<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=799546403794687&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">
Blogs

Department of Medicine News and Stories

This Week with Vineet

This Week with Vineet

Mentorship Academy, Annual Report, Opportunities and Accomplishments

Dear Colleagues,

I spent the beginning of this week as a Visiting Professor at Weill Cornell running a mentoring workshop for their Department of Medicine. I viewed the day (our talks, workshop and meetings with senior faculty) as a “warm up” to our own Mentorship Academy coming to CU Anschutz Medical Campus on October 27! And man – are we ready! Registration will be LIVE for general admission participants – both virtual and in person – on Monday, September 25. I encourage you to attend – you will hear from some of the nation’s thought leaders on how to become a better mentor, more effective mentee, and learn about concepts including peer mentoring, inclusive mentorship, and the value of mentorship teams. Trainees, faculty and staff are welcome and I think you will all walk away having learned something!


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date September 15, 2023
Full Story

Research    Patient Care    Education    This Week with Vineet    DOM Newsletter

Reaching New Heights: 2022 Annual Report

Our future is brighter and better than it has ever been. The Department of Medicine’s journey towards Reaching New Heights has just begun. 
 
Our focus on advancing human health tells a compelling story. Here are some highlights from our annual report:


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date September 12, 2023
Full Story

This Week with Vineet

Farewell to Summer, Upcoming Mentorship Opportunities and More

Dear Colleagues,

It was lovely to see many of you at our End of Summer Celebration last night. Between the delicious food, raucous games of ping-pong, and meeting/seeing so many members of our department, my cup is full with the power of community and connection. What a wonderful way to send off summer – thanks to those of you who made it out!


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date August 18, 2023
Full Story

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.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date July 21, 2023
Full Story

This Week with Vineet

Celebrations, Welcomes and Faculty Achievements

Dear Colleagues, 

I want to begin by wishing everyone a beautiful, commemorative Pride Month. Pride's origin dates to the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, which sparked a liberation movement – a call to action – that continues today. The DOM celebrates the collective power, courage and resiliency of our LGBTQ+ faculty and staff. Happy Pride to all!

There is much good news to share this month!


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date June 16, 2023
Full Story

This Week with Vineet

Searches, Kudos, WellDOM Small Grant Recipients and More

Dear Colleagues, 

These unusual spring showers are bound to bring radiant summer flowers – and we have much to be excited about at the Department of Medicine as we spring into growth.

The legislative session has formally closed and House Bills 23-1215 and 23-1243 were significantly amended from their original versions. The prohibition on charging facility fees for telehealth, preventive care and clinics and services remain out of the bill. A study examining facility fees will be finalized by Oct. 1, 2024 and will be led by HCPUF.

We have several Division Head searches underway, all of which are moving forward smoothly.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date May 19, 2023
Full Story

This Week with Vineet

Recruitment and Legislative Updates and a Successful Research Day

Dear Colleagues, 

I have largely ditched my winter jacket and can start to see the colors of spring all around me! In that vein this communication will reflect a lot of positive change in the coming weeks. 

On the leadership front, we are wrapping up semi-finalist visits for the Division Head of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. We also had our first Allergy and Clinical Immunology Division Head candidate visit this week. Division Head candidates for the Division of Cardiology will begin their in-person site visits in mid-May, and wrap in June. Finally, I am beginning to put together the contours of our pulmonary division chief search including committee members and engagement with a national search firm. Recruitment is never easy, but we are moving smoothly throughout these searches. I want to thank all of our search committee chairs, members and participating faculty and staff for their engagement with these hires. We could not do this without you!


Author Vineet Chopra, MD, MSc | Publish Date April 21, 2023
Full Story

This Week with Vineet

Department Highlights, Research Funds Flow and Legislative Updates

Dear All, 

There are many happenings in the Department of Medicine to share this week! A few highlights include:

  • Jennifer Christie, MD, FASGE, AGAF, has been appointed the new Division Head of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, starting Sept. 16, 2023. Dr. Christie is a world-renowned physician-scientist, clinician and administrator. We are so fortunate to have her leading this division and as part of our team. You will find more details about Dr. Christie in her official announcement.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date March 17, 2023
Full Story

This Week with Vineet

Valuing Each Other, Negotiations and Upcoming Opportunities

Dear Colleagues, 

These past couple of weeks have been full of important updates. We are well on our way with the Valuing Each Other WellDOM workshops which I have been kicking off along with division members and leaders. The workshops focus on understanding how we feel valued, providing a tool that I hope we can use in our day to day interactions, and the importance of remembering that we can only do great things if we come together. I appreciate the energy and enthusiasm of these sessions and it’s great to see many of you there.


Author Vineet Chopra, MD, MSc | Publish Date February 17, 2023
Full Story

This Week with Vineet

PRiSM Reviews, Building Our Brand, Endo Head Search + Department Wins

Dear Colleagues,

Each January and February, the School of Medicine facilitates the annual PRiSM review for faculty and the equivalent annual check-in for staff. Like all faculty, I also go through this process with our Dean. For years, I have embraced the gift that is feedback and the opportunity to grow. These sessions should operate as a platform for open conversation regarding improvement, strengths and hopes for the future. As I begin the process of reviewing my direct reports, I am reminded of the incredible work that our leaders put into this each year for the benefit not only of the individuals they guide, but the teams they support. I encourage you to make effort in your own evaluation, as with so many labors – it is very much a product of the energy invested.


Author Vineet Chopra, MD, MSc | Publish Date January 20, 2023
Full Story

This Week with Vineet

Appreciation, State of the Department and Holiday Wishes

Dear Colleagues,

This week marks the end of our Research Listening Tour, and on behalf of our Vice Chair for Research Janine Higgins, PhD, and Associate Vice Chairs for Research Mary Weiser-Evans, PhD, and Fernando Holguin, MD, I want to sincerely thank all of you who attended sessions and gave feedback online. Your participation and input will help inform our planning as we think about how to grow our research programs and rankings in the years ahead.


Author Vineet Chopra, MD, MSc | Publish Date December 16, 2022
Full Story

This Week with Vineet

This Week with Vineet

Dear Colleagues,

After coming off of a week of inpatient service, I find myself reflecting on the clinical excellence I saw on full display from members of our department. From our consultants who provide timely and helpful advice, to our residents who bring their best selves to patient care each day, and our medical students who – armed with their curiosity and talent – remind me of the privilege we have in training the next generation of doctors; we have an amazing group. What we do in our department – each and every day – is special and makes a difference in people’s lives in extraordinary ways.


Author Vineet Chopra, MD, MSc | Publish Date November 18, 2022
Full Story

This Week with Vineet

This Week with Vineet

Dear Colleagues,

The October colors from Denver to Aspen are fantastic, and I hope you can take some time in the upcoming weeks to walk your neighborhood or take a trip to the mountains to witness the change in seasons.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date October 21, 2022
Full Story

This Week with Vineet

This Week with Vineet – A Fall Full of Activities

Dear Colleagues,

The hint of fall is in the air and as the season turns, I look ahead to many important activities that have begun or will soon launch in the Department of Medicine.


Author Vineet Chopra, MD, MSc | Publish Date September 23, 2022
Full Story

This Week with Vineet

A New Model for Research in the DOM

Dear Colleagues,

Watch my video message below for three timely announcements:

  • Our new Vice Chair and Associate Vice Chairs of Research
  • SOM's Annual Research AwardsSubmit nominations by Friday, August 26
  • Upcoming nominations for DOM's Annual Faculty Awards

Onwards,

Vineet


Author Vineet Chopra, MD, MSc | Publish Date August 19, 2022
Full Story

Department of Medicine News & Stories

Department of Medicine In the News

9News

Early Win for Preemptive Stents on Vulnerable Coronary Plaque

news outlet9News
Publish DateApril 08, 2024

The concept of using stents to seal off non-flow-limiting vulnerable plaques, before they have a chance to rupture, worked out in the first major trial testing this provocative idea.

Full Story
KKTV

‘It’s definitely something that’s on our radar’: Colorado doctors warning of rise in measles cases nationwide, as flu season ends

news outletKKTV
Publish DateApril 02, 2024

As the flu season ends, Colorado doctors are keeping an eye on the rise of measles cases nationwide.

Full Story
Precision Medicine

University of Colorado Anschutz Prepping for Three Cardiomyopathy Gene Therapy Trials This Year

news outletPrecision Medicine
Publish DateApril 02, 2024

The University of Colorado is preparing to begin testing gene therapies for ...

Full Story
9News

Study: Red flag petitions to take guns less likely to be approved in 2nd Amendment 'sanctuary' counties

news outlet9News
Publish DateApril 01, 2024

During the first three years Colorado’s “red flag” law was in effect, judges approved more than two-thirds of the petitions seeking the removal of guns from people believed to be dangerous, according to a study released Monday.

Full Story