The School of Medicine is launching a new look for their website starting this weekend, and we will benefit from some of their redesign, AND, now that we have our own webmaster, Chris Seek, we are starting to re-think our own online presence. With the upgrade, Chris will be focusing on tweaking our high-traffic pages first, and then catching other style changes in the next couple of weeks. If you run into any design bugs on the SOM site, please report them to .
Along those lines, we are cleaning up/reorganizing our own .edu site as fast as we can. Chris has already started meeting with various groups and gathering information on changes and content updates. The biggest challenge we’re facing from a communications standpoint is content generation – Chris can make whatever someone gives him look great, but he needs your help both with providing content – he’s been here less than a month and is a long ways away from being able to generate his own – AND understanding the context in which it should be presented. He’s got a sitemap built, and we’ve already discovered that some of the way information is laid out no longer makes sense, so it’ll be up to us to help him understand how it should be organized.
If you have changes you want made to your section(s) of the website, please email and we will get you in the queue!
Additionally, we are changing the way we use our cufamilymedicine.org site and we’re working on setting up a DFM Intranet, where you can keep up with current events on a combined calendar, find departmental policies and resources, and get links to frequently-visited sites. More information coming soon!
Name: Bonnie Jortberg, PhD
Position: Assistant Professor
Who you are and what you do:
I mainly do practice-based research, but also teach a required Nutrition and Cardiovascular Disease section for the 3rd year med students, and am the faculty advisor for the Nutrition and Preventive Health Student Interest Group.
What are the three most important things you’re working on?
Why do you like working for DFM?
I love the people and the philosophy and direction of the Department – people here really have a commitment to improving the lives of patients and the community!
What are your passions?
My family, and working on research that makes a difference in people’s lives.
What do you do away from work?
Anything that involves being outside! Love to run, bike, cross-country ski, snowshoe, hike, and swim.
I like all kinds of music from rock to country, but the Beatles are definitely my favorite band (yes, I am aging myself here).
Favorite movie and why?
Out Of Africa – love the adventurous spirit and kindness of the main characters (OK, and I love Robert Redford…).
I was a nationally-ranked collegiate distance runner, qualified for the 1984 Olympic Trials, and ran for Nike for 8 years.
Block Party Success!
Look Who’s Famous! We made the front page of the UCDenver website! The DFM crew rocked the 2nd Annual Block Party last Friday. Thanks to Drew Ashby (PGY2), Mollie Bailey, Natalie Buys, Melanie Deherrera, Shad Granados-Amolitos, Kasie Holcomb, Sherry Holcomb, Jesse Lyon, Jameel Mallory, Stephanie Mitchell, Deanna Schroder and Lynn Vanderweilen for making this event a success! We spoke to over 500 people, educating them about our department and having fun despite the cold weather!
Congratulations to these folks who had employment anniversaries (time in the department) in August and September:
Lonny Granston – 24 years
David Nowels – 21 years
Jack Westfall – 19 years
Elizabeth Staton – 15 years
David Gaspar – 15 years
Wendy Madigosky – 10 years
Luis Lorenzo – 5 years
Shandra Brown Levey – 3 years
Corey Lyon – 3 years
Robyn Wearner – 3 years (this time)
Tara Wood – 3 years
Natalie Buys – 2 years
Shad Granados-Amolitos – 1 year
Brad Carstens – 1 year
Marcy Osner – 1 year
Deb Seymour – 21 years
Tammy Myers – 7 years
Terri Blevins – 6 years
Stephanie Chu – 6 years
Anju Visweswariah – 6 years
Deidre Magee – 5 years
Nida Awadallah – 3 years
Kirsten Broadfoot – 2 years
Russ Glasgow – 1 year
Anibal Martinez – 1 year
At the Employee Services Fall Expos, you can learn something new about financial topics that directly affect you and your future – like your retirement plan, your credit score, your student loans and more. These events are coming to each CU campus this fall with the aim of making complicated subjects easier to understand and giving you information to act. To sweeten the deal, we’re giving attendees at each campus event the chance to win an iPad just for completing a few “shopping list” tasks at one or more of the following expo areas:
Dollars & Sense Market
Visit the booths at the market to check off items on your “shopping list” and earn prize entries.
Shopping around, you can ask experts questions and use the information you gain to take steps toward securing your financial future. You can schedule a 1-on-1 financial consultation with a professional or put the guidance you receive into practice. At the ATM: Advisors Talk Money booth, you can ask Employee Services counselors questions about benefits, retirement, pay, taxes and more. Plus, we’ll follow up with you in the months after the event to see how you’re doing and show you ways we can help you achieve your goals.
Ever wondered how your retirement plan works? How to pay off your students loans faster? How to increase your credit score? Money Talks can teach you about these topics and guide you to take the next steps.
Preparing to Retire
Employee Services’ popular talks designed to guide employees 1-5 years away from retirement also will be part of the fall expos.