Dean's Weekly Message

September 13, 2021

Dear colleague: 

To ensure compliance with the University of Colorado’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement, all employees are required to complete a vaccination verification form. The form was due September 1. Employees who have not completed the form will be notified that their badge access to University buildings and to our parking lots will be turned off on Friday, September 17. If you have not yet filled out the form, do it now. The campus has posted a vaccine verification webpage that details the process. 

John Moore has been named associate dean for administration and finance for the School of Medicine effective September 1. John has served in several leadership roles for the past 11 years on the Anschutz Medical Campus. Most recently, he has been director of financial operations for the School of Medicine. John provides expertise in finance and operations and a thoughtful approach to problem-solving. We welcome him to this important leadership role. 

Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH, professor of medicine and director of the CU Center for Bioethics and Humanities, has been named to the Board on Health Sciences Policy of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The board oversees and guides a program of activities that is intended to encourage and sustain the continuous vigor of the basic biomedical and clinical research enterprises needed to ensure and improve the health and resilience of the public. 

Jane E.B. Reusch, MD, professor of medicine and associate director of the Ludeman Family Center for Women’s Health Research, has been named the recipient of the Endocrine Society’s Outstanding Mentor Award. This award recognizes a career commitment to mentoring and a significant positive impact on mentees’ education and career. Jane, who continues to mentor pre-doctoral and postdoctoral fellows, has mentored 77 trainees through her research program. She also directs the University of Colorado Pilot and Feasibility Program to fund diabetes researchers. 

The CU Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education is organizing its annual One Book One Campus events. This year’s book is “Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love and So Much More” by Janet Mock. In the memoir, Mock describes her life as a transgender woman from childhood to adulthood. Activities for the One Book One Campus program will include book clubs, movie nights featuring “Ma Vie en Rose” and the documentary “United in Anger: A History of ACT UP,” and a panel discussion with members of the LGBTQ+ community. Follow the Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education’s website for details. 

National Postdoc Appreciation Week begins Monday, September 20. The week of recognition was established in 2009 by the National Postdoctoral Association to honor contributions that postdoctoral fellows make in scientific discovery and improving human health. Our training programs are fortunate to have many talented fellows, so take a moment to thank them for their outstanding contributions. The local chapter listed details of its events on the campus calendar

EndCAN is holding a walk around the Anschutz Medical Campus on Sunday, September 19. Registration for the Walk Together Colorado fundraiser event is at 9 a.m., with the walk beginning at 10 a.m. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. there will be music, speakers, and food trucks. EndCAN is the National Foundation to End Child Abuse and Neglect, which was founded by Richard Krugman, MD, Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and former Dean of the School of Medicine, and Lori Poland, a survivor of childhood abuse whose care team included Dick. EndCAN is holding walks in Dallas on September 25 and Columbus, Ohio, on October 10. 

The July-August 2021 newsletter of the Child Health Research Enterprise has been posted. If you need assistance accessing the newsletter, contact

The Office of Medical Education in the School of Medicine is seeking candidates for assistant director of the Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education for the School of Medicine MD program. The School of Medicine MD program’s assistant director will collaborate with assistant directors from other schools, colleges, and programs at CU Anschutz to build, execute, evaluate, and refine the interprofessional education curriculum that is delivered to students on campus. This assistant director also will work with assistant deans of the MD program to ensure optimal integration of the interprofessional education curriculum into the four-year medical school curriculum.  Applicants for this 0.2 FTE position must have an MD or DO degree and a current appointment in the CU School of Medicine. The job description and application instruction are posted on the CU Careers website. Application review begins Monday, September 20, and the position will remain open until filled. For questions, contact Wendy Madigosky, MD, at

The School of Medicine has relaunched its web site highlighting research core facilities. These core facilities provide technical and consultative services that are intended to elevate the quality of the overall research enterprise on the Anschutz Medical Campus. The page includes links to 46 core labs, from the Allergy and Clinical Immunology Core to Structural Biology: X-Ray Crystallography. The Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs office plans to begin a bi-monthly seminar series in October highlighting the services provided by the individual research core facilities.

Have a good week,

John J. Reilly, Jr., MD
Richard D. Krugman Endowed Chair
Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and
Dean, School of Medicine

The Dean’s weekly message is an email news bulletin from John J. Reilly, Jr., MD, Dean of the CU School of Medicine, that is distributed to inform University of Colorado School of Medicine faculty members, staff, students and others about issues pertaining to the School’s mission of education, research, clinical care and community service.  See the UCH-Insider →


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