On Wednesday, I gave my 22nd and last State of the School address, “Don’t Think It Hasn’t Been Fun,” with a full summary of our great progress during the past year and some reflections on the last 24 years. I even answered the occasional question I get about how I could have done this for so long. The secret: you can find the top ten reasons on the slides we’ve posted on our website. There is also an article summarizing the address and Facts & Figures 2014, which is our annual report for the School of Medicine.
We will gather to celebrate our school on Nov. 15 at the Bow Tie Ball and it seems like many of you are as excited as I am about the gala. We are just about sold out of tickets to the event with about two weeks to go. If you are interested in getting on a wait list, please send an email to SOM.BowTieBall@ucdenver.edu.
Congratulations to Andrea Steck, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics, who received the American Diabetes Association Thomas R. Lee Award for her ADA-funded research project, “Determinants of
Many thanks to Kirsten Broadfoot,
Congratulations to Deb Seymour, PsyD, associate professor of family medicine, who is our new Foundations of Doctoring Curriculum (FDC) associate director for communications. Deb brings 17 years of familiarity with the FDC communication curriculum as well as 22 years of experience in communication skills training for residents and practicing physicians. We are excited for her leadership in this role and for the ongoing development of the program. For more information about communication coaching opportunities, please contact email@example.com.
Carol Okada, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics, has been named
The Health Sciences Library is celebrating the 500th anniversary of the birth of physician and anatomist Andreas Vesalius on Wednesday, Nov. 19, from noon to 2 p.m. in the Library’s Reading Room. Gabriel Finkelstein,
I received a friendly invitation last week from Mike Glode, MD, professor of medicine, to grow a mustache during the month of November to raise awareness for men’s health issues like prostate cancer. It’s for a cause called “Movember.” While I will root for the University of Colorado Cancer Center’s team, I must decline for the second year in a row the invitation to grow a mustache myself. If you want to show support for Mike and the rest of the Cancer Center team, you can sign up at the Movember website.
Have a good week,
Richard D. Krugman, MD
Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and
Dean, School of Medicine
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