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From the Leadership Team

I have been in a few groups recently, both personal and professional, where some version of the question, "what have you learned since COVID-19/quarantine/stay at home/social distancing/etc.?" has come up. At first blush it can seem like kind of a cheesy question. But, people have shared some really insightful, and sometimes surprising, lessons. Malcolm Gladwell says, "what is learned out of necessity is inevitably more powerful than the learning that comes easily." That's got me thinking about what I have learned, what we have learned, what they have learned (whoever 'they' is). Given the necessity of the moment, it seems we have the opportunity for some powerful learning.

GIM Proud

Congratulations to Dr. Judy Regensteiner, Program Director of the Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists, on the recent renewal of their grant from The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is one of ten programs across the country that receive support from this foundation to support young faculty working on clinical research projects and facing demands of extraprofessional caregiving.  

Congratulations to our GIM 5280 Top Docs!
Dr. Susan Calcaterra - Addiction Medicine
Dr. Mark Earnest - Internal Medicine
Dr. Jeanie Youngwerth - Palliative Medicine
You can find this year's full list here.

GIM Team

Please welcome Rocco Miele, NP, who recently joined the inpatient palliative care service. Rocco brings with him experience in inpatient and oncology nursing. Welcome to the team, Rocco!

We would also like to welcome Erica Hickey, NP, who joined the palliative care clinic. Erica will be providing telemedicine for the palliative care clinic. Glad to have you on the team, Erica!

Ashley Ertmer has transitioned to her new role as the new MSPC Program Coordinator. Ashley will be supporting the MSPC Directors, Co-Directors, and teachers with setting up online classes for each new semester and will be a resource for students. She looks forward to learning as much as she can about Palliative Care and helping the program reach new goals.

We are pleased to announce that Jessica Meredith is the new Practice Administrator for the WISH clinic. Jessica is Dr. Razzaghi's operational dyad partner. She has been successfully filling this role for several months and we are glad the role is now official. 

Things You Need to Know 

Palliative Care Virtual Research Day:
Thursday, October 29, 2020
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Visiting Professor in Palliative Care and Keynote Speaker Dr. Ab Brody will present, "Innovations and challenges in performing community-based palliative care embedded pragmatic clinical trials - lessons from the field."
To register, please click here.
Research Presentations:
The program is now accepting abstracts for completed research studies and quality improvement projects. For more information or to submit an abstract, click here. Submissions are due by 5:00 pm MT on September 15, 2020.

The Anschutz Health and Wellness Center is sharing new weekly wellness resources. Their weekly bulletins include healthy recipes, physical activity strategies, and mindfulness reminders. You can find their bulletins on our GIM Teams page.

The 2020/21 GIM Grand Rounds schedule kicks off tomorrow, September 1 at 8:00 am. For the full schedule and zoom details, click here.

Here are a few valuable COVID-19 links:
School of Medicine COVID-19 page
Department of Medicine COVID-19 page
Division of Infectious Disease COVID-19 page
Department of Psychiatry COVID-19 support
UCHealth The Source
CU Anschutz Medical Campus COVID-19 page
The Center for Bioethics and Humanities COVID-19 page
Congratulations to Dr. Judy Regensteiner and co-authors on their recent publication in The Lancet. You can read the full article, "Sex and gender: modifiers of health, disease, and medicine" here.

A special shout-out to the GIM research enterprise for an impressive showing in FY20. This team submitted 76 grants, up from 25 in FY19. Congratulations to all the research faculty and staff on this remarkable growth!
We know there are amazing stories of teamwork happening across our awesome Division. If you have been part of or witness to one - we want to hear about it! And then we want to brag about it (in a fun 'Better Together' way ;)). Send your stories to Alicen.
Email for more information and/or questions.

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