The Dean’s Office received 64 Letters of Intent for the Transformational Research Funding initiative that was announced last month and we have posted those letters online. It is gratifying to see the vision and creativity offered by these letters and we look forward to receiving full applications on Monday, Dec. 7. It is our hope that those with common research interests will work together on a final application. Once the applications are received, reviewers will evaluate them to determine a manageable process that ensures a thorough review of properly submitted applications.
CU President Bruce Benson announced in late September that Dorothy Horrell,
Don Elliman, chancellor of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, and Chad Rusthoven, MD, a 2015 graduated resident of the Department of Radiation Oncology, joined Gov. John Hickenlooper and a delegation from Colorado State University on a tour of the National Institute of Radiological Sciences in Japan on Saturday, Oct. 10. The universities are working together to study whether
The School of Medicine’s Rural Track was featured in an article on the CU System’s webpage. Mark Deutchman, MD, director of the rural track, describes the summer preceptorship as a “formative and inspiring” part of the rural track. During the summer program, students work alongside a rural physician for four to eight weeks and they present their experiences on the Anschutz Medical Campus. While many of us are focused on the work in the laboratories, clinics and classrooms here in Aurora, the presentations are an excellent reminder of the broad and important reach our School has in this state.
This past Tuesday, Oct. 6, Senior Associate Dean for Education Robert Anderson, MD, and I had our first lunch of this academic year with a dozen first- and second-year medical students and heard from them their hopes and concerns about the School. For the most part, the students described having a positive experience so far this year. I’m looking forward to having such lunches with students on a regular, twice-a-month basis.
William Brandenburg, MS-IV, is one of two winners of the inaugural Injury and Violence Student Paper Prize. William’s paper, “Medical Knowledge and Preparedness of Climbers of Colorado’s Fourteen Thousand Foot Peaks,” used data collected in interviews with climbers. His work was done in collaboration with Christopher Davis, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine. The other winner was Dustin Currie, MPH, a doctoral student in epidemiology in the Colorado School of Public Health (CSPH), for his paper, “Epidemiology of Cheerleading Injuries in United States High Schools from 2009/10 through 2013/14.” The awards are sponsored by the CSPH’s Program for Injury Prevention, Education and Research.
Dennis Matthews, MD, and Venu Akuthota, MD, chair and vice chair respectively of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, each gave named lectureships at the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation’s Annual Assembly in Boston. Dennis received the 2014 Gabriella E. Molnar, MD, Pediatric PM&R Lifetime Achievement Award and delivered the lecture at this year’s meeting. Venu gave the
University Physicians, Inc., (UPI) announced last Friday that it had signed a letter of intent with Denver Internal Medicine Group to join the School of Medicine physician faculty practice. We welcome this well-regarded practice to UPI. Denver Internal Medicine Group has been a primary care practice in Denver for more than 70 years. Patients of that practice will continue to receive primary care services at its central Denver offices.
The Resilience Council for School of Medicine residents, fellows and faculty
The Center for Bioethics and Humanities will debut a new program, “Hard Call,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15. The live discussion, “The Electronic Heart,” will explore the ethical and medical questions raised by this technology, which is not a question as simple as life or death. Rather, it’s a choice between “life plugged-in” or death. The conversation, which will be held in the Fulginiti Pavilion, will be recorded and produced as a podcast and radio broadcast. Seating at the event is limited and a ticket is required. For more information, contact email@example.com.
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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