The inaugural DAWN
Clinic Winter Gala at the Summit Event Center will be Saturday,
Jan. 21, from 6 p.m. -9 p.m. Tickets to the gala
will be discounted for all preceptors (faculty and residents), as a thank you
for all that you do. The gala includes dinner and cocktails, a silent auction,
and live auction, with all proceeds going directly to patient care needs and
student leadership development efforts. The DAWN Clinic is celebrating two
years of success and is an impressive student-led effort to provide health care
in our community. To purchase tickets, make a donation, or sponsor a
student ticket (to send one of the many students working hard to
put this event together), please visit: https://dawngala.org/.
We are calling again for
faculty to sign up as volunteers for the National Western Stock Show.
Mark Deutchman, MD, professor of family medicine and associate dean for rural
health, said we have a significant need for faculty this year. Last year, our
campus volunteers provided screenings to more than 1,400 adults and 350
children with the help of 78 faculty and staff volunteers and 171 student
volunteers totaling 1,786 volunteer hours. The booth is staffed, and screenings
are conducted by volunteer health professions students, clinical and academic
faculty and staff. The screenings involve health assessment interviews, height,
weight, body mass index, blood pressure, blood sugar, vision, balance, a verbal
oral health screen and basic lifestyle modifications for adults. We need to
have a licensed clinical faculty member present to supervise students from 8:30
a.m.-8 p.m. when we conduct health screenings on all 16 days of the stock show,
which runs from Jan. 7 to Jan. 22. Faculty shifts are only 4 hours to
make it easier for faculty to participate. Register here.
The original Mini Medical
School, now an online course offered as a free community service, will soon be
available again. Since it started online at the end of 2014, the course has
enrolled over 14,000 students. This year’s course begins on Monday, Jan. 23,
runs seven weeks and is hosted on the Canvas Network. There are no exams
and no course credit. Those enrolled in the online course get a broad overview
of the basic science underpinnings of medicine in an engaging video format. There
are weekly modules, each consisting of about eight units which range from four
to seven minutes, allowing students to cover the material in a couple of hours
a week, at their own pace, watching a unit whenever they have time. Additional
resources, illustrated transcripts, an interactive discussion forum, optional
self-test quizzes, and a Certificate of Completion are available. The course is
suitable for everyone with high school education (though we do have some
ambitious middle schoolers who have enrolled). There are no prerequisites. Go
to https://www.canvas.net/browse/ucdenver/courses/mini-medical-school-3 to register. Questions? MMMOOC@ucdenver.edu.
The School of Medicine’s
Academy of Medical Educators is now accepting applications for its Teaching
Scholars Program. This 18-month certificate program is designed to enhance
knowledge and skills, and develop future leaders in medical and healthcare
education with a focus on core components of educational scholarship and
curriculum development. The program consists of twice-monthly seminars during
the 2017-18 academic
Foundations of Doctoring
is recruiting small group facilitators to help teach and facilitate two
upcoming physical exam sessions: Pediatric Physical Exam on Tuesday, Feb. 21
(2-5pm), and Musculoskeletal (knee & shoulder) on Thursday, Feb. 23
(2-5pm). There is a faculty development session from 1 p.m.-1:50 p.m.
prior to the small group sessions starting at 2 p.m. During these sessions,
facilitators will be working with groups of three to five 1st and 2nd
year medical students, as well as patients and standardized patients.
Facilitators can sign up online.
If you have questions contact Meleah Himber, Foundations of Doctoring
Administrator, at 303-724-6421 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CU Innovations and the
Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade have announced
the 2016-2017 Advanced Industries Accelerator CU pre-allocation grant
application round is now open. The submission process is online this
year, and CU researchers can find information and a link to apply on the CU
Innovations website here. The
grant limit is $180,000 ($135,000 state + $45,000 matching funds), and CU
Innovations will provide the matching funds for this round. The written
application must be uploaded by 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 23.
The CU Medicine 2017
annual member meeting will be this Wednesday, Jan. 11, in the Richard D.
Krugman MD Conference Hall in Research Complex 2. A reception will begin at 5 p.m.
followed by a business meeting at 6 p.m. with presentations from Jane
Schumaker, executive director of CU Medicine and a clinical affairs update from
Anne Fuhlbrigge, MD, medical director, and Tina Finlayson, MD, and Michael
Narkewicz, MD, associate medical directors.
There will be no message next
week, Jan. 16, due to the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday.
Have a good week,
John J. Reilly, Jr., MD
Richard D. Krugman Endowed
Chancellor for Health Affairs and
Dean, School of Medicine
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