I was supposed to be writing this email from Philadelphia where the Association of American Medical Colleges is having its annual meeting, but I never made the trip, so I am sitting here at home, having just watched the Kansas City Chiefs win again. Being home gave me some time to get the snow tires on my car because I may need them tomorrow if the chronic weather hype comes true this time.
More importantly, being home this weekend allowed me to attend the memorial service for Chancellor Emeritus James Shore, MD, which was held downtown Saturday afternoon and brought together several hundred people, all of whom had some connection to Jim. It was a really nice hour-and-a-quarter session featuring two film clips and five speakers. Jim’s son Jay hosted the event. I was glad I could be there.
Earlier in the week, the Medical Alumni Association hosted a reception at the Clyfford Still Museum. Nearly 150 alumni and their guests heard Curt Freed, MD, professor of medicine, tell the story of how the museum came to Denver and his role in getting it here. It was a very enjoyable and interesting evening.
One of the events I missed the previous week because I was out of town at the Children’s Hospital Colorado board retreat was the
We are seeking applications for the position of Senior Associate Dean for Education. The Senior Associate Dean for Education serves as strategic and policy advisor to the faculty and Dean and is responsible for leading the School of Medicine’s education enterprise. This is a 0.5 FTE position. Applicants should have substantial administrative experience including responsibility for budgets and personnel. A senior faculty appointment in the School of Medicine is required. Applications are due by Friday, Nov. 15. Details are available online.
Lilly Marks, vice president of health affairs for the University of Colorado, gave her State of the Campus address last Wednesday, outlining challenges facing our institution and academic medical centers across the country in an era of constrained funding from federal grant-making agencies. She said the university needs to look at other opportunities to protect our standing as a leading research institution. She also urged us to consider ways to provide leadership on improving the health status of citizens in the community that surrounds us and around the state. Her thoughtful speech is summarized here with a link to the slides from her presentation.
The deadline for nominations for the Steven Fadul Award is Friday, Nov. 15. The award honors contributions of professional research assistants or staff in comparable positions in the School of Medicine. Nominees should show initiative in expanding the scope of their work and by mentoring trainees. Nomination letters should be sent to Fadul.Award@ucdenver.edu.
Giridhar Mallya, MD, MHSP, director of policy and planning for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, is scheduled to deliver the John Sbarbaro Memorial Lecture in Public Health at
Have a good week,
Richard D. Krugman, MD
Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and
Dean, School of Medicine
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