At the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) annual meeting earlier this month, M. Roy Wilson, MD, president of Wayne State University and chair of the AAMC Board of Directors and former chancellor for the CU Denver and Anschutz Medical Campus, offered plenary session remarks that called on listeners to focus on the pursuit of truth. “In this time of ‘fake news,’ ‘alternative facts,’ and overall distrust of science among some, there cannot be any daylight between medicine and truth. Truth must be the primary driver for our biomedical research, must form the basis for our patient-doctor relationships, must guide what we teach our learners of medicine.” His address and talks by others, including Anita Hill, JD, are posted on the AAMC website.
The Fourth National Climate Assessment was published last Friday and two of our faculty are listed among the authors of a chapter in the 1,656-page report. Jay Lemery, MD, associate professor of emergency medicine, and Cecilia Sorensen, MD, faculty fellow, are authors, with co-authors from other institutions, of Chapter 23, “Southern Great Plains.” The report was mandated by Congress and it presents warnings of the consequences of climate change for the United States. The report focuses on
Over the Thanksgiving weekend, two faculty members published a guest commentary in the Denver Post addressing a recent tweet by the NRA that recommended telling “self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane” when it comes to firearms issues. Emmy Betz, MD, MPH, associate professor of emergency medicine, and Catherine Velopulos, MD, MHS, associate professor of surgery, explained that preventing injury and death is a cause everyone should support. “Yes, #ThisIsOurLane – but by “our,” we mean all of us,” they wrote. “Healthcare providers and patients, gun owners
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The Colorado Area Health Education Center program is seeking Anschutz Medical Campus volunteers to staff a booth at the National Western Stock Show in January. Each year, volunteers from our campus provide free health screenings for adults and children attending the stock show. Students and clinical and non-clinical faculty are needed as volunteers. The screenings include blood pressure, blood glucose, vision, balance, and oral health. The National Western Stock Show draws more than 700,000 attendees and it is a major opportunity for our School to show how we support our entire state. Volunteers sign up for four-hour shifts. For more information, contact Cindy Armstrong at 303-724-8927 or Cynthia.Armstrong@ucdenver.edu.
The School of Medicine is seeking nominations for the 2019 Medical Alumni Association Awards. The Medical Alumni Association recognizes alumni for service and commitment to the practice of medicine with the Silver and Gold Award, Distinguished Achievement Award, Humanitarian Award, and the Richard Krugman Award for Distinguished Service. To submit a nomination or for more information, visit medschool.ucdenver.edu/alumniawards or contact the Office of Alumni
Have a good week,
John J. Reilly, Jr., MD
Richard D. Krugman Endowed Chair
Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and
Dean, School of Medicine
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