- Did You Know?
- Professional Development Opportunities for all!
- 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 Going On!
The DFM has a limited group membership with Lynda.com, an online, video-based resource to help you learn all kinds of computer programs! They have everything from Adobe to ZBrush and everything in between!
Need some help with managing your productivity in Outlook? Trying to manipulate that pesky pivot table in Excel? Lynda’s got you covered!
If you’d like to learn or brush up your computer skills, contact . We have a limited number of licenses, so we have to manage this resource carefully.
Life Skills and more!
As we mentioned last week, the DFM has a membership to Colorado Free University where you can take classes on everything from computer programs to money management and from Spanish to spirituality. The first time you take a class, you will need to call and tell them that you’re with the University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine, but after they get you in the system, you can register online going forward.
If the class you want to take is job-related, you may be able to use your professional development (formerly CME) funds for this. If this is the case, you should contact your respective administrative assistant or to get you signed up for the class. If you’re planning on an arts and crafts class instead, you can use our membership to get the “member” rate, but you’ll need to pay for that yourself.
Member of DFM since: March 1997
Who you are and what do you do?
I am Mrs. Garry Garrison of 40 years. I am a mother of two beautiful children Lincoln and Shelly and four beautiful grandchildren, Hayley, Cheyenne, Weston and Savannah. I am the Academic Affairs Coordinator, probably better known as the Appointments and Promotions Coordinator. My first position with the Department was University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency Program Coordinator and before that, my first introduction to Family Medicine was working for Ambulatory Sentinel Practice Network and Sherry Holcomb was my supervisor. So actually, I have spent the past 20 years working with and for the Department of Family Medicine. I am a church musician of many many years and have served in churches in Oklahoma and Colorado.
What are the most important things you’re working on?
Appointments, re-appointments, and promotions, and I have already started work on the ALSO Course coming up in the Fall of 2014.
Why do you like working for DFM?
I like the people. I like serving the faculty of the Department, I like the fast pace and I like the detailed work my position brings.
What are your passions?
I am very passionate about my role as a church musician. Next to God’s Word, music is the greatest treasure in the world and it often expresses those things we can’t put in words. It can encourage, quiet troubled hearts, touch emotions and tell stories among a lot of other things. Often times when words are silent, music speaks and that is my part in our services.
What do you do away from work?
Rest! I work in my church, I enjoy my home and family. I enjoy doing things with my grandchildren, doing things with my children and watching them try new things and compete in sporting events. I enjoy sewing, reading, watching movies and playing “Candy Crush.”
Favorite movie and why?
I always watch action movies, war movies or horse movies but my all-time favorite is Secretariat, a story of hope, love of family, desire, perseverance, humility, willingness to take risks, the impossible dream, and courage to stand alone. It is just a good, clean, wholesome movie for all ages with lessons to learn.
Little known fact?
I have over 100 Bibles, some of them dating back to the 1700s.
SUMMER VOLLEYBALL TEAMS now forming!
Games are Wednesday or Thursday evenings starting at 5:30 p.m. Contact for more details and to sign up.
SUMMER FUN RUNS begin!
Join the Family Fitness team and bring your family out for one (or more!) of our upcoming fun run/walks. If you’re interested in participating as a group, please email so we can coordinate with you (teams usually get a discount!) AND sign up on one (or more!) of these sites.
You don’t run, you say? That’s ok – all of these are Run/Walks AND/OR you can get motivated and train to run a 5K in just a few weeks by visiting Couch to 5K
Saturday, June 7th – Cherry Creek Dam Race (various lengths)
The Cherry Creek Dam Race to Benefit Project C.U.R.E. is a run/walk/ride event for the whole family! We will feature a Certified 5 and 10K Run/Walk and a 12.5/25 Mile Cycling event. The course will be chip-timed and there will be prizes for the top male/female overall and age group awards in each event. Registration includes an event t-shirt and great prizes! Register here for the Cherry Creek Dam Race.
Saturday, June 28th – Stadium Stampede (various lengths)
10K/5K run/5K walk/1/2 mile family fun run
Experience the unique race route through Sports Authority Field at Mile High that allows all participants to see themselves on the Thundervision when entering the stadium. There will be cash prizes, awards, food, beer, a fitness expo and entertainment for the entire family! Register here for the Stadium Stampede.
Saturday, August 2 – Color Run (5K)
The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality. Now the single largest event series in the United States, The Color Run has exploded since our debut event. We have more than tripled our growth, hosting more than 170 events in 30+ countries in 2013. Register here for the Color Run.
Wellness Wednesdays 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.):
May 21st – Tapping for Emotional Well-Being – Lori Jarrell, DFM