I was on the road again this past week, so I had to compress several meetings into the two days I was here. On Monday, I met with the Departments of Immunology and Cell and Developmental Biology to discuss the proposed reorganization of basic sciences and on Wednesday met with most of the clinical chairs to discuss the proposed reorganization of the governance of our clinical practice. All three meetings were successful, I thought, in allowing broad input into our thinking and process. This week, I will meet with the Departments of Microbiology and Pharmacology as well as all the basic science chairs.
Tuesday morning, I drove to Aspen to have lunch with the leadership team of the Department of Psychiatry at their annual retreat. The drive over Independence Pass in the morning and back through Glenwood Canyon in the afternoon bookended a nice discussion about the Department of Psychiatry’s role in our educational, research and clinical missions. I arrived in Aspen just
Thursday morning, I welcomed a large group interested in carbon-ion radiation technology at a two-day meeting organized by our colleagues from the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Studies at Colorado State University. I previously met some of the visitors, who were from the Japan National Institute of Radiological Sciences and from industry, on a trip to Japan earlier this year. I hoped to be present for most of the two-day meeting here, but left that morning to fly to Charleston, SC, where I attended a meeting of the Blue Ridge Academic Health Group on behalf of Vice President for Health Affairs Lilly Marks. She had been invited to describe the evolution of our involvement with
The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) has long benefited from the leadership of physicians from our School. Paul Bunn Jr., MD, professor of medicine, and Fred Hirsch, MD,
Dan Theodorescu, MD,
5280 magazine published its annual list of “Top Docs” and, as usual, our faculty members are well represented. Out of 334 physicians listed in the August issue of the magazine, 135 are
Colorado Public Radio featured an interview with Tom Campbell, MD, professor of medicine, about an effort to rebuild the health system in Zimbabwe, which collapsed during a decade of economic and political strife. It’s a terrific story that reminds us again that the School of Medicine’s reach extends far beyond this corner of Colorado.
The Academy of Medical Educators is providing online training for all members of the Anschutz Medical Campus with a faculty or clinical instructor designation. The modules cover teaching, career issues
Finally, we were wandering around Cherry Creek on Saturday and stopped by the “Robert Anderson Gallery.” We mentioned last month that Bob is working part-time helping us with the preparation for our next Liaison Committee on Medical Education accreditation in 2016. He has opened a gallery on East Third Avenue near Columbine Street where he has a terrific collection of his and other artists’ photographs. There is a lot to see and he is a great tour guide.
Have a good week,
Richard D. Krugman, MD
Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and
Dean, School of Medicine
"What’s Going On Here" is an email news bulletin from Richard Krugman, MD, Dean of the CU School of Medicine, that is distributed to inform University of Colorado School of Medicine faculty members about issues pertaining to the School’s mission of education, research, clinical care and community service. See the UCH-Insider →
If you would like to receive these emails directly, please contact Cheryl.Welch@ucdenver.edu.