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Program Associates

The program welcomes and relies on individuals from the university, local and regional communities to collaborate, create, and promote opportunities such as: 

  • participation in activities such as the Arts in Medicine Lecture Series by presenting and recommending colleagues to present
  • identifying opportunities for faculty to guest lecture or co-teach in courses across the campus or facilitate small group discussions
  • identifying opportunities for faculty to partner in research projects and on grant applications

If you are interested in joining this lively, diverse group, please contact Program Director Tess Jones at  

Vincent Atchity, PhD
Director, CREATE Health Project
Colorado AHEC Program

Gwyn Barley, PhD
Associate Professor, Medicine
Director, Center for Advancing Professional Excellence

Christina Bishop, MM
Arrythmias Choir

J. John Cohen, MDCM, PhD
Professor, Immunology and Medicine

Lisa Dannemiller PT, DSc, PCS
Physical Therapy Program

Melissa DeSantis, MLIS      
Deputy Director
Health Sciences Library

Brian Dwinnell, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine
Director, Graduate Medical Education
Presbyterian/St. Luke Medical Center

Mark Earnest, MD PhD
Associate Professor, Medicine
Director, Interprofessional Education

Robert Feinstein MD
Professor, Psychiatry
Vice Chairman of Clinical Education & EBM integration
Practice Director Psychiatry Outpatient
University of Colorado Hospital

Heather Fitzgerald, BA BSN RN
Clinical Nurse III, NICU
The Children’s Hospital
Clinical Faculty
Center for Bioethics and Humanities

Kari Franson, PharmD, PhD
Associate Dean for Professional Education
School of Pharmacy

Larry Hergott, MD
Professor, Medicine
Division of Cardiology

Dirk Homann, MD MA
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Immunology

Heidi Huisjen
Community Art Liaison
The Ponzio Creative Arts Therapy Program
The Children’s Hospital

Shelley Kappel, DDS
Adjunct Faculty
School of Dental Medicine
Reverend Ryan Khan
University of Colorado Hospital

Greg Kinney
PRA and Doctoral Candidate
School of Public Health

Rita Lee, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine

Rupinder Legha, MD
Resident Physician, Psychiatry

Steven Lowenstein, MD, MPH
Professor, Emergency Medicine and Medicine
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
School of Medicine

Helen MacFarlane
Director, Educational Technology
School of Medicine

Wendy Madigosky, MD, MSPH
Director, Foundations of Doctoring Curriculum
School of Medicine

William Requiam, MD
Professor, Pathology

Mark Ringel, MD
Department of Family Medicine and AHEC

Joseph Saseen, PharmD
Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine

Andrew Sirotnak, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Director, Kempe Child Protection Team
Director, Child Abuse and Neglect Fellowship Program
The Children’s Hospital

Denise Stelzner, PT, MBA
Associate Professor, Physical Therapy Program
School of Medicine

Julie Swaney, Mdiv
Manager, Spiritual Care Services
University of Colorado Hospital

Rachel Swigris, DO
Assistant Professor, Medicine
Resident Practice Director

Tonia Twichell
Web Content Coordinator
School of Medicine

Jack Westfall, MD
Associate Dean of Rural Health
Executive Director, Colorado AHEC Program

Audrey Yee, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
The Children’s Hospital 

Philip Joseph, PhD
Associate Professor, English
Director, Colorado Center for Public Humanities

Lisa Keranen, PhD
Associate Professor, Communications

Marjorie Levine-Clark, PhD
Associate Professor and Chair, History

Amy Vidali, PhD
Assistant Professor, English
Director, Composition

Richard Froude
Doctoral Candidate
Department of English

Jane Barton, MTS, MASM
Director of Education
Life Quality Insitute

Kayte Fulton
Education and Development Specialist
Kaiser Permanente

Daniel Johnson, MD
Clinical Lead for Palliative Care, Kaiser Permanente

Care Management Institute
Director, Life Quality Institute