It takes each of us to make a difference for all of us.
- Jackie Mutcheson
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From the Leadership Team

In this season for giving thanks, I am thankful for each of you. The unique contributions you give make this Division all that it is. Whether that is the extra care you take with your patient, the vulnerability you model for your learner, the task you cover for your colleague, the data you collect and analyze, the discovery you make, or the logistics you coordinate - your time, energy, and commitment make us the University of Colorado Division of General Internal Medicine. We are better together and we are better because of you. 
GIM Proud
Congratulations to Judy Regensteiner, PhD for being recognized as a CU Distinguished Professor. Dr. Regensteiner was honored for her accomplishments as a "scholar, director and mentor who has pioneered the field of women's health issues and brought CU Anschutz to the forefront of these issues." She was one of eleven CU Professors to join this elite group this year. To read more about CU Distinguished Professors click here.

Congratulation to Dr. Katie Morrison who received a 2021 Department of Medicine Faculty Innovator Award. Dr. Morrison was recognized for her work as the Director of the WellDOM Committee. Dr. Morrison received the award earlier this month at the DOM Faculty Recognition Awards Event. Also during this event, the 2021 Rising Stars were honored. As previously announced, our very own Dr. Elena Lebduska received this recognition.

Congratulations to Dr. Manisha Bhide who was recently named as Membership Chair for the SGIM Mountain West region.

GIM Team

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Jennifer Michener to the GIM family. Dr. Michener completed medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania. She joins us most recently from Whiteriver Indian Hospital in Whiteriver, Arizona where she was the Outpatient Director and primary care provider. Dr. Michener is working at the Anschutz Clinic.

This month we celebrated National Nurse Practitioner Week. This year's theme, "NPs: Going the Extra Mile," certainly captures the spirit of our GIM Nurse Practitioners. We have extraordinary NPs in our Palliative Care and Primary Care sections who go the extra mile for their patients and colleagues each day. Even though the official week has past, every day is a good day to say thank you.

Things You Need to Know

In case you missed it, GIM faculty and staff will now receive IT/desktop support from the School of Medicine IT Shared Services. To request support for IT issues, please click here. The Information Services Help Desk hours are Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Applications are open for the 2022 Mid-career Faculty Women's Leadership Development Program. For more details about the program, including session dates and application instructions, please visit their website here. Applications are due by December 6, 2021.

The CU Anschutz SOM Programmatic Incubator for Research (CU Aspire) Program is accepting applications. To see the full RFA and application process click here. Applications are due February 14, 2022.

The University of Colorado School of Medicine Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists Program is accepting applications. This is a grant and mentoring program for MD or DO's of all genders who are funded junior faculty facing hardship resulting from caregiving needs. You can find more information, application details, and a FAQ here. Applications are due December 15, 2021.

The School of Medicine is recruiting the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) Faculty Accreditation Lead in preparation for the site visit in academic year 2024-2025. You can find a full job description and application details here.

The Department of Medicine is recruiting an Executive Vice Chair. The expected FTE is 50%, funded by the DOM. You can find the position description and application instructions here.

Click here to find valuable COVID-19 websites.
The patient COVID Hotline is live again: 720-462-2255
Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
CU Medicine has updated the "conditions and treatments" section available for CU Doctors profiles. The new options are available under "Wellness and Prevention" and include LGTBQIA+ Ally and LGTBQIA+ PrEP. To update your own profile:
1) Go to the SOM Faculty & Staff Resources site here
2) Sign in
3) Click the "Clinical" button
4) In the "Conditions & Treatments" box click the "click here to add one" hyperlink
5) Use the drop down menu to select a category
6) If applicable, check the boxes of the additional categories you'd like to add
7) Click the blue "done" button

Remember - you can also add Transgender Health with these same steps!

Earlier this month our clinics participated in the CPC+ Annual Meeting and were meritorious representatives of the excellent work being done in our primary care clinics. Anschutz Internal Medicine was invited to give two oral presentations:
During the "Collaborative Care Teams Achieve Comprehensive Care" session, Ingrid Lobo, MD and Rachel Lowe, PharmD presented the clinic's pharmacist led hypertension intervention.
During the session "Effective Use of Data Can Improve Care Delivery,"  Ingrid Lobo, MD and Diana Aggers presented on the clinic's chronic disease management outreach programs. During the same session, Dr. Lobo and Mary Kozloski presented on the Mental Health Care Coordinator (MHCC) role to support patients and providers in meeting their mental health treatment goals.
Further, our GIM clinics presented several posters to highlight and disseminate the outstanding value-based care being provided in our clinics:
"A Multidisciplinary Approach to Support Patients and Providers with Mental Health Treatment," presented by Anschutz IM
"Decreasing ED Utilization by Implementing RN-Provider Co-Visits" presented by WISH
"Home Blood Pressure Monitoring to Improve Hypertension Control" presented by Lowry IM
"Improving Advanced Care Planning Education and Medical Durable Power of Attorney Completion," presented by WISH
"Monthly Practice Snapshot of Care Delivery, Quality, Utilization, and Cost Performance," presented by Lowry IM
"Pharmacist Intervention to Reduce Clinical Intertia in Hypertension," presented by Anschutz IM
Calling all educators... we are excited to be getting close to the start of the Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships (LICs). Students will be starting in clinics on January 17, 2022. The students will have three educational sessions (Wednesdays from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm) dedicated to Internal Medicine topics. The sessions will be held on the Anschutz campus on January 19, May 18, and June 1. The sessions will be entirely team-based learning cases. We are looking for volunteers to help facilitate these small group sessions. Cases and facilitator guides will be prepared in advance for you - all you have to do is read through the cases beforehand (~1 hour). Anyone interested in facilitating one of these sessions can contact Michelle Nikels.
We received a lot of excellent patient feedback this month!
"UCH at Anschutz provides me with consistently excellent care. The staff seem genuinely happy to be part of the team and are helpful and kind! My PCP is gifted as a physician with a warm and engaging personality."
"I have always had good experiences at this clinic. My doctor is wort the 6 hour drive I take to get there."
"I have appreciated the professionalism and efficiency of this hospital system. It is easy to contact my caregivers with needs and concerns. They follow-up and are current on my medical issues."
"Great providers and staff. My physician is thorough, well-informed, and took the time to listen to my concerns. Highly recommend."
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