Our amazing staff is here to make everyone’s job easier and to keep the department running from behind the scenes. We have spent the last couple of years “right-sizing” our staff-to-faculty ratios and making sure that everyone is in the “right seat on the bus” to ensure that the service we provide is high-quality, timely, and in support of our mission.
We have identified individuals that provide specific support to certain people/groups, but our overarching purpose is to help whoever needs it. Any of us can assist you by:
- Booking one of the smaller conference rooms on this floor (3101 takes a little more time/effort now that the University is in charge of it)
- Putting in a work order request
- Ordering project-specific office supplies
- Helping you unjam the copier or calling for repair
- Pointing you to a designated travel coordinator to assist with your travel needs
- Calling the coffee machine repair guy
Looking for someone in particular?
We have an FM-Out of Office Calendar in Outlook where people can record their days off and work-from-home (WFH) days. If you don’t immediately find who you’re looking for, check there first, then look for any other staff member if you have a need that can’t wait until they’re back in the office. We also are all set up with IM capabilities – have one of us invite you if you’d like to get a hold of us that way (this works really well with our WFH types).
Let us know what you need!
Need something we haven’t thought of? Are we missing the mark with something? Please let us know – we can’t fix it if we don’t know it’s not working.
Questions/comments/concerns? Please contact or
Position: Family Physician, AFW
Member of DFM since: August 2011
Who you are and what you do: I currently serve as the Medical Director of AF Williams Family Medicine Center and Associate Program Director for the Family Medicine Residency Program.
What are the three most important things you’re working on?
- Transforming AFW to the new Care by Design model.
- I also am working on how to evaluate residents in the “Milestone Era”, which is a new requirement for residency education this year.
- Another project is to continue AFW PCMH transformation, to include residents’ exposure and education in the concepts of a PCMH so they have the tools to build their own PCMH after graduation.
Why do you like working for DFM?
The DFM creates a supportive environment with endless opportunities for personal and professional growth (sometimes, too many opportunities). This department is clearly a leader in Family Medicine and it is great to be a small part of it.
What are your passions?
Graduate Medical Education, primary care, and fantasy football.
What do you do away from work?
Away from work? Do people really do that? When not working, or when my wife and children remind me I am not at work, I like to spend time with family. I have 3 growing girls that keep me busy and entertained (and a little stressed as they are growing up), with dance competitions, car pools, and school activities. When I am able to get a kitchen pass (because I have to walk through the kitchen with my golf clubs) I try to play as much golf with my dad as possible.
Whatever Jesse tells me I should listen to, and whatever my kids are not listening too. I am a fan of Cold Play (but let me know if that isn’t cool anymore, as I tend to be a little behind).
Favorite movie and why?
No single favorite movie, but I do go to movies for pure entertainment, so nothing heavy or sad…who pays money to get all sad….). I am a fan of superhero theme movies (as I still secretly hope to get bitten by a spider and turn into Spiderman); so X-men, Avengers, and especially Transformers).
I used to collect Transformers and my mom continues to threaten to move my collection out of her basement and into mine.
New family member!
Two of our faculty received shout-outs in Dean Krugman’s email this week:
“Many thanks to Kirsten Broadfoot, PhD, associate professor of family medicine, for serving as associate director for communications in the school’s Foundations of Doctoring Curriculum (FDC). From 2012-2014, she led the implementation of the Calgary-Cambridge Model for communication skills training within FDC and developed a robust faculty development structure for communication coaching. Kristen is now the communication skills curriculum and development specialist for the Center for Advancing Professional Excellence and director of communication skills for the Academy of Medical Educators.
Congratulations to Deb Seymour, PsyD, associate professor of family medicine, who is our new Foundations of Doctoring Curriculum (FDC) associate director for communications. Deb brings 17 years of familiarity with the FDC communication curriculum as well as 22 years of experience in communication skills training for residents and practicing physicians. We are excited for her leadership in this role and for the ongoing development of the program. For more information about communication coaching opportunities, please contact .”
Mark Deutchman recently receive the Smiles for Life 10th Anniversary Award in recognition of his dedication and outstanding contributions to their curriculum. Smiles for Life is the nation’s most comprehensive and widely used oral health curriculum specifically designed for use by primary care clinicians. It includes lecture presentations, online learning modules, an iPhone app, and a wide variety of supplemental materials.
Cory Sperry – 24 years
Tillman Farley – 17 years
Kent Voorhees – 13 years
Brad Winslow – 8 years
Marc Ringel – 4 years
Unu Joshi – 3 years
Mollie Bailey – 2 years
David Clute – 2 years