Last Wednesday, UCHealth unveiled a new logo and several services that are designed to change the interaction between the health system and its patients and their families. UCHealth said it was updating its website, rolling out a new mobile app, and announcing a partnership with Uber to provide patients with easier transportation options. The improvements also include virtual visits, online scheduling and more transparency of medical record information. In announcing the changes, UCHealth President and CEO Liz Concordia said: “Health care remains a step behind many other industries when it comes to putting people – our patients – first. We must adapt and innovate to improve this experience. Anyone can shop online,
The School of Medicine last Thursday evening hosted the fourth annual Minority Scholars Second Look Reception at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library in Denver. This year’s event attracted a record turnout of more than 100 attendees and the atmosphere among trainees and recruits was positive and energetic. Programs represented included Emergency Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medicine and Pediatrics. This event is critical to our efforts to recruit a talented, diverse class of residents to our Graduate Medical Education program. I would like to thank those who joined us, including Elbra Wedgeworth, chief government and community relations officer at Denver Health, Mario Harding, MHA, associate chief operating officer at Denver Health, Sasha Andrews, MD, representing the Mile High Medical Society, and Brandi Freeman, MD, representing
The School’s Academy of Medical Educators hosted its fifth annual Education Scholarship & Innovation Symposium last Tuesday, Jan. 31, featuring a keynote address by Jed Gonzalo, MD, assistant professor of medicine and public health sciences at the Penn State University College of Medicine. The fifth anniversary marked the highest number of peer-reviewed posters and oral presentations, with 59 oral and poster presenters and five poster award winners. Our Academy of Medical Educators offers an opportunity for students, residents, faculty
The Colorado Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI) last week emailed a survey to about 1,100 faculty users of CCTSI-funded resources (Clinical Translational Research Centers, Technology Cores, Biostatics Core, etc.) asking for publications and grants information associated with
The Physical Therapy Program has published an online newsletter that recaps the accomplishments of faculty, staff, students and the overall program in 2016. A key milestone was the graduation of the first class to complete the new physical therapy curriculum, which includes a yearlong internship. The newsletter also reports that Physical Therapy Program’s scholarship and endowment funds reached $1 million due to the efforts of the program’s Scholarship and Endowment Advisory Board and with significant contributions from alumni and community partners.
Thomas Jansson, MD,
The Provost’s Office has issued a call for nominations for the Joseph Addison Sewall Award and the Florence Rena Sabin Award. These awards will be presented at this year’s Anschutz Medical Campus commencement ceremony on Friday, May 26, 8:30 a.m. The Joseph Addison Sewall Award is given in the name of the first President of the University of Colorado. The award is given to a current or former member of the faculty or staff of the Anschutz Medical Campus who
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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