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JULY 2020

From the Leadership Team

"Warm summer sun, shine kindly here."
   - Mark Twain
We hope you are all enjoying a restorative summer.

GIM Team

Please join me in congratulating Sangeetha Tadimalla on her recent promotion to GIM Business Services Program Director (also known as DFA/position formerly held by Jacob Green). Sangeetha has been part of the GIM family for over six years as a grants manager and Research Services Manager. We are are certain to benefit from Sangeetha's knowledge, skills, and experience with the University and our division.  

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Rich Altman on his selection as the new Clinic Medical Directory for Lowry Internal Medicine. Dr. Altman has been a member of our faculty for seven years. He has been an active member of our division with his roles as a primary care provider at the Lone Tree Primary Care practice, a physician informaticist, and as the Director of the Physician Builder program. Dr. Altman will be transitioning to Lowry in September.

Please welcome Dr. Jessica Camacho to the team. Dr. Camacho recently completed a fellowship in Sleep Medicine here at CU. Prior to the fellowship, Dr. Camacho practiced as a Hospitalist here since 2016 and was at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center before that, both as an Internal Medicine resident and then as an attending physician. She will be working in the Sleep Medicine Clinic here on campus.

We are also pleased to welcome Dr. Josh Barocas to the team. Dr. Barocas completed his residency and Chief Resident year in Internal Medicine at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics and a fellowship and post-doctoral fellowship in Infectious Disease at Massachusetts General Hospital. He joins us most recently from Boston University School of Medicine. The goal of his research is to improve health outcomes for patients with infectious diseases including HIV and HCV, substance use disorders, and other vulnerable populations. He engages in clinical epidemiology, health economics, simulation modeling, and cost-effectiveness to inform clinical-decision making and health policy to answer clinically-relevant and policy-relevant questions. He will do his clinical time in the Infectious Disease clinic.

Things You Need to Know

Friendly reminder that all members of the CU Anschutz community must be fully vaccinated or have filed for an expemption by September 1, 2021. You can find step-by-step instructions here.

Save the date, October 12, for Palliative Care Days! The call for abstracts and conference registration will be announced soon. You can find additional details here.

The CUSOM Academy of Medical Educators (AME) is accepting applications for new members. You can find details about the application process here. The submission deadline is August 2, 2021.

The Women's Leadership Training program for 2021-2022 is now accepting applications. You can find more details about the program and how to apply here. The submission deadline is August 27, 2021. The program welcomes applications from faculty who identify as women, transwomen/transfeminine, gender non-conforming, non-binary, and gender queer.

The School of Medicine recently announced Myra Muramoto, MD, MPH as the new Department of Family Medicine Chair, effective October 1, 2021. You can find the full announcement here.

On the topic of new Department Chairs, the DOM recently hosted a Town Hall for Dr. Vineet Chopra, candidate finalist of the Department of Medicine Chair. You can find the recording of his Town Hall presentation here.

WellDOM Updates:
Balint Group Demos - Balint groups build community, reduce burnout, and help increase empathy for colleagues and patients. They are for clinicians and meet monthly either in-person or virtually. Because it is difficult to know what a Balint group is without experiencing one, WellDOM is offering two demonstrations. If you have considered joining a Balint group or are just curious to know what they are all about you can check out a demonstration (zoom link is the same for both dates):
August 23, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
September 13, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 

WellDOM@theTable Groups are starting back up! If you would like to organize a group, you can find instructions for leaders here. To learn more about WellDOM@theTable Groups, click here.

Staff focus groups are still underway. The DOM is interested in hearing from staff and PRAs in each division. You can find the schedule and sign-up here.

Click here to find valuable COVID-19 websites.
The Epic summer quarterly upgrade took place last week. You can find the ambulatory provider upgrade guide here.

The Diabetes Prevention Program has reached its six month mark. The program still has eleven participants. All together they have lost nearly 45 pounds and have logged over 46,000 minutes of physical activity (that's 32 days!!).
The new medical school curriculum is getting started! Dr. Michelle Nikels is working hard to get the first 20 preceptors ready to start with the new LIC students in January, 2022. If you are interested in precepting an LIC student in clinic and have not yet talked to Michelle, please reach out to her by clicking here.

The Primary Care Track hosted their Welcome Weekend in Frisco recently with their new interns and residents. Looks like a great group!

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