On Tuesday, May 2, the University hosted a reception at Fulginiti Pavilion to honor members of the faculty who have served for 25 years. I would like to thank the many talented faculty members who were recognized at the event. At the ceremony, Chancellor Don Elliman presented the faculty with commemorative medallions and said: “Our faculty—your talent—makes this place what it is. Over the last 25 years, you have revolutionized the field of healthcare. Only 18 years ago, virtually everything here today, except for Building 500, didn’t exist.
Suzanne Brandenburg, MD, professor of medicine, has been accepted into the 2017-18 class of fellows for the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program. Suzanne is the second participant accepted into the program this year. Last month, the School of Medicine was notified that Margaret Wierman, MD, professor of medicine, had been accepted into the program and we received notice of Suzanne’s acceptance last week. The School of Medicine is fortunate to have many alumnae of this year-long fellowship for women faculty in schools of medicine, dentistry and public health. ELAM, a core program of the Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, is dedicated to developing the professional and personal skills required to lead and manage in today’s health care environment, with special attention to the challenges facing women in leadership positions.
David Bekelman, MD, associate professor of medicine and a physician at the VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, is one of the recipients of the Dean’s Masters Mentoring award from the Graduate School. The awards are selected by a committee of previous winners and are based on letters of nomination by students. Awardees are recognized at the Graduate School graduation ceremony.
The third annual Junior Faculty Career Promotion Retreat is scheduled at 8 a.m. Friday, June 2, in the Krugman Conference Hall. This retreat will focus on key aspects of departmental and university-wide promotions and tenure issues and will provide a mock promotions review forum. Topics that will be covered include common misconceptions about promotion and tenure, how the promotions committee evaluates faculty, and issues affecting promotions at the departmental and university levels. RSVP online or SOM.JuniorRetreat@ucdenver.edu.
The Student Promotions Committee is seeking applicants to fill two vacancies effective July 1. This committee is composed of seven members representing clinical and basic science departments, one alumnus in community practice and one fourth-year medical student, as well as non-voting members including the Assistant Deans for Student Life, Associate Dean for Student Advocacy, and other education specialists. The committee meets five times per academic year for two hours each meeting (typically Wednesday afternoons), as well as emergency meetings as needed. Terms are for three years, with the option to serve a second three-year term. Faculty members who
Condolences to the family, friends
A memorial celebration in honor of Henry Claman, MD, Distinguished Professor of the University of Colorado, will be Wednesday, May 10, Fulginiti Pavilion for Bioethics and Humanities, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Henry’s enduring legacy of scientific and humanistic accomplishment will be recognized at this public tribute. Organizers ask for RSVPs if you plan to attend: firstname.lastname@example.org, 303-724-7198 or email@example.com, 303-724-7193.
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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