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Hospital Medicine News and Announcements

Lily Cervantes was named a 2015 "Rising Star" by the University of Colorado

Lily Cervantes was recognized for her work in increasing diversity in the physician workforce through community outreach.

Eight members of the hospital medicine group were selected as “Peak Performers"

Sarah Cope, Elise Dzintars, Mark Lowe, Katie Wilfley, Lily Cervantes, Cason Pierce, Marisha Burden, and Mark Reid were selected in November 2014 at the Rocky Mountain Hospital Medicine Symposium based on their team-based care, professionalism, and clinical excellence.

Daniel Heppe, MD invited to speak at regional meeting for Society for General Internal Medicine

Daniel Heppe, MD will provide the lecture, "Updates in Hospital Medicine" at the Mountain West Regional Meeting of the Society for General Internal Medicine.

Maria Frank, MD gives keynote lecture at American Osler Society

Maria (Gaby) Frank, MD served as keynote speaker, providing a lecture titled, "Professor Emeritus Dr. Tomas Andres Mascitti: The survival of a scientist and humanist in the Argentinian Reorganization Process" at the 44th Annual Meeting of the American Osler Society in Oxford, England in May 2014.

Melanie Rylander, MD receives teaching award

Melanie Rylander, MD received the James Shore, MD Award from the University of Colorado School of Medicine for her dedication to teaching of junior residents in May 2014.

Didi Mancini, MD invited to speak at Internal Medicine National Conference

Didi Mancini, MD was invited to give the Plenary presentation of the Leadership Pathway at the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine National Conference in Washington, DC. The conference will take place in September 2014.

Two hospitalists invited to teach at national conference

Gerard Salame, MD and Cason Pierce, MD hosted a workshop on Teaching Bedside Ultrasound to trainees accepted to the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine National Conference in Washington, DC. The training session will take place in September 2014.

Marisha Burden selected for the JGIM Editorial fellowship.
Marisha Burden is one of the 2 elected physicians for the  JGIM Editorial Fellowship from 2013-2015. Please join congratulating her! 
Marisa Echaniz elected as a Fcaulty Senate Member for the UCo
Marisa Echaniz elected as a Fcaulty Senate Member for the University of Colorado. They meet monthly so please bring any concerns to her. Congratulations! 
Hermione Hurley named Director of CCMF Hospitalist Services
Please congratulate her! 
Jessica Campbell selected to be the Mary O'Flaherty Scholar!
Jessica Campbell has just been selected to be the Mary O’Flaherty Scholar in GIM.  This is a three year career development award for outstanding junior faculty in general internal medicine.  This award will be formally presented to her at the National Conference for SGIM here in Denver at the Awards Luncheon. 
Marisha Burden honored amonst the 39 top reviewers for JHM
Marisha Burden featured in ACPHospitalists "about curbside"
Lily Cervantes to start with Healthcare Interest Program Project in July!
Congatulations Lily! 
Jonathamn Prostak and Mark Reid are the new Telluride/ CTU Co-Directors
Gaby Frank elected to Fellowship in the American College of Physicians
Ceremony to be held in San Francisco during  ACP National Meeting 
Jeff Zoucha and Pedro Teixeira elected Co-Directors of Leadville Service
Ryan Borne published in JAMA.

 Lixivaptan for Hyponatremia—The Numbers Game- JAMA, December 12, 2012—Vol 308, No. 22 2345

Smitha Chadaga published in JHM and ACEP newsletter

Hospitalist's Innovation in ED Looking to Improve Patient Flow
Dr. Smitha R. Chadaga, associate chief of hospital medicine at Denver Health Medical Center, has been experimenting with ways to improve the flow of patients through the hospital since the early days of her career. 

Rebecca Allyn receives Best Poster award at Regional SGIM event

Dr. Allyn's poster, Dyspnea and Thrombus: Taking the Wind Out of Your Sails in the Middle of a Perfect Storm, was the best post award winner at the annual SGIM event. 

jessica Campbell and Gaby Frank joined the SGIM Mountain West leadership!

Jessica Campbell is the  Elect President.

Gaby Frank elected At Large Council member.

Denver Health ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders featured in GQ Magazine

This in-depth look at Male Anorexia highlights the ACTUE Center for Eating Disorders at Denver Health and profiles a male patient who was treated by the medical team. 

Male Anorexia - GQ Magazine 
Carrie Brown, MD elected College mentor at University of Colorado

Carrie is one of twelve college mentors for the University of Colorado School of medicine.

12 New Hospitalists Join the Team

Ryan Borne, Kristen Dalton, Jack Cunningham, Dan Heppe, Hermione Hurley, Jen Fraser, Cason Pierce, Jeff Spence, J. Pedro Teixeira, Kim Indovina, Elissa Rosen and Susan Calcaterra.

Didi Mancini, MD elected top hospitalist by ACP

Mary Maher, MD featured in The Hospitalist

Maher's article, "Hospitalist-Run observation Unit Demonstrates Financial Viabililty," was featured in the August 2012 issue of the Hospitalist.

Gaby Frank elected as a AHTF member!
Gaby Frank joined the SGIM Academic Hospitalist Task Force 
Orlando, May 2012. SGIM National Meeting
Great DH presence: Jess Campbell and Gaby Frank presented their work. 
Jen Gaudiani promoted to associate professor!
Congratulations Jen, well deserved! 
SHM, San Diego. April 2012
Mary Maher, Sarah Stella, Jeff Zoucha, Gaby Frank presented posters!
Also several residents participated. Great job everybody!. Pictures to follow. 
ACP, New Orleans. April 2012
Great DH presence: Margherita Mascolo, Ellen Sarcone, Nick Scaletta, Mark Reid, Gaby Frank, as well as multiple posters presented by residents. Pictures to follow. 
Elaine Cleary Teaching Award
Mark Reid received the honor of being the runner up for the Elaine Cleary Teaching Award.  This award is voted on annually by all 3rd and 4th year medical students and internal medicine housestaff.  All members of the Division of General Internal Medicine are eligible and thus could come from Denver Health, The University, VA, PSL.  
Who Will Care about Me?
Phil Fung and Barbara Statland’s proposal (along with additional collaborators):  “Who will care about me? The quandary of the unbefriended and incapacitated” was accepted for the plenary session at the statewide Colorado Healthcare Ethics Forum annual conference 
Dr. Albert featured on Today's Hospitalist. Check it out!
Dr. Chin-Chung visiting from Taiwan
Dr. Chin-Chung visited our Service during 3 weeks in January. Pictures to follow. 
Check out Dr.Reid featured in The Hospitalist!!!
Holiday Party 2011
  • We have finalized the details of our holiday party:

It will be at Comfort Cafe
3945 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212
For date and time please check your e-mail

  • It will be $20 cash per adult attending the party. Cindi has kindly offered to collect money. The money has to be turned in to Cindi by Dec 1st.  We have to turn in a binding head count on Dec 2nd so please be on time.
  • Since White Elephant gift exchange has been such a hit in the past, we will include it again at this year’s party. Participation is optional… fun is guaranteed!   


Eating Disorder Workshops

Dr. Jen Gaudiani did the following workshops:

  • National Eating Disorder Association meeting entitled “(S)he’s Medically Unstable: a guide to the medical complications of eating disorders.”. One and half hour workshop.
  • International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Puget Sound chapter (pacific northwest): “Medically Unstable: A guide to the serious medical complications of eating disorders.” Two-hour workshop.


RMHMS 2011
  • Second Best Poster: "Not All it's Cracked Up To Be: DewarmerIs Not a Drug Deterrent", on levimasole syndrome. Noelle Northcut, PG-Y3.
  • Peak Performer Award in Hospital Medicine 2011: .Marisha Burden, MD and Henry Salzmann, NP. Congratulations!!!! 
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RMHMS 2010
  • Peak Performer Awardr in Hospital Medicine 2010: Eugene Chu, MD and Gaby Frank, MD