- Help Us Help YOU (aka Did You Know?)
- Incentive Plan Changes
- Executive Committee Update
- Changes in Campus Research Activities
- CU Foundation Structure Change
- New Technology Connects CUdoctors to the Directory
- 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!
- Family Fitness is Taking Off…
Incentive Plan Changes
The DFM Incentive Plan Committee is approaching changes to the Incentive Plan in two phases and as such will require two rounds of voting:
Phase One: The first phase will be to have the eligible faculty members vote on requisite housekeeping issues of current standard operational procedures and refining definitions regarding the ability to exclude Investment Income and Practice Support Funds from incentive fund distribution. These two items will be applied to the FY13 payout. Additionally, we will require a vote on the Chair’s discretion regarding the new Medical Legal and Consulting (MLC) Income Policy instated by UPI for FY14 and the ability of faculty members to place this income in a discretionary account which will also exclude MLC funds from incentive plan distribution. The MLC change will apply to FY2014.
Phase Two: The Committee is considering more significant changes to the overall Incentive Plan that will require faculty vote for future funds that will be distributed as part of the FY14 plan. Stay tuned….
Be on the look-out for a pre-announcement regarding the vote the week of 7/30/13 and then the actual vote will be the week of 8/5/13.
Executive Committee Update
Along with administrative decision-making for the department, July’s Executive Committee meeting surfaced several new developments happening on campus, including the establishment of an Office of Clinical Research, and the realignment of the CU Foundation with the University of Colorado. The Executive Committee also green-lighted the process for DFM’s 2014 Incentive Plan changes to be voted on by department faculty (see “Did You Know?” above).
Changes in Campus Research Activities
There are two major organizational efforts at the University of Colorado Denver and Anschutz Medical Campus that mean significant changes in campus research activities.
- The first is a review of the grants and contracts infrastructure throughout the institution, prompted in part by the interim report of the Research Task Force in the School of Medicine. The goal is to organize the Grants & Contracts Office to address the complex issues that keep the University’s research enterprise from becoming a truly highly leveraged research-intensive institution.
- The second priority area has been pulling together an effective clinical trials organization for the faculty on campus who need assistance. The campus is launching an initiative to identify strategies and priorities for establishing an Anschutz Medical Campus Office of Clinical Research (OCR). This campus-wide office would assist with clinical trials for researchers of all kinds.
CU Foundation Structure Change
Late last month, President Benson announced that 139 frontline fundraisers and support staff (stationed on all four CU campuses) within the CU Foundation would become University employees as of July 1. For at least fiscal year 2014, the CU Foundation and the CU system office will cover the costs of this change of employers. The CU Foundation organizational structure in terms of management and fundraiser assignments will also be transferred into the University as is. Fundraisers like the Department of Family Medicine’s liaison, Lamech Mbise, will continue to report directly up through this Development office structure, with the added change being that everyone will fit under a Vice Chancellor who will be directly reporting to the Chancellor’s Office. For now, development offices will be located centrally on the ground floor of Building 500. Going forward, more formal planning and evaluation is expected to take place between the CU Foundation liaisons and each department or unit, to lay out overall fundraising goals and then assess those goals as the year progresses.
New Technology Connects CUdoctors to the Directory
The CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus e-Directory site has been enhanced effective July 13th. Specifically, all providers participating in CUdoctors will have a link to their www.CUdoctors.com profile on the Campus Directory site, which includes contact information.
For a preview, try the following link https://directory.ucdenver.edu.
This was a team effort between CU Denver ITS, the CU SOM Dean’s Office, and Business Development and Planning at UPI. This change was in response to your feedback that the Campus Directory included incorrect and/or incomplete information. We are hopeful this change will mitigate many of the problems for clinical providers. It should be noted this is Phase 1 and CU Denver ITS is committed to working with key stakeholders to improve the directory for others, including but not limited to researchers and educators. More information will be forth coming.
PLEASE VISIT THE DIRECTORY PAGE AND VERIFY THAT YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION IS CORRECT. If there are any issues, please let know.
Jesse Lyon, Clinical Business Coordinator
Member of DFM since: March, 2013
My name is Jesse and I was added to the Family in March. I currently work with the Clinical Affairs Team as the admin support extraordinaire for Dr. Colleen Conry and Venus Mann.
What are the three most important things you’re working on?
- Working with Venus and Dr. Granston on the DFM Incentive Plan.
- Collaborating on monthly Clinical Leadership Meetings. Each month Dr. Conry, Venus and I meet with each Family Medicine clinic to learn how our department can support each clinic.
- SCHEDULING! Wow, this is a big one. Dr. Conry and Venus are very busy women. If you ever need to meet with them, let me know. It may take a bit of brainstorming to find the best available time, but I can guarantee I will make it work.
Why do you like working for DFM?
I love working with DFM because the learning curve is monstrous. If I can learn how to collaborate with the School of Medicine, the University of Colorado Hospital and UPI, I will have walked on the moon. This empire is intimidatingly powerful, and that is what I love about it. The learning opportunities are endless!
What are your passions?
Hmmm…is everything an acceptable answer? I live my life passionately. Life is a stage even though, typically, no one is in the audience! Sometimes my mom shows up. 😉
What do you do away from work?
The things I love are hanging out with my nieces and nephew. All of them are great kids and so much fun to spend time with. Also, I am a woman of no hobbies. There just is no time for hobbies when each weekend is a new adventure. Sky diving anyone?
Madonna only! No one else. It all started at a young age, because my older sister loved Madonna. And as any loyal little sister would do, I loved everything she loved, i.e., Madonna. Then my sister committed complete heresy when she went to college and no longer loved Madonna. Ah, broke my heart. However, I will not let Madonna down. I will always be a loyal Madonna fan.
Favorite movie and why?
A League of Their Own. This is an empowering movie because it shows that women can be just as talented and competitive as men. Oh and also, Madonna is in it.
I have two different thumbs. One is significantly shorter and fatter than the other.
Family Fitness is Taking Off…
Family Fitness is taking off! We have a great group going for our department exercise program!
We have a great personal trainer named Adam who is getting us into shape every Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. The workouts are high in variety; sometimes we do cardio, sometimes we do conditioning, this last week we did weights and core. Our team exercises have been really FUN! You will laugh and really enjoy yourself. You’ll be getting a full 1 hour workout without having to motivate yourself alone!
The sessions cost $7 each (your lunch money). You can pay for one session if you want to try it out, but the best way to get yourself committed it to pay for the month. You also have full access to the locker room amenities, which includes the pool, steam rooms, saunas, and showers.
If you are not currently part of the group receiving the exercise emails and want to start participating, please contact Rita Bertolli.
Additionally, we had Mark Gelbrand from the University of Colorado Health and Welfare Trust and Be Colorado out last week to give us an overview of the new things the Trust is working on (many of which mirror what Family Medicine has been promoting for years!). His presentation provided many new opportunities to think about and gave us an update on the Be Colorado program and how they incent people to live a little healthier. Need more info on the app or the program?