Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH, director of the Center for
Bioethics and Humanities, participated in a panel, "Quelling Violent
Extremism with Public Health Tools," at the Aspen
Ideas Festival on June 23. The panel, which also included a Tunisian
activist and a former director for strategic planning of the White
House National Security Council, discussed ways to
combat the worldwide rise of violent
extremism. Matt compared the effort to control extremism with efforts
to counter gang violence, domestic violence and suicide. The video is available on
the festival’s website.
School of Medicine Honor Council is looking for a new faculty advisor.
CU was first in the nation to have
a medical student Honor Code, and, since at least
1908, it has provided a philosophy and a set of rules
that require medical students and their peers to hold each other
accountable for their actions. It aims to instill and maintain ethical and
honest behavior in medical students. The Honor Code and Honor Council
strive to create an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect among all members of
the campus and medical community. The role of
the faculty advisor is to provide for continuity of action as well as
to advise members of the Honor Council, and to serve as a
liaison between the council and the faculty and administration.
The faculty advisor is required to hold a professional degree, but
does not need to hold a clinical
degree. Applicants should submit a statement of interest and
copy of their curriculum vitae to the Office of Student Life to Ingrid.Summers@ucdenver.edu.
June, the CU Office of the President launched
a monthly audio podcast series, “CU on the
Air," in which Ken McConnellogue, vice
president for communication for the CU System, will interview faculty
and staff who are leading experts in their fields. The first interview featured Huntington
Potter, PhD, who discussed current and past research efforts to
prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease and his goal to make the
Rocky Mountain Alzheimer’s Disease Center the premier research
and care center in the United States.
MD, exhibited 10 of his photographs in his Building 500 office
Thursday to mark his retirement as the School of Medicine's senior
associate dean for education. Bob’s “Last Day at Work” exhibit included photos
from Great Britain and the U.S., including colorful shots of Pete’s Kitchen and
Bonnie Brae Ice Cream in Denver. Over the past few years, Bob, a
former chair of the Department of Medicine, has exhibited his
photography in Manhattan and Denver. We wish him a happy and productive
retirement. It is well-earned.
to Robert Hodges, PhD, professor of biochemistry and molecular genetics, who
received the 2017 R. Bruce Merrifield Award from the American Peptide Society
at the 25th American Peptide Symposium held in Whistler, British Columbia,
Canada, June 17-22. The award recognizes Bob for lifetime achievement and
research exemplifying the highest level of scientific creativity.
On July 1, the Clinical Research Administration Office began
routing all Material Transfer Agreements and Confidentiality (Non-Disclosure)
Agreements through a new web-based portal. View instructions for the new portal or email Crao_Contracts@ucdenver.edu with questions.
Condolences to the friends and family of Sharon
Marston, Colorado Springs branch coordinator and executive assistant to the
assistant and associate deans in Colorado Springs, who died June 29.
Sharon joined the School of Medicine in 2008 and served as a human
resource and finance specialist for Undergraduate Medical Education. She
also worked as support staff for the Curriculum Steering Committee. In
2014, she joined the School of Medicine's Colorado Springs Branch (CSB).
Erik Wallace, MD, associate dean for the branch, said Sharon was a passionate
and dedicated member of the team in Colorado Springs, and she played a critical
role in establishing and nurturing relationships with Colorado Springs
community leaders, clinical partners and students. “She will always be
considered the ‘mom’ of the CSB by the local leadership team and the
students,” Erik said. Details regarding services and ways to honor Sharon’s
memory will be forthcoming.
Have a safe and
John J. Reilly, Jr., MD
Richard D. Krugman Endowed
Chancellor for Health Affairs and
Dean, School of Medicine
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