The transition from summer to fall here has been very abrupt and incredibly soggy. While the flooding in Aurora has been significant and we have had some outages and road closures to deal with, it has been nothing compared to what has been going on in Boulder, at the CU-Boulder campus
The Faculty Senate met for the first time this academic year on Tuesday with a full agenda. I gave an update on the
Wednesday at noon I had lunch with the first class of the Anesthesiologist Assistant Program, which started this year. It was fun to talk with them about their pioneer efforts on this campus and it reminded me of my first faculty position at our school in 1973 when I worked with the first classes of the Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant program, which now has nearly 1000 graduates.
I drove to Vail Thursday afternoon for the Colorado Hospital Association annual meeting, where I participated in a session on the impact to the state’s health care system of adding 540,000 insured state residents as a result of health care reform. During the drive, just past Idaho Springs, the sun was out periodically and the aspen
Friday the 13th passed uneventfully, and I spent the weekend doing things around the house and watching a little football. If there is a
Next week, there is a lot going on. “
The Department of Psychiatry will conduct its annual violence prevention threat simulation exercise on Thursday, Sept. 19, from noon to 5 p.m. The activity associated with the event will be confined to the second floor of Building 500. The simulation will be conducted by the Anschutz Medical Campus Police with the psychiatry staff.
Pianist Richard Kogan, MD, a psychiatrist affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, will perform works of George Gershwin and share stories about the composer on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. in Education Building II South, Room 1102. The event is free and open to the public, although donations to the Arts and Humanities in Healthcare Program are welcome.
A symposium to honor the scientific contributions of Celia Sladek,
The Anschutz Medical Campus is hosting its first annual Anschutz Block Party on Friday, Sept. 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Bonfils Circle south of Building 500. Food vendors and some of the food trucks we’ve come to know and love on Wednesdays will be there to serve. Music of many flavors will be on tap too: the Aurora Symphony Orchestra, Delta Sonics, the Belle Jar and Dogs in the Yard will be performing.
Finally, I got word that Dale Liechty, MD, a longtime member of the School of Medicine faculty, died last week. Dale was on the Department of Surgery faculty from 1972 until he retired in 1995. His son-in-law, J. Scott Millikan, MD, a surgeon in Billings, Mont., completed his residency here. Dale’s funeral is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 20, at 1 p.m. at Wellshire Presbyterian Church in Denver. Our condolences go out to Dale’s wife, Valerie, and the rest of his family.
Have a good week,
Richard D. Krugman, MD
Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and
Dean, School of Medicine
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