The blizzard of holiday events is winding down, although I missed three of them this past weekend after being ravaged by whatever the virus of the week is. It seems to have peaked as I write this late Sunday afternoon, but I apologize to anyone I may have infected late last week, which otherwise really was a very nice week.
Friday afternoon, the Department of Pediatrics presented its annual Career Teaching Scholar Awards. The
Then, Friday evening, I attended the holiday gathering for the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, where I presented the fifth annual Steven Fadul Award to Leslie Knaub, who is
The Faculty Senate on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly (33-1) to recommend changing the School of Medicine rules regarding at-will appointments for faculty. The updated rules, which must be approved by the Executive Committee and the School’s executive faculty to take effect, state that associate and full professors who are not tenured will usually receive renewable limited appointments of one, two or three years. The updated rules also direct the Dean’s office, in collaboration with the Faculty Senate and the School’s Executive Committee, to develop guidelines for the use of limited, indeterminate and at-will appointments. My thanks to Nichole Reisdorph,
Three of our faculty wrote a Viewpoint article, “The Implications of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado,” published last week in JAMA. The authors, Andrew Monte, MD, Richard Zane, MD, and Kennon Heard MD,
Congratulations to Amy Brooks-Kayal, MD, professor of pediatrics and neurology, on her election last week as president of the American Epilepsy Society at the group’s annual meeting in Seattle. Amy is the Ponzio Family Chair and chief of pediatric neurology at Children’s Hospital Colorado. She also leads a National Institutes of Health-funded research program focused on the molecular mechanisms underlying epilepsy and the development of new targeted therapies for epilepsy prevention and disease modification.
The Behavioral Health & Wellness Program at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, in partnership with the Colorado Medical Society, has developed a toolkit for physicians regarding the importance of maintaining overall wellness and evidence-based strategies for improving physicians’ individual and workplace well-being. The toolkit contains step-by-step instructions about developing skills for assessing one’s overall wellness and identifying goals to further promote wellness. It also offers low-burden means of assessing readiness to change related to increasing wellness behaviors and evidence-based strategies for improving wellness.
Have a good week
Richard D. Krugman, MD
Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and
Dean, School of Medicine
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