The intensely cold weather this past week has, I hear, not put a damper on the many holiday gatherings that have taken place; I had been invited to six this past weekend alone. We had things going on at our home that precluded our getting to any of them Friday and Saturday, but I (as a trailing spouse) stopped by the University of Colorado Hospital celebration at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. I was particularly sorry to miss the student winter event Friday night.
This past Friday marked the 72nd anniversary of the opening of the new Fitzsimons Army Hospital, or what we now call Building 500 for want of a better name. It was thought to be a boondoggle and a hospital so large it would never be filled, but the events of the next morning (Pearl Harbor) changed both U.S. history and that of this building (at least for the next 55 years).
I will be unable to
Twenty years ago, with the support of the Colorado Trust, we recruited David Olds,
Erik Wallace, MD, will be joining the School of Medicine in January as associate dean for the Colorado Springs branch. Erik is an associate professor and vice chair for education in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Tulsa School of Community Medicine. His experience working in a branch system will be especially valuable as we start our own branch. Among his many duties, he will collaborate with Colorado Springs hospitals, physicians and School of Medicine faculty in recruiting physician preceptors.
I hope many of you can plan to attend the State of the School Address on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 4:30 p.m. in the Hensel Phelps West Auditorium. There will be live broadcasts to Denver Health, National Jewish Health, the VA Medical Center and the University’s downtown campus. Hint: It has been another good year! We will post the slides (and maybe the talk) on our webpage next week.
Have a good week,
Richard D. Krugman, MD
Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and
Dean, School of Medicine
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