What a nice stretch of lovely weather we are enjoying. Years ago, the first two weeks of December used to be the below-freezing, 10-day cold spells. If we are lucky, last month’s cold snap took care of it for this fall.
First, a quick clarification: Last Friday a note came out that Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, would be a holiday for the University of Colorado Denver and Anschutz Medical Campus, except for “faculty and staff providing essential services.” Usually, everyone considers him or herself essential (except when it comes to this type of holiday). If you are a clinician who has clinics scheduled that day at a University of Colorado Hospital or Children’s Hospital Colorado clinic, you are essential and cannot cancel clinics for this holiday. However, you are eligible to take an alternate day of administrative leave later in January.
Last Wednesday, I participated in a community visioning session for our Colorado Springs Branch of the medical school. Liz Concordia, president
The annual Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation Board dinner was Wednesday evening. On Thursday evening, the Kempe Children’s Foundation had a reception where I spoke. And the Medical Student Council had a wonderful party at Coors Field Friday night that I stopped by. Saturday evening, the Orthopedics Holiday Dinner was at the Downtown Renaissance Hotel, which used to be the original Colorado National Bank Building. I stopped by for the reception and marveled at what Bob D’Ambrosia, MD, has done in the 12 years he has been here as department chair, taking it from four
Congratulations to Leslie Knaub, who has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Steven Fadul Award for Professional Research Assistant (PRA) excellence. She was chosen from a strong group of nominees based on her demonstrated excellence in teaching and training students, PRAs and faculty, her mentoring and organizational skills, the breadth of her technical skills and her independence and effectiveness as a manager and leader. The award will be presented at the annual Department of Physiology and Biophysics dinner this coming Friday night.
It is so clear that so much of our success in providing
The Department of Pediatrics will be honoring this year’s Career Teaching Scholars Award recipients on Friday, Dec. 12, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the Mt. Oxford Auditorium at Children’s Hospital Colorado Second Floor Conference Center. A reception in the lobby will immediately follow. This year’s honorees are two clinical
William Goddard, MD, a well-respected and admired clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology, died Dec. 2. Bill was recruited to Denver in 1961 to be director of obstetrics and gynecology at Denver General Hospital and he joined the University’s clinical faculty in 1963. During his illustrious career, Bill trained more than 400 residents and medical students. My condolences go to his friends and family. Details for
We have a bounty of application and presentation deadlines to report:
Enjoy the week, and happy anniversary to Building 500 which was dedicated on December 6, 1941,
Richard D. Krugman, MD
Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and
Dean, School of Medicine
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