I had a very short week here last week since I returned
from a week-long trip to Tokyo to visit with our newest grandson, who is three
months old. Three to six months is, from my perspective, the golden age
of babyhood. They are amazingly social and not yet mobile. Soon he will
I returned to Colorado Thursday afternoon and gave
my lecture in Life Cycle Friday afternoon. (Thanks to the students who came
that afternoon when the original time was supposed to be Thursday
morning.) The rest of you can find it on the curriculum intranet.
Last week I acknowledged several departments for
accommodating our colleagues from the Department of Immunology who are moving
to the Anschutz Medical Campus this summer, but, because I was writing from
memory while jet-lagged in Japan, I neglected to mention Dan Theodorescu, MD,
PhD, director of the CU Cancer Center. Without Dan’s offer of space, we would
have been in a serious bind finding enough space for our relocating colleagues.
Dan and the CU Cancer Center deserve special thanks for their particularly
generous contribution of space.
I also neglected to mention Richard Schulick, MD, MBA, chair
of the Department of Surgery, who hosted the 10th International
Course of the Brazilian Cancer Society’s visit to campus Feb. 17-20. This was a
group of 40 Brazilian surgeons and medical oncologists who visited operating
rooms and clinics here and at Denver Health. As with any event like this,
there’s always a crew of people who make it work and they all deserve credit.
Thanks to all for showcasing our wonderful campus.
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Also a reminder to those responsible for completing the Personnel
Effort Reports that you need to get these done to avoid causing other
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responsible for such reporting.
Have a good week,
Richard D. Krugman, MD
Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and
Dean, School of Medicine
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