What has been a very nice summer officially ends tonight with the fall
The Executive Committee had a special guest at its meeting last Tuesday: Liz Concordia, president
For those who haven’t yet had a chance to meet and hear Liz Concordia, she is holding a physician gathering on Thursday, Sept. 25, beginning at 5 p.m. in the Anschutz Inpatient 2 Conference Center. I encourage you to go if you can.
Nominations for the 2015-2016 Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Fellowship are now being accepted. ELAM’S yearlong program develops the professional and personal skills needed to lead and manage in today’s complex health care environment, with special attention to the particular challenges facing women faculty in leadership positions. More than 700 women leaders have participated in the program since its inception in 1995. The University of Colorado has been represented in each fellowship class for the past eight years. Nominations, including a CV and a short letter of interest, are due to CJKlingler@ucdenver.edu by Tuesday, Oct. 7.
The Health Acceleration Challenge is seeking applications through Monday, Sept. 29. This is an opportunity to share ideas that have the potential to improve health care delivery. The goal of the program is to help move good ideas faster into the health care marketplace. Sponsored by the Forum on Health Care Innovation, which is a collaboration between Harvard Business School and Harvard Medical School, the program seeks ideas that improve quality and reduce costs. The finalists will be invited to an invitation-only conference in April 2015 and will split a $150,000 award.
A major report from the Institute of Medicine, “Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences near the End of Life,” was released last week. The report finds that improving quality and availability of medical and social services for patients and their families could enhance
Dan Theodorescu, MD,
The CU Cancer Center is also celebrating a bequest that will support research and we celebrate with them. Benefactor Sandra “Sandy” Saffer made bequest gifts that will result in at least $2.7 million to create new positions and fund new projects here on the Anschutz Medical Campus. Prior to this
Congratulations to James Borgstede, MD, professor of radiology, who was installed earlier this month as president of the International Society of Radiology.
The School of Medicine was well represented earlier this month at the Alliance of Academic Internal Medicine meeting in Washington, D.C., with at least 18 faculty members attending and/or making presentations. Rita Lee, MD, course director of the LEADS (Leadership Education Advocacy Development Scholarship) track, and Diana Mancini, MD, associate program director of the internal medicine residency, were highlighted during the final plenary session. It is always rewarding to hear our faculty members are recognized by peers for their innovative approaches to education.
The School of Medicine’s website has a new look today. We've eliminated the blue background and replaced it with a white design. This change affects all School of Medicine websites. Please report any problems to Michael.G.Miller@ucdenver.edu.
Finally, last week, while I was in Japan, several of us who were attending the International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect meetings took an afternoon to visit Hiroshima. It was an extraordinarily sobering experience. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park with its monuments and shrines, the still-standing prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall, which was right under the atomic bomb blast, and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum leave one without words. As an American walking through room after room of the remnants and relics of the people including hundreds of Japanese school children who died that morning gives new meaning to feeling self-conscious. The museum does point out that Japan was the aggressor in World War II by bombing Pearl Harbor on Dec. 8, 1941, and that U.S. officials considered using the bomb the best of four difficult alternatives to try to end a very long war.
It is good to be home.
Have a good week,
Richard D. Krugman, MD
Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and
Dean, School of Medicine
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