- Did You Know?
- Monthly Meetings are Starting
- Professional Development Committee Ramps Up
- Staff Spotlight
- Who you are and what do you do?
- What are the 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!
- Baby-Palooza Continues in Family Medicine!
- Wellness Wednesdays…
Monthly Meetings are Starting
Starting in March, we are switching to MONTHLY meetings (instead of quarterly) in order to provide more opportunities for communication among department employees. Our first monthly meeting will be TOMORROW in the 7th floor Board Room at AO1…hopefully you’ve already RSVP’d! Training & Education GME-style is the topic.
Our April session (4/9/14) will be an interactive review and discussion of the Employee Survey results.
These meetings will be recorded and both the recordings and the slides/materials presented will be available online shortly after the meeting if you can’t attend in person.
Professional Development Committee Ramps Up
One of the recommendations from the Seven-Year Review was that we work on our professional development program and provide more opportunities for faculty (and staff) to improve their skills, enhance engagement and facilitate promotion.
The Professional Development Committee was formed to tackle these issues, alongside the Appointments & Promotions Committee, as there is some overlap in responsibilities.
The PD committee held its first meeting last month and is working on identifying resources for faculty development and defining the role and expectations of mentors.
An initial outline of professional development opportunities for faculty members can be found here.
Who you are and what do you do?
My main job is working with the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association. I assist with the organization’s main research project: SHAPE, annual conferences, marketing, and membership outreach. Additionally, I provide administrative and calendaring support for Russ Glasgow.
What are the most important things you’re working on?
Expanding our membership with Training Program Membership Initiatives, working with a great team on the development of our 2014 conference in Washington DC, and continuing to grow and develop CFHA’s network of partner organizations. And, of course, being Russ’ bouncer, er, gatekeeper.
Why do you like working for DFM?
I absolutely love working here. My team at CFHA and my fellow cube-mates were all incredibly welcoming in my first months, and continue to impress me with their humor and warmth. I believe I am very lucky to be surrounded by such innovative, intelligent, and thoughtful minds. I have a thirst for knowledge and everyone in DFM has experiences to share, wisdom to impart, and lessons to give. My daily challenge is to keep up! We are working on big, important things here in the Department and I feel lucky that I can play a small part.
What are your passions?
I love to travel for all the reasons “people who like to travel” like it; it’s an adrenaline rush. It opens your eyes to different cultures. It’s messy, chaotic, and wonderful. Oh, and then there’s the food…
What do you do away from work?
I’ve only lived in Colorado for about two years, so I’m spending a lot of time exploring the mountains. I grew up on a small coastal island in South Carolina so my new playground is a little dustier and requires a lot more equipment: mountain bikes, tents, skis, hiking packs, etc. I’m still trying to accumulate the necessary “gear.”
This is always a loaded question but still one of my favorites to answer. Instead of really pondering this question and digging deep into my musical selection, I’ll name the last five musicians played on my iPhone: Galactic, Les Miserables (Recording from the Royal Albert Hall-still the best cast-and I welcome any debate around that statement), John Prine, Jerry Garcia, and Warren Haynes.
Favorite movie and why?
Almost Famous and 61*. Music and baseball. Enough said.
I took circus classes for a year in New Zealand, and I have excellent parallel parking skills.
Joseph P. Vande Griend, PharmD and the Park Meadows Clinic have been awarded a 2013 AAMC Clinical Innovation Challenge Award for their project “Development, Evaluation, and Refinement of an Offsite Clinical Pharmacist Service within a University Family Medicine System.” The award comes with a $5,000 contribution to our institution and will be presented at the 2014 AAMC Integrating Quality Meeting in Rosemont, Illinois in June.
Inigo San Milan has been named the Denver Post’s Top Thinker in Health for 2013! Read more here: http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_25143013
Doug Fernald’s ARQH Health Assessment Toolkit for use in primary care settings project is a huge success! He has received accolades from all over the federal government for this, generated a very successful national webinar, and now has his project on display at ARQH and it is scheduled to be featured in the March issue of AHRQ’s publication entitled “Research Activities.”
Baby-Palooza Continues in Family Medicine!
Since December 1, 2013 we’ve had 4 new family members join the ranks!
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- Mia Bertolli (mom Rita) was born 2/13/14
- Nell Woodruff (mom Rachel) was born 2/25/14
…are continuing – join us the 3rd Wednesday of each month for a different lunch-and-learn topic related to your health! Upcoming sessions (AO1, room 3101 from noon-1:00 p.m.):
- March 19th – Human Performance Lab with Nick Edwards from the Health & Wellness Center
- April 16th – How to Use Food Labels for Healthy Eating – Michele Doucette, DFM