Suddenly it is fall: There was snow above 12,000 feet last week, the last
We celebrated the President’s Medical Scholars on Aug. 27 and the University Physicians, Inc., (UPI) Scholars on Sept. 4. It’s always gratifying at the beginning of the academic year to see these bright students who are here eager to learn and who are already making great contributions to our community. These scholarships are essential to our efforts to reach a diverse group of students who otherwise might not be able to pursue their dreams of medical school. We appreciate the generosity of the University President’s office and of UPI in supporting these scholars.
Liz Concordia, president and CEO of University of Colorado Health, will hold a physician gathering on Thursday, Sept. 25, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., in the Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion Conference Center. This event will be an excellent opportunity to meet Liz and hear from the new leader of the health system. Her first official day on the job was last Tuesday, but she’s been working since UCHealth announced her hiring last spring. We are fortunate to have her here and we’re looking forward to working with her.
Dan Theodorescu, MD,
I am happy to announce that Marian Rewers, MD,
We have also completed the leadership transition in the School’s programs conducting health outcomes research. Allison Kempe, MD, MPH, professor of pediatrics, who has done an excellent job leading the Children’s Outcomes Research program, will head ACCORDS – the Adult and Child Center for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science – a newly formed umbrella over our outcomes research programs. Edward Havranek, MD, professor of medicine (cardiology), will lead the Colorado Health Outcomes program while continuing to practice at Denver Health Medical Center. Allison and Ed have been accomplished leaders and we are pleased that they will be working together to advance these programs that are crucial in providing high-quality cost-effective medicine.
Congratulations to Amy Gannon, who has been named
Deepak Srivastava, MD, director of the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease and professor of pediatrics and biochemistry and biophysics at University of California-San Francisco, will be delivering the annual Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr., MD Lecture on Friday, Sept. 19, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Mt. Oxford Auditorium at Children’s Hospital Colorado. This Lectureship is sponsored by the Department of Pediatrics and the School of Medicine. Srivastava’s presentation is “Cardiac Reprogramming: From Developmental Biology to Regeneration.” The Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr., MD, Medical Student Award will also be presented at the luncheon to Francesca Alvarez-Calderon,
The School of Medicine, University Physicians, Inc., and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) are launching an initiative called the Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program (CUSP) to further strengthen patient safety efforts within the adult health practice. CUSP is a structured framework to get care teams to communicate more effectively and learn together. The goal is to create 10 teams this fall. Information about CUSP itself can be found at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality website. Those interested in participating should write two paragraphs about your interdisciplinary team and how CUSP will aid in reaching improvement goals and send them to Tatyana.Popkova@UCHealth.org by Monday, Sept. 22.
CU Mini Med School is the School of Medicine’s first “massive open online course” or MOOC. Everyone is invited to join the course, which is hosted on Canvas
There’s also a Mini
The Anschutz Medical Campus is featured in the current issue of Colorado Biz magazine. It’s a good read and worth checking out.
Finally, the third annual Jules Amer Lectureship happened at Children’s Hospital last Friday. Martin Blaser, MD, professor of medicine and microbiology at New York University and a former resident,
Have a good week,
Richard D. Krugman, MD
Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and
Dean, School of Medicine
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