The University of Colorado Board of Regents met on the Anschutz Medical Campus on Monday and Tuesday last week and it was a good opportunity to showcase some of the outstanding work done here. On Monday, Robin Shandas,
The Aspen Ideas Festival’s Spotlight Health event this past Thursday through Saturday was sponsored in part by the School of Medicine and by our partners on the Anschutz Medical Campus, including the Chancellor’s office, University of Colorado Health and Children’s Hospital Colorado. One of the highlights was a powerhouse panel of Lilly Marks, the University’s vice president of health affairs, Liz Concordia, president and CEO of UCHealth and Jena Hausmann, president
Congratulations to Perry Dickinson, MD, professor of family medicine, on the recently awarded three-year, $14.8 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to establish EvidenceNOW Southwest. The effort will recruit and engage 260 small, independent primary care practices to use the latest medical evidence to improve the heart health of people throughout Colorado and New Mexico.
Congratulations to Erik Wallace, MD, associate dean for School of Medicine branch in Colorado Springs, on receiving the John A. Benson Jr., MD Professionalism Article Prize from the ABIM Foundation, a nonprofit arm of the American Board of Internal Medicine. Erik’s article, “Hospital Relationships with Direct-to-Consumer Screening Companies,” appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association last September. In the article, Erik and his co-authors urge direct-to-consumer screening companies and hospitals to provide evidence for tests and treatments they offer. They also suggest that hospitals publicly disclose their relationships with such companies.
The Department of Emergency Medicine has announced that Anne Libby,
Congratulations to two members of the Department of Pathology for recent recognition from their peers:
Mark Nehler, MD, Professor of Surgery, Vascular Surgery Section Chief, Surgery Residency Director, was recently cited in the New England Journal of Medicine for his work as a steering committee member on a multicenter trial of drug-coated balloon therapy for occlusive disease in the lower extremities. The findings allowed the balloons to be approved by the FDA and are now in use in the U.S. for patients diagnosed with lower extremity arterial occlusive disease.
Last week’s email included the incorrect year when third-year medical students in the school’s branch in Colorado Springs begin clinical rotations. They will start in 2016.
Have a safe and happy July Fourth holiday,
John J. Reilly, Jr., MD
Richard D. Krugman Endowed Chair
Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and
Dean, School of Medicine
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