Chancellor Don Elliman and I joined a group of civic leaders from Colorado in Washington, D.C., last week at the Colorado Capital Conference 2015, where we met with elected leaders in the Colorado delegation and received remarks from Ernest Moniz, secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, and Denis McDonough, the White House Chief of Staff, U.S. Sens. Cory Booker, Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell, and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The events, organized by officials at Colorado Mesa University and the University of Colorado, were a worthwhile opportunity for us to share news from the Anschutz Medical Campus and to hear from national officials about their top priorities.
While we were in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on Friday submitted a plan to Congress that the VA says will allow for the completion of construction on the VA hospital complex adjacent to the Anschutz Medical Campus. The plan outlined by the VA reallocates funding and delays construction of a community living center and the post-traumatic stress rehabilitation program facility. The proposal is contingent on approval by Congress, so we should expect to hear much more about this proposal before it is resolved.
Congratulations to Robert Friesen, MD, professor of anesthesiology and vice chair of the section of pediatric anesthesiology, who was awarded
Paul Mintken, PT, DPT, was honored last week at the American Physical Therapy Association conference, receiving the Dorothy E. Baethke-Eleanor J. Carlin Award for Excellence in Academic Teaching. Congratulations to Paul on receiving this award.
The Boettcher Foundation Board of Trustees announced last Thursday its 2015 class of Boettcher Investigators in the Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards program. There are six new Boettcher Investigators, including three from the Anschutz Medical Campus. As part of the program, each Boettcher Investigator will receive a grant of $225,000 to cover up to three years of biomedical research activity. The three Anschutz Medical Campus recipients are James Costello,
Richard Schulick, MD, chair
Another exhibition, “Women and Children First” by Natalie Kutner, will be on display at the Fulginiti Pavilion for Bioethics and Humanities with an opening reception on Friday, June 19, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Curator Simon Zalkind and Lanny DeVuono, associate professor of art at University of Colorado Denver, will deliver remarks beginning at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The art will be on display through Thursday, Aug. 13. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The main reception area for the Dean’s office on the first floor of Building 500 will be closed due to a window installation project from Tuesday, June 9, to Thursday, June 11. The contractor will be sealing the suite – Room E1354 – to contain varnish fumes and will be exhausting air from that office to the outside. If you need to reach Chief of Staff Terri Carrothers, she will be available through email or by phone. School of Medicine Communications Director Mark Couch also will be available by email or cell phone, 303-596-1242. Signs will be posted to help guide business colleagues and visitors to where they can get assistance.
Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH, director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities, and two colleagues wrote
Have a good week,
John J. Reilly, Jr., MD
Richard D. Krugman Endowed Chair
Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and
Dean, School of Medicine
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