Faculty Working Groups


Faculty Working Groups Event Calendar

PRiSM Perplexity: How to Use PRiSM to Your Advantage

Please join the Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs for an interactive event on tailoring PRiSM to your specific career. The same event will be held on two days: 

September 15

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.


Please use this form to register by 9/13/2021

October 4

8:00 – 9:30 a.m.


Please use this form to register by 9/29/2021


8:00 / 11:30 Tailoring Your PRiSM Routing, Software Overview, Q & A

Justin Lotspeich, MA, Faculty Affairs Coordinator, DOP PRiSM Liaison         

8:10 / 11:40 Goal Setting and General Advice

Andrew Sirotnak, MD, Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs

8:30 - 9:30 / 12:00 – 1:00

Breakout: Tailoring PRiSM for Non-promotion-track, APP, and Clinical Faculty

Andrew Sirotnak, MD, Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs

Breakout: Tailoring PRiSM for Promotion-track Junior Faculty

            Adam Green, MD, Associate Professor, Hem/Onc

            Vijaya Knight, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Allergy/Immunology

            Margarita Saenz, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Practice, Genetics

Breakout: Tailoring PRiSM for Research Faculty

Janet Snell-Bergeon, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, Barbara Davis Center

Patricia Gesualdo, MPH, RN, Research Instructor, Barbara Davis Center


Early Career Faculty Working Group

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Academic Pediatrics: Health Disparities and Recruiting Diverse Trainees

September 2, 2021

12:15 – 1:30 p.m.


Please join the ECFWG to learn about and discuss areas of health disparities related to pediatrics in Colorado—including pediatric deaths and telehealth—and practices and strategies for recruiting diverse trainees to train in pediatric graduate medical education programs. All faculty are encouraged to attend. Please use this form to register by August 30.


Sasha Mintz, MPH, Epidemiologist at Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Amanda Messinger, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Section of Pulmonary Medicine

Brandi Freeman, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Vice-Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


12:15-12:40: Disparities in pediatric deaths in Colorado from the public  

                      health perspective, Sasha Mintz, MPH

12:40-1:05:   Telehealth and racial inequities, Amanda Messinger, MD

1:05-1:30:      Recruiting diverse trainees in pediatrics, Brandi Freeman, MD


Note: Each speaker will have a Q&A period included in the time for her talk.


PhD Faculty Working Group

Managing Emotions in Conflict: How to Respectfully Raise Concerns and Transform Conversations

September 29, 2021

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.


 Please join the PhDFWG to learn about and better understand your natural go-to in conflict, discerning the difference between facts and stories, creating a positive story for emotional regulation, and developing a template for your conversation. All faculty are encouraged to attend. Please use this form to register by September 27.


Lisa Neale, Ombuds Office


12-12:15: Intro to Ombuds Office & Conflict

12:15-12:30: Style and Motive in Conflict

12:30-1:00: Facts and Stories

1:00-1:15: Template for Conversation

1:15-1:30: Case Studies


Instructor Faculty Working Group

Quality Improvement - How to see the process from start to finish: Project Idea to Publication

October 13, 2021

12:00 – 1:15 p.m.


Please join the IFWG for an event that focuses on understanding the process for quality improvement projects, identifying approval processes (COMIRB vs. ORRQIRP), and learning how to disseminate and publish your work. All faculty are encouraged to attend. Please use this form to register by October 11.



Amanda Phillips, BS, QI Manager, CU Medicine Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center

David Staley, MA, Research Compliance Officer, Children's Hospital Colorado

Justin Lockwood, MD, Medical Director, CU Anschutz 


12:00-12:20p - Introduction to QI projects and how to get involved

12:20-12:40p - Approval processes for QI projects

12:40-1:00p - Techniques for disseminating and publishing your work

1:00-1:15pm - Q&A and Wrap-Up