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This Week with Vineet

Faculty Orientation, DEI+J Pilot Grant, End of Summer Celebration and More!

Dear Colleagues,

I was fortunate enough to begin this week by welcoming attendees to the 59th Annual Internal Medicine Program sponsored by the Division of General Internal Medicine in Estes Park, CO. It was wonderful to welcome attendees (some of whom have been coming to the conference 30+ years), meet colleagues from across the country, and enjoy the cooler mountain air.
Today is a big day in the Department of Medicine in that we are hosting our first in-person and revamped New Faculty Orientation since 2021. Faculty hired from Jan. 1, 2022 to present are encouraged to attend; but even if you are not new faculty or came in a few years ago, feel free to join us from 4–6 p.m. today in the Donald M. Elliman Conference Center in the Anschutz Health Sciences Building. We look forward to welcoming new members of the DOM with presentations from Vice Chairs and other department leaders.
Bring your smile on Friday, July 28! The department is providing complimentary headshots for new faculty who need a photo for their Faculty Profile from 12–4 p.m. in the 7th floor atrium of Academic Office Building 1. You are welcome to drop in anytime in that window, but are encouraged to sign up for a 5-minute slot

While you are updating your calendars, here are several events and deadlines that you may want to note:

Finally, there is never a shortage of stories worthy of praise in the DOM, so let me highlight but a few today:

  • Kudos to David Schwartz, MD, who was featured on the July 8 podcast of "Behind the Microscope" sharing his vision for the future of physician scientist training.
  • Admiral Rachel L. Levine, MD, assistant secretary for health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, recently visited our campus to hear from our patients, researchers and providers about our efforts to address long COVID. Many thanks to Kristine Erlandson, MD, and Sarah Jolley, MD, who assembled an impressive lineup of more than 20 panelists, including DOM faculty Jane Reusch, MD, Edward Gardner, MD, and Brent Palmer, PhD. In a recent episode of CU Anschutz 360 co-hosted by Thomas Flaig, MD, vice chancellor for research, Kristine reveals how researchers and doctors are exploring new avenues in how to identify and treat long COVID.
  • Congratulations to Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH, director, Center for Bioethics and Humanities, who won the AMA Foundation Award for Leadership in Medical Ethics and Professionalism – one of 11 physicians honored this year with Excellence in Medicine Awards. Dr. Wynia is also the recipient of the 16th annual Faculty Professionalism Award, which recognizes Matt for his scholarship, mentoring, local and national leadership, clinical care and community involvement. The award will be presented at the Matriculation Ceremony on Friday, July 28.

As July melts into August, I hope you can find some time to relax and spend time with those you love. Stay cool out there.