I am writing this message as usual on a Sunday afternoon, but this time, it’s at the conclusion of the nicest weekend I may have ever had – other than the ones that featured marriages in our family. The Bow Tie
Nichole Zehnder, MD, assistant dean for admissions, reported last week that we had 7,000 applicants for the class of 184 MD students who will matriculate at the School of Medicine next summer. That’s a 5 percent increase in applications from the previous year. That’s a remarkable number of applicants and a reminder that maintaining our commitment to academic excellence is a virtuous cycle.
Each year the Colorado Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program Office at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus hosts a health screening booth at the National Western Stock Show in January. The program expects to offer more than 3,000 health screenings during this year’s stock show, which runs from Jan. 10-25, 2015. AHEC needs 350 volunteers to cover all days and shifts. All faculty, staff
An auction of art and sculpture from Zimbabwe will be held Tuesday, Dec. 2, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Fulginiti Pavilion for Bioethics and Humanities. The auction supports the University of Zimbabwe AIDS Research Center, where faculty and staff from our Division of Infectious Diseases have consulted over the years. During the past decade, the ZATA (Zimbabwe AIDS Treatment Assistance) Project has raised more than $300,000 for AIDS medications, staffing support at the AIDS Research Center and other improvements. The artwork for the auction will be displayed in the Fulginiti’s art gallery prior to the auction. You can register to attend the auction at the ZATA Project website.
The Foundations of Doctoring Curriculum (FDC) is seeking applicants for the associate director for physical exam position. This 25 percent position requires a faculty appointment and a doctoral-level degree. The position develops and administers physical exam curriculum for first- and second-year medical students and will be responsible for integrating that curriculum with the overall FDC. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and CV by Friday, Nov. 21, to Tina Roquemore, FDC Coordinator.
I also must pass along some sad news. Marion Downs died last Thursday. Marion became the School of Medicine’s first director of audiology in 1959 and was a distinguished professor emerita. Family and friends are planning a memorial service and I will pass along the details when they are available.
Have a good (and warmer) week,
Richard D. Krugman, MD
Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and
Dean, School of Medicine
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