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Julie Venci, MD

Program Director
Continuity Clinic Faculty
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Primary Care Physician Denver Health

Dr. Venci completed her undergraduate education at Washington University in St. Louis where she also had the opportunity to study abroad in Santiago, Chile and become fluent in Spanish. She later returned home to Chicago to attend medical school and pursue a Med-Peds residency training. In 2010, Dr. Venci completed her Chief year as a resident at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and moved to Denver to become a Primary Care Clinician at Denver Health. She has been an integral player in the Med-Peds program at the University of Colorado since it’s inception in 2013 and has served as the Clinic Director, Associate Program Director and now Program Director. 

Dr. Venci created our first Combined Med-Peds Continuity Clinic which the residents often cite as one of the major strengths of the program. She completed a Teaching Scholars Program at the University of Colorado in order to focus on curriculum development. Her interests include medical education, quality improvement, and underserved medicine. 

Along with her administrative roles, Dr. Venci is a Primary Care Clinician at Denver Heath where she provides care for an indigent and underserved pediatric and adult population. She continues to be a preceptor in the Med-Peds continuity clinic and is actively involved in creating new and innovative curricula for the residency program. She helped design the Med-Peds ambulatory rotation and this year is launching Colorado Research, Education, Advocacy and Community Health (REACH).  

Dr. Venci is 100% invested in the Med-Peds training program and is committed to making sure each resident attains his or her career goals in order to become leaders in the field of Medicine. 


Anne Frank, MD
 
Associate Program Director
Continuity Clinic Director
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Primary Care Physician Denver Health


Dr. Frank is an attending physician at Denver Health practicing primary care for adults and children and an assistant professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at University of Colorado School of Medicine. She received her Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Dayton and her M.D. from Indiana University School of Medicine. She completed a combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Program at Brown University Warren Alpert School of Medicine. 

Anne is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. She is currently serving as the continuity clinic director and has helped to develop our monthly Med-Peds Academic Half Days. She received a certificate from Teaching Scholars Program at the University of Colorado, and has used this training in curricular design for the residency program, including motivational interviewing and humanities curriculum. She is currently working on advocacy and ultrasound curricular advances.
 
Anne is also involved with learners as a preceptor for the Longitudinal Integrated Curriculum for 3rd year medical students and is a preceptor for 4th year students doing the Med-Peds elective.  
Anne also practices primary care pediatrics at Denver Health Eastside Clinic and the Connections for Kids Foster Care Clinic.

 

Danaa Kennedy, BA, C-TAGME

 
Program Administrator
Phase IV Student Elective Coordinator 
 
A Denver native, Danaa graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a bachelors degree in Speech Communications (emphasis in Broadcast Journalism), and a minor in Theater. She has 20+ years' work experience in various professional business arenas, is a former small-business owner and has worked in Higher Education since 2003. 
 
Her higher education experience includes: Unit Administrator for the Center of Professional Development at the Community College of Denver; Scheduling & Curriculum Coordinator for the College of Liberal Arts & Science at the University of Colorado Denver; Program Assistant for Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery Residency in the Department of Surgery at the Anschutz Medical Campus; and Program Assistant for the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program in the Department of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus.
 
Danaa joined the Med-Peds Residency Training Program at its inception, in 2014. She is an active Board Member for Lincoln Hills Cares, serves on two national committees (the Medicine-Pediatrics Program Directors Association Program Administrator Planning Committee and the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine Program Administrator Planning Committee), is the current President of the Graduate Medical Education Program Coordinator Council and is C-TAGME certified (A National Board of Certification 
for Training Administrators of Graduate Medical Education Programs (TAGME)).
Danaa enjoys creative writing and story-telling, learning new languages, dancing, camping, traveling, karaoke and playing the acostic guitar. Her true love (although allergic...) - CATS!​​​