February 3, 2011
NEWS CAPSULES is a biweekly newsletter for faculty, staff, and students of the Academic Health Center. Please send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the review of the Academic Health Center just getting underway, I want to give you a brief update on our work. The Executive Steering Committee that Vice President Mulcahy and I chair has met twice to review the charge given to us by President Bruininks and Provost Sullivan and to organize our work.
The committee will divide into three working subcommittees. The first will focus on the mission and value of the Academic Health Center at the University. We will be reviewing previous strategic plans, the experience of other universities, and information about the strengths and weaknesses of the current structure and delineation of the value that an Academic Health Center brings to the University. I am chairing the subcommittee; other members include Patrick Lloyd, Al Levine, and Wes Miller.
The second will focus on the AHC’s administrative infrastructure. This subcommittee is chaired by Kathleen O’Brien. Other members include Carol Carrier, Gary Davis, Steve Cawley, and Connie Delaney. The third, which will be chaired by Michael Oakes, will focus on AHC centers and programs. Its other members include Jean Quam and Tim Mulcahy.
We will address what role the AHC should play and how a university can maximize the value of its AHC, and we will work to explain the role of the AHC to the broader University community. Within that broader context, we will examine the AHC’s administrative services and academic programs for synergy, any potential duplication, and future needs of the University and its health sciences.
We will be reaching out broadly to AHC and University leaders, faculty, staff, students, and key stakeholders for input and discussion; and we are committed to providing regular updates to you. We will have more information about our work plans shortly. I encourage you to keep informed and look for opportunities to contribute.
Aaron Friedman, M.D.
Vice President for Health Sciences and Dean of the Medical School
U continues to net federal funding for health sciences research
The Medical School secured more than $141 million in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding in 2010, according to new rankings released by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. This number positions the University in the top 25% of 134 schools reviewed.
Mini Medical School series on regenerative medicine open for registration
Learn from U researchers about a future where body parts can re-grow, victims of spinal cord injuries can walk, and a person’s own immune system can fight cancer. U faculty, staff, students, members of UMAA and UMPhysicians, and Fairview employees receive a discounted rate of $65. Feb. 14-March 14, Mondays, 6-8:30 p.m., 2-650 Moos Tower.
Children's hospital opening date moved
The opening of the children's hospital will move from March 26 to April 30. Grand opening events will continue as planned the last week in February and early March, including the Fairview employee and community open houses February 27. Encourage everyone to come and see this extraordinary facility that will soon house our world-class pediatric team.
Registration open for online training course in global health
Enroll in this self-study course, which is intended for physicians and other health care providers working in tropical medicine, travelers' health, and migrant health. Hosted by the Department of Medicine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Call for nominations: UMore Park Academic Mission Advisory Board
The Office for UMore Park Academic Initiatives is seeking nominations for faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, and staff to serve on the UMore Park Academic Mission Advisory Board. Nomination deadline: Feb. 7. Send nominations to Julie Bodurtha.
Richard Bianco, M.D. (Medical School): elected for a 2-year term as chairman of the International Medical Devices Society
Chad Myers, Ph.D. (Masonic Cancer Center): named a 2011-2013 McKnight Land-Grant Professor
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Pharmaceutical Alliances and the Politics of Prescription Drug Reform in Post-War America
12:15 - 1:30 p.m., Feb. 4, 1-450 Moos Tower
Join Dominique Tobbell, Ph.D. (Program in the History of Medicine), for this lecture, which is part of the Center for Bioethics Spring Seminar Series. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Way of the Healer: Recovering the Sacred in Nursing and Health Care
3 - 4:30 p.m., Feb. 10, Mayo Auditorium
Explore the nature of healing (versus curing and fixing) and the fundamental perspectives and qualities required in the art of healing facilitation. This free lecture is presented by Janet F. Quinn, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., who brings more than 35 years of experience with teaching, research, and practice of whole-person healing.
The Building of Project Wings
12:15 - 1:15 p.m., Feb. 10, Weaver Densford Hall 4-180
Join Carolyn Garcia, Ph.D. (School of Nursing), for this speech, which highlights the strategies and steps taken toward building a health promotion intervention.
Gaylord Anderson Lecture - Is there the Courage to Change the American Diet?
10 a.m., Feb. 11, Coffman Memorial Union Theater
Attend this presentation and hear from Kelly Brownell, co-founder and director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity and professor at Yale University.
Presentation on Women's Health Research: Progress, Pitfalls, and Promise
4 - 5 p.m., Feb. 14, 2-530 Moos Tower
Join School of Public Health Dean John Finnegan, Jr., M.A., Ph.D., as he presents these findings from the Institute of Medicine. Sponsored by the Deborah E. Powell Center for Women’s Health, the Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Health, and the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Walking the Talk of Cancer Control: Community-Based Participatory Research in Action
noon - 1 p.m., Feb. 15, 450 Masonic Research Building
Attend this lecture, which is part of the Cancer Disparities Grand Rounds series. Presented by Judith Salmon Kaur, M.D., medical director for the Native American Programs of the Mayo Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Save the date
Division of Health Policy and Management Information Sessions
3 - 4:30 p.m., Moos Tower, Room 2-565
John S. Najarian, M.D., Lecture in Transplantation - Anatomy of an Error
Presented by Thomas E. Starzl, M.D., Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh)
8 a.m., Mayo Auditorium
Cancer Summit 2011: Looking Forward During Changing Times
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Minneapolis Airport Marriott
Learn more and register
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AHC News Capsules is a biweekly newsletter for faculty, staff, and students of the Academic Health Center. Please send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.