With the New Year 2020

With the New Year, we leave the past behind and focus on the future. Before we move on, I want to take a minute to recognize the integrity, energy, and intelligence with which you have done everything this past year.

No news to you, there have been a lot of changes in 2019. Thank you for weathering them in good faith and continuing to provide excellent patient care, education and training, support and administration, and research while doing it. That we are making the many transitions successfully is entirely a result of your positivity, creativity, and hard work. So, farewell to 2019 and the challenges and transformations we experienced in it.

To welcome 2020, I want to ask that we continue to work together toward our common vision of an outstanding Medical School by doing these things:

  • Build the person you want to be, and put your talents to work in a team.
  • Translate your compassion to action.
  • Test your knowledge.
  • Keep yourself open to learning.
  • Be proud of our work and what we have achieved, and be humble in the face of all we have yet to do.

Best wishes for a year of fulfillment, wellbeing, and achieving your goals and dreams.