- Help Us Help YOU (aka Did You Know?)
- Sending SECURE Emails
- Please RECYCLE your used batteries…don’t toss them in the trash!
- Staff Spotlight
- Who you are and what do you do?
- What are the three most important things you’re working on?
- Why do you like working for DFM?
- What are your passions?
- What do you do away from work?
- Favorite band/music?
- Favorite movie and why?
- Little-known fact:
- Good Stuff is Going On!
- Employee Survey
Sending SECURE Emails
An easy way to send secure information over email is to choose the “LOW” Importance button before you send the email. Alternatively, you can type “SECURE” in the subject line and the University’s system will automatically encrypt the message and require the recipient to go out to a secure website to retrieve the message.
Please RECYCLE your used batteries…don’t toss them in the trash!
It is estimated that more than 80% of mercury found in landfills comes from dry cell batteries. Batteries can release toxic wastes or metals into ground water and into the air. When batteries are burned, mercury can vaporize into the air and end up polluting water sources. The metals in the batteries can also leach out into the soil and water. This is why proper battery waste management is so necessary.
There is a receptacle outside the IT cubicle to collect used batteries. We’re talking AA’s, here, NOT car batteries!
Stephanie Mitchell, Senior Administrative Assistant, DFM Trainer/Travel Coordinator
Member of DFM since: July 2000
I have worked in the Department of Family Medicine for 12+ years and have had the pleasure of working with some really great folks. I have been Wilson Pace’s personal administrative assistant since 2004 – as crazy-busy as he is, we have a system in place that works really well. I couldn’t ask for a better working relationship! I am also the lead travel/expense coordinator and I provide training for new staff and faculty. I also manage the department’s EndNote reference database of citations and assist in the creation of and provide literature search services for the department. In addition to the many administrative duties I handle, I am also a member of the DFM Information Systems team, as well as the AAFP National Research Network.
What are the three most important things you’re working on?
Aside from keeping Wilson’s work life organized…
- Updating/entering surveys on Talking Survey software (Talking Surveys is a tool for surveying low-literacy and non-English speaking patient populations on health-related issues on Android-based readers or Tablets).
- Ongoing DFM travel coordination (scheduling of flights etc., travel expense reimbursements).
- Billings for IT Services and CU Marketplace training/assistance.
Why do you like working for DFM?
I enjoy the great group of people here and the team that we’ve become, and I absolutely LOVE helping others. It is a great feeling to know that you’re needed & appreciated and respected by the folks that you work with. If there is ever anything that any of you need my assistance with, please don’t hesitate to ask. I may not always know the answer, but I will always try my best to help you to the best of my ability… or to point you in the right direction of the person who can. 🙂
What are your passions?
My family, being creative through crafts and projects, and reading (I am a fiction fanatic!).
What do you do away from work?
I am a mother of four amazing children; ages: three, five, seven, and 18 (two girls, two boys). My three youngest keep me quite occupied, so when I’m not hard at work in my AO1 office, I’m busy with by brood and my wonderful husband.
No particular favorites – I like a lot of everything… except for techno. And metal. Sorry.
Favorite movie and why?
The Shawshank Redemption. I just love the whole narration of the story, the friendship between Andy and ‘Red,” and the way Andy Dufresne FINALLY attains his (much deserved) freedom. I have probably watched this movie at least 40 times. Seriously.
I used to be an avid figure skater. I’ve won medals and skated in competitions at the Broodmoor Hotel.
The DFM’s Self Study is nearly complete and will be delivered to the Dean’s office in a couple of weeks! Thanks to everyone from all corners of the department who contributed their time and efforts to this endeavor. It is a comprehensive look at all of our noteworthy accomplishments and future plans and it truly has been remarkable to put all the pieces together and paint a thorough picture of the department and our tremendous efforts!
The Self Study is part of the University’s and the State’s review process and is referred to as the “Seven Year Review.” The self-study will be reviewed by the Office of Academic Resources & Services and then by two external reviewers who will visit the department in the spring, dig in to what we’re doing and then provide us with recommendations for making the department even better. This has truly been a team effort to write, compile, organize, edit and format several hundred pages of information.
As soon as we have a finished product, we will get it disseminated for your reading pleasure!
More specific information will be presented and follow-up feedback solicited at various meetings in upcoming weeks. If you are interested in being part of our engagement task force, please contact Human Resources Manager Deanna Schroder at .