the university and am excited to continue to grow as a mentor and leader,” she said.
Cardel is the chair of the Student Recruitment and Admissions Committee at HOBI, an Associate Director of the Center for Integrative Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases, as well as a mentor for UF’s University Minority Mentor Program (UMMP). Her service goes beyond that at University of Florida as she is past-chair of the Obesity Research Interest Section and on the program committee for The Obesity Society. She is a registered dietitian and a member of the American Society for Nutrition and a Fellow of The Obesity Society. Her research at HOBI focuses on understanding factors that contribute to the development of obesity and implementing treatment programs for obesity in underserved populations.